Spencer Hawes posterizes the competition. Spencer Hawes runs the floor, dribbling through traffic – behind-the-back seamlessly into a crossover – then stops and pops for three. Spencer Hawes hits the turnaround jumper, the fadeaway, and the up-and-under. Spencer Hawes protects the rim, announcing to the world they better get that garbage out of his house. Spencer Hawes is nimble and mean. Spencer Hawes is an outlaw.
No, this is not play-by-play from a dream Spencer Hawes was having last night. His 58 points and 17 rebounds are reality – just not in the NBA.
While the 76ers have been involved in quite possibly the most protracted head coaching search in the history of the league, Hawes has been sharpening his skills in the Seattle Basketball Pro-Am, where he apparently is a five-position superstar per this video that comes to us via ProBasketballTalk. There Hawes is a maniac, hitting nearly 67% of his field goals, getting 22 shots at the charity stripe (I’m guessing more than the Sixers averaged per game all last season), and generally doing whatever he wants. See for yourself.
Per PBT, the Sixers’ center is posting Kevin Durant numbers in the Seattle Pro-Am, as the four-time All Star only dropped 63 on some unsuspecting Pros and Ams. This what Philly fans have been waiting for, Spence. Will the real Spencer Hawes please stand up?
>> Spencer Hawes drops 58 points in Seattle Pro-Am game [PBT]
Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.
The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.
The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.
It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.
While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.
This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.
The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.
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Joel Embiid really trusts the process.
And he'll tell you as much over and over.
In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.
By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.
And he does. Trust the process.