The Sixers won? Again? It's true! Four in a row. Last night they took down the T-Wolves, who may be worse than the Knicks these days if that's possible. OK maybe it isn't.
But moving on, in his latest blog, Gilbert Arenas takes aim at the contracts of several NBA players looking to get raises. Andre Iguodala is one of them. I'ma just let him do the talking here:
Same thing with Iguodala. I know after A.I. left, you were supposed to
be that No. 1 guy, but, the way he plays the game, he doesn’t have
that. He’s not that type of player. He’s a second guy. An assistant
coach told me a great story about him. When he was in Arizona, he said
he was like 9-for-11 from the field and he apologized to the team for
shooting 11 shots. From that day on, I just called him Scottie Pippen.
He’s a Scottie Pippen type of player. A great, overall player. He’s
your glue player. You need a superstar and then you need him. So $12
million is good for you. Nothing more and nothing less. Be happy with
the $12 million.
Damn! We'd love for Gilbert to be that superstar, but we're not so sure how AIg would feel about it.
About a year ago, while in Indianapolis for the combine, the Eagles cut veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans.
Ryans has finally found his next job ... as a coach.
The 32-year-old former linebacker has been named a defensive quality control coach on Kyle Shanahan's staff in San Francisco. Shanahan was on the Texans' staff for the first four years of Ryans' pro career. Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was also on that Houston staff.
After the Eagles cut him last Feb. 24, Ryans was out of the league in 2016 after 10 NFL seasons. He played the first six years of his career in Houston, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler, before joining the Eagles through a trade in 2012.
While the Eagles cut Ryans after the 2015 season to save $3.5 million in cap space, they made a point to go out of their way to praise him on his way out. He was very well thought of in the locker room and throughout the building.
While Ryans played one season under Andy Reid, he quickly became a favorite of Chip Kelly, who frequently called Ryans the "Mufasa" of the Eagles' defense.
Kelly didn't forget about Ryans when he went to San Francisco to coach the 49ers for the 2016 season. In fact, in Kelly's questionnaire in the NFL's 2016 information guide, Kelly listed Ryans as a player who'd make a great head coach.
In the 2016 NFL Info guide, Chip Kelly named DeMeco Ryans as a player who would make a great HC. Now, he's on the next 49ers staff. pic.twitter.com/TGx0cfDr3c