Watch: The most Nick Young shot attempt in the history of Nick Young shot attempts

Watch: The most Nick Young shot attempt in the history of Nick Young shot attempts

I once wrote that there's "not a lot of swag in being quietly efficient."

I stand by that -- and so does Nick Young.

Yes, Kobe Bryant played his first game back from an Achilles injury last night, but the return of a five-time NBA champion and a future Hall of Famer was overshadowed by this glorious shot attempt from Swaggy P.

There were plenty of options, but it was hard to resist the caption here:

The Lakers lost to the Raptors, 106-94. Young led the Lakers with a team-high 19 points on 7 for 16 shooting.

Now seems like a good time to revisit this paragraph from a 2012 Deadspin piece entitled, NBA Shit List: Nick Young, Who Is The Devil:

What is Nick Young trying to do? Watching him, you're reminded of an overindulged 13-year-old kid who, while his rec league teammates try to win a basketball game, works on his Michael Jordan imitation, utterly impervious to any meaning that his glowering teammates, his apoplectic coach, or his 0-for-28 box-score line might be shrieking into his face. Double-clutch reverse layup (brick); turnaround fadeaway (brick); tongue-wagging free-throw-line takeoff (brick). Lost in his imagination. All walled-off self-consciousness, basketball as solo performance art, fantasy day camp, masturbation.

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MLB Notes: Astros place Colin Moran on DL after foul ball to the face

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MLB Notes: Astros place Colin Moran on DL after foul ball to the face

BALTIMORE -- Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a facial fracture, and the third baseman remained hospitalized Sunday to receive treatment for the injury.

Moran fouled a ball off his face Saturday night in the sixth inning of Houston's 8-4 win over the Orioles. His face was bloodied and he had difficulty retaining his balance before being carted off the field.

Moran's overnight stay in the hospital enabled him to shake some of the nausea, but he remained in pain.

"Obviously he's not feeling very well. He's stable," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday, adding that the fracture is in the left cheek area.

Moran's eye, initially a concern, is fine, Hinch said.

Hinch said Moran will stay in a Baltimore hospital "for the foreseeable future until they decide what is next."

Playing his first game of the season Friday night, Moran hit his first big league home run and his first triple.

The 24-year-old appeared in nine games with Houston last season and was with Triple-A Fresno before being recalled last week.

"He was certainly trying to make his way into a little bit more playing time," Hinch said. "Obviously this is setback for him."

Hinch said Moran is expected to make a full recovery, though there is no timetable for his return.

The Astros filled out the 25-man roster by recalling first baseman Tyler White from Fresno.

White hit .299 with 19 doubles, 19 home runs, and 69 RBIs in 91 games with Fresno. He made the Astros' opening day roster in 2016, but this will be his first action this year.

RAYS: Reliever Romo acquired from Dodgers
LOS ANGELES  -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded reliever Sergio Romo to the Tampa Bay Rays in a deal between playoff contenders.

The NL West-leading Dodgers sent Romo and cash to the Rays for a player to be named or cash. The trade was announced after Tampa Bay, which holds an AL wild-card spot, lost to Texas on Saturday night.

Romo was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Thursday. The 34-year-old righty was 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA in 30 appearances for Los Angeles.

Romo spent his first nine seasons with San Francisco before signing with the Dodgers this year. He is 3-1 with four saves and a 3.09 ERA in 27 postseason games, including six scoreless innings in helping the Giants win three World Series championships.

Today's Lineup: Tommy Joseph dropped to 7th for series finale vs. Brewers


Today's Lineup: Tommy Joseph dropped to 7th for series finale vs. Brewers

Despite have just a 3-2 record over the last five games, the Phillies have still experienced an offensive resurgence by scoring 34 runs in that span.

It's been a team effort, but Tommy Joseph hasn't been the Phils' hottest hitter lately. Far from it.

So it's not a shock manager Pete Mackanin has dropped Joseph down to seventh in the order as the Phillies look to earn a series victory against the Brewers in today's finale of the team's three-game set.
Joseph is hitting .200 (7 for 35) with a double and and just 2 RBIs over the last nine games.

In the meantime, rookie Nick Williams has emerged (.333, 11 for 33 with two doubles, two triples, two homers and 11 RBIs over the last nine games) and Maikel Franco (.316, 12 for 38 with four doubles, a home run and 7 RBIs over the last nine games) has heated back up to shoulder the load for the Phils over this recent stretch.

Williams will move up to the fifth spot today while Franco will remain in the clean-up spot.

The Phils will face Brewers righty Junior Guerra this afternoon. The veteran righty comes in sporting a 1-3 record with a 4.77 ERA. He's coming off a no-decision in Pittsburgh last week when he tossed 5 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on three hits in an eventual Milwaukee loss. It tied for his second longest start of the season and he's only gone as deep as six innings this year. Sunday will mark Guerra's second career start vs. the Phils. He earned a win over them last June when allowed just three runs on three hits in six innings in a 6-3 Brew Crew win.

The Phillies will counter with Jerad Eickhoff, who's struggled to a 1-7 record and a 4.83 ERA this season. He's coming off a no-decision last week in Miami when he gave up five runs on five hits over six innings. He did punch out eight Marlins, though. It was his second start back from a DL stint caused by a back injury. In his two starts since returning to the Phils, Eickhoff has 16 strikeouts in 11 innings. He had 16 strikeouts in his previous five starts combined.

Both team's lineups for Sunday's series finale at Citizens Bank Park can be found below:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Howie Kendrick, LF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Nick Williams, RF
6. Odubel Herrera CF
7. Tommy Joseph, 1B
8. Andrew Knapp, 2B
9. Jerad Eickhoff, SP

1. Jonathan Villar, 2B
2. Eric Thames, 1B
3. Ryan Bruan, LF
4. Travis Shaw, 3B
5. Domingo Santana, RF
6. Manny Pina, C
7. Brett Phillips, CF
8. Orlando Arcia, SS
9. Junior Guerra, SP