Buffalo Bills Rookie QB Josh Allen Back at Practice; Could Play Sunday Against Jaguars

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Bills head coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will practice in full on Monday according to the team’s Twitter account.

McDermott would not publicly commit to the rookie starting against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12 but the practice puts him on track to return to the lineup. Allen, the No.7-overall pick in the 2018 draft out of Wyoming, has been sidelined since October 14 with an elbow injury.

For the season he has completed 75 of 139 passes for 832 yards and two touchdowns with five interceptions but has added three rushing scores.

Journeyman Matt Barkley had the most competent start of any quarterback in a Bills uniform this season in a Week 10 win over the New York Jets despite being with the team less than two weeks but appears headed back to the bench.

Miami Dolphins WR/KR Jakeem Grant to Have Lower Leg Surgery Which Will End Season

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Dolphins wide receiver/kick returner Jakeem Grant is undergoing “season-ending lower leg surgery” according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Grant reportedly avoided an Achilles’ rupture, but he still needs surgery to repair the issue.

Beasley reports Grant will be ready for the start of the 2019 season. Newly-signed Brice Butler will provide depth behind DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Danny Amendola with Grant sidelined. Losing Grant, originally a sixth-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016, is definitely a blow for an offense that was already struggling to manufacture big plays.

Thus far in 2018, the 26-year-old had contributed two receiving touchdowns, a kick return for touchdown, and a punt return touchdown

Warriors trying to keep perspective after dramatic week

Nov 19, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Durant and Draymond Green sat just a locker stall away from each other on the Golden State Warriors‘ Texas trip from hell. A few days after an emotional blowup in Los Angeles that caught the entire league’s attention and caused many to speculate about their futures, there the All-Star teammates were prior to Sunday night’s latest setback, doing exactly what the basketball world thought they would be doing.

Well, not exactly.

Instead of the iciness many predicted following the ugly episode on Monday, Durant and Green found themselves having the same conversation that many sports fans were having all across the country: They were discussing Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury during Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. Durant, an ardent Redskins fan who wears the team’s hat during many of his postgame news conferences, and Green were just

Washington Wizards' Dwight Howard aggravates glute injury

WASHHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard has aggravated a gluteal injury that kept him out of the first seven games of the season.

Howard aggravated the injury in the second quarter of Sunday night’s 119-109 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Howard, who was averaging 14.1 points and 10 rebounds in his first eight games, was declared out at halftime after playing just seven minutes, scoring two points and picking up three fouls.

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Brad Stevens says Celtics need 'tougher' mindset

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and All-Star Kyrie Irving expressed frustrations with the team after they fell to 9-7 on the season with Saturday night’s 98-86 loss to the Utah Jazz.

“We have to build a tougher team mindset than we have,” Stevens said. “We just don’t have that mindset yet that we need.”

“I think last year, the young guys that are in the locker room now, some of the guys that are playing, they were a little bit younger,” said Irving after he scored 20 points in the loss to Utah. “They weren’t expected to do as much, and I think that the amount of pressure that we put on them to perform every single night is something that they have to get used to, being part of a great team like this.”

Jayson Tatum, one of the Celtics’ young stars, finished the game with 10 points. But no other player besides him

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NBA Power Rankings: More Jimmy drama and a rising OKC

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The Blazers are on top of the Western Conference, the Celtics wouldn’t have home court if the playoffs started today and the Grizzlies are a half-game behind the defending champs, who have just lost three straight! We’re a month into the 2018-19 season, and things are … odd.

Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Tim MacMahon and Andre Snellings, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring) ranks the league’s 30 teams from top to bottom.

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1. Toronto Raptors
Record: 13-4

PREV. RANK LAST WEEK THIS WEEK 1   1-3 @ORL, @ATL, WAS, MIA

The Raptors took out their frustrations from their three-game losing streak — including an excruciating overtime loss at Boston on Friday — on a hapless Chicago team on Saturday. The

The Celtics need some soul-searching after another listless offensive showing

Nov 18, 2018

Tim BontempsESPN

BOSTON — After Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watched Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors slam home three thunderous alley-oop dunks early in the fourth quarter here at TD Garden on Saturday night, he decided he had seen enough.

Out came Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown, joining Jayson Tatum on Boston’s bench.

In came Brad Wanamaker, Guerschon Yabusele and Daniel Theis — the three players who typically sit at the end of the bench and watch.

This is arguably the most passive offense in the NBA.

The Lakers are starting to find calm within the chaos, while the Sixers and Wolves have brand-new concerns. Who’s acing and who’s failing their chemistry exams?

After scoring 23 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday against the Raptors, Kyrie Irving stressed the

Hornets honor 30th anniversary team

The best of purple and teal basketball took to the court on Saturday night to mark 30 years since NBA basketball arrived in Charlotte. Many of the names and and faces are iconic to the franchise, especially during their well-regarded mid-90s era that saw them earn three 50-win seasons.

From 5-foot-3 Muggsy Bogues to 6-foot-10 Alonzo Mourning to current All-Star point guard Kemba Walker, Hornets fans were treated to seeing a generation’s worth of talent and nostalgia gathered in one place for a halftime ceremony. Other members of the anniversary team included Kendall Gill, Larry Johnson, Al Jefferson, Dell Curry, Glen Rice, Baron Davis and Gerald Wallace.

⭐️WHAT A CREW! ⭐️

The Hornets 30th Anniversary Team comprised of the ten players voted on by the fans was honored at halftime of tonight’s game. #Hornets30pic.twitter.com/u7AIvlLX7P

— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 18, 2018

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Who had the best sneakers of Week 5 in the NBA?

Nov 18, 2018

Nick DePaulaESPN

This season, more than ever before, players can make a statement on the court simply through loud, clashing colors at any point of the season. For Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard and Brooklyn Nets guard-on-the-rise Spencer Dinwiddie, they’ve been telling stories and themes through their footwear, perhaps better than anyone else across the league.

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Lillard’s latest edition of his fourth Adidas signature shoe sends a message to the naysayers he has faced on the road early in the season. During a late-October matchup against the Orlando Magic, a slow start brought out the wrath of a courtside fan.

NBA depth charts: Take a look at team rotations right now

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Atlanta Hawks

Point guards: Trae Young, Jeremy Lin, Jaylen Adams.

Shooting guards: Kent Bazemore, Kevin Huerter, Tyler Dorsey, Daniel Hamilton.

Small forwards: Taurean Prince, Vince Carter, Alex Poythress, Justin Anderson.

Power forwards: Omari Spellman, DeAndre Bembry, John Collins.

Centers: Alex Len, Miles Plumlee, Dewayne Dedmon.

Boston Celtics

Point guards: Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier, Brad Wanamaker, Walt Lemon Jr.

Shooting guards: Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, PJ Dozier, Jabari Bird.

Small forwards: Gordon Hayward, Semi Ojeleye.

Power forwards: Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Guerschon Yabusele.

Centers: Al Horford, Aron Baynes, Daniel Theis, Robert Williams.

Brooklyn Nets

Point guards: D’Angelo Russell, Shabazz Napier.

Shooting guards: Allen Crabbe, Spencer Dinwiddie, Theo Pinson, Treveon Graham, Caris LeVert.

Small forwards: Joe Harris, DeMarre Carroll, Rodions Kurucs, Dzanan Musa.

Power forwards: Jared Dudley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Kenneth Faried.

Centers: Jarrett Allen, Ed Davis, Alan Williams.

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