As the face of the franchise, Curry made a strong statement in September when he made it clear on media day that he would not visit the White House when the Warriors were in the nation’s capital this week. Curry has been vocal about his disdain toward President Trump’s rhetoric. However, the team had yet to take a vote on whether to visit the Trump administration.
I don’t want to go, he said in September. That’s really it. … It’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, it would be a pretty short conversation.
Yes, he’s getting up there in age, but yes, he finally found a groove in Seattle’s offense during his contract year, going from a slow start to 10 TDs, dominating in the red zone in the second half of the season. The problem is he’s not the same field-stretcher he once was.
He’s still a young corner with an upward trajectory, as he proved he can handle being outside more and more throughout his all-around breakout season. The Bears should want to keep him for Vic Fangio.
He wasn’t expected to do much, but he had a great season, both filling in well outside for Ronald Darby and thriving when covering the slot. The age is a concern, but Robinson can still have a strong short-term impact.
Upshot: Four games does not quite qualify as a rebound, and the three wins were at home against middling East teams Indiana and Detroit, and a difficult win over the Heat on Wednesday. Cleveland has a six-game stretch before the All-Star break that should better indicate where the Cavs are because they’ll have home games against Houston and Minnesota and roadies against Orlando, Atlanta, Boston and Oklahoma City.
Jordan, Beal and Simmons weren’t the only players who had big nights Wednesday. Rockets guard James Harden scored 28 points with nine rebounds and nine assists in a 100-91 win over the Kings. The Rockets (44-13) have won 10 straight to claim the top seed in the Western Conference heading into the All-Star break after the Warriors (44-14) lost in Portland despite Kevin Durant’s 50-point effort. Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard scored 44 points in the 123-117 win.