The Broncos’ 2018 schedule was going to be tough enough given the competition in their own division. But a handful of regular-season games from matchups with the AFC North and NFC West provide even more challenges for Denver this season.
Timetable: Mbah a Moute is likely to miss the first round, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mbah a Moute left the Rockets’ second-to-last game of the season with a dislocated shoulder, on April 10. He missed 15 games with a similar injury earlier this season. There’s no timetable for his return. Anderson sprained his left ankle on April 5 and missed the last four regular-season games, along with Games 1 and 2 against Minnesota. Anderson returned to action in Game 3, scoring 12 points in 18:29.
Situation: Mbah a Moute averaged nearly 26 minutes per night for Mike D’Antoni’s squad this season, even starting 15 games. He’s a key part of a Houston second unit that has smothered opponents, and his absence could leave the Rockets’ bench a little thin, even as rotations tighten in the postseason. Anderson was the starter at PF to begin the season, but he did not start at all after the All-Star break and played 20-plus minutes only four times since the break.
Callaway’s new agent Malki Kawa said it was for a diluted sample. Callaway hired Kawa about two weeks ago.
A talented player teams have been doing homework on is #Florida WR Antonio Callaway. Through his agent, Callaway confirmed his drug test sample at the NFL Combine came back diluted. Callaway has told those close to him he was over-hydrated and will address the issue with teams.
Later on Wednesday, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport revealed he spoke with the “remorseful” wideout, who claimed he “smoked weeks before” the Combine and received counsel from Steelers star Antonio Brown.
“I take full responsibility for everything,” Callaway said. “There is too much opportunity to be messing up.”
Callaway, who missed 2017 after allegations of credit card fraud, was cited for marijuana possession earlier this year and was suspended in 2016 amid sexual battery allegations. He was later found not responsible of sexually assaulting a female student in December 2015.
Durant’s usage rate in the playoffs is indeed up at 33.5 percent, which is greater than his career-high usage rate of 32.7 percent from his 2013-14 MVP season. The Warriors’ four most common direct plays this postseason have involved Durant, whether it’s an isolation play or pick-and-roll, according to Second Spectrum. He is averaging 9.3 isos per 100 possessions in the playoffs after averaging 6.7 isos per 100 possessions in the regular season.