College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 37:Can Iowa State keep being successful this season?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Northern Iowa Win 1-0 (0-0) Big 12
2 Bye None 1-0 (0-0) Big 12
3 Iowa Win 2-0 (0-0) Big 12
4 ULM Win 3-0 (0-0) Big 12
5 at.Baylor Win 4-0 (1-0) Big 12
6 TCU Win 5-0 (2-0) Big 12
7 at.West Virginia Win 6-0 (3-0) Big 12
8 at.Texas Tech Win 7-0 (4-0) Big 12
9 Oklahoma State Win 8-0 (5-0) Big 12
10 Bye None 8-0 (5-0) Big 12
11 at.Oklahoma Loss 8-1 (5-1) Big 12
12 Texas Loss 8-2 (5-2) Big 12
13 Kansas Win 9-2 (6-2) Big 12
14 at.Kansas State Win 10-2 (7-2) Big 12

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 36:Will Tennessee make noise in the SEC in Jeremy Pruitt’s second season?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Georgia State Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 BYU Win 2-0 (0-0) SEC
3 Chattanooga Win 3-0 (0-0) SEC
4 at.Florida Loss 3-1 (0-1) SEC
5 Bye None 3-1 (0-1) SEC
6 Georiga Loss 3-2 (0-2) SEC
7 Mississippi State Win 4-2 (1-2) SEC
8 at.Alabama Loss 4-3 (1-3) SEC
9 South Carolina Win 5-3 (2-3) SEC
10 UAB Win 6-3 (2-3) SEC
11 at.Kentucky Win 7-3 (3-3) SEC
12 Bye None 7-3 (3-3) SEC
13 at.Missouri Loss 7-4 (3-4) SEC
14 Vanderbilt Win 8-4 (4-4) SEC

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 35:Can USC flourish in a make or break year under Clay Helton?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Fresno State Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 Stanford Win 2-0 (1-0) Pac-12
3 at.BYU Win 3-0 (1-0) Pac-12
4 Utah Loss 3-1 (1-1) Pac-12
5 at.Washington Loss 3-2 (1-2) Pac-12
6 Bye None 3-2 (1-2) Pac-12
7 at.Notre Dame Loss 3-3 (1-2) Pac-12
8 Arizona Win 4-3 (2-2) Pac-12
9 at.Colorado Win 5-3 (3-2) Pac-12
10 Oregon Loss 5-4 (3-3) Pac-12
11 at.Arizona State Win 6-4 (4-3) Pac-12
12 at.California Loss 6-5 (4-4) Pac-12
13 UCLA Win 7-5 (5-4) Pac-12
14 Bye None 7-5 (5-4) Pac-12

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 34:How will Virginia Tech do after losing multiple players to the transfer portal?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 at.Boston College Loss 0-1 (0-1) ACC
2 Old Dominion Win 1-1 (0-1) ACC
3 Furman Win 2-1 (0-1) ACC
4 Bye None 2-1 (0-1) ACC
5 Duke Win 3-1 (1-1) ACC
6 at.Miami (FL) Loss 3-2 (1-2) ACC
7 Rhode Island Win 4-2 (1-2) ACC
8 North Carolina Win 5-2 (2-2) ACC
9 Bye None 5-2 (2-2) ACC
10 at.Notre Dame Loss 5-3 (2-2) ACC
11 Wake Forest Win 6-3 (3-2) ACC
12 at.Georgia Tech Win 7-3 (4-2) ACC
13 Pittsburgh Loss 7-4 (4-3) ACC
14 at.Virginia Win 8-4 (5-3) ACC

OKC deals All-Star Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025. Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti worked with Westbrook and his agent, Thad Foucher, to deliver the former MVP to his preferred destination: a reunion with fellow former MVP, James Harden.

The New York Knicks agreed to sign power forward Marcus Morris to a two-year deal.

NBA Free Agency Day 10 and 11 News

The Golden State Warriors are waiving guard Shaun Livingston, who is guaranteed $2 million of his $7.7 million salary.

Free agent forward Khem Birch has agreed to a two-year $6 million deal to return to the Orlando Magic.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining to match the Memphis Grizzlies’ three-year, $28 million offer sheet for restricted free agent guard Tyus Jones.

Amar’e Stoudemire, 36, told MSG Network that he can bring needed leadership to young NBA teams and still “has a lot of game left” as he attempts to return to the league.

Kawhi Leonard has chosen a shorter contract with the LA Clippers that lines up with new teammate Paul George and sets up the two to be part of the 2021 free-agent class. Leonard signed a three-year, $103.1 million deal that includes a player option for the 2021-22 season, the source said. He will make $32.74 million next season, $34.37 million in 2020-21 and $36.01 million in the player-option season.

Restricted free agent Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal to stay with the Phoenix Suns.

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 33:How will UCLA do in Chip Kelly’s second season?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 at.Cincinnati Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 San Diego State Win 2-0 (0-0) Pac-12
3 Oklahoma Loss 2-1 (0-0) Pac-12
4 at.Washington State Loss 2-2 (0-1) Pac-12
5 at.Arizona Win 3-2 (1-1) Pac-12
6 Oregon State Win 4-2 (2-1) Pac-12
7 Bye None 4-2 (2-1) Pac-12
8 at.Stanford Loss 4-3 (2-2) Pac-12
9 Arizona State Loss 4-4 (2-3) Pac-12
10 Colorado Win 5-4 (3-3) Pac-12
11 Bye None 5-4 (3-3) Pac-12
12 at.Utah Loss 5-5 (3-4) Pac-12
13 at.USC Loss 5-6 (3-5) Pac-12
14 California Win 6-6 (4-5) Pac-12

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 32:Virginia looking to make first ACC Championship in 2019

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 at.Pittsburgh Win 1-0 (1-0) ACC
2 William and Mary Win 2-0 (1-0) ACC
3 Florida State Win 3-0 (2-0) ACC
4 Old Dominion Win 4-0 (2-0) ACC
5 at.Notre Dame Loss 4-1 (2-0) ACC
6 Bye None 4-1 (2-0) ACC
7 at.Miami Loss 4-2 (2-1) ACC
8 Duke Win 5-2 (3-1) ACC
9 at.Louisvilee Win 6-2 (4-1) ACC
10 at.North Carolina Win 7-2 (5-1) ACC
11 Georgia Tech Win 8-2 (6-1) ACC
12 Bye None 8-2 (6-1) ACC
13 Liberty Win 9-2 (6-1) ACC
14 Virginia Tech Loss 9-3 (6-2) ACC

NBA Free Agency Day 8 and 9 News

Because I missed yesterday, I am reporting yesterday’s and today’s news.

The Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers are among teams interested in All-Star Point Guard Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is seeking a trade from OKC this summer.

The San Antonio Spurs are signing free agent forward Marcus Morris.
The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Memphis Grizzlies restricted free-agent point guard Delon Wright in a sign-and-trade agreement on a new, three-year, $29 million contract.

The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Memphis Grizzlies restricted free agent point guard Delon Wright in a sign-and-trade agreement on a new, three-year, $29 million contract.

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign free agent forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to a one-year deal.

Forward Kevin Durant announced on social media that he will wear No. 7 with the Brooklyn Nets after previously wearing the No. 35 for the first 12 seasons of his NBA career.

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones, a restricted free agent, will sign a three-year offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies.

cbhsports post NBA Free Agency Power Rankings

Today we power rank all of the NBA teams after the final superstar free agent, Forward Kawhi Leonard, signed.

1.LA Clippers
While the LA Laker’s duo of forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis could outmatch that of for the LA Clippers (Swingman Paul George and Forward Kawhi Leonard), the Clipper’s supporting cast outmatches the Laker’s easily. LA only had to give up guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Landry Shamet (and a plethera of draft picks) for the aforementioned George yesterday. Still, if Kawhi Leonard continues as the best player in the basketball and Paul George continues his MVP-like play, the Clippers will remain in this spot.

2.LA Lakers
If the Lakers had landed Kawhi Leonard’s services they would easily be in this top spot. But having two of the top five players in the world (Anthony Davis and LeBron James) will put them at number two behind their LA counterparts. The key signings that bolstered the Lakers bench were 3 and D wing Danny Green, combo Gurd Quinn Cook, and Center DeMarcus Cousins.

3.Philadelphia 76ers
Adding former Boston Celtics big Al Horford and retaining Forward Tobias Harris were big wins in free agency for the 76ers. Philadelphia traded star wing Jimmy Butler for young wing Josh Richardson (Butler didn’t want to be in Philadelphia). Richardson is not a guy that will replace Butler’s production but will do the same things Butler did. The only loss the 76ers had was losing veteran sharp shooter JJ Redick to the New Orleans Pelicans.

4.Milwaukee Bucks
The most important moves the Bucks could make this offseason, they made, re-signing both wing Khris Middleton and Center Brook Lopez. Milwaukee should be a favorite in the east along with Philadelphia next season, as reigining MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to keep Milwaukee in the title hunt.

5.Utah Jazz
Trading just a few pieces for former Memphis Grizzlies Guard Mike Conley was huge for a team in the thick of things in the west. Bojan Bodganovic will give Utah elite shooting and help Conley and young star Donovan Mitchell with ball handling duties.

6.Denver Nuggets
Denver was the two seed and ahead of schedule in their revamp. Denver has to hope that combo Guard Jamal Murray lives up to his max extension, Center Nikola Jokic is a possible MVP candidate, and young players like Michael Porter Jr. are successful next season. Then, Denver will be in the thick of things in a loaded western conference.

7.Houston Rockets
Houston missed out on Jimmy Butler but are looking to add Thunder Guard Russell Westbrook through trade. Houston still has All-Star James Harden in the backcourt and have pieces to move to get the next superstar to pair with Harden, aging Chris Paul, and their supporting cast.

8.Portland Trail Blazers
Extending Damian Lillard with the super max (five-years almos $200 million) will keep this core roster intact. Adding rim-protecting Center Hassan Whiteside to use when incumbent big man Jusuf Nurkic is hurt is a big deal for the Blazers. Portland returns pretty much the same team that made it to the western conference finals, just with a few more players that will improve the depth of the team. Despite losing veteran forwards Al-Farouq Aminu and Mo Harkless will hurt but the addition of Whiteside is bigger than you think.

9.Boston Celtics
Yes–the team that lost Kyrie Irving and replaced it with Kemba Walker are higher than the team that Kyrie Irving went to. But it is a perfect fit for Brad Steven’s offense. Kemba will give opportunities to wings Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, and Jaylen Brown and possibly put Boston back in the top three in the east.

10.Brooklyn Nets
Replacing D’Angelo Russell with Kyrie Irving is a win but they don’t get Kevin Durant with full health possibly until February of 2021. KD may return in 2020 but I don’t see full health for the former All-Star until 2021. The Nets also return an overachieving bench and young players to complement their two stars.

11.Golden State Warriors
Golden State might have lost Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala. They do get combo Guard D’Angelo Russell to pair with Steph Curry while Klay Thompson is out for at least half the season in 2019-2020. Golden State also signed Willie Cauley-Stein and re-signed Kevon Looney to replace the production of DeMarcus Cousins. Overall, Golden State might’ve lost its championship core, but things are looking up for the team that has been in the NBA Finals the past five seasons.

12.Indiana Paciers
The Pacers got younger. They shifted their timeline to better fit with Victor Oladipo’s prime. While they paid a lot of money to get Malcolm Brogdon, plus gave up some future draft assets in the deal, Brogdon is a valuable player who almost helped Milwaukee to an NBA Finals berth this past season. Drafting the talented big man Goga Bitadze only makes sense if Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner can play together, which means Indiana would like to do so. While they won’t be at the top of the east, if Victor Oladipo returns to form as a solid player, these Pacers seem like a playoff lock.

13.New Orleans Pelicans
Yes–the Pels are this high on my list. I like their future but what about the present. Adding Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart are pieces that will be able to replace the production of Anthony Davis together. I haven’t even mentioned Zion Williamson and tenured Guard Jrue Holiday who very well could lead New Orleans into a final playoff spot in the western conference.

14.Sacramento Kings
Hiring former Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton was a huge win for the Kings. De’Aaron Fox keeps improving, Marvin Bagley had a good not great rookie year and they added Cory Joseph for guard depth. Joseph is a guy with championship expierence (Spurs and Raptors). If Sacramento keeps improving (one spot out of the west playoffs last year) they will be in the playoffs as soon as next season.

15.San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio has made very few moves this off-season. Their only free agent move was signing veteran Forward DeMarre Caroll. But their Dejounte Murray-Derrick White backcourt should be elite defensively. As Greg Popovich streaks of playoff appearances may end this upcoming season, San Antonio will look to make the playoffs in a loaded western conference.

16.Toronto Raptors
If Kawhi had stayed, the Raptors would be in contention for No. 1 on these Power Rankings. Without Kawhi, they can certainly still make the playoffs. But they are more likely heading toward an abbreviated rebuild around youngsters like Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and O.G. Anunoby. If the Raptors fall out of the playoff race, don’t be surprised if veterans in Guard Kyle Lowry and big men Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol are dealt before or at the trade deadline.

17.Orlando Magic
Re-signing Center Nikola Vucevic after his first All-Star season was key. Continuing to develop young players like Markelle Fultz and Mo Bamba will be key as Orlando looks to stay in the playoff hunt.

18.Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis wasn’t going anywhere as a restricted free agent. Prozingis signed a five-year max with the Mavs to make the foreign duo between reigining rookie of the year Luka Doncic and himself a reality. As this team improves, the Doncic-Porzingis duo will become one of the best in the league.

19.Detroit Pistons
Detroit will be able to contend for a lower seed in the eastern conference with bigs Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. That’s all I have to say about the Pistons as they will probably get bounced in round one of the NBA playoffs next season.

20.Minnesota Timberwolves
The T-Wolves failed to get D’Angelo Russell to pair with young pieces Karl Anthony-Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and rookie Jarrett Culver. So, Minnesota is stuck with overpaid Jeff Teague as their starting point guard for just a season more. Former Ohio State Forward Keita Bates-Diop looks to get better in his “sophomore” season in the NBA as Minnesota’s new front office looks to reshape the Timberwolves future.

21.Miami Heat
Pat Riley will have to add something to a Jimmy Butler-led Heat team. Could it be trading for Russell Westbrook or waiting until next summer? That means the Heat will have another mediocre team that won’t have a good draft pick to trade for that superstar on draft night or during free agency next summer. So the Heat will either have a low playoff seed or a team that just missed the playoffs. If the Heat land OKC Thunder Guard Russell Westbrook through trade top pair with Jimmy Butler, they should be a playoff team in 2020.

22.Oklahoma City Thunder
OKC traded Guard/Forward Paul George back to his hometown of LA (Clippers) after he demanded a trade. So, OKC will likely trade Russell Westbrook and start a rebuild with the plethera of young talent (Guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Landry Shamet) and a ton of draft picks that they acquired through the Paul George trade. So, no playoffs are likely for OKC.

23.Atlanta Hawks
Three or four years from now, the Hawks could be at the very top of this list. Not yet, though. They’re just too young. But Travis Schlenk has done a remarkable job at surrounding Trae Young with players who fit his unique skill set. John Collins could be an All-Star in the making. Kevin Huerter is a stone-cold gunner. And Schlenk drafted two long and athletic wings in De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish who could wreak havoc as two-way forces. It’s going to be a joy to watch this team grow together.

24.Chicago Bulls
A fascinating group of talented youngsters, though I’m not sure one of them stands out as the team’s alpha. Unless Coby White turns into that player. I’m hoping we can see this group play a healthy season together so we can see how Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. can coexist together.

25.Washington Wizards
Well, they still have an All-Star in Bradley Beal. So that’s something, I guess. But the Wizards feel like prime candidates to trade Beal at the deadline for massive future assets. That John Wall contract is going to be a weight around this franchise’s neck for years to come.

26.New York Knicks
New York did not have the off-season it wanted. While they didn’t get Zion Williamson, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, or Kemba Walker they settled in and got young pieces to make a core of them. Drafting RJ Barrett out of Duke was a grea pickup. In free agency, while they striked out on the stars, they added rising star Julius Randle and other pieces during free agency. I’m sorry Knicks fans, but you don’t have to put your head down about your 2019 Free Agency, but you probably won’t make the playoffs again in 2020.

27.Phoenix Suns
Well, bully on the Suns for getting rid of the disaster that is Josh Jackson. But that doesn’t mean this organization has an actual direction for the future. Let’s hope the overdraft of Cam Johnson works out well — after all, he’s 6-9 and could be the best shooter of this draft — that Deandre Ayton develops into the elite big man some think him capable of, and that Devin Booker finally has some consistency and some help around him.

28.Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland drafted another ball dominant guard in Darius Garland to pair with another ball dominant guard in Collin Sexton. How will this workout? John Belein will have to figure that out.

29.Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis has begun their rebuild by adding two potential superstars in Guard Ja Morant in the 2019 Draft and Forward Jaren Jackson in the 2018 Draft. This is a whole new Memphis team as Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are gone to championship contenders (Marc not so much now as Kawhi has left for the Clippers). Even so, Memphis needs one or two more years in the lottery before they have a chance to make a run in a loaded western conference.

30.Charlotte Hornets
No hope for Charlotte. At least the Hornets didn’t commit an absurd supermax contract to a small and aging point guard in Kemba Walker. That would have hurt the franchise for the future. But the Hornets will be markedly worse this season without Walker and Jeremy Lamb. Poor Terry Rozier. This team has a chance to be one of the worst Hornets teams of all time, and that’s saying something.