The New York Knicks have sent star power forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks for guard Dennis Smith,center DeAndre Jordan,wing Wesley Matthews,and two first round picks.Porzingis asked for a trade,allegedly reported by ESPN,yesterday morning,and then was traded later that day.
New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis states he does not intend to re-sign with the Pelicans (ESPN) and wants a trade from team.The Los Angeles Lakers have shown great interest in New Orleans’s big man.
Kentucky grinded out a win over Kansas 71-63,with forward Reid Travis leading the way with eighteen points and twelve rebounds.Other games in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge included Texas Tech’s edging of Arkansas 67-64,Iowa State’s thirteen point win over Ole Miss,and Tennessee’s blowout of West Virginia.In other games Duke survived a scare from Georgia Tech and Virginia blew out Notre Dame in the ACC.
To start us off, Arkansas basketball got a win over Missouri to snap their four game conference losing streak.Then, last night, they were edged by the hot shooting number fourteen ranked Texas Tech,67-64.Daniel Gafford scored sixteen points and added five rebounds.
Pro Bowlers for the Dallas Cowboys include QB Dak Prescott,RB Ezekiel Elliott,WR Amari Cooper,OT Tyron Smith,OG Zack Martin,DE DeMarcus Lawrence,LB Leighton Vander Esch, and CB Byron Smith.Emmitt Smith,the former Cowboys RB is a legend co-captain of the NFC team with former Bears LB Brian Urlacher.
There was no Arkansas football news, but Arkansas baseball held a preseason scrimmage as they look to get back to the national championship after a devastating defeat at the hands of Oregon State on June 29,2018.
Pacers star combo guard Victor Oladipo injured his right knee injury on Wednesday.Oladipo,who has come to save the Pacers,has the talent of an all-star caliber guard but should be done for the season.
Nick Starkel,the former starting QB of the Texas A&M Aggies will likely be leaving the program as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility left.Starkel played sparingly behind Kellen Mond in four games this season.
Happy MLK Jr. day everyone!!!Check out my thoughts on this at https://cbhthoughts.home.blog/2019/01/22/lets-celebrate-martin-luther-king-jr/.
The Rams got to the Super Bowl on two questionable pass interference calls.The Rams only had a lead once and that was the end of the game.If the Chiefs got the ball to start overtime maybe they would’ve beaten the Patriots.Both games went into OT.The prediction for the Rams-Patriots will be posted by at least Saturday.
Just like in my Pac-12 post,we are using the pod system for the SEC.A team would play every team from their pod and would play every other team from one pod in 2019-2020 and would play the other two by 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.In the other pods that a pod wasn’t playing,they would play the teams from the other pods who finished in the same standing that they did in their pod.
West Pod (Pod A)
1.Texas A&M (5-3) C:at.Kentucky D:Georgia
2.LSU (5-3) C:South Carolina D:at.Florida
3.Missouri (4-4) C:at.Vanderbilt D:Central Florida
4.Arkansas (0-8) C:Tennessee D:at.South Florida
Central Pod (Pod B)
1.Alabama (8-0) C:Kentucky D:at.Georgia
2.Mississippi State (4-4) C:at.South Carolina D:Florida
3.Auburn (3-5) C:Vanderbilt D:at.Central Florida
4.Ole Miss (1-7) C:at.Tennessee D:South Florida
North Pod (Pod C)
1.Kentucky (5-3) A:Texas A&M B:at.Alabama
2.South Carolina (4-4) A:at.LSU B:Mississippi State
3.Vanderbilt (3-5) A:Missouri B:at.Auburn
4.Tennessee (2-6) A:at.Arkansas B:Ole Miss
Sunshine Pod (Pod D)
1.Georgia (7-1) A:at.Texas A&M B:Alabama
2.Florida (5-3) A:LSU B:at.Mississippi State
3.Central Florida *(8-0)* A:at.Missouri B:Auburn
4.South Florida *(3-5)* A:Arkansas B:at.Ole Miss
As we watch the NFC Championship,I would like to pick the AFC Championship.A lot like the Saints-Rams game,it is veteran quarterback versus young quarterback (Brees versus Goff) and in the AFC Championship,Brady versus Patrick Mahomes.While it is hard to beat the Patriots,I see playing in Arrowhead helping the Chiefs win in overtime 59-55.Andy Reid versus Bill Belicheck will be a fun one and I think the speed of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce at the receiver and tight end positions and Patrick Mahomes at quarterback will be too much for the Patriots.