In the week since he was released by the Dallas Cowboys, free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant has expressed a strong desire to join another NFC East team in order to get back at his former team – such as the New York Giants. However, it takes two to tango, and it seems as though the Giants aren’t looking to dance.
Speaking on NFL Up to the Minute Friday on NFL Network, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Giants currently are not interested in adding Bryant to their wide receiver corps.
“As far as the Giants go,” said Rapoport, “my understanding is they are not at this point a team vying for his services.”
Rudy Gay started in place of Kyle Anderson, a lineup switch Popovich made because he said the Spurs needed more offense, and Gay responded with 12 points.
Kerr harped on turnovers before the game, saying it was one of his main critiques of Saturday’s double-digit win, in which his team tallied 18 turnovers.
“We got very careless with the ball in transition,” Kerr said.
His team then recorded seven turnovers in the opening quarter Monday, one shy of the most in a first quarter since Kerr took over in 2014.
New Orleans made 12 picks in the last two drafts. Out of those 12, the Saints have landed three Pro Bowlers, five starters — including a couple more with Pro Bowl potential — and two key members of the defensive line rotation, all of whom established themselves in two seasons or less.
Any team in the NFL would be happy to have that success rate.
“That’s hard to follow,” Loomis said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. “We’re going to try. We’re going to give it our best shot, but it’s harder when you don’t have as many picks, that’s the bottom line.”
Picking late in the first round might limit a few options, but there is still immediate impact to be found outside of the top half of the round. New Orleans landed Ryan Ramczyk at No. 32 last year, Marcus Williams at No. 42, Alvin Kamara at No. 67 last year and grabbed Michael Thomas at No. 47 and Vonn Bell at No. 61 in 2016.
The Popovich coaching tree has produced fruit in Brett Brown (Philadelphia Sixers), Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks), and Mike Brown (Golden State Warriors assistant coach), and with Udoka on the rise, the tree continues to flourish.