Chicago is hurting at tight end, literally, as top receiving option Zach Miller is coming off a Lisfranc injury to his right foot. He also turns 33 in October. The Bears need to find their next Martellus Bennett, a well-rounded tight end for the long term.
Ashland’s Adam Shaheen might be in play at No. 36, but No. 67 makes more sense to go after that player. That’s also the Day 2 wheelhouse of Michigan’s Jake Butt, who’s a bit of a combination of the best attributes of Miller and Bennett.
I don’t know about the Wizards. I don’t know about the Hawks. I truly believe Washington’s better, but that West Coast trip seemed to mess them up just a bit. Atlanta is so hot and cold, and almost certainly not healthy. John Wall and Bradley Beal feel a little magical right now, so let’s ride with Wizards in 7.
Jazz vs. Clippers is going to be brutal. Utah’s defense is spectacular, but Chris Paul is a genius who tortures big men on the pick and roll. The Jazz move the ball so well but lack release-valve isolation scorers (Joe Johnson excepted). DeAndre Jordan isn’t as stout defensively as Rudy Gobert, but he gets the job done. This series should go all seven. L.A.’s playoff experience matters and should win the day.
Paul tried getting his teammates involved from there. He drove and kicked it out to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who missed. Paul then created for Jamal Crawford, who missed his three as well. Paul tried again to use his teammates and passed it to Griffin for a wide-open three. He also missed.
So with the Clippers down two with 18 seconds left, Paul took matters into his own hands again. He dribbled, dribbled, dribbled, looked for an open teammate, and then dribbled around again until he was able to get into the paint and hit a floating, off-balance bank shot to tie the game.