Life after the Killer B’s: How will Ben and the offense perform?

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Much has been made this offseason about the losses of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. How will the offense perform without them? Mainly, how will Ben Roethlisberger perform without them? Can he be the top quarterback we are used to seeing without his two stars? We have a partial answer to this question, as Bell […]

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Five potential Jimmy Butler landing spots in free agency

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By: | May 16, 2019

He won’t be the biggest fish available this summer, but Jimmy Butler, one of the league’s top two-way wings and a player coming off an 18.7/5.3/4.0 campaign will have a bevy of suitors once he hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent come July 1.

The common belief is that the incumbent Philadelphia 76ers are the heavy favorites to re-sign Butler this offseason, and with good reason – they gave up multiple key pieces to get him, they own his Bird Rights (facilitating things from a financial sense) and he was one of their best playoff contributors this year, proving his importance to the team. But that won’t stop rival teams from trying to get in on the sweepstakes.

Franchises flush with spending cash who miss on their top free-agent targets would undoubtedly love

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What are the weakest parts of the Steelers roster heading into the 2019 season?

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald catches a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers during the 2018 NFL regular season at Heinz Field (Karl Roser)

When you love your team, you love everything about it. But sometimes you need some tough love as well, and it pains me to bring up the position groups that may be the biggest holes on the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 roster. But before I do that, I like to build people up too. So check […]

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2007 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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By: | May 15, 2019

Back then, you selected the potentially dominant big man at No. 1 by default. It proved to be a not-so-wise choice, but of course it was not the only one in the 2007 draft.

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2019 aggregate mock draft 8.0: What's the consensus after the lottery?

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By: | May 15, 2019

The 2019 NBA draft lottery as well as the inaugural G League Elite Camp and the annual draft combine are all providing fascinating insights.

For those who like basketball prospects, this is one of the most wonderful times of the year. We have compiled the results from all of the most notable recent mock draft projections by ESPNSI.comBleacher Report, The Athletic and The Ringer. While these may factor in team fits, ours is more of a consensus to provide an expected range for each player.

It is worth mentioning that several prospects appeared in the Top-8 for all of the mock drafts we surveyed. While the orders varied, these players included Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, Jarrett Culver, De’Andre Hunter, Darius Garland and Coby White.

Included below are scouting reports on three of the most

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Previewing the third quarter of the Steelers’ 2019 regular season schedule

Previewing the third quarter of the Steelers’ 2019 regular season schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open the third quarter – or second half – of the 2019 NFL regular season by hosting the Los Angeles Rams Heinz Field. They’ll also see the Cleveland Browns twice during this period, making a run for the AFC North title highly important. In this preview, we’ll look at the teams […]

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NBA draft lottery and other podcasts of the day

By: | May 15, 2019

All the top NBA podcasts compiled here on a daily basis so you don’t have to look for them. Enjoy!

May 15 06:15 AM Listen to Game Theory Podcast episodes free, on demand. In this episode of the podcast, I chat with good friend of the program Cole Zwicker, where we break down all the madness that unfolded as the New Orleans Pelicans ended up winning the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, with Memphis moving up to 2, the Knicks to No. 3, and the Lakers up to NO. 4.  Then, we chat about my experiences here at the G League Combine. Finally, we give some hot takes on Game of Thrones.  …

May 15 06:00 AM Bucks beat reporter Matt Velazquez

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