Steve Wilks: Cardinals “feel good” about Christian Kirk

Arizona coach Steve Wilks confirmed what the team’s statement said Monday about Christian Kirk‘s arrest: The Cardinals knew about the receiver’s arrest, conducted their own investigation and felt comfortable enough with what they found to draft Kirk in the second round.

“Well, I’m not going to go indulge in what he told us, but I will say this, we knew about it,” Wilks said Tuesday, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. “We did our own independent research on it, and we felt very good about the information that we received and that’s why we moved forward in really drafting him. As I stated before, we want to bring in great character guys, and I think Christian is one of those guys. I think the situation is going to resolve itself here in a couple of months. And with it still being an on-going legal issue, I’m not going to go into it any further than that.”

Basketball has been a deep part of Kyle’s family forever. His parents both played at Central College in Pella, a picturesque small town 40 miles outside of Des Moines that is dotted with churches, parks and basketball hoops.

Pegula, along with husband and co-owner Terry, was rumored to be in the “early stages” of planning the future of the venue, though she specified that may not result in a new stadium being constructed.

“It may be nothing happens,” Pegula said. “It may be we make renovations. It may be that we build a new stadium. But we’ve got to get the information first.”

Nance and Green switch Horford’s pindown for Smart, and then re-switch when Horford screens for Smart up top. Horford knows that second switch is coming. He knows that Nance, about to switch onto him, expects him to roll to the rim. He counters with a delayed fade that completely fools Nance. Problem: LeBron sees that, zooms over like Mario after nabbing a Starman, and annihilates Horford.

If you are going to make that rotation off of Tatum, you’d better make it hard — and with serious airtime to disrupt that swing pass. LeBron’s defensive energy was on another level in Game 3, and it needs to stay there. When he treats Brown as a dangerous shooter, and closes on him fast, he erases Brown’s best looks. When he half-asses it, Brown feasts.ravens_182

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