BUG Community

Welcome! Log In

Forums Android urged the organization to add veteran playe

Subscribe to urged the organization to add veteran playe  1 post, 1 voice

Log in to reply to this topic
 
Dec 2, 2012 8:38pm
Medium lingzi 1454 posts

BUFFALO, N. Prince Amukamara Womens Jersey .Y. —Veteran
punter Brian Moorman has signed with the Dallas Cowboys a day after being
released by the Buffalo Bills, the players agent says. Ron Raccuia said Moorman
travelled to Dallas and signed with Cowboys on Wednesday night. Moorman is
expected to fill in for Chris Jones, who was injured on a roughing-the-punter
penalty in a 16-10 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Dallas hosts Chicago on Monday
night before entering its bye week off. Moorman is a two-time NFL Pro Bowl
selection who spent his entire 11-plus seasons in Buffalo before being abruptly
cut by the team. Moorman set two career franchise records in Buffalo by
averaging 43.92 yards a punt and handling the most punts (862). Chase Blackburn Jersey . Ronny Turiaf, with
the Los Angeles Clippers, pulled down 10 rebounds for France, which was led by
its NBA players to its second win in three games. Batum plays with the Portland
Trail Blazers. Eli Manning Womens Jersey . The 24-year-old
restricted free agent wants to return to the Leafs next fall, but made clear in
conversation with TSN. http://www.proshopnewyorkgiants.com/rueben-randle-jerseys
. The Mets recalled righty Chris Schwinden from Triple-A Buffalo and selected
the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla before Tuesday nights game.
Quintanilla started at shortstop against Philadelphia. Eli Manning Youth Jersey . Monta Ellis had 25
points and nine assists to lead the Bucks to a 95-90 victory over the scrappy
Bobcats on Friday night. Andre Brown Youth Jersey .J. —Fredy Montero
came off the bench in the second half to score his fifth goal of the season,
giving the Seattle Sounders a 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls on
Sunday.Andrei Kirilenko is returning to the NBA, this time with Minnesota. The
Timberwolves found the versatile, tough-defending small forward theyve been
seeking to fill out their roster, and this one they didnt have to try to pry
away from a division rival. Kirilenkos signing of a two-year, $20 million
contract was completed Friday after a three-team trade with New Orleans and
Phoenix cleared the necessary space under the salary cap. The 31-year-old
Kirilenko spent last season with CKSA Moscow after a 10-year run with Utah,
choosing to play in his native Russia during the lockout and staying there once
it ended. “I think playing a more regular schedule in Europe helped his body. He
told me he feels tremendous. He feels as good as hes ever felt,” Timberwolves
president of basketball operations and general manager David Kahn said. “I think
that, if anything, it was probably a small advantage for him to not play in the
NBA.” Kirilenko, currently playing with the Russian national team at the Summer
Olympics in London, won the Most Valuable Player and Best Defender awards in the
Euroleague. In a statement provided by the team, he said hes excited to be
coming back to the United States, where he has dual citizenship. “The Wolves
have one of the best coaches in the league in Rick Adelman, and I feel my game
fits in well with his style of play,” Kirilenko said. “I also like the talent
that Minnesota has on the team with star players like Kevin Love and
Ricky Rubio.” All 10 of Kirilenkos NBA seasons have been with the Jazz, who
selected him with the 24th overall pick in the 1999 draft. He averaged 12.4
points, 5.6 rebounds and 30.8 minutes per game during that time, including an
All-Star 2003-04 season when he averaged 16.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.8 blocks
and 1.9 steals. He has 62 games of five or more blocks and 14 games of five or
more steals. The Timberwolves signed restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to an
offer sheet and also tried to swing a sign-and-trade deal with Portland, but the
Blazers didnt budge and kept the 23-year-old from France. So the Wolves turned
to Kirilenko, a 6-foot-9 budding superstar at one point whose productivity waned
over the last few years under the weight of a variety of injuries. “We see
somebody who can help us in a number of ways,” Kahn said, “and frankly is the
kind of player we didnt have on our team.” With all of the dominant,
score-from-anywhere-on-the-floor wing players in the league these days, the
Wolves need to keep them in check. “By no means am I suggesting that Andrei can
shut them down, but I at least think now we can send somebody out there with the
wingspan and the capabilities of guarding them a little bit,” Kahn said. Ahmad Bradshaw Jersey. That couldve been
translated as a slight against Derrick Williams, who plays the same position as
Kirilenko, had an up-and-down rookie year and has found himself the subject of
trade talks. “Derrick should be challenged to seize what he wants, as opposed to
it simply being handed to him,” Kahn said. “There will be no limitations on
Derricks ability to play here from a minutes standpoint, but itll be up to him
to determine.” The rebuilding project is clearly over for the Timberwolves, with
the addition of another veteran. Theyve now sent away two first-round draft
picks, one on paper (Kahn said its protected for the next few years if it falls
in the top 13) and one in person (Wes Johnson was the fourth overall choice in
2010 but struggled mightily over two seasons here) to the Suns. They received
three future second-round picks in the Suns-Hornets trade. They plan to sign
guard Brandon Roy and centre Greg Stiemsma next week, leaving Kevin Love,
Nikola Pekovic and Luke Ridnour as the only players whove been on this roster
more than one season. Whatever becomes of these latest transactions by the
wheel-and-deal Wolves, at least their best player is in a better mood. Love
spoke at a meeting with the media in London on Friday, where Team USA was
preparing to begin Olympic play. The All-Star power forward said hes feeling
better about the shape of the roster after seeing the moves Kahn has made this
month. Recently, Love publicly urged the organization to add veteran players to
the young core, expressing impatience with becoming a playoff team. With
Kirilenko, Roy, Stiemsma, Shved and Cunningham coming, Love sounded more
confident in the plan. “Im happy with it,” Love said. “I know a few weeks ago I
didnt necessarily sound that way. But I just want to make the playoffs.” Love
noted that hes the only member of Team USA whose NBA career doesnt include
post-season experience. “Im thirsty for that. Im hungry for that. I think
post-season play is the next thing for me. Ill be headed into my fifth year, so
its definitely due,” he said. Kahn, on the conference call, was asked if Love
approved of the moves. “I read the assistant general managers comments just a
moment ago,” Kahn said, poking a little at Loves previous lobbying. “Im very
pleased that hes pleased.” ’ ’ ’ 

Log in to reply to this topic
Forums Android urged the organization to add veteran playe

Powered by Community Engine

Top
Login
Close
Bottom