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Bulls rookie Chandler Hutchison embracing his role as defensive stopper

Jan 01, 2019 | by Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun Times

Coach Jim Boylen had a simple message for his rookie forward last month: Find an identity.

Chandler Hutchison didn’t have to be told twice.

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Mike Evans Takes Production to Rare Level

Jan 01, 2019 | by Scott Smith, buccaneers.com
Mike Evans Takes Production to Rare Level

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans finished third in the NFL in receiving yards in 2018, joining Atlanta's Julio Jones and Houston's DeAndre Hopkins as the only three players in the league to crack 1,500 yards. Evans recorded a career-high 1,524 yards, 48 fewer than Hopkins and 153 fewer than Jones.

Tyler Lancaster relishing ‘wild’ ride up the depth chart

Dec 27, 2018 | by Wes Hodkiewicz, Packers.com

GREEN BAY – Tyler Lancaster is used to this role by now.

With very little buzz coming from Plainfield East (Ill.) High School, the Packers’ rookie has trusted a familiar cycle of patience and preparation to guide him throughout his football career.

It led to Lancaster becoming one of the unsung heroes at Northwestern. As a senior, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound defensive tackle ...

Now a starter, Hawks pleased with evaluation of Kevin Huerter

Dec 27, 2018 | by Chris Vivlamore, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Now a starter, Hawks pleased with evaluation of Kevin Huerter

Travis Schlenk was scouting draft prospects two years ago when he made two minor notes about a freshman playing at Maryland. The Hawks general manager made the following notations about shooting guard Kevin Huerter.

“Good size.”

“Good catch-and-shoot player.”

That was it.

Most Interesting People 2019: Larry Nance Jr.

Dec 21, 2018 | by Cleveland Magazine
Most Interesting People 2019: Larry Nance Jr.

The 26-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers forward is making a name for himself with a four-year contract extension. 

Broncos rookie Phillip Lindsay makes pretty cool NFL history by being named to Pro Bowl

Dec 19, 2018 | by Andy Nesbitt, USA Today

The Pro Bowl rosters were announced Tuesday night.

In all, six rookies were selected: New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Denver Broncos running back Philip Lindsay, Indianapolis Colts offensive guard Quenton Nelson, Chargers safety Derwin James, Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward and Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson.

Some pretty cool NFL history was made with Lindsay's selection.

Sam Dekker stands out for Wizards without cutting corners

Dec 16, 2018 | by Ben Standig, NBC Sports

CAPITAL ONE ARENA -- Scott Brooks doesn’t know much about Sam Dekker. Four games since the Wizards acquired the energy forward as part of a successful three-team deal, it’s clear the head coach is enjoying the homework.

John Wall’s passionate work from the start against the Los Angeles Lakers helped snap the Wizards’ four-game losing streak, but Dekker’s X-factor performance also ...

No Days Off For Mike

Dec 14, 2018 | by Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com
No Days Off For Mike

It is a Tuesday, a Bengals’ off day. But that is when Michael Johnson is always on top of his game. Then again, it’s always been more than a game for Johnson whenever he ventures into the community.

LA Lakers star Kyle Kuzma plays Santa for a day at Glendale Galleria

Dec 12, 2018 | by Daily News,
LA Lakers star Kyle Kuzma plays Santa for a day at Glendale Galleria

As a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kyle Kuzma is accustomed to receiving the cheers.

A swoosh here, a dunk there, a steal…and the crowd is on his side.

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