Average Joe Ingles is anything but for the Utah Jazz
That’s part of the package of intangibles with Ingles. He doesn’t take too much seriously, but on that short list are his responsibilities as one of the Jazz’s leaders along with Gobert.
Ingles considers it important that he displays a certain kind of positive energy when he’s on the bench, and his wife will let him hear about it on the rare occasions when that energy is lacking. (It pisses me off sometimes, but it’s good, he says of Renae’s constructive criticism.) Teammates respect that Ingles takes as much pride in making an extra pass or the proper defensive rotation as he does in his 3-point percentage.
Boston Celtics: After shooting at least 48.0 percent in each of the first three months of the season, rookie Jayson Tatum’s efficiency has plummeted. The third overall pick last June shot 41.9 percent in January and is shooting 42.0 percent in February while adding very little else (2.7 RPG, 1.8 APG and 0.8 3PG) in 10 games this month. It’s time to pump the brakes on Tatum.
Brooklyn Nets: While some first-year players such as Tatum appear to have hit the rookie wall, Brooklyn big man Jarrett Allen is picking up steam as we get ready to enter March. The No. 22 pick in 2017 is averaging 12.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG and 1.0 BPG the past 10 games while shooting a torrid 61.6 percent during that stretch.
Charlotte Hornets: Dwight Howard fell short of a double-double against Chicago on Tuesday night, but he has three in his past five games and ranks fourth in the league with 38 double-doubles on the season. Howard isn’t the big-name player he once was in fantasy, but his scoring, rebound and block numbers have remained very consistent the past four seasons, and he hasn’t slowed down yet
I don’t think we sit here and say, ‘Oh, she’s racist or that’s racial tension,’ I’m surprised. We know that was going on. I’m just trying to shed a greater light and a positive light on the bad aura or the energy that some of the people are trying to give to the people of America and to the world.
I’m not the negative side. Me having this platform, I’m just trying to shed a positive light on what I feel like is right. Am I always right? Can I have everybody follow me? I don’t think so, James added. But I’m looking at my boys right here, teaching them what’s right and what’s wrong, and we see what happens after that.
The Brow and Simmons dialed inZach Lowe details a few of the 10 things he likes and doesn’t like, including Anthony Davis outsmarting his opponents and Ben Simmons channeling his inner Manu Ginobili. For the rest of the list, check out Lowe’s column on ESPN.com.