Bill Belichick: Liked Jimmy Garoppolo but needed to resolve situation

Coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that the New England Patriots liked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo but traded him to the San Francisco 49ers because a complex situation had to be resolved eventually.

“We probably had, in my opinion, the best quarterback situation in the league for the last 2½ years, [but] it’s just not sustainable given the way things are set up,” Belichick said.

Kidd observed. “They played the grown-ups tonight.”

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The road team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between the two.

Because the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach bowls are non-contract bowls, meaning they aren’t tied to any particular conference champions, those bowls will be assigned based on the best potential matchups. Although the selection committee doesn’t try to avoid rematches in the semifinal games, they do try to avoid them in the other New Year’s Six bowls. Any displaced conference champion from the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12 automatically gets a berth in one these bowls.

Considering fan interest, geography and matchups, this week’s projection slots No. 8 TCU against No. 6 Ohio State in the Peach Bowl and No. 9 Wisconsin against No. 5 Oklahoma in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

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The 76ers reportedly are trying to move acquire a top-five pick in Thursday’s NBA draft by offering a package deal of their other picks.

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The teams that currently hold the top five spots are the Suns, Kings, Hawks, Grizzlies and Mavericks. It’s a guessing game as to who the 76ers are going for and which player would fit in with their current starting roster.

It’s been speculated Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III will likely go 1-2 to the Suns and Kings, respectively. However, ESPN notes if the Kings pass on Bagley, that could change who Atlanta picks No.

It has also been reported if Doncic doesn’t go to the Hawks, the Mavericks have targeted him with the fifth pick.

Doncic, 19, is coming off a Spanish league championship win and is expected to travel to New York to be one of 20 players sitting in the green room at Barclays Center, ESPN Nike Cheap Jerseys reported.

The 6-8 guard became the youngest to win a EuroLeague MVP last season as he averaged 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists over 61 total games.

A lot of guys were doing solo workouts, but I wanted to do group workouts, Knox said. I kind of wanted to compete. I wanted to show guys my competitive spirit. I did a lot of one-on-ones, a lot of two-on-twos. That’s the mindset I had going in, to try to go at people and try to dominate. So I decided not to do solo workouts and I did more workouts than people expected.

Like the Kings’ pick, Atlanta’s selection here is a difficult one to peg. This pick realistically shouldn’t be that difficult.

Sporting News’ Sean Deveney reported new Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce likes the potential Doncic has to elevate an entire roster with his playmaking ability. The 19-year-old Slovenian has the most accomplished resume of any prospect in the draft. He’s a high-floor player with tremendous upside should he improve athletically.

Don’t be surprised if Oklahoma’s Trae Young is in the conversation for Atlanta either here or in a trade scenario. General manager Travis Schlenk, previously of the Warriors, has experience seeing how valuable off-dribble shooting can be for an offense.