76ers: Ben Simmons will not play this season

Ben Simmons’ debut with the 76ers will have to wait for next season.

Team president Bryan Colangelo told reporters Friday that the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is still recovering from a broken bone in his right foot, and will not play this season.

“Want to be a GM, want to own a team, hopefully own a team and run it,” Durant said, via the Mercury News . “So I look to see what rumors are getting out there, what deals are being presented to these teams. Try to figure that stuff out. It’s fun, especially for a guy who knows that part of the business.”

Durant says he’s trying to immerse himself more in the business side of the NBA, including studying the collective bargaining agreement.

“I do (read it),” Durant said. “Obviously it affects me and affects my peers. Like I said, I want to learn more and more about the business of basketball. I try to keep that fine line of keeping it pure and fun and also knowing that this is a really big business. So I like to go through the CBA, also ask questions.”

Durant has plenty of time to get the answers, as he isn’t retiring anytime soon. The 28-year-old forward is scoring 25.8 points per game in his first season with the Warriors.

The rumor that Calipari wants to get back into the NBA persists, though, and with his NHL Hockey Jerseys ability to develop talent quickly and pull together schemes based on the short-lived talent he attracts in Lexington, there are teams that would certainly welcome him.

“I think the opportunity for him to be in the NBA is always going to be there for NFL Jerseys Free Shipping him,” one league executive said. “I just don’t think he’s ever going to be in a hurry to get there. I don’t blame him. You go to UK now, and he is absolute royalty there.”

What skills does Corn Elder bring to the NFL?

Kamara never saw the field for the Crimson Tide and spent most of his time with the Volunteers in a complementary role to Jalen Hurd, but made the most of his opportunities to emerge as a dynamic scoring threat in the SEC.

The shifty back scored 23 touchdowns on just 284 touches at Tennessee, an excellent eight percent touchdown rate. For comparison’s sake, Hurd — the man who held down UT’s top spot before leaving the program midway through last season — scored on approximately 3.8 percent of his plays.

With fluid hips and high-level athleticism, Elder is a strong zone cornerback who breaks well to the ball and then charges through targets to break up passes. He’s spent NFL Jerseys Free Shipping time on either sideline and in the slot, giving him versatile FBS experience and flexibility. He moves well laterally, allowing him to break back to the ball after receivers earn separation.

His most NFL-ready skill is his tackling. Elder is fearless when it comes to taking down ballcarriers, lowering his pads and using strong leg drive to finish the job and prevent runners from falling forward. He finished 2016 with 55 solo tackles — a borderline nutty number from a cornerback.

His quickness and focus allow him to shed blocks on the second level and step up to make plays. It also makes him a valuable weapon on special teams. Not only will be be useful as a gunner, he had a 27.8-yard punt return average over his college career, though that only included 12 opportunities.

“You’ve just gotta look at how he played, honestly,” Leggett said. “I mean, you Cheap Jerseys With Numbers can’t ask a kid — I mean, 20 years old — to go out there and lead his team down with two minutes left in the national championship game, going against one of the best teams in the nation. It’s kind of hard to do, to ask of somebody like that, and he did it with poise and kept the offense calm.

“He’s just a different type of person, honestly. He’s gonna play in the NFL for a long time.”