Jrue Holiday has been a steady force at point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans the past four seasons, and the team is richly rewarding him with an incentive-laden new contract.
Porter developed into a reliable scoring threat last season, but was still forced to play third-fiddle behind John Wall and Bradley Beal.
The Atlanta Braves have emerged as surprise buyers for the second year in a row during the summer trade window. After acquiring Matt Kemp last July, it appears the Braves are in the market for a starting pitcher this year.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has tabbed All-Star pitchers Chris Archer and Jose Quintana as two of the Braves’ top targets. The report also mentioned Great Cheap Jerseys Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray as an option.
The Braves, currently 8 1/2 games behind the Nationals in the NL East and nine games back from the second wild card, have won seven of their last 10 games. Still, a playoff berth, this season, seems far-fetched.
Bilal Powell returns as the No. 2 man on the depth chart, and New York added Elijah McGuire in the sixth round of the draft. Morton is expected to use all three in a committee approach.
“I think that’s important to keep guys fresh,” the new OC said last month, via the New York Post. “Every game is going to be different with different personnel groupings, different Jerseys For Cheap plays, whatever you have to do to win the game.”