Carmelo Anthony will replace an injured Kevin Love in the All-Star game and Russell Westbrook led the Thunder past the Knicks with 38 points, 12 assists and 14 rebounds. Yes, another Westbrook triple-double. But these aren’t the biggest headlines you need to know. Here is your Morning Huddle for today:
Could Vince Young make a comeback to the NFL? It seems as if the 33-year-old is going to try… The former Titans quarterback hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who on Wednesday tweeted out a welcome to his new client, saying he has a “dream of playing more football, being role model.”
— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) February 15, 2017
Young hasn’t played professional football since 2011, when he had a short stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. That year he played only six games, scored four touchdowns and threw nine interceptions.
A comeback may be far-fetched, so we’ll have to wait and see if anyone is interested, and if Young can pull it off.
“Slave Master Mentality”
James Dolan and Charles Oakley may have come to the truce, thanks to the Commissioner, but the league, and players, are not ready to forget about their feud. The Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green became the latest player to speak out about the saga, and specifically Knicks owner Dolan. On his “Dray Day” podcast, Green said Dolan operates with a “slave master mentality,” because he had issues with Oakley’s criticism.
“It was all fine and dandy when he was laying people out, taking fines and all this stuff for your organization,” Green added. “But now, all of a sudden, when he says something that he feels, it’s a problem.”
One big problem with Green’s statements: he was speaking as if Dolan owned the Knicks when Oakley played, when, in fact, he didn’t.
Regardless, Green continued to say he believes the saga will hurt the Knicks organization. After witnessing how Dolan treated Oakley, and the continuing questions surrounding Carmelo, what free agent would want to come to New York? To some degree, he may be right.
Some stats you need to know:
- The Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas’ 33-point game against the 76ers was his 40th consecutive 20-point game, tying a team record.
- Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points in the Timberwolves win over the Denver Nugget, his second 40 point game in a row. According to ESPN Stats and Info, he’s only the 4th player under 22 to score 40 points in back-to-back games. The other three: Allen Iverson, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant.
Andrew Wiggins: 4th player under age 22 to record consecutive 40-point games (LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Allen Iverson)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 16, 2017
- Russell Westbrook’s 38 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists last night resulted in his 27th triple-double of the season