THE FLATS – Derrick favors gives Utah Jazz a big boost off the bench in the inaugural playoff series … Squidward Young after the end of the season the bulls do the rounds … Josh Okogie reflects on his African upbringing … Chris Bosch Dishes on his diet … Marcus Georges-Hunt in Minnesota remembered … more in this week’s #ProJackets report.
FAVORED AGAIN BY THE BANK FOR JAZZ IN GAME 4
Utah jazz big man Derrick favors gave his team a big boost off the bench in the first quarter of Game 4 against the Grizzlies.
Favors dropped six points in a row to help Jazz with an offensive production with Rudy Gobert on the bench.
It all started with a tip-in after Donovan Mitchell missed a floater in the lane at 5:14 in the first quarter to give Jazz a 19-16 lead.
After Dillon Brooks had a dunk on the other end, Joe Ingles and Favors performed their famous pick and roll in back-to-back games. Favors was a massive addition to jazz this season after returning to the organization after a year-long stint with the New Orleans Pelicans.
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FAVORS REMEMBERS JAZZ LEGEND MARK EATON
Derrick favors, who spent 8.5 years at Jazz before being sold to New Orleans a year ago and then returning that season, said after the shootout that Eaton (who died after a bicycle accident over the weekend) was often present in his early development was.
“He was always at games early in my career and would always come up to me and give me advice about certain things,” said Favors. “You know, we just talked and he told stories.”
Favors, who is six feet tall and weighs about 265 pounds, recalled that Eaton was one of the few people he’d ever met who could make him feel small.
“I mean, how big was he – 7-3, 7-4? Yes, 7-4. The only other player I played against was bigger than Yao Ming, my rookie year, ”said Favors. “He was a big guy, he was a big guy. It was not for nothing that he was one of the best shot blockers in the NBA in his time. “
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START OF DEFENSIVE EXCELLENCE BY JOSE ALVARADO
Officially, he’s not a professional yet, but Jose Alvarado is on the Early Entry List for the NBA Draft (together with teammate Moses Wright) and was praised for its ability to defend itself …
“If you watch potential customers who are likely to be in the 2. Another. However, being impressive in a particular skill is different from being so amazing in a particular skill that your work can tattoo itself into the cerebral cortex.
“An example of a prospect falling into this second and particular category is Georgia Tech Guard Jose Alvarado, who is currently the NBA draft warters after signing an agent but keeping his eligibility open. While he’s a 23-year-old who would be into his fifth season when he got back to school, it’s a wise decision not to fully dive into the draft just yet for a prospect you only expanded to the top 100 big Boards can find where he sits 63. and 92. on the big boards from CBS Sports or ESPN. “
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GEORGE’S HUNT REMEMBERS AS A WOODEN WOLF
From Jack Borman of CanisHoopus.com: In a close fight, Marcus Georges-Hunt beats Gorgui Dieng and Corey Brewer to get my vote for the greatest timber wolf of all time. If you are wondering, “Who in the world is Marcus Georges-Hunt?” Then you are probably new here. And that’s perfectly fine because it gives you a nice introduction.
Georges-Hunt was a member of the Timberwolves for one season (2017-18). He appeared in 42 games with an average of 1.4 points, 0.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.1 steals, 0.0 blocks and 0.1 turnovers in 5.3 minutes per game.
He played in just one game in the D-League, but made his impression with 34 points (10/16 FG, 12/12 FT) and recorded four rebounds, three steals and a block in 40 minutes.
Although he only played more than 10 minutes in an NBA game in the first half of the season, the Jimmy Butler student won over fans in the second half of the season with his physicality at both ends, his defensive skills, and his ability to free-throw on free line. He received calls from fans to play more after Shabazz Muhammad fell off rotation and fans grew tired of Jamal Crawford’s poor defense.
The hysteria began on January 20, 2018 during the so-called “Marcus Georges Hunt Game”, for which Jimmy Butler was injured. He had 12 points, three rebounds and two assists in a 29:21 game. To seal his fate as a fan favorite, he made a decisive attack late in the game.
The madness culminated on March 24, 2018. After the Wolves had covered up to 29, MGH led a bank rally in which he had 11 points out of 3/4 FG (5/5 FT), two rebounds and two steals. He was a +16 in 14:43 minutes of play, which ended up being a 12-point loss for the Philadelphia 76ers.
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CHRIS BOSH DISHES ON HIS DIET
Even though he’s now retired, Chris Bosh still wants to stay in top fighting shape. Men’s Health magazine caught up with the former Miami Heat player to learn how to properly power his body now that he’s no longer on the court.
For the 37-year-old, the most important meal of the day starts with … food supplements. Chlorophyll, Magnesium, MCT Oil, to be precise. “At the beginning of the day, I want to get everything I need so the rest of the day goes smoothly,” he told Men’s Health.
At breakfast, this basketball star mostly sticks to Greek yogurt, which is filled with mixed nuts, muesli, berries and of course locally grown honey. “I try to ingest all of this because it’s good for protein, fiber, probiotics, and omega-3s,” he said. “I get this great fuel with these complex carbohydrates that help me exercise.”
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