More than 250 new players will join the league in the 2018 NFL Draft in April. Some top college football players will be important additions for teams like the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants, as they look to rebuild for the future.
The Pistons picked Dinwiddie in the second round of the 2014 draft, despite a knee injury, and he played 46 games for them over two seasons.
That was a heck of a shot, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. I’m happy for Spencer, because he was here, obviously, but I’m happier for the team. I wasn’t sure we had the poise and understanding to get a win like this.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy blamed himself for the final basket, where Ish Smith, generously listed as six feet tall, was covering the 6-foot-6 Dinwiddie.
Ish did a great job of guarding him, but I probably should have had more size out there against him, Van Gundy said. Ish gave him a tough look, but Spencer was able to get above him and make a great shot.
Dinwiddie finished with 22 points. Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 20.
Johnson wasn’t thrilled to hear his team is listed as the biggest Super Bowl underdog since 2009 and made it clear he and his teammates have no intention of letting the Patriots leave the big game without a fight.
I know, Johnson said after the game, via ESPN. Hey, Tom Brady. Pretty boy Tom Brady. He’s the best quarterback of all time, so, nothing I’d like to do more than dethrone that guy.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins echoed Johnson’s confidence, saying Brady has been beaten before and can be beaten again.
Greatest quarterback of all time, but that doesn’t mean that he’s unbeatable, Jenkins said. We’ve got a destination that we’re geared to. No matter who’s in front of us, we’ve got somewhere to go.