Top 5 / Top 10 307 // 15 Sep 2018, 08:56 IST SHARE The debate rages between every football fan on over who is currently the best footballer in the world. Everyone has their own opinion, some say Lionel Messi is the greatest player right now, while Cristiano Ronaldo continues to impress at 33 and his accolades make him a serious choice for many fans. Others such as Nicklas Bendtner who would list himself at the top of the list. Well, turn away now Nicklas, because here is our version of the best players in world football right now.#10 Kevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne has enjoyed three wonderful years since his return to the English Premier League with Manchester City. Deemed not good enough by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, the playmaker was sold to Wolfsburg for £18 Million in 2014. After two stunning seasons with the club, Manchester City lured him back to the Premier League for a club record fee of £55 million.The Belgian has adapted to life in … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Football Players in the World
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Top 5 / Top 10 62 // 10 Sep 2018, 19:03 IST SHARE The 2018 free agency was a great one for the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite missing out on Paul George, the Lakers managed to get the biggest coup of them all, LeBron James.They surrounded King James with some exciting prospects, forming a good mixture of experience and youth. But their roster right now won't be able to challenge the Golden State Warriors.With the buyout of Luol Deng, the Lakers have $38M in Salary Cap space for next year's free agency, enough for every max salary free agent available. LeBron James already being locked up for the next four years, LAL can get a second superstar to pair up with James and take the challenge to the Warriors.Let's have a look at the top three free agents that the Lakers should target from the elite 2019 free agency group.#3 Kevin DurantKevin Durant is the second best player in the NBA right now. He is the winner of the last two finals MVP awards. He averaged … [Read more...] about 3 Players who should be targeted by the Lakers in the 2019 free agency
There are four centers projected to go in the top five of Thursday’s NBA Draft. Here are their comparisons to current professional players, via The Ringer’s NBA Draft guide: DeAndre Ayton: Patrick Ewing, Karl-Anthony Towns, DeMarcus Cousins Marvin Bagley: Amar’e Stoudemire, slim Zach Randolph, Michael Beasley Jaren Jackson Jr.: Myles Turner, millionaire’s Taj Gibson, billionaire’s Amile Jefferson Mo Bamba: Rudy Gobert, Jermaine O’Neal, Tyson Chandler Some of these comparisons are quite promising. Some of them are less so. They are no inclusive, as some notable ones (like Jackson being a potential Al Horford-clone, for instance) are absent. But they represent the general idea of what these players are going to be in the NBA. These are the players their skill-sets most closely replicate, even if their talent may make them worse versions of that player. Now let’s go through the same exercise with the best prospect in … [Read more...] about Why Luka Dončić Should Go No. 1 in the NBA Draft
While T.J. McConnell and Andre Igoudala duke it out to become the last Arizona Wildcat standing in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, another high-profile former Arizona player is already in the midst of the most important offseason of his life.Just as the league’s regular-season neared its end, Lauri Markkanen, Sean Miller’s one-year wonder and the No. 7 pick of last year’s NBA draft, sat in his locker stall at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, stretched his long legs and sat down for a chat with reporters.As is to be expected in the media capital of the world, there were reporters from all over, including Markkanen’s homeland of Finland.Earlier that day, April 9, when the Chicago Bulls came to town to visit the Nets in the penultimate game of the season, Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson beamed when he talked about his prized prospect. He spoke about his growth and his maturation, his skill and his promise, the importance of this offseason … [Read more...] about With rookie year over, Lauri Markkanen on cusp of becoming ‘special player’ in the NBA
The Houston Rockets essentially went wire-to-wire as the best team in the NBA. Coach Mike D'Antoni guided his team to win streaks of 17, 14 and 11 games, and James Harden emerged as an MVP candidate while showing he could share the court with Chris Paul, a ball-dominant guard acquired in the offseason to help this team get over the hump.Not to be outdone, the Golden State Warriors kept pace with Houston for most of the season until a knee injury has sidelined two-time MVP Steph Curry since late March, with coach Steve Kerr insisting Curry would not play in the first round of the playoffs.The Boston Celtics have injury concerns of their own. The team lost star Kyrie Irving to a knee injury for the season, including the playoffs, and have gone 8-6 in his absence, outscoring opponents by just 1.2 net points per 100 possessions. They had the fourth-highest net rating (plus-4.3) with Irving available to play.The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, are trending in the opposite direction. Since … [Read more...] about 2018 NBA playoff odds: Title favorites? It’s not the Warriors or the Cavs right now.