It was fun while it lasted. Earlier on Monday morning, ESPN NFL insider Field Yates shared a screenshot of JJ Watt’s Peloton profile with an updated bio indicating his free agency preferences. However, Watt shot down that notion right away. The profile, which appeared to be Watt’s, teased a Super Bowl LVI run with the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns or Buffalo Bills. Despite being logical landing spots, Watt denied even owning a bike. “i don’t own a bike. stop.,” Watt tweeted on Monday. In 128 regular-season games (all starts) from 2011-20, Watt totaled 531 tackles (172 for loss), 101 sacks (282 quarterback hits), 25 forced fumbles (16 recoveries), two interceptions (both touchdowns) and 61 pass deflections. Watt was a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, '14 and '15 and twice a single-season sacks leader. "I think something will happen next week," Jeremy Fowler said Sunday morning on ESPN's SportsCenter. "I'm told that JJ … [Read more...] about JJ Watt shoots down Peleton profile hint for free agency
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For those that don’t know, Joakim Noah ‘s father was a tennis stud. Yannick Noah is a former No. 3 player in the world, he racked up 23 singles titles and 16 doubles titles in his career, and he remains the last Frenchman to win the French Open. Not shockingly, he’s been hanging out in Queens the last week at the U.S. Open. That’s where George Willis of the New York Post caught up with Yannick to talk about his son, who grew up in New York and this season will play for the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. “It means the world to him,” the elder Noah said of Joakim joining the Knicks. “We used to go to the Garden when he was a kid, watching games, watching Patrick [Ewing] play. To know that he’s going to play in the Garden, we feel so blessed. He’s preparing hard. He has a lot of hope and he can’t wait. And I’ll be there.” Knicks fans will love him and treat him as one of their own. At least at first. If things go sideways in the Garden, all bets are off. Some guys can get … [Read more...] about Playing for Knicks “means the world” to Joakim Noah, according to his father
During the All-Star weekend in New Orleans, an at times frustrated Paul George sat down with the Pacers ownership and front office and told them, in so many words, “I want to be a Pacer for life, but only if we can build a team that can contend for a title.” Fans from Los Angeles to Boston only seemed to hear the second part of that, then when the trade rumors started to fly people were convinced he was on the move. The Pacers focused on the first part of that sentence. Which is why he’s still a Pacer tonight. Indiana went out and kicked the tires on deals, talking to a lot of teams. We know Boston came hard because this was the first time they have put one of their prized Brooklyn picks the next two seasons on the table. Update on Boston, Indy: Boston hasn't met Indiana's asking price on Paul George, but Nets pick has entered conversation now, sources say. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017 The Hawks were trying. Multiple teams … [Read more...] about Celtics, Nuggets, others make runs but Paul George still a Pacer. For now.