Friday, April 15, 2016

Leadoff with Lee 4.15.16

By Chris Lee, @TripleThreatLee

After a blockbuster trade between the LA Rams and the Tennessee Titans, Cleveland sports radio and Browns Twitter were LIT! The details of the trade are as follows....

Apparently, the quarterback the Rams want is Carson Wentz, as multiple outlets are reporting that the North Dakota State passer was the target of the trade talks from the Rams.

But wouldn't the local California Golden Bears' QB Jared Goff make more sense for the Rams? The Rams had multiple visits scheduled next week with projected top 15 prospects. They have canceled those for obvious reasons. The Rams worked out Carson Wentz and Jared Goff back in February and have their future quarterback in the crosshairs.

As expected, the Sacramento Kings have fired coach George Karl. The Kings are 33-48 heading into their final game and haven't reached the playoffs in 10 straight seasons. There is no reason to feel bad for Karl who has $10 million in guaranteed money left on his original four-year, $15 million contract.

Randy Wittman will return as coach of the Washington Wizards. The team announced Thursday that it would not pick up its option on Wittman's contract. Wittman was informed of the news Wednesday night, when the Wizards' season ended with a victory over the Atlanta Hawks. With a team built around All-Star point guard John Wall, and a roster set up to make a bid for Kevin Durant as a free agent this offseason, Washington finished at .500 with 41-41 record.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin has informed the team he is retiring. Harvin, 27, signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Bills back in March of last year after the Jets released him. Over the course of his seven years in the NFL, Harvin totaled 515 receptions for 4,020 yards receiving to go along with 916 yards rushing on 145 carries (6.3 YPC) and 27 total touchdowns.

The 2016-17 NFL schedule was released and the Cleveland Browns play five of first seven games on the road. Also notable, their bye week isn't until week 13, (weekend of Dec. 4), the latest allowable by the schedule makers. I'm not going to play the schedule game, but I'll let you decide their record for yourself.

The Seattle Storm selected Breanna Stewart with the first pick of the 2016 WNBA draft. The UConn star averaged 19.4 points on 58 percent overall shooting and 43 percent shooting from the 3-point line this season. She blocked 126 shots (3.4 per game), recorded 147 assists and amassed 8.7 rebounds per game for the Huskies while leading her team to their fourth consecutive Women's NCAA championship. Stewart is expected to make the 2016 United States Olympic team. The WNBA pauses it's season this summer from July 23 to Aug. 25 to accommodate the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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