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Orlando Summer League Recap

The smaller, more intimate Orlando Summer League is in the books, with the OKC Thunder crowned the inaugural champions of the event. There was a lot of big man talent on display, with newbies and returning players alike doing their best to thrive in this notoriously guard friendly setting. So how did they do? Read on to find out 8Steven Adams Adams had a surprisingly solid first Summer League, on both ends. After a nervy first game in which he looked to fit in rather than stand out, Adams strung together three consecutive strong games, flashing some offensive potential to go with his stout defense and solid screens. In two of these games Adams’ pick setting was key to his teammates exploding offensively. Against Detroit, Reggie Jackson went for 35 points overall and 23 in the 4th quarter and it was screens from Adams that freed him up to reap a lot of that carnage. The next game it was Jeremy Lamb coming off Adams’ brick wall picks and pulling up or carving into the paint. This is on…

Football

Most every Friday night in the fall you can find me on top of a pressbox helping coach the Lincoln County Patriots.  I’m almost always standing next to another coach, and we are talking with our coaching staff,  who are on the sideline.  Being up high, away from everything sounds like a disadvantage, but it helps us in so many ways.  We see every player on every play.  We see what is working, and what isn’t.  We see who is winning their individual battles, and who is not.  We also are able to see what our opponent is doing.  We can clearly see their formation, personnel, etc.  It is just nice being away from everything, yet very much connected. A few weeks ago my family and I went on a vacation to Charleston, SC.  I am not a big vacation guy.  I feel guilty if I am gone from work.   
This guilt doesn’t come from my church, my team, or anywhere else-except from with-in me.  Anyhow, my wife told me we needed this, and once again she was correct. A week of disconnecting from everything …