Posted March 13, 2018
Kirk Cousins Set to Break The Bank and Compete for a Championship
Kirk Cousins bet on himself in contract negotiations with the Washington Redskins and it is going to pay off for him big time. Cousins is reportedly set to sign a record three year $84 million dollar contract that is fully guaranteed, that’s right, you read that correctly–fully guaranteed. This is unprecedented for NFL contracts. The deal also gives Cousins the ability to hit free agency again in 3 years and possibly cash in again.
If that wasn’t enough, Cousins is going to a better team than the one he left. The Minnesota Vikings have two game breaking wide receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, and possibly the best defense in the NFL. Cousins did as well as he could possibly do by betting on himself and not caving on his value.
Wizards Hit The Wall Against The Timberwolves
The Washington Wizards have come down to earth losing 116 -111 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves were without All Star Jimmy Butler while the Wizards were again without John Wall as he is still out after knee surgery. The Wizards had no answer for the skill set of young superstar Karl Anthony Towns who had 37 points and 10 rebounds as well as the go ahead 3 to seal the game in crunch time. Marcin Gortat continues to struggle for the Wizards with 6 points and 2 rebounds in 24 minutes of action. The Wolves sent Towns at Gortat early to set the tone for the game.
A lot of critics said the Wizards were a better team without John Wall but recent evidence suggest otherwise. I think the more accurate description is that the Wizards were playing better without John Wall. Your team can’t lose a perennial all star for nothing in return and get better. So now the challenge is trying to incorporate John Wall and add him to their improved ball movement oriented offense. The playoffs are right around the corner and the Wizards are a dangerous wild card that I don’t think any team in the Eastern conference wants to see in a seven game series.
- Karl Anthony Towns is one of the most gifted young players in the game. His skill set and versatility is remarkable.
- Otto Porter was a bit of a let down with only 8 points on 4 of 14 shooting. His big contract makes these lackluster games stand out a lot more.
- Ramon Sessions is a much better back-up point guard option than Tim Frazier. Sessions looked very steady and sharp with the second unit.
- I think it might be time to test out Ian Mahinmi in the starting lineup. They need at least a 10 and 10 double double from the center position and Gortat isn’t producing that lately. Mahinmi had 10 point and 9 rebounds in 23 minutes of action vs. Gortat who had 6 points and 2 rebounds in 24 minutes
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