The Suns have a lot of promising young talent, and they put it on full display Thursday night against the Nets as Phoenix brought out the youngest starting lineup in NBA history.
Phoenix started Tyler Ulis (21), Devin Booker (20), Derrick Jones Jr. (20), Marquese Chriss (19) and Alex Len (23), bringing together an average age of 21 years and 14 days. The young group got off to a fast start, taking a 32-22 first-quarter lead over Brooklyn, but it didn’t last.
Authentic Youth Lance Dunbar Jersey Instead of leaving the game, Towns remained in his seat and he knee began to swell considerably. By the end, he couldn’t put weight on his knee, and he was provided crutches as he left the arena to go to a hospital.
No lawsuit has been filed, but Towns is still considering his options. Suing the team your son plays for isn’t a good look, and could hurt the younger Towns’ future with the franchise. At the same time, Towns appears to have suffered a fairly serious injury as he was spotted with crutches three weeks later at All-Star weekend.
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As SI writer and legal expert Michael McCann notes, a lawsuit isn’t good for anyone. According to him, this issue will likely be resolved out of court.
The Clippers started off the season on a 14-2 tear, playing in sync and showcasing an elevated defensive intensity not seen in years past. They have stumbled since that hot start due to those key injuries and a drop in defensive efficiency, something coach Doc Rivers and his players have certainly noticed throughout the season.
The core of Paul, Griffin, Redick and DeAndre Jordan continues to accumulate wins, but a title remains elusive. How much longer is the Clippers’ championship window open? With unrestricted free agency coming after the 2016-17 season, will Redick stick with the stars in LA?