Sports News: Nuggets Top Warriors, Mack’s BIG Contract
Sports News: Nuggets Top Warriors
Just when everything seemed to be falling in place for the Golden State Warriors, only one win separated the squad from securing a spot to the upcoming 2013-14 NBA season playoffs.
Yet, it was the Denver Nuggets who were able to really push it out there and forced the Warriors to wait one more game after pulling a slight 100-99 away win at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Cali, this last Thursday, April 10th.
And the man of the night was Kenneth Faried, who didn’t specifically lead his squad in points, but was able to barely nail, with a swift finger-roll, a lay-up that ultimately gave the Nuggets the win in literally the last second of the game.
Faried finished the night with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Still, it was Timofey Mozqov who led the squad with an outstanding 23 points, 29 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Warriors still remain one win away from securing a spot. It was Stephen Curry who led the squad with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, followed by Klay Thompson with 21 points.
According to Curry, it was quite a good game, from both sides, but it was the Nuggets who were simply able to sustain their performance to the last second of the game.
The Nuggets, now with a 35-44 season record and virtually out of the playoffs, will now prepare to face the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center this coming Saturday night, while the Warriors, still in the pursuit of the 8th spot of the qualifying, will now prepare to visit hurting Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center this same Friday night.
Sports News: NFL Mack’s BIG Contract
The Cleveland Browns announced this same Friday afternoon that center Alex Mack had just signed a written offer to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Although Mack had been labeled as a targeted player, pursued by quite a number of teams, it was the financial dimensions of his new deal that caught the attention of the media.
Although all the terms of the contract were not revealed, it appears that the contract is for five-years and for a total of $42 million with $26 million guaranteed.
Based on these terms, the Browns only have five-days to come up with an offer, and according to sources close to the Cleveland franchise, the organization is working fast to do so.
If Mack still sticks to the Jaguars offer, then he would make $10 million this season, and a total of $8 million for the next four. The first three seasons he would make an approximate of $26 million with the alternative of opting out at any time he wishes to do so.
Still, this makes the current Pro-Bowl center the highest guarantee of the entire offseason free-agents.
Although Mack has not revealed any personal thoughts, sources close to his agent claim that the player is currently analyzing, with all precautions taken into account, his options during this offseason.
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