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سایت طوفان بت : Why Texans won the trade

Why Texans won the trade

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It’s amazing how quickly a Stefon Diggs trade analysis reveals the state of mind of both the Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills. While Diggs has some work to do if he wants to be considered among the greatest WRs of all time, he’s been to the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons and is in the prime of his career.

Including free agents, he could end up being one of the best players to change teams this offseason.

Who Won the Stefon Diggs Trade?

As always, only time will tell how this trade will play out. But what side appears to be the winner of the Diggs trade to the Texans?

At first glance, Houston is the obvious winner because they’re acquiring a great wide receiver and a couple of late-round draft picks for a second-round pick that wasn’t even theirs in the first place. However, let’s conduct a deeper Stefon Diggs trade analysis that looks at each team’s perspective.

Why the Texans Won

The obvious reason why the Texans won the trade is that they got a great player. Diggs has gained over 1,000 receiving yards in six straight seasons, averaging just under nine touchdowns per season during that stretch. He’s currently five yards shy of 10,000 career receiving yards and has rarely been hurt during his career. 





However, aside from the obvious, Diggs is a perfect fit for what the Houston offense needs. Coming off their promising 2023 campaign, the Texans are still young offensively. Despite his brilliant rookie season, C.J. Stroud can still benefit from having a veteran wide receiver at his disposal, especially one who’s proven to be as consistent and reliable as Diggs.

Josh Allen was entering his third season in the NFL when the Bills acquired Diggs, so this should be a familiar situation for him, enabling Diggs to help Stroud take another step forward.

On top of the intangibles he brings to the table, the look of Houston’s offense has changed with Diggs in the picture. Rather than Nico Collins being the no. 1 receiver coming off a breakout season, Diggs will take that role, freeing up Collins to face each team’s second-best cornerback. Meanwhile, the Texans still have Tank Dell in the slot with the likes of Robert Woods and John Metchie in the picture as depth. 

The Texans are also in excellent shape at running back with Joe Mixon and Dameon Pierce with Dalton Schultz giving Houston a proven tight end. Having Diggs figures to make all of those players because of the attention he warrants from opposing defenses.

In a way, Diggs adds legitimacy to a team that hopes to compete for the AFC crown next season. He represents a missing piece of the puzzle that makes that goal more realistic as long as Stroud can replicate his performance from last season.





Why the Bills Lost

By trading away Diggs, the Bills’ offseason plans were revealed to the rest of the league – just in case there was any doubt left. Due to their salary cap situation, the Bills have already parted ways with several key players on both sides of the ball. Buffalo will have to lean heavily on Allen and the team’s offensive playmakers in 2024, even more than the Bills have in recent years.

Without Diggs, that set of playmakers has been significantly weakened. Curtis Samuel is currently projected as Buffalo’s top wide receiver. That’s not going to inspire a lot of confidence, especially with questions about other parts of the roster. Any hope of being able to ride Allen to a Super Bowl in 2024 has been greatly diminished with this trade.

In fairness, with or without Diggs, the Bills were going to have a long road to the Super Bowl this season. If trading Diggs can help them get under the cap for the 2025 season and add an early-round draft pick to gear up for a serious run two years from now, this trade may not look so bad. But in the immediate future, the Bills are big losers and the Texans are big winners of this trade.

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سایت طوفان بت : Jose Mourinho ‘would love’ Chelsea return

Jose Mourinho 'would love' Chelsea return

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Jose Mourinho would love the chance to return for a third spell as Chelsea manager, a report has claimed.

Current Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino finds himself under immense pressure after watching his side tumble back into the bottom half of the Premier League table, with some inside Stamford Bridge chanting Mourinho’s name as Chelsea fell 4-2 to Wolves at the weekend.

Mourinho, who is currently out of work after leaving Roma in January, has spoken fondly of Chelsea since he left England, and according to the Daily Mail, he would “love” the opportunity to return to Stamford Bridge once again.

Alongside his eternal affinity for the club, Mourinho would relish a return to Chelsea for personal reasons. His family home sits just 200m from the Bridge and it is understood that his children still live in London alongside his wife.

As a result, a return to Chelsea would appeal to Mourinho, but it remains to be seen whether Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali will keep their faith in Pochettino, who claimed on Tuesday to have received a positive message of support from the owners after the Wolves loss.

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho last led Chelsea in 2015 / CLIVE ROSE/GettyImages

Mourinho first joined Chelsea in 2004 as the first appointment of the Roman Abramovich era, and he won two Premier League titles with the Blues before disagreements with the then-owner saw him depart in 2007.

After successful stints with Inter and Real Madrid, Mourinho returned to Chelsea in 2013 and, with the likes of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas at his side, he brought one more title before leaving in late 2015.

Since managing Chelsea, Mourinho has had stints at both Manchester United and Tottenham, but he has never hidden his love for the Blues, describing them as “my Chelsea” in an interview with Sky Sports last summer.

“Chelsea will always be Chelsea,” he said. “Chelsea will always be big and my house will always be 200 metres away from the stadium so I want to keep listening to the sound of happiness and success. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be like that.

“Of course, my English connection is Chelsea. That’s the way I see things, as a Chelsea man after two periods of Chelsea and six years.”


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سایت طوفان بت : Spice Diana Joins 22Bet As Brand Ambassador

Spice Diana Joins 22Bet As Brand Ambassador

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Spice Diana, Uganda’s famous R&B and Afrobeat artist, joins the 22Bet family as a Brand Ambassador on January 15. 

Spice Diana launched her music career in 2014 with the song ‘Onsanula’ hitting the local charts. Since then, she has released numerous hits like ‘Do Me’, ‘Omulembe’, ‘Anti Kale’, and ‘I Miss You.’ Her music style can be described as a nice blend of R&B and Afrobeat. 

During her career, Spice Diana has won several music trophies, such as Best Female Artist at the HiPipo Music Awards (2015), Best Video at the NTV Awards (2016), Female Artist of the Year at the Zzina Awards (2018, 2019), and Best Collaboration at the HiPip Music Awards (2019). 

She has collaborated with Ugandan and international artists, including Ray G, Pallaso, and Jamaican Orisha Sound. One of her recent performances was in London in December 2023 at the Afro Amapiano Fest.

Spice Diana enjoys an iconic status on her home soil in Uganda. She is also well known as a successful R&B singer in neighboring countries, such as Kenya and Ethiopia. On Instagram only, she has around 1.8M followers. 

At the 22Bet inaugural ceremony, she said: ‘I am proud to announce to you that I have been signed on as a Brand Ambassador for 22Bet Uganda.’ From now on, Diana, along with Khaligraph Jones, will not only delight you with their songs but also participate in important community events. Caring about local community development, we at 22Bet look forward to various charity and music projects with our Brand Ambassadors in 2024 and beyond!

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سایت طوفان بت : SEC Spotlight: Programs that won the early transfer window

SEC Spotlight: Programs that won the early transfer window

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The early window to enter the transfer portal is officially closed. Barring a five-day extension for playoff teams, players will have to wait until the spring to enter their names in the portal. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the biggest portal winners from the SEC.


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Ole Miss

Princely Umanmielen

Princely Umanmielen (USA Today Sports Images)

The recent loss of star running back Quinshon Judkins stings, but Ole Miss is still the biggest winner of this year’s early transfer cycle. The Rebels came away with an embarrassment of riches, landing seven players in the top 100 of the Rivals Transfer Tracker.

Ole Miss’ haul is highlighted by Walter Nolen, the top player in this year’s cycle. Along with landing the former Texas A&M defensive lineman, the Rebels also bolstered their defensive line by bringing in two other elite pass rushers in Florida’s Princely Umanmielen (No. 11 overall) and Tennessee’s Tyler Baron (No. 69 overall). Behind them will be former Arkansas linebacker Chris Paul Jr. (No. 48 overall) and former Oklahoma defensive back Key Lawrence (No. 37 overall).

Ole Miss also added to its offensive arsenal by bringing in the No. 3 wide receiver in the portal in South Carolina’s Antwane Wells Jr., ranked No. 21 overall.

The Rebels know they have a window for success, and they capitalized on it. They should be legit playoff contenders next year.




Cayden Green

Cayden Green (Parker Thune)

Missouri put itself in a position to build off its Cotton Bowl-winning season by making several key additions through the portal. None of those were bigger than offensive lineman Cayden Green, who the Tigers stole from new conference rival Oklahoma.

Green, a Missouri native, started five games at guard during his freshman season with the Sooners. He should also play a big part in the Tigers’ front as they look to protect returning quarterback Brady Cook.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Tigers poached cornerback Toriano Pride from Clemson and linebacker Corey Flagg Jr. from Miami.

Look for Missouri to continue to make noise in the SEC moving forward.




Trevor Etienne

Trevor Etienne (© Matt Pendleton / USA TODAY NETWORK)

Georgia suffered some notable portal departures, but it was also able to pull in some talent as well.

The Bulldogs’ most notable addition is Florida running back Trevor Etienne, who will end up as the No. 2 back in the portal once Judkins officially enters. After sitting in the 700-yard range on the ground the past two years, Etienne should have the ability to take his game to another level in Athens.

Georgia also gave returning quarterback Carson Beck a tall target in 6-foot-5 receiver Colbie Young, who reeled in 47 receptions for 563 yards and five touchdowns last season. He’ll be joined by Vanderbilt transfer London Humphreys, who caught 22 passes for 439 yards and four scores.




Domani Jackson (left)

Domani Jackson (left) (Jeff McCulloch/TrojanSports.com)

Alabama saw a mass exodus through the transfer portal this week following its Rose Bowl loss to Michigan. However, none of the Crimson Tide’s departures should sting too much.

Conversely, Alabama was able to answer two major needs by bringing in Southern California cornerback Domani Jackson (No. 13 overall) and Texas A&M edge rusher LT Overton (No. 24 overall). Both five-star defenders should compete for starting spots in next year’s defense.

The Crimson Tide also added Texas A&M offensive tackle Naquil Betrand. While the 6-foot-6, 340-pounder didn’t see the field for the Aggies during his debut season, he should provide depth to Alabama’s offensive front moving forward.

Alabama might not be done either.


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سایت طوفان بت : Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill hampered by ankle injury in loss to Titans

Dolphins' Tyreek Hill hampered by ankle injury in loss to Titans

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MIAMI GARDENS — Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill played only 33 snaps in Monday night’s 28-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans after suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter.

Hill was tackled out of bounds after catching a pass from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and immediately writhed in pain before leaving the field. He initially walked across the field from the Titans’ sideline to the Dolphins’ but ran the final 20 or so yards after hearing “MVP” chants from the home crowd.

The NFL’s leader in receiving yards didn’t play another snap until the Dolphins’ second drive of the third quarter, inspired in part by a text from his wife.

“When it happened, like my first reaction was like, man, my ankle is gone,” he said. “My adrenaline kicked in, I ran off the field, then I sat for a while and it got stiff and I was going through a lot of pain. Then I just made up in my mind, I came in at halftime, I texted my wife, I was like, ‘This s— hurt.’ I need an ankle massage tonight, and she’s like, ‘You’d better get your ass back in that game, dawg.’ I was like, ‘All right.’

“So I just made up my mind that it’s going to hurt. It’s going to suck. Tonight and tomorrow morning. I just went back in the game on my own, without anybody saying, ‘Reek, go.’ It was like, no, f— this, I’ve got to get out there and bring some energy and be that spark.”

Miami was outgained by the Titans 403 yards to 366 and largely struggled without Hill in the game. Miami played without starting offensive linemen Terron Armstead, Robert Hunt and Isaiah Wynn, who were inactive, and center Connor Williams, who left the game because of a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return.

After the game, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said he hadn’t spoken with the training staff yet for an update on Williams, who was seen wearing a knee brace while standing on the sideline during the game.

“I know it would take a lot to keep him out,” McDaniel said. “It’s probably not the most positive.”

While the Dolphins averaged 5.1 yards per carry, rushing for 158 yards on 31 attempts, they were far less successful throwing the ball.

Against Miami’s decimated offensive line, the Titans attacked, pressuring Tagovailoa on 39% of his dropbacks Monday night. Tagovailoa completed just 4 of 11 passes for 27 yards when pressured and was sacked five times.

He finished with 240 scoreless yards, completing 23 of 33 passes and snapping a streak of 21 consecutive games with a passing touchdown.

“I think what they wanted game-plan-wise was to put a shell over our team, forcing us to run the ball, forcing us to beat them that way,” Tagovailoa said. “But when you have someone like Tyreek go down, it does make it tough, but when you also have a couple of your key O-linemen go down, as well, it does hurt the guys up front and sort of the way we operate.

“I think one of the toughest parts of that is a lot of those guys haven’t gotten reps at some of the positions. It’s not to say that we practice for situations like this to happen. It just so happened that Connor went down and we already had a couple of our guys out. But needless to say, I know the guys up front will get better. I know the guys around me will get better. I will continue to get better. That’s the only way we can grow. We’ve just got to watch the tape. Tough loss tonight, but it’s going to linger like this if we don’t do anything about that.”

Despite playing a minimized role, Hill finished with 61 yards on four catches. Jaylen Waddle led the team in receiving yards with 79 on six catches.

“So I just made up my mind that it’s going to hurt. It’s going to suck. Tonight and tomorrow morning. I just went back in the game on my own, without anybody saying, ‘Reek, go.’ It was like, no, f— this, I’ve got to get out there and bring some energy and be that spark.”

Tyreek Hill on returning to MNF game after injuring ankle

Miami clearly looked off rhythm without Hill, but McDaniel blamed the loss more so on a lack of red zone production — two touchdowns on five red zone trips — rather than Hill’s injury.

“There’s a good amount of offense that goes through [Hill]. However … ‘Ced’ [Cedrick Wilson Jr.] made a couple plays,” he said. “It wasn’t the reason for the lack of first half — or really first three quarter — points. I think there were just critical times that we would be off a hair on first or second down and you’re put in a third down situation, and our protection wasn’t exactly what maybe we’d be used to on a play or two.

“Obviously a player of Tyreek’s caliber, it hurts when he’s not in. However, I think there was plenty of offense to be had and we’ve got a lot of guys that I trust to do that. I think that just bottom line, you have things like that happen in a game, you’re going to lose and those are lessons that are learned usually one way, and that’s the hard one.”

At 9-4, the Dolphins still hold a two-game lead in the AFC East over their division rival Buffalo Bills and host the New York Jets on Sunday. With a win and a Bills loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Miami would set itself up for a division-clinching scenario in Week 16.

There is no guarantee that Hill plays against the Jets — unless the decision is left up to him.

“That’s never something that I would be thinking about,” he said. “But if the trainers come to me, if they see something in the scans whenever I get these scans, they say, ‘Hey, Reek, you can sit out,’ I do it. But me being me, I don’t want to sit out. I want to be able to help this team any way I can, and that’s just who I am. I just don’t want to miss any games.”

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سایت طوفان بت : Jayson Tatum, Celtics showcase new outlets to snap offensive lulls vs. Knicks

Jayson Tatum, Celtics showcase new outlets to snap offensive lulls vs. Knicks

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Through the first quarter-and-a-half of action in the Boston Celtics’ Monday night win over the New York Knicks, the shots weren’t falling. Sam Hauser jumped out to a 3-of-4 start from distance, but outside of him, the Celtics shot 2-for-12 to open the game.

Boston’s offense process looked good. They were moving the ball, hitting their spots, and generating open looks. However, a bad result can lead to hanging heads, especially when the approach is sound.

But in head coach Joe Mazzulla’s mind, the threes weren’t the issue.

“Can I ask you a question?” Mazzulla said when asked about the cold shooting start. “Do you know how any missed layups we had in the first half? How come no one notices those? We had four missed layups for shots at the other end. I thought we played with great balance, and I think a missed layup can hurt you more than a missed three because it’s usually a five-on-four situation.”

Derrick White missed two, Kristaps Porzingis missed one, and Jaylen Brown did as well. For the Celtics, those missed opportunities led to clean looks for the Knicks on the other end of the court.

“I mean, if I could come up with another shot besides a three or a layup, I’ll do it,” Mazzulla said with a laugh. “You can’t kick it in. I mean, we couldn’t throw it in the ocean.”

Missing layups may be more costly on the court, but NBA players are confident in their ability to make shots at the rim. Missing a bunch of threes, on the other hand, could lead to hesitation.

Jayson Tatum started the game 0-for-6 from distance, but that didn’t slow him down.

“You put the work in,” Tatum said of his confidence level to keep shooting. “I’ve played enough games, had enough tough shooting nights. I mean, Game 6 last year was the prime example against Philly. I couldn’t hit a shot.

“But all good really, really good scorers know it just takes one to change your momentum, change how you feel about yourself shooting the ball. And once you see one go in you just feel a lot better about yourself.”

His cold start quickly turned into a red-hot scoring night, as he shot 5-of-6 from deep following his 0-of-6 opening. Tatum finished the night with 35 points on 13-of-23 shooting, and the interlude between his three-point slump and three-point barrage was full of new-look offense.

Tatum started the game 3-of-3 from the field, and then he took the ball beyond the arc.

Nothing. Three misses in a row from distance.

After three straight missed triples, he took the ball back inside. Tatum posted up, got in deep, and sunk a tough and-one just inside the paint.

Then he went back out behind the arc.

Nothing once again.

He followed that up with a dunk in transition and another post-up against Hart from which he nailed a turnaround jumper.

Then, after a few more misses, Tatum finally nailed a three at the 4:19 mark of the third quarter. From there, the floodgates were open. He shot 4-of-5 from deep the rest of the game and made his last four attempts.

Despite a rough stretch from deep, Tatum was able to find a rhythm by getting inside and working the post, something he’s been collaborating with assistant coach Sam Cassell on. And he’s not the only player getting to those spots.

“I think this year, what we have that we didn’t last year is we go to our post-up,” Mazzulla explained. “That kind of settles us down a little bit. It gets to a different spacing. It allows guys to give them a comfort level, and it helps us get to the free throw line a little bit. They beat us at the free-throw line.

“So I think when you’re going through those [cold spells], it’s something that we didn’t go to as much last year. This year, it’s like, ‘Okay when you want to settle it down, can we get JB JT Jrue into a post situation to create something? But you got to make the shot at some point.”

The Celtics shot 7-of-19 from three in the first half. A respectable 36.8%. But they were getting clean looks. And with a little work inside, they transferred their interior dominance to the outside.

In the second half, they went 12-of-24 from distance. A healthy process is the key to a successful offense, but having multiple spots to attack helps smooth out the kinks when shots aren’t falling. For the Celtics, the post-up is their newest weapon.

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سایت طوفان بت : Texas vs. Kansas State: Prediction, odds, picks

Texas vs. Kansas State: Prediction, odds, picks

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The No. 7 Texas Longhorns (7-1) and the 15th-ranked scoring defense will host the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats (6-2) and the 13th-ranked scoring offense on Saturday, November 4. The Wildcats are 4-point underdogs. 

The Longhorns’ last game was against the BYU Cougars, and they won by a score of 35-6. In their last contest, the Wildcats won versus the Houston Cougars, 41-0.

Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup between Kansas State and Texas — the point spread, moneyline, total Over/Under and a pick from our betting analyst Geoff Schwartz. 

Texas vs. Kansas State Game Information & Odds

  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas
  • TV: FOX
  • Live boxscore on FOX Sports
Texas vs Kansas State Betting Information updated as of November 2, 2023, 8:45 AM ET.
Favorite Spread (Odds) Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Moneyline Under Moneyline
Texas -4 (-110) -192 +160 49.5 -110 -110

Texas vs. Kansas State Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Kansas State (+4)  
  • Pick OU: Over (49.5) 
  • Prediction: Texas 27, Kansas State 26

Pick via FOX Sports Betting Expert Geoff Schwartz

I don’t like to be on the side of the public ‘dog when I’m not getting the best of the number, but I do believe Kansas State is going to keep this game close. 

The Wildcats are playing outstanding football lately, especially on defense, where they have not allowed a touchdown in nine quarters. Their defense is seventh in points per drive and 23rd in explosive play rate. 

Texas is without Quinn Ewers, so Maalik Murphy will make his second start. Murphy has talent, but he’s not Ewers and the Wildcat defense should be able to slow him down. The Longhorns are also struggling to convert on red zone opportunities, and without their starting quarterback — against this defense — that task is even more difficult. 

Kansas State’s offense is roaring right now behind Will Howard, running back DJ Giddens and a solid offensive line. KSU is playing a formidable Texas defense, one that is ranked 14th in points per drive and has a havoc rate in the mid-30s. It will be a cage fight between the KSU offense and Texas defense. 

This game is evenly matched, with both teams able to do multiple things well. Because Texas has a backup quarterback, the edge goes to Kansas State for me. 

I’m taking the Wildcats to cover. 

PICK: Kansas State (+4.5) to lose by fewer than 4.5 points (or win outright)

Will Kansas State vs. Texas determine the Big-12 race?

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Texas vs. Kansas State Betting Insights

  • Based on the spread and over/under, the implied score for the tilt is Longhorns 27, Wildcats 23.
  • The Longhorns have a 65.8% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability. The Wildcats hold a 38.5% implied probability.
  • Texas has compiled a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Kansas State has won six games against the spread this year, failing to cover twice.

Texas vs. Kansas State: Head-to-Head

  • Over their last two meetings, Texas has tallied two wins against Kansas State.
  • The Longhorns carry a 2-0 record ATS in those games, while the two teams have gone over the point total on one occasion.
  • Over their last two head-to-head contests, Texas has scored 56 points, while Kansas State has compiled 44.

Texas vs. Kansas State: 2023 Stats Comparison

  Texas Kansas State
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 34.5 (25) 37.4 (14)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 16.0 (13) 15.9 (12)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 9 (33) 7 (14)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 13 (35) 10 (78)

Texas 2023 Key Players

Kansas State 2023 Key Players

Name Position Stats
Will Howard QB 1,628 YDS (63.7%) / 14 TD / 7 INT
313 RUSH YDS / 6 RUSH TD / 39.1 RUSH YPG
DJ Giddens RB 722 YDS / 7 TD / 90.3 YPG / 6.2 YPC
21 REC / 240 REC YDS / 1 REC TD / 30.0 REC YPG
Treshaun Ward RB 466 YDS / 3 TD / 58.3 YPG / 5.3 YPC
13 REC / 104 REC YDS / 2 REC TD / 13.0 REC YPG
Avery Johnson QB 268 YDS (72.4%) / 2 TD / 0 INT
214 RUSH YDS / 6 RUSH TD / 26.8 RUSH YPG
Austin Moore LB 44 TKL / 7.0 TFL / 1.5 SACK
Kobe Savage S 41 TKL / 2.0 TFL / 2 INT / 2 PD
Khalid Duke DE 14 TKL / 6.0 TFL / 5.0 SACK
Marques Sigle S 40 TKL / 3.0 TFL

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سایت طوفان بت : 10 heaviest NBA players currently

10 heaviest NBA players currently

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Looking for the heaviest NBA player 2023? Read more below and find out who are the heaviest NBA players currently.

Heaviest NBA player 2023

Unlike football, weight is not that much of a factor in basketball. Basketball players aren’t linemen who need to have bigger frames to thrive throughout the game.

In basketball, weight is a double-edged sword. It can be advantageous for certain players since they can easily create space using their bodies. However, it can also be the number one cause of injuries since it puts stress on the knees. Being heavy also means you are a step slow on the defensive end, which can be problematic for teams.

Here are the ten heaviest players in NBA currently…

10. Wendell Carter Jr., 270 pounds

Wendell Carter Jr. is one of the best rebounders in the game. Combined with his athleticism, he uses his 270-pound frame to gather rebounds. Last season, he had 21 double-double games.

Apart from his inside scoring and rebounding, Carter can also stretch the floor. He can thrive on the perimeter and shoot the three-ball.

9. Andre Drummond, 270 pounds

We all remember Andre Drummond for leading the league in rebounds four times. He was a monster on both the offensive and defensive glass, reaching 15+ rebounds a game.

Drummond wasn’t uber-athletic. Rather, he uses his large frame to create space and coral rebounds.

However, as the game evolved, Drummond’s game declined. After all, he was a traditional center who lived mainly in the paint.

8. Kenneth Lofton Jr., 275 pounds

Standing at 6-foot-7, Kenneth Lofton Jr. is an undersized power forward. His bread and butter is his back-to-the-basket game where he uses his 275-pound frame to overpower smaller defenders. Even against taller defenders, Lofton can make them out of position with his strength.

Apart from his low-post scoring, Lofton can also stretch the floor and create plays for his teammates. He displayed his offensive versatility when he scored a career-high 42 points and 14 rebounds against the Thunder. It’s unclear whether Lofton will crack the Grizzlies rotation in the upcoming season, but it’s great to have a player like him at the end of the bench.

7. Joel Embiid, 280 pounds

After winning the MVP, Joel Embiid should be in the discussion of being one of the top centers in NBA history. Last season, he averaged 33.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game on 55% shooting. He won the league MVP and became the scoring champion.

Embiid’s 280-pound frame and strength allow him to dominate in the paint. He’s simply unstoppable when he gets the ball in the post. Apart from his strength, he has the footwork and soft touch around the rim to put his defenders out of position.

In addition to his dominance down low, Embiid can also shoot and handle the ball well. Slower centers don’t stand a chance against him even on the perimeter.

6. Robin Lopez, 281 pounds

Up to this date, Robin Lopez is still a serviceable center due to his defense and rim protection. His big frame allows him to become a solid defensive anchor inside the paint.

Lopez has been a journeyman throughout his career, playing for teams such as the Blazers, Bucks, and Bulls. He last played for the Cavs to serve as a backup to Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley.

5. Brook Lopez, 282 pounds

Brook Lopez is one of the best rim protectors in the league right now. His rim protection and three-point shooting are what make him valuable to the Bucks. He averaged a career-high in blocks last season with 2.5 swats per game. Despite being heavy, Lopez makes up for it with his verticality and elite timing to block shots.

Apart from being a block machine, Lopez can stretch the floor and shoot the three-ball well. Last season, he shot 37% on nearly 5 attempts per game from beyond the arc.

4. Nikola Jokic, 284 pounds

After winning the NBA championship in the 2022-23 season, Nikola Jokic is officially one of the top centers in NBA history. He’s arguably the most complete offensive player in the league right now. For his size, he has elite playmaking, rebounding, and shooting ability.

At 284 pounds, he uses his body well in the post to overpower defenders and shoot over them. What’s great about him is that he has soft touch for his size. He can make any shot even when it’s awkward looking.

3. Zion Williamson, 284 pounds

When it comes to the heaviest NBA player 2023 discussions, Zion Williamson‘s name will always be mentioned. After all, he has been struggling to stay healthy which can be attributed to his weight. His explosive style of play combined with his weight puts a lot of stress on his body.

When healthy, Zion is a hell of a player. He’s a freakish athlete who can bully defenders using his strength and dunk over defenders emphatically. Last season, he averaged 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists on 61% shooting.

2. Boban Marjanovic, 290 pounds

At 290 pounds, Boban Marjanovic will go down as one of the tallest and heaviest players in league history. His size is a matchup nightmare for his defenders in the post. He uses his size well to punish and shoot over defenders without getting blocked. He can easily dunk the basketball without even jumping.

Marjanovic has been a solid backup center for different teams such as the Pistons, Clippers, Mavericks, and Sixers. However, his minutes started dwindling down in the past few seasons. It’s unclear whether he will crack the rotation with the Rockets in the upcoming season.

1. Jusuf Nurkic, 290 pounds

Jusuf Nurkic is the heaviest NBA player in 2023. Despite being one of the biggest players in the league, Nurkic can move well for his size. He uses his body well to back down defenders and he has great footwork and touch around the rim.

In the past seven seasons with the Blazers, he has been a solid starting center, averaging 14.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. However, he has had trouble staying healthy in the past few seasons. Phoenix took a big risk trading for Nurkic this offseason.

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سایت طوفان بت : Five programs that won August

Five programs that won August

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The month of August was not nearly as busy as June or July but there were still some significant and memorable commitments. Here is a look at five schools that won the month in recruiting as we look toward the season:


The Crimson Tide did a great job of adding a legacy and flipping three other big-time prospects in the month of August to propel their class to No. 12 nationally, which is still low for their lofty standards.

Tight end Jay Lindsey out of Butler (Ala.) Patrician Academy flipped to Alabama from Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide got high three-star Rydarrius Morgan from Phenix City (Ala.) Central to flip from Florida State. Three-star DB Dre Kirkpatrick Jr., from Gadsden (Ala.) Gadsden City is the legacy that made his pledge.

The biggest get of the month was when five-star safety Peyton Woodyard from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco flipped to Alabama from Georgia. USC was also involved but playing in the SEC – and playing for coach Nick Saban – were big draws to the five-star.




It was a battle until the end for five-star safety Zaquan Patterson from Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna and literally could have come down to the final minutes as many felt the Seminoles would still win out in the end. That was not the case, though, as coach Mario Cristobal and his staff won a massive in-state recruiting battle because Patterson is excellent in the back end and keeping kids home is crucial.

Patterson was big but not everything. The Hurricanes also flipped four-star defensive end Elias Rudolph, who flipped from Michigan and transferred to Cincinnati (Ohio) Taft for his senior season from South Florida. The Hurricanes also added an offensive lineman with a ton of potential in three-star Kavion Broussard from Zachary, La.




Oklahoma might have had the best month of any school in the country – even if some of it was completely expected the Sooners will still take it.

Five-star defensive lineman David Stone came home to Oklahoma despite Miami’s best efforts to land him. The Sooners also got a commitment from four-star DB Eli Bowen, whose five-star brother, Peyton, signed with Oklahoma in 2022. Former Northwestern three-star quarterback commit Brendan Zurbrugg flipped to the Sooners.

Oklahoma City (Okla.) Heritage Hall three-star Andy Bass is an interesting pickup and has the athleticism to make things happen and then the Sooners also added three-star OL Josh Aisosa.




If anything had a better month, it was coach Lane Kiffin’s club. It was a huge win for Ole Miss to land five-star defensive lineman Kamarion Franklin as it seemed to be trending in Auburn’s direction in the closing days before his commitment date.

But Ole Miss got a whole lot more as well. Four-star quarterback Trever Jackson, who was highly impressive at the Elite 11, picked the Rebels along with former four-star athlete and former Arkansas pledge Noreel White.

Three-star tight end Dillon Hipp picked Ole Miss over Baylor and he brings major size to the passing game and Ole Miss also added three-star receiver Sanfrisco Magee and JUCO DB Cedrick Beavers.




It has really been a phenomenal summer for UCF’s recruiting efforts and August continued that trend with four big pledges, especially with two important four-star commitments.

After an early commitment to Georgia, four-star safety Jaylen Heyward backed off that pledge and decided to stay closer to home. Gus Malzahn and his team also landed four-star receiver Bredell Richardson.

That wasn’t all, though, as the Knights also added three-star receiver Jordyn Bridgewater and also high three-star running back Frankie Arthur from Texas.


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سایت طوفان بت : The best and worst of Brad Stevens’ front office

The best and worst of Brad Stevens’ front office

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It has been a fascinating few years for Brad Stevens since he took over as Celtics GM and President of Basketball Operations. It’s an impossible job to do perfectly, but from the outside looking in, it’s easy to see that he has a knack for the job.

He’s made big trades, eclectic draft picks, but most importantly, he’s built elite rosters. With another offseason coming to an end, let’s look back at Brad Stevens biggest trades and see if he came out on top.

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Kristaps Porzingis trade:

Boston Celtics acquired: Kristaps Porzingis, 2023 1st, top-4 protected 2024 1st
Memphis Grizzlies acquired: Marcus Smart
Washington Wizards acquired: Tyus Jones, Danilo Gallinari, Mike Muscala, 2023 2nd

We’ll start with the most recent headliner. Acquiring Kristaps Porzingis for Marcus Smart will likely go down as a defining trade moment for the Brad Steven’s Celtics. Not only are you moving on from a pillar of the organization in Smart, but KP signals a massive change in the way the Celtics will play basketball for the next couple seasons at a minimum.

Now, we’re in the business of giving grades and saying who won and lost a trade, so without basketball having been played, this remains an incomplete. On paper, acquiring KP for basically Smart, Gallinari, and Muscala is a pretty outstanding return. We won’t know about the metaphorical changes with Smart going until we, again, get into the season. For now, I say we give the Celtics the winning shade and adjust accordingly later.

Grade: Incomplete
Winner: N/A

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Al Horford trade:

Celtics acquired: Al Horford, Moses Brown, 2023 2nd
Thunder acquired: Kemba Walker, 2021 1st, 2025 2nd

We started with the most recent trade of Brad Stevens tenure, how about the first trade he made? Turning Kamba Walker’s contract and his knee issues into Al Hoford remains not only one the best trades of Steven’s career, but really of any trade made in the past few years. Horford has once again become an integral part of the Celtics rotation. His defense, 3-point shooting, and leadership are basically irreplaceable on this Celtics roster. It’s hard to imagine this team without him and re-acquiring him in the first place has proven to be a master stroke. This is a pretty easy A+ grade. Celtics come out as big winners.

Grade: A+
Winner: Celtics

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Derrick White trade:

Celtics acquired: Derrick White
Spurs acquired: Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, 2022 1st, 2028 1st swap

The Derrick White deal was the first trade Stevens made that was met with a fair amount of initial backlash. Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, a 1st round pick, and another potential pick swap for just Derrick White was not initially popular among the masses. Hilariously, most people were worried about the pick swap six seasons in the future. Thankfully, there is nothing to worry about anymore. Derrick White has gotten better by the season and now enters his 2nd full season with the team, becoming the de facto starting PG with Smart out the door. His 3-point shooting and court vision have both improved since joining Boston, adding onto his already elite perimeter and rim defense. I think it’s safe to say that this is another A+ trade and a big win for Stevens.

Grade: A+
Winner: Celtics

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Malcolm Brogdon trade:

Celtics acquired: Malcolm Brogdon
Pacers acquired: Aaron Nesmith, Daniel Theis, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan, 2023 1st

Looking back on this trade, it’s a bit shocking that the Celtics were able to acquire Brogdon for what ultimately became Aaron Neismith and a first round pick. Brogdon had a few seasons in a row with injury issues, so Stevens definitely took advantage of his price tag and got him for about 75 cents on the dollar. Brogdon was a big piece of the 2022 Celtics, but his injury issues caught up to him once again, as his elbow injury severely inhibited his play during the Eastern Conference Finals. This is a tough trade to judge. It was definitely a win of Stevens and the Celtics, but I’m not sure I’d call it the same level of success as the White or Horford trades. Let’s grade it a B/B+ for now and reevaluate once the reigning Sixth Man of the Year is healthy again.

Grade: B/B+
Winner: Celtics

Mike Muscala trade:

Celtics acquired: Mike Muscala
Thunder acquired: Justin Jackson, 2023 2nd, 2029 2nd

We’ll keep it quick on this one. Muscala was the big ticket acquisition at the trade deadline for the Celtics and by “big ticket” I mean it was all they could acquire after trading their 1st round pick for Brogdon a few months earlier. Muscala barely played, but he did end up being a nice trade piece to use during the Kristaps trade. I think we can give this one a C and give the Thunder the win since they got a few assets for Muscala.

Grade: C
Winner: Thunder

And that it’s so far! So far, Stevens has a 4-1 record in his trades with all four wins being major parts of his winning roster without giving up major long-term assets. For me, I say the Al Horford trade is still his finest. Flipping the Kemba contract to bring back a guy that has defined an era of Celtics basketball and him taking his game up another notch is a thing a beauty. It set the stage for the three other big trades he made and his handling of Horford the next few seasons will be a major part of the future of the Celtics roster. Anyway, it’s been a good start to Stevens tenure as Celtics GM. The KP trade starts the next chapter. Let’s see how it turns out for the boys in Green.

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