Green Going Bye-bye?
As the losses begin to pile up in Cincinnati, the threat of a potential Bengals rebuild draws closer, and that could lead to several veterans on the roster getting dealt ahead of this month’s trade deadline.
One player being discussed as a possible trade candidate is star wide receiver A.J. Green. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, rival general managers believe the Bengals could get a first-round pick for Green, who has yet to play this season because of a foot injury.
La Canfora adds that for a trade to happen, two things would need to happen: Green needs to recover from his foot injury soon, and he would need to negotiate a new deal with the acquiring team since his contract is up after this season.
When healthy, Green is regarded as one of the best receivers in the NFL, but injuries have kept him off the field for most of the last few seasons. La Canfora mentions the Patriots and Saints as teams looking for pass-catching help.
It will be interesting to see how things play out in Cincinnati, good info to have for fans of sports betting as well as who and where to bet the super bowl. With five straight losses to start the season, it doesn’t look like the Bengals will be turning things around anytime soon even with a healthy Green in the lineup.
Don’t Blink Dunk
Pelicans big man Zion Williamson is already showing why he was worthy of being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft.
Williamson has yet to play in a regular-season game as of yet, but he’s already made the highlight reel, and did so in a big way in Monday’s preseason game against the Hawks.
It took him less than two minutes of game time to drive the lane, then finish off the play with authority — in the form of a massive, one-handed tomahawk dunk.
OH MY GOD, ZION WILLAMSON! pic.twitter.com/acieoN4KgF
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) October 7, 2019
Wow, just wow.
Chapman Beat By Champaign?
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman currently has a large bandage on his hand, and the reason behind that isn’t one you’d expect.
Chapman reportedly injured his left (pitching) hand celebrating after the team defeated the Twins in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday night, an interesting tip if your looking for an edge on legal betting sites — thus pulling off the series sweep.
The Yankees flamethrower told the New York Post he hit his hand on a bottle while celebrating.
“I was just celebrating and everyone was jumping around,” Chapman told the Post. “I got hit with a bottle, but it’s fine.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he actually even bumped into Chapman’s bandaged hand.
“I saw it when he walked by,” Cashman told NJ.com. “It’s a question on my mind. You know what he did? He gave me a fist-bump with the wrap on his wrist. So, I was like, what’s that? But they were all going out on the field and he had a huge smile on his face. So I have no answer as to what that is. But I fist-bumped it.”
Bottle hits Aroldis Chapman in wacky Yankees injury scare | His hand is bandaged up, but he says it will be fine. pic.twitter.com/LIEZQvhDUo
— KSP Sports Bot (@kodali_siva) October 8, 2019
The Yankees await the winner of the Astros-Rays series.