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Posted on 8:13pm Jun 28, 2017
While much of the focus of the NBA Offseason is about stars changing teams, there isnt necessarily a dramatic impact, say to LeBron James production going from Miami to Cleveland. Kyle Connor Jets Jersey . Leaving aside the possibility of more changes to come with the Cavaliers roster, there isnt an obvious reason that James numbers should be significantly different next season. His greatness will travel. On the other hand, there are some players that are looking at better opportunities next year, with the possibility of more playing time and touches leading to potentially better production. Here are 10 guys that could have bigger roles with their respective clubs next season: Chris Bosh, C, Miami - Wooed by the Rockets, Bosh decided to return to the Heat, even in the wake of LeBron James departure. Sure, newcomers Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts will have big roles in the frontcourt, but if anyone is going to have a bigger role in LeBrons absence, doesnt it have to be Bosh? He had 12.1 field goal attempts per game last season, his fewest since his rookie year (2003-2004!) and this while hes become a more effective shooter, with a career-best 55.5% effective field goal percentage, dramatically increasing his three-point attempts to 4.5 per game. Thats up from 1.6 per game, which had been a career-best, the year before. Sure, there wont be as many open threes if Deng is handling the ball instead of LeBron, but it should come as no surprise if Bosh sees his field goal attempts go back to 15-16 per game and he gets back over 20 points per game. Darren Collison, PG, Sacramento - After Isaiah Thomas departed for Phoenix, Collison moved north from the Clippers to take the Kings starting point guard job. Collison played a career-low 25.9 minutes per game last season, yet was effective enough, scoring 11.4 points and dishing 3.7 assists per game. With presumably more minutes and possibly more shots (Thomas was one of three Kings to average more than 15 field goal attempts per game), 26-year-old Collison is in position to have his numbers bounce back signfiicantly this season. Lance Stephenson, SG, Charlotte - Moving from starting shooting guard in Indiana to starting shooting guard in Charlotte doesnt necessarily mean a big change, but the Hornets let Gary Neal jack up 12.8 shots per game last season while shooting 35.3% from the field. Why not give those looks to Stephenson, who shot a career-best 49.1% from the field, averaging a career-high 14.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game with the Pacers last year. Jordan Hill, C, L.A. Lakers - There are newcomers at power forward for the Lakers, including Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and Ed Davis and, between them, they will eat some minutes in the middle, but Hill is looking at a prime opportunity to start for the Lakers, a chance to build on a great finish to last season, when he averaged 15.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in March and April. Hill shot a career-best 54.9% from the field last year and played more than 20 minutes per game for the first time in his career. If he can maintain that efficiency, he could be a real asset over 28-30 minutes per game as a starter. Patrick Beverley, PG, Houston - With the Rockets sending Jeremy Lin to to the Lakers, Beverley is head-and-shoulders above his competition for playing time at the point with the Rockets. Beverley may not play a bunch more, than the 31 minutes a night he averaged last season, but there are more touches available and if Beverley takes an extra couple shots per game and dishes a few more assists, he will continue on his Andrei Kirilenko, SF, Brooklyn - A 33-year-old forward coming off a season in which he averaged 5.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, while playing a career-low 19 minutes per game, Kirilenko will have to compete with younger Euro forwards Sergey Karasev and Bojan Bogdanovic for playing time but, as an established NBA player, Kirilenko should have first crack at replacing Paul Pierce in the starting lineup. With significant playing time, Kirilenko has an opportunity for something resembling a bounceback season. Donatas Motiejunas, PF, Houston - One other reason that the Rockets should have some shots available is that they let Chandler Parsons go to Dallas and only James Harden (16.5) had more than Parsons 13.3 field goal attempts per game. With a thinned-out roster, because they were trying to lure a premier free agent, there is opportunity in Houston for someone like Motiejunas, a 23-year-old left-handed 7-footer who has put up 5.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in a little over 14 minutes per game through two NBA seasons. Motiejunas had a strong showing in the Las Vegas Summer League so maybe hell find his way into a regular spot in the Houston rotation and put up some decent numbers as a result. Cody Zeller, PF, Charlotte - With Josh McRoberts moving on, there is opportunity available in the Hornets frontcourt and last years fourth overall pick, Zeller, should have the edge over this years ninth overall pick, Noah Vonleh, for a spot in the starting lineup. Zeller started slowly as a rookie, shooting 38.0% from the field before the All-Star break, but he hit 50.7% from the field after the break, averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in 18.3 minutes per game. If Zeller is a starter, 12 (points per game) and 8 (rebounds per game) should be possible. Anthony Morrow, SG, Oklahoma City - While the Thunder are looking at a starting lineup that will effectively include two point guards, Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson, there should be a regular rotation role for Morrow, a three-point bomber who hit 45.1% from beyond the arc last season and has made 42.8% on threes for his career. Morrow played under 19 minutes per game in New Orleans last season, but effectively takes over a spot from Thabo Sefolosha, who was playing 26 minutes per game for the Thunder last year. Some of those minutes would figure go to Jackson, but if Morrow plays 24 minutes a game, he could score in double figures. Hollis Thompson, SF, Philadelphia - 23-year-old Thompson started 41 games for the Sixers last season, averaging 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. An undrafted free agent out of Georgetown, Thompson made 40.1% of his three-pointers as a rookie and there just arent that many great offensive options for the 76ers. Once Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young get theirs, why couldnt Thompson double last years 4.8 field goal attempts per game? Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Tyler Myers Jets Jersey .com) - It may just be the right place and the right opponent for the Detroit Red Wings to snap their longest losing streak of the season. Michael Hutchinson Jersey .S. Olympic hockey management team have been making what he called "ghost rosters" since August.La belle ville was abruptly woken up early Wednesday morning as it suffered through its first snowstorm of winterlude. By mid-morning, those grey skies were getting replaced with blue ones. Rays of soccer sunshine began appearing over at City Hall as the great and good of FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 began descending on the building. The last such time I had managed to wangle myself into one of Montreals most iconic of structures was shortly after your Montreal Impact were crowned 2009 USL playoff champions. I felt like a kid again that late fall early evening, as I waited on City Hall steps for the Impacts team bus to show up; packing the trophy, inside to receive a civic honour and back on the bus for their White House moment. The entire Impact squad, coaching staff and exec feted on that fabled Montreal Canadiens ice surface. As one, a sold out Bell Centre crowd rose to their feet to applaud their soccer champions.  Tears were shed, and you knew at that exact moment, soccer had landed most firmly on Montreal terra firma. The roots of that arrival though are traced back to the spring of 2007 when, not only a key host city for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Canada 2007, the organizing committee bestowed on Montreal the honour and privilege of opening the tournament. It was June 30 when Brazil played Poland with over 55,000 rocking Stade Olympique, including some Carlito football geezer best known as Carlo Ancelotti (I think he manages Real Madrid these days). Start as you mean to go on then, as FIFA Under-20 World Cup Canada 2007 blew up the FIFA record book on previous U-20 or Youth World Cups as they were previously tagged. Through the three weeks, close to 1.2 million supporters flocked to the venues across this fertile football land, all occurring under the watchful eye of Peter Montopoli, Canada 2007s National Event Director. Wednesday morning at City Hall, Montopoli rose to the podium as Chief Executive Officer of FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014. On Friday, he briefly took time out to reminisce about 2007. "The success of the 2007 competition was really a result of the people who came out and supported the players and organization. In Montreal, clubs made a huge impact on the attendance numbers and created a really dynamic environment, and the volunteer community was phenomenal."  Since taking over as the highest ranking administrator in Canadian soccer, as CSA General Secretary in early 2008 reporting directly to FIFA and overseeing an organization that ticks as Canadas soccer nerve centre, Montopoli has stared down immense challenges both structurally and performance related over the intervening years. Even a possible mutiny from a band of merry ladies who shrugged over Deutschland 2011 disappointments by going on to achieve unprecedented soccer fame and glory a mere 12 months later in London. As optimistic as he may well be for Canada 2014 before that, Montopoli is realistic. The biggest mistake any organizing body for a national tournament can make is to expect much the same the second time around. "We hope to replicate that in 2014, but we need the support of the community, and Wednesdays press conference was an important first step towards developing those strong relationships with the business, government and soccer community in Montreal," Montopoli disclosed. "We are proud and very happy to be hosting the largest number of matches for the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 in Montreal. The City of Montreal will really be our headquarters for the competition, for both the National Organizing Committee and for FIFA, starting with the Official Draw on March 1." Spoken like a seasoned diplomat, at City Hall on Wednesday morning, Montopoli stood four square with MMontreals highest ranked municipal officer Denis Corderre. Dustin Byfuglien Jets Jersey. Elected mayor just earlier this month, Corderre didnt waste much time displaying his sporting credentials when taking to his personal Twitter account to take a pop at an underperforming extremely well-paid member of les Habs. In an instant, Corderre went from little-known well-regarded local politician to Twitter celebrity. That fame only fleeting, on Wednesday when he took to the podium at City Hall, Corderre deftly handled his introductory soccer speech in the same manner Messi waltzes around opponents. Corderre may have been speaking to a hushed room but he was wise enough to know he was also speaking to a growing demographic of the Montreal electorate. Montopoli was suitably impressed with his administrative team mate. "We are thrilled to have the support of Montreals Mayor, Denis Coderre," he said. "His participation in this weeks announcement at Montreal City Hall of the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 venue pack on sale and official draw information demonstrated his commitment to supporting us as we move towards the competitions in 2014 and 2015." The final part of the Canada 2014 podium in Montreal is Francis Millien. Instrumental in Montreals extraordinary 2007 legacy, Millien is a veteran of the beautiful game with over 35 years service, mainly as an administrator. Not many even in the Canadian media though can claim to have sat down with Zinedine Zidane but Millien has. There at Stade Olympique in full force for FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, Millien is well aware of la belle villes football pedigree. "Montreal is a soccer city. You can feel the excitement in the soccer community when big matches are taking place. I have always been confident that Montreal would be an excellent host city for international competition. We proved it in 2007, and well prove it again in 2014 and 2015," Millien told TSN.ca. As Montreal will be Canada 2014s beating heartbeat, so was the city of Edmonton when the nation last hosted this tournament back in the summer of 2002. No prizes for guessing which London 2012 medal-laden international soccer superstar waltzed off as tournament MVP and top scorer. Crushing all English hearts as she smashed five into the English net in the quarter-finals, Christine Sinclair is no recent football phenomenon. A decade before that crushing London 2012 semi-final defeat, 19-year old Sinclair and many of the London 2012 heroes suffered the agony of defeat in that 2002 final played at Commonwealth Stadium in front of a very loud and very knowledgeable crowd. Compounding the misery? It came at the hands of the US in extra time with a second half so termed golden goal resulting in Canadian silver. Montopoli recollected the heartache but like all bad, goodness ultimately prevails. "The last time Canada hosted this competition back in 2002, we won a silver medal and helped set a still-standing record of 47,784 fans in the final. I have no doubt that Canadians will once again rally behind our U-20 team like they did in 2002." "Canadians will remember how Christine Sinclair, one of this years FIFA Womens World Player of the Year nominees, wowed fans in 2002 and received both the adidas Golden Boot and adidas Golden Ball for her efforts. "Today, many of the 2002 Canadian players who captured the hearts of a nation are representing Canada on the senior womens national team," concluded the chief executive officer of FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 Set August 2014 aside. Mark it in your calendars now. The world will be watching and Montreal will not disappoint.   You can reach and follow Noel Butler at:Noel.Butler@BellMedia.ca @TheSoccerNoel on Twitter Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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