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14/03/2018

in our (city). I think it elevates all of us.Villanova: The Wildcats won their eighth straight game over Penn at the

Cavaliers guard Mo Williams elaborated Thursday on his decision to play basketball this season, in what he plans to be his 14th and final year in the NBA. Stephen Curry 2 Shoes For Sale .Just talking with my family, that was the most important thing, Williams told ESPN.com in a phone interview from his offseason home outside Dallas. And also, just the fact that they didnt have anybody experienced enough behind Kyrie [Irving]. We have Jordan [McRae]?and we have Kay [Felder], and those guys are going to develop and theyre going to be really good, but they need some experience.I just thought about repeating, thought about another championship, and I didnt want to put the Cavs in a situation where [they didnt have a] guy [who] could come in and play 5-10 minutes that could help them win and be a difference. I didnt want to put the Cavs in that situation at the end of the day.Williams announced his intention to return Wednesday on Twitter.Cleveland lost its primary backup point guard from last season, Matthew Dellavedova, in the offseason after he signed a four-year, $38 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Before Dellavedovas departure, the Cavs paid $2.4 million on draft night to acquire a second-round pick and draft Felder, a 5-foot-9 guard out of Oakland.McRae, called up by the Cavs from the D-League in February, is traditionally more of a scorer but has been developed as a point guard in the offseason for his defensive potential at the position.Williams exercised his $2.2 million player option for 2016-17 back in June, but with the Cavs unsure of his health status, the team considered waiving his contract under the stretch provision, allowing them to spread out the money owed, or finding a trade partner for the one-time All-Star during the offseason.Williams, who will turn 34 in December, confirmed to ESPN.com that chondromalacia, an irritation of the cartilage under his left kneecap, caused him to consider retiring in the middle of last season and again after the NBA Finals once Cleveland came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors.Physically Ive been dealing with this knee for four years, so its nothing new, said Williams, who received a platelet-rich plasma injection in the knee before the playoffs that helped ready him to be a spot contributor in the postseason. It just got to the point where its like a cup of boiling water. If you turn it up high enough, eventually it will boil over.It just got to the point where my knee was bothering me a lot and, s---, we won the championship, man. Thats my ultimate goal. Thats all I ever wanted as a basketball player and when I conceded that aspect of it, that really my basketball life was fulfilled at that point. So it made the decision for me to walk away from the game a whole lot easier being that my boys are growing up and I want to have that time with them.Williams told ESPN.com that he did not consult with coach Tyronn Lue, general manager David Griffin or anyone else on the Cavs about his decision to return.LeBron James posted a photo of the teams voluntary minicamp at the University of Santa Barbara on Thursday, and Williams was the only Cavs player under contract not in attendance.Free-agent guard J.R. Smith, whose contract negotiations with the defending champions have stalled, was also not present.Williams is spending whats left of the offseason with his family and training at his eponymous gym, the Mo Williams Academy, before reporting to Cleveland for training camp next week.What Ill bring to the Cavs is what I do: Ill back up Kyrie, spell him some minutes and obviously do what I always do, Williams said. But my thing is these young guys coming up, like a Jordan, like a Kay and even Ky -- hes growing into that player that we always knew he was going to be -- but at the end of the day, just being around those guys Im able to bounce back 14 years that Ive had to them guys with no hidden agendas. I can only enhance them and help their progression.In the meantime, Williams says he looks forward to receiving his championship ring Oct. 25, when the Cavs host the New York Knicks on opening night.Obviously were going into another season and were going to be the defending champions. And as hard as it was to get it done last year, we should be able to come in with a lot of confidence, a lot of camaraderie, a lot of guys coming back that were on the team last year, Williams said. I feel like mentally were in a good place as a team. Obviously weve got the ultimate confidence in T-Lue and his staff, and I feel like we have two of the best players in the world on one team. So, I think were in good shape. Under Armour Curry One Basketball Shoes . "We have always prided ourselves on the way we play defence. Having two big pieces back is going to be a key for us moving forward for years to come," said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. Ua Speedform Phenom Black .C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said after all of these years in the NBA hes still amazed at some of the things LeBron James does. http://www.stephencurryshoe.com/under-armour-shoes-on-sale/ua-phenom-proto.html . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. PHILADELPHIA -- Kris Jenkins already made the biggest basket in Villanova history, so he can be excused a bit that he was unaware he was so close to a career points milestone.Assigned to shoot free throws after Penn was whistled for a technical foul, Jenkins stood alone at the line and sank the first one for career point 999. He calmly made the second attempt and hit No. 1,000.Jenkins was mobbed by teammates and buried in confetti when his 3-pointer at the buzzer beat North Carolina for the national championship. For his little slice of Villanova history, Jenkins simply hustled back on defense.It doesnt mean much, he said.Coach Jay Wright was surprised as well after the game and gave Jenkins a hearty congratulatory slap on the back at the press conference table.With little fanfare or championship parades, the magic numbers keep piling up at Villanova.Jenkins hit six 3s and scored 22 points and No. 2 Villanova again flexed its Philly muscle at the famed Palestra and dominated Penn 82-57 on Tuesday night.Already the national champs, the Wildcats (7-0) proved its still the best in the Big 5. Villanova, Penn, La Salle, Saint Josephs and Temple have had its rivalry games intertwined in the fabric of Philadelphia sports for 61 years.No team has made the series their own like the Wildcats. They beat the Quakers (2-3) for the 14th straight time and settled in for another round-robin romp with its record 15th straight Big 5 victory.Wright downplayed the significance of the record.If were thinking about it, its not going to help us get better, he said.Get better? The Wildcats played about as well as they could against an underwhelmed Ivy League team, making 12 of 26 3s overall. They shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half and quickly squashed any thought Penn would become this weeks version of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.I dont mean to slight their talent, but theres a lot more talented teams in the country; not a ton, but theres a good share, more length, more size, more speed, depth, skill, Penn coach Steve Donahue said. But theres no team that plays together, and that hard, in every aspect of the game.The Quakers won the opening tip, the students thatt packed the Palestra roared, they missed their first shot -- and Jenkins buried a 3 on the other end. Stephen Curry 2 Shoes Grey. Donte DiVincenzo hit a 3, so did Mikal Bridges and Josh Hart added one and the Wildcats led 40-22.Jenkins hit three of Villanovas seven 3-pointers in the first half to put this one away in a hurry. Hart, who had 12 points and nine assists, had his right hand wrapped in ice after the game. He may have jammed his thumb.DiVincenzo scored 13 points and Darryl Reynolds had 12 points and eight boards.Jackson Donahue led Penn with 12 points.BIG PICTURE:Penn: The Quakers never quit in front of a student section wearing red Beat Nova T-shirts. The Quakers could be contenders to make the first Ivy League tournament in Donahues second season.Donahue didnt think Villanovas city dominance crippled overall enthusiasm for the Big 5.I think it motivates and inspires the other four programs, he said. If we won tonight, I dont know wed be saying that. All these games, I think its incredible. Im proud to be part of the Big 5 and have a national champion in our (city). I think it elevates all of us.Villanova: The Wildcats won their eighth straight game over Penn at the Palestra. The Wildcats are the first reigning NCAA champions to play at the famed basketball gym on the Penn campus since, well, Villanova on Jan. 27, 1986. The Wildcats play two more games against Philly teams before a Dec. 10 game against Notre Dame that could prove their next toughest test.POLL IMPLICATIONSVillanova should stay at No. 2 in the Top 25.NO HARTWright has never been shy about sitting starters for the slightest rules infractions. He benched Hart, the preseason Big East player of the year, for the start of his one because he was tardy to a workout session. DiVincenzo started for Hart.UP NEXTPenn: The Quakers face another tough city rival Saturday at Temple.Villanova: The Wildcats try and keep their Big 5 winning streak rolling Saturday at Saint Josephs.---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 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 ' ' '