Nick Young is famous for a lot. He was engaged to Iggy Azalea, he is the subject of a meme, and he will never outgrow the nickname “Swaggy P.”
Gordon broke in as a shortstop with the Los Angeles Dodgers and made himself into a Gold Glove second baseman with the help of infield coach Perry Hill in Miami. Now he’ll have to adjust to a whole new world view in center field. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, the quintessential free thinker, saw the dynamic potential of a Gordon-Jean Segura pairing at the top of the order, and the Statcast numbers convinced him that Gordon had the raw materials to play outfield. Gordon’s sprint speed of 29.7 feet per second is fourth in MLB behind that of Minnesota’s Byron Buxton, Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton and Cleveland’s Bradley Zimmer — all center fielders — and he has the capacity to outrun the occasional bad jump or read.
“He saw the doc and our trainers and took the rest of the night off.”
Joerger, 43, is in his second season as the Kings coach and is 47-84 with Sacramento. Turner said Joerger had been “feeling great” before the game.
“He’s a young coach in good health, a lot of energy and he exerts it during the game and in practice,” Turner said. “It’s just an incident that happened and, unfortunately it was when the lights were on.
Thunder center Steven Adams put it best with his reaction to Andre Roberson’s ugly injury.
“It’s s—. It’s real s—,” Adams said after the Thunder’s 121-108 win over the Pistons. “He’s a huge part of our team and why we win. It’s a huge blow to us, but we’re just gonna have to rely on some other players to step up.”