At least the Eagles didn’t trade a first round pick for a ‘meh’ wide receiver.
With the trade deadline approaching, Howie Roseman did make a Tuesday move by acquiring wide receiver Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions for a third round pick. Although he’s 30 years old, he’s an explosive wide receiver that’s very similar to Nelson Agholor.
With Tate on the Birds, the team now has three slot receivers (Agholor, Jordan Matthews, and Tate). What will happen with Agholor? Will he be moved back to the outside? Will Tate go to the outside?
I was happy with the acquisition, but thought there were bigger holes to fill elsewhere. Maybe a defensive back? But if Tate proves he was worth the pick and then some, like Jay Ajayi a year ago, then all will be good, especially with Carson Wentz looking like he’ll have a career year.
To make room for Tate, Bruce Hector was waived.
Joel Embiid had 31 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. That was expected. Ben Simmons had a near triple-double, which was also expected. But it was a disappointing stat-line of 11 points, 10 assists, and eight boards with a career-high 11 turnovers. Kawhi Leonard did a great job shutting him down and added 31 points to his effort. Would’ve been nice if the Sixers got him.
To add, Markelle Fultz scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting. They’ll host the Clippers Thursday night.
Off the court, the team unveiled their new “City Edition” uniform, which is honestly a really big advertisement for the Creed II film.
Caesars Entertainment is partnering with the Sixers (and the Devils).
The Flyers got a much-needed win last night in Anaheim as they defeated the Ducks 3-2. Sean Couturier and Ivan Provorov scored earlier in the game, with Claude Giroux assisting on both tallies.
But Nolan Patrick got the game-winner with 1:51 left off an Oskar Lindblom feed for a very important win.
Brian Elliott had a good night in the crease by stopping 23 of 25 shots.
Up next on this road trip is a Thursday night battle against the Los Angeles Kings.
In other sports news, Wing Bowl is done.
The Palestra has been branded. And the name sucks.
The first College Football Playoff rankings are out.
Here’s the full #CFBPlayoff Top 2️⃣5️⃣ rankings for games played through October 27.
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— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) October 30, 2018
Maryland football head coach DJ Durkin has been reinstated.
Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested Tuesday morning.
In the news, Great Valley High School’s principal resigned after he was arrested on theft and drug charges after stealing medicine from the nurse’s office.
Whitey Bulger was killed in a West Virginia prison.