All posts by Francis S Estepan

Senior writer, vlogger, creator, developer and personality at Nonsense Sports. Focus NFL, NBA, College Basketball, College Football, Soccer (El Mundial) among a variety of other sports. Overall sports enthusiast, fantasy football and baseball leagues strategist, novice (kick *ss) video gamer. Born in Bronx, New York of Dominican Parentage.

Yankees 2020 Spring Training Nonsense Report!! #Winning!! Yankees

Yankees 2020 Spring Training Nonsense Report!! #Winning!! Yankees

               MLB Spring Training is rolling!! The New York Yankees have played 3 games and won none of them but are still winning in spring training.  MLB spring training is about moral victories and the Yankees are winning all the moral victories.  3 games in and the Yankees are looking like the juggernaut that they are being projected to be.  As long as they stay healthy they will be a problem once the season starts.  Let’s talk some Yankees Nonsense

Pitching

JA Happ – looked fantastic in the 2 innings that he pitch ending with 2 strikeouts in his short time.  Happ look fresh and somewhat rejuvenated this season.  Happ ended the season with 12 wins and 140 strikeouts, in a season where he was probably asked more than he could provide, which that should be different this year.  The Yankees have a bit more depth and even with injuries that could limit James Paxton (3-4 Months), Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka, Happ’s role should still be one that he can handle.  Happ will be a key player during the 1st half of the season.

Jul 24, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (34) pitches in the first inning against Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Gerritt Cole – Debut went was expected 2 strikeouts in 1 inning and he looks like he is picking up right where he left off last season and that is exactly what the Yankees are needing.  Welcome to New York Cole!!!

–Replacing Dellin Betances—

Adonis Rosas, Domingo Acevedo, Jonathan Loaisiga, Albret Abreu are Luis Cessa are in charge of taking over those innings and they are all looking great.

Batting

Welcome Back Miguel Andujar!!!

Yankees Nonsense Conclusion

The Yankees look great so far in the areas that they should.  Injuries are still lagging but they are looking to have the depth to deal with.  So far, the Yankees pitching looks great as the are rotation through as many pitchers as possible.  Batting wise the health Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and the rest of the Bronx Bomber is crucial but with plenty of time till opening day they are looking good.

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What do you think about the Yankees so far??

Welcome to the Lakers Markieff Morris!! Reaction & Expectations!! & Kyle Kuzma!!

Welcome to the Lakers Markieff Morris!! Reaction & Expectations!! & Kyle Kuzma!!

               Is official Markieff Morris cleared waivers and signed the Lakers, who had to waive DeMarcus Cousins to be able to make it happen.  The Lakers’ didn’t make any big trades and just when they seem to have strike out on all buyout candidates, they land Morris.  Morris average 11 points and 3.9 rebounds with the Pistons so far this season.  Morris is a 6’8 245 lbs Power Forward who is having a career year percentage wise shooting 39.7% from the 3 Point.

               On paper Morris is a perfect fit with the Lakers, he brings strong defense and 3-point shooting with a veteran attitude.  Morris ability to switch on defenders could be his biggest attribute to the team.  The Lakers have to worried about throwing as many looks as possible to players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kwahi Leonard.  And on the offensive side Morris’ 75 made 3s this season gives him the 4th most for the Lakers behind LeBron James, Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

               Now Kyle Kuzma, if anybody should be worried and thankful is him.  Kuzma is 3rd scoring leader for the Lakers but his defensive liability some time makes him a target for other teams.  Which is where Morris comes in, to help out Kuzma focus more on scoring and less on defense, in theory or on a positive spin.  Now Kuzma, should also be worried because his minutes may be affected by Morris possibly fitting better than he does next to LeBron and AD defensively wise.  The goal for the Lakers is to make Morris and Kuzma work together creating a deadly bench mob.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – DECEMBER 4: Dwight Howard #39 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers smile during the game against the Utah Jazz during the gameon December 4, 2019 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

               My expectations, best case scenario Morris will take a combination of Rondo, Caruso and KCP minutes.  This would make Kuzma, Morris and Dwight Howard to spend more time playing together and are already expected to have more impact on the game.  Morris’ lack of playoff experience can be a bit of a red flag but now with an opportunity of a lifetime and after leaving so much money on the table, Morris should be looking to breakout with the Lakers.

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What are your expectations for Markieff Morris with the Lakers?

Rockets Trade Reaction & Nonsense

Rockets Trade Reaction & Nonsense

The Houston Rockets have officially traded away Clint Capela and if you are also confused about the trade you are not alone.  Does it make sense that PJ Tucker or Danuel House Jr is the starting center, not it doesn’t.  The Rockets’ wasted no time and started making deals in the trade deadline, so here we are.

The trade went down like this, 12 players & 4 teams:

Houston:

  • Robert Covington
  • Jordan Bell

Hawks:

  • Clint Capela
  • Nene (Be honest, did you know he was still in the league?)

Timberwolves:

  • Malik Beasley
  • Juancho Hernangomez
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • Evan Turner
  • Hawks 1st round pick (via Nets)

Nuggets:

  • Shabazz Napier
  • Keita Bates-Diop
  • Gerald Green (injured, will be waived)
  • Noah Vonleh
  • Rockets 1st round draft pick

Rockets’ Reaction – the Rockets got better in the sense of a perimeter wing that can shoot 3s and can switch 1-5.  Gave up a solid rebounder and rim protector.  The Rockets’ getting better with a small line up does not make up for the defense that they just gave away.  With how quick the Rockets gave away Capela, it must mean that they are not done making moves.  The Rockets traded Capela away, with a backup plan already in mind.

Hawks’ Reaction – the Hawks definitely by picking up an experience defender/ rim protector to plug in and make up for all the defensive liabilities that come with Trae Young on the floor.  In my opinion, this move show a commitment to Young offensive schemes.  Hawks are winner in the trade.

Wolves’ Reaction: the real and only question here what is going to happen with Karl Anthony Towns.  Till then, the Wolves are in limbo.

Nuggets Reaction: the Nuggets are winner here because they didn’t really give up anything and they got a draft pick.  Giving up Malik Beasley is not so bad when you think about the all the progress that Michael Porter Jr. has been making.

What do you guys think about the trade?

For more nonsense check out the Rockets trade video reaction!!!

Jazz @ Nuggets!! Game 1 of 4!!

Jazz @ Nuggets!! Round 1!!

               The Jazz (32-15) will facing the Nuggets (32-15) for game one of a 4 game series.  The teams are tied in the 3rd and 4th seed, with Nugget having the advantage and both are behind one game on the Clippers.  The Jazz are coming off consecutive losses to Western conference team while the Nuggets are coming off a loss to the Grizzlies.  This game should be full of nonsense.

               Donovan Mitchell is coming off consecutive 30+ games and the Jazz are counting on another here.  Unfortunately, Mitchell performances have both been losses, the Jazz need to bounce back this game.  A positive for the Jazz has been the returned of Mike Conley and maybe adjusting back to him have put the Jazz a step behind but they are working it out.  Conley needs to stay healthy and help out Mitchell in all the areas possible.

               The Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee.  Regardless of the players out the Nuggets are deep in their lineup and should not be taking lightly.  Nikola Jokic is still the heart and soul of the team and there is no telling when he’ll break out for a perfect night.  Also, Michael Porter Jr should be on the watch because he is the guy to be set to take over for the Nuggets.  In the month of January, Porter is averaging 12.2 pts per game in 20.8 mins, his role is increasing and he stepping up to the plate.

Gobert Vs Jokic – should be the matchup of the night.  The Jazz will need to rotate good enough to keep Gobert closer to the rim and away from having to step out to Jokic too many times.

Pick: Jazz. Attack with Mitchell and out the pressures on the Nuggets guard.

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NSS: A (Car)Melo Milestone!!

NSS: A (Car)Melo Milestone!!

               Wednesday night January 29th the Portland Trail Blazers will be at home to play the Houston Rockets.  Carmelo Anthony was officially signed to the Blazers on November 19th, 2019 and for better or worse, it has been better.  The Blazers 20-27 record does not reflect all the downsides, injuries, bad signings and not great decisions this team is still fighting.  Melo has brought as much positivity as possible to the environment.

               Melo is 4 points from reaching Kevin Garnett on the All the NBA All Time Scoring List.  Today, we are here to praised and thanks Melo for the career that he has had and what he has been able to accomplish since his return this year.

               Melo is sitting at a total of 26,067 points, only 4 away from KG. Melo will be chasing John Havlicek, Paul Pierce and Tim Duncan for the rest of the season.  So far this season Melo is averaging 16.1 Pts, 6.5 Reb and 1.5 Ast for the Blazers

Thank You For Reading!! #StayMelo