Month: March 2015

SF: San Francisco 49ers: Should They Re-Sign Michael Crabtree?

Oct 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

To say the San Francisco 49ers’ passing game in recent seasons has been disappointing is an understatement. Due to injuries, failed projects, and underachieving rookies, the 49ers have failed to build a consistent passing game.

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SFG: Madison Bumgarner Talks Ranching and “Sissy Hands” in Carhartt Commercial

Mar 9, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) looks on prior to a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 9, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) looks on prior to a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Madison Bumgarner is a man of few words and many accomplishments.

He’s calm, collected, and determined on and off the field. At just 25 years old, the ace of the San Francisco Giants’ pitching staff has one of the most impressive résumés in baseball.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors Power Rankings: Locking up Top Spot

Mar 21, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate after Iguodala's basket against the Utah Jazz during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 106-91. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 21, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate after Iguodala’s basket against the Utah Jazz during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 106-91. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

For the Golden State Warriors, last week marked another week on top of the NBA standings and the power rankings. This week, they still own the best record in the NBA at 56-13, they have an NBA-best 33-2 home record, they’ve gone 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they went 4-0 in their games last week.

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SFG: Tim Lincecum Makes First Start in 10 Days, Explains Focus for Rest of Spring

Mar 3, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) throws in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 3, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) throws in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

After 10 days of rest due to neck stiffness, Tim Lincecum finally returned to the mound on Saturday, after the neck stiffness lingered much longer than expected. Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants were eager to get Lincecum back on the mound.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors: The Effect of Kevin Durant’s Injury

Jan 16, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA;  Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 16, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries are a normal part of the NBA and something that every NBA team has to deal with. The Golden State Warriors were just recently affected by an injury to a player that isn’t even on their own roster though.

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday that Kevin Durant, reigning NBA MVP and superstar, could possibly be shut down for the season. He has been “removed from basketball activities,” and Thunder general manager Sam Presti said that Durant is not “making the progress” that the team had expected.

So how does an injury to a player on another team affect the Warriors?

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SFG: Assessing Gregor Blanco’s Value as a Fourth Outfielder

Mar 4, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco (7) looks on before a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 4, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco (7) looks on before a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Gregor Blanco is always ready to step in for the San Francisco Giants. In the past few years, Blanco has entered the regular season as the fourth outfielder. In past offseasons, the Giants have either found another outfielder that is more of an offensive threat, which makes them a stronger candidate for a starting role and moves Blanco to the fourth outfielder role, or the Giants have found someone to platoon with Blanco.

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