Month: July 2015

GSW: David Lee: Farewell to a Fan Favorite

Jun 19, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee waves to the crowd during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration in downtown Oakland. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 19, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee waves to the crowd during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration in downtown Oakland. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

David Lee is now a member of the Boston Celtics after recently being traded by the Golden State Warriors, but he was a trailblazer.

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SF: Will 49ers Experience a Change in Culture Like Warriors Did?

Jan 15, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula (L) shakes hands with owner Jed York (R) in the locker room after a press conference for the introdution of Tomsula as the head coach at Levi's Stadium Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 15, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula (L) shakes hands with owner Jed York (R) in the locker room after a press conference for the introdution of Tomsula as the head coach at Levi’s Stadium Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

In less than a year, the San Francisco 49ers have gone from being one of the elite teams in the NFL to being one of the most controversial, confusing teams in the league. Behind a new head coach, can the 49ers return to being a successful team in 2015?

Regardless of the sport, a team’s success can be predicated upon the culture surrounding the team. The word “culture” has been used often when discussing the Golden State Warriors’ recent rise in the ranks from being one of the worst teams in the NBA to the 2015 NBA champions.

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SF: San Francisco 49ers: Who Will Be the Number Three Receiver?

Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington (10) celebrates with 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton (11) after Ellington scored on a 8 yard pass during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers USA;  at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington (10) celebrates with 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton (11) after Ellington scored on a 8 yard pass during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers USA; at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers will start training camp for this upcoming season with 12 wide receivers on their roster: Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Jerome Simpson, Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, DeAndre Smelter, Isaac Blakeney, DeAndrew White, Dres Anderson, DiAndre Campbell, Chuck Jacobs, and Mario Hull.

Boldin and Smith will be the two starting receivers, but after that, playing time is up in the air. It still remains unclear who the 49ers’ third receiver will be. The most likely candidates are Simpson, Ellington, and Patton, since the other players are long shots to make the roster (such as White, Anderson, and Jacobs) or have little to no chance at making the roster and could just be added to the 49ers’ practice squad (Blakeney, Campbell, and Hull)

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