Doc Rivers could potentially leave the L.A. Clippers if that franchise goes into upheaval. Frank Vogel is far less likely to be dismissed by the Orlando Magic than is general manager Rob Hennigan, but front office turnover typically isn’t good news for incumbent coaches.
The Indiana Pacers are a little strange, so Nate McMillan isn’t likely feeling too secure. The New York Knicks are very strange, but the only thing Jeff Hornacek might need to be worried about is the specter of Phil Jackson returning to the bench.
The Toronto Raptors could get out of the Dwane Casey business of there’s an early playoff flame-out. The Charlotte Hornets could reconsider Steve Clifford’s tenure (as unfair as that would be). Mike Malone is likely not terribly safe with the Denver Nuggets, though a playoff berth would go a long way.
We might also see the end of the Brett Brown experience with the Philadelphia 76ers.
So while it appears a streak of in-season coach replacements almost five decades long will die, coaches aren’t out of the woods yet.
This leaves the Panthers and Bengals, who have both traditionally avoided selecting defensive ends high in the draft — Carolina hasn’t taken a defensive end in the first round since selecting Julius Peppers in 2002, while Cincinnati hasn’t taken one since selecting Justin Smith in 2001.
I’m not saying it happens, but don’t be surprised if Garrett, Thomas and/or Allen fall out of the top 10. — Connor Howe
The Rams already have Todd Gurley in their backfield, so it wouldn’t make Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys sense for them to trade up in the draft to select Fournette. However, Los Angeles has a history of curveballs in the draft, not to mention making big-time trades.
Should Los Angeles draft a running back when it already has one? No, but that Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart hasn’t stopped the Rams in the past from using inordinate amounts of draft capital on the position.