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Special uniforms for the Bucks on Saturday? “The source also told us that while the home uniforms are similar, they’re not the exact uniforms worn last season against Michigan; the logo on the collar this season will feature the school’s athletic logo instead of Nike’s shield logo. The road version are white, with the sleeves inverted to match the current away uniforms, while the numbers on the road jerseys are red and almost iridescent.
Since the home set has already been worn, there is no need to do a jersey unveiling like with the Rivalry Uniforms of the past. However, it is expected that the school will unveil the away jersey during Beat Michigan Week. Though Wisconsin and Michigan are the only games the team has designs wearing alternate uniforms in as of now, it’s ultimately up to the team’s discretion if they wish to wear the uniforms in other games.” [Lind/Land Grant Holy Land]
“The superstardom of teammate Kyrie Irving has effectively shielded Anthony Bennett from the unrealistic expectations that typically accompany a No. 1 overall pick into the league.
When this element was combined with acquisition of All-Star Andrew Bynum this summer, the hype surrounding Bennett’s rookie debut in Cleveland became seemingly muted.
While this has allowed Bennett to work himself back into playing shape in relative anonymity, the spotlight will find the Cavaliers rookie just as soon as the season begins. [Bowers/Bleacher Report]
“Haden has had his moments, as well. He’s played five times against the Bengals and has one interception. It came last year in Cleveland as the Browns snapped Cincinnati’s four-game winning streak in the series, 34-24.
“He’s so patient. He’s great in and out of his breaks. He drives to the ball. Just little things like that,” said Green. “I’ve played against him quite a bit. I know what he likes, I know what he’s good at. I’m just going to have to go work him. He’s probably one of the best young corners in the league. He does everything well.” [Goheen/FSO]
“But what is interesting is where the Cavaliers fit in on the rankings. How good are the players Chris Grant has acquired? What do people around the league think of the players Chris Grant has acquired. If 10 is the best a player can be rated, how do people who like and follow and write about basketball rate Tyler Zeller? Well now we know.
Tyler Zeller comes in on NBA rank as the 250th best player in the NBA, with a composite rating of 3.88. We all know Zeller looked overmatched last year and for large parts of the season was a disappointing rebounder. His solid post game at North Carolina seemed to vanish and he took shots that were a little out of his comfort zone as far as range is concerned.” [Zavac/Fear the Sword]
Did you make the cut? “The SI Twitter 100″ [Sports Illustrated]