Roundup: Richard Jefferson has become vital role player for Cavs

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Jesus Gomez of SB Nation explains how at age 35, Richard Jefferson has become the role player the Cleveland Cavaliers need. There are some good film breakdowns in here as well.


More NBA Finals talk – William Bohl of Fear the Sword, an SB Nation Cavaliers team blog, is hoping Kevin Love can redeem himself in Game 6 Thursday night after a subpar outing in Game 5. He also takes a look at what Love’s future might be in Cleveland.

Oregon State

Former Oregon State football player Joshua Williams was killed in a shooting in Inglewood on Tuesday. Williams, 24, transferred from Oregon State to Kentucky State in 2013.


Cal released the details of Cuonzo Martin’s contract to The Chronicle – he will make an annual base salary of $250,000 through the 2018-19 season but got a $508,000 signing bonus and is receiving a $1.54 million retention bonus; he also has plenty of other incentive bonuses. He isn’t starving.

Washington State

Chad Sokol of The Spokesman-Review lets us know that new Washington State president Kirk Schulz plans to curtail overspending at the university.


Pat Rooney catches up with former Colorado men’s basketball coach Ricardo Patton, who will now be an assistant under Rodney Billups at Denver. Patton coached the Buffs for 11 seasons and is the second-winningest coach in program history, most notably bringing Chauncey Billups (Rodney’s older brother) to Boulder and defeating Indiana in the NCAA Tournament.


Justin Silverstein was named USC men’s golf associate head coach, the school announced Monday. He comes to USC men’s golf by way of USC women’s golf, where he was an assistant under Andrea Gaston for four years.


Former Washington men’s basketball player Jamaal Williams resigned from his post as Thomas Jefferson High School boys’ basketball coach after two months when he did not get another position he applied for at the school to supplement his coaching stipend (TJ Cotterill, The News Tribune). Williams helped the Dawgs reach back-to-back Sweet 16’s as a player in 2005 and 2006.


Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated takes a preliminary look at Stanford offensive lineman Johnny Caspers for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Arizona State

Get David Lombardi’s thoughts on how Arizona State will replace Mike Bercovici, Devin Lucien and D.J. Foster.


Chantel Jennings breaks down the decision Oregon quarterbacks coach David Yost has to make – Dakota Prukop or Travis Jonsen? Q&A here between and Yost.


Who is the best returning player for Utah football? That’s the question Kyle Goon asks in his headline. The answer given to us by Pro Football Focus is someone you might not expect – offensive tackle JJ Dielman.

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