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Notebook: Draymond Green Mauls Defense of Andrew Wiggins

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The Rock Chalkbaord

Draymond Green offers strongly-worded defense of Andrew Wiggins
“It’s not like we gotta take his hand and walk him through,” he said. “That guy has averaged 20 points in this league for three, four years – probably over a career he’s averaging 20 points. It’s not a f---ing bum we’re talking about, so I’m not gonna sit here and act like we found some diamond in the rough. He’s the No. 1 pick. He’s a player.

J.Michael Sturdivant names top schools
"I'd like to thank every school that has taken the time and effort to recruit me. This process has been nothing but a blessing for me and my family. With that being said, these are my top seven schools I will be focusing on (alphabetical order): Duke University, Stanford University, Texas Christian University, University of California Berkeley, University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma.

Jay Bilas gives his take on Kansas at Baylor
"Kansas has the best one-two punch in this game with Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike,” Bilas said. “But I'm giving the edge to Baylor. They have four playmakers on the perimeter led by Jared Butler and Davion Mitchell, who is an outstanding defender. MaCio Teague, hopefully he'll be healthy for this game. They're also an excellent offensive rebounding team, and they're fantastic defensively.

Commentator responds to Roy Williams' F-bomb press conference
“I like & respect Hall of Famer Roy Williams but after watching these post-game press conferences, I say, ‘Welcome to the club.’ Everyone who’s coached has endured a year like this. 99% of us. Kansas & UNC can spoil you. Now it’s time to roll up sleeves, coach, teach, motivate,” the tweet read.

Bits o Chalk

Roger Federer out of French Open after arthroscopic knee surgery
Roger Federer has announced he will miss the French Open following surgery on his right knee.

Mike Krzyzewski decries Duke as 'not competitive' after blowout loss to NC State
In a season full of shockers in college basketball, Mike Krzyzewski had a fairly mundane explanation for the latest astonishing score, a 22-point bludgeoning of sixth-ranked Duke at the hands of bubble-bound NC State.

More playoff teams expected under new NFL CBA, sources say
Under the current CBA proposal that NFL owners are pushing for, the playoff field would be expanded to seven teams from each conference, while the regular season would be increased to 17 games per team and the preseason shortened to three games per team, sources said.

Tyrell Fortune - Living to fight another day after they pronounced me dead
This is one of those stories that happens to you, and you almost think it didn't. I tried to forget about it for so long ... because it seemed so far-fetched. Like, "Man. I died. Everything was over for a second, and I came back to life."

Warriors never considered sitting Stephen Curry for rest of season
As the Golden State Warriors prepare for Stephen Curry's return to the floor next month, they do so emboldened by the fact that they never considered shutting him down for the season after he broke his left hand on Oct. 30.

Eraser Dust

Wendy's disses Burger King's new fries-only sandwich - Business Insider
On Sunday, Burger King announced it would test a sandwich with just french fries in New Zealand.

Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message - WSJ
Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is hiring hundreds of workers in California to post regularly on their personal social-media accounts in support of the candidate and send text messages to their friends about him.

These high-income taxpayers are getting a visit from the IRS
Starting this month, the agency will send its revenue officers to visit people with income in excess of $100,000 and who failed to file Form 1040 in 2018 or in previous years.

Colin Jost Says He’s “Preparing Mentally” to Leave ‘SNL’ | Decider
Colin Jost has become famous by delivering fake news on the venerable “Weekend Update” segment on Saturday Night Live. But he may be poised to deliver real headlines about his future with the program.

Confetti from Whitefish Winter Carnival causing issues
You can see plastic confetti pieces left over from the carnival strewn throughout the street and stuck in bushes. Garland told MTN that confetti hasn't been a problem at past parades and attributes this year's theme to the issue.