New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' opening with Luke Walton, the club was never confident that Walton wanted the job. The only other candidates whom Phil has discussed the job with are interim coach Kurt Rambis and ex-Cavs coach David Blatt.

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Giants just can't stop drafting safeties

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Death, taxes and the New York Giants drafting a safety. In this world, it's nice to stop and appreciate the few things that are truly reliable.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors F DeMar DeRozan: "This season will be a failure if we don't get out of the first round."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

David Wright played the full game on Friday night despite the blowout because he will have Saturday's game off. Wright was due to sit once this weekend, and Terry Collins wants him in the lineup on Sunday against a left-hander, Madison Bumgarner.

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Highlights: Jordan Jenkins

The Jets opted for Jenkins, an outside linebacker from Georgia, with the 83rd overall pick. Check out some of Jenkins' best highlights here.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

At 83, the Jets have selected Georgia OLB Jordan Jenkins (6-3, 259). It addresses a glaring need and Jenkins is a good value in the third round. He had only four sacks last season. He's more of an edge setting run defender than a pure pass rusher.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Giants' picks so far through the third round: 1. Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State; 2. Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma; 3. Darian Thompson, S, Boise State.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are on the clock at 83. Hey, maybe they can draft a player that can, you know, help them this year.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Darian Thompson had 19 career interceptions at Boise State. "He's very instinctive," Giants coach Ben McAdoo said. "He has tremendous ball skills, but the instincts and the twitch make it happen for him."

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Reese says Darian Thompson is a free safety. "Center fielder, makes the calls, solid tackler."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

On Jets QB Christian Hackenberg: Scored a 24 on the Wonderlic test, about average for a quarterback. He has small hands, only 9 inches. It could be a factor in cold weather.

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Highlights: Darian Thompson

The Giants bolstered their secondary with the selection of Thompson at No. 71 overall. Check out the safety's film here.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

With the 71st pick, the Giants took Boise State safety Darian Thompson. This will be the sixth safety the Giants have picked in the past four drafts, and he doesn't appear to be the surefire starter they've been seeking for the free safety spot. They would have done better to take an offensive or defensive lineman here.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants are on the clock in the third round. After taking a CB and a WR with their first two picks, expect them to look to the trenches here and address either the offensive or defensive lines.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers 71 Raptors 64 end 3. Indiana outscored Toronto 31-20 in the quarter. Toronto is 6-for-22 from 3-point range and shooting 36.1 percent. Cory Joseph has 13 points off the bench.

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Jets take Hackenberg, muddling QB situation

The Jets used the 51st pick of the draft to take Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, raising questions about the future of quarterbacks Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Jets re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick or another veteran of his ilk, it means the Jets will have four quarterbacks. Can't keep 'em all. Obviously, they don't have much faith in Geno Smith or Bryce Petty. Christian Hackenberg becomes the new golden child.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.