The Jazz have struggled of late, putting their No. 4 seed in jeopardy. Memphis suffered a critical loss to lottery-bound New Orleans.
Current tiebreaker: The Clippers and Thunder have split the MLB Jerseys Usa season series, 2-2, though OKC has a better divisional record by one win. The Thunder lead the Grizzlies in the season series, 2-1, and the Clippers hold the tiebreaker against Memphis, 3-1. The Clippers hold a 2-1 advantage over Utah with a game to play.
Who has the tougher schedule? Utah has seven games against potential playoff opponents remaining this season. The Clippers have a lighter schedule with only four games against playoff opponents on tap. OKC sees Houston and San Antonio before the end of March and sees four playoff opponents in April. Memphis will play the Spurs TWO more times and has matchups against Golden State, Indiana, and OKC.
Remaining games: Clippers-Jazz in Los Angeles on March 25. Thunder-Grizzlies in Memphis on April 5 (second of an OKC back-to-back).
Another page from the same playbook is inking a seasoned veteran who “just needs a change of scenery.” Domata Peko’s two-year, $7.5 million deal with the Denver Broncos is a perfect example of this. The Ravens signing of Brandon Carr on what will likely be a two-year, $12 million deal also seems a bit rich.
Along these same lines, the antiquated thinking that signing a veteran, run-thumping middle linebacker will be an impact move is a mistake teams still make. Lawrence Timmons is a good player, but is he worth the $12 million the Miami Dolphins will be paying him over the next two years? And the 49ers signing of former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys to a five year, $26.5 million contract was one of the biggest head-scratchers by any team in free agency. Speaking of…