Anquan Boldin and the 49ers are closing in on deal to keep Boldin in San Francisco, per sources.
While the return of Michael Crabtree signified Boldin's end as the team's No. 1 receiver, the 49ers would be wise to keep him and have him complete the 1-2 punch they've long-needed at the position. Last season, Boldin, despite being blanketed by double-coverage for the majority of the season led the team with 85 catches for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points (7-18 FGA) with nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes on Monday for the 76ers.
Concern came when Okafor switched to the four from the five as the guarding of stretch fours could cost him rebounds and make run more than he typically does on the block, but with the early results in, it seems that those concerns are not to be worried about. Following the best game of his young career on Saturday, Monday's outing was another very solid effort from the Duke product coming close to yet another double-double and contributing in every category. Now that we are passed the typical college season in terms of games played, it's good to see that the rookie is keeping his production steady. He should be a starter every night in all formats. Analysis: Matt Selz