John Wall will not be included on Team USA's basketball roster when it comes out Monday, but word is that he could be added later.
Missing the first cut may prove to be more beneficial, in the long-run, for Wall, the Wizards, and his fantasy owners. First off, the NBA season is long enough as it is, so not having the added off-season responsibilities that would come with making Team USA should help John avoid hitting a late-season 'wall' of fatigue. Secondly, the slight could provide some extra-motivation for Wall as he prepares for the 2014-15 season. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
With a couple of mediocre starts this spring, major league scouts are showing concern regarding Masahiro Tanaka's velocity.
Well that's certainly turned over the last few weeks. When spring training began, there was all sorts of talk to how great Tanaka looked, but now that he's been hit around a little, most recently by the Twins, people are showing some concern. On scout did concede that it was the spring and he was willing to give Tanaka the benefit of the doubt based on last year's performance, but the growing concern is legitimate. Tanaka opted for rest and rehab for his partially-torn UCL this offseason rather than the Tommmy John surgery he likely needs. We've warned you off him these past few months, and now we're starting to hear more joining our crusade. Leave him be for your fellow owners. Maybe he starts the season strong, but how long is he going to hold up? The outlook doesn't seem good. Analysis: Howard Bender