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The Nets will look unrecognizable in Orlando because more players are opting out

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The Nets will look unrecognizable in Orlando because more players are opting out

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The squad had already left for Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday without Spencer Dinwiddie and Taurean Prince, who both will not participate in the restart to the NBA season after each recorded a positive test for COVID-19.

In addition to the absence of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Nic Claxton due to injury, Nets will also be without DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler, who chose not to participate because of coronavirus, which was previously contracted by Durant and Jordan.

Dinwiddie, the second leading scorer and team leader in assists, first announced that he was tested positive on June 29 and had been bedridden, suffering from fever, headache, chest tightness and dizziness. Unlike Jordan, Dinwiddie hoped to return to court, but finally agreed with the team doctor that he should remain at home.

The prince was unexpectedly ruled out, according to the ESPN report, shortly before the team traveled to Florida. In his first year with the Nets, the 26-year-old started 61 of 64 matches, but often struggled, averaging 12.1 points and 6.0 rebounds, while capturing 37.6 percent of the worst careers from the field.

Dinwiddie, however, had become the biggest star in the first year of the Durant-Irving era, averaging 20.6 career high points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds.

“After another positive test yesterday and considering the symptoms, @BrooklynNets, the team of doctors and I have decided that it will be in the best interest of me and the team that I don’t play in Orlando,” tweeted Dinwiddie. “I will support them every step of the way!”

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Without Dinwiddie and Irving, the Nets will be without their two leaders in printing and helping, leaving Caris LeVert to assume many of the responsibilities of playmaking. Two-way player Chris Chiozza, 24, is also likely to be given the biggest opportunity in his young career. Chiozza, a 5-foot-11 guard, appeared in 11 matches with Brooklyn this season, averaging 5.2 points and 1.8 assists in 11.5 minutes.

After the Nets recently signed bodyguard Tyler Johnson, then added winger Justin Anderson to replace Chandler, the New York Times reported Tuesday that the Nets had targeted Amir Johnson’s signing center to strengthen a drained front line, without Jordan and Claxton. Johnson, 33, recently appeared in 56 matches with 76ers last season, when veterans 6-9 averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per match. Substitute players ruled out by COVID-19 are not included in the salary limit and will become free agents indefinitely after the season.

Spencer Dinwiddie and Taurean Prince
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Even before Dinwiddie and Prince were ruled out, caretaker coach Jacque Vaughn was unsure of what to expect from the interim list. Now, the Nets (30-34) will return to action on July 31 without three starters – including Jordan and Chandler – from the March 10 win on the road against the Lakers, which is the Nets last match before the season is stopped.

“We don’t know what the initial five looks like,” Vaughn said recently. “I still have to wait and see how the men are when we get to Orlando and make that adjustment, and that’s the challenge.

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“Whether it’s adjusting the way we play offensively and defensively, it can happen within two weeks of our first match. That’s not your normal preparation, but we might bend a little. But we will not rest. “

Although the latest absence increases the chance the Nets could fail in the playoffs, the ninth position (24-40) sits six games behind Brooklyn – must be in four matches from the 8th seed to force play-in series, with only eight the remaining regular season matches – and will also be without their top three players (Bradley Beal, John Wall and Davis Bertans).

If the Nets miss the postseason, they will retain their own first round pick in the 2020 draft – if not, held by Minnesota – in addition to the 76ers first round pick.

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Another Portuguese club declared insolvent

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After Académica OAF, another Portuguese club is in a delicate position.

SAD CD Cova da Piedade, a team that played in the Portuguese Second League until 2021, has become the latest Portuguese sports organization to file for insolvency.

After being relegated due to failing to submit all legal paperwork to play in the Segunda Liga in 2021/2022, Margem Sul’s SAD ended up playing in Ligue 3 and decided to suspend seniors this season and juniors. football 19.

In a conversation with Lusa, club president Paulo Veiga said he was waiting “further position from the club’s legal department.” However, the club, which is also one of the largest creditors of SAD do Cova da Piedade, is confident of a football asset as early as next season: “Guaranteed next season we will have a senior team and a junior team representing the colors of Cova da Piedade.”

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Prize for the Portuguese. Andre Silva is Champions League Player of the Week

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BUTndre Silva won the competition and became the best player of the week in the Champions League, informed UEFAthis Thursday.

The former Porto striker scored in Jota’s 3-1 victory over Celtic Leipzig, scoring a brace in a match that was signed after his Portuguese compatriot equalized.

In addition, Andre Silva also provided the assist for Nkunku, scoring the first goal of this Wednesday’s game in which huge show of foreign fans.

In addition to the Leipzig striker, Di Maria (Juventus), Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) and Di Lorenzo (Napoli) also fought in the fight for the prize, but it was the Portuguese who managed to smile after voting for the third round of the competition, the famous This Thursday is the fair.

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Eternal Portuguese deja vu – Renaissance

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At the end of the summer of 1972, exactly half a century ago, SEDES – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Económico e Social (the most famous reformist think tank during Marseilles) issued a document for the country entitled “Portugal: The country we are, the country we want to be “. The Marseille spring had already turned into autumn: Américo Thomas had just been re-elected, the colonial war had dragged on, repression had intensified, and an economic crisis was already brewing. Seeing the general frustration, and at the same time willing to go against it, the signatories of CEDES began by asking “Where will we be and how will we be in 1980?” to criticize the obstacles that overshadowed Portugal in the early 1970s.

Among the “problems that are getting worse without a solution”, emigration stood out, indicating the country’s inability to offer better living and working conditions to those who left; the growing inflationary process, reflected in the cost of living; the inevitability of economic integration in Europe when the country is not ready for international commercial competition; “disaggregation of regional economies” with “continuous depopulation of municipalities and regions” within the country; or “deterioration of public administration” when the government fails to promote a “prestigious, moralized, revitalized and efficient public sector”. “No one will have any difficulty,” continued the text, “to add to a new list of urgent questions that seriously endanger national life, about which much has been said and which, year after year, continue to wait for a sufficient solution.” Therefore, “the prevailing feeling in the country” in contemplation of the recent past and present could not but be “annoyance at urgent battles, the need for which was endlessly discussed, at decisions that were changed or postponed, and at rejected goals” or which were not clearly formulated ” .

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Between “untapped resources” and/or “lack of organizational and decision-making capacity” there was “widespread anxiety” stemming from the inevitable observation that “we are very far from the results that we could achieve thanks to the progress of the Portuguese and Portugal”. This was the macro goal of the reformist, humanist and liberalizing technocrats that SEDES brought together. “Ultimately,” they reminded Marcelo Cayetano, “the real obstacle can only be associated with the low political priority of economic and social development in our country.” So, in short, there was an urgent need to “radically change our economic, social and political way of life”, since “a national balance based on general anemia, repression and weakening of various participants” is unsustainable and pernicious.

SEDES did not know that the Estado Novo would fall in April 1974, that democracy would come in 1976, and Europe from the EEC (after EFTA) in 1986 of repression, finally gained the freedom that was discussed between the lines of the 1972 manifesto ., there would be conditions for solving (almost) all economic and social problems of development and cohesion.

Fifty years have passed since this manifesto, and almost the same number has already been in democracy. However, if we compare the above quotes with the Portuguese present, the feeling of deja vu is indescribable. SEDES wondered what the country would be like in 1980 and is wondering today (in its recent study “Ambition: Doubling GDP in 20 Years”) where we will be in 2040. It may be a replay of a sad fate: knowing (some) where to go, but never getting there!

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