The Wolverine

February 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  michigan in the pros this team. "At the end of the day, you've been playing point guard all your life — that's never going to go anywhere. You're still going to have those skills. They're not going to go anywhere, but just work on other aspects of your game." NBA Player Updates Through games of Jan. 21 • Jamal Crawford (Played at U-M in 2000), G, Los Angeles Clippers: Averaging 16.7 points and 2.4 assists per game as the Clippers' sixth man … Was shooting 42.1 percent from the floor and 37.7 percent from threepoint range in 29.1 minutes per game.   Major League Baseball J.J. Putz Agrees To New Contract With Arizona At the midway point in the season, Morris had played in 37 games with 17 starts, and was averaging 4.8 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds per contest. photo courtesy los angeles lakers need to go up and face the challenge. It's all about your heart at that point." Bryant has continued to help mold his teammate, expressing his pride in Morris' development. "I think it's pretty cool, like Kobe telling me, 'You've just got to step up to the challenge,' and look at it as an opportunity to expand my game," Morris said. "He said I'm 6-5, so there's a lot of room for me to expand my game and be more of a combo guard right now to help Closer J.J. Putz has agreed to a two-year, $13.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports, a deal that adds a $7 million salary for 2014. Putz had his $6.5 million option exercised in October and would have been eligible for free agency after the 2013 season. Putz, 35, notched 32 saves in 37 chances and a 2.82 ERA last year, converting 19 straight save chances from late May through August. He registered a 0.84 ERA from June 23 through the end of the season. "I'm very happy to be a member of the great D-backs organization and family through 2014," Putz said. ❑

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