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March 2020 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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MARCH 2020 THE WOLVERINE 95   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS ESPN's Kevin Seifert also made a list of the NFL's 50 best free agents in 2020, with Brady checking in at No. 2 in his edition, Glasgow at No. 43 and Funchess nowhere to be found. "Retiring is 'pretty unlikely,' Brady said after the Patriots' wild card loss to the Titans," Seifert wrote Jan. 14. "That sentiment sets up a two-month guessing game about his 2020 team. The Patriots have agreed not to use the franchise tag on him, and without a new deal by March 18, Brady will be- come a free agent — and deposit $13.5 million in dead money on the Patriots' cap — for the first time in his career. "The big unknown: Is there a fran- chise willing to offer a premium, short-term contract while also pair- ing him with the supporting cast he would want and need?" The NBA DUNCAN ROBINSON TAKES PART IN NBA THREE-POINT CONTEST Miami Heat forward Duncan Rob- inson participated in the NBA Three- Point Contest Feb. 15, after an out- standing first half of the season from behind the arc. The former Wolverine knocked down his 200th career three-pointer Feb. 12 in just his 69th game, which is 15 fewer contests than any other player in NBA history. Robinson's 19 points in the first round of the annual event weren't enough to qualify him for the final round, with Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield eventually taking home the crown. "I have to redeem myself after that, for sure," Robinson said afterward. "It definitely felt a little bit different than in-game shooting. Even just when I was practicing for it, it was a different feeling. It's hard to prepare for it." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA ROSTERS Through Feb. 17 • Ignas Brazdeikis (Played at U-M from 2018-19), F, New York Knicks: Has only appeared in nine NBA games this season, having spent the majority of the season with New York's G-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks … Av- eraging 1.9 points and 0.9 rebounds in only 5.9 minutes of action in his nine appearances with the 17-38 Knicks. • Trey Burke (2011-13), G, Free Agent: Waived by the 34-21 Phila- delphia 76ers Feb. 6 and is now a free agent … Averaged 5.9 points, 2.1 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.2 minutes over 25 contests (no starts) with the 76ers. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13), G/F, Dallas Mavericks: Has started 39 of the 52 games he has played in, and was averaging 14.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.4 minutes per outing for the 33-22 Mavericks … Connecting on 40.3 percent of his three-point attempts, and is the team's third-leading scorer. • Caris LeVert (2012-16), G, Brook- lyn Nets: Averaging 15.3 points, 3.6 re- bounds, 3.6 assists and 27.3 minutes in 28 games (14 starts) … Missed 24 tilts earlier this season with a thumb injury … Is the third-leading scorer for the 25-28 Nets. • Jordan Poole (2017-19), G, Golden State Warriors: Has seen action in 48 contests (10 starts), and was averaging 21.5 minutes, 7.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the 12-43 Warriors. • Duncan Robinson (2014-18), F, Mi- ami Heat: Has earned the starting nod in 49 of 54 games, and is logging 12.6 points, 3.2 rebounds in 29.1 minutes for the 35-19 Heat … His 43.8 three-point percentage is sixth best in the league, and his 191 total made threes are the fourth most in the NBA. • Glenn Robinson III (2012-14), F, Philadelphia 76ers: Was traded from the Warriors to the 76ers Feb. 6 … Started all 48 contests he played in with Golden State and averaged 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game … Came off the bench in his first two outings with Philadelphia and aver- aged 8.0 points and 1.0 rebound in only 12.5 minutes of action. • Moritz Wagner (2015-18), F, Wash- ington Wizards: Averaging 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in 26 contests (four starts) for the 20-33 Wizards … Hin- dered by an ankle injury from early De- cember until early February … His 18 Robinson earned his way into the NBA Three-Point Contest Feb. 15. The former Wolverine knocked down his 200th career three-pointer Feb. 12 in just his 69th game, which is 15 fewer contests than any other player in NBA history. PHOTO BY ISSAC BALDIZON / NBA PHOTOS

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