The Brewers activated catcher Manny Pina from the disabled list and put him into the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s series opener against the Kansas City Royals.
They cleared roster space by optioning catcher Jacob Nottingham to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
“The narrative and the storylines that will be out there, I do think are unfair about Hassan right now,” Spoelstra said Friday.
Earlier in the regular season, the Heat fined Whiteside for “comments detrimental to the team” in response to his remarks expressing frustration over a diminished role.
“He really battled and grinded through not feeling 100 percent, several times,” Spoelstra said. “It’s just one of those seasons that never felt like he was able to fully be healthy and ready to give like he was in that first game.”
Last year, Cleveland selected DeShone Kizer out of Notre Dame in the second round. Despite providing him with little talent at wide receiver, running back and tight end, the Browns decided to trade Kizer to the Packers this offseason. They then nabbed Tyrod Taylor from the Bills as a placeholder.
While Taylor has already been named the starter for 2018 by coaches, the Browns are expected to draft a quarterback with either the No. 1 or No. 4 overall picks in the draft.
According to The Ringer, the Browns have actually considered drafting a quarterback with both of their top-4 picks. Wyoming’s Josh Allen has been heavily linked as a possibility for the first pick, and many pundits believe Cleveland remains interested in USC’s Sam Darnold.
Could the Browns actually select both quarterbacks? Would that strategy work?
Drafting quarterbacks in the top 5 has had mixed results for teams over the last couple decades. For every Andrew Luck, there’s a Robert Griffin III. But recently, draft classes featuring multiple quarterbacks in the top-5 picks have shown promise. Both Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are quality starters, and Jared Goff and Carson Wentz look like stars.
However, if the same team drafts two quarterbacks in the first five picks it sets at least one of them up for failure. Teams can only play one quarterback at a time, and the Browns have already stated they are starting Taylor next season.