Day: August 16, 2021

Ja Morant is shocked Sharife Cooper dropped to Hawks in second round

Atlanta Hawks rookie Sharife Cooper continued a strong run in the Las Vegas Summer League on Thursday and earned some high praise from a current NBA player in the process.

Cooper produced a team-high 21 points and 12 assists in 33 minutes during a 96-88 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in overtime. He shot 9-of-18 from the field and has now led the Hawks in scoring in two of their three games from Las Vegas.

After hitting the game-winning shot on Tuesday, Cooper converted a clutch layup attempt with just 7.9 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime. He scored 10 points alone in the final period to lead the Hawks down the stretch.

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The play of Cooper in summer league has earned quite a bit of attention.

Cooper is averaging

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Trevor Lawrence throws a beautiful bomb to Marvin Jones in first preseason game

Trevor Lawrence got the nod to start in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ first preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and he gave the fans in attendance a show while on the field. While he was sacked and hit more than fans would like, he had a couple of highlight throws that proved he will be named the team’s QB1 at some point before the regular seasons starts.

His most notable throw came in the second quarter as he dropped back to survey the field for a third and eight conversion. The receivers initially couldn’t get open, and despite being harassed for much of the night, he hung in the pocket until veteran receiver Marvin Jones Jr. broke loose vertically. Lawrence then read it perfectly as the offensive line gave him plenty of time and uncorked a 35-yard completion for Jones to go up and snag over the defender who wasn’t looking.

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