The Grit-and-Grind era has officially ended with the Grizzlies sending Mike Conley to the Jazz in exchange for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and picks. Utah upgrades here, with one of the best backcourts in the league and a chance to compete in the West.
Compared to their NBA and MLB cohorts, NFL players have it rough. Their short careers in a violent sport include nonguaranteed contracts and restrictions on free agency—and owners have always had the upper hand.
Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon that could have career-altering implications. While much of the focus has centered on the events that led to his injury, The Crossover considers what's next and whether Durant will remain content with the care he received.