Training Review


Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) brings the ball up the court past San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) and guard Patty Mills (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game at American Airlines Center on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Dallas. After that? He made 196 of 279 (70.3%) the rest of the season. Consequently his final percentage sank to 75.8, an improvement from his rookie season’s 71.3% but with obvious room for improvement. “It’s in my head,” Doncic admitted on numerous occasions last season. Here’s betting he’s shot A LOT of free-throws this offseason, such as it was. Turnovers: His 4.3 per game were an increase from his rookie season’s 3.4, but he also had the ball in his hands a lot more (no more sharing with Dennis Smith). During bubble play he averaged 4.7 turnovers and had 11 in the Game 1 playoff loss to the Clippers, but there also were games in which his command of the floor was jaw-dropping, most memorably the comeback overtime win over Milwaukee in which index he had two turnovers in 41 minutes. The pre-pandemic start of last season seems so long ago that it’s easy to forget that Carlisle had difficulty settling on a consistent starting lineup. Dallas’ first four games produced four different starting lineups. It’s first ten games “featured” eight different lineups.


William E. Jakel A deputy arrested William E. Jakel, 60, on several tentative drug charges, including operating with a restricted controlled substance 7th-offense, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy pulled Jakel over around 1:30 a.m. on Highway 12 near Prairie Rd. in the township of Prairie Du Sac. The deputy smelled a marijuana odor coming from the vehicle during the stop, according to a release by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office . Jakel was also asked to perform a field sobriety test, the release said. Jakel was arrested and taken to the Sauk County Jail. No mugshot was immediately available for Jakel.