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Draymond Green expects hell to break loose when DeMarcus Cousins debuts

Draymond Green expects hell to break loose when DeMarcus Cousins debuts

When asked about DeMarcus Cousins' impending Warriors debut, Draymond Green issued a concise warning to the rest of the NBA.

"All hell about to break loose," Green told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke after the Warriors' 147-140 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. "So, it's gonna be fun."

While Cousins' new teammate was concise, his old running mate offered plenty of insight into what the All-Star center can bring to the Warriors' lineup. Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis said Cousins, who spent parts of two seasons in New Orleans, could fundamentally change Golden State's offense. 

"His post presence. They don't really have a guy who plays in the post, so it'll be tough when they throw in [to] the post," Davis told reporters at Oracle Arena. "They like to run split-action and stuff like that, so now when they throw it into him they're still running that. They look for their guys for 3s, or he can try to go score.

“He definitely brings a dynamic to the team that you haven't really seen in years from the Warriors. It's gonna be fun to watch."

Davis and everyone else will have their first chance to do so when the Warriors play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. 

Terrell Owens offers to run routes for 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo in rehab

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Terrell Owens offers to run routes for 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo in rehab

Jimmy Garoppolo got a blast from the 49ers' past Wednesday.

The quarterback posted a photo of himself practicing to his Instagram page, writing a "Patiently Waiting" caption. Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs and missed the remainder of the season, as 49ers fans are well aware of. 

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So, too, was Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens. The former 49ers star commented on Garoppolo's post, offering to run routes for the rehabbing signal-caller.

That’s also 49ers rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis responding to T.O. about route running. Smart move. 

Owens reportedly explored a return to professional football last summer in the CFL He told ESPN days later he wasn't "actively seeking to get into the NFL," but he still had the itch to play football.

"I know that I do have the ability to play," Owens said at the time. "I know everybody sees the shape that I'm in. There's a lot of athletes that play their prospective sports, but there are few guys that defy the odds. I think I'm one of those guys."

The 49ers do need a receiver next season, after all. 

Derek Carr, relief pitcher? Fresno Grizzlies tweet offer to Raiders QB

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Derek Carr, relief pitcher? Fresno Grizzlies tweet offer to Raiders QB

Derek Carr was tied for the NFL's fifth-most accurate quarterback in 2018, finishing the season with a career-high 68.9 percent completion percentage. But can he hit the strike zone?

We might learn the answer to that question as soon as next season.

After a Twitter exchange with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday night, the Fresno State alum could be in line to come out of the bullpen for the Washington Nationals affiliate.

If it was any sport other than minor-league baseball, we'd be skeptical of the chances. But no promotion is too outlandish during the dog days of summer -- shy of a team pulling an Air Bud. 

Or, the Grizzlies thought they were speaking with Ohio University pitcher Derek Carr.

Perhaps Carr would just want to get ahead of the curve, if a pair of online sportsbooks are to be believed. If the Raiders truly are the favorites to select Kyler Murray in the draft, chasing two-sport stardom is a novel approach from Carr. 

The 27-year-old also was a good sport about rumors surrounding his future in Silver and Black. 

With three first-round picks in this year's draft, maybe Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock can consult the aspiring GM in their own locker room.