Not that I dislike the guy, but I can’t envision Realmuto winding up on many of my fantasy teams.

The Miami Marlins’ competitive weaknesses are going to hinder Realmuto’s runs/RBIs chances, which makes up a decent chunk of his value, and since I think some fantasy managers are going to get fooled into getting caught up in a midround position run fearing they’ll be left with the position’s scraps, I anticipate he’s going to frequently go in the Rounds 12-14 range in standard leagues, which is simply too soon for my tastes considering his production. — Tristan H. Cockcroft

I could really talk about any of the top three at this position and call it a day, but I do believe Sanchez and Posey will end up being among the best at catcher, even if they don’t necessarily earn back value given the round they are selected.

There really is not a building block at catcher, unless it is Sanchez. He is getting the Rob Gronkowski treatment as the obvious, safe, top option at his special position for his sport but we have only about a year and a half of proof there. I think Molina or Castillo 15-plus rounds later is a better block. — Eric Karabell

Ovechkin was at ESPN to film his This Is SportsCenter Russian spy spot in late 2009, and I asked him about the possibility of catching Gretzky. He was surprised at the question and didn’t know what to say. I don’t think he had been asked about it before, which is understandable. I also think he was nervous about working with Steve Levy (he’s only human), and he was a tad rattled.

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Ovechkin told Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet in Canada in September about the possibility of passing Gretzky’s total: In this hockey right now, in this league, I think it’s impossible. I don’t think somebody will beat this record.

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To restate what I told you yesterday, the final month of the NBA season can look a lot like chaos. This is also the time of year when the fantasy playoffs get into full swing. For those playing DFS, the action will continues hot and heavy right on through the NBA playoffs. Speaking personally, I’ve actually had relatively more DFS success during this chaos period than at any other time of the season, perhaps because I’m able to find some order in the chaos.

As I’ve said for the past two seasons: The Capitals need someone to clear the Pittsburgh Penguins off the road to a championship. Washington is 0-and-3 against Sidney Crosby in the postseason, with Pittsburgh winning the Stanley Cup each time it has thwarted the Caps. I don’t believe that the Capitals can beat Pittsburgh, and whether it’s against the Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils or Columbus Blue Jackets in round one, I think the Penguins will advance. Which means the Capitals’ season will probably end in the semifinals — again.

He was averaging a team-leading 22.7 points and an NBA-high 2.4 blocks per game at the time of the injury, which occurred when Porzingis landed on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foot after converting a dunk during a loss to Milwaukee in early February.

His injury had a ripple effect for New York this season. Before Porzingis went down, the Knicks remained hopeful of making a playoff run. With Porzingis out, the Knicks recalibrated and have been playing younger players such as Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke more over the remainder of the season.

They had lost 15 of their past 16 games entering Tuesday’s game against Dallas and hope to add an elite player in the 2018 NBA draft.

Karlsson put the Golden Knights ahead 2-1 six minutes into the third period with their second power-play goal. Mrazek made a pad save on Shea Theodore’s deflection, but the puck went right to Karlsson and he fired into the open net for his team-leading 36th goal. Jonathan Marchessault picked up an assist, upping his team-best total to 66 points.

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Rockets face Celtics with revenge on their minds

Their losses have been so few and far between that the Rockets are rarely in position to circle a game on the schedule and set out for revenge against a particular opponent.

However, the Rockets (48-13) on Saturday will have the opportunity to make amends for one of their small handful of ugly defeats when they host the Boston Celtics at Toyota Center. Houston blew a 26-point lead in falling 99-98 at TD Garden on Dec. 28, the fourth setback in what would develop into a season-long five-game losing skid for the then-shorthanded Rockets.

Houston played that night without starters Chris Paul and Clint Capela and reserve swingman Luc Mbah a Moute. The Rockets nevertheless led 64-38 early in the second half before coming undone, their stellar offense unraveling against the Celtics’ suffocating defense soon thereafter.

“There’s always things we’d like to tinker with, we just don’t want to go crazy thinking we can solve everything,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Some of it is you just make shots (or) you miss shots and we’re in a period now … after the All-Star break we’re not going to be as sharp as we were before. But we’ll give it another couple weeks and we’ll see.”

The reigning MVP had 43 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56 seconds to play, and the Thunder scored the final 10 points of the game to escape with a 124-116 victory over the Suns on Friday night.

“They always play us tough, especially here,” Westbrook said. “We stayed with it and made big plays down the stretch.”

Paul George scored 20 points for Oklahoma City. Westbrook also had 14 rebounds and eight assists.

“His passion, his energy that he brings every night is Cheap Kids Football Jerseys unbelievable,” Phoenix guard Devin Booker said.

Booker scored 39 points, his career high for a home game. At 21 years, 123 days old, he became the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach 4,000 career points. Only Cheap Jerseys Wholesale LeBron James and Kevin Durant were younger.

Booker said he’s grown to admire Westbrook more and more.

Curry tweaks ankle, has 28 as Warriors top Hawks

Golden State coach Steve Kerr wasn’t going to gamble on leaving Stephen Curry in a close game, even after Curry’s dramatic proof of how well he could play after turning his right ankle.

Curry scored 28 points, including 15 in the final seven minutes of the first half after returning from the ankle injury, and the Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

Jonas Valenciunas and reserve Fred VanVleet added 12 points apiece for Toronto.

Otto Porter Jr. led Washington with 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Bradley Beal rebounded from an eight-point effort Wednesday against Golden State to finish with 23.

But 18 Washington turnovers — including six by point guard Tomas Satoransky — led to 27 Toronto points.

“I think it was bad decision-making, especially on my part,” Satoransky said. “I think I have to do a much better job. Especially the first half. I felt like that kind of had an influence on my game There were some bad mistakes I usually don’t do.”

Invariably, when looking for the moment when a young player is ready to fulfill his full potential, I look to 3-point production. Volume usually arrives a little before efficiency, especially for top players such as LeBron and Antetokounmpo. Big expectations beget volume.

“Basically their call,” Curry said. “Frustrating, but big picture, I understand. … I don’t think it’s going to be anything that will keep me out.”

Kerr said Curry was “limping a little bit” in the third quarter, leading to the “precautionary” decision to take him out of the game for good.

“He wanted to stay in but we didn’t want him to stay in just because of the potential to make it worse,” Kerr said.

Kevin Durant also had 28 points for the Warriors, who are unbeaten since the All-Star break.

Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder, who had 27 points, sank three free throws with 19 seconds remaining to cut Golden State’s lead to 111-109. Durant made only one of two free throws to Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike push the lead to three points before Andre Iguodala’s steal from Kent Bazemore and layup clinched the win.

“Kent lost the ball and it just fumbled to me,” Iguodala said.

Kerr said the steal was “a hell of a play, an attacking, defensive Baseball Jerseys Custom play. Pretty impressive basically just to take the ball from Kent and go down and finish the game. … That was amazing.”

Bazemore led the Hawks with a career-high 29 points.