It’s a stress on an offense to have a non-shooting shooting guard. But under new coach David Fizdale, Memphis put together decent shooting figures despite Allen’s lack of offensive contribution. The Grizzlies ranked No. 13 in three-point rate (a frequency metric) and No. 17 in three-point percentage. They are the Rockets or Warriors, but they aren’t the Thunder or Bulls.

One came in his sophomore season against Idaho State. That reception, a connection with eventual Oregon QB Vernon Adams, showed off both Kupp’s hands and his knack for altering his routes.

“We had made some adjustments on a few different plays,” he said. “They kept going cover 1, and we were just missing on a few inside fade balls. We had a little corner route called from the slot, and we [had three receivers to one side], and they were going middle field-open. And so we adjusted NHL Jerseys Wholesale it to a seam route, and going up the middle, it was basically running the seam off a Mike backer.”

This is the most promising Wizards season in, well … for the sake of Wizards fans, we don’t have to count. What we do know is they haven’t been to a conference finals since 1979. They hadn’t won their division since that season, either, and that finally happened this year. Maybe the conference finals come next.

That’s easy to say for me as an outsider. For a Wizards fan — a fan of any D.C. sports team, if you want to expand the perspective — they’re just waiting for something bad to happen. Can you blame them? Over the past 38 years (sorry) only bad things have happened.