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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Willy Hernangomez is still getting used to Charlotte's sets, which is one reason he's been mostly out of the rotation since his trade from the Knicks. Here's Clifford on what he's seen from Hernangomez thus far: "He's smart but he's not this high flyer, phenomenal natural athlete that's going to be able to make up ground. He's got to be on top of things. Especially on the defensive end, if he's not really detailed and ready defensively, he's not that guy (who gets by on athleticism) … To be an every day player, and I've already told him this, he's got to really improve his shooting. Right now, in my opinion, is he is a back-to-the-basket player who can pass. But the reality is his passing isn't going to come into play until (defenders) have to close to him (as a shooter)."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Willy Hernangomez said Hornets coach Steve Clifford has been clear in telling him what he has to do to be successful in Charlotte, which he appreciates: "He's tells you the things that's going on, the things that he wants to do and wants to improve. The things you have to do if you want to play. It's very clear. I really like Steve and he's a way different of coach. Here everybody follows rules – defense, offense, everybody helping each other. It's not like, maybe in New York it was a little bit free – defense, offense. Here everybody follows rules, everybody helps each other. I was really surprised when I came here to see the difference."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone unveiled today his pitching rotation for the start of the regular season. The Yankees manager will be handing Luis Severino the ball on Opening Day in Toronto. Jordan Montgomery will get the start in the Yankees' home opener four days later. Here's the complete rotation: Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Sonny Gray and Montgomery.

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Mel Kiper Jr. Football analyst 

I've said all along that the Colts, who don't need a quarterback, were in a great position to trade down in this draft. Moving back to No. 6 overall in the deal with the Jets still allows Indianapolis to take the best player available. Could top pass-rusher Bradley Chubb be on the board there? Indianapolis also adds two second-round picks this year (and one in 2019) to fill out a roster badly in need of talent.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The AFC East quarterback race is on. The Jets traded up Saturday to No. 3, acquiring the Indianapolis Colts' pick that Buffalo might have been targeting in a trade up for a quarterback. If the Bills want the same quarterback the Jets desire — and don't expect New York to telegraph that — then Bills would need to move up to No. 1 or No. 2.

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Jets trade up, acquire No. 3 pick from Colts

The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft in a trade with the Colts, who move down to No. 6, in addition to acquiring three second-round picks from New York.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets must really want to draft a quarterback. On Saturday morning, they announced a blockbuster trade with the Colts. They moved up from six to three, giving up their two second-round picks this year (37 and 49) and their second rounder in 2019. Had a feeling this would happen based on rumblings around the team; just didn't think it would happen this soon.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Damyean Dotson has been recalled from Westchester. He'll be available for the game against Charlotte tonight.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Jeff Hornacek answering a couple questions about Frank Ntilikina's usage vs. Philly on Thursday. The rookie played 13 minutes.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have re-signed NT Mike Pennel to a three-year contract, his agent announced on Twitter. Pennel is projected as the backup nose tackle, behind Steve McLendon, but there's a chance for a future starting role because McLendon is 32 and entering the final year of his contract. Pennel averaged about 20 snaps per game last season, mainly on run downs. So the Jets helped their depth today, bringing back Pennel and backup LT Ben Ijalana.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Trumaine Johnson, he of the five-year, $72.5M contract: "It's exciting. I was speechless when I finally gave my agent the green light. It's the Big Apple. New chapter, new beginnings and I get to add to this already great defense. ... The last two years, I've been tagged. It's my first time going through this process. It's quite an experience. You lose sleep and your agent is calling you every five minutes. But it worked out and I'm happy to be a Jet."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's why Jeff Hornacek asked his players on Friday if they hate to lose more than they love to win: "Everybody loves to win. But who are those guys that really hate to lose? I think when you talk to some of the coaches and the mentality of a Kobe Bryant, a Michael Jordan, a LeBron James, I think they hate to lose more than they love to win. When you hate to lose, you'll do anything it takes. Whether it's taking a charge, diving on a ball, taking no play for granted, or earlier in the game helping your teammates. That's what we've got to try to develop, that mentality. When you love to win and you don't (hate to lose) it's like, ‘OK, well maybe we'll win the next game.' When you hate to lose and you lose a game, it eats at you to the next game and then you go after it. We've got to get that mentality now." The Knicks, on their way to a fourth straight season of at least 50 losses, are in the early stages of a rebuild. Hornacek's trying to implement a winning culture/attitude amid all of the losses.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets addressed their offensive-line depth by bringing back swing tackle Ben Ijalana, a source confirmed. He agreed to a one-year contract. For cap purposes, they declined an option last month, but they always had an interest in reuniting. Ijalana has value because he can play both tackle spots. He also has starting experience, so it's a solid move for the Jets.

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