Here is a follow-up to yesterday’s blog on specializing in one sport at a young age. A lot of parents believe that if you concentrate on one sport you can receive a college scholarship. I will address this “myth” in a later blog.The biggest danger to specializing in one sport is the possibility of burnout. If you play the year round in one sport, you are going to spend 12 months doing the same thing. If you start at 5, by the time you are 18 you would have 14 years playing baseball, etc. Even if you like baseball, it is a lot of doing the same thing. For example, Scott Schebler (who I interviewed a couple weeks ago on the Reds Caravan) played 4 high school sports in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Obviously, at the end he chose baseball, but he certainly did not limit himself to that. Locally, Brian Hoeing played several sports before he chose baseball.Without trying different sports, how do you know which is your best? The time to do that is when you are young and you have time to develop more than one skill. Who knows at 5 whether they will be the tallest kid in class, the strongest, or the fastest? Enjoy the experience and have enthusiasm left when you reach 18.
NBA Draft 2019: RJ Barrett wants Knicks to pick him at No. 3, won’t work out for any other team Warriors’ desire to re-sign Klay Thompson ‘doesn’t change’ because of ACL injury The Warriors’ bench also declined in 2018-19 and they’ll need to add multiple rotation pieces in the upcoming months. They’ll have their first chance to acquire one Thursday in the 2019 NBA Draft, where they hold the No. 28 selection.Four options for the Warriors with the 2019 NBA Draft’s No. 28 pick:Cameron Johnson, forward, North CarolinaJohnson could be just what the Warriors need. He’s a knockdown shooter who will excel at the next level spotting up in the corners and getting open using off-ball cuts. He’s 23 and spent five years in college, so he may not have much room to develop. But, Johnson should be able to contribute beginning next season. The 6-8 wing is 20th on Sporting News’ latest Big Board, so the Warriors will have to hope he falls a bit on draft night. Related News The Warriors enter the offseason with plenty of questions.Golden State’s attempt at a three-peat came up short when it fell to the Raptors in six games in the 2019 NBA Finals. Stars Kevin Durant (ruptured Achilles) and Klay Thompson (torn ACL) suffered serious injuries in the finals and both will be free agents this summer. Even if they do re-sign with the Warriors, they’ll be sidelined for much, if not all, of next season. Three questions the Warriors will have to answer this offseason Hear from @UNC_Basketball’s, Cameron Johnson, after his draft workout 👇 pic.twitter.com/UkAahlQESs— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 6, 2019Dylan Windler, forward, BelmontWindler is another player with 3-and-D potential. He hit 40.6 percent of his shots from behind the arc during his collegiate career and is reliable on the other end of the floor. He’s projected as an early second round pick and should be available when the Warriors are on the clock. He’s a good option for them. VIDEO: The Official @BelmontMBB Dylan Windler @Dylan_Windler23 Highlight #itsbruintime #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/RxxvUL6XQh— Belmont Basketball (@BelmontMBB) June 13, 2019Grant Williams, forward, TennesseeWilliams is an undersized forward who doesn’t have a consistent shot, which could hurt his stock in the current NBA. Yet, Williams is a proven scorer with the ability to play in the pick and roll and should develop into someone capable of guarding multiple positions, as well. He’d be a solid addition to Golden State’s bench next season.#Tennessee F prospect + 2X #SEC POY Grant Williams brings a number of coveted attributes that suggest he will exceed his draft position, namely his competitiveness, smarts, physicality, productivity, youth + skill. He is a potential 2nd round steal >> https://t.co/okuKs3liLI pic.twitter.com/PS7e4HuM9y— DraftExpressContent (@DXContent) June 13, 2019Trade the pick for a veteranThe No. 28 pick might not have much value on the trade market, but Golden State should at least explore that option. Multiple other key role players besides the Warriors’ stars — including Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and DeMarcus Cousins —are set to be free agents. Dealing the selection may be the Warriors best way to acquire a veteran this offseason.