“In the years I’ve been here, I haven’t seen Devin this focused at the defensive end of the floor,” Triano said. “He’s chasing over screens, he’s in a stance, his work ethic at the defensive end has been great. I was worried while he transitions into becoming a very good defensive player, his offensive game is going to go, but he was money down the stretch when we needed him.”
Suns: Chriss rolled his left ankle and had be assisted off the court with 3:29 to play but said afterward it was nothing serious. … The Phoenix bench outscored the Jazz reserves 38-9. … Triano joins Jerry Colangelo, Scott Skiles, Alvin Gentry, Lindsey Hunter and Jeff Hornacek as Suns coaches to win their first two games.
Jazz: Utah returns home to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.
The deal also confirmed two things: First, the Patriots are more confident that Tom Brady will keep playing, and keep playing well, for several more seasons. Remember, the team also dealt former third-stringer Jacoby Brissett to Indianapolis before the season. Second, the 49ers were less confident that either Washington’s Kirk Cousins or a high draft pick was the best route to finding a franchise passer.
The 49ers are 0-8 going into Week 9. but it’s clear the first season with coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch has been more of a personnel assessment. Now that they have seen what they have — and what they didn’t want — getting Garoppolo between offseasons works out nicely.
On Friday, Brown spoke out against McNair’s comments, saying he thought it was “disrespectful.” The Texans added Brown to the active roster on Saturday after his season-long holdout, and he took the field for the first time Sunday.