Cichy had a headset on for the entire game against Maryland and often gave tips to the other Badger linebackers.

Hear me out on this one. Certainly, there are stars to pay up for at every position (including fellow-SF Kevin Durant) but my “must haves” tonight are James Harden and DeMarcus Cousins. Considering you might also want the likes of Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis or Ben Simmons, where can you reliably save? Who is the cheapest player at a position you don’t mind saving on that you can confidently build around?

Three-time All-Star Kyle Lowry got off to a slow start but picked it up big time in the second half before finishing with a triple-double — 11 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Ball was seen at times running back and forth as Lowry ran off screens and did his usual thing, hitting 3s or driving and kicking. This is the first time in Ball’s career that an opposing starting point guard went for a triple-double.

“She was taking steps toward making sure the team runs smoothly as a point guard and that she communicates,” he said. “She has a little more sense of what it means to be a great leader and that she executes at a high level.”

“He’s gonna find a way to help us win games on Saturdays,” Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard says. “He’s all in, and it’s really cool to see that approach. He cares about the program.”

I’m hopeful the Islanders can get some clarity between then and July 1, and relay that to Tavares. One thing working in the Islanders’ favor: They have the money, and they are able to offer Tavares a max eight-year deal, when he can only get seven years elsewhere. GM Garth Snow has said he thinks the world of Tavares; the center has hinted it is his preference to stay. Call me a sap or an optimist, but I like to think this is one Islanders saga that gets a happy ending.flames_116