England’s Jos Buttler admits he is a ‘huge fan’ of South Africa danger man Quinton de Kock | Cricket News

first_img 1:56 Former England captain Michael Atherton says Ben Stokes’ return to England’s T20 squad for next month’s tour of South Africa is a ‘huge bonus’ – Advertisement – “I’m a huge fan of his, I think he’s a fantastic player,” Buttler told reporters. “I think he’s got an excellent cricket brain, I like the way he looks at the game and the way he takes it on.“He’s probably one of my favourite players in the world at the moment. Having played against him, he’s incredibly difficult to keep quiet with the bat, I enjoy his wicketkeeping style as well, he’s a fantastic wicketkeeper.“He’s a brilliant player and he’ll be a real danger man for South Africa on this trip.” Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'
Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'

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NBA free agency rumors: Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas to decline option

first_img NBA free agency news: Pau Gasol wants to play another year The move comes with some risks for Valanciunas. The Daily Memphian notes that opting out of his deal and signing an extension would “likely mean a reduced salary next season.” And if he can’t work out a new deal, it’s unclear how much interest the 27-year-old would draw in free agency, given his role as a “traditional” center.Valanciunas thrived with the Grizzlies in 19 games last season after being acquired from the Raptors, averaging 19.9 points and 10.7 points per game, well above his career averages of 11.8 ppg and 8.4 rpg in his seven seasons with Toronto. Related News Yet new Grizzlies hcoach Taylor Jenkins is looking to open up the offense with more 3-point shooting, which would seem to limit the role of Valanciunas, who has attempted 0.3 3-pointers per game in his career. Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas will decline the option year of his contract to become a free agent, ESPN reported Thursday.However, the 7-foot Lithuanian player is declining the $17.6 million option so that he can negotiate a new contract with the Grizzlies, according to the report. If he does opt out, he can’t sign a new deal until the free agency period opens in early July. NBA free agency news: Kemba Walker willing to take less money to stay with Hornetslast_img read more

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