Celtics Hint at Drastic Role Change for Recent Lottery Pick

The Boston Celtics entered Monday’s game against the Chicago Bulls undermanned — and they looked every bit of it. The team saw their six-game win streak snapped in a six-point defeat at the hands of their Eastern Conference foe. Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart, two players that have manned the majority of the ball-handling duties in Beantown over recent years, were both ruled out for the contest, leaving Boston to get creative at their point guard spot.

Rookie Payton Pritchard drew the start in place of Walker and showed admirably. The Oregon product logged 31 minutes on the night, posting 14 points and three assists. Tremont Waters got in on the action as well, notching nine points in just eight minutes. However, the most intriguing minutes at the position came from a youngster who typically does his damage playing off the ball.

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Celtics Envision Evan Turner-Type Role from Langford in Future

Romeo Langford, the Celtics’ 2019 lottery pick, has flashed since returning to the lineup, mainly due to his efforts on the defensive end. Readily known for his streaky scoring coming out of Indiana, the team asked their young wing to shoulder a larger distributor role against the Bulls — a role that’s been mostly foreign to the 21-year-old since entering the league.

“We tried to play Romeo there a little bit,” Stevens said of letting Langford run the show, via the Boston Globe. “I don’t know if that’s in his wheelhouse yet, but he has to get to that point with his size and his ability to pass the ball.”

Stevens admitted after the game that the 6-foot-4-inch, 216-pound Langford is “still kind of swimming,” likely pointing to the notion that Langford will revert back to his typical role in the short-term. With that said, Stevens sounds like a coach willing to hand the ball over to Langford in the future.

“We’re going to avoid it as much as we can right now obviously, because he’s not used to it, hasn’t played enough games to orchestrate and organize a group,” Stevens said. “We will eventually go to Evan Turner mode, I guess.”

Overall, Langford’s stat line was far from noteworthy. He shot 1-of-5 from the field, notching two points, five rebounds …read more

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How to put your PS4 in Safe Mode to troubleshoot issues, or get out of Safe Mode if you’re stuck

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The PlayStation 4’s Safe Mode is a great option for troubleshooting problems you might have with your console. 

Starting your PS4 in Safe Mode can help you resolve an issue or troubleshoot a bug the device may be having. The Safe Mode menu includes options to change your console’s resolution, rebuild its storage database, and restore the device to factory settings. 

Note: Before switching your PS4 out of Safe Mode, make sure to back up your data because some Safe Mode options will result in data loss. 

How to put PS4 in Safe Mode

1. Turn off your console by holding the power button for 3 seconds. After blinking a few times, your PS4 will power off.

2. Press and hold the power button, releasing your finger only after the second beep sound. This should take about 7 seconds. 

3. Your PS4 will start in Safe Mode. Make sure your controller is connected to the console, and press the PS button. 

What does Safe Mode do? 

When your PS4 boots up in Safe Mode, you’ll be taken to a screen with eight options:

Restart System is the easiest way to get out of Safe Mode. This option forces your PS4 to restart normally. 

Change Resolution switches the display resolution to 480p once the console restarts, which may help you resolve screen issues. 

Update System Software lets you update your console’s software through a direct download, a USB drive, or a disc. 

Restore Default Settings resets your console to its factory settings, without deleting games, app, or other data. 

Rebuild Database adds all your content to a new database on the system, which can resolve system feature issues, like if an app icon doesn’t disappear after you’ve deleted the app. 

Initialize PS4 resets your console to its original settings and deletes all user data and settings.  

Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software) removes your console’s firmware and deletes all user data and settings. 

Set HDCP Mode (PS4 Pro only) applies to images that don’t appear on 4K TVs that aren’t compatible with HDCP 2.2. This setting lets you choose HDCP 1.40 to view images that otherwise won’t appear on your TV. 

How to get PS4 out of Safe Mode

If your PS4 is stuck on Safe Mode, you may be dealing with a Safe Mode loop that makes it difficult to resume playing.

In these cases, there are a few things you can try to get your PS4 …read more

Source:: Business Insider


49ers Bolster Backfield, Ink Former Giants RB

Wayne Gallman

The San Francisco 49ers have added to their backfield depth, announcing Wednesday that they’d signed free agent running back Wayne Gallman Jr.

Gallman, a former New York Giant, will join the 49ers on a one-year contract, as reported by the team’s official Twitter account. Financial particulars were not immediately available.

The #49ers have signed RB Wayne Gallman Jr. to a one-year deal.

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 21, 2021

The news came just two days after the 49ers hosted Gallman on an official visit Monday, April 19.

Gallman Joins 49ers Following Best Year of His Career

GettyThe San Francisco 49ers signed former New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Gallman filled in for Saquon Barkley last season, after the Giants star running back was sidelined due to an ACL tear he suffered during a Week 2 matchup against the Chicago Bears.

The 26-year-old Gallman is a four-year veteran of the NFL. He posted the best campaign of his career in 2020, rushing for 682 yards on 4.6 yards per carry. He also scampered into the end zone on six occasions.

Gallman, who played his collegiate football for Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers, is also adept at catching passes out of the backfield. He tallied 21 receptions last season for a total of 114 yards through the air.

As important a running back’s overall production is, how often he actually finds himself on the field to produce matters even more. Gallman appeared in 15 games last season, starting 10 of them, and displayed a level of durability coveted by the 49ers after a season defined by injuries.

Gallman Addition Beefs Up 49ers Injury-Plagued Backfield

GettyWayne Gallman will wear a 49ers uniform in 2021, after signing a one-year deal with the team. 

Raheem Mostert, the 49ers’ top running back, played in only eight games in 2020. He left two of them prematurely with injury. In total, Mostert found his way to the injured list three times — once for an MCL sprain, and twice for high-ankle sprains.

Jeff Wilson Jr. is currently No. 2 on the 49ers RB depth chart. While Wilson Jr. put together a solid season, leading the team with 600 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, he also struggled to stay on the field. The running back played in a total of 12 games, hampered by similar ankle troubles to those that plagued Mostert.

The running back position will be …read more

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Anthony Thompson Jr.: Bodycam Video Released in Austin-East Shooting [WATCH]

Officials have released bodycam footage showing the shooting death of 17-year-old Austin-East Magnet High School student Anthony Thompson Jr. in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Knox County District Attorney’s Office said no charges would be filed in the shooting.

Police were called to the school at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, April 12, after the report of a male possibly armed with a gun, according to the Knoxville Police Department. The officers involved were Officer Jonathon Clabough, who officials said shot Thompson and Willson, Officer Adam Willson, who was shot, Lieutenant Stanley Cash, and Officer Brian Baldwin. Officials said Clabough was justified in the shooting during a press conference.

Officials also released video from the shooting, which you can watch here or later in this post. Be forewarned that it is extremely graphic.

Here’s what you need to know:

Officials Said Clabough Fired the Shot That Killed Thompson & Injured Willson But Determined the Shooting Was Justified

Bodycam footage of Thompson’s shooting was released at the close of the investigation into his death, following a public outcry to release the footage. The family also saw the footage of the fatal shooting of the teen before it was released.

“I have just spent four hours with this family and I will tell you that was a painful long agonizing four hours for that family, but we talked about the death of their 17-year-old son, and one thing that family asked me not to do was release those tapes today, but because I had made a promise that once I completed the file and once I talked to the family I would release the tapes,” said District Attorney Charme Allen during a press conference.

Autopsy results indicated the bullet entered Thompson’s upper left body, traveled through both lungs and through the bottom of his heart. Thompson could not have been saved no matter how quickly medical aid was rendered, due to the severity of his injuries, Allen said.

Thompson’s Family Reacted to the Video’s Release & Said They Think the Shooting Was Not Justified

HAPPENING NOW: Anthony Thompson Jr.’s family is responding to the DA’s press conference. They say they wanted the body cam video to be released, but after Thompson’s funeral was held tomorrow. They don’t agree the shooting was justified. #WBIR pic.twitter.com/m7X8KLqS44

— Amelia Young (@ameliayoung) April 21, 2021

Thompson’s family reacted tearfully …read more

Source:: Heavy.com