Jack Armstrong is back with five thoughts on Justin Holidays potential, Rajon Rondos salute from Celtics fans, Brandon Jennings taking over the Pistons, Jimmy Butlers strong play, and Jeff Teagues rapid improvement at point guard. Indians Francisco Lindor Jersey . 1. Justin Holiday (Warriors): I like this young man’s potential. He’s long and athletic, can really defend, and does a nice job coming off the bench providing an energetic presence. He has earned a spot in the rotation based upon his willingness to do the dirty work. Golden State has plenty of scoring, nice to have others who will do the extras. 2. Rajon Rondo (Mavericks): Nice salute from Celtics fans and the organization this past weekend. They said and did all the right things despite Rondo saying he hasnt defended really hard the past two years. You buy your tickets and the owners pay him guaranteed money yet you dont get 100% return on investment? Im sure they werent pleased with that. On the other hand, great pickup for Dallas. Rondo’s playing for a contract so youll get his best, but I’m not pleased with the fact that a guy has to be on a contender to give you his all. 3. Brandon Jennings (Pistons): With Josh Smith gone this guy is feeling the love offensively with greater responsibility. 35 and 7 in another win on Sunday. You give certain guys bigger pieces of the puzzle and they thrive. He was awesome against the Kings. He knows hes in full command of the team now and his game is responding. Addition by subtraction. 4. Jimmy Butler (Bulls): Butler is a complete and total beast! I love him. He leads the league in minutes played and is 10th in points. The man is going to get paid this offseason. You have to love his toughness and grit and he keeps improving. A self-made man who is getting a ton out of himself. He defends, he rebounds, he makes the Bulls an absolute nightmare to prepare for. 5. Jeff Teague (Hawks): Teague is the catalyst for the now top team in the East. He’s a rapidly improving point guard who is lightning quick and gets in the lane at will. He’s averaging 17.3 points per game and seven assists per game. He’s also shooting 87% at the free throw line and is fourth in the league in steals. He’s a perfect fit for their system, creating great shots for others on this beautifully coached, unselfish team. His development has been cool to watch. Indians Eric Stamets Jersey . The young man, never lacking confidence, thought he could be really good. Indians Rajai Davis Jersey . Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out. He had only five rounds in the 60s in his previous eight trips. http://www.cheapindiansjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=indians-adam-cimber-jersey . And he said Sunday that players believe nobody in Sterlings family should be able to own the Los Angeles Clippers if hes gone.MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish. Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the As bounced back from another blown save by Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday. "When someone doesnt come through the next guy comes up and fills in for him. ... Its a nice chemistry we have here for that to happen," Norris said. Jared Burton (0-1) gave up the one-out drive by the backup catcher Norris, who went deep on Tuesday night, too. Dan Otero (1-0) got the last eight outs for the victory in relief of Johnson, who has given up seven runs, nine hits and six walks in five appearances with the As. Hes simply been falling behind in too many counts. "Whatever hes got to do to change that he will," Norris said, adding: "Hes going to go on a roll, and this isnt going to be a matter any longer I dont think." Minnesota trailed 4-0 after a rocky first inning by Phil Hughes, who needed 40 pitches to get his first out. Jason Kubel homered in the second and Brian Dozier went deep in the eighth. Johnson, who had 50 saves for Baltimore last season, gave up the third of four hits by Kubel to start the ninth. With the bases loaded and one out, Johnson nearly had Eduardo Escobar struck out, but a foul tip was ruled on his two-strike swing. Escobar then poked a single into to left field to cut Oaklands lead to 4-3. A one-hop throw to third baseman Josh Donaldson nearly forced out Kurt Suzuki, who was ruled safe, and a video review ruled the call stood -- meaning there was not "clear and convincing" evidence to overturn it. Donaldson said he closed his glove on the ball before Suzukis foot hit. But As manager Bob Melvin didnt waste time arguing, instead replacing Johnson with Otero. "I just had to go get him. I didnt feel great about it, but I had to do it. Keep working to get him right," Melvin said, declining to speculate on whether Johnsons closer job was in jeopardy. Dozier hit a sacrifice fly to right field, just deep enough for Suzuki to race home and sneak a hand onnto the plate in front of the tag by Norris. Indians Brandon Guyer Jersey. Another umpire-initiated review confirmed the safe call, and the crowd of 22,973 cheered loudly when the video board provided the proof. There was more drama before Norris came up again. Glen Perkins struck out Donaldson to end the 10th inning, and the Twins closer shouted some obscenities and pointed at Donaldson, who gestured and "started to red line," as Donaldson put it afterward. Donaldsons path to Perkins was cut off by the Twins, and after the dugouts mostly emptied the tension de-escalated. Donaldson nearly homered during that at-bat, but the ball drifted foul. Perkins said he thought Donaldson was admiring his drive too long. "I dont feel like I disrespected him at all. Im up there trying to win a game for our team, and hes trying to win a game for his team. Juices are flowing," Donaldson said. Said Perkins: "There were things that happened in that at-bat that we both could have done differently. So well leave it at that." Donaldson hit an RBI double after Hughes walked the first two batters of the game. Brandon Moss tacked on a two-run single, and Alberto Callaspo added an RBI single. None of the hits were particularly hard, but the damage was done. Hughes walked three and struck out three in five innings, with five hits surrendered. Twins starters have one win in eight turns, with a collective 6.43 ERA. Oakland starter Jesse Chavez pitched seven smooth innings with no walks and nine strikeouts. As starters have allowed three runs or fewer in each of their first eight games, for a 2.02 ERA. NOTES: The As held CF Coco Crisp out again following a cortisone shot he had in his left wrist and likely will do so again on Thursday. ... 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