Kendall Wright visits Vikings

Wide receiver Kendall Wright has visited the Vikings, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Wright, 28, is one of the better players left in free agency. He visited Kansas City last week.

Plays like this have spread around the league: two and even three shooters circle around a screener, sewing confusion about which is the intended shooter. Sometimes, the play is for one of those whirring shooters; Washington runs a few such actions for Bradley Beal.

But sometimes that final shooter stops his cut, veers into the screener’s man, and reveals that the plan all along was to spring that big guy for an open 3-pointer:

Miami runs several versions for Olynyk. Spoelstra is genius about changing the placement, personnel and prelude to Olynyk somehow popping open.

As superior options disappeared amid injuries and tankery, the Hawks gradually let Collins explore the world of working off the dribble in the NBA. This is another version of healthy player development! Collins is fast, with some off-the-bounce skill. A lot of teams defend Collins with their centers — assigning their power forwards to Dewayne Dedmon, since Dedmon has more 3-point range — and that leaves Collins with a quickness advantage.

“The one question that sticks out is I sat down, and the first thing the coach asked me is what I would do if he punched me in the face right now? To me, being from Cleveland, my natural reaction was, ‘Coach, no disrespect but if you punch me in the face, we’re gonna fight right here,’” Baker told USA Today. “That was just my natural response. I guess that’s what he wanted to hear, because he said, ‘Good.’ It was definitely a fun interview. I didn’t get asked too many weird questions.”

Baker said the coach later told him it’s a question he often poses, and he wants to hear players say they’d fight back.

“I crossed paths with him a little later in the day and I asked him why he asked me that,” Baker said. “He said most guys freeze up or say they wouldn’t do anything when he asks them that. He said, ‘I don’t know about you, but if somebody were to randomly punch me in the face right now, I wouldn’t just stand there. I’d fight back.’ I guess he liked my response.”

So remember that in your next job interview: Tell your prospective boss you would hit back if he punched you in the face

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