Rant Sports Podcast: 5 Things You Need To Know, February 23rd, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
Jabari Parker
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Here we are again with another splendid edition of the 5 Things you Need to Know — courtesy of the Rant Sports Podcast. Sunday’s are jam-packed with sports, so be sure to get yourself up to speed before embarking on this lovely 23rd day of February:


For a team that missed out on the NBA playoffs completely last season, the Dallas Mavericks look like a new squad this year. With an upgraded bench and key cog Monta Ellis playing well, Mark Cuban should be preparing himself for a wild ride this postseason:

Dallas Mavericks’ Bench Play Has Them in Good Position for Playoff Run

Kevin Love has really brought his game to another level in 2014. Not only is the power forward in the MVP race, Love also poured in his first career triple double last night. The Minnesota Timberwolves really struck gold with this guy.

Jazz vs. Timberwolves: Kevin Love Nets First Triple-Double of His Career

March is approaching, which means the days of filling out brackets and handing out college basketball awards aren’t too far away. Nonetheless, Jabari Parker is a freshman that will definitely be in the Wooden Award conversation this spring and here’s why:

Jabari Parker Shows Why He’ll Win Wooden Award In Win Over Syracuse

Yoenis Cespedes needs to have a great campaign in 2014 and he knows it. After two decent years with the Oakland Athletics, Cespedes is looking to breakout in his age 28 season and didn’t take any shortcuts this offeason. Here’s why a heavier Cespedes is going to make the folks by the Bay very happy:

Oakland A’s: Refocused Yoenis Cespedes is Sneaky AL MVP Candidate

If the New York Jets go another offseason without signing a big-time wide receiver then all hope is lost for this NFL franchise. There are plenty of viable options on the free agent market, but Riley Cooper is one target that New York should steer clear from. Take a look at why Cooper wouldn’t mesh well with the fans in the Big Apple:

New York Jets Should Avoid Free Agent WR Riley Cooper At All Cost

The Rant Sports Podcast never sleeps, so check back in tomorrow to start your work week off with a jolt of great sports information! Until next time, be sure to leave a comment below or reach out to us on the many social media platforms.

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