Plenty going on this weekend in sports. Here are a few things to look out for:
- NBA Draft Fallout
The NBA draft isn’t a weekend-long festival like the NFL draft, so by the time Saturday and Sunday roll along, we’ll probably have a better sense which teams helped themselves and which teams didn’t. Meanwhile, don’t be surprised if there is some fallout with trades and free agent talks.
It’s a sure thing we’re going to hear more about how the Thunder’s pick will affect Russell Westbrook, too.
- Major League Baseball
It’s only June, but the NL West looks like it really has some impressive teams. Great matchup this weekend, too, as the Rockies take on the Dodgers. The Rockies are 47-28 and the Dodgers are 48-26.
Saturday, Tyler Chatwood of the Rockies pitches against Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. Chatwood is just 6-7 with a 4.08 ERA this season, but he’s 4-3 with a 2.41 ERA on the road. Of course, you know about Kershaw. He’s 10-2 with a 2.61 ERA.
- The Confederation Cup
Why do we care? Well, good question. the Confederation Cup is sort of a warm-up to the World Cup which is less than a year away in Russia. The Confederation Cup features eight teams, the World Cup has 32.
Mexico vs. Russia and Portugal vs. New Zealand on Saturday. Germany plays Cameroon and Chile vs. Australia on Sunday.
- Travelers Championship
We’re in between majors, but the Travelers Championship has a nice field, including Jordan Spieth who shot an opening-round 63 Thursday. Also in the field Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed and Jim Furyk.