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RENTON, Wash. Mark Letestu Oilers Jersey . -- Two weeks after suffering a fractured tibia, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas said Tuesday that he is still contemplating retirement.Im kind of enjoying just waking up in the mornings without the pressure, Thomas said on The Rich Eisen Show.Peace is starting to return to me, and I think thats my ultimate goal in life. I just want to have peace. But I can say when I went back to the VMAC [practice facility] the other day, my competitive juices came right back. I dont know, man. Im kind of caught in between right now.After he suffered the injury in a victory over the Carolina Panthers, Thomas tweeted that he was considering retirement. Teammates said afterward that they expected Thomas to return in 2017.Of course emotions were taking over me, Thomas said Tuesday. But I was still thinking clearly, in my eyes. And I still kind of feel the same way. Theres a lot of pressure when youre playing this game, and I play at a high level. My teammates expect me to do what I do. Its all about recommitting myself, and I dont know. Im never going to step on the football field half-heartedly.Everything in my life is really affected by the game, even my time with my daughter, my wife, my mom, everybody. And then when you take it to the football things, the way you eat, the way youve got to take care of your body, the constant training, its hard for you to be well-rounded when youre always thinking about football. And I definitely want to be better as a man, not just as a football player. So I started thinking about things like that, and it just has me thinking.Thomas admitted that when he watched the Seahawks play the Los Angeles Rams on TV on Thursday night, he wished he was on the field with his teammates.As for recovery, Thomas said he has a cast on his on his leg and he just has to let the leg heal.Thomas had played in 118 straight games before suffering a hamstring injury and then the leg injury this season. Paul Coffey Jersey . Pirlo limped out of Sundays 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he has "a second-degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament in his right knee. Mark Fayne Oilers Jersey . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. http://www.hockeyoilersonline.us/Jonas-Gustavsson-Jersey/ . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. SALT LAKE CITY -- The NBA is loaded with top-tier point guards, and talented players at the position will get good looks during Summer League play.Games begin Saturday in Orlando, on Monday in Salt Lake City, and on July 8 in Las Vegas. And though there are about 90 roster spots for point guards in the NBA, a strong pedigree is no longer enough: Players such as Marcus Paige, a McDonalds All-American who led North Carolina to the national championship game, face an uphill climb to make a team.The Utah Jazz havent reached the playoffs since 2012 and Paige still remains a long shot with six other point guards on the team.Its kind of a great era for point guards right now in the NBA, said Paige, the No. 55 overall pick. Theres no nights off. Youve got elite talent almost at every spot, especially in the West.You want to be a competitor. You want to accept that challenge. You know youre not on that level right away, but you can aspire to work every day and work to get to that level. Im just excited for the different challenges. Gone is the physical style in which the ball is mostly dumped into the post for centers to go to work. Now teams must deal with a Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, John Wall, Kyrie Irving and a host of other skilled ballhandlers on a nightly basis.The Minnesota Timerbwolves drafted Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the third overall pick despite Ricky Rubio coming off his best year as a pro. General manager Scott Layden said its difficult finding a good point guard that also holds his own on the defensive end.In the NBA its so hard to find two-way players, Layden said. The other thing is, how hard it is to find a good point guard. ... Kris, when you watched him play, he made others better. When youre leading a team, thats so important. The toughness factor, when you get that from your point guard, it seems to resonate to the rest of the group. And the ability to defend, because often times youre defending the other teams best player.Teams are regularly carrying three point guards on a roster and continue to look for help at the position. Summer Leagues will featuure former college standouts such as Notre Dames Demetrius Jackson, Kentuckys Marquis Teague, Ohio States Aaron Craft, Oregons Joe Young, Louisvilles Terry Rozier and Arizonas T. Boyd Gordon Jersey. J. McConnell -- all facing the same challenge as Paige.Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey acknowledged a dearth of point guards on the roster and hopes to work with Paige and his agent on a way to keep him in the organization regardless of whether he makes the club.Its a very important time for me, Paige said of Summer League. Its a guard heavy roster, but Im trying to make it in the league. So I have to show what Im capable of and build on what I did in the combine and in workouts to show that Im somebody that can make a difference at the next level with my shooting. With my playmaking in the pick and roll. And with my competitiveness and leadership.Rule changes and shifts in playing style have given ball handlers an advantage in todays NBA. The lane has widened from its original 6 feet to the current 16, pushing big men farther from the basket. Hand-checking and arm-bars are now fouls, making it more difficult for defenders to stay in front ball handlers, particularly the likes of James Harden. The strategic emphasis on spacing and the pick-and-roll gives quicker players with handles more room to operate.But teams are specifically thirsty for point guards. The Pacers traded for Jeff Teague in a three-team deal that sent George Hill to the Jazz. The Hawks valued Dennis Schroder over Teague. Mike Conley is in for big pay day in free agency, and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal with free agent Jeremy Lin. The Knicks traded for former MVP Derrick Rose with hopes he can return to a top-tier level of play.Summer League rosters are full of point guards drafted in the second round with no guarantees, and others that signed as undrafted free agents. The odds are long, but the emphasis on the position has organizations searching for diamonds in the rough.It should be an intriguing 17 days of action. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '