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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Wholesale Nike Shoes Free Shipping . - John Elways philosophy is to address immediate needs in free agency, even though some of his own veterans may prove too pricey to keep around. Eric Decker and Knowshon Moreno both said theyd love to stay in Denver, but they might find more lucrative offers elsewhere when free agency begins in a month. Unlike the Seattle Seahawks, who throttled the Broncos in the Super Bowl, Denver has a high-priced quarterback who takes up a good chunk of the salary cap, limiting what the team can spend elsewhere. Mannings salary cap charge for 2014 is $17.5 million, same as last season, which was more than Seattles entire starting defence and about 25 times as much as Russell Wilsons $681,000 cap number. "Yeah, but Ill tell you right now its worth it for us to have Peyton Manning," Elway said. "Thats just part of when you get a quality quarterback like that that we have in Peyton Manning. You know thats going to be a big chunk of your salary cap, but we got to figure out ways to find the right players." At the right prices. Elway said he has no problem continuing to build a team around Manning even though nobody knows how long No. 18 will be in the Broncos huddle beyond next season. "Well, were going to keep building like Peyton is going to be here," Elway said. "And you know, when Peyton decides to hang em up, we have expectations hopefully to make that transition." Manning confirmed during Super Bowl week that he intends to play next season, pending clearance from his doctor at his annual checkup next month to see if his surgically repaired neck is sound, which seems like a formality given the way he played last season when he won his fifth MVP award. Manning and the Broncos are out to do something that no team has done since the Buffalo Bills in 1993 — make it back to the Super Bowl the year after losing it. Elway, the teams executive vice-president, had been busy on a blueprint long before the Super Bowl blowout. He knows he could lose Decker, Moreno and guard Zane Beadles on offence and he has to rebuild a defence that was obliterated by an injury epidemic. The Broncos have 18 unrestricted and three restricted free agents, but Elway has to be prudent because big deals are looming next year for Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and maybe Von Miller. Hes hit the jackpot in free agency two years in a row, first with Manning in 2012 and then with Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez, Shaun Phillips, Terrance Knighton and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie last year. Elway expects to be busy again this year. He has about $25 million in projected cap space right now but could free up more by asking Champ Bailey and Jacob Tamme to restructure their contracts and by releasing Chris Kuper and Joel Dreessen. Elway said using free agency to address immediate needs gives the Broncos freedom in the draft. "We dont have to sit there and reach for some guy because of a need. So, if we can get rid of really the absolute needs that we need to do in free agency, then that opens it up, we can fire free at the draft, take the best players," he said. If Moreno leaves, the Broncos have Montee Ball ready to step in as the featured back. He came on strong down the stretch, finishing the season with 120 carries for 561 yards and four touchdowns. Nearly a third of his carries moved the sticks, ranking third in the league and tops among rookies. His pass protection also vastly improved. "We have high expectations out of Montee," Elway said. "Well see how things flush out with Knowshon." Decker, who has 32 TD catches over the last three years, would be missed. But Manning has plenty of other targets and teammate Bubba Caldwell, another unrestricted free agent, could prove a cheaper alternative. "This is an organization any player wants to come to," Decker said. "They treat you first class, its a winning organization. Theyve built a culture thats phenomenal. I would love to play here and unfortunately it isnt something thats always in my control." Wholesale Nike Shoes China . The underachieving franchise finished 17th in the 19-team league with a 6-17-11 record this season. "Our soccer team is absolutely in complete disarray," said Leiweke, drawing laughs during an Empire Club luncheon speech about the future of MLSE teams and plans to improve them. Wholesale Nike Shoes . With timely hitting and good pitching, the Marlins are one win away from sweeping the slumping Houston Astros.MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley and Stephen Curry are playing with great confidence, so much that theyre in early MVP candidate conversations.Their play also is why Curry and the Warriors and Conleys Grizzlies square off Tuesday night in a matchup of teams with the NBAs best records.Conley has sparked Memphis to a franchise-best 19-4 start.The guard scored a career-high 36 points to help Memphis rally from an 18-point deficit to beat Philadelphia in overtime Saturday night. He was at his best late in the road game, hitting four of five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, including the tying 3 at the end of regulation.Obviously, my outside shots been falling, and Ive been looking for my opportunity offensively trying to get to the rim, get to the free throw line as much as I can, Conley said before practice Monday. And its really allowed me to open up things for a lot of other people, and I think everybody else is kind of feeding off of that.The result has Conley averaging a career-high 17.8 points through 23 games, second only to Marc Gasol with the Grizzlies. Conley also is shooting 48 per cent from the floor and 44.9 per cent beyond the arc — both would be the best in his eight seasons. He also leads the team handing out an average 6.3 assists per game.Guard Courtney Lee said Conley talked throughout the game in Philadelphia that the Grizzlies were going to win. Conleys game-tying 3 came with a defender flying at him, and Lee said he knew once Conley had the ball in his hand the guard would make the right play.Hes maturing, Lee said of Conley. Hes starting to understand when we need a big shot or we need a big play, he has to be involved. And nine times out of 10, he might be the guy that takes that shot. So I think hes grown as a game closer.The Grizzlies have helped Conley score more by playing veteran Beno Udrih alongsidde him to help handle the ball and give him more room to work. Cheap Authentic Nike Shoes Wholesale. Nick Calathes, who missed the first 13 games serving out a suspension, also can help out. They also give Conley much-needed rest in some games. Conley hit all eight shots in a win over Miami on Dec. 7 playing less than 28 minutes.As well as Conley has been playing, Curry has been even hotter.He and Golden State backcourt mate Klay Thompson have each scored 25 points or more in two straight games for the first time, helping extend Warriors franchise-best winning streak to 16 straight. Curry scored eight of his 34 in overtime Sunday in New Orleans, and he is fifth in the NBA averaging 23.7 points a game.Hes awesome to play alongside with, he knows when to pass and take the big shots, Thompson said of Curry. He should definitely be mentioned in the MVP talks with the way he has been playing. Hes a big reason for our success on this win streak.Curry heard some MVP chants in New Orleans but is focusing on dealing with the expectations that come with each new win.I dont really listen to the MVP talk, Curry said. Thatll speak for itself at the end of the year.Already 13-1 on the road, the Warriors sense no pressure in Memphis. Getting that 14th road win in Memphis could be difficult; the Grizzlies are 11-1 at home this season.Conley said both teams are curious to measure themselves against the other.Its going to be a lot of fun, Conley said. Its a great challenge playing against a team that is playing very, very well. Obviously, theyve got a lot of firepower over there so were excited to have that challenge and take them on at home.Not to mention the excitement and anticipation of the Curry-Conley matchup.___AP Sports Writer Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report.___Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker


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