Last Week in Las Vegas Sports (May 15 – 21)

Davontae Adams contract details, the Las Vegas Aces sign Jackie Young to an extension and so much more. Here’s everything you may have missed Last Week In Las Vegas sports.

#5 Las Vegas Aces extend Jackie Young s contract after strong start.

The Las Vegas Aces have had a strong start to the 2022 season and some of that credit goes to Jackie Young, who has averaged 18 points in the first five games of the season. She also stands at .462% from behind the arc, making her a great on the offensive. In recognition of this strong start, Las Vegas decided to extend Young s contract with the team. While the team still has a long way to go before the postseason even begins, signing key players like Jackie Young to a new deal could be a great incentive. It might even be what helps The Las Vegas sports world to their first championship.

I m grateful to Mark Davis and the Aces organization for believing in me and their commitment to investing in our team, said Young after the news was revealed. I can t wait to be back in The House in front of the best fans in the league, and for the opportunity to continue to call Vegas home.

#4 Toyota President comments on Kyle Busch situation

Kyle Busch has remained very vocal about his future at Joe Gibbs Racing, and it has the entire Las Vegas sports world wondering what is next for The Candyman. Will he walk away from the sport that he has dominated for 18 years now? Or will someone work to get a deal done and keep him in The NASCAR Cup Series? Toyota Racing Development President David Wilson commented on the matter last week.

We ve been very close to Kyle for years and years and years, and some of that relationship, to be candid, has been born through trials that we ve gone through together and through controversy that we ve gone through together, Wilson said. We ve had some really tough times with Kyle Busch but we also are sitting on two championships… One driver has accounted for 36% of our total wins across all three series, and you know who that driver is.”

#3 Las Vegas Golden Knights fire coach Pete Deboe

Remember when Pete Deboer was the genius that was going to lead the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the right direction? The coach that would take them all the way to the Stanley Cup? Unfortunately, those days are gone after Las Vegas decided to fire Deboer as their Head Coach during the offseason. The announcement comes after the worst season in the Golden Knights’ history.

The season started out well enough with a victory over divisional rival, the Seattle Kraken, but the team quickly spiraled into a four-game losing streak. They eventually ended the ten-game period with a 7-3 record.

We would like to thank Pete DeBoer for his commitment to the Vegas Golden Knights over the past three seasons, Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon said in a statement. Since joining the organization, Pete and his staff have guided us through some of the most unique and challenging circumstances we ve witnessed since our franchise entered the NHL. After lengthy discussions over the last two weeks, we believe that a new coach will put us in the best position to succeed next season.

#2 Davante Adams turns down more money to play with Las Vegas Raiders

Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders during the offseason and some are wondering what happened to make him leave the Packers. While a lot of details are still unknown, it is worth noting that he was reportedly offered more by The Green Bay Packers. He declined the offer though and decided to play football with his former Fresno State teammate, Derek Carr. This move rocked the Las Vegas sports world to its core and gives them a stacked roster at the wide receiver position.

Adams was offered a 5-year, $141.25 million deal to play for Las Vegas and will reportedly make a lot of that money in his first two years. If the Packers did indeed offer him more money to play in Green Bay, what was it about Green Bay that Adams didn t like? Was Aaron Rodgers too controlling? Was he unhappy with the direction of the team?

#1 Tipco Sportsbook releases 2022 odds for The Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders are coming into what should be one of their biggest seasons in history- but oddsmakers don’t agree.

Tipco Sportsbook is not giving Las Vegas very favorable odds for the 2022 season. They list Las Vegas as having an over-under of eight games. Keep in mind that the NFL season was expanded to 17 games in 2021, meaning they believe the Raiders will lose over half their games.

If you look at their Super Bowl odds, those stand at +2200, which isn’t awful. It just doesn’t seem fair after acquiring a beast-like Davante Adams on offense. It also doesn’t seem reflective of their draft picks.

Finally, if you look at their odds of winning The AFC West, you will find that the Raiders have the third-best odds in their division. The only team that has worse odds is The Los Angeles Chargers, who are listed at +240

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