Daily Archives: July 20, 2022

Mac McLung, Warriors agree to one-year NBA contract, agent says

McLung agrees to non-guaranteed deal with Warriors, agent says originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Warriors added some likely competition for one of their final roster spots this season. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Wednesday afternoon, that Mac McClung agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Warriors, citing his agent as the source. The 23-year-old guard was …

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James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers reach agreement on 2-year, $68 million deal

James Harden (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Free agent star James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers have reached an agreement on a two-year, $68 million deal with a player option, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Harden declined a $47 million option this offseason to facilitate the new deal at a discount. “I had conversations with [president of basketball operations] Daryl …

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NCAA makes progress on gender inequality at tourneys

The NCAA has adequately addressed nine of 23 recommendations for creating comparable NCAA Tournament experiences for men’s and women’s basketball players, according to a progress report released Wednesday. College sports’ largest governing body hired a third party to evaluate its response to a scathing report issued almost a year ago that criticized gender inequality in the tournaments. Among the most …

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Warriors start on top, but Celtics, Bucks knocking on door

Usually by this point in the summer all the big offseason moves are made. Not this year — Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Donovan Mitchell all could be on new teams before the start of next season. Still, with offseason action slowing down and teams’ rosters largely filled out, it felt like time to do a Summer NBA Power Rankings. …

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Lakers, Pacers re-engage on Buddy Hield trade talks, per report

USATSI As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to pursue Kyrie Irving, one thing has become increasingly clear: they’re powerless until the Kevin Durant situation resolves. If Durant is dealt? It no longer makes sense for the Nets to keep Irving on an expiring contract. If Durant stays put? Irving is a key part of keeping Brooklyn in contention. The Lakers …

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Vasilije Micic to stay overseas, will not make NBA jump next season

Despite stating previous interest of making the NBA jump, former EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic will stick with Anadolu Efes next season, per Lucas D’Alessandro. This comes after some serious momentum appeared to have gathered for Micic to make his NBA debut next season, to the point that ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski said he had serious interest from several NBA teams. …

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One thought about every Thunder player who played in Summer League

The Oklahoma City Thunder concludes their 2022 summer league this past week after participating in two different ones in Salt Lake City and the traditional Las Vegas ones. 17 players suited up for the Thunder that ranged from No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren to Kevin Kangu, who was signed while the team was already playing games. While the results of …

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Looking at every divisional, conference favorite

2022-23 NBA odds: Looking at every divisional, conference favorite originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia With the 2022 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas concluding, all eyes are now shifting toward the start of the regular season. The first preseason game isn’t until the end of September, but team rosters are coming into fruition, barring any major trades (*cough cough* …

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Grant Williams insists Celtics were ‘better team’ than Warriors in NBA Finals

Grant Williams shares bold take about Celtics’ Finals loss to Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The 2021-22 Boston Celtics were a confident group, and that confidence helped them surge to their first NBA Finals appearance since 2010. If you ask Grant Williams, though, the better team didn’t win the series. During an appearance on “The Long Shot” podcast …

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RJ Barrett, Tyler Herro and more

As we enter a waiting period on the next major move that might shift the landscape of the NBA, the trade rumors continue to come in at a lively rate. The next domino to fall should be either with regards to Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell, be it trade announcements or reports that they’ll be staying put with their teams, but until …

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How Kevin Durant trade talks slowing benefits Warriors’ championship pursuit

How Durant trade talks slowing benefits Warriors’ title pursuit originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea So, after all that, maybe Kevin Durant will stay with the Brooklyn Nets? On Wednesday, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported, citing sources, that trade talks centering around the Nets superstar have “slowed to a trickle.” “You can still get some Nets folks on the phone if …

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Will Barton excited to play with Daniel Gafford, help Wizards’ offense move

Will Barton is excited to play with Daniel Gafford originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington WASHINGTON — Asked at his introductory press conference which of his new Wizards teammates he is looking forward to playing with, Will Barton first said everyone on the team. Then, he specified star guard Bradley Beal and then Kyle Kuzma due to his “shot-making ability.” …

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UNC watching intriguing four-star power forward at Peach Jam

The UNC basketball program is well represented at this week’s Peach Jam in South Carolina and they are keeping their eyes on a few prospects. We already wrote on five-star commit Simeon Wilcher standing out early at the event and now UNC is watching a four-star power forward they recently offered. T.J. Power is drawing a crowd during Wednesday’s session …

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Dribble Handoff: Duke vs. Gonzaga, Kentucky vs. Indiana among home-and-home hoops series we’d like to see

Duke and Arizona recently announced an agreement to schedule a home-and-home series beginning in the 2023-24 season. The series breaks a longstanding tendency by the Blue Devils to (mostly) abstain from challenging nonconference road games and sets college hoops up with what should be one of the best home-and-home series on the slate over the next few years. It also got us …

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Chicago Bulls’ starting lineup ranked in bottom half of the NBA

The Chicago Bulls’ offseason hasn’t resulted in any changes to the organization’s intended starting five for the 2022-23 NBA season, and according to Bleacher Report, that may be a problem. Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes ranked the Bulls’ projected starting five (Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams and Nikola Vucevic) 18th out of the 30 teams in the league, …

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