Monthly Archives: March 2023

‘You’re not going to win big with young players’

Rudy Tomjanovich, or Rudy T as many call him, has been involved in the game of basketball throughout his entire life. Along with Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, and Bill Walton, Tomjanovich will be in Houston for the 2023 Final Four at an event called On Location, where they will engage with fans and take photos. Tomjanovich was kind enough to …

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Seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge officially retires

Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets LaMarcus Aldridge retired once due to a heart condition (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome), back in 2021. That time it didn’t take, he came back to the then-a-super-team Nets and showed there was something in the tank averaging 12.9 points (on 55% shooting), 5.5 rebounds and a block a game. However, the Nets did not bring him back …

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Doc Rivers expresses some concern over James Harden’s Achilles injury

PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia 76ers have been dealing with injury issues recently as the playoffs quickly approach. The big issues are with their star duo in the form of James Harden and Joel Embiid who are both nursing injuries. Harden has been dealing with a left Achilles injury. An injury that can raise alarms when the word “Achilles” gets thrown around. It’s …

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Former Yale forward commits to the Florida Gators

EJ Jarvis, a 6-foot-8-inch, 220-pound power forward who spent the past three seasons playing forward for the Yale Bulldogs, has committed to play basketball at the University of Florida, according to 247Sports. Jarvis played a vital role in the Bulldogs’ 2022-23 season, leading them to a 21-9 record and their third-best KenPom finish in the last decade at No. 64 …

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LeBron, Lakers and referees, oh my

Each week during the 2022-23 NBA season, we will take a deeper dive into some of the league’s biggest storylines in an attempt to determine whether the trends are based more in fact or fiction moving forward. [Last time on Fact or Fiction: Is Michael Jordan also the GOAT of the worst current NBA owners?] Let us get this out …

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2023 March Madness: Why no true freshman is starting for a team in Final Four for first time since 1998

HOUSTON — When San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher first rose to fame in college basketball during the early 1990s, it was because he helped recruit the “Fab Five” to Michigan as an assistant under Wolverines coach Steve Fisher. During the group’s first season on campus playing for Fisher and Dutcher, the Wolverines reached the national title game starting five …

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Former Brooklyn Net LaMarcus Aldridge retires from NBA

Former NBA big man LaMarcus Aldridge has retired from the NBA for the second time, according to a tweet from the former All-Star himself on Friday. His retirement ends a career that spanned 16 years in the league as well as playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, and the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge, 37, ends his career with …

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Knicks vs. Cavaliers prediction, odds, line, start time: 2023 NBA picks, March 31 best bets by proven model

An Eastern Conference contest has the New York Knicks (44-33) traveling to play the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-29) on Friday evening. The Cavaliers currently own the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, while, New York sits in the fifth spot. The Knicks have won the last two games against Cleveland, and on Jan. 24, New York beat Cleveland 105-103. Julius Randle (ankle) …

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NBA’s one-and-done rule will stay in next collective bargaining agreement

Not long ago, the NBA’s one-and-done rule for draft eligibility was headed for elimination in the league’s collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Players Association. “My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in 2018. However, the league and the players’ union have no plans to dump the one-and-done rule …

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How to watch, broadcast, lineups (3/31)

The 53-24 Boston Celtics make the trip back to their home court of TD Garden to face the 36-40 Utah Jazz on their home court just one day removed from thrashing the first-place Milwaukee Bucks on the road in Wisconsin. The Celtics might want revenge for a close loss against Utah earlier this month, but both teams appear to be …

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NBA, NBPA won’t lower minimum age to 18 as latest CBA negotiations continue

The NBA won’t be lowering its minimum age requirement anytime soon. The league and the National Basketball Players Association have stopped discussions surrounding lowering the minimum age for players amid their negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Currently, American players have to be 19 years old to enter the league. Both the NBA and …

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Michigan center Hunter Dickinson enters transfer portal

Michigan basketball center Hunter Dickinson has entered his name into the portal as a grad transfer, according to multiple reports. This past season, Dickinson led the Wolverines with 18.5 points per game while grabbing nine rebounds per contest. Dickinson also shot a team-best 56% (227-of-408) from the field and 42.1% from the three-point line (24-of-57), which was also a team …

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