Daily Archives: March 28, 2023

Timberwolves sale: Alex Rodriguez, Marc Lore complete new $290 million payment, to be majority owners by 2024

Steve Mitchell / USA TODAY Sports Major League Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez and billionaire businessman Marc Lore completed a new $290 million payment towards their purchase of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, according to The Athletic. This was the second of three installments before they become majority owners, which is expected to happen in 2024.  When the pair agreed to …

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Kings clinch postseason berth if Warriors lose

Kings’ latest playoff clinch scenario depends on Dubs-Pelicans originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Kings have had four different opportunities since Sunday to officially snap their NBA-record 16-season playoff drought. On Sunday, their fate came into the hands of the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Sacramento could have clinched a playoff spot if the Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, but …

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Alabama adds guard Jaykwon Walton from transfer portal

Alabama men’s basketball added Jaykwon Walton, a former Rivals100 guard, to its roster on Tuesday. Walton played the 2022-23 season with Wichita State, starting 27 of 28 games, averaging 13.9 points per game along with 5.3 rebounds per game. Prior to his stint with the Shockers, Walton spent a season with Shelton State Community College averaging 12.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, …

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Bulls’ Andre Drummond deletes social media, cites mental health

Andre Drummond deletes social media, cites mental health originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Andre Drummond announced he is deleting social media applications on Tuesday. The Bulls center took to Twitter to inform followers of the change. According to the tweet, the big man also decided to change his number and allow his management team to run his social accounts. …

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Dusty May thought he ‘committed career suicide’ taking Florida Atlantic job

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball coach Dusty May has led the ninth-seeded Owls to their first Final Four in program history, but there was a point where he wanted out. May was named head coach at Florida Atlantic in March 2018, nearly five years to the day from the Owls’ improbable March Madness run. He told CBS Sports that he signed the contract to become a …

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SGA, Mikal Bridges and a key NBA rookie among biggest 2022-23 surprises

During this fantasy basketball season, the Sacramento Kings soared to unexpected heights and LeBron James ascended to the all-time scoring leader in the NBA. Countless other moments captivated NBA fans — from blockbuster trades to resurgent rookies — and now, I’ll revisit three surprising narratives of this memorable year, along with my early 2023-24 draft projections for each. SGA is …

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Kevin Durant injury update: Suns star to return from sprained ankle on Wednesday vs. Timberwolves

USATSI Kevin Durant will make his return to action Wednesday when the Phoenix Suns host the Minnesota Timberwolves, CBS Sports’ Bill Reiter confirmed. Durant suffered a sprained ankle during warmups ahead of a game against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and has been out recovering from that injury ever since. He missed almost two months earlier in the season …

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Bronny James, D.J. Wagner headline 2023 McDonald’s All-American Game rosters

Getty Images The McDonald’s All-American Game taking place Tuesday is annually the biggest assembly of high school basketball talent from across the country with several of the nation’s top seniors participating.  Both James and Wagner are legacies when it comes to the McDonald’s All-American Game. Bronny’s father, LeBron James, took part in the annual contest back in 2003 when he …

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Full injury report for Joel Embiid, Sixers vs. Mavericks at home

As the playoffs get closer and the fight for positioning gets more intense, the Philadelphia 76ers are showing that they are prioritizing health over everything. They are currently on a three-game slide, playing all of those games short-handed, and they are looking ahead to the playoffs with the focus on making sure their heavy lifters are ready for the postseason. …

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Luka Samanic of Maine Celtics to sign 10-day deal with Jazz; Boston reportedly still looking to fill 15th roster spot

If the Boston Celtics were thinking about looking to the Maine Celtics to fill their open roster spot, they have one less prospect to fill it with now according to new reporting from The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Maine power forward Luka Samanic is signing a 10-day deal with the Utah Jazz after a solid season with Boston’s G League affiliate. …

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Streaming, matchups, TV info and odds for Final Four

A chance to play for a national championship will be on the line Saturday when the men’s NCAA Tournament Final Four tips off in Houston. One of the most unpredictable tournaments in history has resulted in the first time no team seeded third or higher has made it to the national semifinals. With their combined seeds of 23, this group has the second-highest …

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Commanders sale rumors: Two groups submit $6B bids to buy franchise; agreement could be in place by NFL Draft

Daniel Snyder is in the process of selling the Washington Commanders franchise, which has millionaires and billionaires alike lining up for a potential run. Already, two groups have submitted formal bids, per ESPN, and there is a growing belief that a purchase agreement could be in place by the NFL Draft. One of those billionaires is New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia …

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Wizards’ Bradley Beal under police investigation after confrontation with fan in Orlando over gambling loss

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is under investigation by police in Orlando, Florida after a confrontation with a fan stemming from a gambling loss, according to police reports obtained by ESPN. The NBA issued a statement saying, “We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering more information.” The incident occurred inside Amway Center following the Wizards’ …

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Former UNC wing Nassir Little has big night

Former UNC basketball wing Nassir Little had a season-best performance this week for the Trail Blazers. Little, who is in his fourth season in the NBA, went for a season-high 28 points. He was 11-of-21 from the floor and 3-of-6 from three in the Blazers loss to Oklahoma City. His 28 points were second-most in his career, just two points …

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