Daily Archives: April 17, 2023

Iowa Hawkeyes sign Valparaiso grad transfer Ben Krikke

After several key departures, the Iowa Hawkeyes made sure to go find help via the transfer portal. Valparaiso graduate transfer Ben Krikke recently announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. The 6-foot-9, 220 pound big led the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring, averaging 19.4 points per game. He was even better than that mark in league play, scoring on average 21.0 points per …

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Can Knicks star Jalen Brunson be stopped by Cavs?

Jan 16, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) reacts during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports / © Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Jalen Brunson has been nothing short of a messiah for Knicks fans, long awaiting competency from the point guard position …

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NBA CBA: New details emerge about in-season tournament, 65-game threshold for MVP, other awards

The NBA and its players agreed to a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement at the start of April, which staved off a potential lockout after the conclusion of this season. Several major changes to the CBA include a minimum-games threshold for awards like MVP and All-NBA. There’s also the introduction of the in-season tournament that will begin in the 2023-24 …

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ACC Player of the Year Isaiah Wong declares for 2023 NBA draft

Miami guard Isaiah Wong on Monday announced that he will forgo his last year of eligibility and enter the 2023 NBA draft, capping off a decorated four-year career with the Hurricanes. Wong was named the ACC Player of the Year after averaging 16.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals on 38.4% shooting from the field. He ranked 13th …

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Bulls win draft order tiebreaker over Thunder, need lottery luck

Bulls win draft order tiebreaker, need lottery luck originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Chicago Bulls won a tiebreaker with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday when the NBA conducted random drawings to determine the order of selection for the NBA Draft in June. The drawings also slightly impacted the odds for the May 16 NBA Draft Lottery, which …

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‘Turn that E-40 up:’ Rapper won’t attend Kings-Warriors Game 2; Golden State blasts his music during shoot-around

De’Aaron Fox dropped 38 points as he led the Sacramento Kings to its first playoff win in 17 years on Saturday night. But another loss for the Golden State Warriors began in the fourth quarter of Sacramento’s 126-123 win, and it came in the form of rapper E-40’s removal from his front-row seat. Before Game 2 of the first-round playoff …

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This transfer portal target has Florida among top 8 schools

Todd Golden and his Florida basketball program got some good news last week when College Basketball Report released the names of the top-eight schools that made the top-eight list for former North Texas Mean Green guard Tylor Perry, who is currently in search of greener pastures through the transfer portal. Along with the Orange and Blue, the Alabama Crimson Tide, …

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Cavaliers’ Isaac Okoro calls out Knicks’ Jalen Brunson for foul-baiting ‘antics’ ahead of Game 2

Jan 24, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) looks to drive past Cleveland Cavaliers forward Isaac Okoro (35) in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The Knicks won their first Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs on the road since 1999 on Saturday night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-97, …

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Warriors vs. Kings: Two Golden State adjustments to expect in Game 2 that don’t involve Steph Curry’s minutes

SACRAMENTO — From an outside perspective, the solution seems so simple. In the Golden State Warriors’ Game 1 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, they were outscored by 14 points with Steph Curry on the bench. The Warriors lost by three. The math isn’t hard: More Steph minutes equal better performance. So just play Steph more. Boom, adjustments done. …

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NBA reportedly investigating Russell Westbrook’s heated exchange with fan during Clippers-Suns Game 1

The NBA is investigating an exchange between Russell Westbrook and a fan that was caught on video during Sunday’s Game 1 between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, TNT’s Chris Haynes and The Athletic report. The incident appeared to take place during halftime of the Clippers’ 115-110 road win. Video shows Westbrook, a Clippers guard, approaching a Suns fan …

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Is Robert Williams III finally back for the Boston Celtics?

In the Boston Celtics’ Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on Saturday evening, center Robert Williams III was looking quite spry on the court, causing fans to wonder if the Louisiana native was close to being his old self again after multiple knee operations. Timelord had the play of the …

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UConn guard Nahiem Alleyne transfers to St. John’s

STORRS, Conn. — UConn guard Nahiem Alleyne became the third player to leave the program this month after helping the Huskies win the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-4 senior announced on social media that he is transferring to St. John’s, posting a rendering of himself in a Red Storm uniform along with images of the Statue of Liberty, a New York …

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Gators add fourth transfer to men’s basketball team

After adding a pair of transfer players to the roster earlier in the week, the Florida men’s basketball team added former Seton Hall forward to Tyrese Samuel on Sunday. Samuel is a fifth-year player that saw success in 2022-23 after breaking into the starting rotation as a senior. The 6-foot-10-inch, 235-pound big man averaged 11 points and 4.3 rebounds per …

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Doc Rivers, Sixers discuss adjustments needed for Game 2 vs. Nets

CAMDEN, N.J.–The Philadelphia 76ers will head into Game 2 with the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night looking to take a 2-0 series lead before the scene shifts to Barclays Center. The Sixers had a ton of success when attacking the Nets and they will look to build off that and prepare for the next challenge. In a playoff series, adjustments …

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