Daily Archives: April 21, 2023

LeBron James deflects Dillon Brooks trash talk ahead of Game 3

[ad_1] Even at 38 years old, with 20 seasons of mileage on his legs, LeBron James is still plenty agile. You could look between the four lines where the game is played, like James said Friday. Or you could watch him sidestep chance after chance to respond to Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks, who called James “old” after Memphis evened the …

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2023 NBA Draft: Amen, Ausar Thompson declare as likely lottery picks after playing for Overtime Elite

[ad_1] USATSI The touted twin tandem of Amen and Ausar Thompson, both projected as lottery picks, declared for the 2023 NBA Draft on Friday after spending the past two years in the Overtime Elite program. Both players are in the top 10 of the 2023 CBS Sports NBA Draft Prospect Rankings after thriving with OTE, an Atlanta-based collegiate alternative program.  …

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Jalen McDaniels draws praise from Sixers for growth as playoffs continue

[ad_1] NEW YORK–The Philadelphia 76ers made their move at the trade deadline when they brought in Jalen McDaniels from the Charlotte Hornets in a four-team deal that sent Matisse Thybulle to the Portland Trail Blazers. The idea was that the Sixers were bringing in somebody who they can trust more in the playoffs due to his two-way ability. McDaniels is …

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Gonzaga adds Ryan Nembhard and Graham Ike for next season

[ad_1] gonzaga transfers SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga’s offseason roster rebuild continued Friday with the addition of former Creighton point guard Ryan Nembhard and Wyoming forward Graham Ike. Gonzaga announced the addition of Ike, while Nembhard announced on Instagram his intention to play for the Bulldogs. Nembhard also confirmed his decision to ESPN. They are the second and third major additions …

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Sam Presti was hilariously asked about Auburn’s Jaylin Williams declaring for the draft

[ad_1] By now, everyone has heard about the conundrum announcers and broadcasters faced this season when covering the Oklahoma City Thunder regarding two of their rookies. Of course, the team added two players by the same name last year through the NBA draft: Jalen Williams of Santa Clara and Jaylin Williams of Arkansas. The situation proved rather difficult at times …

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Mr. K-State, Ernie Barrett passes away at 93

[ad_1] Legendary K-State Athletics figure Ernie Barrett, affectionately known as ‘Mr. K-State,’ with his trademark firm handshake, passed away on Friday morning (April 21) at the age of 93 in Manhattan, Kan. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m., CT on Thursday, April 27 at Bramlage Coliseum with a reception to follow in the Shamrock Zone. The service and …

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Joel Embiid and James Harden incidents: Sixers stars to face no further punishment from the league

[ad_1] Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and James Harden will face no further punishment from the league for their actions in Game 3 of the team’s first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets and will be available for Game 4. Harden was ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul, while Embiid received a Flagrant 1 in separate incidents in the Sixers’ 102-97 win …

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Malcolm Brogdon says Hawks fans ‘haven’t been the most dedicated’

[ad_1] Malcolm Brogdon: Hawks fans ‘haven’t been the most dedicated’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston This weekend will be a homecoming for Malcolm Brogdon — to a certain extent. Brogdon grew up in Atlanta, so he’ll be facing his hometown team in Games 3 and 4 of the Boston Celtics’ first-round playoff series against the Hawks on Friday and …

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Projected No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama officially declares for NBA draft

[ad_1] Projected No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama, the 7-foot-5 basketball phenom from France, announced Friday on ESPN’s “NBA Today” that he has declared for the 2023 NBA draft. Wembanyama is regarded as perhaps the top prospect in the NBA since LeBron James with his unique blend of skill and size. He can handle the ball, shoot from distance and block …

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Tigers ranked among best teams against non-conference opponents

[ad_1] The Auburn Tigers have the eighth-best record against non-conference opponents over the past five years. They have a 57-12 record or an 82.6 winning percentage against non-SEC teams during that time. The Houston Cougars are in first at 64-10, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are 72-12, the Duke Blue Devils are 50-9, the Baylor Bears are 60-11, the St. John’s Red …

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What does the future hold for Jazz’s two-way players?

[ad_1] Utah Jazz guard Johnny Juzang (33) prepares for a jump ball during a game against the Sacramento at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on March 20, 2023. The UCLA product played in 17 games with the Salt Lake Stars and 22 games with the Jazz this season. | Ryan Sun, Deseret News Editor’s note: First in a series …

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Nikola Vučević’s stats have more impact

[ad_1] Bulls’ 2022-23 season review: Vučević has more impact originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Chicago Bulls experienced an underwhelming and inconsistent 2022-23 season, one in which they finished at 40-42 and failed to exit the play-in tournament to make the playoffs. Though the season-long absence of Lonzo Ball delivered a major blow, the Bulls still possessed plenty of …

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Draymond Green gave Warriors movie-like pep talk before Game 3 vs. Kings

[ad_1] Moody: Draymond gave Dubs movie-like pep talk before Game 3 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Draymond Green couldn’t be in the building Thursday night at Chase Center due to his Game 3 suspension. But his impact still was felt in the Warriors’ needed 114-97 win over the Sacramento Kings. Golden State guard Moses Moody told NBC Sports Bay …

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