Daily Archives: April 24, 2023

Draymond Green confirms verbal Jordan Poole chew-out report from January

Draymond confirms report he chewed out JP after January win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea With the preseason Draymond Green-Jordan Poole altercation seemingly in the past, the Warriors are two wins away from advancing to the 2023 Western Conference Semifinals. And one sign that the team truly has moved on from the punch saga came back in January, Green …

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Knicks’ Jalen Brunson finishes third in NBA Most Improved Player voting

Mar 22, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) reacts during the third quarter against the Miami Heat at Miami-Dade Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports / © Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports After a tremendous first season in the Big Apple, Jalen Brunson finished third in voting for the 2022-23 NBA Most Improved Player on …

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Lauri Markkanen accepts NBA’s Most Improved Player award from Finland, fulfilling military commitment

Tasked with more responsibility, especially offensively, Lauri Markkanen showed marked improvement in his first season with the Utah Jazz. Coming to Utah from Chicago, Markkanen averaged a career-high 25.6 points (seven points better than his previous best), shot a career-high 49.9% from the field and lifted his 3-point percentage to 39.1% from 35.8% last season and increased his rebounds per …

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Recent Alabama basketball transfer arrested for marijuana possession

Recent Alabama basketball addition Jaykwon Walton was arrested late Saturday night on a charge of second-degree possession of marijuana, the Tuscaloosa Police Department confirmed to Tide Illustrated. Walton, who announced his transfer from Wichita State to Alabama last month. According to TPD spokeswoman Stephanie Taylor, officers received multiple complaints from residents about a large number of vehicles parked in their …

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Dejounte Murray suspended for Game 5 vs. Celtics after making contact with referee late in Game 4 loss

Getty Images The NBA has suspended Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray for Game 5 of Atlanta’s series against the Boston Celtics for making inappropriate contact with and verbally abusing a referee, the league announced Monday. The incident occurred in the closing seconds of the game, as Murray walked off the court in defeat. A video from the arena shows Murray …

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Klay Thompson trolls Steph Curry after timeout blunder in Warriors-Kings

Klay trolls Steph with new nickname after Game 4 TO blunder originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Warriors’ Game 4 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday ended with more excitement than anticipated thanks to a fourth-quarter timeout blunder by Steph Curry. And based on Klay Thompson’s quip after the game, he might not let his fellow Splash Bro …

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Former Gator Keyontae Johnson declares for NBA draft

Kansas State forward Keyontae Johnson is headed to the NBA, but before he ever donned the Royal Purple he bled Orange and Blue. Jonhson’s time as Florida Gator made national headlines for both good and bad reasons. The Preseason All-SEC Player of the Year heading into the 2020-21 season, Johnson was expected to be one of the very best to …

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Ime Udoka agrees to become head coach of the Houston Rockets, per report

Getty Images The Houston Rockets are hiring Ime Udoka as their next head coach, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Udoka coached the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals during the 2021-22 season, his first as a head coach. However, he was suspended for the season by the Celtics due to an alleged inappropriate, consensual relationship with another team employee. The …

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Rick Pitino says accidentally giving away phone number during Knicks-Cavs broadcast is helping him recruit

Getty Images Coaches know to cover their mouths when talking to their team to keep others from figuring out their plays, but Hall of Famer Rick Pitino just learned that you can’t let your guard down even when you’re off the clock. The newest St. John’s coach was chatting on the sidelines before the Knicks’ Game 4 first-round playoff win …

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Former Citadel transfer guard commits to Tennessee

Former Citadel guard Kaylan Makan announced his commitment to Tennessee on Monday. Makan will have three seasons of eligibility remaining with the Vols. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard is from Little Rock, Arkansas. Makan saw action in two games as a true freshman at The Citadel last season. He played five total minutes and recorded one rebound. Before signing with The …

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De’Aaron Fox injury: Kings star fractures finger, could miss Game 5 vs. Warriors, per report

De’Aaron Fox could miss Game 5 of the Sacramento Kings’ first-round NBA playoff series against the Golden State Warriors due to a fractured finger on his left hand, according to Shams Charania. If Fox does try to play on Wednesday, he would need to wear a protective covering on his left index finger, which would affect the left-hander’s ability to dribble, …

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Sixers have optimism Joel Embid will be ready for Game 1

The Philadelphia 76ers are off the Eastern Conference semifinals for the third consecutive season after sweeping the Brooklyn Nets in Round 1 of the playoffs. The sweep afforded them some extra time to rest and it is needed considering how banged up they are at the moment. Joel Embiid is in an all too familiar position as he is dealing …

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Nick Nurse joins fray, Sam Cassell interviews

Houston’s ongoing coaching search is now entering its third week, with Philadelphia 76ers assistant Sam Cassell and former Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse among the latest candidates to join the fray. Frank Vogel and Ime Udoka remain in play, as well, with both expected to soon interview for a second time with the Rockets. After finishing with the NBA’s …

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2023 NBA Draft: Former five-star recruit Emoni Bates, once ranked as No. 1 prospect, to turn pro

USATSI Eastern Michigan sophomore wing Emoni Bates, a former five-star prospect who was once ranked as the No. 1 player in the 2022 recruiting class and widely considered one of the best high school players in the world, confirmed Monday via Instagram that he has officially declared for the 2023 NBA Draft. Bates’ announcement came mere hours after the NBA’s …

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