Monthly Archives: May 2023

Pistons reportedly to make another big-money run at Monty Williams

[ad_1] 2023 NBA Playoffs – Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets Not long after Dwane Casey left the bench and moved into the Pistons’ front office, the Pistons called Monty Williams and tried to make a big money offer to entice him to come, something reported at the time by Marc Stein. Buzz grew around the league that Williams — who …

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DeAndre Williams to seek waiver, ‘would welcome’ return to Memphis basketball

[ad_1] DeAndre Williams’ Memphis basketball career may not be over after all. Williams is exploring the possibility of a return to the Tigers, the all-conference power forward said in a prepared statement obtained by The Commercial Appeal late Wednesday afternoon. “If the opportunity to return existed, I would welcome it and be proud to suit up for the Tigers in …

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Will Nuggets’ long layoff be a major factor in Game 1?

[ad_1] DENVER — So, Nikola Jokić: It’s been nine full days since you last laced them up for an honest-to-goodness NBA game, finishing off the Los Angeles Lakers to sweep the Western Conference finals and lead the Denver Nuggets to their first NBA Finals. How’d the time off treat you? “We going to see tomorrow,” the smiling two-time MVP said …

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Shelstad and Cook invited to Team USA U19 Training Camp

[ad_1] Oregon Ducks men’s basketball fans might get to see a sneak peek into what the 20-24 team could look like. Incoming freshmen Jackson Shelstad from West Linn, Ore. and Mookie Cook out of Portland, were both invited to Team USA’s Under 19 training camp that will be held in Colorado Springs, Colo. A final 12-member roster will be announced …

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Maxwell Lewis in OKC for presumed pre-draft visit with the Thunder

[ad_1] The 2023 NBA draft is less than a month away, which means pre-draft visits and workouts have ramped up. The Oklahoma City Thunder own three draft picks at No. 12, No. 37 and No. 50, which casts a wide range of prospects they could potentially select at those spots. Pepperdine forward Maxwell Lewis appears to be one of the …

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Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe to remain in 2023 NBA Draft: Former Player of the Year faces uphill climb in pros

[ad_1] Kentucky star Oscar Tshiebwe will stay in the NBA Draft, he announced Wednesday on Instagram. The decision brings his prolific collegiate career to an end and leaves a major hole in the Wildcats’ 2023-24 roster. Tshiebwe ranks No. 69 in the CBS Sports NBA Draft Prospect Rankings and will likely face an uphill climb making a 15-man NBA roster as …

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Tennessee basketball’s Julian Phillips to remain in NBA Draft

[ad_1] Tennessee basketball’s Julian Phillips is remaining in the NBA Draft, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Phillips entered the NBA Draft and also the transfer portal following one season with the Vols, in which the five-star freshman forward flashed his potential in a few games but struggled to gain consistency. Phillips averaged 8.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 32 games. …

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Brandon Miller vs. Scoot Henderson

[ad_1] It’s a foregone conclusion that the San Antonio Spurs will select Victor Wembanyama with the first pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but things get interesting immediately following with the No. 2 pick, belonging to the Charlotte Hornets. The last time the Hornets had a top-three pick, they selected point guard LaMelo Ball in 2020. Ball won Rookie of …

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Celtics president Brad Stevens’ end-of-season press conference

[ad_1] WATCH: C’s president Brad Stevens’ end-of-season press conference originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The 2023 NBA Finals begin Thursday with the Miami Heat taking on the Denver Nuggets. Miami punched its ticket to the Finals on Monday with its dominant Game 7 win over the Boston Celtics. With Banner 18 on hold for at least another year, the …

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