Daily Archives: May 4, 2023

Former Texas star, NBA player and executive Lance Blanks dies at 56

Lance Blanks served as the Phoenix Suns’ general manager from 2010-13, and later returned to Texas to serve as an analyst with the Longhorn Network. (AP/Michael Thomas) Former Texas star, NBA player and executive Lance Blanks died on Wednesday, the league announced on Thursday afternoon. He was 56. His cause of death is still unknown. “Lance was a light for …

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Injury disrupts spring and summer hoops for Bartlesville treasure

Bartlesville High’s David Castillo makes a no-look pass during boys basketball action at the January 2023 ConocoPhillips/Arvest Invitational. On Dec. 2, 2022, Bartlesville High’s David Castillo, No. 10, recorded his second career 40-point night for the Bartlesville High School boys basketball team. Castillo scored more than 1,000 points his first two seasons and is on a pace this season to …

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College basketball rankings: Kansas lands Michigan transfer Hunter Dickinson, jumps to No. 1 in Top 25 And 1

1 Kansas This ranking is based on the Jayhawks returning two starters – Dajuan Harris and K.J. Adams – from a team that won the Big 12 regular-season title before securing a No. 1 seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Bill Self has reshaped the roster with a top-10 recruiting class highlighted by former Michigan All-American Hunter Dickinson, former Towson …

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Doc Rivers insists Joel Embiid is healthy, ‘good’ physically despite blowout loss in Game 2

The Philadelphia 76ers looked terrible as a team on Wednesday night, but coach Doc Rivers is feeling very good about Joel Embiid’s health after the blowout loss. Rivers said Thursday that Embiid, who returned Wednesday from a sprained LCL in his right knee, is feeling good after their 121-87 loss to the Boston Celtics. His motion-tracking numbers, Rivers added, were …

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Kansas basketball announces additions of transfers Arterio Morris, Nicolas Timberlake

LAWRENCE — Transfers Arterio Morris and Nicolas Timberlake have joined the Kansas men’s basketball team. Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed the transfers through a news release Wednesday. Morris and Timberlake add to a roster that will look much different than the one that earned a Big 12 Conference regular-season title this past season. And both will be immediately eligible to …

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Mavericks star Luka Dončić to pay for funerals of 8 children after mass shooting in Belgrade

Luka Dončić is stepping up after a mass shooting that killed eight children and a security guard at a Serbian elementary school on Wednesday. The Dallas Mavericks star has committed to pay for the victims’ funeral services and grief counseling for classmates and staff at Vladislav Ribnikar primary school, according to ESPN’s Adriand Wojnarowski. While Dončić is a native of …

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Three wagers for Lakers-Warriors Game 2

The NBA Playoffs continue to roll on with another highly anticipated Western Conference semifinal bout between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Anthony Davis made history with a scintillating performance in Game 1, etching his name into Lakers history by becoming the only player to drop at least 30 points, 20 rebounds, five assists …

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Stephen A. Smith doesn’t think Patrick Beverley should get Lakers ring

Stephen A. Smith doesn’t think Pat Bev should get Lakers ring originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Patrick Beverley and the Chicago Bulls failed to make the playoffs after falling to the Miami Heat during the final game of the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. But Beverley and Russell Westbrook, former teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this season, haven’t …

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Hunter Dickinson announces transfer destination

Earlier in the offseason, Michigan center Hunter Dickinson entered his name in the transfer portal. The 7-foot-1 big man instantly became the biggest name in the portal after having spent his first three seasons of college basketball with Juwan Howard and Michigan. Dickinson immediately — and unsurprisingly — picked up interest from top-tier college basketball programs Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova and …

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Grizzlies won’t re-sign pending free agent Dillon Brooks ‘under any circumstances’

Dillon Brooks may have played his last game for the Memphis Grizzlies after spending his entire professional career with the team. The pending unrestricted free agent was informed “he will not be brought back under any circumstances,” The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Tuesday. Team officials reportedly broke the news to Brooks in exit meetings recently, where both parties reportedly agreed …

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Tracking Cowboys’ arrivals, departures in transfer portal

STILLWATER — Two weeks after Oklahoma State’s season ended in the National Invitational Tournament quarterfinals, some roster clarity finally emerged. Veteran guard John-Michael Wright confirmed Tuesday that he would return next season, taking advantage of his extra season of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A transfer from High Point before last season, the 6-foot-1 senior started all 36 games …

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