Daily Archives: May 10, 2023

Son of NBA great Dennis Rodman transferring to USC, joining Bronny James

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Southern California’s roster is getting more star-studded by the moment. The Trojans had already landed Bronny James, son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. Now, D.J. Rodman announced on social media that he’s transferring to USC, which confirmed his addition. The son of NBA rebounding great Dennis Rodman played the last four seasons at Washington …

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Celtics’ Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown eligible for $613 million in supermax contracts after All-NBA honors

[ad_1] The Boston Celtics didn’t play Wednesday, but two of their players still had a very good day. Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown became supermax-eligible after being named to an All-NBA team, with Tatum making the first team and Brown making the second team. Under current NBA rules, players become eligible for the supermax if they have completed at …

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Mike Krzyzewski joins league as special adviser

[ad_1] Mike Krzyzewski is coming out of retirement and heading to the NBA — as an adviser, not a coach. The league announced Wednesday that Krzyzewski, the Hall of Famer and all-time men’s college Division I coaching wins leader, is its new special adviser to basketball operations. He will be present next week at the league’s general managers meeting in …

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Tennessee basketball’s Julian Phillips enters transfer portal

[ad_1] Tennessee basketball player Julian Phillips will enter the transfer portal while going through the NBA Draft process., according to multiple reports. Phillips appears to be leaving his options open, but it doesn’t look like the Vols are one of them. In April, Phillips entered his name into the draft process, and he received an invitation to the NBA Combine. …

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Rockets were willing to outbid other teams for Ime Udoka

[ad_1] Though he ultimately signed with the Houston Rockets, former Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka had plenty of interest from various teams during this cycle of NBA vacancies. One reported suitor for Udoka was the Toronto Raptors, who on paper have a much more competitive team than the young and rebuilding Rockets. So, why did Udoka choose Houston? Some …

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Doc Rivers preparing Sixers for emotional Game 6 battle vs. Celtics

[ad_1] CAMDEN, N.J.–The Philadelphia 76ers are on the doorstep of reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since the Allen Iverson days in 2001. They were able to do so with an impressive Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night in order to be in this position. With the series now shifting back to Broad …

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Seneca Knight worked out for the Thunder in pre-draft visit

[ad_1] The 2023 NBA draft combined is scheduled to take place soon from May 15 to May 21, which means the draft season is right around the corner. It looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder are underway with draft evaluations as they have begun conducting pre-draft visits. According to Rookie Wire, Illinois State guard Seneca Knight has recently worked out …

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Jalen Slawson in OKC for Thunder pre-draft visit

[ad_1] The 2023 NBA draft combined is scheduled to take place soon from May 15 to May 21, which means the draft season is right around the corner. It looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder are underway with draft evaluations as they have begun conducting pre-draft visits. Furman forward Jalen Slawson worked out for the Thunder on Wednesday, per his …

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Vols’ SEC All-Freshman forward plans to enter NCAA transfer portal

[ad_1] Tennessee freshman forward Julian Phillips plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal, according to On3 Sports. He will have three years of eligibility remaining. Phillips started 25 games for the Vols during the 2022-23 season. He averaged 8.3 points, 1.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game at Tennessee. Phillips earned 2023 SEC All-Freshman Team honors and was named to …

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Celtics Marcus Smart on what Boston needs to do to win in Game 6

[ad_1] What does it take to win in the sort of situation the Boston Celtics have put themselves in against the Philadelphia 76ers? According to Marcus Smart in an exclusive interview with Heavy’s Steve Bulpett, a willingness to get one’s hands dirty. “It’s a true dogfight, scratching and clawing, biting, blood, everything,” explained the Flower Mound native. “(I)f you’re not …

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West Virginia’s Huggins agrees to $1M pay cut, three-game suspension for homophobic slur

[ad_1] Bob Huggins has agreed to a three-game suspension, a $1 million salary reduction and sensitivity training for using a homophobic slur during a radio interview, the university announced Wednesday. The agreement allows Huggins to keep his job as the school’s basketball coach, but the blunder will leave a lasting mark on his Hall of Fame career. West Virginia University …

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Damian Lillard watched Julian Phillips, others at Trail Blazers’ draft workout

[ad_1] The Portland Trail Blazers held a pre-draft workout on Wednesday and had a familiar face in attendance to watch the group of six prospects: All-Star Damian Lillard. The organization hosted D’Moi Hodge (Missouri), Trey Alexander (Creighton), Ben Sheppard (Belmont), Julian Phillips (Tennessee), Jordan Miller (Miami) and Dillon Mitchell (Texas) in the workout, which was its first ahead of the …

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Georgia basketball’s Jusaun Holt enters transfer portal

[ad_1] The Georgia basketball roster turnover is not over yet. The Bulldogs are likely losing a contributor from the 2022-2023 basketball team in Jusaun Holt. Holt played in 31 games during his lone season with the Bulldogs in Athens, Georgia. He transferred to Georgia from Alabama. Now, he is looking for another home for his third season of college basketball. …

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Alex Caruso opens up on improving his routines before games

[ad_1] Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso put up career-best numbers in several categories for the Chicago Bulls in 2023, becoming more efficient on the offensive end while remaining the defensive stalwart he’s always been. Caruso was a NBA All-Defensive First Team selection in his second season as a Bull, and played in a career-high 67 games over the course of …

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Coach K named special advisor to basketball operations in NBA

[ad_1] Coach K is finally headed to the NBA — though he’s also not leaving Duke. Mike Krzyzewski has been named special advisor to basketball operations in the NBA, the league and Duke announced Wednesday afternoon. The role means Krzyzewski, who’s a year removed from coaching his final season at Duke, will provide counsel to the league office, NBA team …

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Derrick White named to NBA All-Defensive second team

[ad_1] The Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball alums are still alive in the NBA playoffs. Well, at least Derrick White is with the Boston Celtics. Moreover, White was named to the NBA All-Defensive second team on Tuesday for the first time in his career. White was the leading vote-getter on the second team, which also includes Draymond Green, OG Anunoby, Bam …

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Here is the full list of players invited to next week’s NBA Draft Combine

[ad_1] 2022 NBA Draft Combine Let the rumors fly — it’s the NBA Draft Combine next week. While this is officially about getting measurements, medical reports and interviewing prospective draft picks, it’s also the unofficial tip-off of the offseason rumor mill. Every team has, if not their GM/decision-maker in the building, at least several front office personnel. Those people start …

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‘I got less than six figures at Michigan’

[ad_1] Michigan center Hunter Dickinson celebrates a play against Wisconsin during overtime of U-M’s 87-79 win on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at Crisler Center. Former Michigan basketball All-American Hunter Dickinson explained his decision to leave Ann Arbor. Dickinson was on Monday’s episode of Barstool’s Roundball Podcast after he announced his transfer to Kansas last week. The 7-foot-1 center, who averaged …

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