Daily Archives: June 23, 2023

Dubs pre-draft meeting ‘best’ experience Podziemski had

[ad_1] Brandin Podziemski knew the Warriors were different, but to what extent, he didn’t really know. However, that all changed once he got to speak with Golden State’s front office personnel. Speaking to reporters during his introductory press conference, Podziemski revealed what separated the Warriors from the rest of the teams he spoke with before the 2023 NBA Draft. “Yeah, …

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Thunder signs Justice Sueing to summer league roster

[ad_1] The Oklahoma City Thunder continues to add players following the 2023 NBA draft. Following Thursday, they’ve made several undrafted players signings. Another recent addition is Ohio State forward Justice Sueing, per Draft Express’ Jon Chepkevich. The 24-year-old is set to play for the Thunder’s summer league roster, which will play games from July 3-17. Sueing previously worked out for …

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Bulls add UConn center Adama Sanogo to two-way deal: reports

[ad_1] The Chicago Bulls have agreed with undrafted free agent Adama Sanogo on a two-way deal, first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski. Sanogo, 21, is one of the draft’s most decorated athletes from his time at UConn. He was last season’s NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. He also earned All-Region and All-Tourney, along with All-Big East honors, too. He helped …

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UConn’s Dan Hurley cashes in on national title with a new 6-year, $32.1M contract

[ad_1] UConn men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley has cashed in on the Huskies national championship, agreeing to a new six-year, $32.1 million contract, the school announced Thursday. The deal, which runs through 2029, will pay Hurley an average of $5.35 million per season and includes incentives that could push his compensation higher, the school said. The school originally said the …

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‘I’ll never forget my time here’

[ad_1] Until earlier this week, veteran point guard Marcus Smart was the most tenured member of the Boston Celtics, playing nine seasons with the club after being drafted No. 6 overall in 2014. A surprise three-team trade between the Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, and Washington Wizards has changed all of that, and now Smart is slated to suit up with Memphis …

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Warriors assistant GM Harris compares Podziemski to two NBA players

[ad_1] The next Yao Ming or the next Muggsy Bogues? Or somehow even both? If anything, the NBA draft brings back the timeless sports tradition of finding comparisons for people who have zero experience at the job they’re about to compete for, and sometimes come to crazy conclusions. Twitter account @NBA_University dug up the comic relief we all needed Thursday …

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McNeese State coach Will Wade hit with penalties and 10-game suspension for LSU violations

[ad_1] Former LSU and current McNeese State men’s basketball coach Will Wade received a two-year show-cause penalty and a 10-game suspension Thursday for multiple rules violations, ending a slow-moving case originally rooted in a federal corruption investigation into the sport. The ruling came from a panel of the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP). It determined Wade failed to report potential …

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Warriors agree to trade PBJ to Wizards, acquire No. 57 pick

[ad_1] The Warriors and Washington Wizards reportedly are expanding the blockbuster Jordan Poole-Chris Paul trade. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Thursday night, citing sources, that the Warriors are including 2022 first-round draft pick Patrick Baldwin Jr. in the deal, along with Poole, Ryan Rollins and two future second-round draft picks. Additionally, in a separate trade between the two teams, Golden …

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What could be next for Kings after reported cap-clearing trade?

[ad_1] SACRAMENTO — The Kings had a much different draft night experience Thursday night at Golden 1 Center compared to years past. Instead of hoping for lottery luck in May and taking a chance on a highly touted youngster in June, the Kings — coming off their first playoff appearance in 17 years — patiently waited as owners of the …

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Spotrac predicts Podziemski’s Warriors rookie contract

[ad_1] At the 2023 NBA Draft, the Warriors selected Santa Clara University shooting guard Brandin Podziemski No. 19 overall. Though Podziemski has yet to put pen to paper regarding his first NBA contract, Spotrac has predicted what kind of contract the 6-foot-5 guard will get from Golden State. If this is indeed the contract Podziemski is signed to, the 20-year-old …

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Kansas State basketball coach Jerome Tang looks to upgrade home nonconference schedule

[ad_1] Kansas State basketball coach Jerome Tang celebrates with the pep band after a February victory over TCU at Bramlage Coliseum. When Kansas State officially announced last week that it was opening the 2023-24 men’s basketball season in Las Vegas against Southern California, it served as a reminder that the Wildcats’ strength of schedule is taking a leap forward. The …

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Hawks confirm deal with Celtics to acquire 2nd-round pick Mouhamed Gueye

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks confirmed an agreement Friday to acquire the NBA draft rights to Washington State center Mouhamed Gueye from the Boston Celtics. The Hawks will send a future second-round pick to the Celtics. The Hawks say they have reached an agreement “in principle” for the 6-foot-11 Gueye, and the details will be finalized at a …

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2023 NBA Draft picks by college team, school: Arkansas and UCLA lead the way, SEC stands out with 10 picks

[ad_1] From start to finish, the 2023 NBA Draft was a showcase of SEC talent. The conference produced the first college player off the board (Alabama’s Brandon Miller at No. 2), the last player selected (Kentucky’s Chris Livingston at No. 58) and dominated much of the time in between, sending 10 prospects to the professional ranks in the two-round event.  …

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Draymond seemingly hints at what he expects in next deal

[ad_1] Draymond Green’s future is one of the biggest question marks hovering over not just the Warriors, but the entire NBA world. While NBA analysts and Twitter basketball experts try to pick apart Green’s next move, the four-time champion himself gave a hint at where his head might be during this time of uncertainty. On his Instagram story, Green reshared …

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Nikola Vucevic trade ‘worked out’ well for Bulls

[ad_1] A few years ago, the Chicago Bulls were entrenched in a brutal rebuild that looked never-ending. But in the 2020-21 season, they made a splash, trading for Nikola Vucevic at the deadline. At the time, it was an eyebrow-raising move that showed Chicago’s intention to form a competitive roster. Unfortunately, the Bulls have only won a single playoff game …

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