Daily Archives: June 27, 2023

Steph, Klay express confidence in Dunleavy as new Warriors GM

Things will look a lot different for the Warriors next season, and that includes the front office. But Golden State veterans Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have the utmost confidence in new Warriors general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr., who was promoted after longtime executive Bob Myers decided to walk away from the position. The Splash Brothers recently told The Athletic’s …

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NBA free agency: Player option tracker as Kyle Kuzma, Draymond Green, Khris Middleton opt out of deals

Getty Images NBA free agency is just days away, and we’re getting a clearer picture of exactly who will be available this summer. Several players are facing decisions on player options for the 2023-24 season, and notable names like Draymond Green and Kyle Kuzma have already declined them. Green, as expected, turned down his $27.6 million player option with the …

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Jerome Tang promotes a member of his Kansas State basketball staff

Kansas State basketball coach Jerome Tang already had tagged Anthony Winchester for an expanded role on the Wildcats’ staff when director of strategies Kevin Sutton departed earlier this month. On Tuesday, Tang made it official that Winchester has been promoted from director of video operations to an on-court position as special assistant to the head coach. “He’s gifted,” Tang told …

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Kings expect to re-sign Lyles in free agency

Trey Lyles is one of six Kings slated to hit NBA free agency once the negotiating period opens Friday, and the forward has made it crystal clear he’d love to remain in Sacramento. It appears as if Lyles’ wish could come true, as the Kings expect to re-sign the versatile 27-year-old, Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday, citing sources. …

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Steph reflects on losing Poole for CP3 in blockbuster trade

The NBA world was shocked last week when the Warriors dealt Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Chris Paul on draft day. But Golden State superstar Steph Curry knows surprises are all part of the game. Still, saying goodbye to a young player with so much promise like Poole can be hard, even when a talented veteran …

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DiVincenzo declines player option, will enter free agency

Donte DiVincenzo reportedly will be hitting the open market later this week. ESPN’s Kendra Andrews reported Tuesday, citing sources, that DiVincenzo will decline his $4.7 million player option and is set to become a free agent when the negotiating window opens Friday. DiVincenzo signed a two-year deal worth $9.3 million with Golden State last summer that included a player option …

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Celtics rookie is a ‘violent defender’

Violent defender. That’s the term that Arkansas men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman routinely assigned to Jordan Walsh during his lone season with the Razorbacks. It’s a description that can’t help but promote intrigue in a player making an early leap to the pro level. The Boston Celtics selected Walsh with the No. 38 pick in Thursday’s 2023 NBA Draft, and …

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NY could potentially make a run at Bruce Brown

Denver Nuggets forward Bruce Brown (11) controls the ball against the Miami Heat in the second quarter in game two of the 2023 NBA Finals at Ball Arena / Isaiah J. Downing – USA TODAY Sports Here is the latest news and updates on Knicks trades and free agency buzz… June 27, 3:15 p.m. On the latest episode of The …

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The active players with the most playoff wins and no titles

A couple of weeks ago, we published a list of the players who have won the most playoff games without ever conquering a championship. Most of the guys in said list have long been retired and therefore destined to remain ringless. The ones in the ranking below still have a shot (even if a long one in many cases) at …

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Brazile tabbed as likely first-rounder by USA TODAY

To people who follow and know the Arkansas basketball team, Trevon Brazile’s projection as a second-round pick by ESPN last week didn’t make much sense. Now, USA TODAY has released their projected Top 30 in next year’s NBA Draft and Brazile’s fit there seems far more likely. Arkansas’ dynamic forward is projected as the No. 28 pick by Jeff Zillgett …

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UNC basketball reaches out to West Virginia player in portal

With Bob Huggins resigning from the West Virginia basketball program, Mountaineers players have had to make decisions on whether or not to stay with the program or enter the transfer portal. For center Mohamed Wague, his decision was to enter the transfer portal and find a new home this Summer. And already, he’s drawing a lot of interest from teams including …

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How the Boston Celtics just got a lot more dangerous

The Boston Celtics made an unexpected trade ahead of the 2023 NBA draft, acquiring 27-year-old big man Kristaps Porzingis from the Washington Wizards in a three-team deal. While some fans have mixed emotions about giving up Marcus Smart in the swap, the team’s heart and soul and longest-tenured player, the trade addresses their need for an interior scorer and adds …

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The NCAA is so toothless a smoking gun isn’t even enough

In recent months, a parade of NCAA executives, conference commissioners and famous football coaches have traveled to Washington to lobby Congress in search of new federal laws and regulations to oversee college athletics. Their main concern is how the use of name, image and likeness (NIL) money can influence the recruitment and retention of athletes. They claim they need “guardrails.” …

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Celtics and Grant Williams working together as free agency looms

Difficult decisions are on the horizon for the Boston Celtics with free agency set to begin at 6pm ET on Friday, June 30th. Between swinging a deal for former All-Star Kristaps Porzingis and a new set of restrictions thanks to an updated CBA, Boston’s front office will have its fair share of financial challenges in building out a roster ahead …

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NCAA clarifies NIL policy to member schools, explains why it must be prioritized over state laws, per reports

The NCAA office sent a memo to member institutions on Tuesday in which the organization clarified its name, image and likeness policy, according to multiple reports. The updated explanation urges schools to follow the NIL rules set forth by the NCAA in lieu of the more lenient guidelines recently passed by several state legislatures across the country.  So far, 32 …

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Top players, teams with cap space, extension-eligible rookies

The NBA’s attention now turns to the offseason and free agency with a few notable names at the top of an otherwise lackluster class of impactful free agent players. What could be of note is teams trying to get below salary cap restrictions set forth in the new collective bargaining agreement. Here’s what you need to know about NBA free …

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Texas basketball comes in at No. 20 in CBS Sports’ Top 25

The Longhorns are coming off their best season on the court since 2008 despite the major distractions from the Chris Beard incident. With Rodney Terry now at the helm, Texas is looking to continue to ascend upwards. Although the Longhorns lost their three leading scorers, leader in assists, steals, and rebounds, Texas was able to reload through the transfer portal. …

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Draymond to be pursued by hometown Pistons

As Draymond Green enters the open market for the first time as an unrestricted free agent this summer, plenty of suitors will come calling. One of those reportedly will be a team he grew up rooting for. Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer reported Tuesday, citing sources, that the Detroit Pistons are among those expected to be pursue Green once the free-agent …

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What you need to know

Presented by Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich Shortly after last week’s NBA Draft concluded, Chicago Bulls executive vice president Artūras Karnišovas fielded a question about his message to fans who may be disappointed that the franchise didn’t make a bigger move beyond the addition of second-round selection Justin Phillips. “They will have to wait until free agency to see what …

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