Daily Archives: June 28, 2023

Who should C’s target in free agency? Cedric Maxwell weighs in

The Boston Celtics already made their big splash of the offseason, sending Marcus Smart to Memphis and acquiring Kristaps Porzingis from Washington in a blockbuster three-team deal last week. Still, they could make a move in free agency to bolster their bench for the 2023-24 campaign. While Porzingis’ $36 million salary will put them $8.2 million over the luxury tax, …

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Caitlin Clark wins Collegiate Women’s Athlete of the Year

Syndication: USA TODAY LOS ANGELES — Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark was honored as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year on Monday night. She received the Honda Cup in a ceremony at UCLA. It’s the second consecutive year that a women’s basketball player won the award as South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston was the recipient in 2022. Overall, 17 basketball …

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Ja Morant’s attorneys are seeking to dismiss civil lawsuit against Grizzlies star on grounds of self-defense

Ja Morant’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss an ongoing civil suit against the Memphis Grizzlies star guard this week, according to The Commercial Appeal. The suit stems from an altercation between Morant and a teenager last year that occurred during a pickup basketball game at the player’s home. Morant’s attorneys are claiming that their client acted in self-defense when he …

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Athletes who sign NLI won’t face penalty if they renege due to coach change or leave before year up

notre-dame-football The governing body for the National Letter of Intent Program on Tuesday announced new policies allowing athletes to back out of NLI agreements without penalty under certain circumstances. The signing of letters of intent has been part of the recruiting process in NCAA divisions I and II since 1964. It is intended to be a binding agreement between an …

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Taurean Prince found out the Timberwolves were declining his $7.4 million contract thanks to a tweet

Taurean Prince was caught off guard by the news his contract was getting declined by the Timberwolves. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) It’s never good to find out you’re out of a job. It’s especially bad when that news gets delivered via Twitter. That’s precisely what happened to former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince on Wednesday. Prince found out his …

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2023 NBA free agency: James Harden, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving headline list of 55 possible free agents

The Denver Nuggets are the champs, the San Antonio Spurs have yet another franchise big man with Hall of Fame potential and, in a matter of days, free agency will be here. If you’re not that psyched about that last part, though, you’re not alone. “Free agency doesn’t happen anymore, really,” Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in April. “The …

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Somto Cyril, 4-star center, commits to Kentucky basketball’s 2024 recruiting class: Report

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A busy month for Kentucky basketball recruiting continued Wednesday as center Somto Cyril committed to the Wildcats, according to 247Sports. He is the third prospect to commit in June, joining forward Jordan Burks and guard Joey Hart, though Cyril is expected to remain in the 2024 class rather than reclassify to 2023, 247Sports’ Travis Branham reported. The …

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Hornets extend qualifying offer to Miles Bridges, who faces suspension for domestic violence arrest

The Hornets have extended a qualifying offer to Miles Bridges. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones, File) Warning: The following article contains graphic descriptions of alleged domestic violence. The Charlotte Hornets announced on Wednesday that they have extended qualifying offers to Miles Bridges, Theo Maledon and PJ Washington, keeping all three off the unrestricted free-agent market. The move makes each of them restricted …

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Selected DMV Live II Players

Last weekend, DeMatha Catholic’s Hyattsville, MD campus was buzzing. Thank DMV Live for that: For around four years now, the NCAA has allowed Division I college coaches to span across America and personally scout potential recruits with their high school teams. DMV Live is such a competition. In addition to brief skill/recruitment write ups, exclusive video interviews are also presented, …

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Florida basketball headed to Wake Forest for ACC-SEC Challenge

Another piece of Florida’s 2023-24 men’s basketball schedule was revealed on Wednesday as the University Athletic Association announced Wake Forest as the Gators’ Nov. 29 opponent in the ACC-SEC Challenge. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. EDT in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It will be one of at least three ACC battles Florida faces over the season, with Virginia scheduled on …

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Kentucky basketball recruiting: Four-star C Somto Cyril becomes first commit in Wildcats’ 2024 class

247Sports Kentucky landed a commitment from Somri Cyril, the No. 44 player in the 2024 recruiting cycle. Cyril is  Kentucky’s first pledge for the 2024 cycle. The 6-foot-10 center from Atlanta, Georgia. picked Kentucky over Cincinnati, Florida, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. He recently completed an official visit with the Wildcats before announcing his commitment.  …

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With NBA Free Agency near, Bulls need to prepare for unexpected

Presented by Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich At the onset of the Chicago Bulls’ 2020-21 offseason, much focus centered on the partially guaranteed contracts of Thad Young and Tomáš Satoranský and whether management would operate as an over-the-salary-cap or under-the-cap team entering free agency. Then, management included both players in sign-and-trade acquisitions of, in Young’s case, DeMar DeRozan from the …

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Nikola Vucevic agrees to three-year, $60 million extension with Bulls

Getty Images The Chicago Bulls and Nikola Vucevic have come to an agreement on a three-year, $60 million extension, the team announced Wednesday. Vucevic was considered arguably the second-best center on the free agent market behind Milwaukee Bucks stalwart Brook Lopez, and now, the Bulls are keeping him off of the free agent market entirely. Vucevic averaged 17.6 points and 11 …

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Alabama basketball to face Clemson in ACC/SEC challenge

Alabama basketball has its opponent set for the new ACC/SEC challenge this season. The Crimson Tide will face Clemson this season, ESPN announced Wednesday. The game is set for 8:30 p.m. CT on Nov. 28 at Coleman Coliseum. The Crimson Tide is 2-7 all time against the Tigers in men’s basketball. The two teams have played five times in this …

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Bulls, Nikola Vučević agree to contract extension

Presented by Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich For months, Chicago Bulls executive vice president Artūras Karnišovas has publicly stated his desire and confidence in his ability to re-sign center Nikola Vučević. With free agency beginning Friday, he put his money where his mouth is. The Bulls confirmed an extension with Vučević, which league sources said is on track to be …

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Here’s everything you need to know

With the Louisville men’s basketball team working on the court to rebound from the worst season in modern program history, the Cardinals’ 2023-24 schedule is starting to take shape. U of L found out Wednesday it will not be a part of the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge. That leaves currently four known opponents in Year 2 of the Kenny Payne era. …

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Duke headed to Arkansas for ACC/SEC Challenge

Duke’s first matchup in the ACC/SEC Challenge won’t be the money maker you might have thought. But there’s some rich history involved nonetheless. The Blue Devils will head to Arkansas on the second (and final) night of the event, playing at 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 29. It will be the fifth meeting between Duke and Arkansas, which played in the …

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Nikola Vucevic signs 3-year, $60 million extension with Bulls

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Chicago Bulls are nearing a three-year, $60 million contract extension with big man Nikola Vucevic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski also reported on the deal, noting that the two parties are “finalizing” the agreement, per Vucevic’s agents Bill Duffy and Rade Fillipovich. It had been widely reported that the Bulls were looking to bring …

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