Monthly Archives: July 2023

What each returning Net should work on ahead of 2023-24 NBA season

Brooklyn Nets forward Cameron Johnson (2) reacts after a call in the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Barclays Center / Wendell Cruz – USA TODAY Sports The offseason is a crucial time of improvement for NBA athletes, with a full summer for most to hone their crafts and diminish their weaknesses. Player development has been and will be …

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Tari Eason watching more film in 2023 offseason, including of Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard

As a versatile 6-foot-8 forward with considerable defensive potential, LSU product Tari Eason fits with a broader NBA trend entering his second season with the Houston Rockets. Drafted No. 17 overall in the 2022 first round, Eason had a successful rookie season in 2022-23, earning All-Rookie Second Team honors. Now, armed with veterans acquired in 2023 free agency (led by …

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Josh Giddey ranked as 19th-best point guard in the league

The NBA is in the driest period of the calendar for them, as the draft and most offseason moves have already been made. All 30 teams will use the immediate future to rest and prepare for the start of the 2023-24 season. This also gives experts a chance to reflect on the state of the league as rosters are mostly …

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Young Warriors fan receives signed shoe from Andrew Wiggins

The Golden State Warriors are a global brand. After winning multiple championships over the past decade and becoming one of the most successful dynasties in NBA history, the Warriors fanbase is far-reaching. As such, Warriors players often hold meet-and-greet events when visiting other countries. In a recent video that is currently circling social media, Andrew Wiggins can be seen signing …

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Who will be on the Dominican Republic trip — and who won’t

Memphis basketball will nearly have everyone present and accounted for on this week’s three-game exhibition tour of the Dominican Republic. While Memphis coach Penny Hardaway is still in the process of a major roster rebuild, several recent additions give the Tigers some breathing room on their summer trip. The only player from last season’s team currently in line to return …

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What could be the new-look Wizards’ biggest strengths?

What could be the new-look Wizards’ biggest strengths? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The Wizards are going to have a lot of unknowns as they enter the 2023-24 season after they flipped much of their roster this summer, most notably by trading Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis. Expectations surrounding the team, both in the macro and the micro, will …

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Ranking the 20 best Sixers in franchise history

Ranking the 20 best Sixers in franchise history originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Who’s the best Sixer ever? Clearly, that’s a question with more than one valid answer. Statistical production as a Sixer, playoff success in Philadelphia, and overall career accomplishments are a few of the many reasonable factors one could consider. Comparing across eras is especially difficult. An …

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The NBA’s new CBA is squeezing the league’s middle class

Former Orlando Magic forward Bol Bol posted career-highs in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots as a promising seven-footer with guard-like skills last season. Yet when it was time for the market to dictate his worth in contract negotiations, the 24-year-old Bol settled on a one-year veteran’s minimum deal with the Phoenix Suns worth just $2.165 million. Such is the state …

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What jersey numbers will UNC basketball players wear this season? Here are the Tar Heels

North Carolina basketball updated its roster for the 2023-24 season on Monday, officially signaling the start of a new year for the Tar Heels. After missing the NCAA Tournament last season, UNC coach Hubert Davis saw seven players from that squad enter the transfer portal. Davis added five players from the portal and two freshmen, including guard Elliot Cadeau, to …

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Frye admits Cavs tried to bait Draymond in 2016 NBA Finals

Frye admits Cavs tried to bait Draymond in 2016 NBA Finals originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area Draymond Green admittedly has said he cost the Warriors a championship in 2016, and things could have been much worse. Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Channing Frye recently revealed he and his teammates purposely agitated Green during the intense Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals matchup. …

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ESPN reportedly planning to hire Doc Rivers, promote Doris Burke, demote Mark Jackson

ESPN’s ongoing talent shakeup is expected to produce a dramatically revamped A team for its NBA broadcasts. Per the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, the network is planning to promote analyst Doris Burke to call games alongside lead play-by-play man Mike Breen. It’s also expected to hire Doc Rivers to complete the three-person team that anchors the network’s NBA Finals …

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Wisconsin women’s basketball drops non-conference schedule

Wisconsin women’s basketball updated their non-conference slate on Monday, as the Badgers released full details about their 2023-24 schedule. Wisconsin opens regular season play against UW-Milwaukee, and features a number of marquee matchups on the non-conference list. Kansas State and the Fort Meyers Tip-Off headline a packed schedule for Marisa Moseley and the Badgers throughout November and December. Wisconsin is …

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Garrett Temple signs with Toronto Raptors on one-year deal

New Orleans Pelicans v Portland Trail Blazers In a locker room with young stars but a lot of questions about direction — and trade rumors flying about — having a stabilizing veteran influence is a smart move. Which is why the Raptors are bringing in guard Garrett Temple for what will be his 14th NBA season, a story Adrian Wojnarowski …

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Brooklyn Nets expected to be worse in 2023-24

The Brooklyn Nets had a solid 2023 NBA Draft as they came away with a few players who could be promising in the near future. In addition, they made several moves in free-agency to try to bolster the team to make a playoff run next season. Unfortunately, there are some who are pessimistic on how good the Nets will be …

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Bucks player MarJon Beauchamp scores 83 (!!) points in a pro-am basketball contest

Jul 23, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Bucks star MarJon Beauchamp takes a selfie with a fan during the girls championship game for the Native American Basketball Invitational at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic MarJon Beauchamp may just be finding his footing in the NBA heading into his second year with the Milwaukee Bucks. But at the Crawsover …

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Michigan State basketball freshman phenom Coen Carr shows off vertical

By this point, if you follow Michigan State basketball you’ve probably seen some clips of new incoming freshman phenom Coen Carr abusing rims around the country with his earth-shattering dunks. However, we’ve never seen him show off his jumping ability without a big dunk involved… until today. On Monday, the Men’s basketball account posted a video of Coen Carr measuring …

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UConn basketball roster breakdown: Starting lineup prediction, bench rotation, depth outlook for 2023-24

UConn is losing key pieces from its national-title winning team such as Jordan Hawkins, Andre Jackson and Adama Sanogo, but don’t fall into the trap of calling the 2023-24 season a rebuilding year for the Huskies. With several key contributors from last season back and poised to thrive in bigger roles, coach Dan Hurley’s squad is likely to compete on …

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Clippers’ Amir Coffey arrested on misdemeanor gun charge

Los Angeles Clippers v Utah Jazz Clippers reserve wing Amir Coffey was arrested on misdemeanor possession of a firearm in a car where he was a passenger over the weekend, a story broken by TMZ Sports. Coffey was a passenger in a car pulled over in Hollywood for speeding around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the report. Police smelled marijuana …

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