Daily Archives: August 3, 2023

Terrence Williams, ex-Louisville basketball star, sentenced to 10 years in prison for health care fraud

[ad_1] Louisville’s Terrence Williams flew in to dunk over Morehead’s Terrance Hill during the second half of play in the Billy Minardi Classic at Freedom Hall. Nov 22, 2008. Former Louisville men’s basketball player Terrence Williams, a first-round NBA draft pick in 2009, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after leading a multimillion-dollar scam against the professional league’s …

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Celtics reportedly offer Svi Mykhailiuk a deal with Boston for 2023-24

[ad_1] The Boston Celtics have reportedly extended a contract offer to free-agent forward Svi Mykhailiuk, according to Greek news outlet SDNA. Mykhailiuk, who has also reportedly been in discussions with the Greek club team Panathinaikos, is expected to make a decision soon about whether he will play for Boston or continue his career in Europe. Over the past five seasons, …

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D’Angelo Russell vouches for NBA team pick up Theo Pinson

[ad_1] Former UNC guard Theo Pinson has made a name for himself in the NBA as a teammate players want in the locker room. Despite boosting the morale in Brooklyn and Dallas, the Tar Heel has yet to find a new team, making fans and players wonder when we will get the headline of Pinson’s new team. Former teammate D’Angelo …

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D’Angelo Russell dishes on why he cooks the Warriors

[ad_1] D’Angelo Russell spent half a season with the Golden State Warriors during the 2019-20 season before being sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the Andrew Wiggins trade. Since leaving Golden State, Russell has produced some impressive performances when facing his old team. During a recent appearance on the “Pat Bev Podcast,” Russell was asked why he always …

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Ex-NBA player Terrence Williams gets 10-year prison sentence for defrauding league’s health plan out of $5M

[ad_1] Former NBA player Terrence Williams has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding the NBA health and welfare benefit plan out of more than $5 million, the United State’s Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. He has been jailed in Brooklyn since the spring of 2022 due to threatening witnesses. Williams pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care …

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Nets sign forward Trendon Watford

[ad_1] The Nets announced on Thursday afternoon that the club has signed forward Trendon Watford. Watford, listed at 6-foot-8, 237 pounds, played with the Portland Trail Blazers the last two seasons. In 62 games in 2022-23, including 12 starts, Watford averaged 7.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists while shooting 39.1 percent from three-point range. Overall, the LSU product has …

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Warriors 4-time champion not expected to return

[ad_1] Andre Iguodala has been a vital piece in the Golden State Warriors championship puzzle during his seven-year tenure with the franchise. After winning three championships in six years, Iguodala moved to the Miami Heat, where he spent two seasons, before playing one final year with the Warriors in the 2021-22 season – where he won his fourth championship. Since …

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Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal with forward Trendon Watford

[ad_1] The Brooklyn Nets have made it through a crucial part of their offseason as they have been able to evaluate most of their 2023 draft picks and have signed the majority of their free-agents for next season. It looks like they are adding another free-agent to the bunch to make the team better. The Nets announced on Thursday that …

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USC European tour basketball games will be on NBA TV

[ad_1] USC basketball received some great news on Thursday. The Trojans, who are likely to be a preseason top-15 team even without Bronny James (who is recovering from an episode of cardiac arrest), certainly hoped that their European tour to Greece and Croatia would be televised. That would give this program more exposure and showcase the USC basketball brand before …

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Has Derrick White earned a contract extension?

[ad_1] Derrick White will enter the new season as the Boston Celtics starting point guard. Since Brad Stevens acquired the veteran guard in 2022, White has slowly established himself as a core part of Boston’s rotation. Currently, White has two years remaining on his four-year $70 million deal. However, during a recent appearance on ESPN’s NBA Today, White revealed how …

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FGCU women’s basketball on collision course with Iowa, Caitlin Clark at Gulf Coast Showcase

[ad_1] Caitlin Clark had a record-setting NCAA tournament in leading Iowa to the national championship game. The FGCU women’s basketball team will not have to travel far for a big-time national showcase game. The Eagles are on a second-round collision course with NCAA national runner-up Iowa and reigning National Player of the Year Caitlin Clark at the Gulf Coast Showcase …

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‘His value to the city goes beyond basketball’

[ad_1] There’s plenty of reasons fans of the Boston Celtics are celebrating Jaylen Brown’s new supermax contract extension. Brown’s an All-NBA forward just stepping into his prime, and the deal ensures Boston maintains one of the most prolific cores in the league for the foreseeable future. For Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, however, the extension represents so much more. In …

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Ranking top NBA stars from college basketball blue bloods: Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid best since 2008 draft

[ad_1] Since the 2008 NBA Draft blue-blood programs (Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, UCLA and UConn) have produced some of the best professional talent. Kansas produced the 2023 NBA MVP (Joel Embiid) and UCLA can claim Russell Westbrook, who won the most prestigious individual award in the NBA following the 2016-17 season.  The player who headlines the list of …

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The Boston Celtics are going to regret Jaylen Brown’s supermax contract extension

[ad_1] The Boston Celtics have signed Jaylen Brown to a supermax contract extension worth $304 million over five seasons, making it the largest contract in NBA history to date. This move has raised questions about its impact on the team’s future ability to build a championship-contending roster under the league’s new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was designed to punish …

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Paolo Banchero remains the No. 1 pick in a first-round re-do

[ad_1] The 2022 NBA rookie class had some strong moments on the court as some players proved why they were so highly touted entering the league last season. The group, overall, proved to be perhaps deeper than expected as several players had crucial roles for their respective teams. Meanwhile, there were others who struggled to log significant playing time or …

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John Wall denies that he’s in talks with Olimpia Milano: ‘False news’

[ad_1] Getty Images John Wall is not in talks with Olimpia Milano, according to John Wall. On Wednesday, Wall called the rumor, which originated on BasketNews.com, “false news.”  Earlier Wednesday, Sportando’s Alessandro Maggi reported there were no negotiations between Wall and the team. Wall, who will turn 33 in September, played 34 games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season. They …

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Should the Boston Celtics extend Derrick White?

[ad_1] In a recent discussion on ESPN’s “NBA Today”, new starting Boston Celtics floor general Derrick White shared his enthusiasm for the possibility of a contract extension with the Celtics after this September when he would become eligible. The Colorado native expressed his love for the ball club and the city, emphasizing their shared ambition to compete for championships consistently …

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Spurs Replace AT&T With Frost Bank as Arena Naming Rights Partner

[ad_1] The San Antonio Spurs not only have a new franchise player. They also have a new naming rights partner. Spurs fans will descend on the Frost Bank Center to watch top overall draft pick Victor Wembanyama this season, as the Texas-chartered bank has signed on as the naming rights partner for the team’s home arena. More from Sportico.com Frost …

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Big Ten narrows focus on Oregon, Washington

[ad_1] As the Big Ten continues to wait to see what happens with the future of the Pac-12 Conference, the league’s focus on possible expansion has narrowed to adding just two schools — Oregon and Washington, according to industry sources. While a plan to also add Cal and Stanford and move to 20 teams strong in 2024 has been discussed, …

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NBPA calls Orlando Magic’s donation to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ super PAC ‘alarming’

[ad_1] On Friday, the National Basketball Players Association issued a statement regarding the Orlando Magic’s recent $50,000 donation to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ super PAC, “Never Back Down.” From the NBPA: A political contribution from the Orlando Magic is alarming given recent comments and policies of its beneficiary. NBA governors, players and personnel have the right to express their personal …

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Get to know five newly signed Houston Rockets for 2023-24 season

[ad_1] On Thursday, the Houston Rockets confirmed a handful of 2023 free agency deals reached earlier in the week with guard/forward Nate Hinton; forward Matthew Mayer; guard Joshua Obiesie; forward Jermaine Samuels Jr.; and guard/forward Nate Williams. Hinton, Mayer, and Samuels all played for the Rockets at the NBA’s 2023 summer league in Las Vegas while helping the team reach …

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When will Zach Freemantle, Kam Craft return for Xavier basketball?

[ad_1] One of the key questions surrounding the Xavier University men’s basketball team is how a roster full of first-year Musketeers can build off of the success of last season’s Sweet 16 run. Xavier lost eight players from last season’s trip to the NCAA Tournament’s regional semifinals and replaced those pieces with four players through the transfer portal and a …

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Detroit Pistons to play preseason game vs. Oklahoma City Thunder in Montreal

[ad_1] The Detroit Pistons will travel north in October. The NBA announced Thursday that the Pistons will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Montreal on Oct. 12. It’s the first known preseason game on Detroit’s 2023-24 schedule. In January, the Pistons played the Chicago Bulls in Paris. “The Detroit Pistons organization is excited to be part of the NBA’s Canada …

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