Daily Archives: December 15, 2023

Yahoo Plays and Strategy for Friday, December 15

[ad_1] The NBA closes out the work week with eight games on the schedule. The marquee matchup of the evening will feature the Celtics hosting the Magic. Let’s get to the task at hand and highlight some players to target on Yahoo, as well as a few to possibly avoid. GUARDS Brandon Ingram, NO at CHA ($34): Zion Williamson (ankle) …

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Kenny Payne scores visit from 5-star recruit Karter Knox amid questions about his future

[ad_1] The most prevalent topic of conversation surrounding the Louisville men’s basketball team in the wake of Wednesday’s embarrassing loss to Arkansas State and Koron Davis’ dismissal from the program has been when, not if, second-year head coach Kenny Payne will lose his job. Payne has since secured an official visit from five-star 2024 recruit Karter Knox. Knox’s father, Kevin …

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What having Keyon Menifield means for Arkansas Razorbacks

[ad_1] Arkansas basketball sophomore guard Keyon Menifield was granted a waiver from the NCAA and is immediately eligible, the UA announced Friday. The transfer from Washington averaged 10.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as a true freshman for the Huskies last season. This news comes just two days after Razorback head coach Eric Musselman talked about the …

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Kyrie Irving just became eligible to be traded. Now what?

[ad_1] Each week during the 2023-24 NBA season, we will take a deeper dive into some of the league’s biggest storylines in an attempt to determine whether the trends are based more in fact or fiction moving forward. [Last week: How to improve the NBA’s in-season tournament] This week’s topic: Kyrie Irving trade rumors never can stop Roughly 80 players, …

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Arkansas basketball guard Keyon Menifield gets NCAA waiver, immediately eligible

[ad_1] FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas basketball received a surprise boost to its season Friday afternoon, with sophomore guard Keyon Menifield now eligible to play this season for the Razorbacks. Menifield received a waiver from the NCAA and his eligibility was restored following the end of the fall academic semester Friday, according to a university spokesperson. CORRECTS WASHINGTON PLAYER TO KEYON …

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Why this version of the Timberwolves could be the best ever

[ad_1] Yahoo Sports NBA writers Jake Fischer and Dan Devine discuss Minnesota’s marvelous start to the season – and why this collection of players may have the chance to be the most successful in franchise history. Hear the full conversation on “No Cap Room” – part of the “Ball Don’t Lie” podcast – and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or …

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Arkansas Razorbacks guard Keyon Menfield granted NCAA waiver

[ad_1] Arkansas Razorbacks basketball guard Keyon Menifeld Jr. has been cleared to play for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. He will be immediately eligible beginning with Saturday’s game against Lipscomb in Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock. His eligibility was restored following the end of the Fall academic semester today. A transfer from Washington, Menifield averaged 10.0 points, …

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Legendary college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale says he’s cancer-free ahead of Christmas

[ad_1] ESPN analysts Dick Vitale is recognized for his return to Allen Fieldhouse during Saturday’s game against Indiana. Longtime college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale shared some good news with his fans on social media this week. In July 2023, Vitale announced that he had been diagnosed with vocal cord cancer but had vowed to “fight like hell” and be ready …

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Best sixth man in the country? BYU’s high-scoring Jaxson Robinson flourishing in new role off the bench

[ad_1] BYU guard Jaxson Robinson works against Fresno State guard Xavier DuSell at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. The BYU sixth man has made a splash since coming off the bench for the Cougars this season. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Why aren’t you starting? Jaxson Robinson, No. 18-ranked BYU’s 6-foot-7 scoring …

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Vermont men’s basketball at Virginia Tech

[ad_1] First semester exams are in the books for the University of Vermont men’s basketball team. But the Catamounts aren’t quite done cramming for tests. To close out its 2023-24 nonconference slate, Vermont begins a four-game road trip on Saturday afternoon at Virginia Tech. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. (see below for TV/streaming/radio information and links). The Catamounts (8-3) …

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Celtics vs. Magic odds, line, spread, time: 2023 NBA picks, December 15 predictions from proven model

[ad_1] We’ve got another exciting Eastern Conference matchup on Friday’s NBA schedule as the Orlando Magic will visit the Boston Celtics. Boston is 18-5 overall and 12-0 at home, while Orlando is 16-7 overall and 5-5 on the road. The Magic have won four straight games against Boston, including a 113-96 victory on Nov. 24. Orlando is an NBA-best 17-6 …

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Purdue’s 7-4 foul magnet Zach Edey

[ad_1] Having emphasized toughness since a bumpy NCAA Tournament ride two seasons ago, the Arizona Wildcats have a tricky task on Saturday. Statistics suggest they might want to be careful against Purdue. Led by returning consensus national player of the year and notable foul magnet Zach Edey, the Boilermakers are stunningly prolific at getting to the free-throw line while getting …

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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: Go get Brandin Podziemski

[ad_1] Special to Yahoo Sports What had already been a strange start to the NBA season only got wackier over the last week. Injuries, suspensions, and ruts are responsible for catapulting the following five players into fantasy relevance. In addition to the handful of suggested pickups for this week, I’ve included a list of recently recommended players who remain rostered …

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