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Monthly Archives: April 2024

Ex-Nebraska guard commits to Rhode Island basketball; What he’ll bring to Kingston

The arrivals out of the transfer portal have started for the University of Rhode Island men. The Rams picked up a commitment on Tuesday night from Nebraska guard Jamarques Lawrence. He’s the first pledge for URI since player movement resumed midway through March. Lawrence visited Kingston over the weekend and announced his decision via his social media pages. He’s a …

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Barkley claims Warriors will have hands full with Kings in play-in

Barkley claims Warriors will have hands full with Kings in play-in originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area Noted Warriors critic Charles Barkley believes the team will struggle in its NBA Play-In Tournament matchup against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday at Golden 1 Center, and that Golden State is finished as a championship contender. Speaking to Pat McAfee and A.J. …

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Jeremy Roach enters transfer portal: Duke PG also declares for NBA Draft but will retain eligibility

USATSI Duke point guard Jeremy Roach announced Tuesday on social media that he is entering the transfer portal after four seasons with the Blue Devils. The 6-foot-1 former five-star prospect started 108 games across the coaching tenures of both Mike Krzyzewski and Jon Scheyer while playing a pivotal role during a time of transition for the program. With sophomore guard Caleb …

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Missouri basketball coach Dennis Gates hopes to land “2 to 3” commits by end of week

JEFFERSON CITY — Turn Dennis Gates’ post notifications on. During Mizzou athletics’ 2024 Come Home Tour stop in Jefferson City on Tuesday evening, the Missouri basketball coach told the Columbia Daily Tribune that he plans on using his “bat signal,” which signals an incoming commitment, multiple times by the end of the week. “I hope to put out about two more …

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Kawhi Leonard injury update: Clippers unsure if All-Star will play in Game 1 vs. Mavericks in NBA playoffs

Kawhi Leonard hasn’t played since March 31, but the Los Angeles Clippers still aren’t sure if he will be available for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, according to coach Ty Lue. Leonard has been dealing with knee inflammation since March, and according to Lue, he participated in a quarter of practice on …

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Kerr details how Klay, Draymond turned around Warriors’ season

Kerr details how Klay, Draymond turned around Warriors’ season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area With the Warriors’ season on the line in a do-or-die Western Conference Play-In game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, coach Steve Kerr is pleased with how his veteran core of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and Andrew Wiggins came on strong to …

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Kawhi Leonard practices with Clippers, but status for Game 1 is unclear

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard missed eight consecutive games at the end of the regular season and it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to play in the first-round playoff series opener on Sunday. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images) It’s the same old song when it comes to Kawhi Leonard and his availability for the Clippers when they meet the Dallas Mavericks …

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Embiid officially questionable for play-in game; Heat rule out Rozier

Embiid officially questionable for play-in game; Heat rule out Rozier originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Official injury report aside, all signs point to Joel Embiid being available for the 2023-24 Sixers’ biggest game yet. The Sixers listed Embiid as questionable for Wednesday night’s clash vs. the Heat with a “left knee injury recovery” designation. That’s not uncommon at all …

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Oklahoma big man John Hugley commits to Xavier Musketeers basketball

Oklahoma forward John Hugley IV (1), dunking against Brigham Young University in February, will join the Xavier Musketeers basketball team, via transfer portal. Nearly three weeks after its first addition via the transfer portal in Furman guard Marcus Foster, the Xavier Musketeers basketball team acquired much-needed frontcourt help on Tuesday afternoon. John Hugley IV, a 6-foot-10 center and Oklahoma transfer, …

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Bulls’ defensive deficiencies are Hawks’ offensive strengths

Bulls’ defensive deficiencies are Hawks’ offensive strengths originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Presented by Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich All season, Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan has pointed to point-of-attack defense and rotating out to 3-point shooters as defensive focal points and areas with need for improvement. Guess at what the Atlanta Hawks can typically be? “They are really …

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Trio of players with West Virginia basketball connections transferring to Akron Zips

Mar 27, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward James Okonkwo (32) handles the ball during practice for their Sweet Sixteen college basketball game in the NCAA tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports University of Akron men’s basketball coach John Groce hopes it’s a case of reloading instead of rebuilding. With Ali Ali …

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Six-time All-Star Blake Griffin officially retires from NBA

Blake Griffin, Channing Frye There’s a younger generation of NBA fans, those who maybe only saw him play in Detroit or that final season in Boston, who do not understand what an absolute force of nature Blake Griffin was. From the moment he entered the league through his peak, Giffin was a nightly highlight package unto himself. Tuesday, Griffin — …

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Draymond claps back at fan’s podcast criticism with perfect reminder

Draymond claps back at fan’s podcast criticism with perfect reminder originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area Despite what some might believe, Draymond Green actually can juggle two jobs at once. Ahead of the Warriors’ Western Conference Play-In Tournament game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, Green released a 40-minute “Draymond Green Show” podcast previewing the win-or-go-home showdown while …

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Steph, Kerr puzzled why NBA play-in stats vanish into thin air

Steph, Kerr puzzled why NBA play-in stats vanish into thin air originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO – Amelia Earhart, D.B. Cooper and Jimmy Hoffa shouldn’t be associated with Steph Curry, LeBron James or Jayson Tatum, but in the case of the NBA Play-In Tournament, they might as well be. Like Earhart, Cooper and Hoffa’s disappearances forever …

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