College basketball rankings: Duke slips in updated Top 25 And 1 after Cassius Stanley declares for NBA Draft

Notable players definitely gone: Mason Jones, Jimmy Whitt, Jalen Harris, Adrio BaileyNotable players expected to also leave: N/ANotable players expected to return: Isaiah Joe, Desi Sills, Reggie Chaney, Ethan Henderson, Jeantal CyllaExpected additions: Moses Moody, KK Robinson, Jaylin Williams, Davonte Davis, J.D. Notae, Connor Vanover, Abayomi Iyiola, Vance Jackson

76ers GM Bryan Colangelo ‘absolutely not’ comfortable starting season with Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid on roster, but…

With Joel Embiid — who might finally be healthy — Philadelphia has three highly touted young centers. Sliding one to power forward is untenable because that spot is occupied by No. 1 pick Ben Simmons, maybe Dario Saric and the 76ers’ wings capable of playing down.

Bulls continue search for new basketball czar, interview Bryan Colangelo and Wes Wilcox, per reports

The Bulls have made the playoffs only once since dismissing Tom Thibodeau as coach in 2015. They are likely going to land in the lottery once again this season, either through a canceled regular season or a greatly reduced one. The Bulls have since fallen to 24th in percentage of available tickets sold, according to […]

Why are NBA superstars shunning Team USA at the World Cup?

Davis, most notably, is now with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending the entirety of his career with the New Orleans Pelicans. Harden has the unenviable task of learning how to play with Russell Westbrook in Houston (although they were once teammates in Oklahoma). Williamson is not only nursing an injury but needs to learn […]

Why the Toronto Raptors’ title is a victory for the NBA, Canada … and the US

We already have ambassadors from other nations in the NBA. The 2018-19 season hosted 108 international players from 42 countries and territories, representing 24.5% of players in the league. Every one of the 30 teams had at least one international player. The influx of these exceptional players from other countries has resulted in a higher […]

AP Was There: Villanova’s Jenkins beats Heels at ’16 buzzer

High praise from the Great One. And what a night for Villanova a second-seeded team full of scrappers, grinders and also-rans, who proved you don’t have to have a roster full of NBA-bound one-and-doners to win a title. More people in the ESPN bracket contest picked ’Nova to lose to a No. 15 seed in […]

Arizona lands Seattle grad transfer Terrell Brown

Arizona will need backcourt help next season with freshmen Nico Mannion and Josh Green expected to declare for the draft and Dylan Smith set to graduate. Sophomore Brandon Williams is still on the roster, but his status is uncertain due to a chronic knee injury.

The Wildcat Scoop Podcast: Analyzing Terrell Brown’s commitment

“Going through Brown’s clips on Synergy, it’s pretty clear right away that his role at Arizona will be significantly different than the one he had at Seattle, where he attempted 18.8 field goals per game and shot 42.9% from 2PT (210-490) and 29.1% from 3PT (16-55),” 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Josh Gershon writes.

One burning question facing each NBA team heading into 2016-17 season

Charlotte Hornets How good can they be defensively with a real-life rim protector? The Hornets went out and nabbed Roy Hibbert off the salvage pile, and everyone pretty much thinks he’s done after being a key component of that Pacers team which was one of the best defensive units of the last decade. Steve Clifford […]