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

Notable players definitely gone: Skylar Mays, Marlon Taylor, Marshall GravesNotable players expected to also leave: N/ANotable players expected to return: Trendon Watford, Emmitt Williams, Javonte Smart, Darius Days, Charles Manning, James Bishop, Aundre Hyatt, Courtese CooperExpected additions: Cameron Thomas, Jalen Cook, Bradley Ezewiro, Eric Gaines, Mwani Wilkinson, Shareef O’Neal, Josh LeBlanc

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

But I think what we are comfortable doing is saying we’re not going to make a bad deal just to make a deal. So when I say in a playful way, ‘No, I’m not comfortable,’ I think we could  be a better basketball team if we could distribute that talent better and maybe take one of those […]

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

After more than a decade helming the Chicago Bulls, it appears as if the GarPax could be reaching a conclusion. The Bulls have started the process of interviewing candidates virtually for a new top executive who will have full authority over basketball decisions, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The plan is that a new top executive […]

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

The positive way to spin to the 2019 squad is that it’s a new beginning. Mike Krzyzewski retired as head coach after winning gold at the 2016 Olympics, and he has been replaced by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Kyle Lowry and Harrison Barnes are the only players on the roster who remain […]

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

Jenkins, who was adopted by the family of North Carolina guard Nate Britt when his mother moved to take a coaching job, now has a spot alongside and probably above Keith Smart, Lorenzo Charles, Christian Laettner and everyone else who ever made a late game-winner to win a big one in March Madness.

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

“Brown is much more comfortable as a scorer within the perimeter, and even though he is on the smaller side for a combo guard, he does a good job using his strength to consistently post up/back down weaker defenders, attempting to get closer to his comfort range as a scorer which is from the high […]

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

NORTHWEST Denver Nuggets How long will Kenneth Faried be on the roster? With young and talented bigs in Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic, Danilo Gallinari and the return of Wilson Chandler, it’s looking more and more like Kenneth Faried will be the odd man out in Denver. Faried has seemingly been on the trade block for […]

Floors and Ceilings: Bulls, Thunder among hardest NBA teams to predict

Dallas Mavericks Floor: Rather than showing that he can do more than he was asked to in Golden State, an expanded role reveals that Harrison Barnes’ ex-teammates were covering up his flaws. He becomes a turnover machine when he tries to make plays, and, without the open looks generated by the Splash Brothers, his 3-point […]