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

1 Gonzaga Multiple Zags will likely at least consider entering the NBA Draft – among them Filip Petrusev. But, for these purposes, I’ve projected everybody who can return to return, which would Mark Few three of the top five scorers back from a team that finished 38-2 and would’ve been a No. 1 seed in […]

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

Colangelo might have an idea of the market for each center, but the other questions are impossible to answer definitively. At what point should the 76ers stop gather more information and make a trade? It’s an incredibly fine line. They don’t want to expose shortcomings that lower trade values. And they don’t want to trade before […]

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

John Paxson, who started the season as the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, is expected to remain with the franchise in an advisory role, while general manager Gar Forman will likely discuss a potential role in Chicago’s new front office as well, according to Wojnarowski. The notion that a new top executive in […]

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

If that welcoming spirit continues to spread we may see changes beyond sports that extends to cultural and diplomatic areas. In 1996, economist Thomas Friedman proposed the “Golden Arches Theory of Conflict,” which suggested that no two countries with a McDonald’s franchise would go to war with each other because “countries with middle classes large […]

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

A panel of AP sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The 2016 thriller between North Carolina and Villanova was voted No. 1.

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 led the entire country in two-point field goal attempts last season and was eighth nationally in field goal attempts. To be clear, no player gets that level of freedom by accident and Brown obviously had such a high usage rate with his coaches’ blessing.

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 […]

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

Indiana Pacers Floor: Nate McMillan abandons the idea of playing faster when the Pacers can’t stop anybody or space the floor. Slowing down does not help them get stops, as Myles Turner fails to grasp the intricacies of team defense and Al Jefferson looks even slower than he was in Charlotte. Monta Ellis doesn’t take […]