Saturday 17th November 2018,
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Paul Pierce Believes This Season’s Duke Team Could Beat the Cleveland Cavaliers

Paul Pierce Believes This Season’s Duke Team Could Beat the Cleveland Cavaliers

Every so often a college basketball program comes along that’s good enough to convince people they could beat an NBA team. This year’s Duke squad is now that program—or so says Paul Pierce. Speaking on ESPN’s NBA Countdown, the Boston Celtics legend says he thinks this season’s Blue Devils could beat the 2018-19 Cleveland Cavaliers, [...]

November 9, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

A Ball Family Update: LaMelo Ball Headed Back to High School, LiAngelo Ball to Enter G-League Player Pool

A Ball Family Update: LaMelo Ball Headed Back to High School, LiAngelo Ball to Enter G-League Player Pool

While Lonzo Ball soldiers on with the Los Angeles Lakers, his brothers, LaMelo and LiAngelo are making moves. LaMelo, 17, announced on Tuesday he will return to high school for his senior season, this time at Spire Prep Academy in Geneva, Ohio: As SLAM’s Franklyn Calle noted, LaMelo is eligible to play at Spire because [...]

November 7, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

NCAA Changing Rule to Allow Undrafted Players to Return to College

NCAA Changing Rule to Allow Undrafted Players to Return to College

The NCAA has dealt with a lot of scrutiny in recent years (fully warranted) and after the FBI probe of college basketball it is fully aware that its archaic institution is in some need of change. That process has started as the NCAA announced that it will now allow undrafted players to return to college [...]

August 9, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

Knicks President Steve Mills Intrigued by Oklahoma’s Trae Young

Knicks President Steve Mills Intrigued by Oklahoma’s Trae Young

With Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Emmanuel Mudiay, Courtney Lee and Trey Burke already on the roster, the New York Knicks don’t really need another guard. But that may not stop team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry from giving a long, hard look to Trae Young. Ahead of an individual dinner and [...]

June 5, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Despite Injury-Plagued Season, Michael Porter Jr. Says He’s Best Player in 2018 NBA Draft

Despite Injury-Plagued Season, Michael Porter Jr. Says He’s Best Player in 2018 NBA Draft

Who would Michael Porter Jr. pick with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft if he were the Phoenix Suns’ general manager? Himself. Duh. Okay, that’s expected. It takes a special kind of self-aplomb to be a professional athlete. Few of this year’s prospects will just come right out and say they’re [...]

May 18, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Under Armour, Official Outfitter for the 2018 NBA Combine

Under Armour, Official Outfitter for the 2018 NBA Combine

The top prospects taking part in this year’s NBA draft combine will be wearing custom-made apparel from Under Armour and socks by Stance for the 2018 NBA Combine taking place from May 16-20 in Chicago. In its second year as the presenting sponsor of the Combine, Under Armour is providing all 69 participating players with [...]

May 16, 2018 Anou Enright NCAA 0

Luka Doncic Won’t Be Working Out for NBA Teams in Advance of NBA Draft

Luka Doncic Won’t Be Working Out for NBA Teams in Advance of NBA Draft

If NBA teams are hoping to get a last look at Luka Doncic before this June’s draft, they’ll need to pore over a bunch of film. Because he’s not holding an official audition for them. From Sporting News’ Sean Deveney: That’s an issue for any team hoping to draft Doncic, though. His commitment to Real Madrid [...]

May 3, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Top Draft Prospect Mohamed Bamba Would Have Preferred Jumping Straight to NBA Out of High School

Top Draft Prospect Mohamed Bamba Would Have Preferred Jumping Straight to NBA Out of High School

Shortly after the 2018 NBA draft begins on June 21, Texas’ Mohamed Bamba will hear his named called and he’ll officially be a professional baller in line for a multimillion-dollar contract. All the while, as he walks up to the stage to greet commissioner Adam Silver, he’ll be thinking: “Why’d it have to take so [...]

April 27, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

One and Done Could be Done by 2020

One and Done Could be Done by 2020

The idea of ending the NBA’s current “One and Done” rule which mandates players can’t enter the NBA Draft until a year after high school, is gaining traction seemingly by the day in the aftermath of the NCAA’s FBI investigation. A commission was put together that featured former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and has [...]

April 26, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

Knicks Execs Expected to Scout Top NBA Draft Prospect Luka Doncic—You Know, Just in Case

Knicks Execs Expected to Scout Top NBA Draft Prospect Luka Doncic—You Know, Just in Case

Despite only having a 2.5 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft, the New York Knicks still plan to scout Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic. To be sure, this is standard practice. Every lottery team has no doubt checked him out. But the Knicks’ top execs are expected to [...]

April 25, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0