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After Declaring for NBA Draft, Trae Young Says It Would Be a ‘Blessing’ to Play for the Knicks

After Declaring for NBA Draft, Trae Young Says It Would Be a ‘Blessing’ to Play for the Knicks

Congratulations, New York Knicks fans! One of this year’s top NBA draft prospects wants to play for your team. Oklahoma’s Trae Young, who just recently declared for June’s prospect pageant, was asked by First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith whether he’d be interested in joining the Knicks. His answer, brought to us by Bycycle’s Thomas Duffy, will [...]

March 22, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Penny Hardaway Hired to be Next Memphis Head Coach

Penny Hardaway Hired to be Next Memphis Head Coach

One of the greatest players in Memphis Tigers basketball history is returning to his alma mater. Penny Hardaway, former 1st-Team All-NBA player and No. 3 pick of the 1993 NBA Draft out of Memphis (it was Memphis State at the time) has agreed to be the university’s next head coach. As previously mentioned, Hardaway starred [...]

March 20, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

DeAndre Ayton Wasted Little Time Declaring for NBA Draft After Arizona’s Loss to Buffalo

DeAndre Ayton Wasted Little Time Declaring for NBA Draft After Arizona’s Loss to Buffalo

DeAndre Ayton’s collegiate basketball career is officially over. Sometimes, after a top NBA prospect’s NCAA season has concluded, he waits a little while before declaring for the draft. And during that time, people speculate about whether he might return to school for one last go-round. It’s a meaningless debate, make no mistake. Those billed as [...]

March 16, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

NBA Scout Says Trae Young Isn’t Worth Lottery Pick After Oklahoma’s NCAA Tourney Exit

NBA Scout Says Trae Young Isn’t Worth Lottery Pick After Oklahoma’s NCAA Tourney Exit

Get ready for Trae Young to slip down NBA draft boards everywhere, apparently. Shortly after Oklahoma fell to Rhode Island in overtime during the first round of NCAA Tournament, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman relayed some quotes from executives and scouts that bring the point guard’s future under question. The most damning take of all? At [...]

March 16, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Thinks NCAA Should Let Players Return to College if They Go Undrafted

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Thinks NCAA Should Let Players Return to College if They Go Undrafted

Steve Kerr has an opinion about how the NCAA handles its players. This should surprise absolutely no one. The Golden State Warriors head coach has been unafraid to speak out on topics such as gun violence and racial inequality, so of course he has no problem addressing the current debate surrounding compensation and the well-being [...]

March 8, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

DeAndre Ayton Declares for NBA Draft, Could be No. 1 Pick

DeAndre Ayton Declares for NBA Draft, Could be No. 1 Pick

It’s official, potentially the next great NBA center will be entering the 2018 NBA Draft: DeAndre Ayton. Ayton is starring for the University of Arizona in his freshman season, averaging 19.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists and was just named Pac-12 Freshman and Player of the Year. He is a 7’1″ 250 [...]

March 6, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

Carmelo Anthony Would ‘Love’ to Sit Down with NCAA to Talk About Paying Student Athletes

Carmelo Anthony Would ‘Love’ to Sit Down with NCAA to Talk About Paying Student Athletes

Add Carmelo Anthony to the growing list of NBA players and personalities who support NCAA student-athletes getting paid for their services. On top of that, you can also count him in for a sit-down with the NCAA itself. He would love the chance to talk with its figureheads about compensating players beyond their scholarships, per USA [...]

February 28, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy Eviscerates NCAA, Calls NBA’s One-and-Done Rule ‘Racist’

Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy Eviscerates NCAA, Calls NBA’s One-and-Done Rule ‘Racist’

Head coach and president of the Detroit Pistons Stan Van Gundy has never shied away from speaking his mind, so it comes has no surprise he’s got some strong thoughts on the NCAA’s recent wiretap dumb or the NBA’s much-maligned one-and-done rule. Van Gundy was recently asked to comment on the recent reports that identify [...]

February 26, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Top NBA Draft Prospect Michael Porter Jr. is Cleared to Resume Basketball Activities

Top NBA Draft Prospect Michael Porter Jr. is Cleared to Resume Basketball Activities

Initially slated to be in the running as the NBA’s No. 1 overall pick, University of Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. suffered a back injury expected to sideline him for the entire season. Since then, however, there has been speculation that he would strive to return before the year is over—and, well, that’s apparently where [...]

February 26, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

LeBron James Says Oklahoma’s Trae Young ‘Better Go Pro’ After This Season

LeBron James Says Oklahoma’s Trae Young ‘Better Go Pro’ After This Season

If LeBron James has his way, Oklahoma freshman Trae Young will declare for this June’s NBA draft. Good thing James’ way just so happens to be the only way. Here’s what the four-time MVP had to say about the sweet-shooting guard while speaking with reporters (h/t SLAM Online’s Ryne Nelson): Reporter: Trae Young will have to [...]

February 14, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0