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Top 5 UNC big men in the Roy era: No. 4
John Henson left UNC as one of the best shot blockers in school history. A 6-foot-11 forward with an even longer wingspan, Henson struggled playing out of position his freshman season (5.7 points, 4.4 rebound, 48.6% field goal), but came into his own as a sophomore and junior. Henson scored well around the basket through put-backs, dunks, and opportune chances.
5 Things to Know: Ty Lawson traded to Houston Rockets
With Ty Lawson traded to the Houston Rockets Sunday night, there's a lot to consider. It's a big move for both franchises. Houston didn't give up anything essential, but they did cash in most of their trade chips on this move. Denver loses one of its best players over the past four seasons at his lowest value following his most recent DUI arrest.
Isaiah Hicks On The Offensive
During a pickup game at the Smith Center recently, Isaiah Hicks knocked down an open 15-foot jump shot. Luck, some of his teammates probably thought. The odds were high he wouldn’t hit another. A few plays later, from a similar spot, Hicks took his time, squared up and knocked down his second in a row – swish. What happened next wasn’t a seminal moment.
Top 5 UNC big men in the Roy era: No. 5
A four-year player whose recruiting class experienced the most highs (2005 National Championship) and lows (8-20 season in 2001-2002) of any UNC players, Jawad Williams was a solid performer who did the little things while scoring from the inside and outside. Williams averaged 13.1 points per game his senior season while shooting 54.1% from the field and 38.1% from three.
Sources: Nuggets trade guard Ty Lawson to Rockets
The Denver Nuggets have reached agreement to trade guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a protected 2016 first-round draft pick to Denver, sources said. Along with Lawson, the Nuggets will send a 2017 second-round pick to Houston.
Vince Carter literally freezing body for preservation
There's only one way to keep Vince Carter's body in the condition needed to play professional basketball these days: freezing him from shoulder-to-toe. Vince, you think you might need to crank this sucker down a few Kelvin and just stay chilled until next April? I jest, of course, because I love Vince Carter. But it's pretty funny that medical technology now allows players to cryo-freeze their bodies to help with recovery.
Danny Green returns to UNC to teach hoops, humility to young campers
Life's changed drastically for former University of North Carolina forward Danny Green in the six years since playing his last game on the hallowed grounds of the Dean E. Smith Center. His humble nature has not. "I still feel like I'm not worthy of holding a camp here yet," said Green who has won an NBA Finals, an NCAA Championship and was named a McDonald’s High School All American.
Ty Lawson headed to Malibu rehab center after second DUI arrest in 2015
Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been ordered to submit to continuous alcohol monitoring, a Denver judge said Friday, and will be going to an alcohol rehab program. Lawson's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said in court Lawson on Saturday will enter a 30-day intensive residential program that will "ensure his sobriety."
Marrow donor drive draws young, old, UNC legend
Parents and their children, law enforcement officers, others in the judicial system and a University of North Carolina basketball legend lined up Friday to proffer a DNA swab and join the bone marrow donor registry, all inspired by the fight of Superior Court Judge Carl Fox. Phil Ford, who played point guard at UNC before a nine-year career in the NBA, was on hand to support his friend Fox.
Sources: Lakers among teams interested in Nuggets' Ty Lawson
Despite a second DUI arrest in the last six months, embattled Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is generating interest on the trade market, NBA sources told SI.com. Houston, Detroit and the L.A. Lakers are among the teams that have expressed interest in Lawson recently, and there remains a strong possibility the Nuggets could unload Lawson before training camp.
Michael Jordan to be inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame
Michael Jordan, who won two Olympic gold medals, will be inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame. Basketball's governing body announced Friday that Jordan will be part of class of nine players who will be enshrined Sept. 19. The six-time NBA champion won gold with the U.S. in 1984 at Los Angeles, then starred on the famed Dream Team in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain.
Triangle area talents making impact in NBA summer leagues
J.P. Tokoto surprised many by leaving UNC after his junior season. Tokoto was a late second round pick, with his most obvious transferable skill being his elite athleticism. Second-round picks aren’t guaranteed contracts, and it will be important for Tokoto to showcase his defensive prowess if he hopes to make the 76ers roster. So far he is still struggling on the offensive end.
Video: Old Footage of Michael Jordan Dominating a Pickup Game in 1986
Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, but decided to return to campus to finish his degree and play in a few pickup games. His Airness was in prime form, seen here in 1986, and it showed. Of course Jordan couldn't visit anywhere without playing a little basketball. I'm sure there were a few tears from the opposing team when he yelled, "I got next."
Know Your Opponent: 2015-16 Basketball Non-Conference (Part Two)
Maryland had no problems adjusting to life in the Big Ten, as Mark Turgeon's Terps won 28 games and finished two games clear of the pack in second place behind national finalist Wisconsin. Second-leading scorer Dez Wells is gone, but Melo Tremble and Jake Layman return after both considered a jump to the NBA. Maryland will have another familiar face in Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon.
Year after dad’s murder, Ellington’s larger reason to join Nets
Wayne Ellington had arguably the most successful season of his six-year NBA career last season with the Lakers, averaging 10 points per game and shooting 37 percent from the field. But while Ellington was re-establishing himself as an NBA player in Los Angeles, he also was dealing with the aftermath of the November murder of his father in Philadelphia.