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Danny Green's rise to two-way wing another cog to keep Spurs way intact
The assumption at the end of the season that it was only a matter of weeks before Danny Green would be cashing an eight-figure paycheck glosses over how close he came to being washed out of the league. He was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Cavaliers. Green then appeared in only 20 NBA games as a rookie and logged two contests with the Development League’s Erie BayHawks before being waived.
Video: One-on-one with Scott Cherry
Scott Cherry is now running his own program in the Triad as he enters his seventh season with High Point, a program that he's built into a mid-major power within the Big South. Time Warner Cable News' J.B. Ricks sat down with the former Tar Heel with the Panthers coach who is only four wins away from win 100.
Tar Heel NBA Free Agency Primer
The initial free agent signing period in early July has become one of the fastest-paced portions of the NBA calendar. Several former University of North Carolina players are on the move this offseason, and others are staying put with their current teams. Catch up on the latest with the latest edition of Tar Heels in the NBA, summer edition.
Harrison Barnes bringing NBA title trophy back to Ames
Harrison Barnes is coming home, and he's bringing the most coveted prize in all of professional basketball. The former Ames High School star helped the Golden State Warriors win their first NBA title since 1975, and he'll serve as grand marshal Saturday for his hometown's Fourth of July parade. Barnes plans to show off the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy while joining a caravan down 5th Street.
Warriors' Harrison Barnes Plays Pick-up Ball in Oakland
While many of the Warriors were caught poppin' bottles of Moët and sippin' Patron after winning the NBA title, forward Harrison Barnes took his celebration to the streets of Oakland. Barnes, a third-year small forward who says he tasted his first drop of alcohol in the locker room after the Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland, showed some lucky locals a thing or two at Mosswood Park in Oakland, near MacArthur BART.
Free agent Kendall Marshall recovering well from ACL injury, expects to be ready for training camp
Free-agent guard Kendall Marshall has made rapid improvement on the rehabilitation of his torn anterior cruciate ligament. NBA executives tell Yahoo Sports that he will be ready to return for the start of training camps in October. "The rehab has been going great," Marshall told Yahoo Sports by phone from Chapel Hill, N.C., where he's working out at the University of North Carolina.
Report: Reggie Bullock Traded to Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons added three players today in a trade with the Phoenix Suns: forward Marcus Morris, swingman Danny Granger and guard Reggie Bullock. The Pistons will give up a second-round draft pick in 2020 in the deal. The Suns are believed to be dumping salaries. This past season, Bullock averaged 1.9 points in 36 games.
Where Are They Now? UNC Basketball Edition
You remember the names and the times they donned Carolina blue. They all succeeded greatly on the hardwood in the Dean Dome. However, not everyone can go on to become Michael Jordan, or even just have a long-lasting NBA career. So let’s find out what some of a few recent Tar Heel stars are doing now on and off the court.
Ed Davis agrees to 3-year, $20 million deal with Portland Trail Blazers
Free agent forward Ed Davis has agreed to a three-year, $20 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Davis cashed in after spending a year at the minimum salary with the Lakers. After the best season of his career in Los Angeles, Davis opted out of a player option worth a little more than $1 million to test free agency.
Roy Williams “Carolina Break” Clinic Notes
Featured here are a set of notes titled “Building a Team: The Roy Williams Way" from the 2009 “Clinic to End all Clinics” hosted by Howard Garfinkel of 5-Star Basketball. There are a ton of really good offensive nuggets in here. I particularly liked Williams’ thoughts on shot selection.
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 20-No. 16
17: No. 19 Carolina 71, No. 3 Virginia 67 (ACC Tournament) - Men's Basketball, March 14, 2015: The Tar Heels put together perhaps their best performance of the year in a wire-to-wire win over defending ACC champion Virginia, 71-67, in the ACC Tournament semifinals in Greensboro. Carolina shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3 against the stout UVa defense.
Report: Six teams in running for SF Wayne Ellington
Several teams have shown interest in veteran shooting guard Wayne Ellington, per the Los Angeles Daily News, which is claiming that he would like to remain with the Lakers. Among those targeting him are the Cavaliers, Warriors, Wizards, Spurs and Hawks. The 27-year-old Ellington earned more playing time last year than in any previous season. He averaged 10 points in 25.8 minutes per game.
Donald Williams to raise money for his basketball camp with celebrity fundraiser
Tonight at City Kitchen, Donald Williams is hosting his second Carolina Blue and White Celebrity Mixer as his week-long basketball camp comes to a close. The event, which will feature a silent auction and guest appearances from Tar Heel greats including Rasheed Wallace, Phil Ford and Jerry Stackhouse, benefits the Donald Williams Basketball Academy, which aims to help local children.
Sources: Brandan Wright agrees to nearly $18 million deal with Grizzlies
Free-agent forward Brandan Wright has agreed to a three-year, nearly $18 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Grizzlies used their full midlevel exception to sign him. Wright, 27, split last season between the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns. He averaged seven points and 4.9 rebounds in 40 games for the Suns.
Zeller parents ink book about their basketball boys
Parents of former Tar Heel basketball player Tyler Zeller, Steve and Lorri Zeller have never been shied away from sharing their story. Fixtures in the crowd for three sons at three different prominent programs, their tales of tremendous travel drew a lot of media attention. "We're an open book," said Steve. Now, literally.