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Detroit Pistons still 'desire' contract extension with Reggie Bullock

Detroit Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy said Wednesday the organization remains in contact with the representatives of swingmen Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock for possible contract extensions. The deadline is Oct. 31. If deals aren’t reached, the two players will be restricted free agents next summer. (Detroit Free Press)

Justin Jackson named to Julius Erving Watch List

Tar Heels junior Justin Jackson was one of 20 forwards in the country named to the Julius Erving Award Watch List on Wednesday. The award recognizes the nation’s top small forward in college basketball and is named after Hall of Famer Julius Erving who spent 16 years playing professionally. The award is in its third year. (Keeping It Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: Did Tyler Know?

Tyler Hansbrough made the best decision ever. Can you believe the Tar Heels are about to begin their eighth basketball season since Tyler Hansbrough graduated? UNC’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder has played seven years in the NBA for the Pacers, Raptors and most recently the Hornets. (

Sports Illustrated ACC Basketball Preview

2. North Carolina: The Tar Heels won’t drop off too far after their national-runner-up season. They could have the best offense in the country other than Duke’s—a balanced attack led by two super-efficient veterans in wing Justin Jackson and point guard Joel Berry, who along with Brice Johnson was their most valuable offensive player in the 2016 NCAA tournament. (Sports Illustrated)

Roy Williams on replacing UNC's "two best players"

Roy Williams knows that UNC will miss Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. Paige was UNC's best defender and leader. He was also a consistent force on offense. It also will not be easy to to replace what Johnson did inside for UNC. "Those are two big questions for us right now," Williams said when asked about replacing Paige and Johnson. (Carolina Blue)

CBS Sports' 1-351 college basketball rankings

6. North Carolina: The reigning national runner-up will be in the mix for another Final Four. Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks make up a terrific starting five, and Nate Britt's a terrific sixth man. UNC should get nice production in spots from five-star frosh Tony Bradley as well. (CBS Sports)

Time Change For UNC-Chattanooga Basketball Game

The UNC home men’s basketball game vs. Chattanooga on Sunday, November 13th, will tip off at 4 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. as was previously announced. ESPN2 will televise the game. It was initially listed as an ESPNU broadcast. Please note that season tickets will list the game as starting at 6 p.m. Single-game tickets will list the actual starting time as 4 p.m. (

Vince Carter says he could compete in 2017 NBA Dunk Contest

He's not ruling it out. There are more wild dreams out there than the possibility of 39-year-old Vince Carter coming back to compete in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Asked if it would be possible for him to win the contest in 2017, the Memphis Grizzlies vet told he thinks he could give young dunkers like Zach LaVine a run for their money. (FOX Sports)

Rasheed Wallace: The Truth About Flint

You probably think that the problems of Flint are in the past. Well, I’ve been visiting Flint for the past year, so let me tell you the truth. Some of the folks in Flint can’t take showers because their water is still poisoned with lead. They have to boil water, pour it into the sink and then wash in it. Yeah, a grown-a** man has to take a bird bath. That **** ain’t right. (The Players' Tribune)

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Vince Carter

Vince Carter looked so done as the calendar rolled over to 2016 that the Bleacher Report wrote a depressingly on-the-nose article bemoaning the end of his career (called "The Lion In Winter") way back in February. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Miami Win, Late Night With Roy

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast features a recap and full analysis of the football team's big road win at Miami, a look back at the highlights of Late NIght With Roy and some previewing of the 2016-17 basketball season. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas have made Carolina Insider a must-listen for Tar Heel podcast fans everywhere. (

UNC Guard Kenny Williams Building Confidence

In limited minutes last season, Kenny Williams shot 1-for-13 from three-point range and found most of his playing time for his defensive fortitude, which included key minutes in the ACC Tournament. For the sophomore, shooting is both a mental and skill-based game, but defense is a decision. He found that out in his first season in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

Ty Lawson practices with Kings on Monday after 'personal issue'

When the doors opened to the Kings practice facility Monday, point guard Ty Lawson was on the floor with his teammates. It’s been a rocky 72 hours for the 28-year-old after he missed a team flight, but he’s survived for the moment and will remain part of the Kings roster. “Ty had a personal issue and that stuff is non-basketball related,” coach Dave Joerger said. (CSN Bay Area)

Joel Berry named to Bob Cousy watch list

UNC's Joel Berry was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List on Monday. The Bob Cousy award is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate point guard. Joining Berry on the list is Duke's Frank Jackson, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, Maryland's Melo Trimble, Virginia's London Perrantes, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A With Justin Jackson & Isaiah Hicks

Isaiah Hicks on how to emulate Brice Johnson’s senior year improvement: “[I want] his mindset. Every time he went out there, Brice looked at every rebound like it was his, every time he touched the ball he was going to score. That’s the biggest thing that changed Brice. Not working hard off the court, he was just mentally into it.” (

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 87
Clemson: 79
Tue, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Jan 20 2:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC @ Virginia Tech
Mon, Jan 22 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. North Carolina State
Sat, Jan 27 12:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia6-016-1
(5) Duke4-216-2
(15) North Carolina4-215-4
(20) Clemson4-215-3
Georgia Tech3-210-8
Boston College3-314-6
NC State3-313-6
Notre Dame3-313-6
(25) Miami2-313-4
Virginia Tech2-312-5
Florida State2-413-5
Wake Forest1-58-10

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