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After shooting slump last season, Danny Green could return to form this season
There is reason to believe that Danny Green will bounce back this season. Green received LASIK eye surgery over the summer, meaning there was a good chance that his eyes were bothering him. If that’s the case, receiving this surgery should give a boost to Green’s shooting. If that wasn’t enough, Green’s shooting was much better in the postseason.
Lucas: UNC Men's Basketball Tours Ft. Bragg
North Carolina’s first road trip of the 2016-17 season wasn’t listed on the official schedule. With only three weeks until the season opener at Tulane, the Tar Heels loaded the team bus on Thursday afternoon and traveled to Fayetteville, where Roy Williams had organized a tour of Ft. Bragg for his team.
Isaiah Hicks Named To Malone Award Watch List
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 20 watch list members for the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, and UNC senior Isaiah Hicks is on the list. Hicks was the 2016 ACC Sixth Man of the Year and should play a larger role this season after the graduation of 2016 first-team All-America forward Brice Johnson.
UNC Basketball Ranked 6th in Pre-Season Coaches Poll
USA Today released their 2016-17 preseason college basketball poll on Thursday, and North Carolina begins the season ranked 6th in the country. The USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 WeDontBluff.net he thinks he could give young dunkers like Zach LaVine a run for their money.
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.
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.
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.