NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES

Tony Parker will go into the Hall of Fame as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. But there are still some question about whether Parker will actually play in San Antonio next season. The veteran guard is a free agent heading into this summer, and several teams have some interest in Parker as a … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba isn’t here for hangers-on. After being selected sixth in Thursday’s NBA draft, the 7-foot-1 center shot down chatter he was involved with a young woman, after the Instagram user posted a photo of the two, leaving followers to ponder their relationship status. Modal TriggerMo BambaNBAE/Getty Images “I honestly really don’t even … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NBA NEWS DRAFT-LEBRON JAMES-KEVIN DURANT-POPOVICH

  Michael Porter Jr. started shooting off draft boards before his biggest concern reared its ugly head. USA Today reported Wednesday that the Kings are now looking at Porter at No. 2 in the draft, along with Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley III, assuming the Suns take Deandre Ayton at No. 1. Not longer after that, … Read moreNBA NEWS DRAFT-LEBRON JAMES-KEVIN DURANT-POPOVICH

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS-VILLANOVA-LOUISVILLE-RECRUITING

Let the record show that if Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman return to Villanova I will have the Wildcats ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports preseason Top 25 (and one). But both are probably going to remain in the NBA Draft, I’m told. So the Wildcats are more like a borderline top-10 team than … Read moreCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS-VILLANOVA-LOUISVILLE-RECRUITING

NCAA MENS BASKETBALL NEWS-TARHEELS-TOURNAMENT-LAS VEGAS

Way-too-early preseason rankings have been out since before the national championship game between Villanova and Michigan, but there’s still much to sort out with the national landscape of the 2018-19 season. We’re still about two weeks away from the early-entry deadline, although the NBA draft combine will help sort out some of the guys who … Read moreNCAA MENS BASKETBALL NEWS-TARHEELS-TOURNAMENT-LAS VEGAS

NBA NEWS-DRAFT LOTTERY-SUNS DRAW TOP PICK-CELTICS UP 2-0 IN SERIES

The Phoenix Suns‘ most important victory of the year came Tuesday, as the franchise won the 2018 NBA draft lottery. Barring a trade, this will be the Suns’ first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history. After a league-worst 21-61 season, Phoenix had the best odds to win the lottery. By Nick Friedell, ESPN Staff Writer … Read moreNBA NEWS-DRAFT LOTTERY-SUNS DRAW TOP PICK-CELTICS UP 2-0 IN SERIES

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS-MIKE KRZYZEWSKI-NBA DRAFT-RECRUITING

Last week, five-star prospect Joey Baker announced that he was reclassifying to join the 2018 recruiting class and would enroll at Duke in the fall. By John Gasaway, ESPN Insider Who has declared for the 2018 NBA draft, and who’s testing the waters? We’re tracking the prospects in our Top 100 rankings leading up to the May 30 deadline to withdraw. (International … Read moreCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS-MIKE KRZYZEWSKI-NBA DRAFT-RECRUITING

WADE AND HEAT EVEN SERIES WITH 76ERS-LEBRON AND CAVS GET READY FOR GAME TWO

Dwyane Wade’s phenomenal career has included many memorable moments in the postseason, and Game 2 of the Miami Heat’s first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers can now be added to the list. Wade moved into top 10 in post-season scoring passing Larry Bird. By Jack Maloney Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue implored LeBron James to start Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers more aggressively Wednesday and … Read moreWADE AND HEAT EVEN SERIES WITH 76ERS-LEBRON AND CAVS GET READY FOR GAME TWO

NBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

Michigan forward Moe Wagner will forgo his final season in college and turn pro, he announced Saturday. The move wasn’t much of a surprise after his stellar performance at the Final Four in San Antonio. By Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider Arizona unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson on Thursday, carrying the 1997 national championship trophy … Read moreNBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

NCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUND UP-KANSAS STILL SIGNS DEAL WITH ADIDAS

Kansas isn’t letting a little FBI investigation ruin their sponsorship agreement with Adidas. The Jayhawks and the apparel company still plan to sign a 12-year, $191 million extension to their current deal, according to the Kansas City Star. By Rob Dauster For the second time in just three weeks as the head coach of the Memphis Tigers, Penny … Read moreNCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUND UP-KANSAS STILL SIGNS DEAL WITH ADIDAS