'Hawks in the NBA

Tough lessons have changed free agent Thomas Robinson's approach

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/aug/02/309631/ Thirty-plus days into free agency, former Kansas star Thomas Robinson remains a man without a team. The fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Robinson spent all of last season with Brooklyn, a rarity for the backup power forward who already has played for five different franchises. If ...

Watch Joel Embiid arm-wrestle Justin Bieber in a night club

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/apr/07/305838/ Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, has yet to play an NBA game, due to significant foot injuries. Because of the aforementioned two seasons worth of missed action, Embiid tends to be the butt of social media jokes — sometimes just for the fun ...

Cole Aldrich thrilled to play for hometown T'wolves, with other Jayhawks

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/15/309243/ By all accounts, Cole Aldrich, the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, has no say in the NBA franchise’s uniform design. Still, the former Kansas center couldn’t help offering up a slight adjustment to the team’s look during his introductory press conference Thursday. Seeing as how Aldrich is one ...

Undeterred Tarik Black ready to earn larger role with Lakers

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/13/309194/ Many NBA players would look back at a six-month-long season that included merely 104 shot attempts with contempt. Tarik Black isn’t wired that way, though. During the young center’s second season with the Los Angeles Lakers, he only played in 39 games, logging just 12.7 minutes off the bench ...

Paul Pierce gives coaching a shot in video feature

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/12/309166/ Paul Pierce, in his 18 NBA seasons following three years at Kansas, has seen it all in the game of basketball. The 38-year-old forward recently imparted some of his hoops wisdom with a young prep player for a feature on The Players’ Tribune. Pierce, a contributing editor for the ...

Andrew Wiggins: Young T'wolves will be 'a nightmare to play'

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/12/309159/ A regular at the draft lottery for more than a decade, Minnesota might finally be on the brink of NBA relevance again. Just ask one of the franchise’s young faces, 21-year-old forward Andrew Wiggins. Since the dynamic wing left Kansas early and became the No. 1 pick in the ...

Defensive response: Kelly Oubre Jr. adapting in second summer league trip

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/11/309129/ Kelly Oubre Jr. didn’t have the most exciting or memorable rookie season. But now that the NBA Summer League has arrived, the former Kansas wing can try to put that behind him and establish a new tone for Year No. 2. Washington’s 6-foot-7 small forward went for 20 points, ...

Veteran Drew Gooden waived by Washington

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jun/30/293651/ There could be one less ’Hawk in the NBA for Kansas basketball fans to follow next season. Washington waived veteran power forward Drew Gooden, a fan favorite in D.C., according to [CSN Mid-Atlantic’s report on the move][1]. One of the league’s charismatic journeymen, Gooden has played for 10 different ...

Markieff Morris speaks out against Kevin Durant joining Golden State

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/07/309066/ Though he plays in the Eastern Conference for a team that didn’t make the playoffs last season, Washington forward Markieff Morris didn’t mind sharing his thoughts on back-to-back Western Conference champion Golden State adding superstar Kevin Durant in free agency this summer. [When reporters prodded the former Kansas star][1] ...

First taste of NBA Playoffs has Marcus Morris inspired this offseason

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/06/309029/ This past spring, Marcus Morris got his first taste of the NBA Playoffs. Now the Detroit forward wants to make sure his next trip to the postseason will feel more like a feast. Five years removed from his standout college career at Kansas, Morris finally reached the league’s biggest ...

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