'Hawks in the NBA

Cole Aldrich goes from DNP's to key bench producer with Clippers

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/19/302065/ What has gotten into Cole Aldrich? The sixth-year big man out of Kansas who spent most of November and December not even checking into games for his new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, has turned into a bit of a force off the bench. The Clippers’ coach and general ...

Mario Chalmers hits wild game-winner for Memphis

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/14/301867/ The more Mario Chalmers plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, the more it seems getting traded from Miami might be the best thing that’s happened to his career since LeBron James showed up in South Beach. Currently a starter for Memphis — in place of injured Mike Conley the past ...

Christmas Day viewers' guide for KU hoops fans

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As the NBA showcases five Christmas Day games, Kansas basketball fans looking to mix in some Jayhawks with their holiday festivities will have a chance to catch a glimpse of as many as seven former KU players. Here’s a rundown of ’Hawks in the NBA taking the court while most ...

Disgruntled Markieff Morris tosses towel at Suns coach, earns 2-game suspension

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/24/301098/ It doesn’t look like Markieff Morris and Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek will be exchanging Christmas cards this year. Upset Wednesday night when his coach subbed him out of the game in the fourth quarter of what would become another Suns loss, Morris threw a towel toward Hornacek while yelling ...

Joel Embiid easing into another season of basketball rehab

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/23/301093/ Not much basketball joy exists in the realm of Philadelphia 76ers fans these days. And who could blame them? The Sixers have won exactly one game in 30 tries — the worst start to a season in NBA history — as the franchise trudges on through a self-imposed rebuilding ...

Undermanned Wizards starting rookie Kelly Oubre Jr.

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/21/300990/ Twenty-year-old rookie Kelly Oubre Jr. didn’t figure into Washington’s plans when the season began. The Wizards hoped to bring the 6-foot-7 forward out of Kansas along slowly and develop him away from the spotlight of actual NBA games. That idea got altered — at least temporarily — when the ...

Mario Chalmers receives hero's welcome in return to Miami

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/14/300658/ Mario Chalmers returned to Miami Sunday, marking his first time playing at his former home arena since the Heat shipped him to Memphis in early November. The way his former organization treated Chalmers, who had played every game of his career with Miami before the deal, one would think ...

Markieff Morris' days with Phoenix might be numbered

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/10/300489/ Unlike his brother Marcus, [thriving on a new team this season][1], it seems doubtful Markieff Morris is too thrilled with his situation in Phoenix right now. Then again, his basketball troubles could only be temporary. Morris’ days as a member of the Suns might be numbered. Although the 6-foot-10 ...

Pistons trust Marcus Morris, who is having breakout season

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/nov/06/298936/ It’s safe to say Marcus Morris has recovered from the initial disappointment of getting traded from Phoenix and leaving behind his twin brother, Markieff. Through 22 games with his new team, the Detroit Pistons, Marcus Morris is well on his way to the best season of his career, since ...

Year No. 3 off to troubling start for Ben McLemore

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/nov/02/298791/ Sure, the 82-game grind that is the NBA season barely has begun. But so far, there are some signs that third-year shooting guard Ben McLemore could be in for a disappointing season. Really, issues began to emerge in the preseason, when the 2013 one-and-done lottery pick out of Kansas ...

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