'Hawks in the NBA

How close is free agent Mario Chalmers to returning to the NBA?

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/14/300658/ Mario Chalmers hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since he tore his right Achilles while playing for Memphis nearly a year ago. But the former Kansas star considers his return to the league imminent. During a lengthy interview with [The Summer Podcast][1] this week, Chalmers, currently a free agent, ...

Markieff Morris playing ‘out of his mind’ for surging Wizards

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/15/314543/ A couple months back, the Washington didn’t look like a playoff team. The Wizards dropped eight of their first 10 games, leading many to assume they would flounder and miss the postseason for a second straight year. However, few teams in the NBA are as hot as Washington these ...

Tarik Black earns master's degree, plans to start own foundation

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/02/313306/ Tarik Black only spent one season playing for Kansas, but he quickly became a fan favorite. After leaving Memphis as a graduate transfer, Black played 13.5 minutes per game in his senior year, mostly playing behind Joel Embiid. But since his time in Lawrence, Black has continued to maximize ...

Report: Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich to work out with Cleveland

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/31/314149/ LeBron James isn’t happy with the state of Cleveland’s roster, what with the defending NBA champions going 7-8 in January. Perhaps adding a former Kansas basketball player to the mix will appease The King. [ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports][1] a pair of free-agent Jayhawks, Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich, will ...

Joel Embiid thought he deserved an All-Star spot

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/27/314061/ One of the more popular young players in the NBA, Philadelphia rookie center Joel Embiid didn’t take it too personally when the league’s coaches failed to select him as one of seven reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team. While the fans gave Embiid the third-most votes among East ...

How Joel Embiid's numbers stack up against other potential East all-stars

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/25/314022/ Beaten out by sixth-year Chicago veteran Jimmy Butler for the final frontcourt starting spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team last week, rookie NBA sensation Joel Embiid will learn Thursday night whether the league’s coaches have voted him onto the team as a reserve. Seven roster spots remain — ...

Watch Andrew Wiggins bury game-winning jumper to cap 31-point night

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/24/314014/ Hey, remember that guy who played basketball at Kansas with Joel Embiid a few years ago? Andrew Somethingorother, I think his name was. Canadian kid. What ever happened to him? Oh, yeah. Andrew Wiggins. With soon-to-be Rookie of the Year and reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week Embiid ...

What are Joel Embiid's chances of making all-star team as rookie?

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/17/313812/ The more Joel Embiid plays, the more the NBA Rookie of the Year-in-waiting amazes the Philadelphia fan base and observers league-wide. The former Kansas big man has scored 20 or more points in his previous nine starts — all while playing between 24 to 30 minutes of 48-minute-long games. ...

First All-Star voting returns show Joel Embiid 4th among East frontcourt players

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/05/313400/ The NBA released the first fan voting returns for the 2017 All-Star Game and former Kansas center Joel Embiid is on the cusp of breaking into the top three spots among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. The Philadelphia rookie received 221,984 votes at the first checkpoint, garnering more fan support ...

How Kelly Oubre Jr. infuriated a gym full of strangers in Dallas

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/04/313363/ Kelly Oubre Jr. doesn’t need any fans in the Dallas area, and apparently on his recent road trip with the Washington Wizards to the metroplex Oubre actually created some haters. Oubre interrupted a noon pickup game at a YMCA, enraging the locals who had taken time out of their ...

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