'Hawks in the NBA

Wayne Selden makes NBA debut with Pelicans, receives starting spot

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/26/305480/ About a week after signing a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, former Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. certainly has earned some opportunities to play at the sport’s highest level. Selden made his NBA debut Tuesday — receiving a spot in the start lineup alongside the likes of ...

Wayne Selden Jr. about to get first crack in NBA with New Orleans

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/07/315154/ His post-college plans didn’t go exactly how he hoped after Wayne Selden Jr. left Kansas a year early to turn pro, but more than eight moths after going un-drafted, it looks like the athletic guard is about to get his first crack at the NBA. According to various reports ...

Joel Embiid out for season, but could still win Rookie of Year

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/01/314961/ Since the NBA began handing out Rookie of the Year awards back in 1953, no winner has played in fewer than 50 games during the season in which he won it. Philadelphia center Joel Embiid just might turn out to be the first. [As many anticipated][1], following the Sixers’ ...

Sixers could "Trust the Process" and shut Joel Embiid down for season

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/28/314915/ The NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in November, December and January, Joel Embiid’s February came and went without him playing in a single game for Philadelphia. What’s more, at this point, it’s unclear if he’ll be back on the court in March or April. The former Kansas ...

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 — ...

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