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Thomas Robinson goes for double-double in first career start

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/18/283855/ Hold off on that missing person report for Thomas Robinson. The Portland Trail Blazers gave their third-year forward a chance Wednesday night, and boy did he respond. In the first start of the former Kansas star’s NBA career, Robinson went for a double-double (15 points, 16 rebounds) in 29 ...

Time for Ben McLemore to shine

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/16/283757/ Rarely does the NBA spotlight shine toward small-market Sacramento. Right now, it’s pointed to the home of the Kings for all the wrong reasons. What better time for second-year shooting guard Ben McLemore to help turn a negative into a positive? Sacramento’s front office has been pummeled with scrutiny ...

Andrew Wiggins growing into starring role with T'wolves

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/11/283524/ Bad news, rest of the NBA. This Andrew Wiggins kid might be the real deal. Obviously, we shouldn’t make too much out of one or two strong showings, but the Minnesota Timberwolves and their fans have to be thrilled with what the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 ...

Pierce beats Boston, moves up all-time scoring list

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/09/283437/ Paul Pierce’s name, for so many reasons, still conjures up images of Celtics green. So it’s only appropriate the 17-year veteran reached another NBA milestone against Boston Monday night. Now in his first year with Washington, following a one-season cameo with Brooklyn, Pierce and the Wizards not only knocked ...

Rookie of the Year watch: Wiggins vs. Parker

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/02/283104/ Only a month into the 2014-15 season, it’s becoming abundantly clear the chase for NBA Rookie of the Year is a two-horse race — or, to get specific, a one-Buck-and-one-Timberwolve race. It’s 19-year-old Kansas University one-and-done Andrew Wiggins versus 19-year-old Duke one-and-done Jabari Parker. Milwaukee’s No. 2 overall pick ...

Jeff Withey: Not just a shot-blocker anymore

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/nov/24/282671/ Get ready to have your mind blown. This is a blog about a blog. We have second-year NBA center Jeff Withey, of the New Orleans Pelicans, to thank for this meta experience. http://twitter.com/JeffWithey/status/536254098971308032 Last week, Kansas University’s all-time block king (311) started up his own blog — f[ood and ...

2014-15 season outlook: Jeff Withey

Benton Smith

*Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring.* *Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: The at times seemingly never-ending NBA regular season is in full effect.* *Thankfully for us, all we have to do is sit back, watch and ...

2014-15 season outlook: Andrew Wiggins

Benton Smith

*Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring.* *Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: The at times seemingly never-ending NBA regular season is at hand.* *The first handful of games tipped off this past week, marking the start of ...

2014-15 season outlook: Brandon Rush

Benton Smith

*Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring.* *Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: The at times seemingly never-ending NBA regular season is at hand.* *The first handful of games tipped off Tuesday, and nearly every other team played ...

2014-15 season outlook: Thomas Robinson

Benton Smith

*Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring.* *Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: The at times seemingly never-ending NBA regular season is at hand.* *The first handful of games tipped off Tuesday, and nearly every other team played ...

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