'Hawks in the NBA

League-leading 3-point shooter Andrew Wiggins barely shoots from downtown on way to 47

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/14/311920/ You probably already knew former Kansas standout Andrew Wiggins was a better NBA player than many around the league. Take, I don’t know, every player who starts for the Los Angeles Lakers, for example. Wiggins is definitely better than Julius Randle, Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov, D’Angelo Russell and Nick ...

Andrew Wiggins — Not just a dunker anymore?

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/09/311744/ With the growing buzz emanating from Philadelphia thanks to Joel Embiid, it’s become easy of late to overlook another former Kansas basketball player on his way to NBA stardom. Also overshadowed on his own team by superstar-in-the-making Karl-Anthony Towns, perhaps Andrew Wiggins did enough in his first two years ...

Joel Embiid instant fan favorite in Philly, where he scored 20 in debut

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/27/311386/ The future has arrived. Joel Embiid made his official NBA debut Wednesday night and did not disappoint. After two full seasons of watching from the sidelines and rehabbing foot injuries, the 7-foot-2 phenom dazzled on his Philadelphia launch date, the 2016-17 regular-season home opener. Embiid scored 20 points, grabbed, ...

Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this NBA season — Part 3

Benton Smith

> As the 82-game, nearly six-month-long > marathon known as the NBA regular > season begins this week, the league’s > 30 team rosters feature 15 players > from the University of Kansas. > > In order to get KU basketball fans up > to speed on what they should ...

Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this NBA season — Part 2

Benton Smith

> As the 82-game, nearly six-month-long > marathon known as the NBA regular > season begins this week, the league’s > 30 team rosters feature 15 players > from the University of Kansas. > > In order to get KU basketball fans up > to speed on what they should ...

Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this NBA season — Part 1

Benton Smith

> As the 82-game, nearly six-month-long > marathon known as the NBA regular > season begins this week, the league’s > 30 team rosters feature 15 players > from the University of Kansas. > > In order to get KU basketball fans up > to speed on what they should ...

Thomas Robinson trying to earn roster spot with Lakers

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/17/311134/ No stranger to adversity, Thomas Robinson might be in for a few of the most stressful days of his professional career. A bonafide college basketball star by the time he finished up at Kansas in 2012, Robinson months later became the No. 5 overall pick in the NBA Draft. ...

Joel Embiid finally makes 76ers debut, two years after being drafted

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/05/310799/ Hey, everybody. Joel Embiid played basketball Tuesday night. Big deal, right? Well, for the 22-year-old center from Cameroon it actually was. Those familiar with Embiid know of his constant run of ailments dating back to his one-and-done season at Kansas. A back injury robbed the promising young big man ...

Cliff Alexander fighting to make Orlando’s roster

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/04/310786/ He went undrafted. In the offseason following his rookie year, he got cut. Cliff Alexander’s fight to make it in the NBA continues this month, as he plays in the preseason for Orlando. For the time being, rosters league-wide are overflowing with options. Soon, though, that will change, as ...

Markieff Morris' Washington Wizards open camp in uncomfortable territory

Matt Tait

When newly acquired power forward Markieff Morris realized where the Washington Wizards were hosting this year's preseason training camp, bad memories instant began flooding his mind. See, the Wizards are conducting this year's camp at the home arena of Virginia Commonwealth University, the same VCU that knocked Morris and the ...

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