'Hawks in the NBA

Multi-skilled Joel Embiid cooks Lakers for 46 points on career night

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/16/320801/ Joel Embiid once again reminded the NBA of his massive potential Wednesday night in Los Angeles, where Philadelphia’s 7-foot-2 phenom cooked the Lakers for a a career-best performance. Still in just his second season out of Kansas, Embiid’s new personal bests of 46 points, seven assists, seven blocks, 14 ...

Andrew Wiggins goes glass at the buzzer for game-winning 3-pointer at OKC

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/23/320147/ Maybe that Andrew Wiggins guy will turn out to be worth every penny of his recently inked five-year, $148 million extension. While most sports fans nationally were locked in to an NFL Sunday and those locally obsessed over the Kansas basketball team’s Border War exhibition victory, an off-the-radar NBA ...

Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 5-1

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/18/320003/ It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush just got ...

Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 10-6

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/18/319979/ It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush just got ...

Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 16-11

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/17/319960/ It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush just got ...

Joel Embiid inks massive extension with 76ers; Good move or bad move by Philly?

Matt Tait

https://twitter.com/JoelEmbiid/status/917602094223450112 By now, you surely all have heard about the massive contract signed by former Kansas center Joel Embiid, who on Monday inked a five-year, $148 million contract to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers. Not bad for a guy who has played in just 31 NBA games since leaving Kansas ...

Six former Kansas standouts entering free agency

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/29/317853/ It’s safe to assume NBA executives and head coaches won’t be jostling for position at the front doors of any former Kansas basketball players before the stroke of midnight Friday night, when it officially becomes July 1 and the league’s anticipated free agency period commences. But some of the ...

Paul Pierce makes list of top 40 NBA players of past 40 seasons

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/may/18/291731/ Debating where basketball players rank in the annals of history is a time-honored tradition in the NBA — like Marv Albert yelling “Yes” on a broadcast or the Los Angeles Clippers failing to advance past the second round of the playoffs. So you can imagine the arguments ignited by ...

Joel Embiid re-imagined as 'Game of Thrones' character in new video

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jan/25/314022/ If you ever wondered what former Kansas big man Joel Embiid would look like in George R. R. Martin’s fictional world of Westeros, you now have your answer — in cartoon form at least. Finally, after four seasons worth of parodies, BleacherReport’s NBA-meets-“Game of Thrones” mash-up is trusting the ...

Joel Embiid expects to be back playing basketball in 2-3 weeks

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/may/16/316915/ Philadelphia’s favorite 7-foot-2 Cameroonian is returning to the court soon. Even though the Sixers don’t have a game on their schedule for more than five months, any time Joel Embiid has good news on his basketball well being, it qualifies as a significant development for the potential franchise center. ...

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