'Hawks in the NBA

Report: Thomas Robinson to sign with Brooklyn Nets

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/23/287355/ About that [Thomas Robinson to Denver trade][1]. Yeah, it happened. But, no, the 23-year-old former Kansas standout won’t be playing for the Nuggets. In the hours that followed Robinson getting dealt from Portland to Denver on Thursday, rumors of a possible buyout of his contract emerged. By Sunday, the ...

Thomas Robinson dealt to Denver Nuggets

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/19/287142/ It’s official. Thomas Robinson is headed to Denver, meaning the third-year power forward is about to play for his fourth team. But the deal was not for Wilson Chandler, [as early rumors indicated][1]. [Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday, a few hours before the NBA trade deadline][2], the former Kansas ...

Thomas Robinson subject of trade rumor with deadline approaching; and would Kings move Ben McLemore?

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/18/287102/ Believe it or not, sometimes life in the NBA isn’t easy. Especially if you’re a valuable asset when the league’s trade deadline approaches. Just ask Washington’s journeyman power forward, Drew Gooden. Actually, [BleacherReport.com did][1], given that the former Grizzly/Magic/Cavalier/Bull/King/Spur/Maverick/Clipper/Buck has played for 10 franchises and been traded on six ...

Andrew Wiggins lone KU representative for All-Star Weekend

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/11/286725/ Looking for a ’Hawks in the NBA fix this All-Star Weekend? Your options are limited. That is, you only have one. Of the 15 Kansas basketball players currently active in the Association, only one earned a spot in the league’s myriad of made-for-TV events this weekend in New York. ...

Nick Collison owes much of NBA longevity to time at KU

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/feb/02/286202/ In the midst of his 11th season in the NBA, Nick Collison gives much of the credit for his ability to stick around and contribute for so long to growing up around the game and his time as a Kansas Jayhawk. Collison recently spoke about his pre-professional days in ...

Rookie of Year frontrunner Andrew Wiggins has room to grow

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jan/26/285826/ There are still 30-plus games to go in Andrew Wiggins’ first NBA season, but we all know what’s coming at the end of it for the budding Minnesota star. The 2014 No. 1 pick out of Kansas is in a one-man race for Rookie of the Year after Milwaukee’s ...

Tarik Black fitting in with Lakers

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jan/20/285443/ Boy, are the Los Angeles Lakers glad Houston picked up Josh Smith. This, of course, has nothing to do with the Western Conference standings — the Lakers are 12-30 and basically irrelevant in terms of the eventual postseason. [But the Rockets had to waive Tarik Black in order to ...

Jacque Vaughn focused on coaching Magic, not rumors or speculation

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jan/12/284907/ When Jacque Vaughn accepted the position of head coach of the Orlando Magic before the 2012-13 season, he knew the organization had a long way to go to reach respectability. The former Kansas point guard, who went on to play 12 seasons in the NBA with Utah, Atlanta, Orlando, ...

Marcus Morris loses cool, yells at Suns head coach

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jan/08/284726/ Well, now we know who the evil Morris twin is. Because neither Marcus nor Markieff wears a sinister mustache, there used to be no way to tell. The typically laid back twins who first teamed up at Kansas in college before reuniting in the NBA with Phoenix live together, ...

Sixers coach sees some Tim Duncan in Joel Embiid

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jan/05/284537/ One of these days, Philadelphia 7-footer Joel Embiid will bring more to the 76ers than pre-game and video-board entertainment. http://twitter.com/JoelEmbiid/status/540361339584385024 After suffering [a fracture in his right foot prior to the NBA Draft][1], the rookie out of Kansas has been on a slow and steady path to rehabilitation. While ...

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