rebounds assists – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 18:28:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eight-fut.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T105543.185-150x150.png rebounds assists – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ 32 32 Exum talks Boomers’ future with Simmons, Giddey’s NBA success and Ingles’ return /News https://eight-fut.com/exum-talks-boomers-future-with-simmons-giddeys-nba-success-and-ingles-return-news/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 18:40:01 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/exum-talks-boomers-future-with-simmons-giddeys-nba-success-and-ingles-return-news/ Dante Exum enjoyed breaking the curse in major international competitions with the Australian national team. But after winning bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, baby boomers aren’t going to stop. Dante Exum MINI: 17.64 PLS : 7.08 (65.06%) REC: 2.92 As: 1 ST: 0.15 BL: 0.31 FOR: 0.77 GM: 13 They want gold at the FIBA […]]]>

Dante Exum enjoyed breaking the curse in major international competitions with the Australian national team. But after winning bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, baby boomers aren’t going to stop.

Dante Exum

Dante Exum

MINI: 17.64
PLS : 7.08 (65.06%)
REC: 2.92
As: 1
ST: 0.15
BL: 0.31
FOR: 0.77
GM: 13

They want gold at the FIBA ​​World Cup 2023 and the Paris Olympics 2024. To achieve this goal, they have some intriguing new weapons.

“We won’t let that stop us,” the Boomers agreed after a painful semi-final loss in Tokyo to Team USA.

Australia gained 15 points in the second quarter as baby boomers prepared to handle America’s biggest upset in nearly 20 years. But they lost their lead in the third and missed 78-97.

Baby boomers again faced another potential setback. Until the Tokyo Olympics, the Australians reached the semi-finals four times, but all four campaigns ended up losing two games and going home without medals.

This time veterans Patty Mills, Joe Ingles and Matthew Dellavedova couldn’t handle such a painful scenario that would leave their hearts bleeding for another four years.

Mills had the game of his life against Slovenia with Luka Doncic, and his performance of 42 points and 9 assists lifted the Australian national team to the first-ever Olympic podium.

The Australians were off to an epic celebration that left them savoring all the pressure after all those years of chasing medals in major competitions.

But the young Boomer guns are eager to go further. Gold is their main objective.

“It didn’t start at the Tokyo Olympics,” Exum told BasketNews Talks. “It’s been a few years now. Even when I first played in 2014 and we were in Spain playing the World Cup. We knew we had a good team and we could do something. That we could win a medal. But every time we seem to miss.”

“We would always do well, and it’s just that there was this game that we would lose,” he admitted. “You saw it at the World Cup in China. Anyone in that tournament would say Australia should definitely win a medal. But they just happened to lose the last two games.”

“And I think going to the Tokyo Olympics was just determination. Not just new guys or guys that hadn’t been in the program as much. But just watching Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova, what it meant to them to put on their Boomers jersey to go out and represent the country,” Exum added.

“Matisse Thybulle was never on the program. Ask him about the Boomers now, and he’ll tell you he’ll play whenever he can. So it’s just a different culture. It’s a different, different way to play. and I want to play. And yeah, it was just an amazing thing to be a part of.”

“I’m looking forward to the World Cup next year. And then the Olympics in Paris. It’s going to be exciting. Hopefully we can get gold. That’s the goal,” concluded Exum.

Although the basketball world has fallen in love with the Boomer generation, including Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova and others, Aussies will soon have more intriguing new weapons.

The promising slate begins with 19-year-old NBA rookie Josh Giddey. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists in the best league in the world.

“He’s been amazing,” Exum said. “He’s taken so many steps in his game. It was the only thing when he was around the Boomers campaign last summer. I said to him, go for it. You know your strengths. You know what to do . So go ahead and play.”

“He played to his strengths. The fact that he’s a bigger guard gives him the ability to do that,” Exum added. “He’s obviously the guy who makes the biggest jump for sure.”

Matisse Thybulle, 25, has already established himself as one of the best defenders on the NBA perimeter.

There is the second Dallas Mavericks student, Josh Green, who is 21 years old. Jock Landale, 26, is also struggling for his role with the San Antonio Spurs.

On top of that, 25-year-old Ben Simmons still wasn’t dressed for the Boomers at the Olympics or the World Cup.

“I’ve spoken to Ben a lot about it (about the future). And yes, he wants to play,” Exum confirmed.

Ten years ago, Exum and Simmons won silver for Australia at the 2012 FIBA ​​U17 World Championship in Kaunas.

He understands what his friend is going through right now, but Exum expects to see him with Boomers when the time comes.

“There are different things going on in people’s lives. I was injured coming into the Tokyo campaign. I was injured way too much so I just want to play. But you know, I think there’s a lot of decisions that come into play.”

“Everyone who has spoken to Ben and been around Ben knows he wants to play. When the time is right, he will play,” Exum added.

The veterans should still be there for one last chance at Olympic gold.

Patty Mills will be 36 on the last day of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Joe Ingles, who suffered a torn ACL, will be 35.

“After everything I’ve been through, I don’t ever want to see anyone get hurt again,” Exum said of Ingles. “He’s been healthy for a lot of his career. I know he’s had problems, but he’s played a record number of games in a row. So that’s something he’s definitely not. not used to.”

“It’s kind of sad that it’s like that, you know, he had to be traded and everything. I know he loves Jazz. I was there with him. But I know he’s going to come back stronger than never.”

“He’s going to be ready for the World Cup. He’s going to be ready for the Olympics. And yeah, it’s going to be fun.”

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College Roundup: NCCC Basketball Teams Drop in Tournament Openers | Sports https://eight-fut.com/college-roundup-nccc-basketball-teams-drop-in-tournament-openers-sports/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 02:39:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/college-roundup-nccc-basketball-teams-drop-in-tournament-openers-sports/ NJCAA Division II National Championship pursuits came to an abrupt end Tuesday night for Niagara County Community College basketball teams. The women lost 75-50 to North Central Missouri in Port Huron, Michigan before the men were dropped by Henry Ford, 86-79, in Danville, Illinois. Gabby McDuffie scored 23 points for the ninth-seeded Women (28-4), who […]]]>

NJCAA Division II National Championship pursuits came to an abrupt end Tuesday night for Niagara County Community College basketball teams.

The women lost 75-50 to North Central Missouri in Port Huron, Michigan before the men were dropped by Henry Ford, 86-79, in Danville, Illinois.

Gabby McDuffie scored 23 points for the ninth-seeded Women (28-4), who shot 27.8 percent from the floor and hit just two 3-pointers. Alaina Forbes added eight points, passing Newfane’s Paige Emborsky for second place in program history and moving 11 points off Michelle Milleville’s program record of 1,029 set in 1998.

Forbes will have a chance to break the record at 11 a.m. Thursday, when the NCCC moves into the consolation group to face 16th seed Dakota Bottineau (21-13), who lost 77-47 to top seed Kirkwood at the first round. The T-wolves can play up to three more games, and three wins would mean a seventh-place finish.

Nora Ford scored a game-high 26 points for No. 8 NC Missouri (25-5), hitting single three-over-3s at N-Trip. Maci Moore (13 points, 13 rebounds) and Kennadie Crowe (10 points, 13 rebounds) both added double-doubles.

The 10th-seeded NCCC men (26-8), a No. 10 seed, beat No. 7 Ford (26-7) at the Thunderwolves Classic in December. They were on course for another victory Tuesday, up 7 before allowing a 15-0 run in three minutes in the second half.

Allen Fordham led N-Trip with 18 points and eight rebounds. Lamar Lovelace added 17 points, all in the first half. LaMarqus Merchand Jr. had 16 points, 7 boards and four assists while Jamond Jones had 11 points.

Mak Manciel scored a game-high 21 points for Henry Ford, who shot 52.5% from the floor and had six in double figures.

Like the women, the NCCC men will move on to the consolation group, taking on 15th-seeded Muskegon (19-9) at noon Thursday.

Daemen’s season ends with a regional final

The race is over for Jenepher Banker and women’s basketball Daemen.

The Grand Island native led her eighth-seeded Wildcats to the NCAA Division II East Regional Championship on Monday night, where they fell to seventh-seeded Pace University 67-65.

Katie Titus delivered a monster effort with 27 points and 15 rebounds and made the All-Regional team with teammate Tiara Filbert (11 points, six rebounds, five assists). Also on the team was Pace’s Lauren Schetter, who tied Titus with 27 points Monday night.

Daemen ends his season with a 22-5 record while Pace (25-7) advances to the Elite Eight. It was the second time in three seasons the Wildcats had reached 20 wins.

Hammond is on the NABC All-Distract Team

On Tuesday, Niagara University senior Marcus Hammond was named District 1 First Team by the National Basketball Coaches Association.

Hammond was joined in the first team by fellow Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference stars Tyson Jolly and Nelly Junior Joseph, both of Iona. Jose Perez (Manhattan), George Papas (Monmouth), KC Ndefo (Saint Peter’s) and Colby Rogers (Siena) made the second team.

Hammond led the Purple Eagles in points (18.1 ppg), which also finished second in MAAC. He was a three-time MAAC Player of the Week winner and finished the season third in the conference in 3-point field goals per game (2.3), sixth in free throw percentage (83.1%) , ninth in 3-point field goal percentage. (37.0%) and 10th in assists (2.9 per game).

Grimshaw transferred from Niagara

The first of what is almost certain to be a handful of NU basketball transfers came from the women’s side as senior Kyra Grimshaw announced her decision on Twitter on Monday.

After playing sparingly in his first three seasons, Grimshaw has averaged 6.1 points in 30 games this season. She scored in double figures on six occasions, including a career-high 23 in an overtime win over rival Canisius on January 9.

HOCKEY

Niagara’s Harpur, Herrmann turns pro

Two Niagara University defensemen have signed professional contracts since their final seasons ended on March 5.

Chris Harpur and Zac Herrmann have both signed contracts with clubs in the East Coast Hockey League. Harpur joined the Orlando Solar Bears while Herrmann was picked up by Buffalo Sabers affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Harpur, Niagara’s captain, had 17 points (3 G, 14 A) in 35 games. The 6-foot-3, 201-pounder finished his NU career with the most games played (146) in program history.

Herrmann, a 6-foot, 185-pound Lancaster native, has scored five goals and 15 points in all 36 games this season.

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HBCU basketball teams that have won an NCAA Tournament game https://eight-fut.com/hbcu-basketball-teams-that-have-won-an-ncaa-tournament-game/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 19:21:46 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/hbcu-basketball-teams-that-have-won-an-ncaa-tournament-game/ The most exciting time in college basketball is upon us as the NCAA Tournament kicks off tonight with the top four. The Texas Southern Tigers will be in the top four, who will try to advance to the Round of 16 when they face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Last year, Texas Southern and Norfolk State made […]]]>

The most exciting time in college basketball is upon us as the NCAA Tournament kicks off tonight with the top four.

The Texas Southern Tigers will be in the top four, who will try to advance to the Round of 16 when they face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Last year, Texas Southern and Norfolk State made history by winning their respective first four games, marking the first time two HBCUs have won a game in the NCAA Tournament.

While the Tigers look to repeat history tonight, the Spartans have already qualified for the 64-team pool as they face the number one seed and defending NCAA champions Baylor Bears.

With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the times the HBCUs have won games in the NCAA Tournament.

1980 – Alcorn State

In SWAC’s first year of participation in the NCAA Tournament, when there were just 48 entrants, the Alcorn State Braves wasted no time in becoming the first HBCU men’s team to win a victory.

Led by Hall of Fame head coach Davey Whitney, the Braves were 28-1 overall and a perfect 12-0 record in the conference.

Their team included two-time SWAC Player of the Year and future NBA veteran Larry Smith, who averaged 20.1 points and 15.1 rebounds in 26 games.

Passing Southern and Grambling State in the conference tournament, Alcorn received the eighth seed in the Midwest Region against the South Alabama Jaguars in the first round.

The Braves entered the tournament on a 21-game winning streak and extended it to 22 games when they defeated South Alabama 70-62.

Smith was the star of the game for Alcorn State, finishing with 18 points and 17 rebounds, tied by junior center Eddie Baker who also had 18 points and junior guard EJ Bell with 16 points.

1983 – Alcorn State

Three years later, Alcorn State is now in its third NCAA tournament in four years, losing in the first round in 1982.

This time around, the Braves went 18-9 in the regular season and 10-4 against SWAC in beating Texas Southern to win the SWAC crown.

In the tournament, the Braves played in the play-in seeking the 12th and final seed in the Midwest Region by defeating Xavier 81-75.

Four players scored in double figures for Alcorn, led by second-year guard Michael Phelps who had 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, adding six interceptions.

1984 – Alcorn State

A year later, the Braves beat Texas Southern for the second straight year to win their third straight SWAC title.

They played in the play-in again this time against Houston Baptist to be the 12th seed in the Midwest Region.

Alcorn passed Houston Baptist winning 79-60 again led by Michael Phelps who scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting, adding five rebounds and three assists.

1993 – South

The first non-Alcorn State HBCU team to win a game in the The NCAA tournament was the Southern Jaguars in 1993.

Southern finished with the second-best record this season by beating regular-season champion Jackson State in the Conference Tournament 101-80 to claim the NCAA Tournament berth.

They entered as the 13-seeded West Region against the four-seeded Georgia Tech in the first round. After trailing at halftime, the Jags beat Georgia Tech 54-34 in the second half to win 93-78.

Also Read: Poll: Which HBCU Team Had the Biggest NCAA Tournament Upset, Southern, Coppin St., Hampton or Norfolk St.?

Southern was led by 1994 SWAC Player of the Year Jervaughn Scales, who filled the stat sheet with 27 points, 18 rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

Senior forward Leonard White also had a big game with 18 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and two blocks.

1997 – Coppin State

In 1997 we had the first MEAC team to win a game in the NCAA Tournament, the culprit being the Coppin State Eagles.

After finishing the regular season with the MEAC’s best record, Coppin defeated North Carolina A&T 81-74 to win the MEAC crown.

The Eagles won the tournament’s 15th seed over the second-seeded South Carolina Gamecocks in the first round.

Coppin shocked the world by upsetting South Carolina 78-65, becoming the third 15-seeded player to win an NCAA tournament game since expanding to 16 teams per region in 1985.

Danny Singletary led the Eagles off the bench in the game with 22 points and five steals, followed by Antoine Brockington with 20 points and three steals.

The Eagles nearly became the first HBCU to move to the Sweet 16 but fell short to the Texas Longhorns 82-81.

2001-Hampton

Four years after Coppin State’s massive win, the Hampton Pirates earned their own victory in the 2001 NCAA Tournament.

Hampton had the MEAC’s best record this season crossing the conference tournament beating Morgan State, Norfolk State and South Carolina State by an average margin of 17 points.

The Pirates received the 15th seed in the West Region against Iowa State, a two-seeded team led by future NBA point guard Jamaal Tinsley.

In a close outing, Hampton escaped with a 58-57 victory with MEAC Player of the Year Tarvis Williams recording 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks.

2004 – Florida A&M

Florida A&M’s road to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 was far more difficult than the teams that came before them.

The Rattlers finished the regular season with an 11-16 overall record and a 10-8 MEAC record, the fifth-best record in the conference.

FAMU eliminated co-regular season champions South Carolina State and Coppin State en route to securing a berth in the tournament.

They opened March Madness as the only play-in game beating Lehigh 72-57 to claim sole possession of the 16 seed in the St. Louis area.

Senior guard Terrence Woods spearheaded the Rattlers’ victory with 24 points and five steals.

2010 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff

In the last year before the NCAA Tournament instituted the First Four, the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions became the last team to win what was called the play-in in 2010.

UAPB finished the regular season with a 14-15 record including 14-4 against SWAC in defeating Texas Southern to win the conference title.

In the play-in, the Golden Lions beat Winthrop 61-44 to fight their way to the 64-team field in the South Region before losing to eventual champion Duke in the first round.

2012 – Norfolk State Spartans

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The 2012 Norfolk State Spartans are the last HBCU team to win an NCAA Tournament Round of 16 game.

The Spartans were the worst in first history, going from a 10-19 record in the 2011 season to a 26-10 record in the 2012 season.

They were led by MEAC Player of the Year Kyle O’Quinn who was the conference rebounder and shot blocker.

Norfolk defeated Bethune-Cookman to win the MEAC and received the 15th seed in the West Region of the tournament over two-seeded Missouri.

In a close contest, the Spartans survived the 86-84 victory by pulling off the major upset with O’Quinn shining once again with 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting, adding 14 rebounds and two blocks.

Meanwhile, Pendarvis Williams and Chris McEachin each scored 20 points in the game.

2013 – North Carolina A&T

The North Carolina A&T Aggies’ unlikely run to the MEAC title saw them finish the regular season in the middle of the pack tied for the sixth-best record in the conference.

The Aggies cruised through Florida A&M, North Carolina Central, Delaware State and Morgan State to win the conference for the first time in 18 years.

They were also the first team in five years to advance from the first round of the MEAC tournament to win the title.

NCAT continued its unlikely run to the NCAA Tournament by winning 73-72 in the top four over Liberty, becoming the undisputed 16th seed in the Midwest Region.

2015—Hampton

Like North Carolina A&T, the 2015 Hampton Pirates also won the MEAC after a less than spectacular regular season finishing sixth in the conference.

After wins over Morgan State, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Norfolk State and Delaware State, the Pirates secured their NCAA Tournament berth in the top four against Manhattan.

Hampton continued his good fortune by beating Manhattan 74-64 before losing to the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats, who featured a team loaded with future NBA All-Stars Devin Booker and Karl Anthony-Towns among others. future NBA talent.

2018 – South Texas

Prior to last year, Texas Southern was the last team to win a game in the NCAA Tournament.

After winning their third SWAC title in the past four seasons, the Tigers added a fourth in 2018 by beating Arkansas Pine-Bluff to punch their ticket to the big dance.

Texas Southern faced North Carolina Central in the top four, which is the only time to date that two HBCUs have faced each other in the NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers emerged 64-46 winners with a 25-point performance from Demontrae Jefferson.

Tonight, Texas Southern could join Alcorn State, becoming the second HBCU team to win three games overall in NCAA Tournament history.

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Kentucky’s Best Basketball Players: Kentucky’s All-Time Starting 5 https://eight-fut.com/kentuckys-best-basketball-players-kentuckys-all-time-starting-5/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 22:20:28 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/kentuckys-best-basketball-players-kentuckys-all-time-starting-5/ Here’s a stat for you: The Kentucky Wildcats produced 43 NBA draft picks since John Calipari took over as head coach of the program in 2009. To put that into perspective, Duke, the next closest school, has produced 28. Clearly Lexington, Ky., is the place to go for young high school players with NBA aspirations. […]]]>

Here’s a stat for you: The Kentucky Wildcats produced 43 NBA draft picks since John Calipari took over as head coach of the program in 2009. To put that into perspective, Duke, the next closest school, has produced 28. Clearly Lexington, Ky., is the place to go for young high school players with NBA aspirations. .

I would be remiss to say that the University of Kentucky is nothing more than an NBA factory. The Bluegrass-country team has pride of place among blue bloods in college basketball. His Continue speaks for itself: Eight national championships, 17 Final Fours, 59 NCAA Tournament appearances and 33 SEC titles. Only UCLA has more national championships, and only UCLA and North Carolina have more Final Four appearances.



From Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall to Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith and Cal, Kentucky has as illustrious a hoops history as anyone. Naturally, with so much success, that means several phenomenal basketball players have stepped onto the Rupp Arena floor. But who would be the program’s all-time starting lineup?

I could choose any current NBA players and have a starting five that would put most schools to shame. However, this is Kentucky we’re talking about, and historic players deserve just as much recognition as those from the Calipari era. So let’s go.

Here are Kentucky’s all-time starting five.

Kentucky Basketball’s All-Time Starting 5

Guard: John Wall (2009-10)

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John Wall was the nation’s most electric player in his only college basketball season. Like Anthony Davis, Wall was also the SEC Player of the Year, SEC Rookie of the Year, and a consensus First-Team All-American. Not bad for a diaper dandy.

The point guard, along with DeMarcus Cousins ​​and Eric Bledsoe, were the first of many elite prospects Calipari would bring to Lexington. Wall was the crown jewel, however, and used his blistering speed to average 16.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

His insane athleticism, goalscoring and passing abilities make him the perfect guy to run the show.

Guard: Tony Delk (1992-96)

Kentucky shooter Tony Delk shoots at Virginia Tech in 1996.
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It’s never a bad thing to have more shots, and there’s no better shooter in Kentucky history than Tony Delk. The shooting guard has shot 39.7% from downtown in his four-year career, including a ridiculous 44.3% as a senior.

Delk, along with Antoine Walker and Walter McCarty, headlined “The Untouchables” and led Big Blue Nation to their sixth national championship in 1996. The natty was the icing on the cake of an already incredible season for Delk, who went on to be named the NCAA Finals. Four Most Outstanding Players and already had an SEC Player of the Year award to his name.

Delk left Lexington as program all-time leader three-pointer with 283, a mark he still holds to this day.

Striker: Jamal Mashburn (1990-93)

Kentucky forward Jamal Mashburn prepares for a layup against Duke in the 1992 NCAA Tournament.
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RELATED: What Happened To Jamal Mashburn & Where Is He Now?

Pure and simple, Jamal Mashburn was a stallion during his three seasons at Kentucky. He had some good underclass years, but he really stepped up his game as a junior. That year he was a consensus All-American, SEC Player of the Year, and led the Wildcats to the 1993 Final Four, where they barely fell to Michigan’s Fab-Five.

Mashburn was a dynamic bucket-getter and left Kentucky as the fourth leading scorer in the program (he’s now sixth). Had he stayed for his senior season, he likely would have held the No. 1 spot.

Forward: Anthony Davis (2011-12)

Anthony Davis disputes a shot during the 2012 National Championship game against Kansas.
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Anthony Davis had one of the most dominant college basketball seasons in recent memory. For one, he was a defensive force and averaged an astonishing 4.7 blocks per game, which made it nearly impossible to get a clean look against him in the paint.

Second, you need look no further than his performance against Kansas in the 2012 national title game to gauge his impact. Davis scored just six points but had six shots and 16 rebounds en route to a 67-59 win. It’s rare to find a player who can make such a big difference without needing to score.

Third, the big man has won every conceivable award he could, such as National Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year, SEC Rookie of the Year, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player. remarkable from the NCAA Final Four to accompany the First-Team All-American and First-Team All-SEC nods.

As the catalyst for the Wildcats’ most recent national title run, Davis was a bona fide lock to make the all-time team.

Center: Dan Issel (1967-70)

Kentucky legend Dan Issel poses for a photo before facing LSU in 1970.
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I could very well defer to recency bias and put Karl-Anthony Towns here (believe me, it’s a hard omission being a Minnesota Timberwolves fan), but who would I be to leave probably the best player in the history of the program and a famous Basketball Hall of Member?

Like his fellow Wildcats in the lineup, Dan Issel received his fair share of individual recognition, such as being a two-time All-American and a three-time All-SEC. But, part of what makes Issel’s career standout, aside from being the program’s all-time leading scorer, is his cold rivalry with LSU star Pete Maravich.

Maravich averaged a ridiculous 44.2 points per game during his college career (he was obviously awesome, but let’s not forget his dad was the coach) while Issel averaged 25.9 points. per game, including 33.9 as a senior. Issel and Maravich were the top two SEC Players of the Year in each of their three seasons at their respective schools, with Maravich coming out on top each time. However, Issel had much more success as a team, with Kentucky making two Elite Eight appearances with a Sweet Sixteen.

“Pistol Pete” is widely regarded as the greatest college player of all time, but Issel measured up to him as well as anyone else. He was also exceptionally successful ABA and NBA career.

Off bench:

  • Cliff Hagan (1950-54)
  • Jack Givens (1974-78)
  • Kenny Walker (1982-86)
  • Anthony Walker (1994-96)
  • Karl Anthony Towns (2014-15)

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LeBron James drops 56 points in Lakers win over Warriors https://eight-fut.com/lebron-james-drops-56-points-in-lakers-win-over-warriors/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 05:55:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/lebron-james-drops-56-points-in-lakers-win-over-warriors/ At least for now, the Los Angeles Lakers have stopped the bleeding. You won’t be surprised to learn that it took LeBron James a huge night. The Lakers superstar almost single-handedly ended the team’s four-game losing streak on Saturday, leading a second-half rally to defeat the Golden State Warriors 124-116. James finished the game with […]]]>

At least for now, the Los Angeles Lakers have stopped the bleeding. You won’t be surprised to learn that it took LeBron James a huge night.

The Lakers superstar almost single-handedly ended the team’s four-game losing streak on Saturday, leading a second-half rally to defeat the Golden State Warriors 124-116. James finished the game with 56 points, the most he had ever scored in a single game in a Lakers uniform, on 19 of 31 shooting (6 of 11 from deep) with 10 rebounds and three assists.

The highlight came when the Lakers reduced what was once a 14-point deficit to six points midway through the fourth quarter. James threw three 3-pointers on three straight possessions, a personal 9-0 run to give Los Angeles the lead.

The exclamation point came a few minutes later, when James flew in for a dagger via alley-oop.

It was a vintage James night, and historic too. By Statuettehe is the first player in NBA history to have a 50-point game both before turning 21 and after turning 35.

When asked to describe the victory after the game, James was candid:

“Desperation. A four game losing streak, our season has been up and down. I would say desperation and inspiration, we played inspired basketball against a really good team. We needed this win.”

It’s hard to fault James for being desperate. You’ve probably heard of the Lakers’ struggles this season. Even with Saturday’s win, the team is still seven games under the .500 mark at 28-35 and in ninth place in the Western Conference.

Lakers’ struggles don’t go away with 1 win

Beyond the record, discord rages in the Lakers organization, especially around point guard Russell Westbrook, who amassed 20 points, four rebounds and four assists on Saturday. The Lakers were set to trade Westbrook at the deadline, a fact made even more awkward by the fact that James’ agents would be upset the team refused to include a 2027 first-round pick to wrap up the deal. ‘case.

Even on Saturday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there had been a push in the Lakers organization for head coach Frank Vogel, himself very much in the hot seat, to demote Westbrook from the starting lineup.

While all of this was going on, the Lakers languished on the field and in a very public way. Thanks to the wonders of nationally televised games, to which the Lakers are no strangers, the whole country had witnessed a 1-5 streak for the team entering Saturday. In total, the Lakers had lost 11 of their last 14.

The end result was speculation over James’ future with the team and mockery from the home crowd. A single win won’t change the shape of the season, but the Lakers will see every win as a hopeful turning point while they’re this low.

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Best Arkansas Basketball Players: Arkansas’ All-Time Starting 5 https://eight-fut.com/best-arkansas-basketball-players-arkansas-all-time-starting-5/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 15:19:37 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/best-arkansas-basketball-players-arkansas-all-time-starting-5/ Eric Musselman is building something special in Arkansas. In his three seasons at the head of the bench, Musselman recorded at least 20 victories. He has two top-10 wins to his name this year alone, proving the Razorbacks can compete with anyone in the country. Musselman has the ball rolling now, but the Arkansas Razorbacks […]]]>

Eric Musselman is building something special in Arkansas. In his three seasons at the head of the bench, Musselman recorded at least 20 victories. He has two top-10 wins to his name this year alone, proving the Razorbacks can compete with anyone in the country.

Musselman has the ball rolling now, but the Arkansas Razorbacks also have an illustrious hoops history. During the second half of the 20th century, mainly under the head coach Nolan Richardson, the Hogs were among college basketball’s elite teams. Need proof? Take a look at the rafters at Bud Walton Arena. You’ll see one national championship, one national title runner-up, six Final Four appearances, seven SEC tournament titles, and 24 regular-season conference titles.



This kind of resume just doesn’t happen without great players. Believe me, Arkansas has had plenty. But, if we could go back and search through the Razorbacks’ impressive collection of hoops, who would form the best starting lineup?

Let’s find out.

Arkansas Basketball’s All-Time Starting 5

Guard: Sidney Moncrief (1975-79)

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No fuss. Sidney Moncrief is the tallest player to step on the Arkansas hardwood. “The Squid” is the second top scorer in program history and the best rebounder of all time, which is impressive considering he was a 6-foot-3 guard. Additionally, he was the center of the 1978 Final Four team.

Moncrief and Corliss Williamson (we’ll get to that later) are the only two Arkansas players to retire their jerseys. The shooter then had a fantastic NBA career after his days in Fayetteville, too. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019.

Guard: Todd Day (1988-92)

Todd Day leads the way against Texas in 1992.
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Day and Moncrief would form a formidable backyard on talent alone, but I suspect they would have great chemistry as they had similar careers. They both led their team to the Final Four (Day led the 1990 team). They were both the program top scorer at one point (Day surpassed Moncrief’s 2,066 career points with 2,395 of his own – a mark that stands to this day) and they won SWC Player of the Year (Day in 1991, Moncrief in 1979).

The two-time American shooting guard averaged 18.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals on his four-year career. Besides his stats, Day was a winner, and for those reasons, he’s an obvious pick.

Striker: Corliss Williamson (1992-95)

Corliss Williamson celebrates his participation in the 1995 Final Four.
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Corliss Williamson carried the 1994 team on his back to a national championship. He was nothing short of amazing in March of that year, averaging 21.6 points and 8.2 rebounds in wins over North Carolina AT&T, Georgetown, Tulsa, Michigan, Arizona and Duke.

Winning a national championship is of course the ultimate prize in college basketball, but Williamson has also received his fair share of individual accolades. He was named NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 1994; he is a two-time SEC Player of the Year and a two-time All-American.

The striker also had a solid NBA career and was an active member of the Detroit Pistons team that won the title in 2004. As I mentioned before, Williams’ No. 34 jersey is the only uniform that was retired besides Moncreif’s.

Forward: Bobby Portis (2013-2015)

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How not to include Bobby Portis? The 6-foot-10 forward became a fan favorite during the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2021 NBA championship run. Before his professional success, Portis was a star for his national team.

The Little Rock native averaged 15 points and 7.9 rebounds per game during his time in Fayetteville and won the 2015 SEC Player of the Year award. That same year, he led the Hogs to their first NCAA Tournament in seven seasons.

Call him BP, Bobby Buckets or the mayor of Milwaukee, Portis shone at the college level and continues to do so in the NBA.

Center: Oliver Miller (1988-92)

Oliver Miller dunks against Murray State in the 1992 NCAA Tournament.
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Miller and Day were the anchors for one of the most successful stretches in Razorback history. We know about the 1990 Final Four, but the duo also led Arkansas to four straight regular-season conference titles and three conference tournament titles. Additionally, Day and Miller shared the SWC Player of the Year award in 1991, which is virtually unheard of for their teammates.

It’s odd to call a 6-foot-9, 280-pound man undersized, but Miller was a bit shorter than the average center. Nonetheless, he played a physical game and had great skills around the rim.

off the bench

  • Lee Mayberry (1988-92)
  • Joe Kleine (1981-85)
  • Alvin Robertson (1981-84)
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How former IU basketball players are doing in the NBA through February – The Daily Hoosier https://eight-fut.com/how-former-iu-basketball-players-are-doing-in-the-nba-through-february-the-daily-hoosier/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 11:00:49 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/how-former-iu-basketball-players-are-doing-in-the-nba-through-february-the-daily-hoosier/ Seven former IU basketball players have played or will play at the highest level during the 2021-22 NBA season. We will be monitoring their seasons with monthly updates. Below, we summarize their performance so far with NBA stats and ratings over the five months of the season and provide a brief update on each player. […]]]>

Seven former IU basketball players have played or will play at the highest level during the 2021-22 NBA season. We will be monitoring their seasons with monthly updates.

Below, we summarize their performance so far with NBA stats and ratings over the five months of the season and provide a brief update on each player.

(Stats are through March 1)

Victor Oladipo –Miami

Although the exact date is unknown, Victor Oladipo is aiming for a return to court later this month after a second knee operation. The 29-year-old is looking to enter his ninth season in the NBA.

In 2020-21, he played nine games for Indiana, 20 for Houston and four games for the Miami Heat before re-injuring his right knee, averaging 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4 .6 assists per game.

A former NBA All-Star, Oladipo’s 2018-19 season was cut short by a right knee injury. He returned almost a year later.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22: N / A

Eric Gordon –Houston

Eric Gordon is now in his sixth season with the Rockets, who currently sit last in the Western Conference standings with a 15-45 record. Overall, he is in his 14and season in the NBA.

In the month of February, Gordon averaged 12.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in six games played.

For the season, he’s shooting his highest percentage from the field by a margin of two percentage points.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games Started – 50/39

MPG – 29.6
Dot – 14.0
Rebounds – 2.0
Aids – 2.9
Blocks – 0.4
Flights – 0.5
FG% – .475 (career high)
3FG% – .412
FT% – 0.766

OG Anunoby –Toronto

Last season didn’t go the way the Raptors expected. After making the playoffs for seven straight seasons, that streak came to an end. They finished 27-45 overall and 12 seeded in the Eastern Conference.

However, this year was a different story. Not only are the Raptors in the hunt for the playoffs, as the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, but OG Anunoby is posting career numbers in many major statistical categories.

Now in his fifth year in the NBA, all with Toronto, the 24-year-old Anunoby’s solid play on both sides of the court will need to continue if the Raptors are to return to the playoffs. Unfortunately for him and the Raptors, Anunoby recently suffered a broken right ring finger and there is no timeline for his return.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games started – 42/42

MPG – 36.7 (career high)
Points – 17.5 (career high)
Rebounds – 5.5 (career tie)
Assists – 2.6 (career high)
Blocks – 0.6
Steals – 1.5 (career tie)
FG% – 0.436
3FG% – .351
FT% – .748

Thomas Bryant -Washington

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Last season Bryant suffered a torn ACL to his left knee in the first quarter of a 128-124 loss to the Miami Heat. The injury came at a time when Bryant was beginning to play regular basketball and was averaging career highs in minutes played and points per game.

Although not an ideal situation, Bryant recovered and was able to return to the field on January 12 in the Wizards’ 112-106 win over the Orlando Magic. He played 12 minutes and added six points.

His minutes have been limited but are getting longer and longer as he gets back to playing in NBA games, and Bryant, 24, has seen time both in the starting lineup and coming out from the bench.

With the Wizards currently the 11th seed and two games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the 10th seed, Bryant will play a major role in whether or not the Wizards succeed.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games Started – 9/19

MPG – 17.4
Points – 8.2
Rebounds – 4.0
Aids – 0.9
Blocks – 0.7
Flights – 0.3
FG% – 0.508
3FG% – .294
FT% – .852 (career high)

Cody Zeller – Free agent

After playing the first eight seasons of his career in Charlotte, Zeller joined the Portland Trail Blazers this season.

The 29-year-old served as a substitute, playing 27 games while averaging 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in just over 13 minutes per game.

However, Zeller was waived by Portland in early February and is currently a free agent.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games started – 27/0

MPG-13.1
Dot – 5.2
Rebounds – 4.6
Aids – 0.8
Blocks – 0.2
Flights – 0.3
FG% – 0.567
3FG% – .000
FT% – 0.776

Romeo Langford -San Antonio

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Langford played well for the Celtics last regular season. In the Celtics’ final two regular season games, Langford played 21 and 34 minutes respectively. He scored 8 points in a 124-108 win over Minnesota on May 15. Then, in a 96-92 loss to the New York Knicks on May 16, he scored a season-high 14 points to go along with 4 rebounds.

Hoping the good game could continue, Langford started the season playing important minutes off the bench for a Celtics team that is in playoff contention.

However, Langford was dealt to the San Antonio Spurs in a trade involving Josh Richardson, Derrick White and a draft pick.

Langford is yet to play for Spurs.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games Started – 44/5

MPG – 16.5 (career high)
Points – 4.7 (career high)
Rebounds – 2.4 (career high)
Aids – 0.4
Blocks – 0.4 (career high)
Steals – 0.5 (career high)
FG% – .429 (career high)
3FG% – .349 (career high)
FT% – .588

Juwan Morgan Toronto Raptors / Maine Celtics (G-League)

On December 22, 2021, Morgan signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.

He appeared in one game, a 144-99 Raptors loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, in which he scored five points and four rebounds in 27 minutes of action.

Then, on January 1, 2022, the 24-year-old was acquired by the Maine Celtics of the G-League after his 10-day contract expired.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games Started – 1/0

MPG – 27.0 (career high)
Points – 5.0 (career high)
Rebounds – 4.0 (career high)
Assists – 1.0 (career high)
Blocks – 0.0
Flights – 0.0
FG% – .667 (career high)
3FG% – .500 (career high)
FT% – SO


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Six female basketball players from Maryland win Big Ten honors https://eight-fut.com/six-female-basketball-players-from-maryland-win-big-ten-honors/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 17:43:53 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/six-female-basketball-players-from-maryland-win-big-ten-honors/ With the Big Ten tournament fast approaching, six female basketball players from Maryland received conference season honors on Tuesday afternoon. The recognition of second-year forward/guard Angel Reese was the biggest news for Maryland on Tuesday, as his superstar season was rewarded with first-team All-Big Ten honors by coaches and media. . She was also named […]]]>

With the Big Ten tournament fast approaching, six female basketball players from Maryland received conference season honors on Tuesday afternoon.

The recognition of second-year forward/guard Angel Reese was the biggest news for Maryland on Tuesday, as his superstar season was rewarded with first-team All-Big Ten honors by coaches and media. . She was also named to the All-Big Ten Defensive Team.

Additionally, the Terps had four players named to the 12-man All-Big Ten Second Team. These included forward/grad student guard Chloe Bibby, graduate student guard Katie Benzan, junior guard Ashley Owusu, and junior guard Diamond Miller. Bibby, Owusu and Miller were selected to the second team by coaches and media, while Benzan’s selection was media-only. Benzan was an honorable mention All-Big Ten Second Team selection by the coaches.

Freshman guard Shyanne Sellers’ stellar freshman campaign has warranted All-Big Ten Freshman team honors from the media and coaches. Sellers was also named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year for her contributions off the bench.

Reese, the former No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2020, has exploded this season after being limited by a foot injury to just 15 games last season.

The Baltimore native averaged a double-double, leading the Terps in points per game (17.6) and rebounds per game (10.7). Reese also ranks second in the nation with a remarkable 5.5 offensive rebounds per game. She has also become a force defensively, averaging 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

Reese recorded 16 double-doubles during the regular season, including nine with at least 20 points.

There are potentially more accolades to come for Reese in the coming days. She is one of 10 players up for the Katarina McClain Award, which honors the nation’s top power forward. She is also a season-ending Wooden Award Top 20 and a semi-finalist for Naismith Women’s College Defensive Player of the Year.

Bibby is a player whose personal success has often translated into team success. Maryland has gone 15-3 this regular season in games where it has scored at least 10 points.

A player who can hurt the opposition from both the perimeter and the inside, Bibby was instrumental in Maryland’s 6-1 ‘February frenzy’, a term head coach Brenda Frese coined .

The Warracknabeal, Australia product has started all 28 games for Maryland this season, posting 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Benzan had another regular season for the Terps, averaging 11 points and 3.8 assists per game. Harvard’s transfer didn’t quite hit the 50% mark she shot from deep in her first season in a Maryland uniform in 2020-21, but she was impressive nonetheless shooting 44.1% from three points. Benzan also received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Owusu, who is coming off a great 2020-21 season where she won the Ann Meyers Drysdale award for the nation’s top shooting guard, has had another impressive season under Frese.

The Terps’ star ‘general on the ground’ has faced some challenges this season, missing five games – the first four with a sprained ankle and the last with illness – and seeing his assists and averages drop . Either way, Owusu was still a star when she played, and the Terps need her to be healthy for March.

In 23 regular season games played, Owusu averaged 13.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. Along with Reese, she made the Season Ending Top 20 of the Wooden Award, a credit to what she means to this Maryland team.

Owusu’s backcourt partner, Miller, has also faced adversity this season. Possibly the Terps’ best pro prospect, Miller played just 15 minutes in the team’s first 12 games due to a knee injury.

Since officially returning to the rotation Dec. 21 at Coppin State, Miller has been playing again. His 12.6 ppg average ties Bibby for third-best scoring on the team, but Miller has been warming up lately. She’s averaged 14.8 points per game in Maryland’s last eight games, including seven wins.

Even if Owusu and Miller couldn’t repeat themselves as All-Big Ten first-team winners, the potential is there for them to play at that level in the coming month.

Maryland’s only rotational freshman player in the Sellers had an outstanding rookie run. She became the team’s primary defensive backstop, limiting players like Iowa guard and possible National Player of the Year recipient Caitlin Clark to well below their season average.

Playing in every regular season game, Sellers averaged 7.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The Class of 2021 rookie No. 22 also led the Terps with 1.9 steals per game.

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Kemba is out and fantastic basketball players to add for now AND later https://eight-fut.com/kemba-is-out-and-fantastic-basketball-players-to-add-for-now-and-later/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 22:55:04 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/kemba-is-out-and-fantastic-basketball-players-to-add-for-now-and-later/ Kemba Walker will sit out for the rest of the season, making him the second point guard we’ve lost for the fantasy season in less than a week (Chris Paul is out for 6-8 weeks with a thumb injury). Kemba’s fantasy loss is less devastating, but he remains a listed player in 59% of ESPN […]]]>

Kemba Walker will sit out for the rest of the season, making him the second point guard we’ve lost for the fantasy season in less than a week (Chris Paul is out for 6-8 weeks with a thumb injury). Kemba’s fantasy loss is less devastating, but he remains a listed player in 59% of ESPN leagues, and fantasy players will need to replace his mediocre production. Derrick Rose (32.5% aligned) is close to returning from an injury, but coach Thibodeau could bring him off the bench, as usual. Despite this, DRose should rack up minutes and shots if he’s healthy enough to play, and could end up starting at some point in the future if the other PG candidates don’t work out.

Alec Burks is currently listed as the starting point guard for the Knicks (12% registered), but also keep an eye on the youngsters: Immanuel Quickley (2.1% registered), Quentin Grimes (1% registered) and Cam Reddish (6.3% registered), as well as Obi Toppin (1, 5% enrolled) . Youngsters can take center stage on basketball’s Broadway if the Knicks lean or drop into a tank. They’re currently in the 12th seed in the East, two games out of tenth place (held by the improving Hawks), and the Knicks just don’t look good, especially since the rest of their schedule is quite difficult. There could be plenty of fantastic opportunities on the Knickerbockers, so keep an eye on who gets minutes and tally stats.

Here are some other players to add to your fantasy squads. Some of these players should be added for this year AND for Dynasty teams, and if they are available in your league, you should pick them up immediately.

HERBERT JONES, NOP, SF/PF, 19.3% TRAINING (ESPN), PLAYER EVALUATOR #48 (SEASON)

Young Herb is a rookie and a top 50 fantasy player all season. He should be registered in many other teams. I think people might be scared off by his points per game on the season, which is just 9.6 PPG, and while they like his strong defensive stats, fantastic managers don’t want to get stuck with a player who can’t score in double digits, which: passable.

HOWEVER: Since Dec. 1, Jones has averaged 11+ PPG on 50% shooting from the floor, as well as 2+ 3PA per game and 37 3PT%, which is just fine, especially for a beginner. He’s also grabbed 4+ rebounds, 2+ assists, 1+ steal AND one block per game since 1/12/21. Let me tell you something, only 12 NBA players have averaged 1+ RPG, 1+ APG, 1+ SPG and 1+ BPG this season: Joel Embiid, GIANNIS, LeBron, the Big KAT, Anthony Davis (also injured), Jerami Grant, Nikola Vucevic, Jaren Jackson, Jr., Mr. Patrick Beverley (not registered in nearly enough leagues, IMO), Draymond Green, Robert Bob Covington and Matisse Thybulle, who can’t score at all. Think how coveted Covington was in fantasy circles a few years ago: that’s where Young Herb is heading, I think/hope. He’s played the second-most total minutes for the Pelicans this season, and he’s gotten better as the season progresses. What if next year he averaged 15-5-3-1-1? And, you could have had him a authentic top 50 player IN HIS RECRUITMENT YEAR. Jones is one of the best young defensemen in the NBA, and I have no doubt he will have a fantastic future. Honestly, I would love to have him in my leagues, he seems like an extremely fun player to field. Alas.

Jones also has a 59.1 True Shooting percentage. Of all the players this season who shoot at least 7 times per game, this is the 45th better TS%. For context, that puts him right between Trae Young at 44th and Jimmy Buckets Butler at 46th. Not a bad company.

Anyway, he’s good this year, he’s improving and he’s young, so he should improve even more over the years. Invest in Young Herb. (Plus, he gets a bunch of minutes on a bad team, so there’s volume involved, which makes him even better.)

JAE’SEAN TATE, HOU, SF/PF, 32.4% REGISTERED, #83 PR (SEASON)

Tate is on one of the worst teams in the NBA, but he was a top 100 player and he just entered his prime at 26. Although he may never reach All-Star level, he remains a solid player and a fantastic asset. His season line is 12+ PPG on 50% shooting, with 5+ RPG and 3+ APG. He doesn’t take all three, which is fine because he’s bad for them, but his overall efficiency and count stat contributions put him in elite company. Only 10 players have an average of 12/5/3 on at least 50% shooting: Jae’Sean, Josh Hart (who is now in Portland and is also a key player), Bam Adebayo, Domantas Sabonis, still Big KAT, Nikola Jokic, DeMar DeChozan, LeBron again, Kevin Durant and Giannis (again).

Tate is another solid winger (a trend you’ll notice in this article) who won’t wow you with his scoring, but provides a solid foundation for a fantastic team. They’re players you don’t really need to worry about: they play every game and their stats balance out throughout the season, with a few standout nights now and then, if we’re lucky. He’s been a top 100 player this season, and I think he’ll do it again next season because Houston will always be bad and they’ll always need his skills on the wing. The top 100 is the top 100.

CAMERON JOHNSON, PHX, SF, 11.4% REGISTERED, #97 PR (SEASON)

Chris Paul is out for the rest of the regular season, so the other Suns will have to shine while their guiding star is out. Could Cam Johnson be one of those players? He is currently coming off the bench, but Cam was a top 100 player despite that. He is one of the BEST 3-point shooters in the NBA this season: Of all the players who make more than five 3-point attempts per game, Cam Johnson has the FOURTH BEST 3PT%. He is 11th best in TS for players who take 8+ FGA per game, at 62.2 TS%. In his third season, he’s averaging 11+ PPG, 4+ RPG, 1+ APG, and since Dec. 1 has played the fifth-most minutes per game for the Suns. If Devin Booker takes over as point guard, will Cam Johnson start? It doesn’t cost you much to find out; Plus, if he comes off the bench, at least you’re still getting elite production at 3 p.m. Again, top 100 is top 100, and Cam may have even more minutes in store with CP3 gone.

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LU DORT, OKC, SG/SF, 30.8% REGISTERED, #103 PR (SEASON)

Lu is similar to Jae’Sean, except he doesn’t give you the efficiency that Tate provides. However, Dort scores more and he gives you 15, which Tate doesn’t. Dort’s line on the season is 17-4-1 with 2+ 3PM, good enough to put him on the verge of being a top 100 fantasy player. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is back after being injured, while Dort is currently out with a shoulder stinger, but Lu is expected to return to a suddenly rejuvenated Young Thunder squad soon. Dort is a guy who counts a lot of minutes, so his counting stats should hold up for the rest of the season (and his efficiency could improve with the return of SGA).

DEVIN VASSELL, SAS, SG/SF, 15.2% REGISTERED, #123 PR (SEASON)

It’s a game of opportunity. Derrick White was traded to Boston Celtics, and now Vassell is in the starting five, it’s as simple as that. Fantasy players have been patiently waiting for Vassell, San Antonio’s next big player development story (we hope), he was one of the top 125 players of the season despite coming off the bench, but in the last 30 days he was one of the top 100 players. This fantastic level of play should continue for the foreseeable future, I think. He went for 15-5-6 with a block in Spurs’ last game before the break, and he went for 20 against the Hawks a few games before that. He too is only 21 years old. Add it now before other owners notice its increased playtime.

Here are a few players you should keep an eye on or consider signing:

AYO DOSUNMU, CHI, SG/PG, 25.9% REGISTERED, #54 PR (LAST 30 DAYS)

He starts until the Bulls backcourt is healthy. It provides elite counting statistics, 7+ APGs over the past month, as well as 10+ PPG and 3+ RPG, 1+ SPG and 1+ 3PM. He’s a big reason the Bulls were able to maintain their record at the top of the Eastern Conference. I don’t know how Chicago will handle things once Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso are back, but I’ve seen enough of Ayo to know he’s a real NBA player. I think he has a bright future ahead of him, and I’ve signed him up wherever I can in fantasy. Who says Lonzo and Caruso are coming back soon or coming back healthy?

ALPEREN SENGUN, HOU, C, 10.2% REGISTERED, #144 PR (LAST 30 DAYS)

He’s the heir apparent to the painting in Houston. He’s not an essential player, but his par 36 numbers are interesting to say the least: 16-9-5, with one block and one steal. You can’t win Fantasy Seasons with guesswork, but you can build your Fantasy Dynasty roster with potential, and Sengun has it in spades. He was successful in Europe, and once he gets his chance here in the NBA, I think he will be successful here too. He’s definitely a big paint fan, he won’t give you a three, but that doesn’t mean he can’t offer fantastic value.

Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets

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CAM THOMAS, BK, SG, 14.5% REGISTERED, #110 PR (LAST 30 DAYS)

I mean, whether Kyrie can play or not, Cam Thomas has shown he can score. Can’t believe he would lose ALL of his minutes to a returning Ky and recently acquired Ben Simmons, can he? I think Cam Thomas and Patty Mills share the roles of Brooklyn Joe Harris and Sixth Man once the Nets are “healthy”, if such a thing really exists for the Nets. Thomas got BIG numbers before the break, and I have him in my main team in hopes he can keep put those buckets.

CAMERON PAYNE, PHX, PG

VICTOR OLADIPO, MIA, SG

Don’t forget that these two guys exist. Cam Payne could end up inheriting a lot of minutes from Chris Paul once he’s healthy enough to return, and Dipo is actually traveling with the Heat, so his return could also be imminent. Both could have big roles for the second half of the season, if they are healthy enough. Keep them on your watchlist, at least for streaming purposes.

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DENVER NUGGETS SIGN DEMARCUS COUSINS FOR REST OF SEASON https://eight-fut.com/denver-nuggets-sign-demarcus-cousins-for-rest-of-season/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 22:28:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/denver-nuggets-sign-demarcus-cousins-for-rest-of-season/ DENVER, February 25, 2022 – The Denver Nuggets have signed center DeMarcus Cousins ​​for the remainder of the season, president of basketball operations Tim Connelly announced today. Cousins, 6-10, 270, has played eight games for Denver this season, averaging 6.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.1 minutes per game while helping the Nuggets […]]]>

DENVER, February 25, 2022 – The Denver Nuggets have signed center DeMarcus Cousins ​​for the remainder of the season, president of basketball operations Tim Connelly announced today.

Cousins, 6-10, 270, has played eight games for Denver this season, averaging 6.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.1 minutes per game while helping the Nuggets to a perfect 8-0 record in those games. He has already appeared in 17 games (five starts) for the Milwaukee Bucks this season, averaging 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 46.6% from the field in 16. 9 minutes per game. Cousins ​​scored 10+ points in six games and had two double-doubles during his stint with Milwaukee.

The 10-year NBA veteran has played in 631 career games (559 starts) with Sacramento, New Orleans, Golden State, Houston, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee and Denver, holding career averages of 19.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals. and 1.2 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game. Cousins ​​made the playoffs twice, in 2019 and 2021, playing 15 games (five starts), averaging 7.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 12.7 minutes.

The fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Cousins ​​was selected to four All-Star Games as a member of the Sacramento Kings (2015-17) and New Orleans Pelicans (2018). He was also named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2015 and 2016 and he won gold for the United States at the 2014 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup, as well as at the Games. 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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