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10 things you may not know about Harrison Barnes

After another tough free agency period for the Mavericks, they are now set to offer a max contract to restricted free agent Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors. With the departure of Chandler Parsons, the Mavs sure could use Barnes' skill-set at the small forward position. With that said, here's 10 things to know about the potential new Maverick. (Dallas Morning News)

Marcus Paige Among Point Guards Trying to Secure a Job

NBA Summer League games begin Saturday in Orlando, on Monday in Salt Lake City, and on July 8 in Las Vegas. And though there are about 90 roster spots for point guards in the NBA, a strong pedigree is no longer enough: Players such as Marcus Paige, a McDonalds All-American who led UNC to the national championship game, face an uphill climb to make a team. (Associated Press)

On anniversary of trade to Pistons, Reggie Bullock stays focused on seizing opportunity

Reggie Bullock heard the news just like everyone else. The Pistons traded Jodie Meeks. It affected him directly, but you wouldn’t know it by his response. All he did was go back to work. “I’m not even thinking about another guy,” Bullock said between practice sessions Thursday. “I’m just thinking about the opportunity I have right here in front of me.” (Detroit Pistons)

Sources: Mavs offer Harrison Barnes 4-year, $95M contract

The Dallas Mavericks intend to sign restricted free agent Harrison Barnes to a four-year max offer sheet on the first day they're able. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks have committed a four-year max contract to Barnes worth an estimated $95 million, which can be finalized July 7, when a league-wide moratorium is lifted on signings on trades. (ESPN.com)

Source: Hornets, Marvin Williams strike four-year, $54.5M deal

Free-agent forward Marvin Williams has agreed to a four-year, $54.5 million deal to stay with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told The Vertical. The deal includes a player option on the fourth year, a league source said. Williams had offers in the $15 million-a-year range to leave the Hornets, but his comfort with the franchise led him to stay for less money. (Yahoo! Sports)

Getting To Know: Brice Johnson

What are some things you like to do when you’re not playing basketball? Brice Johnson: “Anything a typical 22-year-old would like to do, other than going out. I don’t do the going out thing. I like to go to the beach, shopping. I don’t get to do much, because basketball takes up a great deal of my time. But other than that, watch movies, play video games, watch TV…” (Los Angeles Clippers)

Charlotte Hornets looking to sign Marvin Williams ASAP

The Charlotte Hornets signed Marvin Williams two years ago to provide a solid stretch four, and some even better perimeter defense. After an incredible season in a great playoff run, the Hornets saw the value Williams can bring when he's playing his best. Now that the Hornets have re-signed Nicolas Batum they will be looking to get a deal done with Williams ASAP. (At The Hive)

UNC setting high bar in non-conference basketball scheduling

Historically under Roy Williams, UNC has been one of the best when it comes to playing non-power teams in true road settings. Those games have bitten the Tar Heels in the butt before (last year at Northern Iowa), but that hasn’t stopped Williams and his staff from scheduling them. This season will be no different, as UNC has three true road games in December alone. (Today's U)

Camping With Danny Green

Danny Green grew up in Long Island, New York, about 50 miles away from Madison Square Garden. As a kid going to basketball camps though, the NBA felt a million miles away. Green remembers attending local summer camps that didn’t always have serious instruction or traveling long distances to attend top-flight camps. Now, Green hopes to change that for kids in Texas. (San Antonio Spurs)

Nets guard Wayne Ellington opts out, will become an unrestricted free agent

Wayne Ellington has opted out of the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, reports Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. The 28 year-old shooting guard will forgo the player option on his deal and test the market, declining another year at 1.5 million. (The Brooklyn Game)

UNC's Smith Center Receiving Offseason Improvements

The UNC men’s basketball team will open the 2016-17 season with a renovated locker room suite at the Dean E. Smith Center. The $4.2 million project will include a separate locker room for players, coaches, and staff, new shower facilities and an updated players’ lounge. Other additions include a nutrition station, therapy areas, a media room and team meeting space. (Inside Carolina)

Previewing the incoming UNC basketball class of 2016

UNC basketball's incoming freshman class consists of Tony Bradley, Seventh Woods, and Brandon Robinson. Bradley is a 6-10 throwback low post player. He should be the first big man off the bench. Woods is a 6-1 shooting guard that brings incredible quickness and athleticism. Robinson, a 6-5 shooting guard, will help bring consistent deep shooting. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings

UNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. The Directors’ Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men’s and 10 women’s programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Tar Heels No. 7 in 2015-16 Director's Cup

The Tar Heels had a year to remember with national championships in women's and men's lacrosse, regular season and tournament championships for men's basketball and a division championship for football. View Video...

Recovery “Ahead of Schedule” for UNC Coach Roy Williams

Roy Williams is progressing well following knee replacement surgery last month and will hit the recruiting circuit for the summer evaluation periods beginning next week, according to athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner. Williams is no longer on crutches and has been using a cane, according to Kirschner, who added that Williams is “ahead of schedule” in his rehab. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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