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Lucas: Peak Condition

North Carolina won’t officially take the basketball court for the first day of 2016-17 practice until Oct. 3. But every Tar Heel was on the Smith Center hardwood on Monday afternoon for the fourth day of team conditioning. Strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian varies the assignments during the conditioning period. (GoHeels.com)

After father’s murder, Heat’s Wayne Ellington a messenger for peace

At 28, Wayne Ellington has made more than $12 million in his NBA career because he’s been pretty good at making long distance shots. But Ellington wants to be more than a basketball player these days. He wants to be a messenger of the NBA’s growing voice to end gun violence. “It will be two years in November,” Ellington said Monday of his father’s murder. (Miami Herald)

Warriors training camp preview: James Michael McAdoo

One of the more overlooked developments of the NBA Finals was the emergence, as subtle as it was, of James Michael McAdoo. After sitting out the Western Conference Finals, the reserve forward earned meaningful minutes. Though he attempted just two shots against Cleveland, the UNC product made enough strides to warrant a chance at a bigger role this season. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Video: UNC basketball conditioning continues

The "unofficial start" to the 2016-2017 college basketball season is right around the corner with Late Night with Roy scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 14 in Chapel Hill. The weeks leading up to UNC's first practices is about conditioning. (Carolina Blue)

Three questions: North Carolina looks to bounce back from title-game heartbreak

Is there a go-to scorer for UNC? This is probably going to be another spread-the-wealth operation for Roy Williams and Co. It stands to reason that Joel Berry, the 6-foot, 195-pound rising junior point guard, will have the ball in his hands at the end of a shot clock or a half, creating for himself or collapsing the defense and finding someone else for a shot. (Sports Illustrated)

Could the 2016-2017 Tar Heels be more balanced than ever?

While many college basketball teams are going small with more shooters, quicker guards, and undersized big men, Roy Williams continues to stress having two big men who can rebound, score, and draw fouls. The 2016-2017 Tar Heels have the chance to be more balanced in terms of star power and scoring than any UNC team in recent memory. (Carolina Blue)

Studying film on Harrison Barnes shows why the Mavericks are so excited for him

Harrison Barnes, fairly or not, will be constantly compared to Chandler Parsons. Whether he lives up to the departed Parsons will, in large part, determine whether he’s a success or a failure with the Mavericks this year and going forwards. Barnes has a lot of potential, and every tool you could hope for from a wing. (Mavs Moneyball)

Ty Lawson: My computer was hacked, now I'm being extorted

Sacramento Kings star Ty Lawson says he's been hacked and claims the cyber thieves are trying to extort him. Lawson's attorney, Martin Kaufman, says they're extremely concerned about the hack -- because the culprits got access to some sensitive material. Kaufman believes the hackers are shopping the material around to media outlets and websites. (TMZ)

Video: Rasheed Wallace ‘Ball Don’t Lie’ Compilation

As you know, Wallace was part of the Pistons 2004 NBA Championship team after being traded to Detroit by the Atlanta Hawks. Throughout his career, Wallace loved to yell, “ball don’t lie” after an opposing player would miss a free throw following a questionable foul. (Detroit Sports Nation)

On His 42nd Birthday, Remembering The Time Rasheed Wallace Said He Wanted To Be Magneto

Happy Birthday to the scourge of referees everywhere and the stalwart defender of the integrity of basketballs (they do not lie), Rasheed Wallace! Rasheed turns the big 42 on Saturday, which is pretty much the number of technical fouls he accrued in the 01-02 season. (Uproxx)

Phil Ford Slams HB2, Endorses Roy Cooper for NC Governor

UNC basketball legend Phil Ford slammed the controversial North Carolina law known as HB2 and endorsed Roy Cooper for North Carolina governor in an email to Cooper’s supporters Friday afternoon. Ford wrote that he was disappointed in the loss of NCAA and ACC events as a result of HB2. (Chapelboro.com)

Former Tar Heels Make SI's Top-100 NBA Players List

Sports Illustrated released its annual Top 100 NBA Players list over the course of this week, with two former North Carolina players making the cut and one just missing. While Marvin Williams and Danny Green were the only former UNC players to make the list, Harrison Barnes was listed as one of the top players "snubbed," meaning he just missed a spot in the Top 100. (Carolina Blue)

Photo: James Worthy in Chapel Hill

Hubert Davis: "Look who stopped by the office today!!!...Best power forward in UNC history, 1982 NCAA champ, 3x NBA champ with the Lakers and top 50 players in NBA history....James Worthy!!!" (Instagram)

Kanler Coker Awarded UNC Basketball Scholarship

Kanler Coker's Tar Heel journey will conclude this season on scholarship. He has been given a basketball scholarship for the 2016-17 season. Coker's UNC career began at quarterback, as part of Larry Fedora's first recruiting class in Chapel Hill. Coker played two years with the football team until an elbow injury ended his football career, but not his athletic career. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Isaiah Hicks Makes Summer Commitment

It’s not that senior Isaiah Hicks isn’t a hard worker. It’s that for his first three years as a Tar Heel, he took any possible opportunity to make the 35-minute drive to his home in Oxford to see his family. “Everybody used to give me a hard time about going home so much,” he says with a grin. This year, though, he stayed in Chapel Hill throughout the summer. Why the change? (GoHeels.com)

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, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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