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Doc Rivers Feels Good About Clippers' Draft Picks

Brice Johnson said he hopes to put on 20 to 25 pounds, eventually – a weight he feels he can still play comfortably at. He’s confident now, with the Clippers’ draft picks finally arriving in Los Angeles, the free time he has before training camp can be used to get in the weight room and get his body in the right shape. (Los Angeles Clippers)

Harrison Barnes gives his thoughts on Kevin Durant, what he needs to work on and the Zika virus

Harrison Barnes doesn't know much about the Zika virus, but he has a respect for the trouble it can cause. What worries him more about being on the U.S. Olympic team that will go to Brazil next month is the biting comments he expects from one of his teammates. "Hearing Kyrie [Irving] constantly in my ear all summer will be long," Barnes said. (Dallas Morning News)

Brice Johnson is built for a long, steady career in the NBA

Brice Johnson had done exactly what Roy Williams and the UNC staff had wanted when they signed him as a wiry, lean high school senior from South Carolina: learn and mature from the bench, improving both his game and his mind, until he blossomed into a legit star. Johnson, after proving himself through those four years, will now take on a new challenge, the NBA. (Tar Heel Blog)

Danny Green talks Tim Duncan, skills camp

Next season is going to feel different for Danny Green. While the 29-year-old shooting guard is gearing up for another season with the San Antonio Spurs, he is doing so knowing that Tim Duncan won't be by his side. Duncan, who became the face of the Spurs franchise while winning 5 NBA championships, announced his retirement Monday after 19 years. (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

Marcus Paige Scores 11 in Summer League with Roy Williams in Attendance

Playing for a roster spot with the Utah Jazz this season, former All-American North Carolina guard Marcus Paige is trying to make the most of his opportunity during NBA summer league play. Paige scored 11 points in 19 minutes during Tuesday's loss to Portland, hitting 2-of-4 shots from deep. Roy Williams was in attendance at the game in Las Vegas. (Carolina Blue)

Vince Carter remembers the greatest Olympic dunk ever

Forget the high jump; 16 years ago at the Sydney Olympics, it was USA Basketball star Vince Carter who proved to be the greatest leaper of the 2000 Games. Carter took two dribbles towards the paint and launched himself toward the rim. Only one man, 7-foot-2 French center Frederic Weis, stood between the man known as Vinsanity and the basket. (NBC Olympics)

Roy Williams reveals the key for Isaiah Hicks in 2016-17

North Carolina is losing big pieces in Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, but head coach Roy Williams is confident in the core group of the returning players and the improvements they will make this offseason. In an interview with The David Glenn Show, Williams discussed the talent level of the returners while also noting the immense losses that the team will face. (ACC Sports Journal)

Dante Calabria to lead basketball clinic at Northwood High School in Pittsboro

Former UNC basketball player Dante Calabria will lead a Score Basketball clinic at Northwood High School on July 23 and 24. The clinic is being sponsored by the NHSBFAA. This clinic will be conducted by former University of North Carolina National Champion Dante Calabria. (Chatham Journal)

Clippers Sign Brice Johnson to Rookie Contract

After this morning's press conference, where the Clippers introduced Brice Johnson, David Michineau, and Diamond Stone, Brice officially signed his first NBA contract, which will make him a Clipper for at least 2 years. Johnson's new deal will likely pay him the full 120% of his rookie scale $1,273,920 next season, and $1,331,160 the following year. (Clips Nation)

Danny Green Pays Tribute to Retiring Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons on Monday. For the past five years, former Tar Heel Danny Green was his teammate. Green is 11 years younger than Duncan and he grew up idolizing his future teammate. In a Monday night Facebook post, we learned just how important Duncan is to Green. (Chapelboro.com)

Marvin Williams found a home with Charlotte Hornets, didn’t want to start over

Forward Marvin Williams has seen his share of good teams and bad teams, teams with great chemistry and teams that never found a common cause. He concluded, as many Hornets have, that Charlotte’s locker room was a great workplace last season. So he told his agent if the Hornets could make a competitive offer, he was highly predisposed to re-sign. (Charlotte Observer)

Update: Former Tar Heels Free Agents and New NBA Contracts

Tyler Hansbrough — Unrestricted free agent: The Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time leading scorer was part of Charlotte's playoff run in 2015-16 but could be looking for a new team for his eighth pro season. Hansbrough averaged 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 44 games with the Hornets last season. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball coach Larry Brown and the art of always having your hand on the doorknob

If you were surprised by Larry Brown's sudden resignation at SMU on Friday, you have never paid attention to the way the basketball coach conducts himself. Brown, 75, is a basketball Hall of Famer with a list of accomplishments too long to name. The number of places he has coached is also too long to name. (Charlotte Observer)

Pickup basketball player mimics Michael Jordan's wardrobe from head to toe

You'll see all sorts of players when you hit the court for a pickup basketball game. What you might not expect to see is Michael Jordan -- or at least someone dressed from head to toe like the NBA legend. But that's exactly what happened on one pickup court. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Excel In Capital One Cups

UNC placed second in the country in the men’s competition and tied for fourth in the women’s in the final standings of the 2015-16 Capital One Cups. UNC joined Oklahoma and Stanford as the only schools whose men’s and women’s programs both placed in the top 10. The Capital One Cup is awarded based on cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports. (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, 6:00 ET ESPNU 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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