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Vince Carter Would Take a Pay Cut to Join the Warriors

Vince Carter says that he’d be willing to take a pay cut to play for the Golden State Warriors next season. While on ESPN’s The Jump on Wednesday, Carter admitted that winning a championship is paramount at this point in his career. “I’m open for it. I want to win when I play. I want to do somewhat what Kevin Durant did. I want to show that I can still play.” (SLAM Online)

Sources: Spurs' asking price for Danny Green too high

The Spurs have been investigating the market for Danny Green as they look to open salary-cap space ahead of the free agency period. But the asking price has been a little too high in early talks with the Cavs, sources said. Green has two years and $20 million left on his contract. He averaged 7.3 points and shot 38 percent on 3-pointers for the Spurs last season. (ESPN.com)

Reyshawn Terry still producing on the hardwood

For Reyshawn Terry, success on the basketball court comes easy because of the hard work he has put in over the years. The former R.J. Reynolds great has won championships on the high school and collegiate levels and seeks to do the same on the professional level overseas. Terry has played in 13 different countries, playing this past season in Okinawa, Japan. (Winston-Salem Chronicle)

Olympic jersey believed to have been worn by Michael Jordan sells for $273,904

A jersey believed to have been worn by Michael Jordan at the 1984 Olympics was sold Thursday for $273,904, a record price paid for a basketball jersey. The jersey was auctioned off by Grey Flannel Auctions, whose officials said it matched all the markings compared with photos of the uniform. It is not known who supplied the uniform, nor who purchased it. (ESPN.com)

Clippers to Sign Isaiah Hicks as Undrafted Free Agent

The Los Angeles Clippers signed power forward Isaiah Hicks of North Carolina to a training camp deal. Isaiah Hicks is a traditional power forward, solidly built at 6’8’’ and 230 pounds. He plays more like an old-school “4” as well, hitting the offensive glass hard and scoring around the basket. Hicks has a nice touch on his short-range shots near the rim. (Clips Nation)

ACC makes history in 2017 NBA Draft

The NBA was feeling a draft Thursday, and the winds of change were blowing from the Atlantic coast. With 10 former players picked in the the first round of the draft, the ACC sets a new record for first round selections. Prior to 2017, the most ACC players selected in the first round was eight in 1995. ACC players selected in the first round of 2017 NBA Draft: (WTKR.com)

Justin Jackson Drafted No. 15 by Sacramento

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson was selected with the No. 15 overall pick by Sacramento - which acquired the pick in a trade with Portland - in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Jackson, the ACC’s Player of the Year and a consensus first-team All-America, led UNC in scoring with 18.3 points per game and pulled down a career-high 4.7 rebounds per game. (Inside Carolina)

What Tony Bradley brings to the Jazz

North Carolina big man Tony Bradley only had a small role for the champion Tar Heels, but he could gradually build a key role in the NBA. He’s built like few other players in this draft class. Bradley is 6-foot-11 with a 7-foot-5 wingspan and 9-foot-4.5 standing reach. He’s also nearly 250 pounds, so he has nearly the ideal physical dimensions for an NBA center. (FanRag Sports)

Jackson & Bradley Go In First Round Of NBA Draft

First-team All-America and ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson was the 15th player selected in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday. The Portland Trailblazers selected Jackson before later trading his rights to the Sacramento Kings. Later in the first round, freshman forward Tony Bradley went 28th overall to the Los Angeles Lakers, who later traded Bradley to the Utah Jazz. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Tony Bradley Drafted No. 28 Overall

North Carolina forward Tony Bradley will begin his NBA career in Utah after the Jazz picked him in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday with the 28th pick, acquired from the LA Lakers. Bradley becomes the third one-and-done Tar Heel of the Roy Williams era, further dispelling the narrative that the Hall of Fame head coach avoids such players. (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes’ basketball camp in South Dallas was about more than basketball

But the camp wasn’t just about basketball. It was also an opportunity for the kids to learn about leadership. In a recent essay in the Players’ Tribune, Harrison Barnes talked about wanting to really make a difference in his new Dallas home, so much so that he sought out local leaders to understand how best he could contribute. (Mavs Moneyball)

The top NBA Draft factories of the one-and-done era

4. North Carolina First-round picks since 2007: 11 Highlights: The Tar Heels have had one of the best blends of producing NBA talent and winning important games. During the one-and-done era, they’ve won two titles and appeared in four Final Fours under the leadership of Roy Williams. (Rivals.com)

Tony Bradley prepared for NBA Draft

The nerves aren’t there for Tony Bradley — at least not yet. After traveling across the country, working out for team after team in preparation for the NBA Draft, the Bartow native wrapped up his monthlong tour after working out for the Nets in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Now, the 6-foot-10 forward is where he feels most comfortable — home in Bartow. (Lakeland Ledger)

Audio: Roy Williams on NCAA titles: “You enjoy them even more as you get older”

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams joined the David Glenn Show on Thursday, the day of the 2017 NBA Draft. Williams discussed recovering from knee surgery, getting ready for the July recruiting period, and the success of UNC in the one-and-done era. The veteran coach also mentioned how the older he gets, the more he enjoys each national championship. (ACC Sports Journal)

Can you name UNC basketball’s record 47 first-round draft picks?

Justin Jackson is expected to become North Carolina’s 48th first-round pick in program history in Thursday night’s NBA Draft and the 16th under head coach Roy Williams. Freshman Tony Bradley also has a chance to sneak into the first round. If Bradley does make the leap into the top 30, he and Jackson will join this lengthy list of Tar Heel first-round picks. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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