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Joel Berry posts tribute to ex-teammate Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson has been one of the biggest pieces for the North Carolina Tar Heels over the last few years, but he has taken his talents to the NBA and was the 25th overall selection by the Los Angeles Clippers. It seems like ex-teammate Joel Berry is going to miss having him on the court going into the 2016-17 season. (Campus Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Barnes’ Brand Gets Big Boost

Now that Kevin Durant has signed with the Golden State Warriors, called by critics one of the weakest moves a super star has ever made, Harrison Barnes will move to Dallas where the Mavericks will sign him to a max contract of $95 million over four years and where Barnes can emerge from fourth or fifth banana to one of the stars in the league. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Brice Johnson's impressive in summer league start

The Los Angeles Clippers selected former UNC forward Brice Johnson with the No. 25 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. On Saturday against the the Miami Heat, Johnson had six points (2-for-6) and six rebounds in 24 minutes. On Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Johnson had 23 points (11-for-18) and seven rebounds in 29 minutes. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams on knee pain: ‘It’s going to be better’

Roy Williams joined UNC alum Vince Carter on an NBA Summer League broadcast over the weekend, and discussed his knee health and what that means for his future. It was good news. “Total knee replacement on my right knee, five weeks ago yesterday. The surgeon assured me I could play golf in August, and I said, ‘I’m going to hold you to that.'” (NBC Sports)

Roy Williams discusses knee surgery, Brice Johnson

North Carolina's Hall of Fame basketball coach, Roy Williams, was in Orlando this past weekend to watch his former player Brice Johnson take part in an NBA Summer league game. Williams, entering his 14th season as UNC's head coach, joined the NBATV telecast to discuss his health, comment on Johnson, and talk basketball. (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes pays tribute to Warriors fans in farewell note

The Golden State Warriors landed a superstar Kevin Durant, but in doing so they had to part with a number of players that were a part of an NBA championship squad and a team that set a record for regular-season wins. Harrison Barnes is headed to the Dallas Mavericks on a deal reported to be worth $94 million over four years. (FOX Sports)

Sam Perkins stomps for NBA, finds common ground with USO troops

Tracy is a military contractor, currently stationed on one of the United States’ four Kuwait bases while her husband and daughter await her return?. Tracy’s transition from service in the Middle East to civilian life in South Carolina may prove just as daunting as her responsibilities overseas. Transition is something Sam Perkins, an 18-year NBA veteran, feels he can identify with. (Sports Illustrated)

Report: Mavericks, Harrison Barnes agree to four-year, $94 million deal

Free-agent forward Harrison Barnes has verbally agreed to a four-year, $94 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Barnes, who entered free agency as a restricted free agent, was reportedly renounced by the Warriors in order to make room for Kevin Durant. Golden State also traded center Andrew Bogut to the Mavericks. (Sports Illustrated)

Johnson, James, Tokoto NBA Summer League Update

Brice Johnson, a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Clippers, scored 23 points on 11-of-18 shooting and grabbed six rebounds Sunday in a loss to Oklahoma City. Joel James is with the Indiana Pacers in Orlando and hasn’t appeared in Indiana’s first two games. Second-year pro J.P. Tokoto, playing for the Knicks, had five points, five rebounds and five turnovers Saturday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Maybe Harrison Barnes does fit the Mavericks' criteria

With the news that they intend to extend a four-year, maximum contract offer sheet to Golden State small forward Harrison Barnes, the Mavericks are investing in the future. Barnes just turned 24 and is a solid player. His scoring average has risen each season. Granted, that's only four years, but the arrow is pointed upward. (Dallas Morning News)

Brice Johnson bounces back quickly in NBA Orlando Summer League

Brice Johnson picked up where he left off on Sunday by scoring a game-high 23 points in the Clippers’ 81-72 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 6-foot-10 forward make 11 of his 18 field goal attempts while pulling down six rebounds and blocking two shots in just under 30 minutes of action. J.P. Tokoto added seven points, five rebounds and three assists. (Wilmington Star News)

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)

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

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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