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Cleveland Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood to Portland Trail Blazers

The Cavaliers finally reached a trade agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers to send center Brendan Haywood and wing Mike Miller to the Pacific Northwest. In return, Cleveland will get a $10.5 million trade exception and a $2.85 trade exception. They also sent out their 2019 second round pick and 2020 second round pick as part of the package. (Cleveland.com)

Defense may be key to Reggie Bullock sticking with Pistons

A lot of the focus on the Detroit Pistons' off-season has been all about how the acquisitions will fit offensively. But coach Stan Van Gundy has said that the team must improve defensively if the franchise is to snap the streak of missing the playoffs at six seasons. Enter Reggie Bullock, a swingman acquired from the Phoenix Suns in the trade that also landed Marcus Morris. (Detroit Free Press)

Chansky’s Notebook: Heeee’s back!

The Hornets are giving Tyler Hansbrough one last chance. Psycho T knew exactly what he was doing when he stayed at UNC all four years. A bruising power forward in college, Hansbrough figured he would be an undersized pro, and he opted to stick around and become the Tar Heels’ all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Good move. (Chapelboro.com)

Harrison Barnes wants to remain with Warriors

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes expressed his desire to stay with the team long term Thursday during an offseason when he is eligible to receive a contract extension. "I mean, we just won a championship," Barnes said. "Of course I'd love to keep this group together for many years to come." Barnes, 23, and the Warriors face an Oct. 31 deadline for getting an extension signed. (San Jose Mercury News)

UNC coach Roy Williams sends letter to ailing fan

College basketball coaches send out countless letters this time of year, most of them to potential recruits. But last week, North Carolina coach Roy Williams sent a different kind of letter. It was addressed to Charlie Humphries, a lifelong Tar Heels fan and father of three, who's in the midst of a three-year battle with melanoma. “It was totally out of the blue," Humphries told ESPN.com. (ESPN.com)

John Lucas and 'The Gift of Desperation' Ty Lawson Could Receive in Recovery

John Lucas was young and strong. He was blessed with athletic talent he believed could help him overcome anything. When he was a tennis player, he was an All-American. When he was a basketball player, he was the first pick of the NBA draft. And when he drank, he competed, determined to be the last man standing. (Bleacher Report)

UNC vs. Northwestern: What to Expect

Nov. 23, 2015. Mark it down. The report from CBS Sports that Northwestern will be playing North Carolina in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic came exactly four months before the game will be played If the 'Cats are looking for a "key win" before Big Ten play, this is their chance. Have fun with that. UNC is stacked. Let's just take a quick look at some of the guys Northwestern is going to have to face. (Carolina Blue)

Top 5 UNC big men in the Roy era: No. 1

Tyler Hansbrough left UNC as the most decorated player in North Carolina basketball history. A four-year starter, Hansbrough earned ACC Rookie of the year honors for the 2005-2006 season and was also named a second team All-American. Hansbrough is the only player in UNC history to lead his team in scoring and rebounding for four straight seasons. (Carolina Blue)

Barcelona Players Hang out with Golden State Warriors Star Harrison Barnes

Barcelona are in San Francisco as part of the International Champions Cup and were paid a visit by Harrison Barnes of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. They took the opportunity to take a hardware-filled picture, as they swapped the Champions League trophy with the Larry O'Brien trophy. Barcelona players then tried their hand at Barnes' sport to mixed results. (Bleacher Report)

Grizzlies Believe Big Man Backup Brandan Wright A Seamless Choice

It won’t always be as easy for Mike Conley in the NBA as it was for Scott Reall in high school. But when Reall talks about being Brandan Wright’s teammate at Brentwood Academy in the mid-2000s, you do get the idea that Wright brings some much-needed athleticism to the Grizzlies’ front court. (Memphis Daily News)

North Carolina to play Northwestern in CBE Hall of Fame Classic opener

Chris Collins will face a familiar foe in North Carolina when Northwestern opens play in the 2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic on November 23, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The matchup will bolster the Wildcats' much-criticized non-conference schedule as it adds a top-tier team to an otherwise lackluster schedule. The four-team tournament also features Missouri and Kansas State. (Inside NU)

Luke Maye enjoys all-star game, ready to return to Tar Heels

Luke Maye took a break from guarding Brice Johnson and Justin Jackson for this week’s North Carolina East / West All-Star Basketball Game at the Greensboro Coliseum. He left Monday’s game intent on continuing the improvement he started when he enrolled at UNC earlier this summer. “I’ve gotten better, I’ve guarded Justin Jackson, Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks, all of them.". (Burlington Times News)

Recovery must come first for newest Rocket Ty Lawson

Discussion will eventually, thankfully return to how Ty Lawson’s talents help the Rockets on the court. That was why the Rockets made the deal to get him and will happily pay him $12.4 million next season. That is why he can be their answer to the other summer moves that fortified Western Conference contenders. (Houston Chronicle)

Charlotte baker designs Dean Dome delight

A Charlotte bakery has done the Dean Dome in flour and sugar, and it is amazing. For Goodness Cake, run by UNC grad Haines Barksdale, shared an tour of the cake on Instagram, and it became an instant sensation. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Top 5 UNC big men in the Roy era: No. 2

The second half of Sean May's junior season was one of the more impressive runs for a player in UNC history. The 6-foot-9 center from Indiana put the Tar Heels on his back on the way to a 33-4 record and the 2005 NCAA National Championship. May averaged 17.5 points and 10.7 rebounds his junior year. He put up 26 point and 25 rebounds against Duke in the regular season finale. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Notre Dame66
at Villanova74
FINAL
Duke94
at UNLV45
FINAL
Texas Southern71
at Louisville102
FINAL
Boston U77
at Syracuse99
FINAL
Penn State73
at Pitt81
FINAL
Mercer47
at Clemson90
FINAL
Tennessee St55
at NC State67
FINAL - OT
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(5) Duke0-010-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-09-1
(23) Notre Dame0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Pittsburgh0-08-2
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
NC State0-07-2
Clemson0-06-2
Miami0-06-2
Syracuse0-06-3
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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