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Harrison Barnes bringing NBA title trophy back to Ames

Harrison Barnes is coming home, and he's bringing the most coveted prize in all of professional basketball. The former Ames High School star helped the Golden State Warriors win their first NBA title since 1975, and he'll serve as grand marshal Saturday for his hometown's Fourth of July parade. Barnes plans to show off the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy while joining a caravan down 5th Street. (Des Moines Register)

Warriors' Harrison Barnes Plays Pick-up Ball in Oakland

While many of the Warriors were caught poppin' bottles of Moët and sippin' Patron after winning the NBA title, forward Harrison Barnes took his celebration to the streets of Oakland. Barnes, a third-year small forward who says he tasted his first drop of alcohol in the locker room after the Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland, showed some lucky locals a thing or two at Mosswood Park in Oakland, near MacArthur BART. (7x7)

Free agent Kendall Marshall recovering well from ACL injury, expects to be ready for training camp

Free-agent guard Kendall Marshall has made rapid improvement on the rehabilitation of his torn anterior cruciate ligament. NBA executives tell Yahoo Sports that he will be ready to return for the start of training camps in October. "The rehab has been going great," Marshall told Yahoo Sports by phone from Chapel Hill, N.C., where he's working out at the University of North Carolina. (Yahoo! Sports)

Report: Reggie Bullock Traded to Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons added three players today in a trade with the Phoenix Suns: forward Marcus Morris, swingman Danny Granger and guard Reggie Bullock. The Pistons will give up a second-round draft pick in 2020 in the deal. The Suns are believed to be dumping salaries. This past season, Bullock averaged 1.9 points in 36 games. (Detroit Free Press)

Where Are They Now? UNC Basketball Edition

You remember the names and the times they donned Carolina blue. They all succeeded greatly on the hardwood in the Dean Dome. However, not everyone can go on to become Michael Jordan, or even just have a long-lasting NBA career. So let’s find out what some of a few recent Tar Heel stars are doing now on and off the court. (Carolina Blue)

Ed Davis agrees to 3-year, $20 million deal with Portland Trail Blazers

Free agent forward Ed Davis has agreed to a three-year, $20 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Davis cashed in after spending a year at the minimum salary with the Lakers. After the best season of his career in Los Angeles, Davis opted out of a player option worth a little more than $1 million to test free agency. (SB Nation)

Roy Williams “Carolina Break” Clinic Notes

Featured here are a set of notes titled “Building a Team: The Roy Williams Way" from the 2009 “Clinic to End all Clinics” hosted by Howard Garfinkel of 5-Star Basketball. There are a ton of really good offensive nuggets in here. I particularly liked Williams’ thoughts on shot selection. (PickAndPop.net)

Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 20-No. 16

17: No. 19 Carolina 71, No. 3 Virginia 67 (ACC Tournament) - Men's Basketball, March 14, 2015: The Tar Heels put together perhaps their best performance of the year in a wire-to-wire win over defending ACC champion Virginia, 71-67, in the ACC Tournament semifinals in Greensboro. Carolina shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3 against the stout UVa defense. (GoHeels.com)

Report: Six teams in running for SF Wayne Ellington

Several teams have shown interest in veteran shooting guard Wayne Ellington, per the Los Angeles Daily News, which is claiming that he would like to remain with the Lakers. Among those targeting him are the Cavaliers, Warriors, Wizards, Spurs and Hawks. The 27-year-old Ellington earned more playing time last year than in any previous season. He averaged 10 points in 25.8 minutes per game. (CBS Sports)

Donald Williams to raise money for his basketball camp with celebrity fundraiser

Tonight at City Kitchen, Donald Williams is hosting his second Carolina Blue and White Celebrity Mixer as his week-long basketball camp comes to a close. The event, which will feature a silent auction and guest appearances from Tar Heel greats including Rasheed Wallace, Phil Ford and Jerry Stackhouse, benefits the Donald Williams Basketball Academy, which aims to help local children. (Daily Tar Heel)

Sources: Brandan Wright agrees to nearly $18 million deal with Grizzlies

Free-agent forward Brandan Wright has agreed to a three-year, nearly $18 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Grizzlies used their full midlevel exception to sign him. Wright, 27, split last season between the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns. He averaged seven points and 4.9 rebounds in 40 games for the Suns. (Yahoo! Sports)

Zeller parents ink book about their basketball boys

Parents of former Tar Heel basketball player Tyler Zeller, Steve and Lorri Zeller have never been shied away from sharing their story. Fixtures in the crowd for three sons at three different prominent programs, their tales of tremendous travel drew a lot of media attention. "We're an open book," said Steve. Now, literally. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Danny Green agrees to 4-year, $45 million deal to return to Spurs

In a major surprise, free agent guard Danny Green has quickly agreed to a four-year, $45 million dollar deal with the San Antonio Spurs, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Rather than testing the market, Green will stay with his current franchise. Green drew interest from the Pistons, Kings, Knicks and many other teams, but ultimately elected to stay with the franchise that elevated him to this status (SB Nation)

Spurs free agent Danny Green: I’d be ‘crazy’ not to meet with Knicks

Spurs free-agent shooting guard Danny Green is back from vacation in Brazil and agreeable to a meeting with his hometown Knicks. Green, the Babylon, Long Island native, said just having Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher leading the charge is enough to listen. “For sure – anybody turning down a meeting with them would be crazy,’’ Green said Tuesday night. (New York Post)

Despite draft status, Tokoto, Lacey face similar NBA challenge

J.P. Tokoto was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third-to-last pick of the NBA draft last Thursday. Trevor Lacey was left out in the cold after being passed over — twice — by all 30 teams. Given those results, it would be easy to proclaim that Tokoto’s gamble of giving up his final season of eligibility at UNC paid off while a similar decision by Lacey to leave N.C. State early came up snake eyes. (Wilmington Star News)

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