Los Angeles Lakers add free agent Ed DavisThe Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with free agent forward Ed Davis on Wednesday. It is a two-year deal worth $2 million, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Davis has a player option on the second year. With big men Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman gone, Davis figures to play a significant role for the Lakers. (ESPN.com)
Brother of Clips' Reggie Bullock slainA transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player. Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers confirms to WJZ-TV that Mia Henderson, who was born Kevin Long, was his brother. Bullock also sent a tweet on Wednesday paying tribute to Henderson. "All I can say is my brother showed me how to live your "OWN LIFE" love you soo much man. Gone but not forgotten #RIPKEVIN" (ESPN.com)
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 4No. 4: Carolina 82, Kentucky 77 - Men's Basketball, Dec. 14, 2013: The Wildcats led most of the first half behind a balanced attack that saw seven different players score, but J.P. Tokoto and James Michael McAdoo had 11 each for Carolina to put the hosts up 33-30 at the break. Halftime that day was special, too. (GoHeels.com)
Video: One-on-one with J.P. TokotoJ.P. Tokoto discusses continuing to improve his shot and his mental and physical toughness during the off-season.
Tokoto rounding out his gameFor UNC rising junior wing J.P. Tokoto and his teammates, it's been refreshing this summer knowing who's going to be on the Tar Heel roster this coming season without a bunch of uncertainty as to whether or not certain players would be playing. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
J.P. Tokoto settling into veteran roleThis time last year, J.P. Tokoto was trying to find his spot at North Carolina. Now, he's helping the new Tar Heels find theirs. During his midsummer meeting with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, the rising junior said the vibe around the program this offseason is one of stability. That's in stark contrast to last summer, when the questions around the status of guards P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald loomed over everything. (Fayetteville Observer)
J.P. Tokoto Adding Fundamentals to FlashJ.P. Tokoto has built his reputation on freakish athleticism and highlight reel dunks. The next step in his evolution as a North Carolina basketball player is improving the technical side of his game, starting with his jump shot. You may need both hands to add up the replay-eligible dunks that Tokoto threw down during his first season as a starter in 2013-14. (Inside Carolina)
Video: One-on-one with Nate BrittNate Britt talks shooting with his right hand, learning how to play under Roy Williams, and playing with other point guards in this conversation with Jones Angell.
Turner's Take: A New Chapter for PaigeMarcus Paige is the clear leader for the 2014-15 Tar Heels, a group that, while still young, has its share of experience and more than enough talent to compete with the nation’s best teams next season. Carolina loses nearly a third of its scoring with the graduation of Leslie McDonald and the departure of James Michael McAdoo, but Paige has the ability to elevate the play of those around him. (GoHeels.com)
Tyler Zeller could be big help for CelticsFor the size-deprived Celtics, landing a skilled 7-footer might have been the coup of a risk-free trade that also brought veteran guard Marcus Thornton and Cleveland's 2016 first-round pick. 24-year-old Tyler Zeller, a former first-round selection, should compete immediately for minutes at the center position. Brad Stevens didn't need a scouting report when assessing what Zeller can bring to Boston. (ESPN.com)
Video: One-on-one with Marcus PaigeMarcus Paige talks leadership, his role as a point guard, and expectations for the upcoming season in this conversation with Adam Lucas.
Recap and Forecast: J.P. TokotoIn his sophomore season 6-foot-5 small forward J.P Tokoto made a huge jump from his production and impact in his freshman campaign. In 2013-2014, fans were able to see a more offensively control and deliberate player who understood his role as a defender and rebounder. (Carolina Blue)
Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Brendan HaywoodIn Haywood, the Cavs get a 12-year NBA veteran with postseason experience, albeit one who has had some injury issues. He missed all of last season with a foot injury, and has played 70 games or more in just six of his 12 seasons. Haywood has played in 53 playoff games, and was part of the Dallas Mavericks team that beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Report: Marvin Williams, Hornets agree to two-year, $14 million dealMarc Spears of Yahoo Sports is reporting the Charlotte Hornets and Marvin Williams have agreed to a two-year deal for $14 million. The entire deal is fully guaranteed with no team or player option for the second year. Williams spent the last two seasons in Utah. In those two seasons, he averaged 8.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. (CBS Sports)
Nate Britt: Switch shooterRising sophomore Nate Britt has come up with an unusual way to increase his offensive production – switching his shooting hand. After posting 6.7 points a game as a senior at Oak Hill Academy and 5.1 points on 36.7 percent shooting in his freshman year at North Carolina, the formerly-lefthanded point guard has started shooting exclusively with his right hand this summer. (Durham Herald-Sun)
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