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5 Things to Know: Ty Lawson traded to Houston Rockets

With Ty Lawson traded to the Houston Rockets Sunday night, there's a lot to consider. It's a big move for both franchises. Houston didn't give up anything essential, but they did cash in most of their trade chips on this move. Denver loses one of its best players over the past four seasons at his lowest value following his most recent DUI arrest. (CBS Sports)

Isaiah Hicks On The Offensive

During a pickup game at the Smith Center recently, Isaiah Hicks knocked down an open 15-foot jump shot. Luck, some of his teammates probably thought. The odds were high he wouldn’t hit another. A few plays later, from a similar spot, Hicks took his time, squared up and knocked down his second in a row – swish. What happened next wasn’t a seminal moment. (Inside Carolina)

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

A four-year player whose recruiting class experienced the most highs (2005 National Championship) and lows (8-20 season in 2001-2002) of any UNC players, Jawad Williams was a solid performer who did the little things while scoring from the inside and outside. Williams averaged 13.1 points per game his senior season while shooting 54.1% from the field and 38.1% from three. (Carolina Blue)

Sources: Nuggets trade guard Ty Lawson to Rockets

The Denver Nuggets have reached agreement to trade guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a protected 2016 first-round draft pick to Denver, sources said. Along with Lawson, the Nuggets will send a 2017 second-round pick to Houston. (Yahoo! Sports)

Vince Carter literally freezing body for preservation

There's only one way to keep Vince Carter's body in the condition needed to play professional basketball these days: freezing him from shoulder-to-toe. Vince, you think you might need to crank this sucker down a few Kelvin and just stay chilled until next April? I jest, of course, because I love Vince Carter. But it's pretty funny that medical technology now allows players to cryo-freeze their bodies to help with recovery. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Danny Green returns to UNC to teach hoops, humility to young campers

Life's changed drastically for former University of North Carolina forward Danny Green in the six years since playing his last game on the hallowed grounds of the Dean E. Smith Center. His humble nature has not. "I still feel like I'm not worthy of holding a camp here yet," said Green who has won an NBA Finals, an NCAA Championship and was named a McDonald’s High School All American. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Ty Lawson headed to Malibu rehab center after second DUI arrest in 2015

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been ordered to submit to continuous alcohol monitoring, a Denver judge said Friday, and will be going to an alcohol rehab program. Lawson's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said in court Lawson on Saturday will enter a 30-day intensive residential program that will "ensure his sobriety." (Denver Post)

Marrow donor drive draws young, old, UNC legend

Parents and their children, law enforcement officers, others in the judicial system and a University of North Carolina basketball legend lined up Friday to proffer a DNA swab and join the bone marrow donor registry, all inspired by the fight of Superior Court Judge Carl Fox. Phil Ford, who played point guard at UNC before a nine-year career in the NBA, was on hand to support his friend Fox. (WRAL.com)

Sources: Lakers among teams interested in Nuggets' Ty Lawson

Despite a second DUI arrest in the last six months, embattled Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is generating interest on the trade market, NBA sources told SI.com. Houston, Detroit and the L.A. Lakers are among the teams that have expressed interest in Lawson recently, and there remains a strong possibility the Nuggets could unload Lawson before training camp. (Sports Illustrated)

Michael Jordan to be inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Michael Jordan, who won two Olympic gold medals, will be inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame. Basketball's governing body announced Friday that Jordan will be part of class of nine players who will be enshrined Sept. 19. The six-time NBA champion won gold with the U.S. in 1984 at Los Angeles, then starred on the famed Dream Team in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. (Yahoo! Sports)

Triangle area talents making impact in NBA summer leagues

J.P. Tokoto surprised many by leaving UNC after his junior season. Tokoto was a late second round pick, with his most obvious transferable skill being his elite athleticism. Second-round picks aren’t guaranteed contracts, and it will be important for Tokoto to showcase his defensive prowess if he hopes to make the 76ers roster. So far he is still struggling on the offensive end. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Old Footage of Michael Jordan Dominating a Pickup Game in 1986

Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, but decided to return to campus to finish his degree and play in a few pickup games. His Airness was in prime form, seen here in 1986, and it showed. Of course Jordan couldn't visit anywhere without playing a little basketball. I'm sure there were a few tears from the opposing team when he yelled, "I got next." (Athlon Sports)

Know Your Opponent: 2015-16 Basketball Non-Conference (Part Two)

Maryland had no problems adjusting to life in the Big Ten, as Mark Turgeon's Terps won 28 games and finished two games clear of the pack in second place behind national finalist Wisconsin. Second-leading scorer Dez Wells is gone, but Melo Tremble and Jake Layman return after both considered a jump to the NBA. Maryland will have another familiar face in Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon. (GoHeels.com)

Year after dad’s murder, Ellington’s larger reason to join Nets

Wayne Ellington had arguably the most successful season of his six-year NBA career last season with the Lakers, averaging 10 points per game and shooting 37 percent from the field. But while Ellington was re-establishing himself as an NBA player in Los Angeles, he also was dealing with the aftermath of the November murder of his father in Philadelphia. (New York Post)

Basket from Michael Jordan's '98 winner vs. Jazz up for auction

Heritage Auctions is auctioning off the basket, backboard, and stanchion used at the east end of EnergySolutions Arena (then the Delta Center) during Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. Yes, this is the basket on which Michael Jordan converted the game-winner to lift the Chicago Bulls over the Utah Jazz for their sixth championship. It was also Jordan's final shot with the Bulls. (Yahoo! Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Florida State: 83
Sat, Jan 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Syracuse
Mon, Jan 16, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Georgia Tech86
at NC State76
FINAL
Stephens (Georgia Tech) 22 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 31 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(20) Notre Dame5-016-2
(11) North Carolina4-116-3
(9) Florida State4-116-2
(14) Louisville3-215-3
(19) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
Syracuse3-211-7
Miami2-211-4
(7) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State1-412-6
Pittsburgh1-412-6
Clemson1-411-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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