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J.P. Tokoto Released by New York Knicks

J.P. Tokoto was released by the Knicks on Friday, Ian Begley of ESPN reports. Tokoto was one of the last picks in the 2015 NBA Draft after leaving North Carolina a year early and will now be looking for work after yet another cut. Tokoto could end up on the Knicks' D-League affiliate, but the worst case scenario for the high-flying guard is a spot with a team overseas. (CBS Sports)

Theo Pinson is out. What now for UNC?

The 2016-2017 UNC roster took a big hit when it was announced on Friday that expected starting wing Theo Pinson is out indefinitely after breaking his foot in practice. The 6-6 Greensboro native was a key reserve on last year's Final Four team and all signs pointed to him sliding into the starting two guard spot this season. (Carolina Blue)

Kennedy Meeks Named To Watch List For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday the 20 watch list members for the 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. UNC senior Kennedy Meeks is on the list. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the honor recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson Out Indefinitely with a Fractured Foot

University of North Carolina junior swingman Theo Pinson will be out indefinitely after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Pinson suffered the injury in practice earlier this week. A treatment plan for the injury is currently being reviewed and there is no schedule for his return. “I’m so disappointed for Theo,” says Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams (GoHeels.com)

UNC will need more from Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks

UNC will roll out three returning starters this season: Point guard Joel Berry, small forward Justin Jackson, and center Kennedy Meeks. Although all three of them will have to step up in different ways, we do have a good idea of what each player will bring to this team. The unknowns are the two new expected starters, Theo Pinson and Isaiah Hicks. (Carolina Blue)

NBA scouts dish on Mavs: Harrison Barnes is solid but could underwhelm

NBA scouts expect the Mavericks' $94 million man Harrison Barnes to serve as an improvement for the departed Chandler Parsons if only because of the injuries Parsons dealt with. But the scouts had a word of caution about Barnesl. "I'm sure he'll put up better numbers than he did in Golden State from a pure points-per-game perspective," one scout said. (Dallas Morning News)

After shooting slump last season, Danny Green could return to form this season

There is reason to believe that Danny Green will bounce back this season. Green received LASIK eye surgery over the summer, meaning there was a good chance that his eyes were bothering him. If that’s the case, receiving this surgery should give a boost to Green’s shooting. If that wasn’t enough, Green’s shooting was much better in the postseason. (Project Spurs)

Lucas: UNC Men's Basketball Tours Ft. Bragg

North Carolina’s first road trip of the 2016-17 season wasn’t listed on the official schedule. With only three weeks until the season opener at Tulane, the Tar Heels loaded the team bus on Thursday afternoon and traveled to Fayetteville, where Roy Williams had organized a tour of Ft. Bragg for his team. (GoHeels.com)

Isaiah Hicks Named To Malone Award Watch List

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 20 watch list members for the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, and UNC senior Isaiah Hicks is on the list. Hicks was the 2016 ACC Sixth Man of the Year and should play a larger role this season after the graduation of 2016 first-team All-America forward Brice Johnson. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Ranked 6th in Pre-Season Coaches Poll

USA Today released their 2016-17 preseason college basketball poll on Thursday, and North Carolina begins the season ranked 6th in the country. The USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools. (USA Today)

Detroit Pistons still 'desire' contract extension with Reggie Bullock

Detroit Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy said Wednesday the organization remains in contact with the representatives of swingmen Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock for possible contract extensions. The deadline is Oct. 31. If deals aren’t reached, the two players will be restricted free agents next summer. (Detroit Free Press)

Justin Jackson named to Julius Erving Watch List

Tar Heels junior Justin Jackson was one of 20 forwards in the country named to the Julius Erving Award Watch List on Wednesday. The award recognizes the nation’s top small forward in college basketball and is named after Hall of Famer Julius Erving who spent 16 years playing professionally. The award is in its third year. (Keeping It Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: Did Tyler Know?

Tyler Hansbrough made the best decision ever. Can you believe the Tar Heels are about to begin their eighth basketball season since Tyler Hansbrough graduated? UNC’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder has played seven years in the NBA for the Pacers, Raptors and most recently the Hornets. (Chapelboro.com)

Sports Illustrated ACC Basketball Preview

2. North Carolina: The Tar Heels won’t drop off too far after their national-runner-up season. They could have the best offense in the country other than Duke’s—a balanced attack led by two super-efficient veterans in wing Justin Jackson and point guard Joel Berry, who along with Brice Johnson was their most valuable offensive player in the 2016 NCAA tournament. (Sports Illustrated)

Roy Williams on replacing UNC's "two best players"

Roy Williams knows that UNC will miss Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. Paige was UNC's best defender and leader. He was also a consistent force on offense. It also will not be easy to to replace what Johnson did inside for UNC. "Those are two big questions for us right now," Williams said when asked about replacing Paige and Johnson. (Carolina Blue)

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, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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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