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Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers fans heartbroken after Portland let Ed Davis go in free agency

, a fan favorite in Portland and a beloved teammate, was a casualty of the Blazers salary cap predicament. In fact, in our You Be the GM feature, 93% of Trail Blazers fans said they wanted to see Davis return. Before the trade deadline back in February, Lillard made his feelings clear on , saying as long as he is in Portland, he wants Davis by his side. (Oregon Live)

Joel Berry, Marie McCool, Kenny Selmon Win Patterson Medals

A trio of national champions – Final Four Most Outstanding Player II, women's lacrosse midfield standout Marie McCool, and USATF champion hurdler – are the 2018 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishments. (

Summer Catch Up with Roy Williams

hasn't had a lot of idle time this summer. In a lengthy interview on a recent episode of the Carolina Insider Podcast with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas, Williams discussed his summer, his goal to keep former players involved with the UNC basketball program, and looked back at when he heard about the result of the NCAA case last November. (Inside Carolina)

UNC No. 1 for Producing Pro Sports Draft Talent

1. North Carolina Tar Heels - While college basketball is the unquestioned king when it comes to UNC's athletics program, its success in several other sports has the Tar Heels sitting at No. 1 in the Ultimate Draft Rankings. In terms of total draft picks across all sports for the past decade, UNC has been a football school, with 37 players selected in the NFL draft. (

Tony Bradley's double-double leads Tar Heel stat lines as NBA Summer League opens

Former UNC center was the Tar Heels' leading stat sheet stuffer Monday on the opening night of the 2018 NBA Summer League. Bradley scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lead the Utah Jazz past the San Antonio Spurs, 92-76 (Highlights). Here are the complete stats and today's upcoming games. Read More...

His NBA chances dwindling, ex-UNC star Brice Johnson only wants 1 thing from Hornets

Opportunity. It's 's go-to mantra at this point in his NBA career, and if you walk a few thousand miles (from Los Angeles to Detroit to Memphis) in his shoes, you'll understand why. The former North Carolina star was drafted 25th by the Clippers in the 2016 NBA draft, but just two years later he's on his fourth NBA team, fighting for a spot in the league. (Charlotte Observer)

Nassir Little Among Best NBA Draft Prospects In ESPN's Way-Too-Early Top 25

8. North Carolina: , SF, Fr. - ESPN's No. 6 recruit in the 2018 class won MVP honors at both the McDonald's All American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. Little is a 6-7 combo forward with a 7-1 wingspan. He's an explosive athlete, and, if he develops his midrange game, he could lead North Carolina back to the Final Four before becoming a top-5 pick. (

Former UNC Players Set to Play in NBA Summer League

Several former UNC players have landed with NBA teams this offseason and will take part in the summer league with hopes of making an NBA roster or catching the eyes of scouts. The NBA Summer League tips off Monday with games in Sacramento July 2-5, Utah July 2-5, and Las Vegas July 6-17. Games will be televised by NBA TV, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. (Inside Carolina)

Looking to take a leap forward, Tony Bradley has a lot riding on Utah Jazz Summer League

has started to hear more feedback than ever about his summer project. His body. People around the Jazz facility have told the 20-year-old center he looks stronger, more chiseled than he did when he was drafted a year ago out of UNC. His body fat percentage is down, his weight room numbers are up, and Bradley feels more confident than ever. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Keiser head coach Dante Calabria heads to Italy with Larry Brown

, who was just named head coach of Fiat Torino in Italy’s Lega Serie A, will take Keiser University head coach with him as an assistant. Calabria had been an assistant on Rollie Massimino’s staff at Keiser, and was elevated to head coach after Massimino passed away this past fall. Calabria spent 16-seasons playing overseas, mostly in Italy. (Hoop Dirt)

Spurs' Danny Green gives back to youth through camp

It's been a busy summer for of the San Antonio Spurs. Just a week ago, the fan favorite decided to skip free agency, opt into his contract and stay with the Spurs. Now with an important piece of business out of the way, Green focused on the fans this weekend with a trip to Corpus Christi. A big part of his visit was about some of his youngest fans. (

Undrafted players look to summer leagues as route to NBA

UNC’s and , Duke’s , and the Wake Forest duo of and Bryant Crawford were among those players that weren’t selected in the recent NBA draft, forcing them to take the indirect route to the league. That difficult journey will begin this week as they look to open some eyes in one of three NBA summer league tournaments. (North State Journal)

Portland Reacts Negatively to Ed Davis’ Departure

Just 43 minutes into NBA free agency, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced that free agent had inked a one year $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Soon after, the reactions poured in. Blazers team leaders Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum turned to social media to express their clear disappointment. Lillard simply posted a broken heart emoji. (Blazers Edge)

Why Justin Jackson isn't worried about the Kings looking to add another small forward

As prepares for NBA summer league play with the Sacramento Kings, starting with on Monday, he isn't putting extra pressure on himself to prove the Kings are wasting their time pursuing someone to play the three spot. "Honestly I don't have anything to prove in my mind," Jackson said. "For me, it's going out and doing what I can possibly do." (Sacramento Bee)

Video: UNC's First Summer Practice

North Carolina basketball held it's first of four allotted summer practices on Monday evening. These summer practices held ay various times (usually once a week) in June and July are the only chances that the UNC coaching staff gets to work with the players in the offseason before preseason practices begin later in the year. (Inside Carolina)
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 130
StarSports Basketball: 45
Sat, Aug 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD
UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9 TBD
UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12 TBD

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