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North Carolina: Fascinating case here. I'm surprised UNC's Vegas odds are so high at the moment. Without , you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone recommending you lay down some cheddar on a Tar Heels futures bet. But Anthony does, or at least should, change a lot for ' team. He's the CBS Sports Preseason Freshman of the Year. (CBS Sports)

Phoenix Suns rookie Cam Johnson definitely notices NBA having more space

is the best shooter in the 2019 draft class, and with the added real estate, it creates more choices for defenses to make while also opening up angles to the rim for others. When Johnson was asked if there is more space, he went further. "Way more," he responded. "Court is a little bit bigger. I’ve gotten some looks that I really appreciate." (Arizona Sports)

‘Great-Granddaddy’ of UNC Athletics dies at age 99

The oldest former UNC athlete — who in the 1950s helped bring New York players to play for former Tar Heel coach — has died. , “The Great-Granddaddy of UNC Athletics” died at UNC Hospitals on Friday, officials said. Gersten, 99, was the oldest person who had played athletics at UNC — in his case basketball and baseball. (CBS 17)

Bulls rookie Coby White puts his 29-point preseason game into perspective: ‘Still a long way to go’

On a couple of his six 3-pointers Thursday night, took a pass from a Chicago Bulls teammate and crouched into his shooting stance, then took a quick dribble to his left to shake a Hawks defender and rained a 3. In the most optimistic view of one preseason performance, one could envision the sidestep becoming White’s signature move. (Chicago Tribune)

John Henson continues to tease Cleveland Cavaliers with potential, dampen hopes with injuries

In the opening week of practice, and first extended on-court action in nearly 11 months, teased the Cavaliers with his potential. He was singled out as a player the franchise was most excited about heading into training camp. In just a few days, Henson validated those thoughts with his versatility on offense and rim protection at the other end. (

Tyler Zeller waived by Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have waived center and signed guard to a two-way contract. In limited time this preseason, Zeller averaged 2 points and 2.5 rebounds on 33% shooting. With the Nuggets’ depth at forward and taking up a two-way contract, Zeller was simply the odd man out and caught behind a lot of talent in the post. (Denver Stiffs)

Tony Bradley secures fourth-year contract option with Utah Jazz

When the Utah Jazz selected North Carolina big man with the 28th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, they knew he was a project. Bradley was just 19 years old and his game was rough around the edges. Two years later, it would seem that the Jazz have seen enough progress to continue the project for an additional year beyond the 2019-20 season. (The J Notes)

Video: Michael Jordan on NBA players’ activism - ‘I support that’

NBA legend sits down with TODAY’s Craig Melvin for a discussion about the opening of two medical clinics he’s funded to help underserved communities in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also comments on NBA players using their platforms for activism, saying: “If they understand the causes, if they feel their voice matters, great.” (

Bulls' Coby White buries poor summer league with stellar preseason

Given that he scored 23 points in just shy of 25 minutes, it makes sense that Zach LaVine most efficiently summarized as the Bulls’ preseason concluded with Thursday’s victory over the Hawks. “He’s going to be special,” LaVine said. “He knows it. We know it.” It certainly looked that way as White overwhelmed the Hawks with 29 points. (NBC Sports)

Balancing Game: Beau Corrales Excelling While Battling Diabetes

When was in seventh grade, he remembers sitting in the back of his classroom trying to read the projector, but it wasn’t as easy as it always had been. His vision began to get blurry, which was confusing because he had always had perfect vision. In his first football game of the season, he went to the bathroom before kickoff just like normal. (Inside Carolina)
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ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia16-229-3
(3) North Carolina16-227-6
(1) Duke14-429-5
(10) Florida State13-527-7
(16) Virginia Tech12-624-8
NC State9-924-12
Georgia Tech6-1214-18
Boston College5-1314-17
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Notre Dame3-1514-19

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