| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The Miami Heat apparently did something smart toward persuading LeBron James to return to the team.
They seemed to have acquired his favorite young player, UConn point guard Shabazz Napier, who was selected by the Charlotte Hornets at No. 24 then traded...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
NEW YORK — If Shabazz Napier was antsy on draft night, so was Pat Riley. The Heat kept trying to work a trade to move up in the NBA draft and get Napier but could not find a willing partner.
Riley, the Heat's president, later used the word...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:24 PM
STORRS – What Shabazz Napier started at UConn, Jalen Adams will continue.
Adams, one of the top guard prospects in the Class of 2015, made an oral commitment to attend UConn on Monday morning.
"I was sold on the program," Adams said by phone...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:19 PM
STORRS — Watching UConn play the past couple of years, one area of need has stood out.
Freshman Rakim Lubin, who began classes this week, envisions himself muscling his way into the Huskies mix.
"Physicality and a lot of rebounding, that'...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Lakers worked out a handful of players again Friday morning, potential picks in next Thursday's NBA draft who may or may not be part of their future.
But one player they covet was on an operating table.
Kansas center Joel Embiid had surgery Friday...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The NBA draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) at the Barclays Center in New York.
Mock drafts have Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Australian guard Dante Exum as locks to be picked in the top 5. However, Kentucky forward...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Does it concern you how sometimes Erik Spoelstra doesn't play his entire hand? I would really like to see some of the younger guys play (i.e., Shabazz Napier and James Ennis), but sometimes Spo's minute distribution is a little tight. And from the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Not many basketball programs can celebrate their history the way UConn does.
Not many have the history UConn has, or history-maker that keeps players coming home.
"I can't wait to just be around the guys again," Kevin Ollie said. "We always share some...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:45 PM
UNCASVILLE — Before Rudy Gay could get a sentence out, Andre Drummond snuck up from behind and grabbed his shoulders.
"That's my new teammate right there," Gay said. "We have little side bets in games. I bet him $100 he couldn't block my shot ...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:49 PM
From The Dream Season to the Hungry Huskies, more than three dozen players and coaches from various UConn men’s basketball teams will gather at Mohegan Sun Arena Friday night for Jim Calhoun’s Charity All-Star Classic.
Some names listed on...