UCLA junior guard Aaron Holiday has hired agent Charles Briscoe, a partner of Premier Sports Council, forgoing the final year of his eligibility, Briscoe told Yahoo Sports. Holiday announced his plans to declare for the draft last month. Holiday led the Bruins to an NCAA tournament berth this season, averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game.
Aaron Holiday: After much thought and consideration, my family and I feel it is in my best interest to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. I want to thank God for giving me the ability to play this sport. I also want to thank my family, my coaches , UCLA, and the fans for always supporting me.
UCLA's Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh are entering their names into the NBA draft, but they are not hiring an agent, sources told ESPN. Holiday, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, saw a slightly diminished role this season after the arrival of Lonzo Ball. Holiday was a key factor off the bench for the Bruins, averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 assists while shooting 41.1 percent from 3-point range. With Ball, Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton all leaving, Holiday could be the go-to-guy for UCLA next season.
March 28, 2023 | 9:36 pm EDT Update
Dwayne Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, others among finalists for 2023 HOF
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Becky Hammon and Gregg Popovich are among the finalists who’ve been elected into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2023. Formal announcement will come at Final Four in Houston this weekend.
CJ Holmes: Steve Kerr says Andrew Wiggins has been training on his own during his extended absence. He’ll miss his 20th straight game tonight. Still no timetable on when Wiggins will return.
March 28, 2023 | 8:10 pm EDT Update
Simmons’ new agent, Bernard Lee, told The Post the latest issue was part of the expected recovery process from the microdiscectomy he had on May 5 last year, and it won’t impact his ability to be ready for training camp. “Without getting into specifics, what I’ve learned in all these conversations is that what Ben experienced here is considered to be part of the recovery from his previous procedure,” Lee said. “The NBA schedule is obviously rigorous and not forgiving to the need for patience at times and Ben made every effort to be available to help his team in every way as much as he could.
Drew Hill: Taylor Jenkins said the Ja Morant “thigh” injury is being careful with general soreness in a back-to-back. Not something he expects would hold him out multiple games.