The Dallas Mavericks insist they are not shopping the second-year guard Dennis Smith Jr., but it’s a situation rival teams are monitoring. The instant emergence of the Dallas rookie Luka Doncic, combined with longstanding skepticism about Smith’s ability to flourish alongside Doncic in an off-the-ball capacity, has spawned the expectation among many executives that Smith will eventually be moved.
April 24, 2019 | 4:28 pm EDT Update
Brian Lewis: Dudley re: #Nets edge: “You can live in the city, live in Brooklyn, the practice facility is right here. It’s a Top 3 best practice facility. So yes, the word is out. People know about it. People know how good Kenny & Sean Marks are and what they’ve done to develop this culture.”
On Tuesday evening, the NBA announced the list of early entrants into the 2019 NBA Draft with six LSU Tigers testing out their professional options. On the list was junior guard Marlon Taylor, who told Geaux247 on Wednesday that he was exploring his professional opportunities while entering his name in the NBA Draft.
Johnny Neumann, a prolific scorer at Overton High School in Memphis in the late-1960s who later led the nation in scoring at Ole Miss, died Tuesday in Oxford, Mississippi, after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.
At Ole Miss, Neumann led the nation in scoring his sophomore year with a 40.1 average. He left after that season to sign with the Memphis franchise in the American Basketball Association. He had multiple stops in the ABA, from Memphis to the Utah Stars to the Virginia Squires. He later played 83 games in the NBA before a short career in Europe.
April 24, 2019 | 4:18 pm EDT Update
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut doesn’t know exactly what his future will hold after this postseason, but he expects he’ll go back to Australia and play in the National Basketball League again. And if an opportunity arises leading up to next year’s NBA playoffs for the 7-footer to rejoin a squad for a postseason run? Well, he might do that again, too. “I might’ve started a trend,” Bogut said with a smile Tuesday.