Former Duke men’s basketball captain Amile Jefferson has been added to the staff as the team’s director of player development. “This is an honor to be back at Duke and I’m so grateful to Coach Krzyzewski for considering me for this opportunity,” said Jefferson. “I’d also like to thank Coach Scheyer for his help through the process and look forward to his leadership in the future.”
Jefferson rejoins the Blue Devils after a four-year professional playing career that included time with the NBA G-League's Iowa Wolves (2017-18), Orlando Magic (2018-20), Boston Celtics (2020) and the Turkish Basketball Super League's Galatasaray (2020-21).
December 8, 2022 | 2:28 pm EST Update
Michael Scotto: Stanley Johnson is joining the Miami Heat’s G League affiliate, Sioux Falls Skyforce, league sources told @HoopsHype. Miami has an open roster spot. Johnson shot a career-best 46.6 percent with the Lakers last season.
Following its launch earlier this year, Shibuya—co-founded by artist Emily “pplpleasr” Yang—announced today that it has raised seed funding to expand its Ethereum NFT-driven, interactive video platform and onboard new creators. Shibuya raised $6.9 million in a round co-led by VC heavyweights Andreessen Horowitz and Variant Fund. The round also included participation by notable angel investors including NBA star Kevin Durant, entertainer (and NFT creator) Paris Hilton, Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, and Aave founder and CEO Stani Kulechov.
December 8, 2022 | 1:50 pm EST Update
Coach Billy Donovan has admittedly leaned on a smaller second unit lately, which has severely cut into Drummond’s playing time. “I have a lot of confidence in Andre, he’s been a really good guy,’’ Donovan said. “Like any of these players, they want to be out there on the floor. But you’re not going to be able to play everybody all the time.’’ But not everybody has a per 36 like Drummond. If the center was to get 36 minutes a game, his rebounding numbers would be a career-best 19.4 per game, to go along with 16.6 points.
“For me it’s just a position I have to accept for the time being,’’ Drummond said. “My job is to do whatever it takes to help this team win, whether it’s playing 15 or playing 30 minutes. I said this before, earlier in the year – anyone who knows basketball and has seen me play, knows what I’m capable of doing in 30-plus minutes, but that’s not what this team is asking of me right now. It’s to come out off the bench, be a spark anyway I can, and try and help them win games. That’s what I have to accept.’’