Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall Traded to Utah Jazz Then Waived

Former North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Kendall Marshall was traded to the Utah Jazz from the Philadelphia 76ers.  Shortly after the trade, the Jazz released him. The report comes from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, the trade was structured around salary cap needs for both teams.  The 76ers traded Marshall for center Tibor Pleiss, two future second-round picks and cash. Philadelphia is sending guard Kendall Marshall to Utah for Tibor Pleiss, two future second-round picks and cash, sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) August 26, 2016 The Jazz are planning to waive Marshall and remainder of his guaranteed contract,...

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Heels Seek Revenge Against Kansas After 2012 Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY-The eighth-seeded UNC men’s basketball team is coming off a big win Friday evening against Villanova in the NCAA’s tournament—but on Sunday evening, they’ll have to take on No. 1 seeded Kansas in Kansas City, which might prove a much taller task. Still, head UNC coach Roy Williams, who once coached at Kansas and hit his 700th career win on Friday, says the milestone was even more special because it happened on old stomping grounds. “When something like that happens, you usually like to have it happen at home, so your family and friends can be there,” he says. “But, if I were to choose another place, this is a fantastic one, because it was 15 great years of my life in this area.” During last year’s Elite Eight, Kansas ousted the Heels, who were hurt by the injury absence of former star point guard Kendall Marshall. This year, the Jayhawks haven’t showed many signs of slowing down; they took the Big 12 Conference Championship and sit at an impressive record of 30-5 overall—but one of those losses came to Oklahoma, who only managed a no. 10 seed for the NCAA tournament, and two others came to Baylor andTCU, who were both left without invitations to the Big Dance. Jayhawk senior center Jeff Withey was ranked third nationally in blocks for the regular season, with an average of almost four per game—meanwhile, no current Tar...

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Don’t Be Wall Flowers!

Win or lose tonight in Cameron, Carolina has to give Duke a game. The Tar Heels cannot knuckle under to an early tsunami as they did at Miami Saturday and during certain halves of certain games earlier in the season. The tradition of the rivalry demands it, regardless of how mismatched the teams might be. Heck, in 1972 – the day Duke Indoor Stadium was renamed for Eddie Cameron – the BAD Blue Devils (7-6 at the time) upset a third-ranked Carolina team that would win the ACC championship and reach the Final Four. They did it by hanging tough against a far more talented opponent until reserve Robbie West came off the bench to hit a 15-foot push shot to win it at the buzzer. West (like Fred Lind, another sub who keyed a triple overtime win against UNC in 1968) has remained part of Duke Basketball lore ever since. Then came those two games in 1974, both won by the Tar Heels over last-place Duke teams in the ACC. But not before Bobby Jones stole an inbounds pass and laid in the winner at Cameron and a few weeks later Carolina came back from eight points down with 17 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, where the Heels won 96-92 at a delirious Carmichael Auditorium. Except for Bill Foster’s first three years as Duke’s coach and...

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