Andrew Wiggins better wait a bit before buying or renting a condo in Cleveland. Several Cavaliers beat writers — as well as ESPN — reported Thursday that the Cavs are now willing to trade former Kansas University wing Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a package for three-time All-Star forward Kevin Love. By Gary Bedore
Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion. By Gary Bedore
One of Kansas University’s targets for the recruiting class of 2015 will headline the 2014 Sunflower Showcase youth basketball tournament a week from Thursday through Sunday (July 24-27) at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee. By Gary Bedore
Since Paul Pierce’s NBA debut, 24 other Kansas University players have entered the league. None have been able to match, let alone eclipse, his success. By Benton Smith
One of the most polarizing debates among front-office executives at summer league is what the Minnesota Timberwolves should do with Kevin Love and how aggressively the Cavs should pursue him and whether Cleveland should give up top pick Andrew Wiggins.
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis ran the court as a teammate of future Hall of Famer LeBron James in a game at James’ skills camp last week in Las Vegas. By Gary Bedore
Kelly Oubre Jr. sprained an ankle at last week's LeBron James camp in Las Vegas and is slated to miss a couple weeks of workouts.
Kansas University coach Bill Self said Monday he spoke in general teams with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ front office about their head-coaching job, which was filled by David Blatt.
Incoming Kansas University basketball guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s skill-set has been compared to Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs, Nik Stauskas of the Sacramento Kings and the late Drazen Petrovic of Croatia, who played for both the Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets. By Gary Bedore
Life has been rapidly changing for Andrew Wiggins lately. No longer the freshman phenom at Kansas, he’s now the prodigy, the No. 1 pick in the draft. He’s also changing positions. But the Cavaliers are insisting, both privately and publicly, Wiggins won’t be changing teams.
ESPN analyst Miles Simon was the latest to tweet praise about Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis’ play at the LeBron James camp in Las Vegas. “Perry Ellis has been so consistent all week. Jumper falling. Attacking from perimeter. Quietly doing his thing. Should have a good year,” Simon wrote. Notes by Gary Bedore
Mark Randall, who ranked sixth on Kansas University’s all-time scoring list when he graduated in 1991, has since slipped to 12th overall. He's also dropped nine slots on KU’s career rebounding charts over the past 23 years. But Randall, who still follows the Jayhawks’ fortunes closely, admits there’s only one stat that still intrigues him — field goal percentage. By Gary Bedore
Two weeks ago, it looked like former Kansas University basketball standout Andrew Wiggins was well on his way to becoming the torch bearer for Jayhawks in the NBA. Today, that path seems a little less likely. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University guard Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, won bragging rights over Duke’s Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick, in their professional basketball debuts on Friday in Las Vegas. By Gary Bedore
Former NBA coach John Lucas was impressed by Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis at the LeBron James Skills Academy, Thursday in Las Vegas “Perry Ellis is playing at another level right now. Doing all the intangibles,” Lucas wrote on Twitter. By Gary Bedore