Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, left, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis, center, defends and forward Carl Landry watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

McLemore working to complete his game

It’s not often that Ben McLemore takes a break from basketball. After two seasons with the Sacramento Kings, Kansas University’s former one-year sensation knows he is far from a finished product in the NBA, so his offseason mostly consists of working out and developing more tools and tricks.

June 24, 2015


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Morris twins’ ‘circus’ today

The Morris twins — Markieff and Marcus, who both like to talk — figure to be stars of their Media Day festivities today in NBA cities Phoenix and Detroit, respectively. By Gary Bedore

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Jo Jo White joins Hall of Fame

Dressed impeccably in dark suit and gray spotted tie, silk handkerchief in his left pocket, Jo Jo White stood tall and proud Friday night on the stage of the Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. By Gary Bedore

Wiggins leads Team Canada in Olympic qualifier

A spectacular one-handed dunk by former Kansas University/current Team Canada guard Andrew Wiggins at Wednesday’s Tuto Marchand Cup has drawn over 50,000 views on By Gary Bedore

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Kansas Basketball Notebook: Jazz sign Withey

The Utah Jazz on Monday signed former Kansas University center Jeff Withey to a two-year contract. By Gary Bedore

Sasha Kaun agrees to contract with Cavaliers

Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN reported Saturday.

Andrew Wiggins on Canadian national team

Former KU guard Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday was one of 13 players named to the Canadian national team’s roster for the Tuto Marchland Continental Cup, Aug. 23-26 in Puerto Rico. By Gary Bedore

Markieff situation with Suns potentially ‘ugly’’s John Gambadoro says things could “get ugly, real ugly,” if the Phoenix Suns don’t trade disgruntled forward Markieff Morris, who is livid the Suns shipped brother Marcus to Detroit. By Gary Bedore

Mario Chalmers remains calm amid storm of rumors

As he prepared to make a Thursday appearance at a youth basketball camp, Mario Chalmers bumped into former teammate Joel Anthony, who had just addressed the group. As Anthony and Chalmers spoke, a member at the front desk of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center said to the receptionist, “Joel doesn’t play here anymore. And Chalmers might not, either.”

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Milt Newton honored in Virgin Islands

Former KU coach Larry Brown on hand for dedication of park on "Milt Newton Day"

Kenneth Mapp, the 29th governor of the Virgin Islands, declared August 7, 2015 “Milt Newton Day” in the United States territory. By Gary Bedore

Embiid’s second surgery scheduled

Joel Embiid has not yet undergone a second surgery on his right foot, sources close to the situation told, however, that procedure is still scheduled to take place and Embiid is still expected to miss the upcoming 2015-16 season.

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Morris twins' attorneys seek new grand jury in assault case

Defense attorneys for former Kansas University basketball standouts Marcus and Markieff Morris are seeking a new grand jury for the twin brothers, who are charged with aggravated assault.

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Fore thoughts: Self fills in as host of Chalmers’ tourney

Bill Self, who had been too busy coaching his World University Games basketball team and recruiting to play any golf this summer, grabbed an oversized driver and prepared to hit the ceremonial tee shot at the seventh-annual Mario V. Chalmers Foundation Tournament on Monday at Alvamar.

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Column: Mario Chalmers is still super

I wish every freshman college basketball player considering leaping to the pros could have been in the Alvamar Country Club fireside room Sunday night to hear Mario Chalmers answer a question about what was a happier feeling, winning a national championship with Kansas University or an NBA title with the Miami Heat. By Tom Keegan

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Chalmers watched gold-medal Jayhawks with pride

Former Kansas University standout Mario Chalmers watched his alma mater with pride when the Jayhawks won a gold medal at the World University Games in South Korea earlier this month. By Bobby Nightengale

Reports say Embiid broke same bone in foot

Former Kansas University big man Joel Embiid re-broke the same bone in his foot that caused him to miss his rookie NBA season, according to a published report.

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