North Carolina center Tyler Zeller was in Oakland on Monday, working out for the Warriors in advance of the June 28 NBA draft.Zeller, 7-feet and 255 pounds, was part of a group that also included Baylors Perry Jones III, Kentuckys Terrence Jones and Vanderbilts Festus Ezeli.Zeller averaged 16.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game as a senior for the Tar Heels, and he runs the floor extremely well for a big man. Zeller was the ACC player of the year as a senior, the first Tar Heel to do so since Phil Ford in 1978.The Warriors have the No. 7 pick in the draft, and could use the selection on Zeller. However, most mock drafts have Zeller going after the Warriors select at No. 7.A more likely scenario involving Zeller would be for the Warriors to trade their No. 7 pick and move back a few slots, with the possibility of selecting Zeller in the teens or so.Zeller has a nice outside touch, and said on Monday that he is beginning to add an NBA 3-pointer to his game.
Editor's Note: The above video is from Nov. 3, 2016.
In a stunning move, the Thunder have reportedly agreed to include beloved center Enes Kanter as part of package to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks.
A few hours after the news of the reported trade broke, the six-year NBA veteran recorded a farewell video and posted it to Twitter.
After thanking GM Sam Presti, his mustache bro Steven Adams, his teammates and the whole state of Oklahoma, Kanter made a special request.
"Please beat the Warriors. I'll be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me," Kanter said.
One last time Okla-Home 💙🇹🇷 pic.twitter.com/4GK8nUO5JJ— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) September 23, 2017
Tensions between the Warriors and Thunder have been raw since Kevin Durant bolted OKC for Oakland last summer. The Warriors won all four meetings with the Thunder last season and have won seven straight regular season meetings dating back to the 2015-16 season. During the 2015-16 playoffs, the 73-win Warriors erased a 3-1 series deficit and beat the Thunder in seven games to advance to the NBA Finals.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina’s national championship men’s basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White House tried “eight or nine” dates but none worked.
The Tar Heels, who beat Gonzaga in April to win their latest national title, visited the White House after their 2009 championship. The team was not invited when they won the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional trip by the NBA champions to Washington.