Basketball News of the Week – Dec. 12-18, 2020

Nothing But News: here’s some of what happened this week in basketball news…

December 12-18, 2020

Basketball News of the Week

The NCAA announced its Division I women’s basketball tournament will all be played in one location, with San Antonio as the likely host.

Four-star forward Ben Gregg graduated early to join the top-ranked Gonzaga men’s basketball team this season.

Actor Michael B. Jordan announced he plans to host an HBCU basketball showcase called “The Hoops Dream Classic” next year.

Kawhi Leonard responded to the NBA investigation of the Los Angeles Clippers for allegedly hiring help to sway the player to signing with the team in free agency.

Fantasy basketball is right around the corner, so CBSSports.com released some draft prep.

The annual NBA.com GM survey dropped, with 81 percent of responding GMs predicting the Los Angeles Lakers to win the 2021 NBA championship, among other projections.

The NBA’s Board of Governors approved the sale of the Utah Jazz to Ryan Smith for $1.66 billion.

Oregon women’s basketball lost a ton of talent in the offseason to the WNBA, but the program is still one of the best in the country in 2020-21. FiveThirtyEight looked at why.

Diana Taurasi characterized the 2020 WNBA season as one of the league’s “proudest years.”

There are some massive games scheduled in men’s college basketball this weekend, with No. 1 Gonzaga versus No. 3 Iowa acting as the top billing.

December Basketball Watch Guide

Games are getting cancelled, postponed, rescheduled, and sometimes played! We update our monthly watch guide every week in an effort to help you stay on top of what’s streaming and airing each night.

Paul George Re-Signs – What It Means for PG-13 & the Clippers

Heaven Hill explains what Paul George re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers means for him and the team, and what George needs to do to make his big-money payday a worthy investment for the Clips.

Busted Flush Unstacks the Odds, Find Peace in Adverse History

Originally published in 2019, we revisited the 1969-70 Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball team, also known as the Busted Flush. The squad is likely one of the best you’ve never heard of, overlooked through time because of NCAA sanctions that hard to separate from race.

This is how basketball brought together a team with four Black starters and one white starter.

Fran McCaffery Explains Why Defense Is Boring

Raymond Tortuga provides his latest scoop for Something Like Nylon: Iowa men’s basketball head coach thinks defense is boring, and he is also capable of things man cannot comprehend.

Fran McCaffery yawns loudly during a Big Ten basketball game.

We’ll be back next Friday to give you these same style of quick updates on the basketball news of the week!

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