Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes plays well in another Kings win; Anthony nets 12, hears back from Hubert Davis

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes keeps playing well and it’s never enough for the Sacramento Kings. In a season-high 42 minutes, 43 seconds, Barnes collected 16 points, 11 rebounds and three steals in his sixth double-double of the season. But the Kings lost 117–110 at New Orleans for their sixth consecutive loss after winning their …

Kessler transferring to Auburn

By R.L. Bynum The message Walker Kessler got from Hubert Davis must not have been that different than the one he got from Roy Williams. Monday, Kessler announced on Instagram that he’s transferring to Auburn days after Davis publicly stated that he wanted the big man to stay in Chapel Hill. Kessler visited the Auburn …

Tar Heels in NBA: Rested Ellington plays well as Detroit gives Clippers good game; Bullock has four steals

By R.L. Bynum Even with the Detroit Pistons last in the Eastern Conference with no playoff hopes, the team is practicing load management when it comes to 33-year-old Wayne Ellington. It seems to be working. After Ellington sat out the Pistons’ game the night before in Portland to give him rest, Ellington started for the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bradley puts up double-double against former team; Johnson scores 12

By R.L. Bynum What did the Philadelphia 76ers give up when they traded Tony Bradley to the Oklahoma City Thunder last month? He couldn’t beat his old team, but Bradley put up a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds in the Sixers’ 117–93 road victory Saturday night to remind them of his talent. It …

McKoy comes home, transferring from Virginia to UNC

By R.L. Bynum UNC coach Hubert Davis went inside the conference to grab a player from the transfer portal, luring Justin McKoy from Virginia. Justin McKoy The 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward is coming home in a sense considering McKoy played his high school ball at Cary’s Panther Creek High School, where he was rated as …