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Withey Hopes to Find Place in NBA During Free Agency

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Kansas News

As NBA trends smaller, former KU center Jeff Withey remains optimistic entering free agency | KUsports.com
“There’s definitely still a role. And my role’s a lot different than a lot of guys, just because I’m more of a shot-blocker,” Withey said in a recent interview with the Journal-World. “The league is always going to need that. I feel like it is definitely going to a faster pace and I feel like my game fits that, so I’m not worried.”

Kansas sophomore forward Mitch Lightfoot working on his game during offseason
“I mean I talked to Coach Self after the season. (He said) I’m going to have to be able to stretch the floor,” Lightfoot said. “As a 4-man, that’s a big part of my game. I also have to be able to guard big guys. I’ve got to be able to do both.”

Other Sports

NBA blockbuster trade: Winners and losers as Boston sends No. 1 pick, Fultz, to Sixers - CBSSports.com
In a stunner trade, reports surfaced Saturday night that the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed in principle to a deal sending the No.1 overall pick, which the Sixers will use to select Markelle Fultz, to Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft, along with a protected future first-rounder.

Celtics' reported trade of No. 1 pick could start monstrous summer in Boston - CBSSports.com
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers reportedly agreed to a blockbuster on Saturday night, with the Celtics shipping the No. 1 pick in Thursday's draft to the Sixers in exchange for Philly's No. 3 overall pick this year, plus another first-round pick -- either the 2018 Lakers pick if it falls between No. 2 and No. 5 overall, or the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first-rounder if it doesn't.

Reports: Celtics, 76ers will finalize trade Monday; Sixers will take Fultz with top pick - CBSSports.com
On Saturday night, shortly after Markelle Fultz worked out at Philly's practice facility, Aldridge tweeted the deal will be finalized on Monday, with the top pick going to the Sixers, who will take Fultz.

Danny Ainge: Celtics want visits with Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson - CBSSports.com
The blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers has reportedly been agreed upon, and will be finalized on Monday. The move will send the No. 1 pick in this year's draft to the Sixers in exchange for two first-round picks, including the No. 3 pick in this year's draft.

NBA Mock Draft 2017: Fultz still goes No. 1 (to Sixers); Celtics to snag Jackson - CBSSports.com
Markelle Fultz has long been projected by most to be the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. And he still will be. But he'll be playing in Philadelphia as opposed to Boston thanks to a surprising trade between the Eastern Conference franchises.