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Quick updates on a few Kansas basketball personnel situations | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
“I would say probably laundry,” said Self when asked why Azubuike wore the warm-up instead of jeans last weekend. “I mean, somebody asked me the other day, they said, ‘He’ll make a comeback, won’t he this year?’ No. No. He’s out until June. He is out.”

How and why Kansas freshman Ochai Agbaji went from overlooked recruit to NBA prospect
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Against KU’s defense, here’s a strategy that’s worked so far
The college basketball X’s and O’s analyst — and former video coordinator at New Mexico State and Nevada — says every KU defender basically does their job correctly in this first-half clip from a recent game at TCU. After a Horned Frogs ball screen, Mitch Lightfoot aggressively hedges to make the point guard change directions, and Dedric Lawson helps out by “tagging” Lightfoot’s man, bumping him in the lane to give time for Lightfoot to recover.

Kansas State ‘in driver’s seat’ in Big 12 men’s basketball race, KU’s Bill Self says
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10 quotes from Bill Self's weekly media session
The biggest weekend of the year for KU basketball is coming up shortly. Kansas will soon face off against Texas Tech in Lubbock before returning home to square off against conference-leading K-State on Monday. Should the Jayhawks go 2-0, they'll sit at first place in the Big 12.

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“They are a good team, Chris has done a nice job, but how much more difficult is it down there with the place packed out like it’s been the last couple of years? They really had it going under Coach Knight then the fans went away. They’re back now and it looks like a very intimidating place to play.”

What's the latest on the Midwest's best unsigned 2019 prospects?
It is coming down the homestretch for seniors playing in the Midwest. With high school tournaments about to start, prospects in the 2019 class all over the region will begin potentially playing their final basketball games before enrolling in college. While most of the top players in the region are already committed, here is a look at where things stand with the best uncommitted prospects.

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Stephen Jackson: Some 'spoiled' players today lack a 'love for the game'
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Paul George asks Nike 'what went wrong' with his PG 2.5 shoe after Zion Williamson injury
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Warriors' Kevin Durant sees Kings as 'team to be reckoned with soon'
"That's the fourth game that we deserved to lose against this team," Warriors star Kevin Durant said after Thursday night's 125-123 win over the Kings. "But [we] just figure it out at the end of the games. ... Sometimes you're not going to win it with the team game and the way we always play. Sometimes you're just going to have to play streetball, you know what I'm saying? I think tonight, throughout spurts of the game, both teams did that."

Chelsea given two-window transfer ban over youth player breaches
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James Harden says Scott Foster shouldn't officiate Rockets games
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LeBron thrives in this uncomfortable sprint to playoffs
For LeBron James, operating in chaos has never been an impediment -- it's a professional preference. So it came as no surprise on Wednesday when he declared that he "loves being uncomfortable," that it's the essence of his being. A seven-week sprint to the postseason from the 10th spot with no control over the performance of your rivals? Delightful.

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