Jordan Bell: To the NBA or Not to the NBA?

Bob Rickert Editorials 3 Comments

Oregon fans have rarely, if ever seen a player like Jordan Bell, but the NBA is filled with them. Long and athletic, a leaper, passer, terrific pick-setter with a high basketball IQ and a guy who finishes well on the break. If he had a proven low post game or a 12-foot jumper he’d be a sure-fire NBA 1st-round pick. …

Oregon Salutes Greg Ballard, Kamikaze Kids

Jordan Ingram Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 2 Comments

Greg Ballard, small forward for the mid-1970’s Oregon basketball squad dubbed by journalists as the “Kamikaze Kids,” was among the most talented basketball players to ever grace the hardwoods of McArthur Court. Today, Ballard will be honored as Oregon’s Progressive Classic Legend of the Game at Matthew Knight Arena. Ballard’s contributions to the halls of Oregon athletic history are truly …

Will Former Duck Mike Moser Make an NBA Roster This Season?

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Former Oregon Ducks basketball player Mike Moser continued his unconventional pursuit of becoming an NBA player on Saturday when he scored 17 points to go along with three assists, three rebounds and three steals for the Boston Celtics summer league team. His 17 points were second only to teammate Kelly Olynyk and he outplayed two lottery picks: Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart …

NBA Draft Surprises, Trades, and the Iranian Connection

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The 2013 NBA Draft had many story lines.  It was commissioner David Stern’s last NBA draft as he is set to retire this upcoming February.  The consensus projected number one pick, Nerlens Noel, fell all the way to the New Orleans Pelicans at number six only to be traded to the 76ers along with a first round pick in next years draft …