After becoming the number one overall pick in the draft, Paolo Banchero will look to make an immediate impact on the Orlando Magic. The Magic will place Banchero into a rotation with multiple young players who will all attempt to grow together and learn how to play with one another quickly. It will very much be trial by fire — and this current roster is certainly still incomplete.
There is a saying that goes around the NBA when it comes to Summer League — it is something that Jeff Weltman has surely repeated but it is clearly the direction he is pointing toward. Summer League is really only for the players who need it. It is not...
Global scout breaks down new Michigan commit Youssef Khayat: Strengths, weaknesses, Franz Wagner comparison, more
TheWolverine.com caught up with Global basketball scout Kuzey Kılıç, who was one of the first to discover and write about new Michigan Wolverines basketball 2022 commit Youssef Khayat back in 2020 when working for ID Prospects. Kılıç broke down Khayat's game, discussed the Franz Wagner comparison, his ceiling as a player, gave an outlook for what his role at Michigan might look like and more.
The 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year race is going to be interesting with the 2022 draft absolutely loaded at
Magic stars from the past supporting Magic stars of the future.
The Michigan men's basketball team's impact on the NBA has blossomed in recent years. The Wolverines had 15 former players appear in NBA games this season, including a nation-leading five still alive in the NBA Playoffs. And on Wednesday, one of Michigan's newest NBA players earned all-rookie honors from the...
Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham has been selected to the 2021-22 NBA All-Rookie First Team. Cunningham was among unanimous first-team selections, along with NBA Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Evan Mobley. Cunningham lead all the rookies, averaging 17.4 points per game, as well as 5.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds.
Wednesday was a great day for former Michigan basketball players as Franz Wagner earned all-rookie honors and Jordan Poole’s team won in the playoffs. It’s funny to look back on the Michigan basketball fans and other critics that tried to say it was a mistake for Franz Wagner to leave U-M for the 2021 NBA draft.
Toronto Raptors guard-forward Scottie Barnes, Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham and Cleveland Cavaliers forward-center Evan Mobley have been unanimously selected to the 2021-22 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. The three players each received NBA All-Rookie First Team votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of...
ORLANDO – The good news keeps rolling in for the Orlando Magic. A night after they were awarded the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, one of their prized lottery selections from last year’s draft received recognition that he ranks among the top in his class.
It is easy to get excited for the shiny new toy. Orlando Magic fans are still buzzing a day later after the team won the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft — dancing between thoughts of Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero or Chet Holmgren as they will for the next month.
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Franz Wagner was not supposed to be this good, this early for the Orlando Magic. He was supposed to be a glue guy — not a crafty, highlight-reel offensive player. When the Magic drafted Wagner with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the front office praised him for his intangibles, his team-first mentality and his positional versatility. All this proved to be true.