And-Ones: Brown, Davis, Paul, Williamson

Longtime NBA coach Larry Brown is having a rough time coaching the Euroleague’s Fiat Torino in Italy. The team has lost 10 straight and Brown is on the hot seat, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando tweets. Brown was hired over the summer, his first head coaching job since leaving his position at Southern Methodist two years ago.

We have more from around the basketball world:

  • Former NBA big man Glen Davis has drawn interest from multiple teams in Asia and Israel, according to a Sportando report. Davis briefly played for a Croatian team this season. His last taste of the NBA came in 2014/15, when he played 74 games with the Clippers.
  • Brandon Paul is in serious talks with Greece’s Olympiacos, according to another Sportando report. Paul was waived by the Spurs in late July and failed to hook on to another NBA club. The shooting guard made his league debut last season and appeared in 64 games, averaging 2.3 PPG and 1.1 RPG in just 9.0 MPG.
  • Duke forward Zion Williamson has emerged as the favorite to be the top pick in next year’s draft, according to ESPN’s Mike Schmitz. He’s passed freshmen teammates RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish because of his unique skill set and it’s hard to imagine a rebuilding team choosing anyone else, Schmitz adds.
  • NBA prospect Akok Akok has withdrawn from Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut and will enroll in college in January, he told Adam Zagoria of Akok, a 6’10” power forward, has graduated high school and is eligible for the draft. He is considering Connecticut, Georgetown, Providence, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
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6 thoughts on “And-Ones: Brown, Davis, Paul, Williamson

  1. Ptn18

    Duke plays Indiana at 9:30 pm eastern time on ESPN. Duke’s Williamson, Barrett, and Reddish and Indiana’s Romeo Langford (projected to go no. 5) will all be playing.

  2. Ptn18

    Anthony Edwards, a 6’5″ wing from Atlanta, Ga., has reclassified to next years class and is now the no. 1 college prospect for next season.

  3. Loren Polonsky

    I saw Barrett play over the summer with the Canadian National Team. He takes it strong to the hole, but I’m wondering how consistent he’s going to be from the field. I agree that Williamson will be the no. 1 pick because of the matchup nightmare. What kind of specimen is going to be able to D him up?

  4. sheff86

    Putnam Science Academy…. that’s like Putnam High School grades 13&14.

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