Players weigh in: Who is the Rookie of the Year?

by Nathan Smith Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Two players have jumped out ahead in NBA Rookie of the Year race, but most of their peers can’t decide which one is in the lead. Donovan Mitchell, the top scorer for a Jazz team rolling into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak, and Ben […]

Filayyyy hits L.A.

By Nathan Smith Medill Reports LOS ANGELES – Jesse Jones is almost too famous to be here. A dozen men took turns shooting threes and executing exotic dunks in an empty Staples Center on Wednesday, all part of the dress rehearsal for the NBA All-Star Weekend’s competitions. Some, like Jones, played college basketball. But only Jones […]