From segregated schools to the bench

Those watching the six-week trial of convicted doubler-murderer Alex Murdau have seen an extraordinary amount of what Judge Clifton B. Newman gave the once-high-profile attorney before sentenced him to life in prison on Friday. I was unmoved by a very personal 15-minute warning. For many South Carolina residents, 71-year-old Newman is an African-American who grew […]

Nerlens Noel signing with Nets in boost to size off bench

Nerlens Noel is back in New York. free agent center contract with the Netshis rep told ESPN’s Adrian Wojanowski on Saturday. Lacking frontcourt size, the 6-foot-10 veteran gives Brooklyn much-needed bulk and added defense off the bench. Noel completed his buyout with the Pistons earlier this week after playing in just 14 games for Detroit […]

Nets’ Cam Thomas remaining in bench role despite scoring surge

Over the past month, Cam Thomas has been the Nets’ top scorer and one of the best players in the NBA. But that doesn’t seem to give him a starting role in Brooklyn. Thomas has been off the bench in all but three appearances all season, and Jack Vaughan shows no signs of that changing. […]