Sports SUmmary: Lakers consider Carmelo, Mangakahia makes hoops lists

Sports SUmmary: Top news from in and around the 'Cuse

Top news from in and around the Syracuse sports world, past and present.
Published: February 12, 2019
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Carmelo Anthony, seen here during an NBA exhibition game with the New York Knicks in 2013, is expected to be in free agent considerations with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony draws interest from Los Angeles Lakers

After last week’s NBA trade deadline, the Lakers opened up a roster spot with their trade of Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley for Mike Muscala. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, “the Lakers plan to evaluate the full buyout market once it takes shape, but Carmelo Anthony is expected to be among the considerations too, league sources tell ESPN.”

Former SU star Malachi Richardson traded, then waived

The day before the NBA’s trade deadline, Malachi Richardson — the 22nd pick in 2016 — and the draft rights to Emir Preldzic were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for cash considerations. However, according to Derek Bodner of The Athletic, the 76ers have waived Malachi Richardson to make room for James Ennis, who the team just acquired in their latest deal.

This transaction leaves only four former Syracuse athletes in the NBA currently: Jerami Grant, Dion Waiters, Wesley Johnson and Tyler Lydon.

Richardson joins two former Syracuse players who have been waived this season as well: Carmelo Anthony and Michael Carter-Williams.

The 6-foot-6 Richardson has only played 70 games between his time with the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors in his three seasons in the NBA after leaving college, where he last made a Final Four appearance his freshman year in 2015-16.

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SU to retire Tim Green’s jersey in September

Syracuse athletics will honor former Syracuse defensive lineman Tim Green by retiring his No. 72 jersey at halftime of Syracuse Football’s home season opener against Clemson on Sept. 14.

Green played for Syracuse from 1982-85 and remains the school’s all-time leader in sacks with 45.5. In 1986, he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons. Since retiring from professional football, Green has become a noted author.

In November 2018, Green announced he was diagnosed with ALS.

Mangakahia nominated for top national awards

Syracuse Women’s Basketball junior guard Tiana Mangakahia was the only ACC player among the top 10 candidates for the 2019 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award.

Also, Mangakahia is among the 30 NCAA Division I basketball players being considered for the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy.

Men’s Basketball: The Orange go 1-1 last week

On Feb. 5, No. 22 Florida State beat Syracuse 80-62. Tyus Battle had a game-high 23 points, while Elijah Hughes and Oshae Brissett contributed with 17 and 16 points, respectively.

On Feb. 9, the Orange defeated the Boston College Eagles 67-56 in the Carrier Dome. Buddy Boeheim exploded for 16 points in 23 minutes, with Battle holding down the fort with 21 points and four rebounds.

The Orange face off against NC State at 8 p.m. at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina

Women’s Basketball: No. 15 Syracuse falls to No. 2 Louisville, beats Boston College

The Orange fell to the Louisville Cardinals 76-51. Kiara Lewis had a team-high 13 points followed by Miranda Drummond with nine points.

The Orange won against Boston College Sunday 96-69. Drummond continues to have a stellar season, posting 24 points and three rebounds in 23 minutes. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi also contributed with 16 points and six rebounds. Guard Mangakahia had a game-high 12 assists.

Syracuse dropped this week in the Women’s College Basketball Poll from No. 15 to No. 16.

Syracuse sits at 7-3, and the team’s next game is against NC State at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Carrier Dome.