Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Dion Waiters receives suspension from Miami Heat
The start of the 2019 season started on a rocky note for former Syracuse basketball star Dion Waiters. On social media, Waiters publicly criticized his head coach and Miami Heat rookie guard Tyler Herro. Herro was slated to start in front of Waiters, which he took exception too.This series of events led to his 2-game suspension handed down from his team. After Waiters' suspension concluded, he still was inactive and wasn't with the team.
That wouldn't be the last issue involving the team and Dion.
According to Andy Slater, on a team flight to Los Angeles, Waiters suffered a "panic attack" after consuming 'gummies' which is commonly referred to as a CBD edible.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Where is Howard Washington? (mailbag)
The 2019-20 Syracuse basketball season is here. With that being said, it's time to start a brand new tradition here at Inside the Loud House, we'll be doing a weekly mailbag answering all of your questions on Orange hoops.Thank you for all the submissions and if you missed out asking a question this time, keep a lookout on social media for our inquiries next week! Enjoy! Wayne A Wheeler: What's going on with Howard Washington? I think he deserves a chance to show what he can do, he's a great transition player!
Paul 'Boy Green' Esden:
I know a lot of fans have been wondering about this, so I'm glad we get to answer this.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Dion Waiters overdoses on 'gummies', suffered seizure
Former Syracuse basketball star Dion Waiters overdosed on "gummies" on the Miami Heat team plane.The story was confirmed by sports talk radio host Andy Slater.
Waiters was found "passed out" when the plane landed. When he woke up he suffered a seizure per Slater.
No further update was provided due to "medical confidentially laws." What are "gummies"?
It's a common way to ingest marijuana through THC gummies.
Here are the symptoms per Adam Hermann of The Voice:
"It is virtually impossible to fatally overdose from ingesting too much cannabis.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Carmelo Anthony '2000%' ready for NBA return
The lone bright spot of the Syracuse basketball season opener vs Virginia was the presence of Carmelo Anthony in the dome.Normally Melo doesn't get a chance to be in the dome because he's been in the midst of a Hall of Fame career in the NBA. 2019-20 is the first time since Carmelo was drafted that he didn't start the regular season on a team.
Although that doesn't mean the 35-year old is ready to hang up his shoes, he recently spoke to NBA Insider Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson to answer if he's surprised he isn't on a team right now and if he wants to return:
"I really don't want to get into all that right now, but yeah I'm surprised.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Syracuse Basketball Podcast: Poor shooting downs Orange in opener vs. Virginia
The Syracuse Orange men's basketball team lost to the Virginia Cavaliers in historic fashion at the Dome on Wednesday, as both offenses sunk an event the ACC hoped would boost its new network to prominence.Jim Boeheim sounded off about the schedule decision, but his coaching staff largely lacked adjustments to dig into Virginia's Pack Line defense. The game never became a blowout, but fans spilled to the exits with five minutes to go anyway. Joe Girard jumped into the game for some minutes at point, but Jalen Carey's absence and Quincy Guerrier's approach raised questions about the Orange's ability to adjust this season in the biggest games.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Joe Girard III should take over for Jalen Carey at PG
It's easy to make an overreaction to one game.On Wednesday night in the season opener, Syracuse basketball looked hapless offensively vs the Virginia Cavaliers.
Part of that was caused by the pack line defense, the other part of that was due to a lineup decision by head coach Jim Boeheim.
Since the offseason, Jalen Carey has been labeled as 'the' guy for the Orange.
A scintillating sophomore with talent oozing out of his pores that was expected to make a leap in 2019-20. He got a ton of reps this offseason with foreign trips to Greece and Italy to work on his game.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Syracuse men's soccer: It's 'survive and advance' in the ACC Tournament
When the Syracuse Orange left Dorrance Field on Tuesday, elated for the second time this season. As the 10-seed, the Orange (7-5-5, 2-4-2) took on the 7-seed North Carolina Tar Heels (7-7-4, 3-5-0) in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The Orange were able to walk away the victors, 5-3 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw through regular time. Christian Miesch adjusted and made the save in the opening frame, giving Syracuse the advantage, and Matt Orr sealed the fifth penalty to advance to the second round where the Orange will meet the Virginia Cavaliers.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Syracuse men's basketball suffers just fifth season-opening loss under Jim Boeheim
For those of us that had the misfortune of watching the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team on Wednesday night, you probably noticed a number of things you'd rather not have. For instance, Syracuse had minimal ball movement, poor shot selection and hardly any inside presence. They had their lowest scoring game since 1945. And they suffered a season-opening loss for just the fifth time under Jim Boeheim,This is actually the first season-opening loss for the Orange since 2003-04, when the then-defending champs fell to Charlotte, 96-92. SU also lost to Memphis (70-63) to open the season before that -- which turned out pretty well, plus 1994-95 (111-104 loss to George Washington ) and 1987-88 (96-93 to North Carolina).
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Isolation Orange offense falls flat vs Cavaliers
The Syracuse basketball team returned to the Carrier Dome to kick off the 2019 season. Unlike years past the Orange didn't face off with the Detroit Mercy or Cornells of the college basketball world, instead, they opened vs the defending National Champion Virginia Cavaliers.With a team, that many thought was built on offense faced off against a juggernaut of a defense. Syracuse a team built on pick-and-rolls in the past all but abandoned the strategy in the opener.
In the past, the offense seemed to struggle because of double-teams off the ball screens. A change of philosophy and an added wrinkle to the offense.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Orange season will be defined by perseverance
The Syracuse basketball team couldn't buy a basket in its 48-34 setback to No. 11 Virginia on Wednesday night in Central New York, and now a contingent of Orange fanatics are ready to declare the 2019-20 campaign as a disaster.I can't tell you the number of so-called fans who absolutely ripped the 'Cuse to shreds after this dreadful shooting performance by Syracuse (0-1, 0-1), which amounted to the fewest points that the Orange has produced since before the Carrier Dome commenced operations in 1980.
Look, I get that some folks in 'Cuse Nation are disappointed and frustrated.
Official Site of the Orange: Attention Otto's Kids Club Members: Time to Get Your Men's Basketball Tickets
Share:All members of the 2019-20 Syracuse University Otto's Kids Club are invited to attend four upcoming men's basketball games this season. Every member receives one free ticket to two Atlantic Coast Conference games and two non-conference games this season.
Members are invited to attend the following games: vs. Bucknell (Nov. 23)
vs. North Florida (Dec. 21)
vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 4, 2020)
vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 22)
Not an Otto's Kids Club member? If you are age 12 or under, are a fan of Syracuse athletics and love to meet new friends, come join the fun!
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: 'Heim Time: Jim Boeheim disagrees with ACC game to start season
When it comes to Syracuse Orange men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, there's no artifice. What you see is what you get and Boeheim has never been afraid to tell you what he actually thinks.Such was the case last night after Syracuse's 48-34 loss to Virginia. The conference matchup was part of the new 20-game league schedule and the ACC's new television network. Given the loss, Boeheim's indignation should come as no surprise.
"You never want to play the elite games early. It's stupid. It's just a money grab," Boeheim said. "They've got scheduled games for TV, for the TV contract so you've got to play games early.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Takeaways from Syracuse basketball's 48-34 loss to Virginia
The Virginia Cavaliers defeated the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team, 48-34 to begin the 2019-20 season, establishing a new offensive low in modern Orange history.SU's 34 points across 40 minutes marked its worst performance since the end of World War II. The ACC Network's hope for an opening showcase fell flat, as offensive concerns emerged for Syracuse even considering the opponent, arguably the best defense in the sport. Jim Boeheim has now lost four straight to Tony Bennett's Cavaliers.
Here are three takeaways from the game.
Shooting not as good as advertised
Virginia's pack line defense collapsed and repeatedly held Elijah Hughes, Buddy Boeheim, Jalen Carey -- fill in a name -- from the interior.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Syracuse men's basketball vs. Virginia: TNIAAM predictions & poll
Welcome to the Syracuse Orange men's basketball season! Jim Boeheim returns to the sidelines for the 44th season, and to start things off, the defending national champion (woof) Virginia Cavaliers come to town.We've been talking about expectations for 2019-20 for months now, and it's finally here. So what do we think happens when SU hosts UVA at 9 p.m. ET at the Carrier Dome (and on ACC Network for those of us watching from home)? The TNIAAM staff weighs in...
Syracuse 77, Virginia 72
I've been a bit bullish on the team all preseason, so why stop now?
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Stagnant offense silences Orange in opener vs Virginia
Syracuse basketball didn't start the 2019-20 season the way they wanted to by losing to the Virginia Cavaliers. Here's how it all went down and the top takeaways from this one. First halfTo absolutely no one's surprise, five NBA teams were represented at Wednesday night's season opener between the Orange and the Cavaliers.
Although how's this for a surprise Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim mixed up the starting lineup that he had used all offseason long:
The new wrinkle was freshman sensation Quincy Guerrier to the bench, Dolezaj to the starting lineup.
- There are no injuries listed at this time.