Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak didn¿t cause a stir when he took his seat at the back of press row an hour before tip-off Tuesday night at Xfinity Center. It was Kupchak¿s first trip back to the Maryland campus since his days as a Washington Bullet playing summer pickup games at Cole Field House. Yet Kupchak¿s presence for No. 7 Maryland¿s matchup against Northwestern was an indication of his interest in at least one of the game¿s participants. Considering how little Maryland freshman Diamond Stone was on the floor for Maryland¿s 62-56 overtime win -- a total of 15 minutes -- Kupchak might have to come back.
Marcin Gortat knew he wasn't going to be in Phoenix long the moment the rebuilding Suns drafted former Maryland center Alex Len fifth overall in June, but that didn't make any less startling the news he had been traded to the Washington Wizards.