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Former Wildcat star Tyler Ulis defeats the Boston Celtics at the buzzer

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On Friday night, Tyler Ulis finished with a career high in points (14) and assists (7) for the Phoenix Suns.

Sunday night, however, Ulis took yet another major step up.

Ulis finished with 20 points, five assists, two rebounds, and two steals in Phoenix’s win over the Boston Celtics.

The real story of the game? Mr. Clutch did it again.

Another look:

Check out some of Ulis’ other highlights from the game:


On a hilarious note, Ulis lost in the 2nd shortest jump ball in NBA history against Boston’s Isaiah Thomas (combined 138 inches). No, seriously.

(For those curious, the shortest jump ball in NBA history was between Muggsy Bogues and Troy Hudson (136 inches) back in 1999.)

The clutch gene never fades, it seems.

It’s time, Phoenix. A starting guard unit of Ulis-Bledsoe-Booker absolutely needs to happen.

@JackPilgrimKSR


Willie Cauley-Stein (almost) made the poster dunk of the year

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Minutes after Tyler Ulis sent the Boston Celtics home with a loss, Kings forward Willie Cauley-Stein nearly converted the biggest dunk of the year over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.

Willie knocked down both free throws to take a one-point lead over the Jazz with under ten seconds to go in overtime.

And then this happened…

WCS finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block in the 110-109 loss.

The Kings are now 1-4 since the departure of DeMarcus Cousins, but Cauley-Stein is blossoming into a stud for Sacramento.


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Aaron Harrison catches fire for the 87ers

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I’m not one to really write home about any player’s performance in the NBA D-League, but Wildcat legend Aaron Harrison absolutely went off in today’s game for the Delaware 87ers in their game against the Erie Bayhawks.

Harrison had his rights traded to Delaware at the beginning of February from the Charlotte Hornets’ development league team, the Greensboro Swarm. Now, he’s starting alongside former Louisville Cardinal Russ Smith, making an all-state of Kentucky back court for the 87ers.

In today’s win over the Bayhawks, Harrison went for 30 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 0 turnovers. While that is a good line in and of itself, the real telling stat is that Harrison was an incredible 8-8 from three point land. A lot of players can go for 30 points in a D League game, but not a lot of players can go 8-8 from the NBA three-point line while being guarded.

Take a look at Aaron’s highlights below:

You’d think people would know that you have to guard him a little better from the left wing, right? Just ask Michigan and Wisconsin what they think on that subject.

On top of Harrison’s performance, his backcourt mate, Russ Smith added in 17 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Those two guys led the way for the 87ers in their 123 to 103 victory today. Hopefully today’s performance is the beginning of Aaron Harrison’s path back to an NBA roster.

@BrettBibbinsKSR


BBNBA: A Fantastic Friday Night for Former Cats

In Nerlens Noel’s first start for the Mavericks he had his first career 15/15 game, finishing with 15 points, 17 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists and a steal.  I think it’s safe to say the trade to Dallas worked.

The Pelicans had an opportunity to knock off the Spurs in regulation, but faltered in overtime.  That doesn’t mean Boogie and the Brow didn’t ball out.  In his fourth game as a Pelican, DeMarcus Cousins tied the franchise rebounding record with 23.  Cousins added 19 points to the stat sheet.

Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 29 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, a block and this fantastic steal.

John Wall couldn’t will the Washington Wizards to a win over Patrick Patterson’s Raptors (8 pts., 7 reb.), but he did find the time to flirt with a triple-double.  Wall finished with 30 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds.  He also got three blocks, including this nastiness.

We’ve become accustomed to seeing stuff like that, but I’ll never get used to seeing Wall drain threes.

When Tyler Ulis (career-high 14 points) wasn’t busy throwing passes between Steven Adams’ legs, Devin Booker (17 pts., 7 reb.) was busy getting buckets and talking trash to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Enes Kanter (11 pts., 5 reb.) yelled “Rebound!” as Devin Booker’s shot a three.  It swished through the net and Booker ran back down court yelling at him “Rebound what?!”  Eric Bledsoe led the Suns in scoring with 18 points by doing crazy stuff like this:

In L.A., Julius Randle squared up against his former Kentucky teammate James Young.  Young was held scoreless in 12 minutes of action and Randle finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds.  Young’s Celtics won 115-95.


Got plans tonight? Watch Boogie and the Brow on ESPN

Got plans tonight? Watch Boogie and the Brow on ESPN

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No plans tonight? Flip over to ESPN at 9:30 p.m. to see Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and the Pelicans take on the Spurs.

This is only Boogie’s fourth game alongside Davis, and his first game back since his one-game suspension for having 18 technical fouls this season. In their three games together with the Pelicans, Boogie and the Brow are averaging 58.7 combined points. ESPN knows an opportunity to promote a game when it sees one:


Karl Towns’ dad considering suing the Timberwolves mascot for negligence after knee injury

Karl Towns’ dad considering suing the Timberwolves mascot for negligence after knee injury

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You may remember us sharing a story about a month ago about Karl Towns Sr. being injured at a Timberwolves game. Karl’s dad, one of the nicest people in the history of people, was at the bad end of a stunt by the Timberwolves’ mascot, Crunch. One of Crunch’s routines is riding a sled down the stairs at games, and at the end of one said routine, he lost balance and hit an empty front row aisle seat, which then crashed into Karl Sr.’s right knee, causing him significant pain. According to The Crossover, Karl Sr. is now considering suing the Timberwolves and Crunch for negligence.

Towns Sr. suffered considerable pain and was given an ice pack to reduce swelling. The Crossover has learned that while arena attendants encouraged Towns Sr. to leave the game and seek care at a local hospital, he refused to do so. Towns Sr. believed that his son—the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2016—would notice his father’s absence. In turn, Towns Sr. reasoned, Towns Jr. might worry about his father’s health and not play as well. Towns Sr. stuck around for the rest of the game, but by the end, his knee had begun to swell considerably and he couldn’t put any weight on it. Arena attendants provided Towns Sr. with crutches. He hobbled out of the arena and was taken to a local hospital for an MRI.

Three weeks later, Towns Sr. was spotted at All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge, in which his son played. Towns Sr. was on crutches at the time and appeared to be moving in pain.

Now, of course the incident was an accident, but it is worth pointing out that the routine looks pretty dangerous and it’s a wonder no one’s gotten hurt yet:

The Crossover’s Michael McCann breaks down Karl Sr.’s case against the Timberwolves, concluding that they will probably settle out of court. Still, it’s not every day the father of an NBA superstar sues his son’s own team.

[Sports Illustrated]


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BBNBA: Tyler Ulis sets career high in assists

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Matt York AP

Ever since the Phoenix Suns were unable to trade Brandon Knight before the trade deadline, his minutes have declined to almost never checking into the game. Meanwhile, Tyler Ulis has been the other guard picking up the back up minutes for the Suns, and he’s taking advantage. Last night, Ulis set a new career high of 8 assists to go along with 8 points and 2 steals, in only 23 minutes.

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Tyler Ulis, Phoenix Suns (120-103 win over Hornets)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 23  3-7  0-0  2-2  0  1  1  8  2 0  1  0  +17  8

Slick crossover from Ulis that leads to the assist.

Really pretty assist here for the one-handed oop.

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Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (120-103 win over Hornets)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 30 5-12  1-4  4-5 0 6  6  9  0  0  5  3  +7  15

 

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Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns (120-103 win over Hornets)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 25  3-4  1-1  7-8  0 4  4  7  1  1  4  2  +0  14

Bledsoe finishes through contact on the floater.

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Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns (120-103 win over Hornets)

DNP – Coach’s Decision

 

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets (120-103 loss to Suns)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 29  3-7  0-0 1-2  5 3  8  1  6  0  3  4 -2  7

MKG misses his first attempt but sticks with it for the put back.

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Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City Thunder (

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 28  6-13 0-0  6-7  2 8  10  0  1  0  2  3  +14  18

Strong post finish from Kanter.

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Rajon Rondo, Chicago Bulls (94-87 win over Warriors)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 13  3-5 0-1  2-3  0  3  3  3  0  0  4  3  +2  8

Rondo goes coast to coast for the and-one.

That’s a ball-fake that the old Rondo would make. Filthy.


Take a look at tonight’s NBA schedule below:

  • New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers, 7pm ET
  • Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards, 7pm ET
  • Miami Heat at Orlando Magic, 7pm ET
  • Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks, 8pm ET
  • Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30pm ET
  • Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz, 9pm ET
  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns, 9pm ET
  • San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans, 9:30pm ET on ESPN
  • Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30pm ET

@BrettBibbinsKSR


Terrence Jones is headed to Milwaukee

After parting ways with the New Orleans Pelicans last week, Terrence Jones has found a new home. According to Marc Stein, the real T. Jones just signed a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks for the rest of the season. Jones averaged 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Pelicans this season, and was an early frontrunner for block of the year with this beauty against LeBron James back in January:

Teach us bout Milwaukee, Terrence.


BBNBA: Pelicans get first W since the big trade, but Cousins is still winless

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The New Orleans Pelicans picked up their first win since the All-Star break last night, as well as the first win since DeMarcus Cousins joined the team. The only problem with that is that DeMarcus Cousins didn’t play last night, serving his one-game suspension due to picking up his 18th technical foul of the season. Let’s take a look at what the other Cats in action did with Cousins sitting out.

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Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans (109-86 win over Pistons)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 36  11-17  0-2  11-11  1  13  14  3  0  1  2  2  +20  33

Quick congrats to AD for hitting the 7,000 point mark on his career.

Don’t forget, there’s a point guard hidden in that tall and lanky frame.

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Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (107-80 win over Jazz)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
35  9-16  2-3  1-1  3  12  15  3  0  1  4  2  +20  21

Big KAT is on a tear as of late. He just keeps getting better.

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Trey Lyles, Utah Jazz (107-80 loss to Timberwolves)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 20  1-6  0-1  1-2  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  3  -11  3

 

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John Wall, Washington Wizards (105-96 win over Raptors)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 34  4-12  0-2  4-4 1  3  4  12 0 1  2  1  +2  12

Not in the Great Wall’s house!

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Patrick Patterson, Toronto Raptors (105-96 loss to Wizards)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 21  0-6  0-4  0-0  0  4  4  0  0  0  0  1  -11  0

 

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Skal Labissiere, Sacramento Kings (109-100 loss to Nets)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 15  4-5 0-0  2-2  3  2  5  0  1  1  2  3  -17  10

Apparently, Skal is a rim protector now. Labissiere got his first career NBA start last night.

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Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento Kings (109-100 loss to Nets)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 25  2-6  0-0  5-6  2  3  5  0  3  0  3  4  +7  9

Cuts off the baseline for a two handed flush.

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Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets (110-98 win over Bucks)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 30  4-13  2-9  0-0  1  0  1  5  2  1  2  1  +15  10

Jamal got it going in the 1st quarter with a rare start last night.

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Nerlens Noel, Dallas Mavericks (100-95 loss to Hawks)

MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
 16  3-5 0-0  0-0  1  1  2  0  1  1  0  2  -5  6

A Nerlens block on one end leads to a Mavericks’ bucket on the other.


Here’s a look at the games in the NBA later tonight:

  • Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls, 8pm ET on TNT
  • Charlotte Hornets at Phoenix Suns, 9pm ET
  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trailblazers, 10:30pm ET on TNT

@BrettBibbinsKSR


Old man Vince Carter ejected for elbowing Devin Booker

Before we get started here, I want to make it clear that I love Vince Carter. Big Vince Carter guy talking to you right now. The dunk contest in 2000 was basketball porn to a young Drew Franklin.

But Vince is in the doghouse with one of his biggest fans after his antics last night in the Suns-Grizzlies game, when he landed a cheap shot on Devin Booker, a friend of the program.

See for yourself:

Was Booker running his mouth beforehand? Probably. (Okay, definitely.) Did Booker sell that fall? Yeah, sure.

But Vince Carter knows better than to raise his elbow like that. The Vince Carter I know and love would’ve waited until the next trip down the court and then jumped over him.

Maybe Vince is still upset from the last time the Suns and Grizzlies met.


BBNBA: Boogie and the Brow combine for 69 points

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Plenty of Cats were in action last night in the NBA, led by DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, who combined for 69 points in New Orleans’ loss to Oklahoma City. That’s where we’ll start today’s BBNBA roundup…

bbnba-cousinsDeMarcus Cousins, Pelicans (118-110 loss to the Thunder)

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

21

8-15

0-3

15-15

2

8

10

3

0

0

1

6

+2

31

Boogie got a technical 32 seconds in to the game, his 18th of the season, which means he’ll have to serve a one-game suspension:

However, he shook it off and delivered this nice pass to Anthony Davis in the middle:


bbnba-davisAnthony Davis, Pelicans (118-110 loss to the Thunder)

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

32

15-28

2-3

6-6

3

4

7

4

1

0

1

4

-6

38

Meanwhile, Anthony Davis had 24 points in the first quarter alone, a Pelicans record. Watch them all below:


bbnba-kanterEnes Kanter, Thunder (118-110 win over the Pelicans)

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

24

6-9

0-0

8-10

3

6

9

3

1

0

2

4

+21

20

Kanter scored 20 points off the bench for the Thunder, and had some impressive D vs. Boogie on this play:


bbnba-wallJohn Wall, Wizards (102-92 loss to the Jazz)

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

37

9-18

2-4

3-5

0

3

3

11

4

0

9

2

-7

23

In the span of 30 seconds, Wall did a whole lotta awesome things last night:


bbnba-lylesTrey Lyles, Jazz (102-92 win over the Wizards)

DNP – Coach’s decision


bbnba-bledEric Bledsoe, Suns (100-96 loss to the Bucks)

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

34

4-10

0-2

3-4

0

4

4

9

2

2

5

4

+5

11

Bledsoe got’em on this play:


bbnba-bookDevin Booker, Suns (100-96 loss to the Bucks)

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

35

5-11

2-3

3-4

0

4

4

3

1

0

3

3

+6

15

Check out Baby Book getting chippy with Khris Middleton!

Middleton is lucky Tyler Ulis didn’t run over and knock him out for messing with his boy.

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Why does Draymond Green get a pass for his antics, but DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t?

As we all know, DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans following the NBA All-Star game last Sunday night. Nearly everyone applauded the move, and rightfully so.

Boogie was able to join Anthony Davis to create the most formidable frontcourt duo the NBA has seen since David Robinson and Tim Duncan. The NBA world was fascinated by the idea of “fire and ice,” the nickname given to the duo by Boogie himself, and the Big Blue Nation went crazy to see two stars of the Kentucky family on the same squad.

For Cousins, it was a much-needed fresh start.

The phrases “toxic,” “crybaby,” “locker room cancer,” “chemistry killer” and countless others have been thrown around in reference to Cousins in his six-year career in Sacramento, none of which appropriately characterize the former Kentucky center. We know him as a big ole’ friendly teddy bear that would give the shirt off his back without thinking twice, combined with a competitive nature, ready to go to war for his teammates.

In the NBA, his incredible character traits have been lost in translation. If you ask the media, at least.

The countless hours of community service and hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to charity aren’t in the headlines. “Santa Cuz” and his time spent helping the less fortunate isn’t publicized.

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It’s the temper tantrums, technical fouls, and media blowouts that turn heads. Cousins’ on-court success has been riddled with asterisks since day one.

“He’s a talented player, but…

The Kings held him hostage in a toxic environment, and showed no promise of making significant change around him. Despite developing into the greatest big man the league has seen since Shaquille O’Neal, his “character flaws” shined through.

In Cousins’ world, the “bad boy” persona media placed on him outweighed the talent, and he quickly became a public enemy.

Roughly 83 miles down the road from Sacramento, however, a winning culture has given All-Star forward Draymond Green a free ticket to act how he pleases with little repercussions. And that’s bullshit.

Despite Green’s knack for kicking opponents in the groin, massive outbursts toward officials and coaches, and relentless trash talk, no one seems to bat an eye. It’s been brought up on afternoon sports talk shows on ESPN, but the narrative seems to always fall back on his on-court abilities. He has been able to remain hidden in a cast of All-Stars, and winning has masked the backlash of fines, suspensions, and immense media scrutiny.

He even has several montages on YouTube documenting his dirtiest plays and excessive trash talking:

In the media’s eyes, he’s certainly rough around the edges, but the focus is on the talent he brings to Golden State and how lucky the team is to have him.

Don’t get me wrong, Green is an unbelievable talent and has really found his niche on a championship roster. He’s a big reason the Warriors won the title back in 2015 and went on the most historic regular season run in NBA history the year after. There’s no denying it.

But his antics should be in the spotlight just as much as his impressive highlights.

So why does the media treat DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green differently?

For Green, it’s considered “passion” and “competitive nature.” “It’s just Draymond,” they say. He gets a pass because his actions haven’t been detrimental to team chemistry. Yet.

On Thursday night, Green went on an emotional tirade against the Los Angeles Clippers where he lashed out at referees for a call and stormed off the court. His temper tantrum earned him a technical foul, his ninth of the year, but the Warriors still managed to score 123 points en-route to a double-digit victory. The tirade was immediately lost in the shuffle.

Golden State is now 49-9 on the year, and Draymond will continue to be celebrated for his contributions on the floor.

Winning masks all flaws.

When the media discusses Green, they discuss his versatility and unique skill-set as a big man to do all of the “little things” it takes to win a ring. He rebounds well, runs the floor, passes, and he’s a physical scorer. He does it all.

Green was placed beautifully in Golden State, the perfect complement to his game. He has two of the greatest shooters in NBA history with the defensive focus centered on them, and all he has to do is play cleanup duty and reap the benefits. Kevin Durant’s arrival has only emphasized this.

Green will continue to kick opponents and throw temper tantrums, but as long as it doesn’t interfere with the Warriors’ winning ways, no one will care.

For Boogie, he couldn’t have been in a more polar opposite position in Sacramento. Teams were able to double and triple-team him in the post because they were well aware of the rest of the team’s shortcomings. Rudy Gay, an above-average wing by NBA standards, was the only consistent contributor outside of Cousins in his tenure in Sacramento.

The other talent they managed to place around Cousins was moved in various trades for pennies on the dollar. Isaiah Thomas and Hassan Whiteside are now dominating for other organizations with absolutely zero return for Sacramento. But hey, at least seasoned veterans like Kosta Koufos, Arron Afflalo, and Darren Collison have managed to stick around garnering a plethora of minutes. Woof.

When you look at the draft, you see Nik Stauskas, Thomas Robinson, and Ben McLemore, three guys the Kings selected in the top ten. Three shots, and they missed on every one. Two years ago, they drafted former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein at No. 6, a move Kentucky fans were certainly excited for. At the time it was enticing to think of a frontcourt of both Boogie and WCS, but he is absolutely not a guy you build a team around. He’s a complementary asset you add to take your team from good to great.

Sacramento has proven time and time again they are the most clueless front office in all of professional sports. They created a losing atmosphere, and the NBA world expected Cousins to remain sane.

If you wasted your prime years in a barren wasteland of an organization, for a front office that swung and missed time and time again in the NBA Draft, free agency, and trade circuit, you’d realize keeping your composure was nearly impossible. Hell, the only reason he went to the Pelicans among a slew of other offers was because the Sacramento front office felt Buddy Hield was the next Steph freaking Curry.

Seriously. What does that tell you about who Cousins was dealing with?

And let’s not act like the Kings rallied behind their star big man, either.

Throughout his career, Cousins was being actively shopped around the league, but was always told face-to-face he had nothing to worry about, he would not be traded. The front office denied the talks every time. Last weekend, Kings GM Vlade Divac continued to tell the media the rumors were false, even following the All-Star Game. Both Cousins and his agents were assured yet again he was the franchise centerpiece and would never be moved.

He was traded 40 minutes later.

For six seasons, Cousins was condemned in Sacramento, made out to carry more baggage than reward in the long haul. Hell, media members like Bill Plaschke of ESPN said Cousins was unwanted by everyone in the NBA and didn’t deserve to be on the 2016 Olympic roster because he didn’t represent our country well enough. It was a non-stop charade, his flaws were always placed on a golden plate and shoved down everyone’s throats.

Cousins had every reason to be frustrated in Sacramento. I would be, and so would you.

But what is Draymond’s excuse?

Is he winning too much? Is he upset because he has become the fourth option on a championship team? Boo-hoo. Cousins would kill to be in that position.

When Boogie was at Kentucky, he had no problems. Coach Cal loved him, his teammates rallied behind him, and he was a fan-favorite from the very start.

Fighting to be a winner in a losing situation can only last so long before you drive yourself nuts.

The Pelicans have a long way to go before making a legitimate splash in the Playoffs, but a change of scenery was a fantastic step in the right direction for the most misunderstood player in the league. Cousins deserves to be appreciated for his talents, not chastised for his flaws. Especially when Draymond Green is being praised by the talking heads on ESPN for similar behavior.

New Orleans, please develop a winning culture so people can see the real Boogie. The BBN is begging you.

@JackPilgrimKSR


Karl-Anthony Towns has career night with 37 points and 22 rebounds

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Last night, Karl-Anthony Towns took the NBA by storm. Again.

The former Wildcat dropped 37 points on 66% shooting, 22 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in Minnesota’s 142-130 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Check out some of the highlights from the game:

Even with the monster night, KAT was not content with the loss. Instead of going to bed early or going out on the town, he went straight to work after the game.

Over the last three games, Towns is averaging 29 points and 19.6 rebounds a game for the Timberwolves, leading the team to a 2-1 record in that span.

Just remember though, UK’s NBA track record is “embarrassing” in the eyes of Colin Cowherd. Lol.