Well, friends, we did it. It’s Friday at 5 p.m., which means that for most of us, the work week is over and it’s time to get our weekend on. Before I peel myself off my office chair for the first time since Monday morning, I thought I’d share some leftovers that have been floating around.
Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland
The biggest sports news of the day is that Kyrie Irving reportedly wants out of Cleveland. ESPN is reporting that last week, Irving met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and requested a trade because he doesn’t want to play alongside LeBron James anymore. Whoa. As you might expect, LeBron was reportedly “blindsided” by the news and disappointed, per ESPN’s sources.
Where is Kyrie headed? Per Chris Haynes, he told the Cavs his four preferred landing spots were New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Minnesota. Even though Kyrie’s a Dukie, that would make the Timberwolves a contender, so I’m all in.
Kent Bulle tied for 10th at The British Open
Bulle was on the course early this morning, which turned out to be a blessing as conditions at the Royal Birkdale deteriorated throughout the day. Bulle shot a 72 in round two, which takes him to even. He’s now tied for 10th, and will certainly make the cut. Former Cat JB Holmes isn’t far behind, tied for 35th at +3.
The 13-year-old UK offered last week just picked up another SEC offer
Remember Keyaunta Goodwin, the 6-6 350 lbs. 13-year-old UK offered last week? Georgia just offered him today as well. If you can’t tell, he’s the big one:
— Dave Lackford (@RivalsDave) July 21, 2017
He also likes pancakes?
— Kiyaunta Goodwin (@K_Goodwin2022) July 19, 2017
Here are some more highlights from Zion Williamson’s game today
As you can see, Calipari had a front row seat. Speaking of recruiting…
Darius Garland will announce his top six in one hour
UK offered the 2018 point guard last weekend, and barring a disaster, the Cats should make his top six, which will drop around 6 p.m. While Kentucky is still prioritizing Immanuel Quickley at point guard in 2018, Calipari has clearly proved he’s not afraid to have multiple point guards on his roster.
Malik Monk is coming back to Kentucky
Monk will be back in the Bluegrass to help out with the Big Blue Basketball ProCamp next week, and while in town, he’s doing a mini autograph tour. Here’s where you can see Monk next weekend:
Have a great weekend, folks. I’ll see you bright and early Monday morning.