The last two of the Cats’ first round draft picks make their debuts tonight, as DeMarcus Cousins and his Sacramento Kings will square off against Greg Monroe and the Pistons at 6 p.m. (ET) and Eric Bledsoe and the Clips match up against John Wall and Washington at 10. It’s had to seem like an eternity to wait as nearly every other NBA team has seen the summer league floor, but Boogie and Bledsoe will finally get their shot tonight. In addition to their first time on an NBA court being of interest to Kentucky fans, Dime Magazine thinks the pair of former Wildcats are among the most intriguing players to watch in Vegas this week. Here’s their take:
9. Eric Bledsoe (Clippers)
Bledsoe played lead guard in high school, but then spent a year off the ball at Kentucky. Can he make a good impression on the Clippers or will he and Willie Warren end up being combo guards that needed to stay in college?
5. DeMarcus Cousins (Kings)
No question that Cousins has the talent to be next year’s NBA Rookie of the Year, but like Caracter, there are questions about the big man’s maturity and ability to stay in shape. Not going to lie, if Cousins has his head on straight, him and Tyreke could terrorize opposing teams.
So the countdown is on and the world is prepared to watch as the last of Kentucky’s class get their NBA feet wet. The games will be on NBA TV if you’re one of the 12 people who get that channel, or can be seen online at a link someone in the comments will post because I don’t know. Tune in or else.