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Draft Express believes Teague is 100% gone

Jonathan Givony wants Kentucky fans to quit holding out hope that Marquis Teague might return. The Draft Express guy says Teague is 100% gone, the only question is when he’ll announce his departure.

Givony projects Teague to be drafted 18th overall by the Dallas Mavericks.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

79 Comments for Draft Express believes Teague is 10079one



  1. R.G.
    2:14 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    hmm…i guess so



  2. b
    2:15 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Good luck Teague!



  3. 44 Stitches
    2:15 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not surprised.



  4. Good for him
    2:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If he lands at 18, he better go. Best part of UK basketball right now is the fact we get guys to the league. Youre dumb if you have the talent and the willingness to work to not come here.



  5. uk class of 2013
    2:17 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I still don’t think he is ready to leave yet, I didn’t think Bledsoe and Orton were ready either but Bledsoe isn’t doing that bad. Best of luck to him. Wish he would stay though



  6. Eloy's Stock
    2:18 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Any news?



  7. R. Smith
    2:21 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    if he is the 18th most sought after player in the draft he needs to go and not even think twice about it.

    I can’t see staying another year moving him up much higher



  8. Ridge Runner
    2:22 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Hell, it’s not like we are all worried and concerned as his article eludes to. Sure, we would love to have him back but it’s not like we are holding out hope…lol



  9. Ray Roy
    2:23 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    if he’s at 18 he’d be stupid to go. One more year at school and he’d be top 10 easy.



  10. jmf
    2:24 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    The Draft Express guy is a giatn douche who hates UK.



  11. Kurt in Mia
    2:24 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to see Teague come back… but I believe he leaves. Its all good though… Harrow is a monster!!!



  12. SeoulCat
    2:25 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #10, beat me to the punch. I would take anything this guy says with a grain of salt the size of the Titanic. Teague is probably gone, but this guy is far from the final word on the matter.



  13. Love the kid
    2:28 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    He doesn’t need the money and he could break into the top 10 next year, so it’s tough to swallow, but the Mavs are PERFECT for Teague. He could learn so much from an aging Jason Kidd, start to get more and more minutes as he grows and Kidd’s body wears down, and then he could take over as commander of an O’Brien trophy contender within a few years. I wish him nothing but the absolute best



  14. GYERO
    2:29 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Teague would kill our team’s chemistry next year if he came back. No way he would be ok sharing PG duties with Harrow, and he can’t shoot good enough to play the 2.

    Plus if he didn’t leave he would be viewed a failure. The only PG that Cal didn’t put into the league after 1 season in many years.



  15. BPsycho
    2:31 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, Harrow



  16. beard_brain
    2:32 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #14 I wouldn’t think of him as a failure? He got a championship, where Evans, Rose, Wall, & Knight failed.



  17. the Big Dog
    2:33 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I hope this dirtbag is wrong. Out of the six-man rotation, I think Teague would benefit the most from coming back. His brother is making big bucks so they don’t have the poverty issue that many families have in this situation. If he leaves, best of luck to him. the improvement in his game was a major factor in #8.



  18. GYERO
    2:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    How do you think recruits view success? NCAA titles or how long it takes them to get to the NBA?



  19. UKBlue
    2:35 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Teague is the classic example of what is wrong with one & done; I understand this is a weak draft for guards & this is a common sense business decision, but Teague skill & mentality wise is in no way ready for the NBA. His own brother is currently in the NBA, and skill & mentality wise he should defiantly still be in college.



  20. vator32nh
    2:36 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If Teague wants to go then I am all for him going. Yes I think he would be a better player if he came back and Harrow is a combo guard not a true point like Teague and isnt going to steal his minutes if he comes back. But 18 isnt lottery and if he wants lottery he comes back and maybe gets to 12 after a good sophmore season.



  21. Marcus L. Owens
    2:38 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cal has been telling recruits he is losing 6 guys, this shouldnt be surprising.



  22. DavenderCatTheSequel
    2:42 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    It’s ironic that a few months ago Seth Davis tweeted that Marquis Teague would be the reason UK WOULD NOT win a title & now this JO is tweeting us not to hold out hope he will come back.



  23. Marcus L. Owens
    2:46 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Teague long gone and Im not sold on Harrow not because of talent but his size, 5’11. I know Cal likes big guards and I am convinced that our best line-up next year maybe; Goodwin PG, Shabazz SG, Poythress SF, Wilter PF, Noel C. Harrow, Cauley, Hood off bench as it stands now. I could see Bennett or Oriakhi starting at 4 if they commit.



  24. SeaBlue
    2:51 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    14) agree



  25. Roland
    2:51 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Is there an Echo in that post?



  26. Deepblue
    2:52 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Givony is such a passive aggressive little man. Don’t hope UK fans! There is NO hope! UK fans are basking in the glory of a national championship…the first in nearly 15 years. They aren’t losing sleep about ANYONE going to the NBA. We lost 5 players to the first round of the draft 2 years ago and then what happened? Oh yeah, a final four and a championship. I think we’ll be ok.



  27. yazoomower
    2:54 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, if he really can go at #18, he’s got to go. And good luck. Thanks for all you have done. Good luck and thanks to EVERY one of these kids.



  28. CalTaughtMeToDougie
    2:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I have seen Teague projected as low as 30th to the Bulls. That being said, scouts will love him at draft camp. If he goes, he could very much wind up playing for a good team instead of a [email protected]%k like Charlotte or Washington. If he stays, he will play his way into the top 10. Next year’s team isn’t as talented as this year’s, so he will have to play a huge role next year. He could easily be a star next year and earn himself even more money.



  29. 00BBN00
    2:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    The only news here is that this guy is predicting the Mavericks to pick up Teague. Right after, mind you, Cuban trashed UK and it’s fans publicly.



  30. dhighdrated
    3:00 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I had a love/hate relationship with Teague all year. He proved me wrong time and time again near the end. best of luck whatever he decides



  31. CalTaughtMeToDougie
    3:01 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Marcus Owens: Harrow is listed at 6’2″, although he might be shorter than that.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see:
    G Teague
    G Harrow
    G Muhammed
    F Poythress
    C Noel

    Full rotation: Goodwin, Wiltjer, Cauley.



  32. Heisenberg
    3:02 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If he isn’t with us, that jigaboo needs to get the hell out of here.



  33. ltylerj
    3:02 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    They gave us fans what we wanted, and in doing so, we should hope they gained what they’ve dreamed of and that is a first round pick in the NBA draft. Lets not be greedy for once, and risk these kids careers. They got the job done, they have the right to choose to go more so than all the others before them.



  34. catfan65
    3:03 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    This is not a surprise. I wish Teague the best of luck and really appreciate all he did to help hang #8



  35. JohnW
    3:03 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    We need to fully prepare ourselves for the fact that none of these guys are coming back. It’s disappointing as a fan but a disappointment that I myself will fully trade for a National Championship. The good news is that so far I haven’t heard one big time college basketball player from any of the power programs announce that they are coming back. Last year at this time Kentucky’s road to the national title became much more difficult when Harrison Barnes, Zeller, and Sullinger all announced they would return to school. This year it looks like everyone is going. Don’t be surprised to see Louisville and Indiana as the legitimate #1 and #2 best teams in the country. Even though they are rivals I would much rather see that than North Carolina and Duke in that spot. Trust in Cal. I said three years ago that Calipari came to Kentucky to win multiple national titles and I still believe that. Yes, he is a players first coach but don’t believe for one minute anything he said about not caring about titles during Final Four week. That guy has been on a mission to catch UCLA from the day he stepped up to podium and delivered his state of the union address at Big Blue Madness. Make no mistake about it. We are 48 hours away from Shabazz and Nerlens committing to Kentucky and the locomotive that is Calipari and Big Blue Nation is full steam ahead.



  36. Laker Cat 18
    3:04 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t blame him. I’d love to have him another year and he’d definitely improve his draft stock by staying, but I’m not being selfish. He should go if he wants. Thanks Teague, once a Cat, always a Cat.



  37. old_school IS jerry tipton
    3:04 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    dagnabbit this coach is ruining college basketball. these kids make a few shots and then boom he shoves em out the door. so what we won a championship, as the best basketball tradition in history don’t we want better? oh wait, we won the championship. that is as good as it gets. perhaps I’m just a nihilist. but don’t ever expect me to admit I as wrong! get off my lawn.



  38. Azubuike's Bicep
    3:05 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    33- Racist.



  39. BigBrother
    3:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I dont understand why everybody is saying that if he is projected in the first round he should go??? I can understand if he was projected in the lottery but whether he stays or goes, he wouldnt drop out of the first round so in my opinion he should come back and play his way into the lottery next year, which I believe he would without a doubt. I’m shocked he would leave being outside the lottery when he could improve his draft status so much more by coming back.



  40. Svoboda
    3:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #33. You need to get on outa here!



  41. Laker Cat 18
    3:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I had no idea that Trent Johnson resigned at LSU. How do you leave LSU for TCU?

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/ncb/story/_/id/7789989/tcu-horned-frogs-name-trent-johnson-coach-sources-say



  42. Yo
    3:10 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    It makes sense to leave if he is going to go middle first round. If everyone else leaves it may be a difficult transition to learning to play with all new players and having all of his buddies from this years team gone. He lead us to #8 and he has already “snatched” all the nets. Nothing left for him here.



  43. uklaw95
    3:11 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If cals people say he is #18 he should go. Why stay another year to go from 1.3 million to 1.8 (10th spot salary)? Give up 1.3 to gain 500k? And risk injury? Now if he is low first round instead then I say stay.



  44. chickenlips
    3:12 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks Teague. Most improved player from start to finish. Good luck in the NBA



  45. jumpman78
    3:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I’m fine if he goes but I hate the rationale that if he comes back he is taking a risk with injury. I seem to remember Kyrie Irving injuring himself his FRESHMAN year and it didn’t hurt his draft stock. If your good your going to get drafted high and you will not hurt yourself coming back to play another year especially when you will be the No. 1 PG taken next year. It’s not about the risk of injuring oneself but rather getting paid as soon as possible.



  46. Marcus L. Owens
    3:17 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    32. Cal is going to play the better player, Goodwin is bigger, better and more explosive than Harrow. If Teague leaves like we all believe Harrow will start at PG and Archie at SG.



  47. Draft Express Guy
    3:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Draft Express guy puts out statements for a reason….I have not idea why this one…but usually the opposite is true of what he says….He’s controlled by the NBA guys…He’ll trash a player because some team wants the guy really bad and they want the other teams to pass him over.



  48. Random
    3:24 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Runnin’Ramel has said he is gone since the day after the title game, folks. He talks to the family. It’s a done deal.



  49. easykiller
    3:30 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    @ 47. I am on the Goodwin bandwagon for sure, but if you think Harrow isn’t explosive, then you haven’t seen any of him. Dude is the definition of explosive, especially considering his size (I’m saying closer to 5’10). At the very least check out some youtube highlights. Harrow can flat out play. He has handles, hops, and a decent jump shot too.



  50. Paratrooper
    3:36 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Go Teague. Please go. Will someone show me a game this year where he played 2 good halves ? There wasn’t one. He was awful one half and good the other. There were, however, several games where he was awful the ENTIRE GAME, such as the LSU game in the SEC tourney which is arguably the worst game in UK point guard HISTORY. As if that weren’t bad enough, he trash talked the LSU guards the whole game while they were making him look stupid. He can’t shoot and even misses easy layups. We would have hammered Indiana by 20 points had he not missed 5 layups and 5 short jump shots. He’s got a terrible attitude which will only get worse if he has to share duties with Harrow. Go, Teague, and GOOD RIDDANCE.



  51. mdd34
    3:36 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If he goes, GOOD LUCK TEAGUE!!! I really have no interest in watching much NBA, but we’ve been putting so many players in the league lately, it’s made me watch a game or two or three.



  52. mdd34
    3:36 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    @51 – You’re an idiot.



  53. For Sure
    3:39 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    @51 – one of the dumbest comments I have ever seen on this site – ever



  54. Marcus L. Owens
    3:40 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    50. I know he is explosive for sure but 5’11 guys are liabilities on defense and have trouble finishing on offense unless they are outstanding shooters. I think he will be a factor but I cant see him starting over Goodwin. Dont know how long you have been on KSR but last year around this time everyone was saying MKG would come off the bench, that didnt happen just like Harrow over Goodwin wont happen.



  55. Chicago Chris
    3:44 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Funny – ESPN has HArrow at 6’2″ That’s like the standard height lie.



  56. easykiller
    3:45 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    @ 55. I hope I didn’t offend. I just wanted to point out that Harrow has very good athleticism. As far as Goodwin, he will be much better on the defensive end and could very well play point. I can’t argue against any potential lineup that we might put on the court next year, assuming we land one or both of Noel or Shabazz. I do think that playing with Teague and Lamb all this year, along with the year he had at NC State might give Harrow an advantage over Goodwin for starting point.
    I have been on KSR for a while now, and anyone who didn’t see MKG starting doesn’t deserve to comment.



  57. Marcus L. Owens
    3:46 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    6 foot is generous and only 160lbs.



  58. Marcus L. Owens
    3:49 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    57. No offense taken, everything I post is in my most humble opinion. Go Big Blue!



  59. bigbluephysics
    4:04 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    You want to talk about the Kentucky effect, or maybe we should start calling it big blue physics… how about this… we are returning 1 player that clocked any real minutes from this season and they have UK ranked in the top 10 for next year…



  60. SeaBlue
    4:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Teague won a championship for us.
    Harrow will too!!!
    Cal knows what he is doing.



  61. Eat Turd Bob Knight
    4:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    @33 – you have no business being on this site. What a piece of trash. KSR crew, please ban this idiot.



  62. SeaBlue
    4:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    i think they add an inch or two to every players height.
    the only exception was Antoine Walker who Pitino said was
    6’8″ but was really more 6’9″to 6’10”
    Pitino did this to hide him from the NBA.
    i doubt Harrow is 5’11”



  63. like a bazz
    4:17 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    56) yeah, i don’t know why everybody lies about their height, i mean i saw a few years ago i saw where anthony davis was listed at like 6’3″ and then uk lists him at 6’11” … that’s crap! are you guys serious, is it that impossible that harrow grew a few inches?



  64. bluefan
    4:37 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #51, I agree, you’re an idiot. The kid LED our team to a Championship! I’m a fan no matter what he decides to do.

    ***ATTENTION KSR PEOPLE*** Please delete #33! And maybe block the IP address. We don’t need that crap on here.



  65. Paratrooper
    4:40 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry, for the 8th time I posted before taking my meds. Yeah I’m dumb but not that dumb. Sometimes words are hard. To type. But someday soon I’m gonna be able to dress myself! Woot! Now lets go blow up an abortion clinic.



  66. edgehoops
    4:47 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Teague did everything Coach Calipari asked of him. He improved and helped bring home #8 to Kenucky. I wish him nothing but the very best in the NBA!



  67. Paratrooper IS old_school?
    4:56 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    hard to keep these ignorant, negative nancies straight. must suck to live a life with all that pent up anger and hate.



  68. UKfansNKY
    5:01 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    #33 & 51 Should NEVER be allowed to post on here again they are BOTH idoits!!!!



  69. H
    5:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I conceded long ago that this whole group would leave early that way I’m not disappointed and I’m all for them bettering their family situation but I doubt Teague is hurting with a brother already in the league. What I don’t want to see is Teague make the jump then fall through the cracks because he wasn’t ready because he is in no way ready IMO as much as I love him. I have faith in Teague and I’m sure all of bbn does as well but if he isn’t developed enough the MBA will just stick him in the d-league where he may or may not make it.



  70. Rixter
    5:35 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    OK, Peyton Siva…you GOTTA be thinking ‘I’m as good as that guy’, right? I think you should test the waters as well.



  71. uktrapr
    6:03 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Teague is coming back more than likely. He is the only one listed on our next seasons roster on the Uk recruitment website, as far as the ones who are making a decision to stay or go. I don’t know why else they would put him on the roster and not the others.



  72. njCat
    6:35 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Harrow might not be a big guard, but that doesn’t mean he can’t play. How big is Kemba Walker? 5’10? How big are Russ Smith and Peyton Siva. They seem to play pretty good defense.

    Most important physical attributes for a point guard are quickness and strength. And if he’s got a decent jump shot and exercises good judgement, he’ll be just as good, if not better, than Tigue, Bledsoe and Knight.



  73. njCat
    6:36 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    ^Teague^



  74. Lou eaton
    6:55 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Well, isn’t it great to project who, what and when…if Coach Cal gets about two more recruits or more then we will be chasing another National championship…especially if Shabazz, Nolens, and the UCONN big comes to UK…long season for everyone else!!!



  75. BG Cat Fan
    7:13 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Lot of reasons for Teague not to go:
    1) Doesn’t need the money,
    2) He improved more than any other player this year and can develop consistency next year,
    3) He and Harrow would be the best guard combo in the country,
    4) The competition with Harrow and the others coming in will better prepare him physically & mentally for the pros
    5) With Mohammed and Noel he could win 2 in a row, quite a legacy!
    6) He is not an NBA starter today, why take a chance with the D-League or getting lost on a bench if he does not develop in a pro environment?



  76. Roofus Howls
    7:53 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I read that tweet to say, “He’s already signed with an agent.”

    I’d prefer to have Lamb back if I had a choice, but I’ll wish Doron well all the same. If any of those guys asked me to give up a million dollars or more next year I’d tell them to get touched, so I expect they’d do me the same favor.



  77. Bobby Knight's shrink
    8:00 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Teague should leave, because his stock will go down next year if he stays……i.e Ryan Harrow !



  78. BamaCat55
    9:58 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I think Teague needs another year in college to improve his shooting consistency. However, if he decides to go, I wish him the best.