It’s never a good thing when the President of the organization you just got drafted in the first round for publicly calls you out before you’ve even seen the practice floor. Even worse, when they threaten to send you to Iowa, home of the Des Moines Energy NBDL team. Just ask Shabazz Muhammad. We’ve seen some Kentucky players such as Terrence Jones and Deandre Liggins work their way back up through the D-League but I think you would like to at least make it to training camp before doing so. Here’s what Flip Saunders had to say about his first round draft choice:
“In our league, you have to be disciplined and being ‘disciplined’ is being able to adhere to whatever rules are given and you gotta abide by the rules,” Saunders said on the local radio host’s show. “So that’s been disappointing. But when I talk to him, he’s either gonna learn the rules and learn to abide by things with the big boys or he’s gonna really quick learn a geography class: where Des Moines is in the NBDL down in Iowa.”
No girls in your room past 11:00, Shabazz. And keep the door open.