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Welcome back, Kelenna

Former Kentucky favorite Kelenna Azubukie saw a return to the NBA last night, playing in a game for the first time since November of 2009 when he went down for the season with a torn patella tendon.

He played six minutes for Dallas, in the Mavericks 104-94 win over the Golden State Warriors. He missed his only two shot attempts, both three-pointers, and turned the ball over twice.

Azubukie was traded to the New York Knicks in 2010, and waived in 2011 after failing to make an appearance. The Mavs picked him up a few weeks ago, likely in anticipation of their moving on from Lamar Odom. Until last night, he was making his comeback in the D-League where he averaged 6.4 points, 3.4 rebounds in just fewer than 13 minutes per game.

Here’s to hoping the Big Blue presence in the NBA continues to grow, with some of the older guys making a return.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

9 Comments for Welcome back, Kelenna

  1. Dirtydave
    1:26 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink


  2. crazycatfan
    1:30 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    Have always been a big fan of his!

  3. Matt Cash
    1:32 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    Look like Tarzan, play like Jane.

  4. SuperCats
    1:50 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    Can you believe Cal said Noel can be as good as AD or Camby??
    That news is so incredible!
    And Cal is not a fibber like Pitino.
    if we get Bennett,with Poythres, no one will ever double team Noel!!!

  5. Student says
    1:54 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    Azubuike* come on, at least spell his name right!

  6. UKStudent
    1:54 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink


  7. Stuart Hammer
    2:18 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    5 – Early morning. Fixed it.

  8. I Say
    2:18 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    With him back in the league doesn’t this tie us up with duke for the most players active in the league? Were gonna smash that number come this summers draft anyways but kelenna may be the tie breaker right now…

  9. UL2UK8
    3:01 pm April 21, 2012 Permalink

    For anybody wanting to get items signed by UK basketball players, Sunday at Mall St. Matthews in Louisville, Lamb and Teague will charge $20 per item signed. TJones will charge $30 per item. MKG tuesday will charge $50 per item.