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Marcus Lee is “totally fine” with the D-League


WKYT has feet on the ground in Chicago and they caught up with Marcus Lee this evening after yet another disappointing combine showing Friday afternoon.

When asked about to possibility of playing in the D-league next season, should he choose to pursue a pro career over a senior season at UK, Lee said, “I see it as just another step and it’s totally fine and normal.”

Lee also said Kentucky’s incoming roster has no effect on his decision to stay or go. Not once did he consider a transfer year, either.

Sure does sound like he’s gone, if you ask me.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 Comments for Marcus Lee is “totally fine” with the D-League

  1. 25OR624
    6:08 pm May 13, 2016 Permalink

    I read on KSR days ago that CAL’s comments, which Duke fans took offense to, were essentially setting the stage to subliminally announce that he has let Marcus Lee move on in order to make room for Marques Bolden.

  2. Cousins Fake Tooth
    6:19 pm May 13, 2016 Permalink

    If it means we get Bolden, go for the D-League. I like Lee, but Bolden is an upgrade the second he walks on the court.

  3. plumloopy
    8:47 pm May 13, 2016 Permalink

    I like Lee too, and I think UK benefits from 3 and 4 year guys, both on the court and in PR. Were I him, I suppose I might cast my die elsewhere, get 35 minutes a game and be a 15/8 guy at a mid-major and then give the NBA a shot. I guess he’d be missing out on that sweet D-league salary ($25k/year max?), but still.

    Otherwise, play in Europe. but I suppose he could do that any time. What he can’t do anytime is play in college again and potentially make a major impact.

  4. chadwikk
    10:16 pm May 13, 2016 Permalink

    Lee states that Kentucky will go undefeated if he comes back. Which would only increase his draft stock exponentially by doing something no other college team is ever done.

    But today he is totally fine with playing in the D league. It’s a normal part of the process he says. I’m pretty sure we have had a ton of players in the last few years that the normal process didn’t include the D league. All of those players in the D league should’ve stayed in college for at least a year or longer and they would probably be in the NBA.

    Lee’s play has been inconsistent his entire career and he will end up at best in the D league and probably be playing foreign ball but that’s about as far as he will go.

    It continues to amaze me that people don’t learn from history but good luck to Lee.

  5. GroundControlToNumber9
    8:13 am May 14, 2016 Permalink

    We needed the A version of Marcus Lee this year. He thought he was giving us that version.

    The reality is his approach does match the results he thinks he’s offering.

    He hustles… and beside Alex Lee looks like the one who’s working harder most of the time. But Marcus struggles to define himself as a basketball player. He’s still an athlete that could beat a lot of people at a bunch of sports. But the elite level of sports is another space all by itself.

    If Marcus wants to succeed in basketball he needs to quit rolling his eyes at people like Tyler Ulis when they try to correct his on court decision making. He’d also have to BE AUTOMATIC from 2 – 6 feet from the basket. That’s a decision that he has not made yet.