Today is the day we will finally discover if P.J. Washington, Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt will remain in the NBA Draft or return to Kentucky for one more year.
Unlike previous draft decisions, this year’s trio has kept everything close to the vest. Washington has said publicly he will only leave UK if he is a first round pick, while his camp has privately remained quiet (almost too quiet). We heard from Gabriel after he worked out for a few teams, but he did not attend the NBA Combine. Vanderbilt, the most mysterious Kentucky player in recent memory, declined a combine invitation. Nobody even knows if he’s met with NBA teams.
After months of guessing, before 11:59 p.m. the Big Blue Nation will finally receive some roster clarity. Until then, here’s everything you need to know about the decisions and predictions from the KSR staff.
(Don’t) Trust the Process
We did it. We finally reached peak NBA-Twitter.
Last night The Ringer released the most 2018 NBA story ever. Bryan Colangelo, the president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, reportedly has five anonymous Twitter accounts, all of which he uses to troll his own players, question his coaches and get information to the media. Colangelo’s motives are unknown, but the method is undoubtedly idiotic.
There have been a few social media stories from the NBA that have grabbed headlines — most notably Kevin Durant’s anonymous account — but nothing has ever made less sense. A team president should have better methods for manipulating information than anonymous Twitter accounts, ways that do not make you look like an incompetent idiot @Phila1234567.
Enes has Brand New Hair
Kanter’s new look is old. Why anybody would rock gray hair when they do not have to, I will never understand.
Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals
We aren’t a big hockey blog, but watching the Stanley Cup is a must as the sports season slows. Even if you don’t know what’s going on, the Vegas Golden Knights’ intro is worth the watch. Tonight they’ll try to take a 2-0 series lead over the Caps at 8:00 on NBCSN.
Help Out Jared Lorenzen
KSR’s favorite quarterback needs your votes. His daughter Taylor is a finalist for the Cincinnati Enquirer’s High School Player of the Week after recording three hits — including a homerun — in the District Final. Click here and scroll down to Kentucky softball to vote.
What a Catch
Do she have any eligibility left? Asking for a friend.
One hand. Full extension. Bouquet never hits the ground. The perfect catch. pic.twitter.com/xKRMzaeVu1
— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) May 29, 2018