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December 23, 2013

NBA ‘Cats Weekend Recap (December 20-22)

Connor Link 10:45am December 23, 2013 12/23/13

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  15 of Kentucky’s league-best 22 alumni on NBA rosters earned a spot in this weekend’s box score, led by former 2010-11 Wildcat standout Brandon Knight of the Milwaukee Bucks.   On Friday, Brandon recorded a monster double-double on the road in a 111-114 losing effort to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 6’3″, 189-lb. point guard…

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December 20, 2013

Is Terrence Jones Houston’s missing piece?

Drew Franklin 5:23pm December 20, 2013 12/20/13

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Someone over at ESPN.com seems to believe Terrence Jones is the answer at the four spot for the Houston Rockets. The writer, Rahat Huq, wonders “Has Houston found its missing piece?” One of the more entertaining spectacles from each Rockets game involves Jones corralling the rebound and leading the break on his own. In these…

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December 19, 2013

Brandon Has a Big Knight

Matt Jones 1:46pm December 19, 2013 12/19/13

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Get it? Well either way, Brandon Knight had one of his best nights in the NBA on Wednesday, scoring 36 points with a dazzling array of scoring options. His team faltered down the stretch but if you watch the highlights above, you see that he was amazing. Watching this video does make me slightly sad…

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Anthony Davis returned last night

Drew Franklin 11:30am December 19, 2013 12/19/13

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It’s impressive enough to return from a broken hand having missed only seven games, but it’s pretty amazing to return from a broken hand and put up the numbers Anthony Davis did last night. The former Kentucky big man rejoined his Pelican teammates in Los Angeles for a game against the Clippers, where he came…

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Anthony Davis Records Double-Double in Early Return to Pelicans Lineup

Connor Link 10:00am December 19, 2013 12/19/13 Comments Disabled

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  Krypton Chicago native Anthony Davis made a surprise return to the New Orleans Pelicans late last night in a 95-108 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.   Davis, who suffered a fractured metacarpal in his left hand during a December 1 road win over the New York Knicks, was originally pegged to miss 4-6…

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December 17, 2013

MKG on the move?

Drew Franklin 12:41pm December 17, 2013 12/17/13

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be on the move, according to Chad Forde. In Forde’s “NBA: Tank Rank,” his list of teams eyeing the No. 1 pick in next summer’s draft, the ESPN NBA expert writes: Charlotte got its first solid win of the season last Monday against Golden State and is on target to reach its…

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Nerlens Noel eyeing a possible return this season

Drew Franklin 12:00pm December 17, 2013 12/17/13

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Nerlens Noel was spotted going through drills on the Barclays Center court prior to the Sixers’ game against the Brooklyn Nets Monday night. Earlier in the day, Noel told NBA Radio there is a possibility he will return this season.  The former Kentucky big man said, “I’m definitely worried about my health, but regards to…

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December 16, 2013

NBA ‘Cats Weekend Recap (December 13-15)

Connor Link 10:30am December 16, 2013 12/16/13

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  15 of the 22 former Kentucky Wildcats on NBA rosters logged in-game minutes this past weekend, though it was the stars of the 2009-10 Southeastern Conference champions who once again shone the brightest.   Washington Wizards PG John Wall posted back-to-back double-doubles on Friday and Saturday evening, though neither effort was enough to halt…

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December 15, 2013

Eric Bledsoe Says No to Cousins

Wilder Treadway 12:00pm December 15, 2013 12/15/13

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It’s Wildcat on Wildcat crime. Former teammates Eric Bledsoe and Demarcus Cousins squared Friday night as the Suns beat the Kings, but how about 6’1 Eric Bledsoe soaring to block a shot from 6’11 Cousins. Gotta love these guys. @WilderTreadKSR

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December 13, 2013

ESPN names Anthony Davis the best NBA player under 25

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am December 13, 2013 12/13/13

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We all knew Anthony Davis was good, but I think it’s safe to say that his first few years in the NBA have surpassed even our high expectations. The folks over at ESPN Insider ranked the top NBA players under 25, and Davis came in at #1. David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan broke…

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August 14, 2020

BBNBA: Perfect Bubble record not enough as Booker and Suns miss out on play-in spot

Zack Geoghegan 11:30am August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Good morning, folks. I felt like I was watching March Madness yesterday. Let’s talk NBA Bubble. RECAP Devin Booker leads the Suns to 8-0 record in the Bubble, still miss play-in round I am heartbroken. After defying every single odd that was placed against them, the Phoneix Suns ran the Bubble table by posting an…

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August 13, 2020

BBNBA: Herro drops 30 and the West gets Wild

Zack Geoghegan 12:00pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Good morning, folks. The play-in round for the Western Conference’s 8-seed will be officially decided later in the day. Let’s talk NBA Bubble. RECAP Herro’s 30 points not enough to hold off OKC’s comeback It was a career night for Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro, who set a new personal best with a 30-point outing against…

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August 12, 2020

NBA to allow guests into bubble, limited to family and those with “long-standing relationships”

Maggie Davis 6:00pm August 12, 2020 8/12/20

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The bubble is getting a little bigger. ESPN’s senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting there will be some additional guests entering the NBA’s bubble in Disney World just in time for second round of the playoffs. Of course, there will be a lengthy process for these guests to be approved, tested and properly quarantined…

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NBA reportedly considering FOUR bubbles for 2020-21 season

Jack Pilgrim 3:30pm August 12, 2020 8/12/20

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The NBA’s current bubble down in Orlando at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is working so well that the league is reportedly considering three additional bubbles for the 2020-21 season. According to a report by David Aldridge and John Hollinger of The Athletic, the NBA is discussing a return to Orlando, along with…

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BBNBA: Playoff hopes for Devin Booker and Keldon Johnson still very much alive

Zack Geoghegan 1:00pm August 12, 2020 8/12/20

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Good afternoon, folks. I’m sorry, but I have to say it: this is better than March Madness. Let’s talk NBA Bubble. RECAP Keldon Johnson posts (another) career-high San Antonio Spurs guard Keldon Johnson wasn’t expected by most–myself included–to find much clock during the NBA’s restart, but he forced Gregg Popovich’s hand the second he arrived on…

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August 11, 2020

The NBA will announce All-Bubble teams on Saturday

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm August 11, 2020 8/11/20

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Devin Booker and De’Aaron Fox have been playing like All-NBA players down in Orlando and they might soon receive the recognition for it. According to a release sent out by the league, the NBA plans on announcing two “All-Bubble” Teams–consisting of 10 total players from any position–along with a Bubble MVP once the seeding games wrap…

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BBNBA: Devin Booker is the best player in the Bubble and his Suns are 6-0

Zack Geoghegan 12:30pm August 11, 2020 8/11/20 Comments Disabled

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Good afternoon, folks. Move over Damian Lillard, TJ Warren, etc. Devin Booker is the best player in Orlando right now. Let’s talk NBA Bubble. RECAP I cannot believe what I am watching with the Phoenix Suns I have been trying so, so hard not to jinx anything about the Phoenix Suns improbable run to restart…

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Former players react to Kenny Payne to the Knicks

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am August 11, 2020 8/11/20

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As the news that Kenny Payne accepted an assistant coaching job with the New York Knicks moves through the sports world, former Cats are taking to social media to offer their congratulations. Here’s a roundup of tweets, starting with Knicks forward Kevin Knox, who found out he’ll be able to call KP coach once again…

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August 10, 2020

BBNBA: Kings and Pellies eliminated as SGA and the Thunder keep rolling

Zack Geoghegan 11:30am August 10, 2020 8/10/20

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Good morning, folks. Teams are finally getting eliminated as the seeding games hit the final stretch. Let’s talk NBA Bubble. RECAP Kings and Pelicans officially eliminated It was a sad day on Sunday for De’Aaron Fox and his Sacramento Kings, as they were officially eliminated from the play-in round following a 129-112 beaten at the hands…

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August 9, 2020

Five Over-Performing Cats From the NBA Restart

Alex Weber 3:00pm August 9, 2020 8/9/20

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The glorious return of basketball, even professionally, can’t come without the heavy footprint of Kentucky – and some of our former Wildcats are absolutely killing it in the NBA’s Disney World restart. If you haven’t paid attention or want to re-live some highlights, here are five former ‘Cats over-performing in the bubble: Jamal Murray | Nuggets While Jamal…

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