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October 8, 2013

Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose says Sacramento is now “Boogie’s Team”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm October 8, 2013 10/8/13

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Grantland is rolling out its NBA Team Previews this week, and yesterday, it was the Sacramento Kings’ turn in the spotlight. Both Simmons and Rose say that they love DeMarcus Cousins, but the Kings still need a veteran on the team to guide them in their rebuilding effort. Their suggestion? Rajon Rondo. What advice does…

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September 30, 2013

What does Shaquille O’Neal text DeMarcus Cousins?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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By now, you’ve heard that NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has started mentoring DeMarcus Cousins. During a press conference to announce his max contract extension today, Cousins opened up about the relationship, which is more about off-the-court lessons than basketball. Cousins said that Shaq will send him “silly texts” and stuff to check in on him…

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Marquis Teague coming to the Kentucky/Michigan State game

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:30pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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The Cats will have one VIF (Very Important Fan) in the seats when they take on Michigan State in Chicago on November 12th: Marquis Teague. The former Cat and current Chicago Bull tweeted that he will attend the game to support Cal and the Cats. Maybe he can tell the guys a thing or two…

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Nerlens Noel shows off the new Reebok “Pumpspectives”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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In an attempt to reassert itself as one of the top shoe brands in the game, Reebok is bringing back two iconic styles this fall, the Question and the Pump Omni Lite. “The Pump” was pretty much the coolest shoe ever when it came out in the early 90s, featuring a internal inflation mechanism that…

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DeMarcus Cousins donating $1 million to the families and community of Sacramento

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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During a press conference announcing his max contract extension with the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins announced he is donating $1 million to the families and community of Sacramento and mayor Kevin Johnson’s organization. It’s a classy move by Cousins, who follows in the footsteps of fellow former Cat John Wall, who donated $1 million to the…

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Watch DeMarcus Cousins’ press conference

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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DeMarcus Cousins’ four-year, $62 million max contract extension with the Sacramento Kings is finally official. DeMarcus is currently holding a press conference with the Kings to discuss it, which you can watch here. Odds he cries like his buddy John Wall did a few months ago? I’ll be by with the highlights in just a…

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September 27, 2013

DeMarcus Cousins and Sacramento agree on a max contract

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:57am September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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It’s been a good week for DeMarcus Cousins. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Cousins and the Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement on a four-year, $62 million max contract extension. The deal, which will not include an early termination option, will be announced on Monday before the Kings start training camp. Congrats, Boogie.

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September 25, 2013

Shaq talks about mentoring DeMarcus Cousins

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am September 25, 2013 9/25/13

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Earlier this week, Shaquille O’Neal became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings, and started his mentorship of DeMarcus Cousins. The two had dinner together, as you can see in DeMarcus’ Instagram picture above, and Shaq told the media yesterday that they’ve already started having “conversations”: “When I look at DeMarcus Cousins, I see a…

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September 24, 2013

Nerlens Noel signs with Philly

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30pm September 24, 2013 9/24/13

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Congrats to Nerlens Noel, who officially signed with the 76ers today. Nerlens will make $3,172,320 in his first year; $3,315,120 in his second; $3,457,800 in his third (option); and $4,384,490 in the fourth (option). H/t to the Beez

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Behold: Your First Look at Nerlens Noel in Video Game Form

S.E. Shepherd 12:00pm September 24, 2013 9/24/13

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With the debut of NBA2K14 only a week away, images and footage from the game are starting to make their way online. And that means Kentucky fans finally get a sneak peek at Nerlens Noel in all his pixelated glory. It looks like they nailed the big fella’s long-and-lanky frame and signature ‘do. And earlier…

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August 1, 2021

Charlotte Hornets allow Malik Monk to walk into unrestricted free agency

Zack Geoghegan 5:30pm August 1, 2021 8/1/21

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The Hornets are letting the Malik Monk experience come to an end. On Sunday, the Charlotte Hornets announced that it will not extend shooting guard Malik Monk a qualifying offer, which will make the former Kentucky Wildcat an unrestricted free agent. Monk is now free to sign with any team he would like. OFFICIAL: The…

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Mavericks reportedly “leaning toward” keeping Willie Cauley-Stein for 2021-22 season [UPDATED]

Zack Geoghegan 4:45pm August 1, 2021 8/1/21

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The Mavericks are interested in keeping an excellent role player around for another season. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the Dallas Mavericks are “leaning toward” picking up the team option for center Willie Cauley-Stein, which would keep him around for the 2021-22 season. Dallas has until Sunday to either pick up his $4.1 million option or…

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July 31, 2021

Adebayo steady, Booker inconsistent through three games in Tokyo

Alex Weber 9:00pm July 31, 2021 7/31/21

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Pool play wrapped up for Team USA on the basketball court early this morning as the Americans won their second of three group stage games, this one coming against the Czech Republic. The United States took a surprising loss to France in their Olympic opener but rallied to pummel Iran and the Czechs to advance…

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Team USA MBB defeats Czech Republic, moves on to Tokyo 2020 quarterfinals

Jack Pilgrim 11:00am July 31, 2021 7/31/21

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The U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is quickly finding its groove in Tokyo, taking home a 119-84 blowout victory over Czech Republic to guarantee a spot in the Knockout Stage. Jayson Tatum led the way with 27 points on 10-16 shooting and 5-10 from three to go with two rebounds, two blocks and one assist…

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July 30, 2021

Olivier Sarr joins Memphis Grizzlies for NBA Summer League

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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The Memphis Grizzlies are giving Olivier Sarr a shot this summer. After going undrafted in Thursday evening’s NBA Draft, Sarr will be joining the Grizzlies for the Summer League in August. ESPN’s Jonathan Givony was the first to break the news. Kentucky big man Olivier Sarr will join the Memphis Grizzlies summer league roster, a…

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2021 BBNBA Draft Recap

Alex Weber 7:00pm July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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Kentucky and John Calipari weren’t quite as involved in this year’s NBA Draft as they typically are, but two Wildcats did get to hear their names called while several other selections and trades from the evening will have implications for other former ‘Cats. Let’s run through everything Kentucky from an interesting 2021 Draft in somewhat…

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Ashton Hagans joins Toronto Raptors for NBA Summer League

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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Former Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans has found a new home — at least for the remainder of the summer. According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, the former SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year will join the Toronto Raptors for the NBA Summer League, which begins in August. Former Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will join the…

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Two Wildcats selected in early 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Jack Pilgrim 1:00pm July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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We’re not even one day removed from the 2021 NBA Draft and we already have our first official mock draft for the upcoming 2022 class. ESPN’s Jonathan Givony published his first mock draft of the 2022 cycle early Friday morning, one that included two Kentucky Wildcats in the first round. Five-star guard signee TyTy Washington…

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Today on KSR: Three Wildcats selected in the NBA Draft

Jack Pilgrim 9:30am July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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The Kentucky men’s basketball program saw two more players selected by teams in the NBA Draft in Isaiah Jackson and Brandon Boston Jr., while a third – Terrence Clarke – was also honored by the NBA with a posthumous selection in the first round. Jackson was selected No. 22 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers,…

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John Calipari on Isaiah Jackson, BJ Boston’s NBA Draft spots; Terrence Clarke tribute

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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John Calipari was unable to be at last night’s NBA Draft due to “reasons out of [his] control,” but Cal being Cal, you know he had to weigh in on where his guys landed. After the dust settled on “Graduation Night,” Calipari sent out these comments in a press release from UK. Isaiah Jackson is…

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