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Talking NBA Decisions (Tuesday Show Thread)

Who will stay and who will go to the NBA Draft? Matt Jones spent the evening talking to those in the know to bring you the latest on the players’ draft decisions, and that’s where we’ll start off today’s show. Tune in or miss out!

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69 Comments for Talking NBA Decisions (Tuesday Show Thread)

  1. JerryDamage
    9:56 am March 27, 2018 Permalink


  2. wildcatfan20
    9:58 am March 27, 2018 Permalink


  3. JerryDamage
    10:00 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    So thoughts on Matt V.S. Mitch? I’m only interested if it gets booked in a solid Steel Cage.

    • Realme
      10:12 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      I just hope we get lots of Ryan doing impersonations.

    • JerryDamage
      10:19 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Oh I think that’s a given.

      My worry is that if it is Matt V.S. Mitch, it won’t be easy. I do think Matt is correct about the equal time and it being in his favor. But I also think that Mitch would fight that just to cause trouble with Matt.

      My other concern for Matt is fundraising. Mitch will crush him in that and that worries me as far as Matt having any chance.

      I am a huge KSR fan. I’ve listened every single day for over 7 years. I’ve been to several live remotes and even got to go in studio once with Matt and Ryan. But unless something can change my mind, I won’t vote for Matt. I understand this if it is his decision and hope that if he doesn’t win that the show doesn’t suffer in the long run for it.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:23 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Would the lack of fundraising by Matt mean that the ads on KSR will get even more obnoxious? If so, then please DON’T run, Matt!

  4. Rabbi Li
    10:03 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Good Luck in the D-League:
    • Diallo

    Good Luck in the NBA:
    • Knox
    • Alexander

    • Washington
    • Gabriel
    • Richards
    • Vanderbilt

    • JerryDamage
      10:06 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      I’d say everyone will spend some time in the G-League next season. I don’t think we have one person who will spend the entire season playing for an NBA team. We have guys who will but I’d imagine they all will go down for a little bit over the course of the year.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:12 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      if i had to put money on it, i would agree with this. but i think Vanderbilt has the potential to be a star. it’s just the uncertainty on his injuries that will prevent someone from drafting him at this time. If he comes back next year and plays every game at a high level (minus a clunker here or there) he could be a lottery pick)

    • Rabbi Li
      10:18 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      JerryDamage – D-League is about lack of ‘talent’ or ‘work ethic.’

      If a player finds themselves there… they lack one of the 2. There is a rare case when a team over-drafted a position (some are legitimate decisions for trade buiding and others are just inefficient incompetence).

      Until Diallo realizes that he’s not that good without the work ethic of a SGA, he will be a D-League poster boy.

      Knox will need to learn how to pass at the next level. He has the work ethic and talent… he just needs to learn how to pass.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:20 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      and they all (except sga) need to learn how to defend at a high level)

    • JerryDamage
      10:21 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Rabbi, we’ll agree to disagree since you can’t even get the name of it right. G-League. D-League is something non-existant….like UofL’s title.

    • J-Dub421
      10:44 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Rabbi Li is exhibit A of what Matt’s talking about.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:49 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      JerryDamage beat me to it. Rabbi Li, your repeated use of “D-league” tells me you don’t even watch the NBA, much less the G-league. It’s not about lack of talent or effort now. More often than not, it’s the guys who got drafted on potential and they just need the everyday playing time they can’t get if they remain on the NBA roster.

    • Rabbi Li
      12:23 pm March 27, 2018 Permalink

      ClutchCargo, J-Dub421, JerryDamage – You dolts.

      It’s the Development League. It doesn’t matter if Gatorade paid money to give it a vanity name. It’s D as in Development. Get that through your dolt.

    • Realme
      12:33 pm March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah guys, get it through your dolt!

    • 4everUKblue
      6:35 pm March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Is it just me or is Rabbi Li a [email protected]@ss? And where on the human anatomy is the dolt?

  5. Rabbi Li
    10:05 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Quade Green will be a solid combo guard next season… he’s a fighter.

    He seems like he could be the Brunson type (Villanova).

    • Jiminy Crickets
      10:35 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Stop dreaming. Quade is solid, but he will never be on Brunson’s level

    • Rabbi Li
      12:20 pm March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Jiminy Crickets – Please say that again. Come back and repeat it daily so Quade can see it.

    • J-Dub421
      1:17 pm March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Again, Rabbi Li is the negative jerk that Matt was referring to. Also, if you’re a Rabbi, then I’m the pope. There’s no way you’re a spiritual leader of any kind.

    • 4everUKblue
      6:37 pm March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Just so you know Rabbi, J-Dub is way to smart for you to be arguing with, you’re way out of your league.

  6. Rabbi Li
    10:09 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    SKJ has a chance (with a serious off season program) to prepare himself as a 20 minute player as a Jr, and then with another strong offseason in 2019 as a starting Sr. (a go to team leader on the block).

  7. runningunnin.454
    10:11 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Funny story; couple of days ago, I was engaged in badinage with codered…you know him. His comment was there long enough for me to see it, and reply. Then poof…both gone.
    He said his comment was under moderation, and accused me of flagging it…ha ha ha, if only I could.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:14 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      minus one point for using big words before lunch
      lol 😛

    • Realme
      10:14 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, if only we could put the trolls into moderation limbo. The power would go to our heads.

    • JerryDamage
      10:16 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      One of mine said that the other day. I made a good point on some troll and I had thought that maybe they got upset over it and flagged it.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:20 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      You can flag comments? News to me! I like my idea of a “dislike” button, and if someone posts too many comments that get disliked, they get the “IDIOT” badge applied to their username so everyone knows what we are dealing with. 🙂

    • ClutchCargo
      10:52 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      But I would use that power for good! Pick me! Pick me!

  8. RealCatsFan
    10:21 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    I would really hate to see Wenyen go. He is one of my favorites on the team. But if he feels like now is the time, and he need to help provide for his family, then I sure can’t blame him. I wish they would move that idea of the NBA loan further along. I do recall him saying that his sister and him would be the first members of their family to get college degrees, so I know that is important to him.

  9. JerryDamage
    10:27 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Now with Quickly winning the 3 point contest, this isn’t like when Briscoe won a 3 point contest is it?

    • Jiminy Crickets
      10:39 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Quickley won’t shoot much, Calipari PGs don’t shoot much. The only PG we’ve had that shot was Ulis, but that’s because he was to small to drive consistently

    • ClutchCargo
      10:56 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Quickley will be just fine as a shooter. Much smoother shooting motion than Briscoe. And I can see Quickley playing off the ball, while Green slides over to take over for SGA if he leaves.

  10. JerryDamage
    10:30 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    I think it’s going to be hard to control that. The political comments are going to come up pretty frequently I’d say.

    Except for the day of the food bracket. Then we’ll all just argue over how McDonalds got beat by a 16 seed in the first round.

    • JTHinton
      10:49 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Wait til the Matt Jones political ads come

  11. J-Dub421
    10:37 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    That explains why Texas seems like it’s stuck in a time warp.

  12. JerryDamage
    10:37 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Stupid Kansas State.

  13. jahanc2uky
    10:40 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Alexander – Lottery
    Hami – Late 1st
    Vanderbilt – Late 1st
    SKJ – UConn

    • Sentient Third Eye
      10:47 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      You really thing Sasha is going to leave? He seemed to have a real breakthrough moment late in the season. Unless it’s a push-out-the-door thing to make room for commits, I can’t see him leaving. And I can’t see Cal pushing a kid out the door against his will to make room for another.

    • jahanc2uky
      11:35 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      I think Sasha says all the right things to media and behind close doors he wants 10-15 shots a game and 30 mins.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:29 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      I hope not! I’m hoping that Sacha will finally get some serious PT on the court next year.

  14. secrick
    10:52 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Knox will be gone and i don’t blame him. Would love to see him stay. We will have a great team next year not good but great. Pulling for Michigan this weekend, want watch if the weather is good but i do like their coach. Had a lot to say because haven’t had a chance to get on here for a while. I am sure you guys have had to defend Cal this week and i am back to help.

    • Realme
      11:00 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      I agree. Someone yesterday said it best. Kevin may not know he’s leaving yet, but he’ll be convinced to do so before all is said and done. By Cal or by NBA reps. I’d love to be wrong though.

  15. Laker Cat 18
    11:05 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    SGA & Knox “should” go.

    Green & Washington “should” stay.

    I’m torn on Vanderbilt. He can’t shoot well enough, but he’s injury-prone so I would probably lean more toward going. Reminds me of an MKG. Not an all-star, but a good solid role player at the next level.

    Diallo should stay, but he will probably go. I remember scouts salivating over him last year, so someone will probably take a chance on him.

    I’m somewhat torn on Gabriel as well. I think he should stay, but I’m really not sure how much higher his stock will be than this year after his SEC tournament hot streak. I don’t think we will see that again from him in that capacity. I hope he returns though!

    SKJ should stay obviously, but I’m proud of him. He improved greatly this season. Looking forward to his future AS A CAT.

    Richards… Take a seat my man. Hit the gym and get tougher. I’m hoping to see a similar transition from him as we saw with SKJ.

    • secrick
      11:16 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      I think every one stays and the 2 best teams in the country next year will be Kentucky and Kentucky.

    • Laker Cat 18
      11:19 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      40-0? LOL

    • JerryDamage
      11:24 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      We’ll put the 40-0 to the test first game next season.

  16. secrick
    11:09 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Someone said Green might transfer and i don’t get that at all. The kid will be very good next year .

  17. RealCatsFan
    11:12 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    RE: Whole milk – now that I am used to drinking skim milk, I can’t even stomach 2%, much less whole milk. Bleaghhh!

    • JerryDamage
      11:17 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      I drink milk a lot and each has their distinct taste. I normally go 2% or Skim but my kids drink Whole.

    • Realme
      11:17 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      2% here. Skim tastes awful (and has a worse gylcemic index) and whole sounds gross, don’t know if I ever had it. My parents did powdered milk when I was a kid. That stuff was nasty.

  18. Realme
    11:16 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    I think EJ has some issues that Stoops was willing to make allowances for. He said over and over “we are trying to help him”.

  19. JerryDamage
    11:16 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    EJ Price was talking about USC though, not our coaches. That’s how I took it anyways. He referred to a Pro Factory, and I don’t recall ANYONE ever saying that about UK.

    • secrick
      11:19 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Yep i don’t think he was talking about Ky football if he said that. Alll those kids to make happy in Football has to be harder than Basketball.

    • J-Dub421
      11:25 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      EJ Price rambled incoherently, and I have no idea what he was talking about.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:28 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, I’m not even going to try to interpret what he was trying to say. I’ll just trust the coaching staff when they say they’re dealing with it.

  20. RealCatsFan
    11:27 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    So it turns out that sports, smut, and politics makes up the perfect “Storm” for TV ratings. 😀

  21. JerryDamage
    11:31 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    I will say that I’d be VERY surprised if Matt doesn’t run.

    • Realme
      11:35 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Sounds that way. Mitch isn’t discouraging him, he’s issuing a challenge that Matt won’t want to ignore. I’m already kind of tired of listening to related stories, because it makes the show too much Matt talking about himself.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:37 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Alas, I can’t listen; are we talking about U.S. Senate? That’s a little ambitious isn’t it?

    • JerryDamage
      11:42 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Yes. Matt is going to run against Mitch McConnell because he thinks he can beat him.

    • Realme
      11:43 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah RG. Talking about it a lot. Sounding almost like a done deal. And also sounding over confident, imo, as I mentioned yesterday.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:52 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Yep, pretty ambitious; most pols start at the state level.

  22. UKrailbird
    11:35 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    After stating earlier in the show that he did not want to do so, Matt just wasted the last 15 minutes of show time in campaign mode again.

  23. secrick
    11:42 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Some time it’s good that you can’t listen to the show and it sounds like now is one of those times.

  24. J-Dub421
    11:43 am March 27, 2018 Permalink


  25. RealCatsFan
    11:48 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

    Sam Hunt? Wasn’t that Sam Smith?

    • CATandMONKEY
      11:56 am March 27, 2018 Permalink

      Facts are optional.