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Who’s staying and who’s going? (Wednesday Show Thread)

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, the guys will catch you up on the latest rumors swirling around the team, namely who’s going and who’s staying, as well as review all of John Calipari’s swaggy remarks on his radio show last night.

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28 Comments for Who’s staying and who’s going? (Wednesday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:56 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Has all the haters stopped hating yet?



    • Big Curt
      10:08 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      That will never happen. lol



  2. Harley Wells
    10:07 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    “ERROR: Your comment was too short. Please try to say something useful.” Ouch!



  3. Cat House
    10:16 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Booker is projected as either a lottery pick or very near a lottery pick. I don’t get it but that is what the mock drafts have.



  4. Laker Cat 18
    10:18 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Shooters don’t need defense in the NBA. That’s the problem with the league these days.



    • ukbradstith
      10:57 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      The problem is you don’t know what you are talking about. Try watching a game and then comment. Every player has to defend.



    • WildcatScratchFever
      11:03 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      except for james harden



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:32 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      Two reasons I watch the NBA:

      1. If I scroll through a game and a UK player is playing.

      2. The NBA playoffs.

      The regular season means absolutely nothing to me and most others I know.



  5. Time Expired
    10:19 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    I agree “ready” means nothing. Money talks and players walk.



  6. Realme
    10:24 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    I guess I’m used to losing players early now. No sad feelings this year or last about the players about to announce they’re leaving. Kind of intrigued by next year being “Tyler’s team”. A team that he leads may take on his some of his never-back-down character.



  7. Laker Cat 18
    10:26 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    I love Ulis and I agree with Cal. This should be his team, but does that label from Cal hurt our chances with Malik Newman?



  8. JD-UK
    10:30 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    You can go to the league and be a millionaire in a couple of months….AND be broke in 3 years when your contract runs out and youre bouncing around the d league. I get your point, but Doron, Marquis, Archie and Daniel all should have come back. Name one player who has left early who was not a guaranteed lottery that has panned out.



    • CPACAT
      10:36 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      I agree with you completely, but to answer your question on players who left early w/o guaranteed contracts “getting paid” in the League – Jodie Meeks.



    • ukbradstith
      10:59 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      I’d say Archie is working out. He does get many minutes because of all the guards he’s behind, but I think he will get a second contract no problem. Teague and Lamb should have came back; they might still not have lasted in the league, but at least their initial contract would have been better.



    • BigBlueBoom
      11:14 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      There is no guarantee that any of those players would’ve gone higher if they came back to UK for another year or two. What if they didn’t improve much and their draft stock dropped? So they passed on being a millionaire for “a couple of months” just to stay in college. It’s likely that they would improve here but it’s a gamble. Perhaps they choose not to gamble a few million. You can always go back to school after being a millionaire, but you can’t always be a millionaire after school. Plus, these guys believe in themselves and their abilities. Telling them they aren’t good enough when the NBA is telling them they are isn’t going to be enough to change their minds.



  9. Doug the Prosecutor
    10:35 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    I think I’m like most fans in that we could always understand when a guy would leave early to be a lottery pick (Mash, Antoine, Wall, Davis, Boogie, etc.). That used to be the standard for when a guy would leave early. I guess it’s just hard to accept that guys leave college early to be second round picks and get sent to the D-League (making $25k a year) or Europe. But I suppose if you’re an elite recruit and you come to a school to get in the NBA, and playing in the NBA is your dream, the idea of staying in college for four years and getting a degree as a backup plan isn’t a high priority, so leaving once you’ve likely maximized your draft stock is probably the best option, even if you’re maxed out as a mid-second round pick.



  10. Catlanta_Tyler
    10:36 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Krystal has waffle fries with the seasoning that Arby’s uses on the curly fries. Incredible.



  11. Cat House
    10:43 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    1984 was the worst ever because we played so badly and was still in the game until near the end.



  12. JD-UK
    10:50 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    In basketball terms Mcdonalds fries are Kentucky, and Rally’s fries are West Virginia which makes Drew and Shannon the Shane Battier



  13. satcheluk
    10:51 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Matt-Why are you still eating egg whites? They are proven now to be no healthier than full eggs. Look it up.



    • ukbradstith
      11:02 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      Depends on what you are going for. I have extremely high cholesterol, so can only have a couple whole eggs per week. I eat tons of eggs, but have to stick to egg whites most of the time. That being said, if you are worried about health, you shouldn’t at McDonald’s anyway.



    • satcheluk
      11:48 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

      Brad-Recent science has shown high cholesterol has no bearing on heart disease, etc. Read this: http://dailyburn.com/life/health/egg-whites-vs-eggs-healthy-choice/



  14. Cat House
    10:53 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Penn Station has the best fries in the world. 5 Guys are pretty decent too.



  15. symphonist41169
    11:38 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    “Behind a KFC” just confirms Tito must be a Louisville fan. He just left off the “Yum Center” part…



  16. TurnerTheBurner
    11:53 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Falling asleep over here, Matt



  17. Realme
    11:53 am April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Way to end the show with your pointless self important story, Bill.



    • catdaddyd
      12:13 pm April 8, 2015 Permalink

      They should put his call on an endless loop and sell it as a sleep aid.



  18. catdaddyd
    12:11 pm April 8, 2015 Permalink

    Matt said on yesterday’s show, his parents had their 30 year anniversary yesterday, isn’t he like 36 or so?