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22 Former Cats Tip-Off In The NBA This Week

The NBA returns this week which means we are almost to the sweet spot of the venn diagram when every sport that matters is going on at the same time. 22 former Cats will be in action this week on active rosters and many of them have a shot at lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy to end the season. Who are the contenders? Read on to find out:

Championship Contenders:

Houston Rockets-Terrence Jones Vs. Denver, October 28

The Rockets made the 2015 Western conference championship before falling to the Warriors. The core of that team is back for another run at a championship.

Oklahoma City Thunder- Enes Kanter Vs. San Antonio, October 28

The 2015 Thunder missed the playoffs after being destroyed by injury for the majority of the season. Now, Durant, Westbrook, and Enes are all back and healthy. They will be a major roadblock in the West.

Playoff Hopefuls:

New Orleans Pelicans- Anthony Davis @Golden State, October 27

AD and the Pelicans grabbed the 8th seed a bit ahead of schedule. Can they make the playoffs again in a loaded Western conference?

Boston Celtics- James Young Vs. Philly, October 28

Can James Young find his place on the main roster or will the young guard be playing on a new team by next season?
Charlotte Hornets- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist @Miami, October 28

MKG is out the next six months after shoulder surgery. Can the Hornets remain in the hunt until then?

Toronto Raptors- Patrick Patterson Vs. Indy, October 28

Former Cat Dwayne Casey will try to get the Raptors in the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Unfortunately the road to winning the East will run through Cleveland.

Washington Wizards- John Wall @Orlando, October 28

The Wizards have been on the brink of making a playoff run the past two seasons. Is this year finally the year?

Phoenix Suns- Eric Bledsoe, Archie Goodwin, Brandon Knight, Devin Booker Vs. Dallas, October 28

And the Suns have been on the brink of just making the playoffs the past two seasons. Will Kentucky West finally get it done?
Sacramento Kings- Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, Willie Cauley Stein Vs. LA Clippers, October 28

The Kings were on the playoff track last season before DMC got hurt and they fired their coach. Now, George Karl has a volatile roster and strenuous relationship with his GM. Win or lose, Sacramento should be one of the most entertaining  teams in basketball next season.
Utah Jazz- Trey Lyles @Detroit, October 28

Can they overcome losing Dante Exum for the year? Probably not, but this year’s version of the Jazz should still win a good amount of games.

Detroit Pistons- Jodie Meeks  @Atlanta, October 27

The Pistons won’t be starting the season 5-23 this year.



Minnesota Timberwolves- Karl-Anthony Towns, Tayshaun Prince @LA Lakers, October 28
Philadelphia Sixers- Nerlens Noel @Boston, October 28
LA Lakers- Julius Randle Vs. Minnesota, October 28

These former Cats are going to be in for a long season. Lucky for them that just increases their chances of adding Skal or Jamal Murray to their roster for next season.

Which former Cats will you be watching take the court this week?


Article written by Andrew Cassady

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10 Comments for 22 Former Cats Tip-Off In The NBA This Week

  1. chardun
    9:58 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    You left out Nerlans Noel with Philadelphia.

  2. Washington
    10:13 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Washington has been to the playoffs in each of the last two seasons and done well. Do you watch the NBA?

  3. RealitySays
    10:55 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    James Young and Archie Goodwin will be out of the league in less than 2 years. Just like Teague, Lamb, Miller, Jorts, Liggins, etc. they may get the occasional tryout, but likely to be playing overseas sometime soon. Still not a bad way to make a living, but none of these guys are NBA caliber.

    • RealitySays
      11:00 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      And the jury is still out on the twins. I’d guess they’ve both got about two years to make a statement. I really can’t see either one making it long-term unless they really transform their bodies to become significantly quicker and stronger. They will both get schooled by NBA caliber PGs.

    • Ha!
      11:12 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      ^^^ Watch out, this guy is on a troll tonight!!!!! ^^^

      Lil’ Bro’s gonna little bro. 😉


  4. duckeastwood
    11:06 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    this article is a horrible mess. please refrain from writing about the nba cats again.

  5. Bam
    6:34 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

    Boston Celtics- James Young Vs. Philly, October 28

    Can James Young find his place on the main roster or will the young guard be playing on a new team by next season?

    What about Noel?!

    • Read Much?
      8:41 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

      If you actually read all of the words on the screen you’d see the area that you found James Young’s name in is the “Playoff Hopefuls” section. Noel is listed at the bottom under “Rebuilders”.

  6. ok-cats-computer
    8:41 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

    Aaron made the Hornets roster.

  7. Poppschmidty
    9:04 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

    I have a feeling this person doesn’t pay that much attention to the NBA…Nice heads-up, but come on man! Get your facts straight.