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Former Kentucky stars make their preseason NBA debuts

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Looking for something to watch this weekend with the Kentucky football team on its bye week?

How about some former Wildcats on the hardwood?

This weekend marks the start of the NBA preseason, where Kentucky’s abundance of stars will see live game action for the very first time this season.

The Houston Rockets (no BBNBA members) technically got things rolling last week, but several other teams made their preseason debuts starting on Friday afternoon.

The Sacramento Kings took on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, where De’Aaron Fox took the floor, finishing the day with 16 points (6-15 shooting), three rebounds, eight assists, and a steal. Wenyen Gabriel and Tyler Ulis are also on the roster, but neither played due to injury.

Today, the Kings and the Pacers played once again, with Fox finishing with 10 points (1-5 shooting, 8-10 FT), two rebounds, six assists, and two steals in the 130-106 loss. Gabriel also made his debut, finishing the day with six points (1-5 shooting, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block. Ulis sat out once again with a right groin strain.

This evening, the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Golden State Warriors at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT. Former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo will take the floor for the Lakers (DeMarcus Cousins will miss the year with a torn ACL), while Andrew Harrison is expected to suit up for the Warriors (Willie Cauley-Stein is expected to miss all of October due to a foot sprain).

And then at 8:30 p.m. ET, the Orlando Magic (Isaac Humphries) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (Keldon Johnson, Trey Lyles).

Tomorrow, the Charlotte Hornets (PJ Washington, Malik Monk, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) will take on the Boston Celtics at 6:00 p.m. ET. Then, the Los Angeles Clippers (Patrick Patterson) will take on the Shanghai Sharks at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV to close out the weekend.

Starting on Monday, all hell will break loose on preseason NBA hoops, with at least five games being played every day through Friday.

The regular season will begin on October 22, with the New Orleans Pelicans set to take on the Toronto Raptors, followed by the Lakers taking on the Clippers.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for Former Kentucky stars make their preseason NBA debuts



  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    7:28 pm October 5, 2019 Permalink

    I know this is a bball post, and we are off today, but a random thought is that I am NOT looking forward to playing Missouri. I know Troy isn’t great, but it looks like Mizzou has their offense rolling.



    • Bluehender
      8:09 pm October 5, 2019 Permalink

      Well ya might not look forward to us playing Tennessee either. It’s early but they are giving Georgia all they want..



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:26 pm October 5, 2019 Permalink

      No kidding. Ugh. I just hope we play a lot better against the Hogs. If we do I’ll at least feel somewhat better.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:29 pm October 5, 2019 Permalink

      And give credit to the ugly orange fans. They filled the stands it appears.

      Can you imagine if they pull this off? Lose to GA State then knock off the Dawgs? Wow!



    • Bluehender
      8:39 pm October 5, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah and then they’ll probably lose next week to whoever they play



    • DelrayCat
      11:00 pm October 5, 2019 Permalink

      Add UL to that list. Without drastic improvement, the Cats may not win more than 1 more….if that.



  2. mashman 93
    7:56 pm October 5, 2019 Permalink

    Happy for all our guys but I hate the NBA.



  3. CB3UK
    5:43 am October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Looking for something to watch? Uhh college football, MLB playoffs and NFL all weekend.