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Several NBA Cats waived on Saturday afternoon

Most days we have good news to report about former Wildcats in the NBA.

Today, however, there’s a bit of bad news.

Three former Kentucky Wildcats have been waived by their respective NBA teams.

Despite superstar guard Damian Lillard taking him under his wing, Isaiah Briscoe has been released by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Former Cat Archie Goodwin was included on the Portland roster cuts, as well.

After signing with the Heat on October 11, DeAndre Liggins has been released by the team.

This is the fifth time Liggins has either traded or waived this offseason, though the Heat are expected to keep him on their G-League affiliate.

Here was the entire list of local roster cuts to kick off the weekend:

With the NBA season officially kicking off this week, this news comes at a rough time as teams are making their final cuts to get down to the maximum 15-man roster. That being said, hopefully we see new homes for the former Wildcats sooner rather than later.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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10 Comments for Several NBA Cats waived on Saturday afternoon



  1. memphis wildcat
    2:11 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

    Andrew Harrison on the brink as well…may come down to him or Wade Baldwin if they keep Chalmers. They could waive one of the big men and keep all 3.



  2. 4everUKblue
    4:29 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

    In other news…….Emeka Okafor has agreed to play for the Philadelphia 76ers’ G League team, the Delaware 87ers, in hopes of signing with an NBA team in the coming months, league sources told ESPN. So Duke is not good at getting players ready for the NBA.



  3. 4everUKblue
    4:30 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

    Okafor, the second overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, was in training camp with the 76ers before the club waived him on Saturday.

    Okafor, 35, hasn’t played in an NBA regular-season game since April 15, 2013, because of a herniated disk in his neck. Okafor, the 2005 NBA Rookie of the Year, was medically cleared to play five months ago.



  4. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    4:39 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

    4everUKblue you do know that Emeka Okafor went to UConn not Duke. Although, Emeka and Jahlil are related, they are cousins of some sort.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:28 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

      My bad, you’re right, I just saw Okafor, I remember him now.



  5. Reuben Cuban
    4:48 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

    Seems to be a pattern



  6. Duuuuuude
    4:50 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

    I wish the best of luck to Isaiah. He was never the best guard on UK’s team, so this does not surprise me. His heart is big enough but probably should have gone with football.



    • UK Big Board Update
      9:14 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

      Backhanded comment. Nice.



    • BBNDan7
      10:03 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

      This comment doesn’t make any sense at all



    • Duuuuuude
      10:20 pm October 15, 2017 Permalink

      Who was better? Briscoe or Ulis? Briscoe or Fox? Briscoe or Monk? Briscoe or Murry? Briscoe wanted to be a one and done but just was not quite there. I am not trying to dis him at all, but he should have stuck it out for 4 years and at least gotten a degree. He was built like a football player, not a basketball player.