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Today on KSR: Poor Shai

Andrew D. Bernstein | NBAE via Getty Images

Andrew D. Bernstein | NBAE via Getty Images

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander received a rude wakeup call Saturday morning. The former UK point guard discovered he is leaving Los Angeles, just as Kawhi Leonard rolls into town. Instead of playing with one of the best players in basketball, he has to share a ball with the person who could not share the ball with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook.

The news comes a month after the Clippers said Shai was not on the table for a trade. That all changed when Kawhi called.

Is there a silver lining? SGA will once again get to team up with Hamidou Diallo. Patrick Patterson and Nerlens Noel will also be in the picture. That’s better than nothing. Now that OKC has unloaded a star to acquire a ton of assets, it all but ensures Billy Donovan will be looking for a job in a year. College basketball programs will be on their hands and knees, begging Billy to lead their team.

The move will haunt SGA for the foreseeable future, but our friend Aaron Torres will feel the effects for the rest of his life.

Sorry, Torres, but there’s no need to fret. You still did it! Congrats! Your marriage will certainly outlast the basketball love affairs in LA.

Some Good News for AD

The Unibrow will not get to create a superteam with LeBron and Kawhi, but they did add an excellent piece on the outside. Instead of moving to LA to team up with Leonard, former Raptors shooting guard Danny Green has signed a 2-year $30 million deal with the Lakers. Pieced together with Kuzma and potentially Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have what it takes to win a title.

The next free agency domino to fall — DeMarcus Cousins. It will be interesting to see where Boogie fits into the equation. Could a reunion with Davis happen in LA? It’s possible.

Summer League Rolls Along

Instead of spoiling a post that will recap all the action from last night and tell you when the Cats are playing today, enjoy Tyler Herro’s highlights from the California Classic.

Richie Leonard Commits to Florida

The Cocoa, Fl. native announced he’s staying home. The offensive guard is UK’s third decommit to flip to Florida. Dan Mullen has turned Mark Stoops into his own personal scouting service. I guess if you can’t beat ’em on the field, the only way to undermine the dominant program is to try and steal their recruits.

Greatest. Caption. Ever.

If you’ve ever dealt with UK parking, you can relate to defensive end T.J. Carter’s most recent post.

Katie Reed nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

On the same day she made SportsCenter’s Top 10, Katie Reed became a candidate to win a prestigious national award. The former softball star has been chosen as the University of Kentucky’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year.

“I can’t think of a worthier nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year than Katie Reed,” Mitch Barnhart said. “She has been a standout on the field since the moment she first put on a Kentucky jersey and is one the best students I have had the pleasure of knowing. She has adopted the Bluegrass as her second home and fully embraced being a positive role model for so many in our community. During her four years at UK, Katie grew into a leadership role not only on her team, but also for all our 500-plus student-athletes. She has a bright future ahead of her and she will always be a Wildcat.”

The nominees will be narrowed to nine finalists in September before the winner is selected in October.

Coco Gauff is Rolling

The 15-year old tennis sensation from Florida continues to shock the world. Playing on Centre Court at Wimbledon, Gauff rallied from a pair of match points to win in three sets — 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 — and advance to the fourth round on Monday where she will face former No. 1 Simona Halep.

Watching Gauff is incredibly entertaining, almost as entertaining as this post-match press conference.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

15 Comments for Today on KSR: Poor Shai

  1. Headhurts
    10:21 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

    Poor Shai? Most people thought he would’nt make an NBA team, at least he’s not playing for washington, Utah, Minnesota, Carolina type teams, shai will be fine.

  2. ukwildcat1991
    10:35 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

    Not that I’m a fan of Westbrook but the dude averages a triple double, assists are one of those doubles, and is one of those players that could be put on a 80’s nba team and still dominate just because he has that bulldog physicalness and mentality. Like I said, 10+ assists a game. Don’t worry, I think shai will be alright for a couple of years.

  3. dukeisking
    10:44 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

    Westbrook is one of the top 10 players in the league. KSR please stop looking thru your blue colored glasses..

    • runningunnin.454
      11:03 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

      You lost? Dook is king of what, exactly? Not even the winningest program in your state.
      Take off your dark blue colored glasses; and, you’ll realize CoachKisamiserablehumanbeing.

    • dukeisking
      11:33 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

      Did you see how Zion MANHANDLED Kevin Knox last night.. boy stop

    • Cats N Pats
      11:52 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

      Wow, nice one. Duke needed a transcendent talent to stay relevant all year. Also, idk if Westbrook is a top 10 player anymore. No. 1 ball hog for sure though

    • DelrayCat
      11:46 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

      I saw Knox stroke 3 consecutive 3’s right in Zion’s eye. Then I saw Zion brick a couple of Lonzo Ball looking jumpers. Then I saw them shut him down as Zion’s body begins to break down already at 19. That dude will be 400 pounds and out of the league in less than 10 years.

    • DelrayCat
      11:49 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

      Oh yeah..and what was RJs stat line again…like 4 for 27…just like it will be in the NBA almost every night.

    • J. Did
      12:05 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

      Zion’s knees will give out in short order.

    • runningunnin.454
      12:16 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

      I saw Knox shove one down Zion’s throat; he better get accustomed to the taste of leather…maybe some mustard would help.

    • nocode96
      1:27 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

      Dookisking is an idiot for sure, we don’t need to pile that fact on him, but he is right in one respect; Wrstbrook absolutely is a top 10 nba player.

  4. DelrayCat
    11:34 am July 6, 2019 Permalink

    Billy the Kid aint leaving OKC any time soon. However, I do agree he will likely finish his career in college.

  5. J. Did
    12:07 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

    It was almost over for CoCo in the second at Match point….and she came back and won in the 3rd. Felt bad for the Slovenian tatoo’d love goddess. Kid is amazing,

  6. dukeisking
    4:49 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

    This is SUMMER LEAGUE!!!! Zion’s shoe deal will be 100 million..????

    • UKinMKY
      5:09 pm July 6, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, this is summer league, so the competition in the actual league will CERTAINLY run your Dookies off the court. Find a different forum Bigolslatermashburn.