HoopsHype Kentucky rumors
It's safe to say the one-and-done thing is working out pretty well financially for the Wildcats. Kentucky's NBA alumni are making a combined $73 million in salaries this season, which puts them narrowly ahead of UCLA's, Florida's and Duke's. HoopsHype
So the Wildcats could beat an NBA team, but it’s not especially likely, even in a simulation that generally makes favorable assumptions. I didn’t penalize Kentucky at all for depth, which is the biggest obstacle to this entire question. Calipari can use a seven-man rotation with occasional contributions from Eloy Vargas over 40-minute college games without any real injuries. (Terrence Jones, with two, is the only ‘Cat regular to miss a game.) Doing the same over 66 games and 48 minutes a night is a different issue, and Kentucky doesn’t have another player outside the top eight who has seen more than 44 minutes of action all season. By contrast, even deep Charlotte reserve Cory Higgins, a rookie who might be the worst player in the NBA this year, averaged 32.2 minutes per game for a good Colorado team as a senior. Basketball Prospectus
Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted on Thursday night that three NBA point guards who played for Kentucky will head back to Lexington if the lockout continues. "John Wall, Rajon Rondo & Eric Bledsoe all plan to enroll in the fall if the lockout continues," Calipari tweeted. "Kaboom!" CBSSports.com
With the NBA currently in a labor dispute, players are barred from working out at their team's facility. John Calipari has said that he would like to see ex-Kentucky players return to Lexington to work out and stay in shape during the off-season and in to the fall and winter, if the NBA fails to find a resolution. Prince believe that will happen. "Whether it's mid to late August or early September, I think some guys will start to roll in," he said. LEX18.com
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