By LARRY VAUGHT
Trying to figure out the best way to use guards Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe and De’Aaron Fox together will be one of the early challenges for coach John Calipari.
All three have to play. Along with Bam Adebayo, they are UK’s best four players and Calipari is not going to keep one on the bench with him.
“We haven’t played them all together. Had a great meeting with those three today,” Calipari said after Friday’s Blue-White Game. “We got a lot to figure out. It’s going to be organic, as it always is here. We got to figure out different rotations, who plays better with whom.
“My guess is we would never be on the court without either Isaiah or De’Aaron. One of those two, and probably 20 minutes a game will be both of them. Then how do we play?
“You know, I love the fact that Isaiah is shooting the ball better, making free throws, shooting those better. Malik, getting better. He’s getting better. But we’ve got a lot to figure out right now.”
Fox said Calipari had a meeting with the three guards explaining how he wants to use them.
“If I’m off the court, Isaiah has to be on the court. If Isaiah’s off the court, I have to be on the court. We’re going to play a lot of minutes together. All three of us together, we’re going to play a lot. So he’s just showing us all the confidence that he has in his point guards,” Fox said.