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Nineteen former UK players on opening day NBA rosters

Nineteen former Kentucky Wildcats were on opening day NBA rosters, which were released league-wide Tuesday. Kentucky’s total former players in the league trump any other school in the country. UK’s longest tenured member in the NBA is Nazr Mohammed who enters his 17th season in 2014-15, and the third with the Chicago Bulls. Kentucky’s newest …

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Patrick Patterson wanted to stay part of what Raptors, coach Dwane Casey are building

TORONTO (AP) — Patrick Patterson saw the Raptors bring back guards Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez and coach Dwane Casey, and he wanted to stay along for the ride. So the 6-foot-9 forward re-signed with Toronto for a reported $18 million over three years in the hope that this past season’s playoff run was just …

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Lakers signed Julius Randle to rookie contract, Patrick Patterson has new deal, John Wall welcomes Paul Pierce

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk. Also, the Lakers signed Julius Randle to a rookie contract. The forward was drafted seventh overall and …

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Rich new contract for Patrick Patterson could be same pattern Willie Cauley-Stein could follow

By LARRY VAUGHT For all those still wondering how Willie Cauley-Stein turned down a chance to be a possible lottery pick or at the worst a first-round pick in the June NBA Draft to stay at Kentucky, take a look at former Wildcat Patrick Patterson. Remember when he decided to stay at UK for another …

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Dwane Casey wanted to stay in Toronto, now Raptors also want to keep Patrick Patterson

TORONTO (AP) — Dwane Casey never wondered what kind of suitors he might attract after leading the Raptors to a record-setting season and a division title. He already knew he wanted to stay in Toronto. The Raptors made Casey’s return official Tuesday, announcing a three-year contract extension for the coach whose team won a franchise-best …

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Patrick Patterson’s NBA success no surprise to former UK assistant Glynn Cyprien

By LARRY VAUGHT ATLANTA — Former University of Kentucky assistant coach Glynn Cyprien has not been surprised with the success Patrick Patterson has had in the NBA. Cyprien helped coach Patterson two seasons while he was on Billy Gillispie’s staff at UK. Now Cyprien is an assistant coach at Texas A&M, but he still keeps …

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Calipari: “What got me the Kentucky job is not playing all freshmen and doing what we’re doing right now.”

By LARRY VAUGHT How does John Calipari compare the progress of this freshman class to other classes he has had? “Well, the issue – my first year, we had Patrick Patterson and a couple veterans; the second year we had Darius Miller and DeAndre Liggins and some freshmen – Josh Harrelson, who hadn’t played the …

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Calipari on leadership qualities of Julius Randle

Question: How would describe the leadership qualities of freshman Julius Randle? John Calipari: “What’s happening right now, we’re playing him in a position as though he’s a two or a three. So he’s just now getting comfortable starting from 20 feet out. You still have to offensive rebound, which he is not. He’s not defensive …

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