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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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Who have been the best defenders in UK basketball history

By LARRY VAUGHT Bleacher Report columnist Bobby Reagan had an interesting post this week about the five all-time best defenders in Kentucky basketball history. He went with Anthony Davis No. 1 and Nerlens Noel No. 2. They were followed by Dale Brown, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Rajon Rondo. All certainly were legitimate defenders and there’s no …

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James Young on Brad Stevens, Celtics, Rajon Rondo, Rihanna and more

Just in case you missed it, here is the complete transcript of James Young’s press conference late Thursday night after he was drafted by the Boston Celtics. THE MODERATOR: James, if you could just start with an opening statement about being drafted by Boston, please. JAMES YOUNG: I’m very excited to be drafted by this …

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Drafting Marcus Smart no threat to Rajon Rondo in Boston, James Young gives Celtics needed shooter

BOSTON (AP) — Soon after Wyc Grousbeck’s group bought the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach gave him some advice. The team’s legendary president at the time “told me personally right when I came in, ‘you need instigators, not retaliators,’” Grousbeck said. Twelve years later, the rebuilding Celtics drafted what Grousbeck called an “instigator” when they took …

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Celtics take James Young with 17th pick, family hopes this is stepping stone to “bigger and greater things”

By LARRY VAUGHT It was about three years ago that James Young and his family first thought about what it might be like if he could be in position to be a “one-and-done” player in college. “We thought how lucky he would be and what a blessed athlete he would be to reach the level …

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Aaron Harrison likes “toughness” of Rajon Rondo, hopes to meet him one day

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison says he has patterned his game after a variety of NBA stars — Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Monta Ellis. “I try to take something from all of their games,” Harrison said. It’s also no surprise that he says his all-time favorite Kentucky player would be …

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Tubby Smith says Rondo did everything we asked him to do at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT With Kentucky product Rajon Rondo doing his best to keep Boston alive in the NBA playoffs, there is a great read by Daniel Solzman at wildcatbluenation.com. It’s an in-depth story with comments from noted Boston columnist Bob Ryan to Cats Pause founder Oscar Combs to UK play by play announcer Tom Leach …

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