Now that another NBA regular season in the books, it is time to look at the 2012-13 performances of the many former John Calipari and Kentucky players in the Association, as well as look ahead to which guys are in the upcoming NBA playoffs.
The burial plot was dug, the flowers were in place and the eulogy had been given. “One week ago we were in coffins,” John Calipari said Tuesday. “People were trying to nail them shut.”
With the NBA All-Star break upon us, it is time to look at the 2012-13 performances of the plethora of former John Calipari and Kentucky players in the Association.
Do you remember the Anthony Davis “NBA on ESPN” commercial from a couple months ago? If you haven’t seen it, check it out here because it’s pretty darn good. Having said that, the latest “This is SportsCenter” commercial above featuring former Kentucky star Rajon Rondo and the Wildcat is pretty spectacular.
Wiltjer is shooting 63.2 percent (12 of 19) from 3-point range through the first three games of the 2012-13 season. Calipari knows Wiltjer isn’t going to hit 7-of-11 3-point attempts every night like he did against Lafayette, but he does expect Wiltjer to hit four or five if he takes that many attempts.
SI.com, as are a lot of other online sites and publications this time of the year, has posted some preseason prognostications for the 2012-13 NBA season, which opens Tuesday night. With more and more Kentucky and John Calipari players in the NBA, this year’s predictions have a UK flavor to them.
How in the world does Coach Cal compare a duck in water to his players on the court? And what former UK player would Calipari have loved to coach? Find out in this week’s Mailbag.
The No. 10/11 Cats (8-2) responded with arguably its best win of the season Tuesday night, a 70-55 victory over the previously undefeated Broncos (8-1).