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Former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis keeps turning heads in NBA

Anthony Davis enjoyed a successful fifth season with New Orleans and averaged double figures in points and rebounds. (New Orleans Pelicans Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kevin Durant wasn’t surprised with the way former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis performed in the Western Conference semifinals. The Golden State Warriors standout and Davis played on the same U.S.A. men’s basketball team...

Former Wildcat stars Davis, Wall earn All-NBA first- and third-team honors after media vote

Anthony Davis is back at the top. John Wall is now considered among the elite. So say the 100 media members who voted for the annual All-NBA Teams, which the league announced Thursday. Davis was named to the All-NBA First Team for the second time in his career while Wall made the All-NBA Third Team. It’s Wall’s first All-NBA honor. Davis previously made the All-NBA First Team in 2015. Davis picked...

Trade between Kings, Pelicans will place former Wildcats Cousins, Davis in same frontcourt

The fireworks have apparently kicked off well before Thursday’s trade deadline with the Sacramento Kings agreeing to trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans The trade, which was first reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, will have Cousins pairing up with fellow All-Star big man Anthony Davis, who took home MVP honors in Sunday’s All-Star Game at Smoothie...

Calipari on NBA rumors: ‘That’s not happening’

John Calipari shot down any rumors that he could be coaching former Kentucky standouts Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans next season less than 24 hours after Cousins was traded to the Pelicans. “First of all, that’s not happening,” said of the coaching rumors during the SEC teleconference Monday. Calipari liked the idea of Davis and Cousins being on the same team, but said the...

Calipari denies New Orleans media reports that he has interest in coaching Pelicans

John Calipari took to his Twitter feed to deny interest in the New Orleans Pelicans’ head coaching job (UK Athletics Photo)   By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor   Hours after media speculation in New Orleans that he was interested in discussing a move to the NBA’s Pelicans, Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari said Tuesday he had no plans to pursue the position.   Calipari...

Sports Notes: Western Kentucky softball star Kramer has monster week, but modest record

Western Kentucky pitcher Miranda Kramer pitched a no-hitter against Charlotte last week and nearly had another against No. 17 Kentucky (WKU Athletics Photo/Megan Stearman)   Western Kentucky University senior pitcher Miranda Kramer had quite a week last week even though she only had a 2-2 record to show for it.   Kramer is 20-7 and the only active NCAA Division I pitcher with over 1,000 career...

Cardinals' All-American Smith drafted by Philadelphia, traded to New Orleans

University of Louisville All-America guard Russ Smith was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft with the 47th overall pick, and was subsequently traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.   “I’m happy that I have an opportunity to be a part of an organization that wants to get better, ” said Smith. “I’m ecstatic with the situation I’m...

Nerlens Noel drafted with No. 6 pick;
Dieng, Goodwin also selected in first round

Staff report   For almost 10 minutes it appeared that UK fans would finally get to see former Wildcats Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel play together, but the New Orleans Pelicans traded Noel after selecting him with the No. 6 pick.   After drafting Noel, the Pelicans, who took Davis No. 1 overall in 2012, traded him to Philadelphia 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.   Noel...

Nerlens Noel drafted with No. 6 pick; Dieng, Goodwin also selected in first round

Staff report   For almost 10 minutes it appeared that UK fans would finally get to see former Wildcats Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel play together, but the New Orleans Pelicans traded Noel after selecting him with the No. 6 pick.   After drafting Noel, the Pelicans, who took Davis No. 1 overall in 2012, traded him to Philadelphia 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.   Noel...