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Sacramento Kings grab UK’s Fox with No. 5 pick, Monk selected 11th by Hornets in NBA Draft

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It didn’t take long for De’Aaron Fox to hear his name called during the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn. Former teammate Malik Monk wasn’t too far behind after waiting longer than expected. Fox, the former Kentucky point guard was the fifth pick of the draft and was chosen by Sacramento Kings. Monk also was a first-round selection and was taken 11th overall...

Already a certain lottery pick, former UK guard Fox still working his way up NBA Draft ladder

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Former Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox got his chance to workout with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this week. He is scheduled to workout for the Philadelphia Sixers this weekend and then it’s on to next week’s NBA Draft. The Lakers have the second pick in the draft, while Philadelphia has the third pick. Currently, Fox is projected by many analysts...

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...

Cousins, Wall and two other former UK standouts returning to Rupp Arena for exhibition game

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer The NBA is coming back to Rupp Arena next season. The Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards will play an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15. Former Kentucky players DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, Willie Cauley-Stein and John Wall will appear in the contest one day after Kentucky’s annual Big Blue Madness event. John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins...

NBA Bleeding Blue: Suns, Kings offer the best options for keeping up with former Wildcats

By Jonathan Coffman Special to KyForward As John Calipari continues his reign as the king of the one-and-done era, more NBA teams are beginning to blue tint along with their home colors. The Phoenix Suns drafted Devin Booker and re-signed Brandon Knight this summer, totaling four UK guards on the roster with Eric Bledsoe and Archie Goodwin. After trying out Josh Harrellson on a Summer League contract,...

For the second time, Calipari forced to take to social media to deny interest in NBA position

For the second time in as many months, John Calipari used social media to deny interest in leaving UK to join an NBA franchise (Jamie Vaught Photo)   For the second time in as many months, Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari has felt compelled to take to Twitter to deny rumors that he was considering a move to the NBA.   The latest rumor, reported on YahooSports.com Tuesday, had...

For the second time, Calipari forced to take to social media to deny interest in NBA position

For the second time in as many months, John Calipari used social media to deny interest in leaving UK to join an NBA franchise (Jamie Vaught Photo)   For the second time in as many months, Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari has felt compelled to take to Twitter to deny rumors that he was considering a move to the NBA.   The latest rumor, reported on YahooSports.com Tuesday, had...

UK boasts 17 former players in the NBA with addition of four draftees Thursday

After being selected in the NBA Draft Thursday, UK alumni Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins join 13 other UK alumni in the NBA. You can see the full list of UK alumni and their teams at the end of the 2011 season below. Players are listed by number of years in the league: Nazr Mohammed — Oklahoma City Thunder* Jamaal Magloire — Miami Heat* Tayshaun Prince...