I was a little late getting to the morning Quickies, so I figure a noon Linkapalooza would be the next best thing.
We all know that tonight is the NBA Draft at 7:00 PM on ESPN. If you didn't know, please crawl out from under your rock, get an Internet connection, and join the rest of the world.
Today's Tweet of the Morning:
Also, I had a response to some Hoosier that just begged for a smackdown:
Your links follow the jump.
After the 2010-2011 season, both Sullinger and Jones had the opportunity to leave school and become lottery picks. Actually, if we are being truthful, simply being a "lottery pick" would have been a worst-case scenario; it was unlikely that either player would have made it out of the top five.
Rob Dauster talks about what I discussed earlier this week, in more detail.
Seriously, Mike. Jealous, much?
Yeah, Martin was trolling. Calipari was recruiting. There's a difference.
This is hilarious. You need to watch it.
A familiar story, but one we'd better get used to hearing a lot more of. Video interview with Andy Katz.
This deserves a full cup of coffee for reading time. Well worth it, too.
Calipari, who is heading into his fourth season as Kentucky’s head coach, has led the Wildcats to three NCAA tournament appearances. In 2010 his team made it to the Elite Eight; in 2011 the Wildcats went to the Final Four; and in 2012 Kentucky won the championship. Overall, Calipari is 102-14 with the Wildcats, with an astounding 87.9 win percentage, and 505-151 in his wider head coaching career. He was named Sports Illustrated’s 2009 Coach of the Year, awarded the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award, and won the SEC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
"I don’t think he hurt himself at all by coming back to Kentucky for his sophomore season," said Bilas. "I think he is a better player now for having come back. I don’t think last year he would have been picked as high (in the draft) as some people say and think. No one can really say where he would have gone.
NBA draft 2012 -- Knee of Baylor Bears' Perry Jones III raises red flags, sources say // ESPN
Multiple league sources say that NBA team doctors are concerned about a meniscus issue in Baylor forward Perry Jones' knee.
"This whole NBA process is really tough and with me dropping two agents, it really doesn’t look good for me right now," Sidney told Brandon Marcello of the Clarion-Ledger. "Like you said, it sounds like I’m lost. I can admit that I’m lost. I’m just trying to find my way back and see on Thursday what happens."
Bed fully made, and unfortunately, it's a bed of nails. From star to cautionary tale is always a bitter process.
I cast my vote for John Henson.
Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes could lead Wildcats, Tar Heels into NBA Draft history // SI Tracking Blog
Now, this is an angle I hadn't heard before.