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Wildcat Quickies: NBA preseason Edition

Kentucky football focuses on turnovers, the NBA preseason tells us basketball is almost here and more.

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Basketball season is nearly upon us, and the NBA preseason gives us a sign that it’s about to begin. Preseason games started Oct. 1, and will carry through Oct. 21. A lot of former Cats will be under the spotlight this coming season. How will Rajon Rondo fare in a new city with Dwyane Wade alongside him? Can Anthony Davis avoid the injury bug and get back to playing like one of the three best players in the world? Will DeMarcus Cousins get along with new coaches in Sacramento? Can Devin Booker back up his great rookie season with an even better second year (same goes for ROY Karl-Anthony Towns)? We’ll get a sneak peek at what the answer to these questions will be this preseason, as we watch the action unfold.

Tweet of the day

That wasn’t Jeremy Lin’s finest moment. It’s actually somewhat impressive to make the ball go backwards when attempting a layup, so I’ll give him credit for that.

Your quickies

Wenyen Gabriel has gone everywhere en route to Kentucky - Herald-Leader

Gabriel has had to endure a brutal civil war and the culture shock of a lot of moving to get to where he is today.

Mark Stoops Q&A - Herald-Leader

Stoops discusses a lot of Vanderbilt topics, including this week’s prep and last season’s loss.

Bam Adebayo expected to solve post problems - Courier-Journal

The post was the crushing weakness of last season’s team, now Adebayo is expected to be UK’s saving grace in the paint.

Continued turnovers ‘unacceptable’ for Kentucky - Courier-Journal

Ball security was stressed heavily going into Alabama, and yet turnovers were still a problem. In a game that is now must-win the Cats will have to protect the ball better.

Nick Haynes is a 300 bowler - SEC Country

Not only is Haynes pretty good at being an offensive lineman, he’s also a standout bowler.

SEC game picks - ESPN

Kentucky got the majority of the votes over Vanderbilt this week...barely.

Other sports news

Arizona Cardinals defeat San Francisco 49ers - Sports Illustrated

The Cardinals got a much-needed win despite the fact that Carson Palmer was out, as they beat the 49ers 33-21.

Cleveland Indians defeat Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of ALDS - Denver Post

The Tribe hit 3 homers to top the Red Sox 5-4. The win will quiet some critics who thought the Indians were doomed in this series due to injuries.

Blue Jays blow out Rangers in ALDS Game 1 - CBS

The Blue Jays conducted a slugfest against Rangers pitching, winning 10-1 and taking a 1-0 series lead.

Cam Newton misses practice - ESPN

The Panthers’ quarterback missed practice due to a concussion. He will play this week if he is cleared, but his status at this time is unknown.

Cubs clear favorite in Vegas to win it all - UPI

No surprise here; going into the divisional series, the Cubs are still the betting favorites to win the World Series.

Other news

Facebook is committing $250 million to VR, testing a new headset - Forbes

Mars has taken full control of the Wrigley Company - New York Times