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Wildcat Quickies: Vote for the Cats Edition

Kentucky stars look to make All-Star game. Lady Cats get SEC home win. More.

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There are several former Wildcats who could use your help in the 2017 NBA All-Star vote. After the first round of returns were released, we found out that Kentucky players are way lower in the polls than they should be. Example: Zaza Pachulia is beating Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Meanwhile, John Wall is seventh in backcourt voting for the East, when we all know there are not seven guards better than Wall in the Eastern Conference. There are so many ways to vote, and they’re so easy, that it’d be ridiculous not to do so.

  1. Click here to launch a Google search that pulls up a ballot for you.
  2. Tweet out a player’s first and last name (or Twitter handle) with the hashtag #NBAVote. This also works on Facebook. Retweets count as votes!!
  3. Vote on the NBA’s website here.
  4. Vote through the NBA app

You can cast up to 10 votes per day on most of these platforms, so vote often. The NBA Cats are a lot better than what they’re getting credit for in this All-Star voting.

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Your quickies

Next up for Kentucky: Young stars for the 2017 team - SEC Country
Benny Snell came out of nowhere to be the star for Kentucky in 2016, but there are multiple young players who could do the same thing in 2017.

Kentucky has the best path to a No. 1 seed - CBS Sports
The weakness of this year’s SEC could work in Kentucky’s favor. After wins over North Carolina and Michigan State in non-conference play, Kentucky showed they were a national contender. If they run right through their conference, they’ll likely find themselves on the No. 1 line.

Lady Wildcats hold off Missouri - KSR
The Kentucky women’s team struggled coming out of the gate, but went on an incredible run just before half, and ended up taking a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. Missouri put on a run of their own, but Kentucky managed to hold on, 64-62.

Kentucky a No. 2 seed in latest bracketology - ESPN
Joe Lunardi still has Kentucky listed as a No. 2 seed. Other No. 2 seeds include UCLA, Duke and North Carolina. That’s not a group of teams that any No. 1 seed would want to play.

Malik Monk listed as a Wooden Award contender - ESPN
When you’re scoring at the rate Monk does as a freshman, you’re going to get some attention. Monk is mentioned among names like Villanova’s Josh Hart, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kansas’ Frank Mason III.

Randy Gregory suspended at least one year - ESPN
Gregory has played just 14 games in two seasons and recorded just 1 sack. He’s been suspended three times.

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon headed to the NFL Draft - NBC Sports
Mixon faced a great deal of scrutiny and controversy after video surfaced of him assaulting a female student. Domestic violence has been an issue teams take seriously recently (for good reason), so Mixon could have trouble even being drafted.

Cavs, Hawks talking Kyle Korver trade - CBS Sports
He might not be in his prime, but Kyle Korver is one of the better sharpshooters in the NBA. When LeBron James is on the team, the more role players he has around him, the better. This is huge for the defending champions.

Washington Redskins fire defensive coordinator Joe Barry - Fox Sports
The Redskins ranked in the bottom 14 of the league in pretty much every defensive stat during Barry’s two seasons as DC.

Edwin Encarnacion wants a title for Cleveland - ESPN
The Cleveland Indians’ blockbuster free agent acquisition Edwin Encarnacion stood in front of his new locker to talk to media. He made it clear that he wants to pick up where the Indians left off, but take it one step further.

Each playoff team’s fatal flaw that could ruin their postseason - SB Nation
Even the Dallas Cowboys have a weakness or two. Here’s each playoff team’s weakness that could end up costing them a Super Bowl.

Samsung goes from massive recall to major profit in one quarter - Wall Street Journal