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Quickies: Anthony Davis (and Boogie) Edition

Anthony Davis wins MVP of the All-Star game before getting a new teammate, and more in today's quickies.

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Anthony Davis made headlines last night by shattering Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star Game scoring record.

Davis scored 52 points, beating Chamberlain's record by 10, and earning MVP honors for the game. He became the home-town hero, doing it in front of the Pelicans crowd in New Orleans.

On top of the historic game and the MVP performance, Davis got himself a new teammate...DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans shortly after the game.

The two former Wildcats will be teaming up to make the best frontcourt pairing in the NBA.

Tweets of the day

Pretty fair trade, if you ask me.

This was from Cousins' manager. It's always stressful for the player and those around him following a trade, especially when you're temporarily in the city you've been traded to.

Your quickies

Davis wins All-Star Game MVP - USA Today
More info on Davis' historic All-Star performance.

Lopsided DeMarcus Cousins deal proves the Kings are the worst sports franchise - FOX Sports
Seriously though, what are the Kings doing? There's no way that you want to get rid of a superstar like Cousins so badly that you'll take so little for him.

Anthony Davis comments on Boogie's trade - Bleacher Report
Davis is pretty happy about this weekend. He played well, he was involved in multiple events, and he got an All-Star teammate.

FAQ on the huge Boogie trade - ESPN
A good explanation of what this trade means for Cousins, the Pelicans and the Kings right now.

Kentucky Tops Florida, 67-48 | UK Wildcats News
Senior Evelyn Akhator scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Kentucky women’s basketball team beat Florida 67-48 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky returns to action on Thursday when the Wildcats host Mississippi State at Memorial Coliseum.

PJ Washington gives Kentucky a sneak peek at his all-around game | Lexington Herald-Leader
UK basketball signee PJ Washington turned in a stellar performance in Findlay Prep’s victory over Hopkinsville in Benton, Ky., on Friday night. The future Wildcat talked about his evolving game and trying to recruit a couple more five-star prospects to play with him in Lexington next season.

Three Wildcats Sit in the Top 15 After Day One | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky men’s golf team opened the Puerto Rico Classic with a two-under-par 286 on Sunday. UK will return to the course on Monday with the second round of the three-day tournament.

Pelicans' Anthony Davis has big plans for himself and his city - ESPN
Healthy and happy to be representing host New Orleans at the NBA All-Star Game, a hungry Anthony Davis has high hopes for his team and his city.

Kentucky basketball struggling with depleted Georgia not a good sign | Lexington Herald-Leader
Georgia’s best player, Yante Maten, injured his knee in the game’s first two minutes and did not return. Yet Kentucky had to make plays down the stretch to outlast host Georgia 82-77. Sure, UK deserves credit for the win. But there were tons of trubbling signs.

2016 rookie grades: Falcons, Cowboys, Chiefs earn high marks -
First-round draft picks Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa and Keanu Neal balled out in Year 1 of their NFL careers. Bucky Brooks and Conor Orr peg the five best rookie classes from the 2016 season.

Jimmer Fredette scores 73 in Chinese league game - ESPN
After being named the college player of the year for BYU in 2011, Fredette was the 10th overall pick of the Bucks that year, but never matched his college success in the NBA.

2017 Kentucky high school boys basketball postseason preview | Lexington Herald-Leader
Twenty-seven days from now, the 100th boys’ Sweet Sixteen champion will be crowned. There are 64 district tournament champions and 16 region champions to be decided before then, though, and the road begins Monday.

Apparently New Zealand is the tip of a hidden continent - Washington Post