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Monday Quickies: Diallo Decision Time Edition

Diallo nears decision and more in today’s quickies.

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Hamidou Diallo is done with pre-draft workouts. All that’s left between now and the NBA Draft is his decision. So now we wait, but not very long. Diallo has to decide by Wednesday, May 24. So we’ll get his decision within the next couple days, and there’s a chance we even get it today.

This has been a long and complicated process, and regardless of whether he goes or stays, I hope he makes the best decision for him (and finally puts an end to all the controversy that has surrounded this decision).

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Your quickies

Diallo ends team workouts, enters decision mode - KSR
He has until the 24th, so just a few days. Once he decides, Kentucky’s rotation for next year will start to become pretty clear.

Enes Kanter back in U.S., will have news conference Monday - ESPN
The Turkish big man is back in America after his travel complications in Romania, and will be speaking about it today.

Pitt trying to push Cameron Johnson out of ACC - KSR
Cameron Johnson seems likely to transfer to North Carolina...at least if Pitt lets him. It seems as though they’re trying to force him out of the ACC.

UK softball headed to Super Regional - SEC Country
The Lady Cats defeated Illinois for the second straight day, beating them 4-2 and moving on to the next round.

Adebayo’s draft stock all over the board - 247
One draft expert sees Bam Adebayo being the No. 14-40 prospect for pretty much every team. But there’s not much telling where he’ll fall other than that.

QB recruit Paul Tyson says UK will always be special - Cats Illustrated
Tyson, a 2019 quarterback recruit, is the great grandson of former Kentucky head coach Bear Bryant.

The Boston Celtics actually beat the Cavs - Boston Globe
Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley stepped up to cover Thomas’ absence and shocked the basketball world. The Celtics were supposed to get blown out in every single game this series.

Spurs show they’re looking to the future with protection of Kawhi - Washington Post
The San Antonio Spurs continue to sit Kawhi Leonard with a sprained ankle. They’re being dominated by the Warriors, and they’d stand a better chance with Leonard. But there’s no telling what the cost could be if he got hurt again. The Spurs have always been about maintaining success in the long-term.

Penguins rout Senators, move within one win of Stanley Cup Finals - Sports Illustrated
The Pittsburgh Penguins are still on a roll. With their game 5 win, they are just a win away from returning the the Stanley Cup Finals.

Brewers criticize Cubs over weather-induced decisions - USA Today
WeatherGate? Perhaps. The Chicago Cubs postponed a game with the Brewers at around 11:30 a.m., and the rain stopped shortly thereafter without ever picking back up. The Brewers are not happy about it.

Isaiah Thomas sees specialists about hip - ESPN
Isaiah Thomas is looking for the best way to rehab the injured hip that is keeping him out for the rest of the playoffs. He could end up having surgery.

Aaron Judge is putting on a show again - USA Today
The rising star right fielder for the New York Yankees generally gets the job done with his bat, but this time it was a diving catch that caused him to steal the show.

Two Anaheim Ducks set to miss game 6 - NBC Sports
It has been a physical conference finals for Anaheim and Nashville, and the injuries have piled up a bit.

Ringling Bros. Circus takes final bow - Star Tribune