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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Wildcats in the Big Easy Edition

Boogie, The Brow, Rajon Rondo and Darius Miller will try to take the Pelicans to the NBA playoffs.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies. Today’s lead story is about former Wildcats stars Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, now the backbone of the New Orleans Pelicans.

Having been through part of one season together after Cousins was traded to New Orleans last year the former UK stars are now concentrating on how to work together better:

“We’ve just tried to get in as much work as possible this summer,” Davis said from Los Angeles, according to the report. “We didn’t have that much time last season to work out with each other, because we didn’t have training camp or (many practices). So we wanted to take advantage of this opportunity, where we had time in the summer in the same city and can get in some work together, because we’ll be playing with each other a lot.”

Added into the mix in the off season is yet another UK connection, former Wildcats and Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo in the twilight of his career. Despite his declining profile, Rondo is still very capable of getting the ball to scorers where it needs to be with his unparalleled court vision and ability to get wherever he wants on the court.

Also joining his old teammates Davis and Cousins, fan favorite Darius Miller is back for another bite at the NBA apple in the Big Easy.

Looking at all this, plus Jrue Holiday, Solomon Hill, E’Twaun Moore and others, this year looks to be very interesting for the Southern wing of the Kentucky Wildcats professional cohort. Barring injury (which has unfortunately been a problem for Davis), the pieces are in place for a breakout season for the Pelicans.

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