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Monday Quickies: Jodie Meeks Edition

The former UK star is off to Washington to team up with John Wall.

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Here’s to hoping Jodie Meeks can help John Wall and the Wizards take the next step in the Eastern Conference.

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Jodie Meeks signs with the Wizards on a 2-year, $7 million deal -
The 29-year-old has shown shades of the college player who still holds the record for most points ever scored in a Kentucky game (54). Meeks had more games of 15 points or more and was able to maintain a solid perimeter stroke in spite of his injuries last season.

Calipari’s Team USA crushes Angola, now 2-0 in World Cup | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky freshmen Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were key contributors toward a balanced attack Sunday. After a day off Monday, the U.S. will wrap up group play against Italy on Tuesday.

UK Basketball: The Forgotten One, Jemarl Baker | Big Blue Banter
Jemarl Baker is a key recruit for this coming season, led his team to a 28-6 record while shooting 34% from 3-point range and averaged 17.1 points per game.

PFF: Ware is the leading SEC stopper - 247
Pro Football Focus builds hype around one Kentucky defender.

Cam Reddish offers USA Basketball a peak into the future - Bluestar Media
“I love playing for John (Calipari),’’ Reddish said. “He pushes you to the limit. He makes you do everything, go hard. He told me he wanted me on the ball more, coming off screens and stuff; that’s how I knew he wanted me to show my versatility more. He’s giving me details, like tighten up my jump shot, get stronger, things like that."

Pelicans turn focus to Cousins after re-signing Jrue Holiday | Lexington Herald Leader
Jrue Holiday has joined All-Star Anthony Davis in making a long-term commitment to the New Orleans Pelicans. If all goes as the Pelicans plan, former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins ultimately will follow suit.

De'Aaron Fox to wear new number with Kings - 247
De'Aaron Fox, who wore No. 0 for Kentucky, will wear a new number with the Kings next season.

Horn beat Pacquiao on controversial decision and internet was pissed -
A lot of people thought Pacquiao should’ve won the fight!

Pete Rose's record-breaking ball fetches $403,000 - ESPN
The auction site reported that the ball Pete Rose swatted for his record-setting 4,192nd hit sold Saturday for $403,657.20.

Five years in, what do SEC fans think about Missouri & Texas A&M? - Team Speed Kills
We got a mixed bag of responses here. The overwhelming indifference/despising of Mizzou is kind of weird.

Las Vegas SuperBook releases Week 1 betting lines - SDS
LSU opens a two-touchdown favorite over BYU, but Texas A&M and South Carolina both find themselves underdogs heading into their Week 1 contests. The Crimson Tide open more than a touchdown favorite over the Seminoles in the highly anticipated showdown in Atlanta.

Taj Gibson, Timberwolves Agree to Reported 2-Year, $28 Million Contract | Bleacher Report
Veteran forward Taj Gibson added significant frontcourt depth to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, as he reportedly agreed on a two-year, $28 million contract with the team.

Serge Ibaka re-signs with Toronto Raptors on three-year, $65 million contract
Free-agent forward Serge Ibaka is staying in Toronto after agreeing to a three-year, $65 million contract with the Raptors. Ibaka was ranked No. 16 on the list of top available free agents this offseason by ESPN.

The hidden calories in your booze, explained in 3 charts - Vox
Some drinks can derail your diet — but you’d never know it from the label.

Watch SpaceX launch its third Falcon 9 rocket in less than two weeks - The Verge
This summer is shaping up to be packed full of SpaceX launches.

Drones may soon have to identify themselves electronically while in flight - Recode
The FAA wants to create a remote drone identification system.

5 books that'll sizzle late this summer - Mashable
2017 has saved the best for last with some intense delights for book lovers arriving in late summer and fall.