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Thursday Quickies: New Orleans Wildcats Edition

Darius Miller joins the Pelicans and more in today’s quickies.

Good morning, BBN. After great success with multiple championships overseas, Darius Miller is returning to the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans was the team who originally drafted Miller, so it’ll be another reunion with Anthony Davis for him. He’ll also join DeMarcus Cousins. And a fourth Wildcat may join the three, as James Young is getting his shot with the Pelicans this summer. More and more Cats continue to find their way to the league, even if they had to take a detour.

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That’s, well, less than ideal for Kentucky. But I hope Peters figures out what’s truly best for him.

Your quickies

Pelicans to bring back Darius Miller -
After a very successful stint playing overseas, the former Mr. basketball in Kentucky will return to New Orleans.

Football season ticket sales have already surpassed the 2016 total - KSR
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s nothing that gives Kentucky fans more confidence in a program than that program beating Louisville.

Kentucky grants Zach Summers his wish - SEC Country
Summers has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and Kentucky gave him a full tour through Kroger Field and Rupp Arena with his daughter and wife.

Mark Stoops praises true freshman Paschal - CatsPause
Mark Stoops thinks Joshua Paschal could be an immediate impact player at Kentucky, calling him a “difference maker.”

What will Stoops and his players be asked at media days? - Cats Illustrated
With SEC Media Days coming up, there will be a lot of talk about what’s next for the Cats after finally breaking through into the postseason.

Who will represent Kentucky at media days - KSR
Speaking of media days...Kentucky’s got Mike Edwards, Stephen Johnson and Courtney Love, plus of course Mark Stoops, representing them.

Celtics shopping key pieces of roster - ESPN
The Boston Celtics got Hayward, but now they have to make room for him. There’s potential for a sign-and-trade for Jae Crowder, or trading Avery Bradley or Marcus Smart.

Giancarlo Stanton top seed in Home Run Derby - FOX Sports
Stanton, the defending champion of the derby, will be the No. 1 seed. Of course, the young superstar sensation Aaron Judge will participate as well.

The Heat kind of suck at free agency - ESPN
Ever since LeBron James’ departure, the Miami Heat have gone cold on free agent acquisitions. They lost Dwyane Wade, and they failed to get Kevin Durant or Gordon Hayward.

Rockies pitcher hits 467-foot homer - Washington Post
Jon Gray smashed a bomb and got into the sixth inning on the mound to help the Rockies beat the Reds.

Joel Embiid and LaVar Ball continue their war of words -
Things are getting pretty intense between Embiid and LaVar. This could build quite the rivalry between two of the NBA’s youngest teams.

Manny Pacquiao is no longer the dominant fighter of his prime - ESPN
I think that’s pretty obvious, even though he truly outboxed Jeff Horn.

Hobby Lobby smuggled Iraqi artifacts into America - CNBC
You can’t make this stuff up.