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Thursday Quickies: The Aftermath Edition

With the draft decisions finally made, we have a clear picture of what Kentucky will look like next year.

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The decisions have been made, and now we’re left to address what Kentucky will look like next year.

With Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt out the door and PJ Washington returning, Kentucky has lost it’s best rebounder and one of its most versatile players. But, the Wildcats get to keep one of the team’s most efficient players and best big men in Washington.

And the roster isn’t complete yet. Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis is likely to join Kentucky to help make up for the loss of Vanderbilt down low (and on the glass).

Tweets of the day

Your quickies

Jarred Vanderbilt makes 2018 NBA Draft decision at deadline - SEC Country
Jarred Vanderbilt on Wednesday became John Calipari’s first part-of-one-and-done. Despite suffering two injuries and playing just 14 games in his lone season at Kentucky, Vanderbilt decided to stay in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Wenyen Gabriel makes his decision to remain in 2018 NBA Draft - Cats' Pause
Wenyen Gabriel will keep his name in the NBA draft.

Kentucky coach John Calipari discusses One & Done rule at SEC Spring Meeting in Sandestin - Cats' Pause
Kentucky coach John Calipari says the One & Done rule won't be leaving college basketball anytime soon.

Jammie Robinson includes Kentucky football among favorites - Cats' Pause
Kentucky lands among favorites for coveted Georgia athlete. - PJ Washington: 'I'm back'
The Texas native announced his decision via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, the deadline day for college players to remain in the NBA Draft pool or withdraw their names.

Fred Glass: IU, UK have been talking about playing again - Courier Journal
The Hoosiers and Wildcats have not played in the regular season since 2011-12, but that could possibly change in the future.

Those around Stanford program believe Reid Travis will end up at Kentucky | Kentucky Sports Radio
More good news surrounding Reid Travis to Kentucky... According to David Sisk of, two sources around the Stanford program believe the First-Team All-Pac-12 transfer will end up at Kentucky.

Is Warriors versus Cavaliers the biggest mismatch in modern Finals history? - ESPN
How lopsided is this fourth straight Finals rematch, and how much could Andre Iguodala's leg injury change things? Kevin Pelton breaks down the historic matchup.

Sixers to Investigate Bryan Colangelo’s Connections to Twitter Accounts - The Ringer
Meanwhile, Joel Embiid and the rest of the NBA try to make sense of Philly’s situation

Serena Williams launches new fashion venture while playing French Open - USA Today
A day after causing a stir with her cat suit at the French Open, Serena Williams launched a new fashion line she describes as "strong, sexy, sophisticated and sassy."

Vikings receivers highly encouraged by Kirk Cousins in OTAs -
With less than 100 days until the 2018 season kicks off, the Vikings are already encouraged by what new QB Kirk Cousins has shown. Tom Pelissero dives into the rapport Cousins has built with his teammates and coaching staff.

LeBron James and Nike get championship ready with new shoes |
The "25 Straight" Zoom Soldier sneakers arrive May 31.

Damarious Randall jerseys: Browns player pay if Cavaliers top Warriors - AZ Central
Former ASU football player Damarious Randall underestimated the power of free stuff, and he may have to pay for it.