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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: DeMarcus Cousins to the Warriors Edition

The Pelicans lost one UK player (DeMarcus Cousins) and signed another (Julius Randle). Looks like Boogie got the best deal, and the Warriors the steal of the summer.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

Today’s big story with a Kentucky angle, as near as I can tell, is the signing of DeMarcus Cousins by the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Boogie went down last season with an Achilles tendon tear while playing with Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. When Julius Randle was signed by New Orleans recently (how cool is replacing on UK former star with another in the NBA?), Boogie was sure to be moved if he didn’t move himself. It’s hard to argue he could’ve done much better than where he landed. Here’s an interesting tweet from Matt Jones:

Seems hard to believe, but there it is. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how Boogie does, and he’s familiar with California after having played for seven years in Sacramento. So overall it looks… interesting, at least. Cousins is not known for his quiet forbearance on the court, and he’ll be sharing minutes with a kindred spirit in that regard in the person of Draymond Green. The Warriors might just break the team technical foul record next season along with winning the league.

But this looks like a great landing place for Cousins, and the Warriors may have come away with the steal of the summer.

Related: If you think DeMarcus Cousins to the Warriors is unfair, check out college football. Analysis: True.

Tweet of the Morning

Truth, forsooth. I didn’t know people were actually criticizing Boogie for the move, but hey, I shouldn’t be surprised.

But to those who thing the NBA should step in and save the league from the eeeevil Warriors:

And, well, I’ll just leave this here.

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For those too young for the cultural reference:


  • Seriously? I mean, I’m no fan of Grayson Allen, but is this supposed to be funny in 2018? I’m not amused.

Forget it, Glenn. It’s Twitter-town. And since I haven’t said it in a while, I’ll say it again: Twitter is the Devil.

Other news
  • The birth of a planet.
  • Hawai’i bans chemical sunscreens, alleging they may be harming coral reefs. The research seems … incomplete, to say the least, and the move premature. But be advised that if you’re going out there. So those fair-skinned among us must look to the white stuff or clothing. Or, just bring your own supply, until they ban that. For now, the ban only applies to products sold on the islands, but if I were a betting man, I’d bet that it won’t stop there. If you’re battling melanoma, like my wife, you might want to scratch Hawai’i off your bucket list sooner rather than later.
  • Simulation breaks quantum computing record. Consider:

If a quantum computer were a racing car it wouldn’t so much speed past a Formula One, it would simply take a private shortcut to appear at the finishing line just after the starting gun fires. And if you walked over to look under the hood to see how it worked, the engine would promptly collapse to just one random component, like a sparkplug.

Well, that seems fast. And weird.