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Thursday Quickies: Unique NBA Draft Streak Continues

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Kentucky once again had multiple players go in the first round of the NBA Draft.

2020 NBA Draft Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

While the streak of Kentucky players under Calipari landing in the lottery ended last night, another streak remained, and it’s a streak that is arguably more impressive.

For eleven consecutive years, Kentucky has placed multiple players in the first round of the NBA Draft. That speaks levels to the talent that has come through the program, the coaching that has taken place, and the way that Calipari prepares his guys for the NBA Draft process.

First round picks also receive guaranteed contracts, a HUGE deal when it comes to the NBA where the roster turnover rate is high. Being able to land that guaranteed contract is huge financially and also means the team generally has more invested in you.

The end of the lottery streak is disappointing, but this streak continues and with Calipari at the helm, I don’t see it ending for a while.

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At least one streak continues.

Quickies

No fans permitted for Kentucky - Kansas - Courier Journal

It’ll be the Wildcats vs. Jayhawks in an empty arena in Indy.

Keion Brooks working his way back to 100 percent - Cats Pause

Hopefully Keion can return to the practice court soon.

How could Kentucky’s 2021 class boost the program? - Herald Leader

The receivers in the 2020 and 2021 classes have a chance to make an impact.

Austin MacGinnis could get his first start on Monday Night Football - KSR

I hope he plays and makes every kick. That is all.

Analyzing NBA Draft picks - ESPN

The analysts liked Maxey and Quickley.

No Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Kansas players in lottery - SI

It was a weird lottery. But... 2020.

NFL Free Agents likely to switch teams - Bleacher Report

Former Cat Bud Dupree could decide to move on from Pittsburgh.

Warriors fear Klay Thompson suffered serious injury - Yahoo

This is just sad for one of the league’s better players.