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Sunday Quickies: Devin Booker vs. DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, and Patrick Patterson Edition

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So many former Wildcats to cheer for.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

John Calipari has said on more than one occasion that he would love for an entire all-star team to be made up of former Kentucky Wildcats. While that may never happen, we will see four in the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs today.

Devin Booker and Phoenix Suns face off against the Los Angeles Clippers, where Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, and Patrick Patterson play. This will be a very interesting matchup, as the Suns have been dominant and the Clippers were a preseason favorite.

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Devin Booker has been helped greatly this season by having another star in the backcourt. But with Chris Paul out of Game 1 with COVID-19 protocols, how will that impact Booker’s contributions?

Quickies

In-state star Reed Sheppard hears from Kentucky, looking for college that “feels like home” - KSR

What could be more of a home than Reed’s old Kentucky home?

LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 1; status for remainder of series vs. Suns uncertain - ESPN

Chris Paul is out for the Suns. Kawhi is out for the Clippers. Does that even out? Or does that give one team an advantage over another?

KHSAA state softball tournament: First-time champ to be crowned at UK on Sunday - Herald Leader

This is a huge deal for either of these schools.

Who will start at point guard for UK? Maybe both candidates - Courier Journal

There should be a lot of lineup options for John Calipari this season. Which one will we see on opening night?

Daimion Collins says comparisons to Isaiah Jackson are “fair,” models game after Kevin Durant - KSR

Given the fact that Kevin Durant might be the best player in the world right now, I’ll allow it.

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto, manager David Bell ejected after arguing strikeout - ESPN

If Mr. Votto says he did not swing, sir, then he did not swing.

Oscar Tshiebwe back in Lexington - Cats Pause

The big man is back from the Congo.

No. 1 prospect DJ Wagner hearing from Kentucky, Duke, others: “I am open to every school and really enjoying the process” - KSR

Wagner would be huge for Kentucky, and hopefully his family’s connection to John Calipari will play a big role in his recruitment.

Los Angeles Lakers don’t renew contract of head trainer following injury-riddled season, sources say - ESPN

Seems like an odd scapegoat, but hey, it’s the Lakers.

Kentucky rolled out the red carpet for quarterback Christopher Vizzina - Cats Illustrated

You’ve gotta love seeing the Cats continue to up their recruiting game.