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Wednesday Headlines: John Calipari Offense Criticism Edition

Cal continues to come under fire for his offense.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round-Saint Peters vs Kentucky Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft expert Jonathan Givony and fellow ESPN colleague Kevin Pelton are lending criticism towards Kentucky Wildcats basketball head coach John Calipari and his offensive system.

This isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last time, either. The latest criticism came from Pelton, admitting he “missed” on his pre-draft evaluation of now rising NBA star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Pelton rated Gilgeous-Alexander for the draft based on his UK career alone (as most draft analysts would normally do) and it seems he’s blaming Kentucky’s system for the reason why the former Wildcat didn’t get to showcase his full arsenal during college.

Givony published a series of tweets earlier in March regarding the Wildcats’ historic loss to St. Peter’s. He highlighted how little spacing Kentucky had in their half-court offense and the ceiling it gave Kentucky’s guard play (which wasn’t tremendous in the team’s short postseason).

Former assistant coach Jai Lucas left Kentucky for Duke of all programs, and one has to wonder if there’s more to it than just Lucas liking head coach Jon Scheyer.

Regardless, it would be a move in the right direction for Kentucky to improve their offense this coming fall.

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Headlines

What else does UK need to add? - Cats Illustrated

Does Kentucky have their roster in place for next year?

Four UK players projected in early 2023 mock draft - Vaught’s Views

Cason Wallace leads the pack.

UK ‘could hit big’ with late addition of Adou Thiero - Cats Pause

Anyone else loving this move?

Offseason Spotlight: No. 12 Chance Poore - Cats Illustrated

Kentucky’s kickoff man is expected to have the same role this fall.

CBS Writer has Will Levis as No. 1 pick in 2023 NFL Draft - Vaught’s Views

Lots of hype heading into the fall.

Ja Morant has bone bruise, doubtful for remainder of playoffs - ESPN

Tough break for Memphis.

Which NBA superstar has the most to lose - Yahoo!

Chris Paul has to be the answer.

Brady to join Fox Sports on lucrative deal - ESPN

A reported $375 million over 10 years.