Former UK Basketball Players in the NBA
News about former UK players now playing for NBA teams.
De’Aaron Fox has the most clutch points in the NBA
The Kings are now tied for second place in the Western Conference, thanks in large part to Fox being arguably the NBA’s most clutch player this season.
Tuesday Headlines: Julius Randle and Devin Booker Edition
A great week for these former Wildcats earned them Player of the Week honors.
Jarred Vanderbilt’s role with the Lakers is growing
Vanderbilt could be looking at more minutes with LeBron James sidelined as well.
De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk top 40 points in 2nd-highest scoring NBA game in league history
Julius Randle nearly hit 50 on one of the biggest scoring nights ever for former Wildcats.
Jarred Vanderbilt set to team up with Anthony Davis after major NBA trade
Vando will join AD in LA.
Anthony Davis, De’Aaron Fox among biggest NBA All-Star snubs
Davis, a perennial All-Star big man, was not awarded a spot on this year’s roster.
Friday Headlines: Former Cats Named All-Stars
Good to see these three be recognized.
5 former Wildcats crack NBA All-Star final fan voting update
The Western Conference is loaded with talented former Kentucky standouts.
Lakers set to host DeMarcus Cousins for workout
Los Angeles could use the size with starting forward Anthony Davis still down with a stress injury.
Anthony Davis is “on pace” in recovery from stress injury
At least one former Wildcats might be healthy soon.
Devin Booker to miss at least 4 weeks with groin strain
First Anthony Davis and now Devin Booker, Cats in the NBA are having a hard time staying healthy.
Anthony Davis has stress injury in foot, out indefinitely
Davis hasn’t played in 65+ games since the 2017-2018 season.
Anthony Davis expected to miss at least a month with foot injury
The Lakers were just starting to find their rhythm too.
Karl-Anthony Towns out 4-6 weeks with calf strain
This isn’t ideal for the former Kentucky star.
UK was fined for playing Dontaie Allen while ineligible, per report
The NCAA is sill just the absolute worst.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander explodes for 42 points and hits game-winner
SGA has been on a tear this season.
Friday Headlines: Jamal Murray Dunk Edition
How did the former Wildcat pull this one off?
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
After an 0-3 start, SGA’s dominance helped them draw back to .500.
Former UK guard Eric Bledsoe arrested
Bledsoe recently signed with the Shanghai Sharks.
Nick Richards having a breakout season with the Charlotte Hornets
Richards is firmly part of the rotation and has shown starter-level potential.
Friday Headlines: John Wall Return Edition
Wall saw his first in-game action since April 2021.
UK leads nation with 27 players on opening-day NBA rosters
The Kings’ trio of De’Aaron Fox, Trey Lyles and Malik Monk make up one of eight NBA teams with multiple former Wildcats.
Willie Cauley-Stein and Mychal Mulder ink new NBA contracts
Cauley-Stein will join the Rockets, while Mulder will rejoin the Heat.
Karl-Anthony Towns was recently hospitalized with an illness
Towns is thankfully out of the hospital now.
Is Devin Booker a top-5 guard in the NBA?
Booker is on the verge of being included but still sits outside the top five.
Keldon Johnson, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to miss start of training camp
A few big-name former Cats will be sidelined for their respective teams’ first action of the new season.
Host of former Wildcats crack ESPN’s top 100 NBA players
ESPN’s top-100 list is complete, and Kentucky was strongly represented.
Olivier Sarr inks Exhibit 10 deal with Portland Trail Blazers
Sarr spent most of last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Tuesday Headlines: Love for John Wall
John Wall opened up about the heartbreak he’s battled and how it led to him contemplating suicide.
John Wall talks about the “darkest place” of his life
The former Wildcat opens up about his mental health struggles and how they got so bad that he contemplated suicide.
Anthony Davis gives big donation to Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief, which is now over $3 million
The Kentucky Wildcats champion donated $350,000 to the relief efforts that have now crossed $3 million.
All of Kansas State's players at the podium were asked about the challenges of Kentucky's style of basketball.— Aaron Gershon (@agershon99) March 18, 2023
Forward Nae'Qwan Tomlin's answer: "I don't think it will be something that will be much of a challenge besides Oscar."
Every Oscar Tshiebwe Rebound. pic.twitter.com/SXxrXey7oF— Rare Rookies #BBN (@rarerookies) March 18, 2023