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Former UK Basketball Players in the NBA

News about former UK players now playing for NBA teams.

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.

Tyler Herro secures the bag

UK’s latest $100+ million man.

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.

Keldon Johnson gets 4-year, $80 million contract extension

The Spurs are hopeful the former Wildcat can transition into a full-blown superstar.

Shaedon Sharpe has small labral tear; out for rest of NBA Summer League

Sharpe was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Nick Richards gets $1.8 million guaranteed from Hornets

Another day, another former Wildcat becoming a millionaire!

Eric Bledsoe is looking for a new NBA home

Bledsoe will now become an unrestricted free agent.

Tuesday Headlines: Max Contract U Edition

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Jarred Vanderbilt traded to Jazz in blockbuster Rudy Gobert trade

Vanderbilt had the best season of his career last year.

Karl-Anthony Towns gets supermax contract extension

KAT will now be in Minnesota for at least six more more seasons following this most recent agreement.

Friday Headlines: Former Cats Getting Paid Edition

Malik Monk gets a new deal and is reunited with De’Aaron Fox.

Devin Booker inks $214 million extension; named 2K23 cover athlete

Booker is one of the brightest young stars in the NBA.

Tyler Herro reportedly in talks for $25 million per year in contract extension with Heat

Herro is coming off a Sixth Man of the Year campaign and is primed to take another big jump next season.

Knicks trade Nerlens Noel to Pistons

Noel will be in Motor City this upcoming season.

John Wall joining Clippers following buyout with Rockets, per report

Wall would fill a void at the point for the Paul George-led Clippers.

Bleav in Kentucky talks new NBA Cats, Sydney McLaughlin and more

The NBA dream begins for several former Cats.

Kellan Grady joining Denver Nuggets

Grady will get a chance to team up with Jamal Murray in Denver.