Will They Stay or Will They Go?

Page 3 of Now that the season has reached its (unfortunate) end, who stays and who goes for the Wildcats? If I had to guess, I'll venture Knox, Shai, and Diallo ... 193 comments | 19497 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Maybe he can grow into a better NBA like Patrick Patterson did? Wishful thinking for him.
    Very wishful thinking, although Patterson shot four three pointers total in his first two years, before shooting 35% (24-69) as a junior. Now Washington is not Patrick Patterson, but if he could find a little of that shooting then his pro potential grows quite a bit and his value to Kentucky basketball grows exponentially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    So you only see Quade Green returning?
    And Richards. Possibly Jones and Baker if they don't transfer and Gabriel if his financial situation allows it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Maybe he can grow into a better NBA like Patrick Patterson did? Wishful thinking for him.
    Patterson had a much bigger frame than Washington. And Patterson has had to futher define his NBA game to allow for play along the perimeter. At 6-9 he has to guard wings. PJ is 6-7 with no game outside the paint. He would be checking LeBron

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    I think Knox, SGA, and Vanderbilt are gone and will be good pros. I think Diallo is gone and will have some good years as a pro. I think PJ suffers from Chuck Hayes syndrome, but I think he goes and I’m pulling for him.

    Beyond that... Maybe Gabriel, and some coach will be pleased to run him out on the second unit.

    Richards might test the waters and be back.

    Quade wouldn’t surprise me either way.

    I think a lot of these guys believe having UK on the resumé and Cal listed as a reference is the fast lane to the first round.

    Speaking of Cal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Speaking of pro potential, I see none of it for PJ Washington. With his size and frame he would have to play on the perimeter. I can only recall two shots all year he made outside of five feet. His game will vastly have to expand to play in the NBA. He can do a lot of damage in college though.
    If he can develop 3 point range to a respectable percent this coming year he will be a load to handle. 4-5 times a game he catches the ball at the very top of the key wide open. His shooting form is good so hopefully it's something he can improve this off season. Probably will have to if he wants to play in the NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    I think Knox, Alexander, Diallo, Vanderbilt, Washington and Gabriel all go. Only Knox and Alexander should go but I think we lose at least 5 and possibly 6 depending on how badly Gabriel's family needs the money. He's not as NBA player but he can make money overseas. It also wouldn't shock me to see Jones transfer.
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    Hami is an athlete trying to figure b-ball out. That kinda pick will get you fired if he’s taken too high.

    Washington and Gabriel offer nothing that current teams don’t already have on the roster.

    Vanderbilt will likely bounce around like Terrance Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    If Baker returns, and I just assume he will, will probably be the best shooting team Cal has ever had at Kentucky.
    Hopefully they can find a shooter that can also play defense, rebound and jump unlike Gabriel. He is only useful when he is knocking down 3s. He is a liability on defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P_G View Post
    I think Knox, SGA, and Vanderbilt are gone and will be good pros. I think Diallo is gone and will have some good years as a pro. I think PJ suffers from Chuck Hayes syndrome, but I think he goes and I’m pulling for him.

    Beyond that... Maybe Gabriel, and some coach will be pleased to run him out on the second unit.

    Richards might test the waters and be back.

    Quade wouldn’t surprise me either way.

    I think a lot of these guys believe having UK on the resumé and Cal listed as a reference is the fast lane to the first round.

    Speaking of Cal...
    Gabriel will never play in the league. He can't guard and he can't jump and he would get pushed all over the court on defense. If he wants to play somewhere it will be in Europe or somewhere else overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Gabriel will never play in the league. He can't guard and he can't jump and he would get pushed all over the court on defense. If he wants to play somewhere it will be in Europe or somewhere else overseas.
    Agreed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Gabriel will never play in the league. He can't guard and he can't jump and he would get pushed all over the court on defense. If he wants to play somewhere it will be in Europe or somewhere else overseas.
    He’ll play in the league. He’s 6’10 and a condisteng threat behind the arc. Assuming he stays 2 more years, Gabriel can for sure develop into an NBA player.

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    It never fails people underestimate how challenging it is to make it in the NBA. Let's take UK's title team for example.

    - Davis. He's great.
    - Miller. Has become a spot up three point shooter, but dude was drafted, cut, cut on a D-League team, and built up his game in Europe.
    - Jones. Few years as a role player, now in the G-League.
    - Lamb. Has seen a handful of minutes but couldn't cut it, now in Europe.
    - Teague. Same as Lamb, but in the G-League.
    - Wiltjer. Europe.

    Take a look at any NBA draft class and it is crazy how many guys are gone in three or less years. And we are talking high draft picks. It is a totally different game.

    Wall, Cousins, Miller, and Bledsoe are about as high of a caliber production wise of a draft class as you will ever see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    He’ll play in the league. He’s 6’10 and a condisteng threat behind the arc. Assuming he stays 2 more years, Gabriel can for sure develop into an NBA player.
    I am interested to see how Gabriel develops, but he is not that skilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I am interested to see how Gabriel develops, but he is not that skilled.
    No he’s not that skilled. But I still think he could play in the league in a couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    He’ll play in the league. He’s 6’10 and a condisteng threat behind the arc. Assuming he stays 2 more years, Gabriel can for sure develop into an NBA player.
    I hope you're right, I just dont see it.

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