KU Basketball News
Does anyone know anything about this young man? Is he another Cheick in terms of academic question marks? Is he African? Is his transcript going to be called into question? I’d love to see him come to KU, but could do without the drama.
Let’s lobby to get that sauce sold at AFH!!!
Just my two cents… Svi is being listed as a late lottery - first rounder in 2016 NBA draft. Selden seems determined and poised to make the league this year based on his play in the WUG. Mason has a kid and could very well after a highly successful junior campaign decide to make some pro money for his family. Graham isn’t a lock to be the next starter or anything like that yet. Greene is a tall SG/3 wing who doesn’t project to be a primary ball handler for us. Vick said before he signed with us that he didn’t expect to play much his first year to better prepare his body ect. for the following season. If the dominoes fall in a certain sequence we could most certainly use a super elite top ten guard with minutes available next season. You can’t automatically assume the next guy on the depth chart will get the minutes for the following year. If that was the case Andrew White would have logged some substantial minutes. Even releford had to wait out his time to shine.
Jayhawk Sports News Feeds
ROYALS 7 games up in race for home field as of today. Toronto must go 22-9 & Royals 16-16 to end up tied for the advantage. With 32 games remaining & rosters expanding to 40 today I like our chances. Even at that Toronto may still be the toughest out in the upcoming playoffs, Detroit visits Kauffman starting a 9 game home stand this evening & only about 16 home games remaining before another BLUE OCTOBER !! Hope this one is as much fun as the last & delivers us to the threshold of another LATE NIGHT !!
Good fit for Paul, particularly withe Coach Rivers, knowing what he can do and actively wanting him in San Diego. Interesting that a player that played the majority of his career with one team will likely end up playing the last 3 with 3 different teams…which goes to show that the NBA is first and most of all a business.
On a related note, Love signed a 5 year deal with the Cavaliers, instead of signing a 1 year deal and waiting for thr new cap that will raise the cap considerably. Now, what happens if LeBron decides to jump ship? I don’t think he will and if he re-ups with a long term contract, the Cavs will be a better version of Miami with big 3 and the team to beat for the foreseeable future.
On the Heard on ESPN they had a couple of interesting discussions about the Knicks and the Lakers. Apparently players do not want to go to New York and learn the Triangle since that system is no longer used by any other team and it is an anachronism in this day and age. The Knicks re now considered the worst franchise in the NBA and they could not even get Greg Monroe that signed with the Bucks. their top trade so far has been Aflalo…Aflalo? Are you kidding me?
LaMarcus Aldridge not impressed with the Lakers, particularly the analytic they use; I guess players are becoming more savvy about technology. The general opinion seems to be that the Lakers are no longer a prime destination and players like Durant can and do get as much exposure and endorsements from small markets such as OKC.
Salvy needs some days off from the beatin’ he gets, but not when hittin’ as hot as lil’ sister’s rear. He’s just really blistering the ball right now. I also wouldn’t mind seeing Dyson in the 9 spot for Rios either. Like @brooksmd says “Speed do alot…” & Alex is hittin like “Mendoza” since his DL stint. He’s pressing too hard & needs more time to get up to full throttle…JMO
KU Football News / Other Sports
Not sure Briles loses his job because there are conflicting reports out of Boise State about what was and was not said when the transfer happened.
Depending on what Briles knew and what he covered up, he may get fired, but Baylor suspended Ukwuachu once he got into trouble there, so Baylor did not cover up his deeds while in their program.
But the thing is, here is Boise State’s statement about Ukwuachu . That’s from last week. Boise is saying they didn’t know about it, so Petersen saying he told Briles is inconsistent with what Boise says they even knew at the time Ukwuachu was dismissed. There is more truth to be uncovered out there, and that truth could cost lots of people at Baylor, Boise and maybe even Washington their jobs.
The biggest reason why Cal isn’t going to NOLA is they won’t give him full control of the personnel on the team. Cleveland was interested in Cal last year, but Cal knew he had a special group coming back and wanted a shot at going undefeated. This year, Cal was legitimately interested in the NOLA job, but Benson wasn’t going to give Cal everything he wanted ($10 mil/year and control of roster) so Cal passed on the job. Someone will give Cal what he wants in the next couple of years and Cal will go back to the NBA within the next couple of years.
I added a News Feeds category and I pulled feeds from cjonline, kusports and wichita eagle, but only the cjonline one worked correctly. I’m reaching out to Gary Bedore about the kusports feed as I believe it should work with a small change on their end, and I’ll see what I can do about wichita eagle one. This should be a really nice way of pulling our news from other sites in real time without having to manually do it.
Bugs / Requests
I created a KUBuckets twitter account a while back but don’t have any plans on putting content there, and there aren’t any plugins that automatically pull content from here. I guess I don’t really see the need for maintaining updated content on a twitter account, other than for exposure.
There is, however, a plugin that allows you to embed tweets in posts that I was interested in, but last time I tried to install it, it didn’t work. I could try at some point to install that plugin again. I did think that would be pretty cool and useful for us.