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Calipari to hold NBA combine at UK

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by HMMMHMM, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. HMMMHMM

    HMMMHMM Contributing Member

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    http://www.foxsportsohio.com/04/29/..._amico_report.html?blockID=513404&feedID=3725

    Interesting. Seems like a smart move to me, though one that only few would make.
     
  2. LongTimeFan

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    Is this like the NFL version of a pro day?

    Very shrewd move.. which I'm sure will also go a long way in recruiting as well (not that he needs the help).
     
  3. Carl Herrera

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    Is Calipari hoping that the teams will work him out for their coaching position as well?
     
  4. emjohn

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    He may as well network now since it's all but a guarantee he's going to Pete Carroll his crooked butt out of Kentucky sooner or later.

    Makes sense, seeing as he's bent his career towards recruiting one-and-dones.
     
  5. alethios

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    I vote for sending PPat and Chuckwagon (I know, he's BC - before Calipari) to bring Calipari the iPad 2. How can he refuse two quality ex-Kentucky alumni on the same team?
     
  6. Commodore

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    I like this alot.
     
  7. Hayesfan

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    Coach Cal isn't coming back to the NBA until he wins a chip at UK. There are a few more articles about it if anyone is interested... I can post them.

    Enes Kanter will also be there... so basically you have picks from the lotto down to a possible second rounder in Josh. Five players they wouldn't be able to see otherwise.

    Here's another article
    http://vaughtsviews.com/?p=11313

    Edit: and yes, it will be like an NFL pro day. :)
     
  8. Hayesfan

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    http://www.aseaofblue.com/2011/5/2/2149598/further-information-about-the-2011-kentucky-combine

    23 teams with reps at UK - this is going to become a new college trend

    http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=80040

    A few more details on the revolutionary “Kentucky Combine” that just happens to coincide with a Trevor Lacey visit. Smart? I’d say so.

    When: Obviously, the combine is today and tomorrow. Each day will feature one session, which will take place from 3-5 pm at the Joe Craft Center.

    Who: As of now, approximately 23 NBA teams have confirmed that they will send a representative to the proceedings. On Kentucky’s side, all three underclassmen mulling their decision - Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and DeAndre Liggins - as well as Josh Harrellson and Enes Kanter will participate. For the NBA scouts, this appears to be the only opportunity to see Kanter, who will not work out with individual teams until after the lottery, and Jones and Knight, who have no scheduled meetings made public, for the forseeable future. Harrellson and Liggins will work out this weekend, along with 32 other players, at the the New Jersey Nets’ facility. Media is not allowed to attend the combine.

    What: Since no UK coaches will be involved (the school worked closely with the NCAA to determine what was and wasn’t allowed), the two-hour session will be broken down into two portions and held under the direction of the NBA personnel.

    It essentially consists two parts:

    1. Interviews - Each player will have the opportunity to meet with the NBA representatives over the two day period. This is where they will discuss their strengths and weaknesses, as well as where the NBA folks see them in potential draft conversations. This type of feedback is typically streamed over the course of several weeks of meeting and working out for individual teams or attending group camps. Kentucky’s players will have the luxury of being a part of these meetings directly and all at the same time.

    2. Individual Workouts - Each player will go through drills and different individual sessions that will be at the direction and discretion of the NBA representatives. Again, the workouts are private and no information will likely be made public, but the performances in these drills will factor heavily into the feedback the players get in their one-on-one interview sessions with the teams.
     
    #8 Hayesfan, May 2, 2011
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  9. LongTimeFan

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    Hard to hate on this.. wish my team would do the same -- but at the same time I'm glad my guys aren't going pro! :)
     
  10. HMMMHMM

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    Might have been oversold in the first place.

    DraftExpress:
     
  11. LongTimeFan

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    Fact that Kanter is hiding from workouts scares me..
     
  12. Hayesfan

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    He's not hiding, he's waiting to see who has the draft picks in the lotto before he chooses who to work out for.
     
  13. LongTimeFan

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    Why couldn't he join in on the Kentucky layup line? He hasn't played organized basketball in over a year, you'd think he'd relish a chance to remind people how good he is.
     
  14. Hayesfan

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    He did... he did the same drills as the other UK guys the last two days... at least that was my understanding.
     
  15. LongTimeFan

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    Hmm.. I based my comment off this:

    <!-- http://twitter.com/#!/DraftExpress/status/65465902824558593 --> <style type='text/css'>.bbpBox65465902824558593 {background:url(http://a2.twimg.com/a/1301951652/images/themes/theme14/bg.gif) #131516;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block}</style> <div class='bbpBox65465902824558593'><p class='bbpTweet'>He won't be doing anything for anyone I'm told. RT @<a class="tweet-url username" href="http://twitter.com/RealMYoung23" rel="nofollow">RealMYoung23</a>: Any reason why Enes Kanter isn't part of Calipari's Kentucky Pro Day?<span class='timestamp'><a title='Tue May 03 17:21:02 +0000 2011' href='http://twitter.com/#!/DraftExpress/status/65465902824558593'>less than a minute ago</a> via <a href="http://seesmic.com/seesmic_desktop/sd2" rel="nofollow">Seesmic Desktop</a> <a href='http://twitter.com/intent/favorite?tweet_id=65465902824558593'><img src='http://si0.twimg.com/images/dev/cms/intents/icons/favorite.png' /> Favorite</a> <a href='http://twitter.com/intent/retweet?tweet_id=65465902824558593'><img src='http://si0.twimg.com/images/dev/cms/intents/icons/retweet.png' /> Retweet</a> <a href='http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?in_reply_to=65465902824558593'><img src='http://si0.twimg.com/images/dev/cms/intents/icons/reply.png' /> Reply</a></span><span class='metadata'><span class='author'><a href='http://twitter.com/DraftExpress'><img src='http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1230078621/254099576_normal.jpg' /></a><strong><a href='http://twitter.com/DraftExpress'>Jonathan Givony</a></strong><br/>DraftExpress</span></span></p></div> <!-- end of tweet -->


    EDIT: Another blurb I just found..

    Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wireta...Found_Value_In_Kentucky_Combine#ixzz1LMJ6tnos
     
    #15 LongTimeFan, May 3, 2011
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  16. Carl Herrera

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    Hahaha approximately 7 teams snubbed Kentucky disappointing layup day! Hahaha!
     
  17. coachbadlee

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    Possibly trying to lower his stock to #14?;)
     

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