Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
If anyone had doubts that Calipari couldn't develop players then Harrelson is example 1A that he can. Harrelson was a nothing as a basketball player until this season. With Cal's pushing,prodding and coaching he made him good enough to be a 2nd round pick in the NBA draft. Who would have thought that just one year ago?
Kanter's praise of UK's fans and dedicating the season for them should make Calipari's next recruiting DVD. He couldn't have ask any more from him.
Knight had to be squirming a bit when saw some guys go ahead of him. If he had fallen to 10th or lower I would say there would have been some serious 2nd guessing going on about being in the draft.
I was happy to see Liggins drafted. I didn't think he would be and hopefully he can stick.
I read that teams passed on Knight because of his refusal to work out against Kemba Walker, but I think it has more to do with the foreign players.
Kanter will probably be the only international player from this draft to take the court THIS season. The rest are more likely "draft and stash" players who have teams who hold their rights until the buyout becomes more manageable.
Case in point with the Bulls and Mirotic. He will likely be overseas for four years and when Carlos Boozer's contract is up, his replacement is ready to step in.