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    Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2018-2019 (The Sky is Falling)

    Havenít had a thread yet for UK basketball, but itís not been going good so far.

    The Duke loss was embarrassing, and this team is ways away from being a title contender like we thought in the Bahamas.

    The recruiting losses by Cal have stung too. Losing Wiseman to Memphis and Carey eliminating Kentucky from his top three. Plus the possibility of Kentucky getting involved with the Ball family is going to really grate at the fanbase.
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    It's a process almost every year. They start real slow on defense and except for 2013 it has always come around to be good by the end of the season. I thought they played better today. At least better intensity up until the last 5 to 7 minutes. But still a log way to go. We will know a lot more after they have gone through Camp Cal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    It's a process almost every year. They start real slow on defense and except for 2013 it has always come around to be good by the end of the season. I thought they played better today. At least better intensity up until the last 5 to 7 minutes. But still a log way to go. We will know a lot more after they have gone through Camp Cal.
    Does that "process" get old with UK fans?
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    Does that "process" get old with UK fans?
    It does with me and I suspect it does with many others. It just gets old having basically a brand new team every year. I like seeing players grow and get better over time. But in this system its nearly a new team every year. Cal has had great success though and you can't argue too much with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    It does with me and I suspect it does with many others. It just gets old having basically a brand new team every year. I like seeing players grow and get better over time. But in this system its nearly a new team every year. Cal has had great success though and you can't argue too much with it.
    Understand. Let me ask you this, or all UK fans. How successful would Cal be if players went right to the NBA from HS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    Understand. Let me ask you this, or all UK fans. How successful would Cal be if players went right to the NBA from HS?
    Very. He would just change who he recruits.

    He won with Marcus Camby and a bunch of players who wouldnít have played anywhere else. He exploited the one and done and Iím sure he would adjust if the NBA changed again.

    I think the problem isnít that Duke has copied UK in getting the one and dones but that players donít have to go to a premier program to get to the NBA. Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, and DeAndre Ayton went elsewhere and even though two of the three didnít play in the tournament, they went on to be the first overall pick. This year will likely feature the Dookies but Wiseman will likely be first for Memphis next year.

    You can go deeper too. Collin Sexton, Trae Young, Mo Bamba, Michael Porter Jr, Jonathan Isaac, Dennis Smith Jr, Jaylen Brown.

    Also, you donít know who has been taking special deals, as the FBI probe has shown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    Understand. Let me ask you this, or all UK fans. How successful would Cal be if players went right to the NBA from HS?
    He would still be successful. He is a good coach. I think people who watch basketball regularly can see this. He pulls players together for a "team" better than anyone. He has a new cast every year and by the end end he has them play as a cohesive unit. Considering he is coaching a lot of kids who have been spoiled and have many others talking in their ear to them this is a tremendous accomplishment.
    A big thing to consider on how good a coach is is how how much their team improves by the end of the season. Every year save one at UK his team has improved and usually substantially.
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    Re: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2018-2019 (The Sky is Falling)

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    Re: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2018-2019 (The Sky is Falling)

    If anyone made a deal with the powers that be for Kentucky to have a down football season and for the football team to beat Florida and have a great overall season, this is the year.

    Calipari is not and has never been a good in game coach. Great players have bailed him out before. This game is an example of that.

    I know itís early but I donít see any signature wins this year. I wouldnít be shocked if UNC and Kansas win by double digits and also lose at Louisville. Louisville beat the same Seton Hall team that beat Kentucky today.

    The only players from this team who should entertain the thought of the NBA are Keldon Johnson and PJ Washington. I donít even know if PJ is ready.
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    Re: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2018-2019 (The Sky is Falling)

    I saw that Parrish on CBS has them completely out of the "Top 25 and One" today.
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    Re: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2018-2019 (The Sky is Falling)

    They shouldn't be ranked. This just isn't a very good team right now. I think Cal has a lot of good to very good players but no real stars that are going to put a team on their back and take them to wins. I agree with WV I doubt they beat UNC or UL. Kansas is still a ways away but they are unlikely to win that one too. They will make the NCAA's like last year, more than likely, but falter early on. Then we will see another exodus players like usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    They shouldn't be ranked. This just isn't a very good team right now. I think Cal has a lot of good to very good players but no real stars that are going to put a team on their back and take them to wins. I agree with WV I doubt they beat UNC or UL. Kansas is still a ways away but they are unlikely to win that one too. They will make the NCAA's like last year, more than likely, but falter early on. Then we will see another exodus players like usual.
    I donít think this team makes the tournament unless they score a signature win in non conference play and win some games in the SEC that they shouldnít.

    They might improve by SEC play but I really believe after Saturday we are witnessing the end of the John Calipari era as we know it. Iíll post more later tonight when I have more time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I don’t think this team makes the tournament unless they score a signature win in non conference play and win some games in the SEC that they shouldn’t.

    They might improve by SEC play but I really believe after Saturday we are witnessing the end of the John Calipari era as we know it. I’ll post more later tonight when I have more time.
    We go through this every yr. Due to Cal's one and dones he has to start from scratch every yr. They have enormous talent but it's raw. This means that they improve more than anyone from Nov to March. That'll be the case again this yr. They'll compete for the SEC title and will be a very tough out in the SEC tournament. They'll likely make the Sweet 16 at least in the NCAAs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    We go through this every yr. Due to Cal's one and dones he has to start from scratch every yr. They have enormous talent but it's raw. This means that they improve more than anyone from Nov to March. That'll be the case again this yr. They'll compete for the SEC title and will be a very tough out in the SEC tournament. They'll likely make the Sweet 16 at least in the NCAAs.
    Except thereís no starting from scratch this year. Three starters returning plus a grad transfer. They were pegged as a top three team and so far have been embarrassed by Duke and played inconsistent in non conference play.
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    Re: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2018-2019 (The Sky is Falling)

    Plenty of season left. We shall see.
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