Tuesday Headlines: NBA Summer League Cats Edition

The NBA Summer League is well underway, and several former Kentucky Wildcats are showing up and casting for the final spots on the NBA rosters — some of them even title contenders.

A former Wildcat who already has a place on the New York Knicks is Immanuel Quickley, who posted 32 points on 11-21 shots from the floor while delivering eight assists in the Knicks’ win over the Pacers. While his NBA playoff run with the Knicks was cut short by Trae Young and company last season, there’s so much ahead of Quickley and the up-and-coming Knicks.

Staying on the East Coast, Tyrese Maxey set up 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Philadelphia 76ers in a win over the Mavericks. With Ben Simmons probably out the door and real point guards who can play both sides do not growing on trees, Maxey will likely see a significant increase in playing time, as well as team responsibilities.

A much more seasoned NBA veteran and former Wildcat, Brandon Knight, made his appearance in this year’s summer league for the NBA title contender against the Brooklyn Nets. Although it was a little rusty (9 points on 2-9 shooting), it’s good to see Knight back in action and competing for a spot on a strong-cap team.

It’s a lot.

Mineral Mound Renamed “The Cullan” In Memory Of Cullan Brown – Kentucky Sports Radio

Such a special moment.

Watson returns to Texans practice for first time in nearly a week – USA Today

It’s an interesting development.

UK needed another TE and Isaiah Cummings offered to make the move – Vaught’s Views

This is the mentality you want to see.

Carmelo brushes aside concerns over aging Lakers roster – ESPN

The oldest team in *league history…

Seth Greenberg says UK will be fine without Cockburn and Duren – Vaught’s Views

Let’s hope he’s right.

Justin Herbert’s big rookie season changes Chargers outlook – Yahoo! Sports

Super Bowl sleepers?

Doncic agrees to five-year, $207m supermax extension with Mavericks – ESPN

Why does this also seem like a good deal for the team?

From rookies to Jerry Jones, five key figures to watch – USA Today

The hard knocks are back.

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