With today being the final day for NBA teams to set their rosters for opening day, let’s take a look at those former Kentucky Wildcats who were working to earn a spot on the final roster. Here it is, a list of every single former Kentucky Wildcat in the NBA.
- Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston Celtics
- Keith Bogans, Guard, Brooklyn Nets
- Jamaal Magloire, Center, Toronto Raptors
- Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago Bulls
- Marquis Teague, Guard, Chicago Bulls
- Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Detroit Pistons
- Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit Pistons
- Doron Lamb, Guard, Milwaukee Bucks
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte Bobcats
- Josh Harrellson, Center, Miami Heat
- John Wall, Guard, Washington Wizards
- Patrick Patterson, Forward, Houston Rockets
- Terrence Jones, Forward, Houston Rockets
- Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans Hornets
- Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans Hornets
- DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Enes Kanter, Center, Utah Jazz
- Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles Clippers
- Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
- DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento Kings
- Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento Kings
There are 21 former Kentucky Wildcats spread out over 16 different NBA teams. Although the deadline for the final rosters are due this evening, most teams have their final rosters ready to submit. Not all of these guys were guaranteed a spot going into the preseason, and some didn’t make the cut. Former Cats Daniel Orton and Kelenna Azubuike were both left off the final rosters of their respective teams, while DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson both filled in the final spot on the opening day rosters for their respective teams.
With all of these familiar faces in the NBA, its bound to be a fun season to watch some NBA basketball, especially with former Cats being in the playoffs every year. I don’t know about everyone else, but I will always be pulling for these guys when I see them in a game, hopefully one of them gets a ring in the next couple years.
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