Good morning, Big Blue Nation. It’s been a wet weekend around the Commonwealth so hopefully you are finding ways to stay dry!
WDRB Sports journalist Rick Bozich looks at which former Kentucky Wildcats baseball players are closest to the Major Leagues. It’s a list 5 players that consist of Seattle Mariners prospect James Paxton and four Minnesota Twins prospects: Alex Meyer, Logan Darnell, Andrew Albers, and Taylor Rogers.
Friday was a busy day in Boston with Brad Stevens officially being introduced as the newest head coach of the Boston Celtics. During the presser, Stevens was asked his thoughts on former Wildcats guard Rajon Rondo.
Stevens responded saying:
“There is no bigger fan of Rajon Rondo than me,” Stevens said. “I think the way he plays, his instincts, his ability to make other people better, he sees plays ahead of the play, he is an incredibly, incredibly talented person. And everyone I have talked to has just raved about how intellectual he is and how great he is. I am looking forward to it. I am looking forward to meeting him. I am looking forward to it.”
While there had been some speculation that Rondo wanted out of Boston after his teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded, that does not appear to be the case according to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. Washburn writes that a source informed him that the former Cat is looking at the Steven’s hiring with a “completely open mind.”
With the acquisition of Dwight Howard by the Houston Rockets, there is a question about what it means for Terrence Jones. Regardless, he will be a part of the Rockets Summer League roster when play starts in Orlando at about the time this article goes up this morning. The game will be televised on NBA TV as a part of 62 Summer League games being televised.