What is with Jonathan Givony and his Nerlens Noel hate?

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Jonathan Givony@DraftExpress

Nerlens Noel couldn’t score today unless he was completely spoon-fed under the rim. Defensively his fundamentals & awareness looked just OK.

"Jonathan Givony@DraftExpress Tough day for Nerlens Noel.Too early to draw long-term conclusions but he may be a little further away than initially thought #adidasnations"

"Jonathan Givony@DraftExpress Kentucky fans have been killing me all day on twitter, so I’m glad for them they didn’t see Noel’s performance today. Actually played worse.   5 Aug 12"

What is a weekend without some good ole Kentucky Wildcat Basketball drama? Apparently non existent.

Over the weekend, Nerlens Noel, Kyle Wiltjer, and Willie Cauley – Stein took part in the Adidas Nations Classic, which is a showcase for the top players under age 19 in the world.  And as you can see above, Jonathan Givony of Draft Express was less than kind concerning his appraisal of Nerlen Noel’s play.  Givony is said to not be a fan of Kentucky and as you can tell, he was deluged on Twitter by Kentucky fans for his comments.

Of all the mini-controversies concerning Kentucky basketball, this is probably one of the dumbest.  Givony is trying to rank Noel as if he were ready for the NBA Draft already and is basically blasting a kid that in reality just finished his junior year of high school.  Givony is not a fan of John Calipari and obviously has an axe to grind with UK’s head coach and hence all things Kentucky.

UK fans, save Givony’s twitter address and let’s talk to him in April after a year of  Nerlens Noel being coached by John Calipari.

What did John Calipari think about the Givony drama? Probably not a lot. John Calipari was hanging with former President Bill Clinton at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala in Minnesota on Saturday. The Starkey Hearing Foundation does what you would expect: they help to make hearing aids available to people across the world. In addition to the Clinton picture, Calipari also tweeted pictures of him with Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Chevy Chase.

Brett let us know over the weekend that Daniel Orton signed a non guaranteed contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It also appears that Josh Harrellson will have to find a new NBA team in the next few weeks. From all indications, the Houston Rockets will waive Jorts on August 15th, but it looks like as many as six to seven teams may be interested in Harrellson: