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Breaking down Malik Newman's chances in the NBA

I look at Wayne Selden as someone with a comparable game to Newman and as someone who has found success in the NBA. So much of making it in the NBA, however, seems to be about fit and luck. Selden may very well have become a G-League or international player had a couple of injuries not opened a starting spot on the Memphis roster a couple of years ago.

For my money - and this could be due to recency bias - I'm taking Malik Newman over Wayne Selden if I'm picking between the two to play the SG position.

April 5, 2018 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Having fun and getting crazy with a few potential 2018-19 KU basketball lineups

I don't know Vick, and I'm assuming you don't either. Therefore, we don't know what his true motivations are. Maybe he's less concerned about making money in the NBA and more concerned about maximizing the time he has to make SOME money playing basketball. He's more than good enough to make good money playing overseas.

The NBA isn't the only option. Plus, some of these kids simply may not like the grind of going to class AND practice every day.

April 3, 2018 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Next season's Kansas basketball roster deeper, more balanced, greener

His jumper is bad -- not his offense. Like others have said, he demonstrated a better-than-average ability to get to the rim. He moves the ball well and he knows where to be on the floor. His ability to shoot will improve over time. I agree with the Tyshawn Taylor comparisons.

April 3, 2018 at 8:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Next season's Kansas basketball roster deeper, more balanced, greener

Experience that he can gain just as well in the NBA or internationally.

Newman’s stock is about as high as it can be. Why return to college? He has far more to risk losing than he has to gain.

April 2, 2018 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Next season's Kansas basketball roster deeper, more balanced, greener

Garrett is far too valuable to redshirt. Aside from Graham, he was the most steady player on the roster last season. As a freshman. His defense and wherewithal will earn him close to 20 mpg even with a more talented roster.

April 2, 2018 at 10:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Graham will be missed even more than he misses it

Josh Selby.

Jay forgot to use the sarcasm font.

April 2, 2018 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Graham will be missed even more than he misses it

Correct - you are right. However, he did start his freshman year and take his turn at playing the point. I think that counts for something.

April 2, 2018 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Graham will be missed even more than he misses it

Wayne Simien, Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, Perry Ellis, Frank Mason, Devonte Graham... How will Kansas move on after these seniors graduate the program?

It's amazing how we ask ourselves this same question, as fans, after these impact-players graduate. And yet, Bill Self & co. find a way to practically make you forget about them by conference season of the following year.

April 2, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Graham will be missed even more than he misses it

It hasn't happened often, but there is precedent. Tyshawn Taylor was the starting PG from day one, if I'm not mistaken.

I won't be shocked one way or another. Whether it's Garrett, Moore or Dotson. And chances are, it will be a combo effort with two of those three on the court at the same time.

I suppose it doesn't really matter either, as Self will give PT to whomever deserves it the most.

April 2, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Villanova knocks Kansas out at the Final Four

Congrats to both teams. Nova was incredible.

March 31, 2018 at 10:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )