Saturday, June 29, 2013

NBA Jayhawks Update

Here's how the NBA reshuffled the Jayhawks who play (and will play) in the pros:

Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey were each drafted slightly lower than predicted.  McLemore went to Sacramento with the 7th pick and Withey went to Portland with the 39th pick.  Sacramento is generally considered a poor team and thus a good place for a dynamic rookie to get immediate playing time.

No other Jayhawks were drafted, but Travis Releford will play two stints in the NBA summer league for two different teams and then go to play in Europe.  If an NBA team makes him an offer he can leave his team in Belgium.  Elijah Johnson will also play a stint in the summer league for the Clippers.

Paul Pierce, who has been a Boston Celtic since 1998, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, where Tyshawn Taylor is a reserve player.

Darrell Arthur, was traded from Memphis, where he spent his first five years in the league, to Denver.

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