We're just two days away from what should be a historic NBA Draft for the Kentucky men's basketball team. To keep you up-to-date with the latest draft news, here are a couple of links from around Big Blue Nation:
- As a former NBA coach and a current college one with plenty of his players about to be drafted, UK head coach John Calipari breaks down Thursday's 2010 NBA Draft in a video segment with Fox Sports South. Unfortunately I can't embed the video on here, but follow this link to watch the clip.
- Similar to the story I wrote Sunday on Patrick Patterson and his readiness to contribute right away, Larry Vaught from The (Danville) Advocate-Messenger writes that Patterson is a known commodity. Vaught talks to ESPN analysts Fran Fraschilla and Jay Bilas, both of whom say teams in the NBA know what they're going to get with Patterson.
- The biggest buzz of the last few days in the NBA Draft has been DeMarcus Cousins. Viewed as possibly the second-most talented player in the draft, mock drafts have been reluctant to put Cousins any higher than No. 4 because of concerns about his attitude, maturity and weight. With all that in mind, Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Mark Story writes that teams will be taking a huge risk -- if they don't draft Cousins. Story takes an objective look at why most of the concerns about Cousins have already been answered.
- DraftExpress.com is reporting that Patterson is the 14th invitee to the Green Room in Madison Square Garden for Thursday night's draft. Patterson will join UK teammates John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins in New York City.