As many of you know, the NBA free agency period began this week on June 30th at 6 p.m. and will continue through July 6th. Many moves have already been made, with a handful of them involving former Kentucky players. As the free agency period continues, we'll keep you updated on where all of the former Cats land. Here's what has happened so far and this list will be updated daily.
John Wall signs a two-year, $13.2 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers
Devin Booker signs a four-year, $214 million supermax contract extension with the Phoenix Suns
Karl Anthony-Towns signs a four-year, $214 million extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Monk signs a two-year, $19M deal with the Sacramento Kings
Kahlil Whitney joins the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team
Wenyen Gabriel remains with the Los Angeles Lakers as they exercised his team option on his $1.9M contract
Kevin Knox signs a two-year, $6 million deal with the Detroit Pistons
Jarred Vanderbilt involved in Rudy Robert trade package, sending Vanderbilt to the Utah Jazz
UK head coach John Calipari decided to join in on the fun as two of his guys received huge paydays by extending their contracts with their respective franchises.
It really is insane how many Kentucky players are taking home second and third contracts each summer, changing the direction of their families for generations to come. To have generated $3.5 billion dollars worth of NBA money (once the contracts run out) is hard for me to even conceive. All I know is, if I were a top recruit desperately trying to buy my mother or father a house, I wouldn't even take a chance on going anywhere else. Kentucky has the blueprint, if you can bring the skill backed by hard work.
Anyway, I believe most of the major news involving former Cats is pretty much done and, if any other news comes out, I'll update this list with the information. The free agency period is set to end next Wednesday.