Stan Van Gundy calls Gary Williams' idea “adsurd”

By Dave Daniels

Stan Van Gundy described the idea that the Kentucky Wildcats could beat an NBA team in a game at Rupp Arena “absurd”.

Gary Williams told a DC area radio station he believed the Cats could beat the much maligned Washington Wizards in a match.

The Wildcats, playing against Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, feature the likely #1 pick in the draft as well as several other likely lottery picks.

Stan Van Gundy isn’t impressed.

“Look, it’s absurd,” he said before his Orlando Magic lost to the New York Knicks. “I mean, people will say, ‘Oh, Kentucky you know’s got four NBA players.’ Yeah, well the other team’s got 13.”

Van Hundy goes on to claim that in a series it would not even be a real contest.

“Could anything happen on a one-night thing? I mean, I suppose, you have major upsets all the time. So maybe, but it’d be rare and in a series it’d be a joke,” Van Gundy said. “It wouldn’t be close. That’s just the way it is. John Calipari’s got a lot of talent, he does not have 13 NBA players. He just doesn’t. And even if those guys all are, they’re all NBA rookies. I mean, when has that ever been a success in the NBA? So no, they’re not going to win.”

This writer has watch a lot of Wizards and a bit of the Wildcats, and would have agreed with Gary Williams before the JaVale McGee trade, but now that the Wizards have a center of Nene’s quality, it would not be close. The only chance would be if Anthony Davis was shutting down the paint, but it would be difficult to do against NeNe, and then John Wall would be pretty much unstoppable against the Kentucky guards. What do you think? Could the Cats run with the Wiz?

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