Archie Goodwin says John Calipari a Big Factor in Transition to NBA

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Archie Goodwin worked out for his 7th NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets, this morning as he continued to try and improve his stock for the upcoming NBA Draft.

In an interview after the workout Goodwin spoke about how much Kentucky head coach John Calipari has been a part of the process and how he has prepared him for the transition to the NBA.

“It definitely helped me because he expects so much from his guys,” Goodwin said after working out for the Nets at PNY Center on Wednesday morning. “All the things he put us through during the year really helped me to transition from there to here. He’s a big factor. He talks to guys all the time for me, stays in their ear. He’s always a constant, nagging gnat towards these GMs in letting them know about me, so I appreciate him for that.”

Goodwin went on to talk about Kentucky’s 2013-14 squad and said they have a great shot to win a national championship.

“That’s a national championship contender,” Goodwin said. “They have the talent, the toughness and the competitive spirit, so as long as they put all that together, they’ll be fine.”

Kentucky fans sure hope he isn’t delusional about that.

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  • Bruce Beasley

    he’s delusional about being ready for the NBA

  • Jeremy

    Does the D-League or playing overseas still count as the NBA because that’s as close as he’ll get. Every single analyst only feels he’s a bust and was disappointing in draft workouts.


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