ITP: World Games (Mason/Selden) and NBA Draft (Oubre/Alexander)

On this episode of Inside the Paint, Ryan Landreth and Joshua Brisco recap KU’s 3-0 start to the World Games, look ahead to tonight’s game against Serbia, and go back to the NBA draft to discuss Kelly Oubre’s future and why Cliff Alexander went undrafted.

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1. Through the first three meaningful games in the World Games, Wayne Selden has been the overwhelming bright spot for Kansas basketball. But even if Selden continues his dominant stretch throughout the World Games, how long will it take before you believe that we’re seeing a new force?

2. With no Cheick Diallo on the team, Jamari Traylor, Hunter Mickelson and Landen Lucas are splitting minutes at center, but who should get the largest share when the NCAA season comes around?

3. Kelly Oubre is going to be surrounded by young talent as a member of the Washington Wizards, but will his game translate to the NBA level? What do you expect his professional future to look like?

4. What about Cliff Alexander? Why did he slide entirely out of the NBA draft? Will he ever get meaningful minutes in the NBA?

5. How much do the World Games matter to you? Will they influence your opinion of this Kansas team in the NCAA?

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Joshua Brisco

Joshua Brisco is an editor and co-owner of Rock Chalk Blog/Jayhawk Nation and the host of (Almost) Entirely Sports, weekdays from 4-6 p.m. on ESPN Kansas City, 99.3 FM and 1510 AM.