Washington told reporters that his sprained left foot is feeling better, and that he'll test it out on the court in practice Thursday. Kentucky coaches and players are not scheduled to address the media until Thursday afternoon.
"He wants to play".
"If he doesn't play at all, I would not be surprised", he said.
Washington's short clip, posted on Twitter at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday was posted with a "look" eyeball emoji of him apparently taking steps without the cast. I pretty much guaranteed the Kentucky cover, when most experts were encouraging you to do the opposite and get behind the hot-shooting Terriers.
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His 334th league win with the club tied with former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas for most all-time in the competition. The other Chinese in Spain's first division was Zhang Chengdong, who played briefly for Rayo Vallecano in the 2015-16 season.
"I had heard, the rumor going around out there was that he kicked a chair in the locker room after losing to Tennessee [in the SEC tournament]", Fallica said on the podcast. "I haven't put any pressure on it yet". The only question remains is whether or not the Kentucky forward will play Friday night. National Basketball Association draft analysts rate him among the top power forwards available this year and a probable first-round pick.
"We're a very different team without him in the lineup", forward Reid Travis said of Washington.
"It was just amusing to see everybody freaking out about it, and the tweets they were sending, stuff like that". If he goes in, he plays well, and he says, 'sub me, ' I'll sub him. We also won't mention that Wofford had the lead for 19 minutes in the game, while Kentucky was in front for only 16 minutes. The Cougars rank No. 1 in field goal percentage defense (36.7 percent), No. 1 in 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.8 percent) and No. 7 in scoring defense (61.0 points per game).
Kentucky hasn't had Washington and senior Reid Travis in the post as a duo for more than two games since Travis sprained his knee in a 66-58 win over Missouri on February 19 and the idea of having both players on the floor at the same time excites Calipari.