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Sunday / September 26.
  • Kentucky, Duke have 28 combined players in NBA playoffs

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kentucky (31) and Duke (26) began the season with a combined 57 players on NBA rosters.

    With the playoffs officially beginning, the two college powerhouses have a combined 28 players in action. Kentucky has 15 and Duke 13.

    The Knicks have a combined five players from both schools with R.J. Barrett (Duke) plus four former Wildcats in Kevin Knox, Nerlens Noel, Immanuel Quickley and Julius Randle.

    KENTUCKY PLAYERS IN PLAYOFFS

    Dallas Mavericks (1) – Willie Cauley-Stein
    Denver Nuggets (1) – Jamal Murray*
    Los Angeles Clippers (3) – DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Rajon Rondo
    Los Angeles Lakers (1) – Anthony Davis
    Miami Heat (2) – Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro
    New York Knicks (4) – Kevin Knox, Nerlens Noel, Immanuel Quickley, Julius Randle
    Philadelphia 76ers (1) – Tyrese Maxey
    Phoenix Suns (1) – Devin Booker
    Portland Trail Blazers (1) – Enes Kanter
    *Out of the playoffs due to a season-ending injury

    DUKE PLAYERS IN PLAYOFFS
    Atlanta  — Cam Reddish
    Boston  — Jayson Tatum,  Jabari Parker
    Brooklyn —  Kyrie Irving
    Dallas — JJ Redick
    Denver  — Austin Rivers
    LA Clippers — Luke Kennard
    Memphis  — Grayson Allen,  Justise Winslow,  Tyus Jones
    New York Knicks  — RJ Barrett
    Philadelphia  — Seth Curry
    Portland — Harry Giles
    Utah — Quin Snyder (HC)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.