John Calipari, the Kentucky coach who is coaching the Dominican Republic National Team, called Villanueva “overweight” and said he “was not in good form … we could not slow down the entire team,” according to AllKyHoops.com.
What an indictment for Villanueva, who was a famed high school basketball player in New York City, won a title at UConn, beefed with Kevin Garnett a couple years ago, and now, appears to be eating his way out of the NBA. Villanueva had a severe ankle injury that limited him to 13 games last season.
Some players on the DR team you may be aware of: Francisco Garcia, Edgar Sosa, Eloy Vargas, and Al Horford. One other note: Karl Towns Jr, one of the best high school players in the country, is on the team. [AllKyHoops via Kevin Farris]