Now the UK coach is going to have what will be a more traditional guard-driven lineup for him.
"At times we might play four guards and a big," said Calipari Monday on the Southeastern Conference teleconference. "We can do that because our guards are big. You can get away with it if you have big guards.
"I think we will play a little more like we played at Memphis with the dribble-drive (offense) and more spacing on the court. But until I get the team together, it's just conjecture what I see from this point."
"I may play him like we did John (Wall) and Eric (Bledsoe). The greatest thing about the dribble-drive is that the position does not matter," Calipari said. "The four perimeter positions are all the same. It doesn't matter if you are right, left or behind the ball. They are all the same.
"The more you can play with playmakers, and Darius (Miller) is a good playmaker, the better you are. If all three (Knight, Lamb and Miller) are on the floor, that is powerful," Calipari said. "Then you have a guard forward in (freshman forward) Terrence Jones, who could be a playmaking guard. That really makes you go."
Calipari doesn't see shooting as being a particular problem this year. It was UK's inability to make 3-point shots against West Virginia when it missed 20 3-pointers before making one that led to the Cats' elimination in the Elite Eight game last season.
"I think we will have guys that can make shots," Calipari said.