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    Future of Vlade

    Looking good and better than rookies taken after him "next year" IS a one-year timeline. And if one fired those GMs whose rookies didn't look better than the ones drafted afterwards, there would be 12 fired GMs after the 2017 draft (See Mitchell). High expectations are great, but to have...
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    [NBA] Comments that don't warrant a thread (TDOS)

    I'm intrigued by the Lakers-San Antonio-Leonard issue. Seems to me that the Lakers have to make a deal this year for Leonard, not get him in FA next year. They'll have to sacrifice their younger core to do it. By January 2020 LBJ turns 35 years old. The Lakers need Leonard on their team this...
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    Future of Vlade

    There's no excuse and it is a crucial decision and people could be fired over the pick - in two or three years, if it doesn't work out. Only fools set themselves up with a one-year timeline with a 19 year old rookie.
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    HARRY GILES (merged)

    That look-away bounce pass he made off the fast break dribble was special. How many 6'11" guys make that play in this league? They only dream they can make it.
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    Future of Vlade

    Divac's survival is going to depend in large measure upon Joerger. If, as he is sometimes portrayed, Joerger really is this inflexible coach who has this one system that he had in Memphis and he's not going to adapt to an athletic young team, then yes, Divac's reign will probably end. The...
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    Future of Vlade

    The eye test is data. Sensory data.
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    Future of Willie Cauley-Stein?

    I still have on my DVR several Kings' games from last year and I have watched WCS very carefully. He jogs instead of sprints, he spends more time conserving his energy than expending his energy, he gets very few layups at the end of fast breaks (I think Kosta had more than he did last year)...
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    Future of Willie Cauley-Stein?

    You don't have to pay one iota to WCS's lifestyle. You don't even have to divine his motivation. All you have to do is look at him running the floor, or not running the floor, to discern whether you want him on your team or not. What's the use of a fast car with no motor? It may be fine to...
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    Free Agency Thread

    I think the Kings have done enough waiting. I'm not sold on Winslow. I think Hood is better. I'd make it a 3 year deal, long enough so that he's invested in the Kings, short enough so it gives the Kings some financial flexibility. I'm not sure what the $ amount should be.
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    Free Agency Thread

    I watched Hood fairly closely in the playoffs and was pretty impressed with his defense. At this point, I think he's clearly ahead of JJ in that regard. Even if JJ gives a good performance this coming year at SF, we don't have a backup at this point. Whether it's Hood or someone else, we...
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    Free Agency Thread

    Players to take a swing at: Napier - it's a no-brainer to make him an offer. At the very least, Mason needs the competition. This team needs help with the backup point guard slot, and if Fox goes down with injury for any length of time it really could spell doom for the season if there are no...
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    Future of Willie Cauley-Stein?

    He's a crucial component to laziness. The only way it works out is if Bagley and Giles rubs off on him; not the other way around.
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    Vegas Summer League GAME 3: Kings v. Grizzlies , 7/10/18 3:30 PT, 6:30 ET

    If I'm Frank Mason I'm aggressively getting the ball to his big men when they fly up the court. That may mean he makes some turnovers because he's not comfortable with the pace and the quicker decisions, but he's got to test his limits in that regard so that he can improve. Otherwise, I see no...
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    Does half the fanbase have concerns of Bagley at the 2 pick?

    As a rookie, he's going to rebound, initiating the fast break, finishing the fast break, play some defense, and make shots in space and off of offensive rebounds. Unlike some others, I don't have concerns on his D. In this game we have today of spreading the floor and 3 point shooting his...
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    Justin Jackson

    I'm hoping/expecting JJ to be a good shooter on the team next year. I just want to see more from him in defense, rebounding, and making passes off the dribble, so that when the shooting goes south, as invariably it will at times, he has something else in his tool box that can help the team.