Recent content by Kingster

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    [Game] Kings v. Thunder - Thursday, Feb. 22 - 7 PT

    I've got all my hats and every crow in my neighborhood ready to eat. I fear I will have massive indigestion because Joerger is going to be playing Randoph and the other vets a lot after this All Star break, at the expense of the youngins. Please, don't, Coach Joerger! My intestinal health is...
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    Giving up on WCS? (split from game thread)

    LOL. That deserves a like just for that one sentence!
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    Following 2018 draftees

    We can all disagree about the degree to which Bamba should be devalued in today's 3 point league as compared to the 2 point league of years gone by. But the dynamic is still there: his value isn't as much as it would have been twenty years ago. It's a different time and a different game. In...
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    Following 2018 draftees

    Sure, if you take him at, say, #25 or lower instead of at #5 or higher he might make sense. He's got a long ways to go on offense, and today's NBA doesn't put nearly the value on a defensive purest at center as they used to. To my mind, you could make a case that in the 3 point...
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    Following 2018 draftees

    That's not what you want from your top 5 pick. That guy will never be an All Star because he's so far away from being a good offensive player. Ten points doesn't cut it.
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    Proper pronunciation of Nowitzki (split from Rising Stars thread)

    I can't get too bent with the mispronunciation of Bogdanovic. I still hear people mispronounce Nowitki's name and phonetically call him Nowitskee rather than Novitskee. (I think I heard Paul Pierce do that just recently). It seemed like it took it decade for most announcers to finally...
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    Following 2018 draftees

    The guy that I'm highly doubtful of is Bamba. I don't see him as a top 10 player, much less top 5. He has bust written all over him if he's a top 5. You'll be waiting for five years to see if he'll ever become a decent offensive player.
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    Following 2018 draftees

    From what I've seen Ayton has plenty of mobility to become very good defensively. I'll leave it to others to discern whether he has the consistent motivation or not. It also looks to me like he'd immediately make a positive impact in defensive rebounding. My concern is on offense. If you...
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    Vlade Divac - Kings GM AKA 21

    Vlade was a greenhorn when he took the job. I was all over this organization for hiring a greenhorn, but I'm not going to let that color my evaluation of Divac today. When it comes to evaluating greenhorns, I don't start with their beginning moves; I start with the latest moves because there...
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    [Game] Kings @ Rockets - Wednesday, Feb. 14 - 5 PT

    Bogs was outstanding, both on offense and defense. Jackson continues to impress me, as much with his improved defense as his offense. He is soo much fun to watch when he moves without the ball. He's going to get better with his shooting, and when he does he's going to have a lot of games when...
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    Bizarro Wide World of Sports Lin Championship (split)

    If you look at the bottom eight teams of last year, how much did their standings and records change from Feb 14, 2017? Here are the records of that Feb 14, 2017 date: 1) Nets - 9-46 (.164) 2) Suns - 17-39 (.304) 3) Lakers - 19-38 (.333) 4) Philly - 21-34 (.381) 5) Orlando - 21-36 (.368) 6)...
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    Should Kings guards switch roles in the half court? (split from game thread)

    I think as Fox improves his dribbling his passing and shooting will improve. His handle is a little loose and a little high. When he controls the ball very well and keeps the ball low when operating in tight spaces he's going to penetrate into the heart of defenses and wreak havoc with both...
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    Giving up on WCS? (split from game thread)

    You may be right that WCS knows what Joerger want. I'm not claiming he can't understand Joerger. I just don't think he's giving Joerger what he wants from his center looking into next year and beyond. It's not like Joerger has much to choose from on this team when it comes to rebounders...
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    Bizarro Wide World of Sports Lin Championship (split)

    Because the Grizzlies didn't trade Tyreke before the trade deadline it could put them out of "top" 5 competition.
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    Giving up on WCS? (split from game thread)

    I believe wholeheartedly that Joerger and Divac have determined what WCS's role should be going forward, but I don't believe that WCS is ok with that role. This may be a situation in which a young guy just can't believe what he's hearing from his coach or management about his role, and will...