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  1. ockingsfan

    C/PF off season discussion

    Good reasoning and points. I like Beverly and think he is attainable now too. I'm wondering what is your take on Austin Rivers. He is a younger established point guard and likely won't re-sign with a Luxury tax strapped Houston team. He has the defensive prowess of Beverly, but with a little...
  2. ockingsfan

    C/PF off season discussion

    Rumors are pretty rampant right now. It could be a sign that Orlando is really moving on from Vucevic or just Orlando posturing so that other teams offer him a lower contract (thinking that Orlando is not interested) and then Orlando can re-sign him to a lower contract in the end. Also, I read...
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    Fox as a finalist for MIP!

    The MIP award usually does not go to second year players, because they are expected to make a jump from their rookie year. It's an honor for Fox to make the finalist list, but he won't get it, because it typically goes to players that had already been in the league 2 to 5 years and suddenly...
  4. ockingsfan

    NBA/Kings Draft Lottery Thread

    It's always possible, but if they took away that 2019 pick all together, because they were nervous about being able to re-sign DMC, I doubt they would had included the 2019 pick without any protections at all. Of course it is all just guess work at this point, but it would seem logical that if...
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    NBA/Kings Draft Lottery Thread

    New Orleans had a top 3 protection on the pick that conveyed to us in 2017, I'm sure they would had done the same if they included another 1st round pick.
  6. ockingsfan

    NBA/Kings Draft Lottery Thread

    I'm sure that New Orleans would had put at least a top 3 protection on the pick, if they would had included it in the DMC trade.
  7. ockingsfan

    Is Giles really a future center? (split)

    From the old eyeball test, Bagley looks much bigger than Giles IMHO. They are both more natural 4s than 5s, so someone will need to move over to the 5, if they both prove to be starters. My guess would be that Giles would be the one that moves over to Center, because he seems to be the more...
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    Making the case for DeWayne Dedmon:

    If you want someone that brings the motor and the intensity, here is a video of Thomas Bryant from NBA.com. He seems to bring his lunch pale to work everyday. https://www.nba.com/wizards/thomas-bryant-highlights-2018-19 I'm not a salary cap expert, but I think there is a limit of how much...
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    Allegations against Luke Walton (split from new coach thread)

    I would go as far as to venture a guess that the NBA and the Kings investigations into Luke will be the most important outcome of this situation. So, once that report comes out in a few months, I think we will know one way or the other the fate of Luke. If the NBA and the Kings clear Luke of...
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    Making the case for DeWayne Dedmon:

    I think we need to concentrate on adding one quality big this summer, be it one of WCS, Dedmon, Bryant, Brook Lopez, etc. We need to keep the minutes open for Giles to get PT. You don't want to overcrowd the front court, because we also have Bagley and Bjelicia that need minutes. You also need...
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    Making the case for DeWayne Dedmon:

    What kind of offer do you think we would need to offer Thomas Bryant, a restricted free agent, at the start of free agency to have Washington not match? Seeing that they have to re-sign Bobby Portis and Trevor Ariza too and have to pay Mahimni $16 million and Dwight Howard $5.6 million next...
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    Making the case for DeWayne Dedmon:

    A younger version of Dedmon is Washington's Thomas Bryant. Bryant could become a target for Vlade and Luke this summer. Luke was the coach of the Lakers, when Bryant was signed last year. Maybe Luke can get a reunion with his young pupil if the price is right. Washington has both Bryant and...
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    Making the case for DeWayne Dedmon:

    Dedmon would be a nice backup plan. He could fill in at center for the time being, if Willie prices himself out of the Kings range or we can't sign or trade for anyone else. Dedmon seems like an ideal backup center and spot starter. He would help space the floor nicely. He would be a good...
  14. ockingsfan

    Serge Ibaka Trade Proposal

    I would think that if the Kings were to make a trade for Serge Ibaka, it would be with the intention that he would take Willie's place as starting Center and thus Willie would be let go. I think this assumption would also be predicated that Vlade feels that Harry Giles is the future starting...
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    Serge Ibaka Trade Proposal

    Ibaka has been playing the Center position for a while. He seems to hold his own against the bigger centers.
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    Serge Ibaka Trade Proposal

    Serge Ibaka has been relegated to bench big in Toronto with the emergence of Pascal Siakam and the trade for Marc Gasol. He has 1 year and $23.72 million left on his contract and has been averaging only 21 min/game since the trade deadline. Toronto will have to spend big to re-sign Kawhi...
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    Allegations against Luke Walton (split from new coach thread)

    According to a Sports Illustrated report, Ms. Tennant also added "unnamed" or "John Does" as defendants to her lawsuit. The other names in the lawsuits have not been revealed yet. https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/28/luke-walton-kelli-tennant-sexual-assault-lawsuit-lakers-warriors-kings They are...
  18. ockingsfan

    What about Burks ?

    It will depend on coach Luke and Vlade seeing how he fits into Luke's schemes. He didn't show much at all, the time he was here. If he comes back on a cheap deal, I can see them bringing him back, otherwise, I think they will go after other players.
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    Allegations against Luke Walton (split from new coach thread)

    The Kings and NBA investigation is going to be the most important investigation here, as far as Luke career is concerned. If it really takes 4-5 years to go to court, there's a good chance this never reaches the courts. Unless her lawyer is providing his services for free or pro bono, it may...
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    Allegations against Luke Walton (split from new coach thread)

    This is where I think that his lawyer's statement about "not going to pay a dime" paints Luke into a corner, as far as eventually settling out of court with a payment. Putting out the notion that Luke is innocent and he won't pay her a "dime", would kind of throw the cash settlement option out...