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  1. KingsFanSince85

    Keon Tyrese Ellis

    Why does that necessitate starting? Why is it somehow more important than putting the ball in the hole and playmaking? To me, this is a “tomato tomahto” situation. A personal preference. I think more important than starting is who is playing the more important minutes. And that is all...
  2. KingsFanSince85

    Monk is back!!!!!!!!

    Again, on off splits are misleading. For some of the reasons I already stated. If Keon was really better playing alongside the 4 of Sabonis, Fox, HB, and Keegan -- then why does MM usually finish games as part of the KINGS "death lineup" (I say that tongue-in-cheek lol)? It's because when the...
  3. KingsFanSince85

    Monk is back!!!!!!!!

    Is this the same analytics that supposedly tells the MIT pencil pushers that a batter shouldn’t bunt toward 3rd base against the shift and instead should be swinging for the fence? How can analytics know for sure when there’s not close to even sample size against because nobody does it? In...
  4. KingsFanSince85

    KING IN ARABIC

    Oh, and I also gotta point this out. So much for the old narrative that no good players want to sign in SACRAMENTO. Monk was willing to sign for less than several others were likely to offer. But life in Detroit (or elsewhere) losing games for a lesser franchise apparently wasn’t worth the...
  5. KingsFanSince85

    LOLakers hired JJ Reddick as new head coach

    This league has steadily grown into a “it’s not what you know, but who you know” league. It surely isn’t kind those who have put the time in and paid their dues all while gaining real-world experience. Nope. Instead it’s “let’s take a flier on this former player because he’ll mesh with our...
  6. KingsFanSince85

    KING IN ARABIC

    I’m not going to bother trying to locate the video, but I’ve seen Youtube interview clips where he’s said what you’re suggesting but also followed up by stating that if coming off the bench was still best for the team — he’d accept that role.
  7. KingsFanSince85

    KING IN ARABIC

    Well, I guess he’s a fool then. A fairly wealthy one at that. ;) I’ve said it many times before. More money ain’t everything. Situation and fit matter just as much, if not more.
  8. KingsFanSince85

    Monk is back!!!!!!!!

    I saw this news break on Deuce and Mo’s podcast a few hours ago. Wow. I wasn’t expecting this. Talk about a rollercoaster. Back when talk first started about Monk’s impending FA, I was of the view that he was definitely coming back. That he loved playing with one of his best friends and in...
  9. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    To say that the decision to leave her off the roster is “shortsighted” would be a massive understatement. It shows a complete lack of awareness. Imagine the men’s committee leaving LeBron James off the Olympic team back in 2003/04 because he was a rookie and inexperienced. It didn’t and...
  10. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    Clark drops 30-8-6 tonight converting 7-13 from 3. It was against an 0-11 team, but still. Ties a career high in rookie season.
  11. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    Honestly, not a lot has changed wrt women’s college ball. UCONN isn’t a shoe-in anymore, although they still are a top contender. But there are still only roughly 2-4 teams with a legit change to win with 1 typically being a dominant team. UCONN then Baylor now South Carolina. With teams like...
  12. KingsFanSince85

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting this topic and post from you, especially given that I haven’t been following collegiate teams and players even 1/5th as much as what I used to prior to 2019ish. Thanks for the time and effort putting this together for all of us. Much appreciated! I always look forward...
  13. KingsFanSince85

    Candace Parker announces retirement

    I still very much miss the Monarchs. I’m quite peeved that freaking Toronto and now SF were awarded expansion franchises and prioritized over the return over of what was (and still would be) a successfully supported franchise. Shame on the NBA/WNBA.
  14. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    To be accurate and fair, Kelsey Plum wasn’t setting the world on fire and causing masses of people to begin following a sport the vast majority has never cared about until the past 15 months or so. Neither has any other college or WNBA player that also checks all the boxes you listed. If they...
  15. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    You’ve completely missed the mark here. Way off target. It ain’t about just one play or Caitlin’s toughness or whether she’s openly complaining. The point(s) have gone way over your head here.
  16. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    If I was the Indiana Fever's GM, I'd strongly consider bringing in this former player. Unlike Clark's current teammates -- she seems to get it. And she was a pretty good scorer while she was in the league...
  17. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    "The reason why we're watching women's basketball is not just because of one person," Reese said. "It's because of me, too. I want y'all to realize that." -- Angel Reese LMFAO. And WE want you to realize this: 2023 Attendance Averages: Chicago Sky -- 7,242 Las Vegas Aces -- 9,551 Indiana...
  18. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    ^^The UCONN thing is actually a great point. A huge problem with rating and comparing players is judging them largely by "team" accomplishments. And unfortunately far too many fans (I'd argue the vast majority) don't understand this. It's easy to judge titles in individual sports, although...
  19. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    Full disclosure: I was a regular follower of the WNBA from inception (1997) until the Sacramento Monarchs folded after the 2009 season. I was a big fan of Ticha Penicheiro, Yolanda Griffith, and Mighty Ruthie Bolton. But w/o a team I lost interest. Fast-forward to 2022-2023 and I keep hearing...
  20. KingsFanSince85

    Caitlyn Clark polarization among WNBA peers and fans

    I was young when Bird and Magic entered the league (8-9 years old) so my recollection likely isn't going to be complete considering brain development and perspective at that age, but I do remember that time. I recall Bird being tested heavily by veteran players with the "ethnicity" thing being...