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    Welcome Isaac Jones

    If there is a team where he has a shot, it is us. With Sabonis, Len, Lyles, DDR, and Keegan, we have 5 rotation front court players for 144 minutes (not including Jalen till he proves himself). Unless roster some other significant change, this is a pretty thin spread for a long season. Given our...
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    How to Finish Building Around our Big 3?

    Thanks. Given that Keegan is "bigger" than him (per ESPN, 6'8" vs 6'6"), I presume DDR would be asked to play more 3. Let's see what the coaching staff decides. However, in such a scenario, getting a higher quality PF makes even less sense. Never against adding talent, but you don't want to...
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    How to Finish Building Around our Big 3?

    One issue we have to consider is how much can we pay for the PF position, and how many minutes will the said player get. It's not my money, so I don't mind Vivek shelling out a pretty amount to get us a nice shiny PF, but the second issue needs to be addressed. We upgraded our roster by getting...
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    Devin Carter to undergo shoulder surgery

    Depends. Did you not like the draft selection because you thought he was not a good player, or because we already had a number of guards? If the latter, we have the resources to absorb his injury. If the former, well, we'll just have to wait till longer to see if he can win minutes in a crowded...
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    [Game] Kings / Lakers - Cali Classic - 1:30

    Their new all-time low will be our championship parade. Hopefully in my lifetime.
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    Kings after Ingram

    As much as I want Monte to upgrade the team, and for us to contend, I would rather not do any trade, than a bad trade. Not saying that you are suggesting anything like that (in fact, you are suggesting salary flexibility), but no idea what the landscape is. Most contending teams are paying 2-3...
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    Welcome Jalen McDaniels

    Fair point. Guess I was surprised with the speed and the low returns. Given that the FA was still a few days away, I guess waiting to see if something better landed was not unreasonable. Yes, I understand that that carries the risk of the Raptors moving on, and using their cap space to fleece...
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    Welcome Jalen McDaniels

    And I think this is the complaint all fans have with the trade. We all expected a trade; we all wanted a trade. Unfortunately, we gave up two rotation level players (one of whom has a legitimate chance of being a useful long term piece on most teams) AND two second round picks for a guy who is...
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    Welcome Jalen McDaniels

    Helped us get under the tax though. Perhaps we'll spend the money to get a player, but even otherwise, can't blame the owners for trying to control costs and make money, if the players were unlikely to see court time. Bad BB move though of course, particularly if we don't use the money.
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    Welcome Jalen McDaniels

    And this is why the Carter pick should not be seen in isolation. It may still have been the right move, but it's not as simple as picking him over Knecht since he is a better player.
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    Draft Day!

    Normally, yes. We shed some salary though, as they were clearly not in the plans. Once we drafted Carter, we, and the entire league knew that we will be looking to trade some of our guards, and Davion was the most obvious choice. Waiting for a better deal has its own cost as it limits the...
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    Welcome Jalen McDaniels

    Not impressed with the deal.
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    Thank you Davion

    Good luck Davion. Sorry to see you go. I'm sure you will have a great career. Unfortunately, it won't be with us. You will be missed.
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    Draft Day!

    Adding Carter, if Monte thought he was the BPA was absolutely the right move (unless the difference between him and a wing was relatively small). So, not questioning the pick itself. Just pointing out that the assumption that trade will balance out the roster is not easy to pull off, and if past...
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    Draft Day!

    Sure, but for what? What are you getting in return? It's no secret that some of these folks have been on the block for a while. In fact, last offseason, Barnes was a FA, and we had the choice of signing someone else. We didn't/couldn't, since obviously we couldn't find anyone. The trade to...
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    Kings picking 13th overall (formerly the draft lotto thread)

    Well, it was Monte who drafted Davion :-) Jokes apart, I do agree with Monte being a good talent evaluator. Every GM will have some hits/misses, and sometimes the outcomes are a combination of a variety of factors beyond your control, and they can make you look like a genius/idiot. Overall...
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    Kings picking 13th overall (formerly the draft lotto thread)

    Please reread my comments. What I'm highlighting is that it's more likely that the selected player will be out of the league or contributing to some other team, than being a major part of your team. Contributing to some other team may not always be bad, particularly if you have traded him to...
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    Kings picking 13th overall (formerly the draft lotto thread)

    For those willing to trade Davion for #22 (or worse), here are the #22 picks from 2014 to 2020 (not including latter ones, since some might see a significant change over the next few years). 2014: Jordan Adams (currently playing in Indonesia) 2015: Bobby Portis (decent player, but currently on...
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    Kings picking 13th overall (formerly the draft lotto thread)

    The trouble, of course, is not that you want to trade one of your guards, but what you get back in return. While no player is untradeable, it is reasonable to assume that Monte won't want to trade Fox, Monk, Ellis, or the player selected. Monk has just signed (not even really signed yet), a...
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    Keon Tyrese Ellis

    I know this thread is about Keon, but I'm also excited and hopeful about Colby next season. Could we have hit on two hidden gems? Would be so awesome if he turns into a solid consistent contributor.