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  1. pdxKingsFan

    what was the last movie you watched?

    Since they don't have much for AMC around here I've been thinking about this. Cinemark dominates the area outside of indie theaters but there is a Regal not far from me - though it's clear it will be closed in the mid-term future (owners of the property have gated the parking lot for over a...
  2. pdxKingsFan

    Cousins to Lakers

    Such a bummer for him, hopefully he can recover and play meaningful minutes again.
  3. pdxKingsFan

    The Wrestling Thread~

    Truly one of the most legit guys of all time.
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    Kings sign Dedmon 3 years 40 million

    He seems like a guy who has worked on his game and improved year to year so there's some reason to be optimistic he will.
  5. pdxKingsFan

    Kings sign Dedmon 3 years 40 million

    I don't really know a lot about Dedmon aside from a few highlight clips, the fact that many on this board were hype on him mid-way through last season as a target and that Willie has said he is the exact type of player they wanted him to be. So that's gotten me pretty excited although I try not...
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    Kings sign Dedmon 3 years 40 million

    While this seems harsh on the surface, it's clear from Willie's latest batch of interviews that he had no interest in doing the things that the Kings asked of him. I liked Willie but he was also the only remaining link to the pre-rebuild Kings. I don't think there is anyone on this team who is...
  7. pdxKingsFan

    The mid-range jump shot

    The only way it makes sense to use it is if someone is shooting at a high enough % to outweigh the expected points per attempt - which basically means 60%+ with so many teams shooting 3s in the high 30s and elite players shooting ~40% from 3.
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    FiveThirtyEight Project Kings to Finish Last in West

    The over/under is 37 wins, but if you bet the under a $100 bet pays $105. If you bet the over, you need to bet $125 to get $100. So even though the casino set X for the number, the pay out odds show that the casinos themselves are betting on the over. There's a lot more complexities involved...
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    Team USA, NBA players and Bogi?

    For the most part when it comes to international basketball only the Olympics are routinely broadcast here and without a big TV production only die-hards can be arsed to care. Certainly in the early 00's before everything was on-demand programming. Still that 2004 disaster resulted in a "never...
  10. pdxKingsFan

    [KINGS] Comments about the Kings that don't warrant their own thread

    There's a few places I can put this, mods feel free to move. Ringer has Giles listed as one of their potential Next Siakams: Five NBA Breakthrough Candidates That's 3 straight days of Kings-friendly content from the ringer.
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    Team USA, NBA players and Bogi?

    Incidentally, the glory days were during the last lull in Team USA interest which lead to the 2004 disaster.
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    FiveThirtyEight Project Kings to Finish Last in West

    That... doesn't make economic sense.
  13. pdxKingsFan

    FiveThirtyEight Project Kings to Finish Last in West

    Remember that Vegas is trying to lead people to bet in a way that will make them money not accurately predict win totals. Which is why the over is a 25% premium to bet while the under gives a 5% bonus. If the line creator is doing their job right, half the money goes to either side and they...
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    FiveThirtyEight Project Kings to Finish Last in West

    Kings have one of the lowest payouts on the over, so Vegas doesn't really believe that we will only win 37, they just want to set an attractive bet with a lower risk payout. But they're also trying to get people to vote the under.
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    Team USA, NBA players and Bogi?

    We get it approximately every 16 years when we lose in the Olympics. I see the same happening in 2020 at the current trajectory.
  16. pdxKingsFan

    3rd String Wing Depth?

    If we are worrying about what happens if we have to give beaucoup minutes to a third stringer we may as well be compiling a draft wish list. Our rotation is looking nice right now and certainly we've made some signings that are going to struggle to see the floor.
  17. pdxKingsFan

    Team USA, NBA players and Bogi?

    Regardless of what the Kings and their fans think, the truth is that all the USA players pulling out gives more incentive for the other nationalities to actually play and have a legitimate shot at gold.
  18. pdxKingsFan

    FiveThirtyEight Project Kings to Finish Last in West

    The Ringer is a bit more optimistic and directly calls out 538
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    Kings sign Dedmon 3 years 40 million

    Ben Simmons is a very unique talent who is getting a mostly deserved max deal and yet seems to be a questionable fit with the other max talent on his roster. Not to stir that hornets nest again but I just love how all our pieces appear to be fitting together. That Dedmon is straight from the...
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    Kings sign Dedmon 3 years 40 million

    All yucks aside, a 7 foot guard would be able to hit the 3. He doesn't want to or can't develop an outside shooting game, which is a requirement in the modern NBA yet he also doesn't want to maximize the skills he does have for the value it adds. The best thing for me here is that the outgoing...