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

#94
Kings' W-L record on December 11ths of the Sacramento Era

85: 7-16 .292
86: 6-14 .300
87: 4-14 .222
88: 3-14 .176
89: 6-11 .353
90: 3-15 .167
91: 6-13 .316
92: 6-11 .353
93: 5-13 .278
94: 10-8 .555
95: 13-5 .722
96: 7-14 .333
97: 7-14 .333
98: 0-0 N/A
99: 12-6 .667
00: 14-4 .778
01: 17-5 .773
02: 18-6 .750
03: 14-5 .737
04: 14-6 .700
05: 9-12 .429
06: 9-10 .474
07: 8-12 .400
08: 6-16 .273
09: 9-12 .429
10: 5-16 .238
11: 0-0 N/A
12: 7-13 .350
13: 6-14 .300
14: 11-12 .478
15: 9-15 .375
16: 8-15 .348
17: 8-18 .308
18: 14-12 .538
 
#96
I mean, I'd do it myself but I can't ALWAYS be the guy to go to the effort...
Yeah, I know, I've been on break for several years, so it's definitely my turn, and that way would be more meaningful.

85: 9-17 .346
86: 8-18 .308
87: 7-19 .269
88: 7-19 .269
89: 6-20 .231
90: 6-20 .231
91: 7-19 .269
92: 10-16 .385
93: 7-19 .269
94: 14-12 .538
95: 17-9 .654
96: 9-17 .346
97: 9-17 .346
98: 11-15 .423
99: 16-10 .615
00: 19-7 .731
01: 19-7 .731
02: 20-6 .769
03: 20-6 .769
04: 17-9 .654
05: 10-16 .385
06: 12-14 .461
07: 11-15 .423
08: 7-19 .269
09: 12-14 .461
10: 5-21 .192
11: 10-16 .385
12: 8-18 .308
13: 8-18 .308
14: 11-15 .423
15: 10-16 .385
16: 10-16 .385
17: 8-18 .308
18: 14-12 .538
 

Capt. Factorial

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#97
Yeah, I know, I've been on break for several years, so it's definitely my turn, and that way would be more meaningful.

[85-93: ugh]
94: 14-12 .538
95: 17-9 .654

[96-98: ugh]
99: 16-10 .615
00: 19-7 .731
01: 19-7 .731
02: 20-6 .769
03: 20-6 .769
04: 17-9 .654

[05-17: ugh]
18: 14-12 .538
So, outside of our single stretch of glory years, we've been over .500 at this point of the season three times in the Sacramento era. Stand up, Kings fans. Your loyalty is noted.
 
Looking at how those seasons ended up:

Yr 94: 39-43 (finish 9th)
Yr 95: 39-43 (finish 8th)
I was also looking at that 1998 season record yesterday. It's always associated with the birth of that classic Kings team and wanted to check out their game log. It's crazy how excited I was about that team at the time and they were still sitting there with a sub-500 record at this point in the season (in a strike shortened season at that). They finished real strong with I believe 8 or 9 wins out of their last 10 to make it into the playoffs. Super exciting time and maybe helps to put some perspective on things when there is a meltdown on this board after losing a tough game on the road against the pacers :)

One other thing that caught my eye in the game logs that season. I had forgotten Webber's first home game as a King: 25 point (12 for 16 shooting), 15 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, 9 blocks....HOLY $#@#!
 
Is it just me, or is Golden One not rockin' like it should be given the Kings success this year? I am not being a debbie downer, I just remember watching the games in Arco (on tv, I've never been to a game in either arena) and it seemed loud af. Acoustics? Of all the game highlights I've watched it seems like Dallas has the loudest buzziest arena. I don't watch much college ball but the one thing I do appreciate is the rowdy atmosphere.

For those who have been to games in both places what are your thoughts?
 
It's not as loud and they were having huge issues handling concessions quickly, so too many people were not in their seats during large chunks of the 1st 3 quarters.

Also, season tickets were down this year. So games haven't been sellouts.

@John Galt have they gotten better at the concessions, I haven't been to a game in a few weeks.
 
Durant Raves About Dave Joerger, New-Look Kings
Joining the Bill Simmons Podcast, KD praised the new direction of the franchise, Fox and more.

by Jordan Ramirez
Posted: Dec 12, 2018
At 14-12, the Kings are catching the eyes of pundits and peers alike.
Kevin Durant, never shy in his praise for the Kings, once again shared his positive outlook on the squad.
"I feel like the West - the teams that are supposed to make the next jump in their progression, like [Sacramento]. They're making that next jump...I like [Sacramento]," KD explained.
The former MVP also went on to show appreciation for head coach Dave Joerger.

Kevin Durant on the Bill Simmons podcast: “(The Kings) are making their next jump ... Joerger is putting the ball in his players’ hands and putting them in a great position to be successful. That’s the sign of a good coach. You call tell his players like that.”
— Alex Kramers (@alexkramers) December 12, 2018


Not to be outdone, Simmons showed love to point guard De'Aaron Fox, calling him a "special" player.
"He is," Durant added.
"He's a possible All-NBA guy in a couple years," Simmons continued. "I love how infectious he is."

I can dream, but this Durant guy could possibly fill a whole at SF lol. I heard he's pretty good. What if he shocked the world and came to Sac? Like I said, I can dream haha.
 

kingsboi

Hall of Famer
Durant Raves About Dave Joerger, New-Look Kings
Joining the Bill Simmons Podcast, KD praised the new direction of the franchise, Fox and more.

by Jordan Ramirez
Posted: Dec 12, 2018
At 14-12, the Kings are catching the eyes of pundits and peers alike.
Kevin Durant, never shy in his praise for the Kings, once again shared his positive outlook on the squad.
"I feel like the West - the teams that are supposed to make the next jump in their progression, like [Sacramento]. They're making that next jump...I like [Sacramento]," KD explained.
The former MVP also went on to show appreciation for head coach Dave Joerger.

Kevin Durant on the Bill Simmons podcast: “(The Kings) are making their next jump ... Joerger is putting the ball in his players’ hands and putting them in a great position to be successful. That’s the sign of a good coach. You call tell his players like that.”​
— Alex Kramers (@alexkramers) December 12, 2018


Not to be outdone, Simmons showed love to point guard De'Aaron Fox, calling him a "special" player.
"He is," Durant added.
"He's a possible All-NBA guy in a couple years," Simmons continued. "I love how infectious he is."

I can dream, but this Durant guy could possibly fill a whole at SF lol. I heard he's pretty good. What if he shocked the world and came to Sac? Like I said, I can dream haha.
so since he is praising Sacramento not once, but twice this season. When he comes to Golden 1 Center on Saturday, the Kings fans should make signs such as "KD to Sac" or "Sign with us"
 
Another bit of history. Some people freaked out tonight when the team was exhausted and having a hard time. This is to remind everyone that bad games happen: a list of losses by 33 points or more in the Sacramento era. Most were road games. (Dang, this just gave me a flashback to 25 years ago, when I profusely thanked Olden Polynice for coming to Sac. If you were a fan then, you know the feeling.) Anyway, here's the dirty three dozen.

Nov 21, 1985 v Milwaukee 34
Dec 15, 1985 at Milwaukee 58
Feb 4, 1987 at Los Angeles 36
Jan 15, 1988 at Boston 36
Nov 12, 1988 at Dallas 40
Dec 3, 1988 v Utah 34
Apr 17, 1989 at Phoenix 55
Dec 20, 1990 v Seattle 35
Jan 10, 1991 at Charlotte 42
Feb 22, 1991 at Chicago 47
Nov 2, 1991 at Golden State 62
Nov 27, 1991 at Phoenix 41
Jan 17, 1992 at Phoenix 40
Feb 2, 1992 at Portland 40
Apr 12, 1994 at Utah 35
Jan 25, 1995 at Utah 42
Dec 12, 1995 v Houston 40
Dec 22, 1995 at Los Angeles L 33
Jan 10, 1998 at San Antonio 42
Feb 4, 2002 at New Jersey 34
Apr 22, 2006 at San Antonio 34
Nov 3, 2008 at Philadelphia 34
Dec 6, 2008 v Denver 33
Dec 28, 2008 v Boston 45
Feb 2, 2009 at Phoenix 48
Dec 3, 2010 at Los Angeles L 33
Mar 21, 2011 at Chicago 40
Jan 14, 2012 at Dallas 39
Jan 21, 2012 at Memphis 33
Dec 1, 2012 at Los Angeles C 35
Feb 2, 2013 at New York 39
Apr 4, 2014 at Golden State 33
Apr 13, 2016 at Houston 35
Dec 14, 2016 at Houston 34
Nov 15, 2017 at Atlanta 46
Nov 4, 2018 at Milwaukee 35
 
The Minni loss shows the weaknesses of the bench, especially on defense. The Wolves relentlessly drove to the paint to score, without a care in the world. Opposing teams are scared of the Kings fast break pace, Fox, and the 3 point shooting of the Kings. But they definitely aren't scared of the interior defense of the Kings. The book is that the opposition should relentlessly attack the paint of the Kings. That's exactly what the Wolves did. The Kings have no shot blocker they can count on and they don't have the long athletic bodies that you need to defend against the better teams in this league. Their best interior defender is Bjelica, and that's just not good enough. Bagley's return will help, but isn't enough to put this team into the elite category. Santa needs to bring some more long athletic bodies for this team to take another big step up.
 
It's not as loud and they were having huge issues handling concessions quickly, so too many people were not in their seats during large chunks of the 1st 3 quarters.

Also, season tickets were down this year. So games haven't been sellouts.

@John Galt have they gotten better at the concessions, I haven't been to a game in a few weeks.
I’ve been to 4 games this season so far, and three went down to the end of the fourth and the place was pretty loud. Not glory days playoff loud, but it was rocking.

The beginning of the third is always the most quiet for the crowd, most of the lower seats of the lower bowl are still doing the halftime food thing for the higher dollar seats. Golden one isn’t the only arena that has this situation. It’s definitely noticeable on the TV too. Just straight up empty seats