According to the logic of the all wise naysayers, Swipa returning should play into the tank, no? Since the KINGS are a better team w/o him and all. Same goes for Hali. And Holmes. The KINGS record is better w/o them.
IDK whether your being sarcastic or not (I assume you are), but regardless, I’ve actually always been a believer in this ”team” philosophy.
I remember the controversy that was created when Chris Webber returned from his knee injury amid the KINGS owning one of the best, if not the best, records in the NBA. Some, like me, didn’t want him inserted right back into the starting lineup to disrupt what was already working,
Team chemistry is a volatile thing to mess with.
I realize this situation is DRASTICALLY different and the KINGS are a long shot to qualify for the play-in —however, if any of these injured player’s returned before the end of the season, I fully believe they need to begin from the bench.
I’ve never bought into guys that have been out for a long period of time being interested right back into the starting line up. Check your ego and earn your way back in. If you’re that good of a player, you will.
Be a “team” player first and ease back in so the team’s momentum isn’t halted. All these guys say they want to win, but they don’t always show it.
This game will let us know if the Kings have any chance at the play-in. Not only would a win put the Kings 2 back in the loss column, it is also the tie-breaker between them. A loss would essentially end all hope.
Wasn't talking about wins. DEVELOPMENT. The longer that window stays open unless it's sealed one way or the other the longer it's put off. Right now, it could be until the last game that development takes precedence. If it even does.