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Are there reasons for optimism in Sacramento heading into an ultra-important offseason for the Kings? | TKHS Episode 17

Charles Barkley believes the Kings are doomed. Is he correct?

The Kings Herald Show returns without any Sacramento Kings basketball to talk about, but Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras are here to discuss some recent comments from Charles Barkley, fake Kristaps Porzingis trades, Marvin Bagley's offseason plans, the NBA's coaching carousel, the NBA playoffs, and more!

Timestamps
  • (1:40) Is there any reason to be optimistic about the future of the Sacramento Kings, despite what Charles Barkley says?
  • (6:10) Is current Kings management good enough to turn this franchise around?
  • (12:50) Should the Kings pursue an often-speculated Kristaps Porzingis trade?
  • (19:35) Marvin Bagley's offseason plans.
  • (26:26) The NBA's coaching carousel
  • (100:00) NBA Playoff talk

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TheGrantNapear
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June 15, 2021 9:04 am

We are doomed.
The last decade and a half speaks for itself.
Vivek is still in charge.
Compared to the other bad teams in the West, we have the weakest roster and draft capital moving forward.
For a bad team, we’re oddly capped out.

So yes, we are doomed. The only way we are not doomed is if both Fox and Hali become stars with at least one of them reaching superstar status or if we win the draft lottery this year. Neither of these scenarios seems likely.

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June 15, 2021 9:12 am
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I think Fox/Hali 3 or 4 prime years from now, best case 6th seed eliminated first round. That is the shaka ceiling. Keeps the “fanbase” going and makes Vivek richer.

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June 15, 2021 9:22 am
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Nah, we aren’t doomed. Just need competent people making decisions.

And the draft capital seems fine, no? We have all our future first currently, as well as some additional seconds.

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June 15, 2021 10:52 am
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My bad, I should’ve explained I mean our draft capital compared to the other bottom dwellers in the West (NOP, OKC). Basically, they have the upper hand in trading for a star given all the draft cap they’ve accumulated.

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June 15, 2021 11:39 am
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True, OKC specifically – scroll down this page to NOP and OKC, then see how sore your scrolling finger gets to get past them:

https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/future_drafts/detailed

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