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Breaking down Luke Walton’s hot seat, and how the Kings can improve from here with Jerry Reynolds

The Kings Herald Show returns with hotter furniture and mediocre basketball!

Our old pal Drama is back in Sacramento following a report from Sam Amick and Shams Charania in The Athletic detailing Luke Walton's future as head coach of the Kings, and it sounds like his tenure could be coming to an end sooner than anticipated. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk all about that report and more in the latest episode of The Kings Herald Show.

 

 

Timestamps:
  • (1:55) Is it too soon to freak out about the Sacramento Kings?
  • (4:30) Have the Kings lived up to expectations thus far?
  • (9:30) Can the Kings be a playoff team with Chimezie Metu in the starting lineup?
  • (15:15) Is De’Aaron Fox back?
  • (20:00) Are you worried about the fit between Fox and Tyrese Haliburton?
  • (25:00) What do the Kings need to do to improve over the next two weeks?
  • (33:00) Luke Walton is reportedly on the hot seat. Is it justified?
  • (48:40) How much blame does Monte McNair deserve for Luke Walton’s tenure as Kings head coach?
  • (53:30) The Marvin Bagley conversation, part I Lost Count

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Falconsfury
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November 16, 2021 8:54 pm

Mike D’Antoni is available and knows about getting into the Playoffs in the Western Conference. He has an established system like George Karl without actually being George Karl. He also has a connection with McNair from Houston.

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November 16, 2021 9:10 pm
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Also, Marvin Bagley for Cash Considerations.

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November 16, 2021 10:51 pm

Jerry: “I read all the comments…”

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November 17, 2021 7:30 am
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“So about that British shorthair cat commenter….”

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November 17, 2021 6:32 am

Why did Marvin play against the Pistons? It gives Luke an opportunity to push blame onto the front office. Look, I had to! The roster has no rebounders!

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November 17, 2021 8:20 am

good show as always. Interesting developments with Metu. I haven’t been able to watch the last few games, but he has shown flashes before. Just, like you all have said before, not try to do too much. However I’ve been very impressed with some things Davion Mitchell does on offense. Makes good reads, keeps a live dribble in the paint, confident. Maybe some of the bad possessions are due to other things (eg., not having another playmaker on the court, stagnant offense in general, etc.)

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November 17, 2021 9:27 am

Enjoyed the podcast a lot ! Some terrific insights and too bad Luke , Monte or Vivek does not listen !

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November 18, 2021 12:21 pm

“In the first thirteen games, there all of this support for Walton, McNair says he’s the guy to lead us to the playoffs, blah blah blah.” Paraphrased obviously.

I’m not clear why you’re trying to say that McNair comments from six months ago actually took place since this season began, but it’s a staggering rewrite of that history. Has McNair actually made any comments regarding Walton since the season started?

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November 18, 2021 1:19 pm
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Any evidence otherwise ? Seems no one has asked if thoughts have changed or Monte has not answered ! His only statement on record is of support !

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November 19, 2021 10:11 am
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Yep.

And my question still stands.

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