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Celtics 128, Kings 75: Oof

The deepest and heaviest of exhales.
By | 198 Comments | Jan 25, 2022

Jan 25, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) holds up three fingers after making a three point basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

No, that score isn’t a typo. The game was worse than the score indicates. If you missed this game, congratulations.

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KINGS2110
January 25, 2022 6:46 pm

Was anybody else hoping they’d lose by 60?

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BabalooMagoo
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January 25, 2022 7:12 pm
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I was hoping Boston would double up the Kings. It was pretty close for a moment there at the end.

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January 25, 2022 10:09 pm
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My only concern is that they’ll panic and mortguage the whole future to trade for just about anyone in a scramble to reach the play-in.

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January 26, 2022 7:32 am
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What future ?

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January 26, 2022 9:59 am
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yes, what future. and what play in?
NOP close to .500 post 1-12 start. Blazers playing better
Kings best hope is if they can catch the Pacers on the race to the bottom.
Then the better draft choice will give them pause, I hope, about trading every future free asset for Simmonds or Grant or Carmelo.

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January 26, 2022 6:30 am
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Not a chance, once gentry put in Queta and King, the two guys who gave a f*ck, I know the 60 point deficit would be cut, as much as I wanted them to lose by 100.

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January 26, 2022 8:17 am
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157 comments. Did the Kings win by 60?

ichinisang
January 25, 2022 6:47 pm

Why don’t they just demote the team to the g-league?

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January 25, 2022 6:50 pm
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They’re already there at this point. I think a high school team would have put up better numbers. I KNOW that they would have played with more heart.

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January 25, 2022 7:00 pm
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I would support that rule change.

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January 26, 2022 9:59 am
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too bad this was not like the Premier League where the bad teams get demoted to the G League

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RPO
January 25, 2022 6:56 pm

Remember, Vivek wants Monte to get this team to the playoffs this year.

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January 25, 2022 7:13 pm
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Delusional

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January 26, 2022 10:01 am
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is there something way , way beyond delusional?

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January 25, 2022 7:14 pm
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Isn’t that the saddest thing of all, that this entire organization is supposedly trying its hardest to win?

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January 25, 2022 7:31 pm
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All they have to give….for 15 years.

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January 25, 2022 8:05 pm
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Correction. The safest thing of all is having Vivek as owner

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January 25, 2022 8:38 pm
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Damn it. Saddest.

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January 25, 2022 8:36 pm
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It’s beyond pathetic tbh.

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January 25, 2022 8:03 pm
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2 Words

Fucking

Idiot!

to not see how bad this organization is-idiot. To not see this team needs to rebuild-get a high pick-don’t build around Fox-Idiot.

To not see the owner’s ego has killed this team. Fucking Moron

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January 25, 2022 6:58 pm

Let me know when we hit the bottom.

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January 25, 2022 8:24 pm
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Already there, but the stupid sunzabitches keep digging.

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January 25, 2022 8:38 pm
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I’m pretty confident we hit rock bottom years ago and have just kept drilling. Who knows if we are even making a dent in the rock but boy are we trying to go deeper.

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January 25, 2022 6:59 pm

It’s hard to feel like this team deserves to be in the NBA.

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January 25, 2022 7:00 pm

Wait. Didn’t watch obviously, stopped watching a long time ago, however:

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🤯🤯🤯

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January 25, 2022 7:01 pm

Best recap ever!

Also, this isn’t even rock bottom yet

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January 25, 2022 7:36 pm
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This recap possessed far more effort than the game deserved.

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January 25, 2022 7:40 pm
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If it took longer than a minute, okay 90 seconds, to write and post, Greg gave WAYYYYYY too much effort.

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January 26, 2022 12:51 am
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This is the recap this game deserves. 100%

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January 25, 2022 7:02 pm

Think how much some of these guys got paid for this. It’s really depressing.

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January 25, 2022 8:10 pm
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I understand this it is their job but I don’t put much on them.

Their work environment (organization) is a mess. Probably not fun to be there for them.

The players output-will is a direct outcome of Vivek’s horrid organization.

We’ve heard plenty of tidbits about the diminutive piece of shit treating employees poorly.

Unless Vivek let’s a GM retool (he won’t) it’s abject failure forever. Protest/billboard time soon enough.

Convoy
January 25, 2022 9:06 pm
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Maybe we ought to do a fundraiser to raise money for renting highway billboards. Angry fans protesting team would surely gain national attention.

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January 25, 2022 9:30 pm
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According to Glassdoor data:

Employees also rated Sacramento Kings (Basketball Team) 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

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January 26, 2022 8:45 am

I remember a story about Vivek challenging his employees to push-up contests, so at least they get to keep fit at work. That’s got to add a .003 to the work-life balance.

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January 26, 2022 5:26 am
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It says a lot to me that as an employee (player in this case) that you still don’t try to be the best at your job, regardless of the situation. The players effort is 100% in their control, and if they give shit effort like this simply because the environment is crap, then things will never change and all of these dudes need to go.

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January 26, 2022 6:01 am
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The only way Monte has any chance at another GM job after this one is to resign in protest and make it clear he couldn’t do his job properly because of ownership meddling.

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January 25, 2022 7:04 pm

So when do they fire or trade every single person associated with this team and start over? I’m still in favor of keeping Hali but they are going to need to surround him with NBA basketball players. I’ve never eaten excrement but I’m assuming the taste this team leaves in my mouth is very similar.

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January 25, 2022 7:05 pm

If I were Monte, I would not only trade everything I could, but I would completely get rid of the entire coaching staff and start completely new. Why bring in all new players with an old losing coaching staff.

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January 25, 2022 7:08 pm
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I miss Doug calling games.

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January 25, 2022 7:16 pm
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No way. He was bad. I think he’s much better in a coaches role.

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January 25, 2022 7:22 pm
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He was brought in to be a defensive coach. The Kings are one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. Need I say more?

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January 26, 2022 6:02 am
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He’s been given Buddy Hield, De’Aaron Fox, and Marvin Bagley to work with. Michelangelo couldn’t sculpt a statue out of runny dog crap.

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January 26, 2022 8:46 am
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Best high-fiver in the league, hands down.

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January 25, 2022 7:50 pm
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He was better than Non stop talker Kayte but not by much !

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January 25, 2022 7:07 pm

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January 26, 2022 8:47 am

That’s how I’ve been when I’ve tuned in to any of our recent losses. I get deliriously giddy. I want to keep watching, but I have to turn it off.

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January 25, 2022 7:10 pm

FIRE VIVEK

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January 25, 2022 7:12 pm

#BILLBOARD 2.0

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January 25, 2022 7:15 pm

Saddest aspect of that final score is that there’s King’s fans that actually wasted their time and watched that game. My sincere advice, check out, stop watching this team until major changes are made at all organizational levels.

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January 25, 2022 7:26 pm
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Honestly, I think I’m damn near that point, if not already there. I’ve been rooting for these losers for years and they never fail to disappoint. When you lose by 50+ points, why would anyone want to watch that garbage?

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January 26, 2022 8:47 am
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Bless you for making it this long…

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January 25, 2022 8:42 pm
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I chose the wrong night to check in on this team man…..

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January 26, 2022 7:43 am
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I’m actually enjoying watching it. It’s kind of like watching a car crash. My buddy and I text back and forth talking shit about Vivek the entire game. It’s kinda of therapeutic.

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January 26, 2022 9:00 am
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Did that a long time ago Napear. Haven’t watched a Kings game in months. I checked out parts of a few games early in the season as I do every year, to see how the rookies look, then reached the conclusion “Nope. Team is still junk” and tuned out again. If it were not for this forum, I would have zero idea about the Kings. I am a former season ticket holder too.

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January 25, 2022 7:16 pm

There is zero way you can look at this team and not say TEAR IT DOWN.

Everyone needs to go.

Everyone.

Clear the air.

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January 25, 2022 7:38 pm
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This organization is a complete insult to the city of Sacramento. Sacramento is not the problem, the problem is the Kings organization and in particular Vivek Ranadive. The fan base has completely lost all confidence in his ability to lead this team. His desire to make this team Warrior West has failed and now we find our team in the worst condition since he took over.
I agree everyone needs to go…clear the air.

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January 25, 2022 7:46 pm
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Small market teams like the bucks make championships….meanwhile we have a complete doofus organization…you’re right the problem isn’t Sacramento it’s these clowns in charge

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January 26, 2022 6:06 am
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The whole small-market thing isn’t nearly as big as impediment as it was a generation ago. With social media and other forms of instant “viral” promotion, even small-market players can make big names for themselves. Would Giannis be more famous if he played in New York? I don’t think so. Bottom line is every owner is a billionaire with more than enough money to pay top-shelf talent and build world-class facilities. The difference comes down to execution, and the KANGZ are executing what’s left of their fanbase’s enthusiasm.

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January 26, 2022 7:11 am
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Well in Milwaukee’s case they had to have enough sense/scouting talent to draft him at #15 and then build a competent roster around him. It’s a lot more work for them then say a team like the fakers which attract big names due to location without having to do AS much. Small market teams need to try harder but Sacramento gets constantly shitted on because the organization actually looks like it’s trying but has been desperately failing for the last 15 years.

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January 26, 2022 9:43 am
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Their second best player was a 2nd rd pick, Chris Middleton ! A two time All Star ! Rest of team trades and low cost F A !

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January 26, 2022 6:41 pm
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Rock bottom, you proved my point. Their scouting is obviously more competent than ours

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January 26, 2022 8:49 am
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The difference comes down to execution, and the KANGZ are executing what’s left of their fanbase’s enthusiasm.

Bravo.

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January 26, 2022 5:30 am
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I stopped having confidence in Vivek’s leadership when they fired Malone and he allowed Pete D to do all of his shady GM stuff. Knew right then that Vivek had no clue how to run a group of adults at his place of business.

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January 26, 2022 8:48 am
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I agree with your take, but Oakland/San Francisco are west of Sacramento.

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January 25, 2022 8:12 pm
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Just Vivek needs to go. Then you’d actually have a chance.

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January 25, 2022 10:40 pm
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Not sure about that. There’s others that have been “in charge” for over 16 seasons.

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January 26, 2022 6:08 am
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Never forget the Maloofs were pretty good owners until their investments tanked. The Maloofs lacked money. Vivek lacks sense, humility, and basic competence.

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January 25, 2022 7:22 pm

It’s not even fun to ridicule the Kings anymore. You all were promised a GREAT team when Golden One was built. Fooled you.

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January 26, 2022 10:05 am
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G1C is nice- but the contents stink

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January 25, 2022 7:27 pm

Not even sure what to say at this point. Every part of the basketball organization is an mitigated disaster filled with absolute morons who can’t get out of their own way, from the owner whose every instinct is the opposite of right, to the GM who only looks slightly better than quite possibly the dumbest man to ever make personnel decisions for a professional sports team, to the gutless, no talent players.

There’s apathy, and there’s a boycott, and at this point, I’m in favor of both.

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January 25, 2022 7:29 pm
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I wish people would boycott this team and not go to anymore games. Let Vivek sit courtside alone and feel like a dumbass.

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January 26, 2022 8:52 am
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I don’t think Vivek feels there are other people in the room with him. They are props in his sociopathic view of the world.

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January 25, 2022 10:41 pm
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Totally doable to be both

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January 26, 2022 8:48 am
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Well put Carl.

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January 26, 2022 8:51 am
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from the owner whose every instinct is the opposite of right, to the GM who only looks slightly better than quite possibly the dumbest man to ever make personnel decisions for a professional sports team

You cut right to the heart of it.

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January 25, 2022 7:27 pm

I thought it was an enjoyable game. I say that because it was fun to watch how brilliant Tatum and Brown play, and Williams is a monster down low.

Added bonus, Spurs won. So we’re now tied with them for the 6th spot and have a legit shot of moving into sole possession of 5th after tomorrow night’s loss. As the Pacers play at home vs Charlotte.

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January 26, 2022 10:06 am
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I am now a big Pacers fan. and SAS and NOP

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January 25, 2022 7:27 pm

That’s a Peach Hon!

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January 25, 2022 7:30 pm

Dear Vivek,

The fans would support a rebuilding, passionate 17-win team with a coach who develops players. Please let Monte do this, or replace him if he can’t. At the very least, we deserve a direction. And if you want to sell, we’d be okay with that, too.

Sincerely,

Anyone who ever loved this team

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January 25, 2022 7:34 pm
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I hope he reads this

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January 26, 2022 6:09 am
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If you paste it into Excel and change the format to “Currency,” he might.

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January 25, 2022 7:34 pm

This is one of those games that wasn’t nearly as close as the score would indicate.

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January 25, 2022 7:37 pm

Trade them all. Trade them now. What an embarrassment.

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January 25, 2022 7:37 pm

Chose not to watch. Best choice I made all week.

Time to burn this team to the ground. From Fox down to the equipment personnel.

Proven losers. Epic losers…..

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January 25, 2022 7:38 pm

I listened to G Man call parts of this one. Man, he doesn’t deserve this.

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January 25, 2022 7:42 pm
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I tuned in at just after the end of the first. G Man doing his best…calling the crowd leaving instead of the game.

I am surprised he has not walked out of a game yet. He has no reason to deal with these shit bags.

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January 26, 2022 10:07 am

a couple of weeks ago, he did cough himself out of a game. Lucky him

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January 25, 2022 8:16 pm
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Seeing this in 30 of 37 years, he’s gotta be just used to it by this point.

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January 25, 2022 9:08 pm
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Yeah, he’s seen his share of pure unadulterated crap.

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January 25, 2022 8:44 pm
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I think I feel worse for him than any other person associated with this organization.

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January 26, 2022 5:34 am

I am glad Jerry got out when he did. Two legends that deserve much better. Luckily we have Jerry on the Herald and the Podcast. Maybe they can work on having the G Man as a guest on the Pod???

AdelmanWithThePlan
January 25, 2022 7:38 pm

I switched over to the Wizards/Clippers game and honestly, I was happy our team at least had the decency to get blown out.

Wiz gave up a 35 point lead and lost on a 3pt and 1 after a 5 second call turnover.

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January 26, 2022 12:09 am

And to let that happen in a home game, at that.

I follow the Wizards a lot, and there are some interesting comparisons with Sacramento.

Most fans are afraid that Leonsis will do everything to keep Beal happy and pay him the supermax, and will cripple the team’s future to do so.

Beal is viewed as a guy just playing for his numbers and getting paid, with awful defense, so-so BBIQ and mediocre leadership skills.

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January 26, 2022 3:58 am
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Agree on Beal ! A stat guy on a loser ! By the end of the season they will be worse than last year with Scott Brooks and Westbrook !

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January 26, 2022 7:14 am
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Hey that sounds like a player on the kangZ team

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January 25, 2022 7:43 pm

Wow, that final score is certainly……….something.

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January 25, 2022 9:04 pm
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Neemius Queta played though so that was cool.

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January 26, 2022 7:15 am
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What’s with the Quetta obsession? He can’t even crack the rotation on this sorry ass team.

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January 26, 2022 8:16 am
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He’s got potential, does a lot of things other guys on this roster doesn’t do, and he’s still shiny and new.

That about sums it up for me. He’s interesting, but he’s probably a 3rd big man at best. Doesn’t mean I can’t root for the guy.

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January 25, 2022 7:43 pm

It boggles the mind to think that it’s actually way harder to build the level of incompetence of the Kings organization than it is to build a dynasty that can win 3 NBA championships in a row.

3+ NBA championships in a row?
Boston Celtics – 8 in a row 1959-1966
Minneapolis Lakers – 3 in a row 1952-1954
Chicago Bulls – 3 in a row 1991 – 1993
Chicago Bulls – 3 in a row 1996 – 1998
Los Angeles Lakers – 2000-2002

15+ years without a playoff appearance?
Sacramento Kings
Los Angeles Clippers

A 3-peat has been done 5 times since 1959.
A 15-year streak without a playoff appearance (not winning a playoff game, just qualifying for the playoffs) has been done 2 times in the history of the NBA..

And we’ll have the all time futility award (16 seasons) in 30something games. Fantastic. Never been done. Never equaled.

Until next season when we’ll stretch that out to 17 seasons.

I feel bad for the players that truly dedicated their lives to mastering the craft of basketball – from grade school to high school to college…probably missing out on a lot of normal childhood to dedicate 10s of thousands of hours to practice and competition. And now they are stuck in this hellhole and just counting the days until they can get the f* out.

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January 25, 2022 7:47 pm
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There’s a saying in the design field.

No matter how foolproof you think your design is, you’re wrong because the universe always makes a better fool.

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January 25, 2022 7:49 pm

Lol, I like that! There’s always a dumbass lurking somewhere

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January 25, 2022 7:49 pm

jokes on the universe- we are the better fool!

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January 25, 2022 10:47 pm
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This is why there needs to be a COMPLETE RESET!!!! keep Burt. Trade everyone else!!! That’s not fan depression, that’s fan realism.

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January 25, 2022 7:43 pm

No reason to get excited here folks! Monte sees no reason to blow up the team!

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January 25, 2022 7:49 pm

Just need that 1 piece…

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January 25, 2022 7:58 pm
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A reincarnated Wilt Chamberlain that Ave 50 pts, 22 rebounds and 5 blocks ! That would do it and he once did it while alive ! Other than him , it may take 2pieces !

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January 26, 2022 8:31 am
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Nah, he’d take the ball out of Fox’s hands.

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January 25, 2022 7:44 pm

Let’s go Kings!

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January 25, 2022 7:46 pm

Trades get harder when this happens.

Sixers….I want Fox and Haliburton…..and some picks. I will give you Simmons jock strap.

Kings…No Way! These guys are too valuable to give up.

Sixers…. Didn’t you just lose by more than fifty?

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January 25, 2022 7:50 pm

Monte: yeah but fox wasn’t playing so he’s worth 50 picks

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January 25, 2022 7:56 pm
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Monte is the only one watching the game…nobody else knows who plays or doesn’t play.

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January 25, 2022 10:48 pm

I hope this is true. Worried it’s not.

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January 25, 2022 7:51 pm

If anyone on this site still goes to games please stop. Send Vivek the message. Stop supporting this crap.

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January 25, 2022 8:17 pm
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That might get him to further trade away picks and young talent for meaningless play in if he wants ticket sales, is the problem

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January 25, 2022 10:50 pm
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Fuck. You might be right.

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January 26, 2022 7:19 am
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Maybe then he will have to sell the team like them aloofs did for financial reasons since he keeps digging the team into the ground and people stop showing up. He keeps stacking the payroll with a bottom of the barrel team. Hit him in the pocketbook and you might just get his attention.

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January 25, 2022 8:14 pm

None of us are talking about the biggest obstacle that may be in front of this team

Our ownership is bent on not rebuilding for a reason

If they are too poor to afford multi years of bad tickets sales, they could give a damn about if rebuilding is the right path

We may have an ownership that is too poor to own a team not allowing this team to rebuild in its proper path

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January 25, 2022 8:36 pm
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Yeah we never talk about that.

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January 25, 2022 9:06 pm
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where?

just whining about rebuilding with no thought about why ownership isnt

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January 25, 2022 9:40 pm
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Says the guy who only whines about Fox’s imprint?

You literally have to just go back to the previous page and there are comments about it in this recap. It’s being discussed constantly.

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January 25, 2022 11:53 pm
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no clue what your talking about, but I’m the only one talking about the financial aspect, on the site

it needs to be talked about

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January 26, 2022 7:22 am
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I have said it before….VIVEK IS A PENNY PINCHING CHEAPSKATE…he won’t eat a proper rebuild but the dumbass keeps paying coaches and gm’s that aren’t here anymore for his stupid decisions….it’s quite ironic

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January 25, 2022 10:53 pm
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Sorry… I call Bull shit!

more fans would come support a team that was building something playing hard and sucking ass
Being a sacramento kings fan since the first day of their existence in sacramento proves that point.

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January 26, 2022 12:19 am
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your thinking like someone on this site, not the casual Sacramentan who just wants to be entertained for the evening

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January 26, 2022 10:54 am
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You have seen the arena this year, right? You have heard the desperation in the ticket sellers voices when they call you now, right?

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January 25, 2022 8:23 pm

Only possible game grade: 4 out of 4 Kangz.

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January 25, 2022 9:33 pm
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I had to log in just to give this a thumbs up!

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January 25, 2022 8:25 pm

Well of course I tuned in too late and completely missed this one. But as it turns out I didn’t miss it at all!

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January 25, 2022 10:58 pm
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Stop bragging about yourself.

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January 25, 2022 8:34 pm

Yeah….we are never ever gonna be good again. Watch us win like 5 games straight to close out the season and then tank in the draft lotto.

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January 25, 2022 8:37 pm

This game reminded me of the 60 pt + loss I think Minnesota (or another team) put on the Knicks just completely gave up on Coach Isiah Thomas. I think it’s likely that this is a very similar type of game. The team gave up, they clearly showed what they think of ownership, management and the coaching staff and how much they don’t like being on the Sacramento Kings. Pick a piece to keep, blow the rest up.

I really don’t want to hear that the players called a player’s only meeting. We are way past that.

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January 26, 2022 5:40 am
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“The reason I play so hard is that somewhere out there is some kid who has never seen me play before, and I don’t want to disappoint him.” -Joe Dimaggio

That’s the problem with players now, they don’t give a shit anymore. This is a game, and they get millions of dollars to play. If they can’t give all of their effort every single night, then they need to go. Can’t win with players like that.

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January 26, 2022 7:53 am
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Adam Silver ruined the NBA and gave in to too much player power. Been in a decline since he took over. The league has never been more corporate and soul-less.

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January 26, 2022 9:06 am

I agree. The Player Empowerment movement has gone incredibly bad for the product, along with all the other ideas to try and help small market teams, like the supermax, etc. I miss the days of players wanting to stay on their original teams to try and make it a winner, unlike now where players chase rings and just want to play with their friends. Hard to root for a team when all the players cycle through every couple years.

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January 26, 2022 9:24 am
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Yes. This. Sports was much better when you could associate a player with a team. Now it’s all about the individual. We don’t think of Lebron as a Cav, or a Laker, or a Heat player… he’s just Lebron. To me, Bird was a Celtic. Magic was a Laker, Bradshaw was a Steeler, Jordan was a Bull. It’s not that way anymore. Every season it’s a merry-go-round of who is playing where and that just changes things a bit for my ability to really get behind a team.

What am I rooting for then – the Logo? Just the Jersey? To me, that means I’m just rooting for the owner, and with a guy like Vivek that just isn’t ever going to happen.

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January 25, 2022 8:41 pm

Best game of the season! More games like this please!

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January 25, 2022 8:42 pm

Why didn’t Fox play tonite? I haven’t be paying close attention. Is he in health and safety protocols again. I mean he’s only had covid twice.

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January 25, 2022 9:09 pm
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No. Shoulder injury, I believe.

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January 25, 2022 9:11 pm
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Sore ankle. Not his shoulder. Not sure which I’d prefer honestly.

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January 26, 2022 4:04 am
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An ankle Boo boo !

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January 25, 2022 9:11 pm
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Second missed game due to an ankle injury of some kind.

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January 26, 2022 5:41 am
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Maybe he injured it by trying to run away from the team???

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January 25, 2022 8:54 pm

Me and the fam watching the game earlier:
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January 25, 2022 8:58 pm

Vivek is a delusional coward who is afraid to blow up this utter shit show.

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January 26, 2022 7:25 am
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Because he can’t afford to blow it up…he can’t afford an nba team

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January 26, 2022 8:34 am
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He stepped down from TIBCO several years ago, so he has nothing else to do besides own the Kings. Not only can he not afford an NBA team, he also can’t help but meddle in the team, because he has nothing else to do. A bored egomaniac is never a good thing.

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January 26, 2022 8:54 am
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This is a big part of it…if Vivek is not meddling, then he is sitting around staring at the walls. Just wait until his kids start getting more involved….they have been riding daddy’s coattails for years.

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January 25, 2022 9:09 pm

Ok, that’s enough sports for the year. Time to focus on my videogame backlog, fitness goals and functional alcoholism.

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January 25, 2022 9:15 pm

I think this is correct response and it’s exactly where I’m at. I just want to say, condolences for the Bills because that was brutal. I root for Josh Allen because he’s from the Central Valley and he’s incredible and I really wanted to see him win. Just a bummer and I feel awful for Bills fans.

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January 25, 2022 9:48 pm

It was a gut punch for sure. I’m still numb.

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January 26, 2022 6:06 am

Sorry about the Bills, BD. A heartbreaker.

But the future looks bright with a young and constantly improving franchise QB at the helm, who is pretty darn awesome.

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January 25, 2022 9:14 pm

Didn’t watch, didn’t check in throughout the evening, just sat down to see the results.

HOLY FUCK.

I’m so glad I spent the evening attending my high school alma mater where my daughter now attends to enjoy girls basketball. I enjoyed a great game against a rival, great culture, positive crowd, and a win. I much prefer ladies high school basketball more than I do out local professional men’s team.

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January 25, 2022 11:02 pm
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Good for you and thanks for making me feel like shit. ;(

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I’m starting to get very jealous of the fans who don’t watch these games.

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January 26, 2022 9:27 am
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Feel free to join us!

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January 26, 2022 4:07 am
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I tried to like women’s basketball but failed ! Good for you !

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January 26, 2022 7:14 am
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Swarming defenses, creative presses, 3 pt shooting, and just solid fundamental basketball. Kings could learn a thing or two from them.

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January 26, 2022 9:49 am
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The flow is great in HS games, without the tv timeouts. Really fun to watch.

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January 25, 2022 9:14 pm

Starting to feel like Monte is pretty clueless considering I just read your article about fit and now I’m thinking about how entering the year we were all wondering how this team would fit together because it looked so horribly constructed. This dude had a whole offseason to either make this team better or just give up and tank, instead he trotted out the same garbage with pieces that don’t go together. I’m not saying roster construction is easy, or every team would nail it, but I’m not seeing much competence from Monte when I dig deeper and as the season progresses. If he doesn’t do anything good at the deadline I’m basically putting him in the mediocre category with the rest of the coach and GM hires in Vivek era.

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January 25, 2022 11:03 pm
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One good trade! I dare you Monte

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January 26, 2022 3:19 am
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This is my feeling exactly. You could have hired my effing dog as GM and got the same results. Woof. The only difficult decision he has made was when he literally couldn’t make a decision about Bogi so he just did nothing. FML

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