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Chainmail: Submit your questions about the Sacramento Kings

Let's talk draft questions, CBA negotiations, NBA start dates, Monte McNair's new staff, and whatever else is on your mind!

Welcome back to Chainmail! We're here to chat about the recent rumors regarding Sacramento's interest in drafting a point guard in the lottery (De'Aaron Fox trade proposals anyone??????), random second round prospects who we should be falling in love with, the NBA's continued negotiations on a potential 2020-2021 start date and salary cap adjustments, and whatever else is on your mind!

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MaybeNextYear
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October 30, 2020 8:48 am

Tobias and Thybulle for Barnes and Joseph?

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October 30, 2020 11:10 am
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I’d prefer avoiding the league worst contracts. Especially ones that run more than 2-3 years.

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October 30, 2020 8:52 am

With the Jazz being sold for the whopping price of $1.6B, should the league once again consider expansion? Also, what do you think would be the buy in price for an expansion team? Lastly, which city or cities do you want to see expansion.

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October 30, 2020 9:49 am
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Vancouver!

…and Seattle

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October 30, 2020 10:02 am
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In this order*

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October 30, 2020 11:05 am
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San Diego is the largest media market without a team currently. But i like the idea of Vancouver. And Seattle is a clear option. I say bring two in the West. That way you could realign with something approaching a reasonable geographical outcome. Ie, Memphis not being in the West.

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October 30, 2020 11:39 am

How much interest would there be in a San Diego team given the relative proximity of the Lakers/Clippers, though?

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October 30, 2020 11:51 am

I think the better question is if the Lakers and Clippers allow a team to move to San Diego, same for Las Vegas. Those are their media markets.

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October 30, 2020 12:06 pm

Yeah, I actually don’t think San Diego is a great option. Partially for the reasons mentioned and partially because it simply isn’t a passionate sports town. Just pointing out that it’s a huge media market without a home team.

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October 30, 2020 11:50 am
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I’d actually really like to see the Northwest come back. Plus, the league could just move Minny and Memphis or N.O. to the East. Minny should be in the Central Division anyway.

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October 30, 2020 9:03 am

I’ve been waiting for the Kings to have a starting Power Forward since Webber. What does the draft look like in getting a prospect to replace our starting Backup Power Forwards parade of starters?

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October 30, 2020 9:04 am
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Starting level power forward?! By god, that’s the PatWill signal!

2020 NBA Draft Profile: Patrick Williams

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October 30, 2020 10:02 am
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Sorry, they said stating PF and not marginal NBA player who couldn’t make an impact against ranked teams 😛

Kidding, kidding.

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October 30, 2020 9:14 am

If the Kings go back to running and gunning at a fast pace (as they should), will Doug Christie call it AAU ball again?

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October 30, 2020 9:52 am

Has anyone here ever dressed up as Teen Wolf for Halloween?
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Any other bright ideas for a last minute costume?

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October 30, 2020 10:43 am
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October 30, 2020 11:55 am
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I had a friend pull together a quick costume one year by carrying around a baguette, wearing a black beret and painting his face like Paul Stanley. He was “French Kiss.”

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October 30, 2020 12:30 pm
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That’s what I’m talking about!

Nice. 🙂

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Hmmm, how about Gene Simmons instead of Paul Stanley? The long tongue could add to the French Kiss theme.

Just have to figure out how to stretch out your tongue. (Rolling pin?)

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October 30, 2020 2:33 pm
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I got you bro (although my actually costume got lost in the mail so I had to wear a JRich jersey instead):

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October 30, 2020 3:34 pm
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RORDOG for the win!

Now I know why you had 5 sorority sister roommates.

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October 30, 2020 9:23 pm
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Lol Larry Bird actually dated one of said sorority sisters for like 5 years after college. I believe this pic was taken at the Redroom in Santa Cruz though.

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October 30, 2020 9:54 am

McNair hires you tomorrow to figure out the Kings future strategy. He’s told you that he does not want to follow a 76ers style “process;” however, he’s also more concerned about building for the future and making the playoffs in 2-3 years than maximizing wins this year.

So what is the strategy you have for the type of team the Kings should be in 2-3 years? Who do you want to keep and what players do you try to trade or shed their salaries? And how do you juggle moving some veterans, while still making sure we are prepared to increase our wins in 2-3 years as opposed to risking bottoming out and relying on lottery luck for 4-5+ seasons?

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October 30, 2020 11:03 am
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I have WAY too many ideas on this. But I think a strategy that focuses on loading up on draft assets in 2021-2023 by trading our best assets and acquiring overpaid vets could theoretically have us competing for an 8th seed with those vets in the near term before transitioning to a younger, higher ceiling team as those picks are integrated could is the way to go.

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October 30, 2020 12:36 pm

Aside from getting good draft assets – who is in your “long term keep” versus let’s shed salary even if we get a pretty neutral return (i.e., would you trade Barnes or CoJo for a marginal 2nd round pick)?

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October 30, 2020 9:55 am

With cool new badges being distributed now like the OG badge, will there be a Nostradumbass badge for the previous winners? (I know that goes into StR territory, but I think it’d be a nice gesture!)

If not, can the last Nostradumbass winner (2x winner at that) get some breakfast instead?

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October 30, 2020 7:59 pm
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(I would’ve posted this sooner but my internet has been down all day and just came back up)

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October 30, 2020 9:56 am

The league starts the new season in January allowing fans in the stands (where legally allowed) at 30% capacity. Do you buy a ticket and go see a game?

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October 30, 2020 10:05 am

other scenario:

Kings make it to NBA Finals 2021, but the Pandemic is still in full swing. Tickets to G1C are available and affordable. Jimboy’s is on the menu and a Vivekbot will bring the meal to your seat.

Do you go? Or do you stay home and watch Contagion on Netflix?

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October 30, 2020 10:49 am
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Do we then worry about Pandemic’s or Vivekbot?
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October 30, 2020 11:01 am
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* xrzx-xrzx * “Sir, your mask is not over your face” *xrzx-xrzx *
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“I’m just taking a quick sip of my—”
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(ZAPP!!!!)

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October 30, 2020 11:30 am
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Looks like the bot behind her is reaching into her purse! Is that Vivek’s strategy for making up lost revenue?

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October 30, 2020 10:43 am

Nets trade question: for which one of their assistant would you trade Luke Walton, even if you have to throw in Bjelica as a sweetener?

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October 30, 2020 10:53 am
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Yes

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October 30, 2020 10:55 am
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Which one? I see at least 2.

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October 30, 2020 11:05 am

You can only take one. Don’t be greedy.

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October 30, 2020 11:07 am
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I mean, D’Antoni certainly fits the current roster’s skillset best.

But I may go with Ime.

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October 30, 2020 6:08 pm
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Definitely durant. Or doesn’t that count because he’d be a sometimes head coach? 😉

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October 30, 2020 11:15 am

This is for you @eddie41!

Dammit.

Okay, remedial Tweet embedding. Go!

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October 30, 2020 12:27 pm

He has more followers than I have.

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October 30, 2020 2:05 pm

The lack of trade rumors even prospect workouts since McNair took over has been pretty interesting. Do you think this is going to be a norm going forward with his FO or it’s more or less a product of a global pandemic induced environment?

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October 30, 2020 4:14 pm

Would the Hawks do a Buddy, Barnes and the 12th pick for the 6th pick? Kings trade up to draft Killian Hayes while the Hawks add a couple of veterans in order to make a playoff push.

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October 31, 2020 1:18 pm

Could a Buddy, Bagley, 12th pick and 2022 pick and maybe a few 2nd rounders for Beal and Hachimura be something the wizards would consider? Beal would ve a massive upgrade and Bagley cant stay healthy long enough to give any production but has much higher cieling than Hachimura.

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November 1, 2020 12:08 pm

If you were McNair would you stand pat, take pretty much the same roster into the coming season, giving everyone (including Walton) a fresh slate, and then re-evaluate?

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