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Kings 113 , Clippers 110: SACRAMENTO IS ABOVE .500!!!!!

The Kings do the damn things against the Clippers and De'Aaron Fox is the best player that has ever existed in the history of sports.

The Kings started their noon game in a somewhat sleepy back and forth with the Clippers, with no team really having the motivation to break out early. The second quarter saw LA draw a little separation and the ensuing constant blaring of the refs whistles on the Kings helped them keep that lead. The waning moments of the half saw the Kings pull ahead to finish with a 54-51 lead. The second half saw the Kings open up their own small cushion only to see the Clippers pull ahead in the waning seconds of the quarter. The entire fourth was back and forth with the Kings always managing to hold a point or two over the Clippers' heads. Fox was his clutch superstar self and Sacramento managed to hang on against the Clippers, winning 113-110.

De'Aaron Fox started off scoring eight quick points in the first quarter to get the Kings out and running early. He was an embarrassment of riches in the first half, getting anywhere he wanted in the paint. He scored 14 points in the first half, but wasn't done there. The leading man for the Kings was the best player on the floor today for either team and ended up with a scorching 36 points to go with 7 assists and  4 rebounds. The fourth quarter saw Fox hitting threes, defending his man at a high level and generally being a menace. With 40 seconds or so left and a one point lead, Fox maneuvered around Kawhi like he was a fence post and found Richaun Holmes for an open dunk. This proved to be the nail in the coffin for the Clippers who had to play the foul game from there.

Rookie Tyrese Haliburton is a savant. I know there's always hype around young guys outperforming their draft positions but Haliburton is making a lot of league execs look silly right now. Multiple times this afternoon he caught Kawhi Leonard looking the wrong way on his passes. While he had a fairly quiet first three quarters, Captain Clutch came into the fourth and immediately hit back to back threes to the give the Kings a 5 point lead, then a couple minutes later hit a beautiful runner to boot. The fourth quarter started with Kyle Guy, Hali running the guard spots and they actually ended up pushing the lead with Fox on the bench. Hali is unreal. going for 13 points, with 2 rebounds and 6 assists to add to it. Final note on him, He also casually hit a banker from well beyond half court and it was only a few tenths of a second too late to count. I'm starting to think a quarter can't legally end until Haliburton hits a shot.

Buddy Hield is finding ways to do things even when his shooting isn't there and that is a change that is pretty damn welcome. While he shot 1-6 from deep in the first half, he was mixing it up on the defensive end, grabbing offensive rebounds deep in the paint against the Clippers bigs. He grabbed 7 rebounds in the first half and tossed out 2 assists. This isn't to say the man didn't end up getting it done: Buddy ended up with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and hitting three shots from deep.

Harrison Barnes had his worst game in a long while and looked like the tradeable Barnes of old... Just kidding! While he only scored 4 points, he grabbed 12 rebounds and played valiant defense against Kawhi Leonard, who scored 20 points but did so with Barnes hounding him every second of the way. Richaun Holmes was likewise quiet, with 13 points and 10 rebounds, but was a damn pest in the paint. 

Marvin Bagley just missed out on a double double, adding 9 points and 10 rebounds but generally had another whisper quiet game in 21 minutes of action. Seven of those rebounds came in the first quarter and he did toss in another corner three that he likes so much, but his streak of meh play continues.

Random Notes on the Night

The Kings first 22 points of the game all came in the paint. I know some of that has to do with Ibaka being old and the Clippers being in the bottom 8 in blocks, but the Kings were just simply making contested shots. They didn't hit a shot from outside the key in the entire first quarter and wouldn't until 10:40 into the second quarter.

March 9th, 2019 was the last time the Kings were above .500 with this many games played. If you heard that snapping sound outside, that was my jaw shattering from the reflexive clenching that just occured.

Kyle Guy got 1st quarter minutes and hit a three early into the second quarter. He was also a part of a really decent stretch in the fourth that allowed Fox to rest on the bench for just awhile longer. Who says Walton isn't flexible? (Everyone.)

The Kings could not buy a bucket from deep, starting the game 2-12 from beyond the arc. To that point, Buddy had missed 17 straight threes dating back to yesterday's game until the closing minute of the second quarter.

Tyrese is second in the NBA in 4th quarter 3 point %, behind only Joe Harris. The kid is shooting 62.9% (!!) from deep in the fourth. Hot damn.

This win marked the first time the Kings have won the second game of a back to back this season.

Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday everyone!

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February 7, 2021 2:39 pm

Smashed the Clippers today!
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February 7, 2021 2:47 pm
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February 7, 2021 3:01 pm
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Passed right over LA without evening batting an eyelash!
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February 7, 2021 3:12 pm
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Boom. Clipped. Next.

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February 7, 2021 3:13 pm
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Mikki Moore!!!

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February 7, 2021 4:11 pm
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lol what is this

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February 7, 2021 4:35 pm
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Lol I have no idea. Let’s celebrate!

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February 7, 2021 3:22 pm
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February 7, 2021 2:46 pm

The Kings are getting perilously close to making a lot of people’s takes look really bad in hindsight. They’re not there yet, but I feel like we’re at the precipice.

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February 7, 2021 2:49 pm
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February 7, 2021 3:02 pm
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…Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see…comment image

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February 7, 2021 2:49 pm
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I’m more concerned they are making their coach look good

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February 7, 2021 3:00 pm
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True…one thing that probably can be identified as a bad take right now is the McNair was a fool not to resign Bogi for 72 million camp. He would be getting minimal minutes on this team or forcing Hali into a reduced role. If his minutes were reduced and his numbers look anything like they do now for the Hawks (injury aside) that contract is ROUGH to move.

Obviously I expect the Kings to come back to Earth some, but this does feel different than previous hot streaks because the Kings finally have a guy that can create and control the final 2 minutes of a game. Last two minutes get slow and deliberate and the Kings have not had a guy that could iso and get crunch time buckets (or fouls) consistently. Fox is doing that and then some recently. Cousins could never do that with success…even the glory teams had trouble at end of games sometimes. Bibby could hit clutch shots, but not your classic iso and get buckets at end of game guy. Almost every good to great team has that.

IF (Big IF, would like to see another 15-20 games of close to or this level) this is who Fox is…it makes all the other hot streak comparisons of the last 15 years moot. Different dynamic.

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February 7, 2021 4:16 pm
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It is a good point that Cousins never had a 4th quarter stretch like Fox has over the last 5 games, not even close. Always begging for calls, always forcing the issue, that was Cousins. The magnificence of Fox is they he can be in attack mode without begging for the foul, needing to get bailed out. (This is what Luka does by the way).

Fox confidence is buoyed by Haliburton. He has a “release valve” for getting the team into offense initiating sets, Haliburton allows Fox to play to the best of his ability.

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February 7, 2021 6:57 pm
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I like your take except for the fact that the Kings had three, maybe four, guys that could get clutch shots at the end of games. Bibby was the most “clutch” but Webber, Vlade, and Peja were all solid at the end of games. Bobby Jackson was another X factor in those days too. Doug Chirstie…well…he was good on D.

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February 7, 2021 7:38 pm
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Ehhh…could they hit clutch shots? Sure. but could they individually create late in shot clock or end game situations off the dribble? Not as well

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February 7, 2021 3:23 pm
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The Kings are The Fox getting perilously close to making a lot of people’s takes look really bad in hindsight. They’re not there yet, but I feel like we’re at the precipice.

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February 7, 2021 4:25 pm
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Imagine if we gave Bogi what he wanted. What a blunder that would have been.

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February 7, 2021 5:47 pm
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sometimes I imagine what if we got Divincenzo and also kept Tillman in the draft…

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February 7, 2021 6:30 pm
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The pain is real. When I judge McNair, those are the two knocks against him. He didn’t need to come to an agreement in principle with the Bucks 3 days before the start of free agency. There was literally no time constraint on that deal outside of the start of free agency. Tillman is still a TBD, but it looks like the Grizzlies got a steal.

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February 8, 2021 7:48 am
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This.

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February 7, 2021 2:47 pm

Everyone in the Pacific Division above .500….yikes. Feels good to be good though.

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February 7, 2021 2:48 pm

Fox is on another level! Loving how he’s taking over the games.

Also loved seeing Guy maximize his minutes. He worked well with The Steal.

Time to sit/trade CoJo.

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February 7, 2021 2:53 pm
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I’m really happy seeing Fox take it to the next level. I’m feeling great for his and Ty’s future together.

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February 7, 2021 2:55 pm
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Fox had Kawhi mesmerized in the 4th quarter!

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February 7, 2021 3:03 pm
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When Fox tore past Kawhi, leaving him flat-footed, it’s hard to not recognize his abilities.

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February 7, 2021 3:13 pm
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Ja Morant is who Amin Elhassan thinks Fox is.

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February 7, 2021 3:24 pm
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Amin’s take at the time was legit.

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February 7, 2021 3:40 pm
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€at the time€

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February 7, 2021 3:51 pm
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To be clear Morant and Fox are both stars, and no one knows which one will ultimately have a more impactful career. Amin just likes to pretend he’s smarter than everyone else.

(Related note: if you have a podcast don’t spend all your time talking about how dumb fans are based on your Twitter mentions. Nothing makes me shut off a pod faster than a person pretending Twitter replies are indicative of conventional fan wisdom)

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February 7, 2021 5:49 pm
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“Boy, Kings fans sure are–”

“–WE ARE NOT A MONOLITH!”

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February 8, 2021 12:52 pm
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lol

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February 8, 2021 9:48 am
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Yeah, I think Amin’s comment was just uncalled for and unrelated to the topic. He just took a cheap shot at a player to sound edgy and be cool, which is his entire persona. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a puerile troll off camera too

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February 8, 2021 12:49 am
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I understand Amin’s point (even though I didn’t agree with it). He basically was saying that it was a joke and that Morant is younger and on a better team. Last offseason, that was true.

However; the way Amin reacted was awful and I completely lost respect for him.

  1. He took issue with the fans (who wasn’t a fan at some point in their lives, even him?).
  2. He questioned De’Aaron’s manhood and insecurities. You can talk like that in the front office behind closed doors (which Amin was)…but you can’t talk like that in public, in the press, or to a grown man’s face. Know your audience.
  3. He talked a lot of garbage about the city of Sacramento. I liked what was written in another thread…unless you’re from here or live here, you don’t get to talk poorly about a city. We get to hate on Sacramento because we also love it. He had no idea what he was talking about and we have every right to be angry for what he said.

I actually had more issue with Amick on the Habershow. Amin called Sacramento a cowtown, boring, and was talking a lot of garbage. Amick just blamed it on little brother syndrome/frustrated at losing. He had every chance to stand up for the city of Sacramento immediately, especially living here.

As fans, we can respect someone if they talk poorly on a player’s game (even De’Aaron)…but don’t talk poorly about us fans or our city. As a member of the national media dependent on fans-this is not professional.

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February 7, 2021 3:15 pm
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Also, when are we getting DaQuan Jeffries back? Would love to see what he would do with this 2nd unit.

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February 7, 2021 9:32 pm
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The Steal!

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the magnificence of this nickname? This is the first I’ve seen it used anywhere.

A player of Tyrese’s caliber clearly deserves a nickname of commensurate excellence and evidently someone has come up with it.

I don’t know if you coined this or not Buffer, but if so, you deserve a special TKH merit badge all your own IMO. If not, I think it’s great that you’re trying to perpetuate it.

Have always loved NBA nicknames, from the amusing (The Microwave, The Round Mound of Rebound, White Chocolate, The Stifle Tower/French Rejection) to the profound/dramatic (The Answer, Magic, The Truth, The Dream) to the nicknames that just perfectly capture some unique characteristic or reputational trait of the player to whom they’re attributed (The Admiral, The Glove, The Iceman, The Mailman).

“The Steal” has a little of all of that. From the havoc he causes in passing lanes to how far he fell in the draft, it’s really just about as good a nickname as I think anyone’s going to ever suggest. (So let’s roll with it, shall we!? How do we make this a thing?)

So long as I’m ranting about Tyrese’s nickname… the alternatives are all pretty meh, let’s be honest.

“Hali” is not so much a nickname as an abbreviation, like calling Bogdanovic “Bogie” or Papagiannis “Papa”. Or even if it is a nickname, it’s boring and uninspired. Same with “Rese”.

BTW I’m convinced that every time Doug says something like “Hali.. very, very nice”, he is convinced that his audience finds the rhyme with “Halle Berry” to be clever. (for the record, we don’t.)

“Burt” is just silly, has nothing to do with anything, and makes me think of Sesame Street.

“Ty Ballgame” doesn’t at all capture Haliburton’s winning nature; not to mention play-by-play commentators using it with any regularity could potentially lead to mass confusion.

What others have been suggested? Rese Lightning? The Something Cyclone?

C’mon TKH folks.. he’s obviously going to be an historic player and the nickname that will catch on when he becomes a household name will likely have started right here.

It’s on US to get this right!

#TheSteal
#ReseROY
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February 8, 2021 9:25 am

…and The Rock!

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February 8, 2021 10:16 am

“We will Stop the Steal!”

-The NBA and other delusional people

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February 7, 2021 2:50 pm

Marvin Bagley is not long for this team and is ironically the odd man out fit wise.

When Walton put Metu in the game I think that sealed it. And honestly the only reason I think he’s still starting at all is because there might be some leftover residue of trying to justify the #2 pick.

It’s not just his defense, in 4th quarters he can’t be trusted not to make mindless iso plays that might as well be fast-break turnovers for the other team.

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February 7, 2021 2:53 pm

BREAKING! Kings look great, win six of seven while Marvin Bagley’s minutes and role diminishes.

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February 7, 2021 3:02 pm
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Marvin lives rent free in your head lol what did he ever do to you?

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February 7, 2021 6:03 pm
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Um, sucked from the day he got here while the guy we should have drafted became an All-NBA First Team selection in two years at the ripe old age of 21?

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February 7, 2021 7:07 pm

No shit. But he comes on here after every game, win or lose, talking about Marvin. I just wanna know if MB3 is paying rent or?

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February 7, 2021 3:02 pm
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I saw a comment today that the Kings started 2-9 because they allowed Bagley to do the high-usage things that he thinks God blessed him to do…

Blessed him to do personally…

Like Bagley thinks God descended from the heavens in a chariot of light with a cadre of angels and spoketh to him of his gifts.

But now they’ve decreased his usage heavily and it seems like they’ve actively avoiding dumping the ball to him whenever they get the chance.

I wonder if Charlotte would do a Bagley-Bridges swap straight up? I think that would fit (ironic, isn’t it?) the roster better than what is. Or hell, Bjelica is still rotting on the bench here if you need 20 minutes of traditional 4 to start the game.

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February 7, 2021 3:05 pm

Bjelica is in no way, shape, or form, a traditional 4. Kings started slow because they couldn’t defend a cone and Fox wasn’t playing like he is now. Marvin’s lack of usage has been a nice development as the season has gone on, but it’s kind of chicken shit to say that’s the whole reason they’re playing better.

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February 7, 2021 4:33 pm

Miles Bridges for Marvin Bagley? Hmm, I dont hate it.

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February 7, 2021 6:04 pm
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I’d take Todd Bridges for Pervis Bagley, straight up.

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February 7, 2021 6:48 pm

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February 7, 2021 11:25 pm
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February 7, 2021 2:56 pm

Yes, He, CoJo, and Whiteside are the odd fits on this roster.

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February 7, 2021 4:42 pm
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Well you are 1 out of 2, and his name is CoJoSlo!

The Kings are 10-5 in games Whiteside plays. Technically they are 10-6 but the one loss was a game Whiteside played 3 minutes in garbage time so I think it is fair to exclude him from this game when he did not have a decent chance to exert an effect.

If you think Whiteside is an “odd fit” on this roster, you frankly need to watch basketball for another decade or two then get back to me with all due respect.

There is always place on a team for a GIANT player who sets picks gets rebounds alive, swats weak shit, deters opponents from driving to the cup, and have a nice touch and a tocuh of nasty about him.

It is also clear teammates are buoyed by his presence on the floor, how do fans not see this!?!? If he imperfect, yes. If he relatively slow, yes. But he has a nice touch and nice feel for the game and only immature observers of the NBA do not see this.

Do you know when Whiteside is less effective? It is when a SCRUB like CoJoSlo tries to overinvolve him and defer to him too much because he is so limited as a player.

Whiteside is not Patrick Ewing in his prime but Joseph will sometimes defer to him as if he were because of him own limitations as an offense player. What I am saying is self-evident to any long-time NBA observer.

All the critics came out the woodwork when Whiteside had two bad games on the road trip, now they are silent. Cmon guys, give credit where credit is due.

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February 7, 2021 5:12 pm
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“Do you know when Whiteside is less effective? It is when a SCRUB like CoJoSlo tries to overinvolve him and defer to him too much because he is so limited as a player.”

So you made my point for me. He also has no long term future here clearly. He checks out mentally a lot or gets complacent, as evidenced by his lazy passes for turnovers lately. On a team built around guards that run fast and play with high energy, that GIANT player who sets picks should resemble someone like Stephen Adams, who looked damn good playing with Westbrook. Bonus points if they can shoot. This is the only negative comment I ever made about Whiteside and I thought I was just stating the obvious. No need for animosity over an obvious placeholder on our roster.

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February 7, 2021 5:19 pm
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I don’t understand your point. Whiteside is good. He is slow and deliberate but he’s good. CoJo is a TRASH player. Do you disagree? Whiteside can play. CoJo cannot play. Every offensive set that involves CoJo is a tedious mess. He doesn’t belong on the floor. Whiteside has a nasty streak, I love it, he can catch on finish, and rejects weak shit. He sucks in rebounds in his vicinity. CoJo pounds the ball and hopes not to embarass himself. How can you refute any of this, I don’t think you can.

Kyle Guy was not even that good today, and still showed he should be in the game over CoJoSlo.

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February 7, 2021 5:34 pm
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I agree with you on CoJo. And I do understand Whiteside’s role. I believe every team needs a Whiteside at a minimum. I just think he’s an odd fit for this roster. I don’t think he needs to be traded, but I think we do need to upgrade from him in the offseason. A Richaun Holmes with Whiteside’s size would be a godsend for this roster.

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February 7, 2021 6:14 pm
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How is he an “odd fit’ when he provides us with defense when our defense sucks? Did you see Bagley, aka Badly, try to play defensive center for us? He couldnt do it.

And the numbers speak for themselves. 10-5 with games Whiteside played, except for the 3 minutes in garbage time.

Okay lets do the math, thats a 2 out 3 or .666 winning percentage in games with Whiteside. What is your problem again, please enlighten me!

10-5 with Whiteside
2-6 without Whiteside

We have problem with CoJoSlo, Badly and Yield not Whiteside!

Again Whiteside is not perfect but he can play with positive effect.

Whiteside is beast moding to the best of his ability, join the club of believers, we welcome you!

#WhitesideBelievers 🙂

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February 7, 2021 5:47 pm
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Whiteside is good? There’s a reason he led the league in blocks and signed for the minimum

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February 7, 2021 5:39 pm
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I’ll give credit to Whiteside for looking OK yesterday. Today he looked garbage again. He’s a mixed bag. For every one decent game there’s 3 bad games. Even with that I I don’t mind his role, he’s an upgrade over Len, but he should have a shorter leash imo

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February 7, 2021 6:33 pm
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But the team is 10-5 games Whiteside played less the game in which he got 3 minutes gargage time when the outcome was decided.

So how does that fit with your 3 bad game out of 4 game assesment? We have won 2 out of 3 or .666 games Whiteside has played while you contend he has lost us in 75% games he played? Do you like to ignore facts stats and numbers?

I dont like to ignore reality, I like to confront it, maybe you feel otherwise!

Whiteside is not the problem. CoJoSlo is the Problem. Badly aka Bagley is the Problem. Buddy Yield is the Problem. Whiteside is inserted into the game to remedy the aforementioned problems. Go ahead and try to refute me then we will simultaneously watch the games as you are disproven.

Here is the thing.

I want to be disproven wrong. I don’t mind. If I can learn something, great! Because I am interested in truth, that is all. I am interested in truth, and what I am telling you is my perception of the most likely truth. Lets see how it plays out. If I am wrong I am first to admit but I doubt it because I am right almost always …

Being right is my focus, not for ego, but bc what is alternate preference?!

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February 7, 2021 7:09 pm
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Lol wtf

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February 7, 2021 7:13 pm
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(To add..good lord I’ve never rolled my eyes harder than when I read your conceded posts)

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February 7, 2021 9:33 pm
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Buddy Yield? HAHAHHAHA! That is almost as good as Folly, need to start using that.

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February 8, 2021 8:20 am
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first of all, your nicknames are worse than Trump’s. Please stop.

Second of all, Whiteside is not good. He has been effective for Sacramento because he is a very large human and the Kings have been using him well. They keep him parked in the paint, but he still does the Whiteside thing of not contesting shooters in the pick and roll and trying to chase blocks. They’ve managed to minimize his flaws.

It is possible for him to be a mediocre player yet still be somewhat effective, but don’t count on it lasting. Miami and Portland both got tired of him for many reasons.

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February 8, 2021 9:08 am
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I wouldn’t go so far as to call CoJo a “scrub”, but our household nickname for him is “Corey Dribble”, so I guess I’m a hypocrite.

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February 7, 2021 11:14 pm
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Check that kings record when Whiteside gets significant minutes vs when he doesn’t

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February 8, 2021 12:03 pm
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When Whiteside plays more than 12 minutes, the Kings are 9-2.
When Whiteside DNPs or plays less than 12 minutes, the Kings are 3-9.

I’ve said it many times. Whiteside has limitations. He is not good offensively. It is often ugly. He is slow.

However, he is an above average defensive center. He rebounds well. He blocks and changes shots. He scores efficiently (even if it is ugly). He can help if Holmes is struggling with a big center.

He provides the Kings what they need, someone to help keep the game close while the starters get rest.

With all the losing I have watched over the years, if Whiteside playing 15-20 minutes a game means wins I will take it.

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February 7, 2021 4:30 pm

I think you are reading too much into this. A decision was made 2-3 weeks ago not to play Bagley at center. Narrowing his responsibility is just a strategy to get him to try to facilitate his development by not asking him to play two positions.

Bagley is having a disappointing year but today actually was a bit of a bounceback after his horrid game against the Nuggets.

The only thing I can say optimistically, which I said before, is Bagley might have thought he was on the fast track to stardom with a healthy stretch. Well, that did not materialize. So he got a dose of reality, the unforgiveness and harsheness of the league. And he has watched a rookie blossom into a star while he flounders.

Haliburton is everything Bagley was advertised to be in terms of an impact player but wasn’t.

So this adveristy can maybe wake him up to the effort and commitment it takes to be great. Maybe he thought it was going to be easy, his one-sided athleticism would carry the day. That notion has been stone cold refuted. Thats not so bad if you are mentally strong.

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February 7, 2021 6:07 pm
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Whiteside is a good player and we are lucky he signed with us.

There, fixed that rambling exchange for you guys.

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February 7, 2021 2:54 pm

Fox is a superstar.

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February 7, 2021 3:26 pm
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The last ten games or so. Let’s see more before jumping to conclusions.

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February 7, 2021 3:55 pm
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I’ve seen every game of his pro career. That’s my conclusion.

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February 7, 2021 4:44 pm
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He destroyed Kawhi Leonard today. If he can destroy Kawhi, who can’t he destroy?

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February 7, 2021 10:30 pm
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Whiteside…obviously

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February 7, 2021 5:03 pm
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I would say that if you’ve seen every game of his career then until the last few weeks you drew the wrong conclusion. But that’s great thing about these discussions. Players can improve and become something they weren’t before.

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February 7, 2021 4:43 pm
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Otis would like to have a word with you. 🙂

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February 7, 2021 5:02 pm
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It’s always good to avoid throwing shade at a fellow commenter if you’re not responding directly to them. A) none of us are experts, and 2) how would you feel if someone called you out randomly based on something you said previously?

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February 7, 2021 5:20 pm
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I like Otis, he seems like a good guy. I mean no harm.

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February 7, 2021 5:21 pm
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And you can speak for yourself, thank you, because I am an EXPERT on all things Kings.

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February 7, 2021 5:50 pm
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You definitely get your money’s worth on a per words written basis.

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February 7, 2021 6:04 pm
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I don’t know what that means. I am here for fun and intellectual stimulation, I feel I get that most of the time….

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February 7, 2021 6:09 pm
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I’m sure you do

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February 7, 2021 6:35 pm
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I am having fun, how about you?

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February 7, 2021 7:47 pm
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February 7, 2021 5:27 pm
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February 7, 2021 2:54 pm

Now that the game’s over, enjoy the Super Bowl in about 30 minutes, guys and gals. Although I personally never watch the Super Bowl unless the Niners are in it. 😛

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February 7, 2021 3:06 pm
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Fox is our Mahomes!

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February 7, 2021 6:57 pm
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Brady!

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February 7, 2021 7:26 pm
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Montana!

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February 8, 2021 12:27 am
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That comment didn’t age gracefully.

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February 8, 2021 9:28 am
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Yeah, ouch. 🙁

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February 7, 2021 3:26 pm
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Niners = Lakers

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February 7, 2021 5:05 pm
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I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Peach’s has a terrible take.

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February 7, 2021 2:57 pm

Hot take: The Sacramento Kings are playing their best stretch of games since the mid-2000s !

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February 7, 2021 2:59 pm

WE’RE ON OUR WAY!

™« You know I’m a dreamer
But my heart’s of gold
I had to run away high
So I wouldn’t come home low

Just when things went right
It doesn’t mean they were always wrong
Just take this song and you’ll never feel
Left all alone

Take me to your heart
Feel me in your bones
Just one more night
And I’m comin’ off this
Long and winding road

I’m on my way
I’m on my way
Holmes sweet Holmes ™«

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February 7, 2021 4:21 pm
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I will literally* fight whoever downvoted this

*metaphorically

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February 7, 2021 4:33 pm
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It was the combined energy of Pam Anderson, Heather Locklear, the surviving members of Hanoi Rocks, Elektra Records, Axl Rose, the people of Greensboro, NC, myriad tour managers, that bouncer that Nikki Sixx called the n-word and had the audience attack, KISS, Kid Rock, hotel cleaning staff, and about a thousand other people.

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February 7, 2021 5:09 pm

Axl Rose is sick I don’t know about all that other stuff

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February 7, 2021 6:00 pm
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Guns n Roses are your band? They underachieved.

Appetite for Destruction was great, I listened to it countless times, then what happened? They put out a crap double album. Axls ego got the best of him, and they either could not produce or or put out a lot of pretentious crap. How many years did we wait for Chinese Democracy, a joke of an album.

Axl has a screechy limited vocal range so he should be commended for getting as far as he did. Then his ego sabotaged his own creative potential with his bandmates. Tool did the same thing by the way, a potential legendary band who flamed out too fast too soon. Maynard James Keenan, another potential legend who fumbled and f*cked himself.

How do I tie this back to the Kings? Unrealized potential. Ego in the way. Unable to get out of the way of their ego and confornt reality. Buddy and Badly have ego in the way. There are bands since Guns n Roses who did let their ego get in the way:

> Heart of a Coward
> Architects
> Bury Tomorrow
> Northlane
> Wolves at the Gate

If you like heavy music like Guns n Rose, try these bands they will blow you away. These bands are what Axl and Guns n Roses culd have become if they did not get lost in the fame and groupies, just like what NBA players could become if they do not get lost in the fame and the groupies.

Axl Rose is a failure in the same way Willie Cauley Stein is a failure, isnt that interesting, two guys with unique talent from divergent pursuits yet so similar in their underwhelming output. Use it or lose it!

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February 7, 2021 6:06 pm
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Ugh…again, none of us are experts.

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February 7, 2021 6:36 pm
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I am an expert. Do you want me to count the ways?

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February 7, 2021 6:41 pm
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if you would just type €œI know everything€ it would save so much time.