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Kings 115, Bucks 128: Welp, that was a basketball game – Kings drop 7th in a row

Welcome to a recap of a basketball game.

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Sacramento Kings 128-115 Sunday night in a game defined by another dismal performance by the defense, specifically in the second quarter when the Bucks outscored them 42-31.

It is the Kings seventh loss in a row.

By the end of the second quarter the Kings found themselves down 70-56 and in a similar position they have found themselves in time after time.

The Kings had no answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo going to the paint and sent him to the line for 24 shots, he made 19 of those. He finished the game with 38 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and a whopping +29. Tyrese Haliburton led the Kings in scoring with 23 points to go along with 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block. DaQuan Jeffries also had a nice game with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.

The Kings made a slight run in the third quarter with the Bucks cooling off from the field, but they kept missing threes (they finished 12-33 from three as a team) and the Bucks began hitting shots again with Antetokounmpo off the floor. A few nice plays from Haliburton and a nice look-off fake for a driving layup by Kyle Guy were some bright spots in the third.

The Kings were down 99-82 after three.

Guy's impressive play continued into the fourth quarter as the three guard lineup of him, Haliburton and Joseph got the ball moving from side to side. (Guy finished with 9 points in 9 minutes.) Midway through the fourth with Antetokounmpo and De'Aaron Fox re-entering the game, the Bucks still had a 113-96 lead.

Jeffries continued his solid performance by playing within the flow of the game and taking what came to him. Haliburton also kept draining threes and floaters late in the game, doing what he could to give the team some life. The Bucks are just simply too efficient offensively and familiar with each other for a defense like the Kings to put up much of a fight though.

The Kings had six players (Marvin Bagley, Richaun Holmes, Fox, Hield, Jeffries and Haliburton) score in double digits. Fox finished with 13 points and 10 assists. Holmes (it was nice to see him back) finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Here are some other notes:

No Nemanja

Despite his recent productive play, Nemanja Bjelica didn't get any run in this game even with Holmes being in foul trouble. Instead, Jabari Parker logged 16 minutes, scoring 6 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

Buddy Struggles

Hield just flat out doesn't look like the Buddy we always used to feel confident about when the ball left his hands on a shot. Tonight, he went 2-10 from three and 3-13 from the floor. He did go to the line for six free throws and made five of them.

Rebounding

The Bucks out-rebounded the Kings 56-43.

The Big Ragu

The almost-King, Donte DiVincenzo, had a nice scoring night €“ 7-12 for 16 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 block.

Next Up

The Kings will take on the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday. Are they any good?

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TheGrantNapear
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February 21, 2021 9:03 pm

Tanks!

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February 21, 2021 9:07 pm

In a world rocked by a one in a century pandemic, at least we have normalcy in Kings fandom…

http://www.tankathon.com/

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February 21, 2021 10:28 pm
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A half game from the fourth worst record.
Extremely mpressive considering the current top 3 worst teams are pretty much locks (det, cle, minny).

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February 21, 2021 9:15 pm

No trades will probably happen until after the ASB. Kings will play out this stretch Nets, Knicks, Hornets, Pistons, Lakers, Blazers. 3-3 is optimistic. 2-4 is probably what happens.

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February 21, 2021 9:31 pm
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I think trade pieces (barnes, buddy, holmes, belly) sit a few key games like Knicks and hornets and we only win the Pistons game.

Full tank is in great by McNair at this point.

He is going to try and stack youth and picks around fox, hali and Bagley (he’ll give him until at least the next deadline).

It’d be a massive play if we could get Robert Williams (C) and Nesmith (SF) from Boston.

Build around a legit youth lineup with real potential in:

Fox
Hali
Nesmith
Bagley
Williams

Backup youth:
Guy
Ramsey
Jefferies
Woodard
Metu

Let those ten soak up MASSIVE minutes after the break.

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February 21, 2021 9:45 pm
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Getting Timelord and Nesmith for Barnes or Buddy is one of the trades I really like.

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February 21, 2021 9:51 pm

It’d be barnes, they don’t want buddy.

I agree, would be a huge get and almost perfect trade for both teams

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February 21, 2021 10:30 pm
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I’d prefer a 1st to Nesmith. Haven’t seen anything from Nesmith that really intrigues me.

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February 21, 2021 10:33 pm
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Go to the Boston boards, he has been playing much better defense of late and his shot is too good not to translate. Their first is going to be deep in the 20s. Give me Nesmith

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February 22, 2021 8:24 am
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Nesmith has negligible value now. Probably offers nothing more than what Justin James offers. And people are saying his IQ and awareness is bad.

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February 22, 2021 9:37 am
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If you think Nesmith and Justin James offer the same value to nba GM’s you have zero clue on nba value 😂

Terrible take

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February 22, 2021 1:19 pm
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Guy never won a single SEC game. 0 and 20. Bad team defender, so not sure how that helps on D. No playmaking ability either. Got drafted in the best possible situation and he’s squandering that opportunity, so not sure why one would think he’d fare better with the Kings. He’s a hot potato. Boston would rather give him away because they can find a better free agent for 3.5 million.

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February 22, 2021 11:10 am
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I’d rather have a 1st as well. I expect that Boston pick to end up in the early 20s and there are going to be people available there that I would prefer over Nesmith. That said, Nesmith clearly has value and isn’t a bad return in any way. Really, any €œpick-two€ combination of Williams, Nesmith, and 1st(s) would be fine by me.

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February 22, 2021 11:29 am

Williams is probably my top trade target from a “who has the most potential upside but is also gettable” perspective.

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February 21, 2021 9:22 pm

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February 21, 2021 9:32 pm
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February 21, 2021 9:22 pm

Try listing the winning team’s score first, even if the Kings lose, like every other sports reporting outlet in the world.

Only soccer moms say their team’s score first regardless of outcome … €œthey won us 2-4 but we all got to have a rice krispy treat after the game.€

So like this … Bucks 128, Kings 115

As for the game/state of the team at the moment … WTF

Remember when we were .500 and looking like we turned the corner … good times.

Oh well, at least Haliburton had a good game.

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February 21, 2021 10:31 pm

Oddly enough I agree with this eventhough I didn’t notice it upon initial reading.

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February 22, 2021 2:15 pm

I think the Kings should give us all Rice Krispie treats after games

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February 21, 2021 9:31 pm

The tank marches on. I’m assuming they’ll play a competitive game again at some point but probably not until they’re fully healthy again.

Haliburton is good. Fox looks disinterested and/or hurt. Daquan continues to look like a real NBA player which is cool.

On to the next one.

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February 21, 2021 9:44 pm

I think Fox tweaked his hip late in the Memphis game when there was no point in still having him in the game. He was wincing and rubbing at his hip as he limped up the court. Since then, he has not shown his normal explosiveness.

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February 21, 2021 9:51 pm
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Yeah tonight he barely attacked the rim in the second half and something seems off. I think he’s still pretty inconsistent but this seems like a little more than that. Either way it’s uuuuuuuuugly right now.

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February 21, 2021 9:42 pm

The fact you can just dribble cross court into another player, and they get called for a foul is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen. What a shit show that first quarter was for the refs. Just a real joy killer. Cue up the replays of both Bagley and Holmes venting after those dumb ass calls.

Bagley isn’t €œas much€ a liability now. His jumper looks pretty damn sweet.

Fox is no all star.

Buddy, worst contract in the NBA?

I’ve seen enough. Draper is better than Jones. He’s actually got some critique in him which is nice.

Doug sure likes to say €œput him in the hole€ a lot. It’s only one word from, €œput him in the books.€
((((((sigh))))).

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February 21, 2021 9:53 pm
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Man I couldn’t disagree more on the Draper/Jones thing. He’s unlistenable for me. I just can’t stand it. His energy is so high for a team that’s so awful. If there’s critique I must’ve missed it. All I hear is him cheering every made basket down 20.

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February 21, 2021 9:57 pm

That’s wild. I feel like Jones is WAY more amped up than Draper.

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February 21, 2021 11:18 pm
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Yeah I don’t know Draper just drives me insane. Most of what Doug says is barely intelligible but I feel like Jones is doing a bit during Kings games so it doesn’t bother me much. Plus when they actually do something noteworthy, I feel like he usually nails the call.

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February 22, 2021 6:39 am
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Agree Marty. Feel like Draper actually tones Doug down a bit, and Jones revs him up.

Regardless, Christie is the weakest link here.

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February 21, 2021 9:59 pm

Making y’all miss grant haha 😂

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February 21, 2021 11:19 pm
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Oh boy that is definitely not the case lol. I do miss Jerry though! Have I mentioned how much I love that we have him on TKH?

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February 21, 2021 10:06 pm

Same. Draper seems like a color guy. I’m not sold on his play by play. Jones seems more apt at leading the game with Doug as color.

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February 21, 2021 10:34 pm
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Grant and Jerry > DC, Draper, Jones

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February 21, 2021 11:19 pm
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I mean, Jerry>>>>>>>>>>>>Everybody else

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February 22, 2021 12:56 am
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Grant is way better than these two clowns

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February 22, 2021 10:51 am
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Grant had a lot of skill as an announcer. Unfortunately, he’s such a turd on a personal level that it became impossible to separate his skill from his stench.

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February 22, 2021 12:19 pm
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I will say I do prefer Grant’s delivery on the broadcast than Jones/Draper. Beyond that I don’t have much to say about Grant.

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February 22, 2021 6:40 am
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That’s all Jerry. He could carry any of these guys.

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February 21, 2021 11:15 pm
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Yeah this is a really good point. I feel like it’s just both of them being really excited and nobody is actually calling the game.

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February 21, 2021 11:53 pm

Yes. Felt like Cummingham(?) was only real play by play guy. Doug was better w him too cause Dougs b-ball analysis is good. Jerry was the best.

I listened to Milwaukee announcers. So nice to not hear the constant propping up of Bagley. Meanwhile he’s getting manhandled by Portis when it mattered.

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February 21, 2021 11:32 pm
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Trying to keep up with Doug’s constant shilling must be exhausting.

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February 22, 2021 6:37 am
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Jones is better than Draper. But Draper is better with Christie.

They really should just put Doug in the studio or on the radio with Gary. Hell, let Kayte do the color with Jones.

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February 22, 2021 7:25 am
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I had never thought about this, but you may have nailed it. Is it possible that Kayte and Doug just need to switch spots?

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February 22, 2021 7:56 am

I’ve thought Kayte and Coz could be a good duo to call the games.

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February 22, 2021 8:58 am

Kayte would 100% be better than Doug. I wish she would spend less time trying to please players and her bosses, because she’s got a good basketball mind, and she’s also a good broadcaster.

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February 22, 2021 10:06 am
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You’ve been smoking the good shit again, haven’t you Spackler?

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February 22, 2021 11:55 am
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I don’t thing you’re wrong Carl, but I think it’s a little unfair to Kayte to just assume she’d be great at color. It is a skill and we just don’t know.

I wouldn’t bet against her though, and just by removing Doug it would be better. Whoever just said Koz and Kayte might be on to something, I’m 100% down for that. I used to work with Koz on HPL live and I straight up love that dude. I’m in.

SunBreakTheDawn
February 21, 2021 9:47 pm

Young players are finally getting some run. Too bad Metu is hurt, now could’ve been a great stretch for him. Glad to see Woodard II and Ramsey playing well in the bubble. Another losing season but I’m feeling good about it.

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February 21, 2021 10:12 pm

Yes! And they are slowly bringing Parker along, but I bet he’ll be starting in two to three weeks time. He should be in the best shape of his life again by then, just like in the preseason.

It will be fascinating to see what we have in him. He didn’t fall down on his first defensive play this time, so the progress is clear!

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February 22, 2021 6:43 am
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HKKF’d

Don’t get the satirical response to SBTD’s post but ok.

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February 22, 2021 7:17 am
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Satire and cynism are my default coping mechanisms with most Kings related issues.

Specificially in relation to the hapiness with the youth movement, it’s not hard to be satirical when guys like CoJo, Whiteside and Parker get significant burn. Also, with all due respect to Metu, Woodard and Ramsey, I bellieve that their chances of being significant contributors on a contender are not great. But I could be wrong.

My optimism about this losing season will be contingent on what this team will look like after the trade deadline.

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February 22, 2021 8:56 am
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Hey any and all coping mechanisms to put up with kings fandumb are approved. I just didn’t get a sense of unbridled optimism from sbtd’s post but that’s ok. It sure feels to me like we are still 2 years away from being 2 years away (from being 2 years away…oh dear).

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February 21, 2021 9:49 pm

I guess we’ll enjoy that #8 pick and call it a day. Back to regularly scheduled programming.

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February 21, 2021 9:53 pm
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We are vaulting up the tankathon rankings don’t you worry

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February 22, 2021 6:41 am
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LOL. All you Charlie Browns think you’re going to get to kick the football this time.

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February 22, 2021 9:39 am
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Great take dotis

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February 22, 2021 9:57 am
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“dotis”
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February 22, 2021 11:01 am
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It will be interesting to see if McNair is willing to do what it takes to maximize their lottery odds. Like does he consider a less than optimal trade package for Barnes based on the added benefit of obtaining a few more ping pong ball combinations?

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February 22, 2021 11:19 am
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I think we are going to find out what Monte’s larger plan is in the next couple weeks. My guess is he’d be fine moving Buddy for next to nothing but that he’ll want at least something back for Barnes.

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February 22, 2021 11:45 am

Yeah it will definitely be interesting to see how aggressive McNair is in the next month. I’m actually kinda surprised he’s basically only made one trade so far.

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February 21, 2021 9:55 pm
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We’re tied for fifth at the moment which I right around where I pegged them before the season. My guess is they finish somewhere between 3 and 7 but with the flattened lottery odds that’s fine.

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February 21, 2021 9:57 pm

After McNair trades some vets I feel pretty good about being top 5

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February 21, 2021 11:21 pm
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Yeah I think this roster is real bad and we’ll be right around a top-5 lotto spot when all is said and done. Plus as you said, the trades are coming.

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February 21, 2021 11:34 pm
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If Monte can get some value for an injured HB or an awful buddy, he would really impress me.

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February 22, 2021 12:28 am
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Barnes value is easy. Buddy value would be impressive lol

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February 21, 2021 10:06 pm

I suddenly realized who had the most to gain by prematurely leaking the Bogi S&T; Donte DiVicenzo! That way he could avoid going from a contender to the Kangz, from Cream City to Bball Hell.

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February 21, 2021 10:18 pm
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Yeah, if not him, maybe his agent…?

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February 21, 2021 11:09 pm
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$6M a year might have done it.

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February 21, 2021 10:14 pm

Vlade left a mess behind so I ain’t even mad, as long as McNair and Co. can continue to assemble solid talent with our picks.

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February 21, 2021 10:22 pm

Here’s the obligatory “thanks _____” (Greg, in this case) post. I gave up and turned to Always Sunny a few minutes into the third quarter. You had to listen to the final buzzer. God’s work.

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February 21, 2021 10:34 pm

This was a non-épico game. I did not slap like.
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February 21, 2021 10:53 pm

TWolves fired Saunders.

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February 21, 2021 10:55 pm
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And hired an assistant from the Raptors.

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February 22, 2021 7:55 am
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Without giving associate head coach/defensive coordinator David Vanterpool at least an interim look. He was previously an assistant with Portland, and here’s what Lillard and McCollum had to say:

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/damian-lillard-cj-mccollum-question-timberwolves-decision-to-pass-over-david-vanterpool-for-coaching-job/

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February 21, 2021 11:02 pm

Welp at least we will get a decent pick hopefully.

I do agree that basketball isn’t fun for this team anymore. Whether that’s injuries, fatigue, tremendous lack of talent, lack of confidence, poor chemistry, who knows…but the kings are not having fun and it shows in their lack of defense and energy. Honestly, it’s made the games almost unwatchable. When the energy spark is Joseph, Whiteside, or Bjelly (in previous games)…that’s not good.

Until a trade happens that sparks this team, Luke Walton gets fired, or they somehow are gifted with extra practice time again-this is going to be a loooooooong 2nd half of a season.

There could be winning habits developing while losing…but it doesn’t look like that is happening anymore. That’s the discouraging thing.

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February 21, 2021 11:20 pm
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McNair should have his sights on some assistant coaches already. Pull the trigger on some trades, fire Walton, hire his new coach from a pool of successful assistants, then let the new guy work with the youth the entire second half of the season and discuss the roster in the off-season

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February 21, 2021 11:23 pm
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I really don’t think Walton is gone until the off season but we’ll see. If they lose like 10-12 in a row maybe they actually will fire him but I sort of doubt it.

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February 22, 2021 1:28 am

This is bad

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February 22, 2021 11:15 am

Eh, idk. Firing him mid-season wouldn’t do much to dispel the Dysfunkshunal Kangzz narrative, and if the season is a tank job anyway, hiring a new captain for the Titanic after the iceberg’s been hit won’t do much.

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February 21, 2021 11:23 pm
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This all points to bad coaching and organization. I look at Walton and Bagley the same way. Neither are going to bring consistent winning, so quit trying to see what they
might become. Keep Hali/Fox and figure out the rest.

The O Luke runs still isn’t an O and seems like the only one running it regularly, and not just dribble drive maybe dish, is Haliburton. Ball doesn’t move unless he’s got it. Fox is good but my fear is when he loses some athleticism, what can he do? Gotta learn to run the O-move the ball-play off ball-cut etc.

it’s gonna be a crap show until Vivek allows someone to make the moves or leaves (ain’t happening)

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February 22, 2021 6:44 am
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I think it’s silly to conflate Bagley and Walton. At least Bagley is improving, Walton’s still struggling with the mask thing.

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February 22, 2021 11:28 am
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It’s not silly, you just don’t agree. And my point was both should be gone. Maybe owner/GM seeing if Walton is good enough to keep. They definitely are doing that w Bags. If so, stop. Move on. Neither will become a piece for winning.

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February 22, 2021 12:07 pm
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I disagree because it’s silly.

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February 22, 2021 1:25 pm
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I have seen very few NBA coaches consistently wear their mask properly.

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February 22, 2021 11:00 am
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Bagley is working hard and getting better and if you can’t acknowledge that it’s because you’re either not watching the games or you don’t understand what you’re watching. No doubt a work in progress with some warts but positive progress is occurring without doubt. His success is a big factor in determining the future success of the Kings and if you’re a Kings fan you should be rooting hard for him.

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February 22, 2021 11:22 am
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I agree with this:

Bagley is… getting better.

I don’t necessarily agree with this:

His success is a big factor in determining the future success of the Kings.

Obviously, if he explodes into a star player then he will. But personally, I don’t think that’s a potential outcome. The number of true difference makers who are neither playmakers nor exceptional defenders is basically non-existent. As I think Bagley’s ceiling is as more of a high-level role player, I don’t think he will be an especially big factor in the Kings success. At least, not one of the primary factors.

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February 22, 2021 11:33 am

Perfectly said.

I think it’s easy to see that Bagley is getting better. It looks a lot better now than it did earlier in this season certainly. But anything he does is found money to me at this point. I don’t consider him part of the core moving forward at all. Which isn’t to say that he can’t become that in time but I think we’ve got along way to go before we can even start having that conversation.

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February 22, 2021 12:06 pm

Totally agree.

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February 22, 2021 3:43 pm

It’s easy to see that he’s gotten better, going from borderline unplayable to serviceable. But at the end of the day I’m not sure it matters; that was never been what I’m looking for.

In fact, I’m not really looking for anything at all because I think it’s a lost cause. Even if he hits his ceiling I don’t think he works in today’s league.

It’s not a 1:1 comparison, but whenever they increase his role, they lose. Cut into his role, they win. Could this recent stretch be SSS and coincidence? Maybe, but it’s a trend throughout his career.

His ceiling is a high-end role player, but are there any high-end, high-usage offensive role-player bigs important in today’s league?

Having a bad or even mediocre defensive big is a killer, it’s like having a bad quarterback. If you’re losing with them already then they’re really capping your core’s ceiling.

Even a lot of cornerstone bigs cap your ceiling these days.

Atlanta made a bunch of acquisitions and is still going nowhere with John Collins.

The Warriors blew up from 6th seed to championship after cutting out David Lee.

The biggest reason the Raptors got over the hump was Kawhi. The second biggest reason was replacing JV with Gasol.

We build around Cousins. They were never passable defensively.

They put Cousins and AD together. It barely worked.

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February 22, 2021 4:24 pm

You think but it does remain to be seen. I feel a lot better about him now than 5 weeks ago. Keep in mind, he played one year at Duke where they played a lot of zone defense and his missed a fair amount of time in the NBA. If Bagley can become a legitimate staple in the starting lineup averaging 16-18 points a game with 8-10 rebounds and play adequate defense, that would be big for the Kings.

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February 23, 2021 10:57 pm
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Three years in and we’re still trying to figure out what we have.

At what point do you acknowledge how weak this take is?

This isn’t minor league baseball where you take a year and a half to learn how to hit a slider with a wood bat.

This is basketball. When you’re drafted second overall ahead of an All-NBA player in Doncic and another All-Star in Trae Young, you damn well better be ready to play – and play very, very well – from Day One.

To constantly shill for this guy when he doesn’t deserve it is as pathetic as he is.

How many excuses are we going to continue to make for him, and for how long?

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February 22, 2021 11:37 am
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I watch and I do understand what I’m watching. Watching a player who can’t defend well and doesn’t defensive board etc. He doesn’t really contribute to winning. Last night was a perfect example.

When it mattered Porto’s crushed Bags. I don’t believe he’s ever going to turn into a player who contributes to winning, especially when it matters.

No need to criticize me and say I don’t get it. This is my opinion and it’s just as valid as yours.

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February 23, 2021 11:11 pm
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Don’t worry about it, he’s even worse on the other site.

Comes up with mind-numbingly dumb trades and rambling paragraphs full of cliches which somehow make him smarter than the rest of us.

Tops it off by being really condescending, so kind of a triple crown of awesomeness.

He’s the Marvin Bagley of Kings blog posters.

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February 22, 2021 11:39 am
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And I’m am a Kings fan so I’m rooting hard that McNair takes over, gets it, and brings in players who contribute to winning more than Bags. You can how you want to and I’ll do the same.

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February 23, 2021 11:16 pm
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Bagley and Walton both need to go, then we will have officially moved on from the Vlade Era.

The core of this team is Fox and Haliburton.

Nothing more, nothing less.

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February 23, 2021 10:50 pm
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But is he … Luka Doncic good?

No.

Not sure I want to watch a team that depends on Bagley as its future.

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February 21, 2021 11:35 pm
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Insert Walton into 2nd paragraph. It’s him.

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February 21, 2021 11:39 pm

Buddy’s biggest problem is that he’s not as good as he thinks he is. He attempts shots like he’s Steph Curry, when he’s really just a good spot up shooter. He tries all kinds of fancy stuff and shoots it way too fast. You’re not Steph, despite what Vivek said, bro!

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February 22, 2021 8:33 am

Part of that I think is the way he’s utilized by Walton. He’s a streaky player who maybe needs those midrange buckets to heat up. He also had a good rapport with Cauley-Stein. And I speculate that he misses the energy of spectators in packed arenas to feed off of.

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