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jwalker1395
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December 16, 2022 3:49 pm

Would we be interested in Bey for the Kings? What might he cost at this point? I liked him at 13 before Tyrese fell to us a couple years ago. He could be a good fit and maybe flourish in a new setting?

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December 16, 2022 4:18 pm

Awesome pass by Ivey through his own teammate’s legs to Killian Hayes for the easy jumper.

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December 16, 2022 4:20 pm

Really want Murray to go off tonight.

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December 16, 2022 6:32 pm
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Your wish has been granted.

Also, Ivey fouled out.

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December 16, 2022 4:23 pm

Maybe the average NBA fan hasn’t caught on yet, but NBA coaches and players notice Sabonis is a PROBLEM at center not unlike a Jokic. He’s difficult to game plan for in Jordi’s offense.

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December 16, 2022 4:28 pm

Kings going small early. Sabonis, Barnes, Davis, Monk, and Delly.

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December 16, 2022 4:29 pm

And Sabonis with foul two with 4:02 left in the first. Could be some interesting lineups in this game.

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December 16, 2022 4:30 pm

rebound

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December 16, 2022 4:30 pm

Now Ivey with two.

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December 16, 2022 4:34 pm

This is the picture of an immature basketball team. Reckless with the ball, fast paced, lots of hacks, etc. They play with lots of energy but no precision, coupled with some astounding athletic gifts in Duren and Ivey.

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December 16, 2022 4:40 pm

Can we get some Holmes minutes? Been a real rough stint for Metu out here

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December 16, 2022 4:41 pm

At the end of the first: Pistons with five offensive boards, Jalen Duren with four.

Watching Metu post up Bagley, I was wondering which one is the better player. Probably Bagley, but not by much.

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December 16, 2022 4:42 pm

Monk and Barnes have the right idea. Keep attacking them

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December 16, 2022 4:44 pm

Love this lineup to start the second: Fox, Monk, Davis, Keegan, Sabonis.

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December 16, 2022 4:44 pm

Fox, that shot needs to be down, wide open three miss to the three point giveaway on the other end.. his shooting inconsistency continues,,

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December 16, 2022 4:49 pm

Pistons really gonna hit their 3’s again vs the Kings like last time huh? So damn annoying

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December 16, 2022 4:49 pm

So now we gotta hear Kayte and the annoying Detroit PA announcer

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December 16, 2022 4:55 pm
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Leave Kayte alone and watch the game.

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December 16, 2022 4:57 pm
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You really, truly, honestly don’t have to hear Kayte, you know.

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December 16, 2022 5:17 pm
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Actually you do if you want to watch Kings talkfest .

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December 16, 2022 5:27 pm
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No one is that helpless.

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December 16, 2022 4:53 pm

Nice D. Kings force a five-second count on the Pistons unable to inbound.

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December 16, 2022 4:55 pm

sluggish half but not surprising after how exhaustive that last game was. Last game on a long road trip. Kings gotta find that 2nd gear in the 2nd half and pull away from a young Pistons team

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December 16, 2022 4:57 pm

My stream cut out on that Bagley 3… please tell me he missed

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December 16, 2022 4:59 pm

Barely grazed the front of the rim.

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December 16, 2022 6:15 pm
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Thank you!

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December 16, 2022 5:02 pm

Good hustle by Fox for the second chance

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December 16, 2022 5:03 pm

Kings trying to push the pace some more now. Good to see

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December 16, 2022 5:06 pm

Nice save by Fox in a broken play. Inside of a turnover leading to a layup the other way, he brought it back from the backcourt and hit a jumper from the top of the key.

That four-point swing is all Fox.

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December 16, 2022 5:08 pm
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Instead of a turnover, that is.

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December 16, 2022 5:07 pm

18 FTA for Detroit already

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December 16, 2022 5:09 pm

Nice to see Keegan driving more instead of spotting up at the three point line.

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December 16, 2022 5:12 pm

Was Davion listed as out this game?

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December 16, 2022 5:13 pm
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Out from illness

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December 16, 2022 5:15 pm

Keegan should have grabbed that rebound over Cory Joseph at the end of the first half.

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December 16, 2022 5:16 pm

Really poor finish to the quarter. Kings need to find that spark in the 2nd half

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December 16, 2022 5:20 pm

Kings down eight at the half. Piston advantages so far: rebounds (25 to 15), with 8 offensive rebounds to 3, free throws (20 to 14), and threes (40% to 26.7%). Turnovers and overall FG% are similar.

More and more, it seems like the Kings wait until the second half to turn it on against lesser teams.

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December 16, 2022 5:28 pm

Keegan doing it all

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December 16, 2022 5:31 pm
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That three looked really good.

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December 16, 2022 5:32 pm

Exactly what you want to see from the Kings to start the 3rd

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December 16, 2022 5:32 pm

Jaden Ivey with his fourth foul in the first minute or so. Nice.

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December 16, 2022 5:32 pm

That was such a sweet pass by Fox

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December 16, 2022 5:35 pm
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Yeah, and the Kings never seemed the least bit worried being down by eight.

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December 16, 2022 5:34 pm

Once again, the Kings turn it on to start the second half.

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December 16, 2022 5:45 pm
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was a nice run

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December 16, 2022 5:41 pm

Heurter….and it was a sweet 3

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December 16, 2022 5:43 pm

Delly shooting motion is something else lol

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December 16, 2022 5:47 pm
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From what I’ve seen so far this season Delly would rather make the pass than take the shot. I have no idea how many points he’s scored this season but I’m guessing he’s averaging less than 2 points per game he plays in

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December 16, 2022 5:43 pm

OT but today I learned that Delly’s nickname is Outback Jesus

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December 16, 2022 5:44 pm
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Where di you hear that?

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December 16, 2022 5:46 pm
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SB Nation (bad, I know) nickname hall of fame. Quick Google search yielded a Cavs subreddit post confirming it

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December 16, 2022 5:48 pm
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Thanks

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December 16, 2022 5:48 pm

bench bleeding the lead away. Good timeout there

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December 16, 2022 5:50 pm

Without Davion, our bench is looking pretty ragged.

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December 16, 2022 5:51 pm

And Fox comes right back in. Good.

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December 16, 2022 5:54 pm

If I weren’t so lazy, I’d find out the third-quarter scoring of the Kings vs. their opponents this season.

Because I’ve seen this movie before.

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December 16, 2022 5:56 pm

Fox to Holmes. Fox has had at least three excellent passes this game.

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December 16, 2022 5:57 pm

Getting killed on the glass is what is keeping Detroit in the game. 13-3 advantage Detroit in OREB

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December 16, 2022 5:59 pm

The way Delly is playing, I wonder if Fox is just going to finish this one.

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December 16, 2022 6:02 pm

Time to bury them for good

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December 16, 2022 6:02 pm

That recovery by Fox!

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December 16, 2022 6:05 pm

Alrighty Kings…do this for MichaelMack’s Mom.

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December 16, 2022 6:06 pm
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For MichaelMack’s Mom!

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December 16, 2022 6:06 pm

Yea Kayte, that was a tough one, Barnes elbowed him in the face, like come on

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December 16, 2022 6:07 pm

Nonstop calls.

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December 16, 2022 6:07 pm

Detroit already in the penalty. Keep attacking them

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December 16, 2022 6:08 pm

I’ll take HB getting the Offensive foul any time. HB recently has reminded me of a shark…..not a great white….maybe a bull shark….but on the hunk for blocks, shots, boards, dimes etc. Super engaged…very aggressive in an HB kinda way

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December 16, 2022 6:11 pm
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This made me hungry for some reason

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December 16, 2022 6:16 pm
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Bull sharks are always hungry

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December 16, 2022 6:08 pm

Free throws virtually even.

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December 16, 2022 6:09 pm

HB good D, draws the offensive foul.

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December 16, 2022 6:09 pm

JFC refs!

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December 16, 2022 6:09 pm

5 fouls for Huerter

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December 16, 2022 6:10 pm

Phenomenal 4th for HB

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December 16, 2022 6:11 pm
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BTBDPOG awards.

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December 16, 2022 6:18 pm
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I’m just taking a wild ass guess HJP: Back to Back Defensive Player of the Game awards? Yes?

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December 16, 2022 6:52 pm
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Chicken Dinner!

Go to NBA TV web site or UTube later. Harrison was wearing the DPOG bling while they interviewed him. He got the biggest grin when they asked him about “The Chain”.

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December 16, 2022 6:10 pm

Jaden Ivey a non-factor so far in this one.

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December 16, 2022 6:13 pm
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I’ll take a quiet 20 from Keegan over an exciting 5 from Ivey any day

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December 16, 2022 6:17 pm
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And now he just fouled out. Forgettable game for him

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December 16, 2022 6:20 pm
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Now that Keegan is starting to steady himself, I expect him to prove obviously more effective than Ivey by the end of the year. I expect 3rd in ROY.

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December 16, 2022 6:12 pm

HB has way more value on this team than anyone will offer us in the trade market imo and idk why he can’t play here 3-4 more years.

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December 16, 2022 6:14 pm
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4 years very possible. Around the basket he has more variety in his iso game than anyone on the Kings, though Domas is quite accomplished. Harrison is great on both sides of the basket on offense. That last bucket is a good example. Just excellent creativity.

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December 16, 2022 6:18 pm
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I also think he’ll be an excellent tutor for Murray. Barnes doesn’t get by guys with burst, but he knows how to use his physicality and clutches, fakes, and other moves to create space for inside buckets. Murray needs to add more wrinkles when he attacks the baskey.

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December 16, 2022 6:21 pm
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Rec

Barnes is really in great shape. He can play five years if he continues to take care of his body. A class guy who can take anyone down low. And your point about mentoring Murray is spot on

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December 16, 2022 6:13 pm

Four Kings players have outscored the Pistons’ top scorer. How’s that for balanced scoring?

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December 16, 2022 6:15 pm

I’ve never seen Sadiq bey before but I think I see why so many folks Here like him

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December 16, 2022 6:16 pm

Malik Monk and Sabonis PnR ALLL DAYY

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December 16, 2022 6:17 pm

And Ivey fouls out. Don’t know why, but I really wanted to see that.

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December 16, 2022 6:26 pm
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Keegen shows why Jaden wasn’t picked with the 4th pick

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December 16, 2022 6:20 pm

Challenge that. He got all ball first. That’s a block

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December 16, 2022 6:21 pm

Looked clean to me but pistons announcers calling it a hard foul

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December 16, 2022 6:22 pm

Beef stew gotta be one of the best nicknames

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December 16, 2022 6:23 pm

I would bet a cheeseburger they shorten that to “Meat” in an endearing way among his buddies.

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December 16, 2022 6:24 pm
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🤣 think I’d take that bet

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December 16, 2022 6:26 pm

Ha.

Double cheeseburger. Grilled onions.

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December 16, 2022 6:23 pm

FOX!

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December 16, 2022 6:23 pm

Love to see fox’s athleticism

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December 16, 2022 6:23 pm

I must have not been paying attention but why isn’t Davion playing tonight?

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December 16, 2022 6:25 pm
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Sick

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December 16, 2022 6:25 pm
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Out sick I believe

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December 16, 2022 6:28 pm

The non COVID bug that seems to be sweeping the NBA last 3 weeks

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December 16, 2022 6:25 pm

It’s so nice not having buddy dribble it up in the 4th

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December 16, 2022 6:57 pm

I actually agree with you. But…….the longer that Buddy’s been gone the more I appreciate him. I’m over his shit during negotiations and in fact he didn’t say much about the Kings that wasn’t true. Buddy is what he is, his game is largely offensively based but he also had a nice two man game going with Richaun and he didn’t take many games off. But….OMG how many shots did he take where you’re going no,,,,no oh shit…no!

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December 16, 2022 6:28 pm

The making of a playoff team just happening in front of our eyes on the flat screen on this road trip.

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December 16, 2022 6:29 pm

This Detroit team has some interesting pieces huh?!

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December 16, 2022 6:30 pm

Duren!

Bogdonavich! How would you like to have him on this team. Fierce, fierce competitor. Plays hard every single second. Dead eye shooter.

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December 16, 2022 6:35 pm
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Yes. I was not all that familiar with his game until he came to Detroit this season. I’d love to see him on the Kings. No wonder that every team in the Association who is looking for a difference maker appears to be in the mix for him. I also understand why Detroit is very reluctant to trade him

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December 16, 2022 6:42 pm
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He is a flat out difference maker that doesn’t get his fair due, but that guy comes to play and compete every night. He has the complete offensive outside-in game. Really fun to watch…and fear. When he came in with about 7 minutes left in the game I thought “Here he comes, time to play our best D on him”.

I share your opinion.

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December 16, 2022 6:29 pm

Domas with the exclamation point to finish things

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December 16, 2022 6:31 pm

Beam Me!

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December 16, 2022 6:32 pm

Does that count as a TO for Fox?

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December 16, 2022 6:32 pm

Yea

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December 16, 2022 6:34 pm

Yes

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December 16, 2022 6:32 pm

Minus Cunningham, it was hard to expect much from the Pistons, but this was a pretty fun game to watch.

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December 16, 2022 6:34 pm
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Off Night would counter him. But, he is a talent, no doubt.

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December 16, 2022 6:33 pm

3-3 on a difficult road trip. I’ll take it.

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December 16, 2022 6:33 pm

Handled their business and finished 3-3 on the road trip. Should be a rewarding flight home for the squad

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December 16, 2022 6:33 pm

.500 feels good for this trip