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Kings vs Timberwolves Game Thread

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By | 176 Comments | Jan 28, 2023

Feb 9, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) controls the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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kgdobter
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January 28, 2023 5:04 pm

This won’t be easy, go Kings!

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January 28, 2023 5:08 pm
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Very winnable. Wolves did play last night vs Memphis (and won).

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January 28, 2023 5:15 pm

Good to see that even though Domas didn’t finish, he did get a foul on Gobert. I’m intrigued to see how Domas matches up with Gobert.

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January 28, 2023 5:16 pm

Great move by Domas after Gobert flops!!! LOL

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January 28, 2023 5:17 pm

Once again, a team comes right out and has their way with us from the perimeter.

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January 28, 2023 5:18 pm

Well this sucks so far.

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January 28, 2023 5:18 pm

Kings current strategy of missing all their shots and leaving Wolves players wide open for 3 is going poorly.

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January 28, 2023 5:18 pm

I expect to see Davion in for Huerter. Especially since the Kings offense isn’t doing all that much so far.

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January 28, 2023 5:19 pm

Davion time against Russell

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January 28, 2023 5:21 pm

Domas another blow to his head

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January 28, 2023 5:21 pm

I really don’t like Russell. He has always come off as too arrogant for my taste. That said, I hope he doesn’t torch us for 40 tonight.

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January 28, 2023 5:22 pm

I. Heart. Domas.

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January 28, 2023 5:22 pm

Domas already with 64 rebounds.

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January 28, 2023 5:22 pm

4th foul on Minny!!! Kings must take advantage of the Wolves being in the penalty!!!!!

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January 28, 2023 5:24 pm

Fox not providing any offense so far and his defense has been terrible, so might as well get Davion in for him right here for a run

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January 28, 2023 5:24 pm
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Feel like this comment applies to Huerter, too.

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January 28, 2023 5:28 pm
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Every starter really.

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January 28, 2023 5:32 pm
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Things have gotten better since then. I feel confident the Kings can win this one if they keep playing.

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January 28, 2023 5:24 pm
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And here he is

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January 28, 2023 5:24 pm

Wolves are in the penalty!!!!

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January 28, 2023 5:25 pm

When the Wolves traded away their future for Gobert, this is exactly what they were hoping for: as 26-25 turnover-prone team with no chemistry.

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January 28, 2023 5:26 pm
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Yeah I’m sure that’s how ARod sold it to ownership

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January 28, 2023 5:26 pm

OFF NIGHT

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January 28, 2023 5:27 pm

Davion and KZ here to beat Minnesota’s guards into submission.

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January 28, 2023 5:27 pm
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What I love is Mike Brown has this option.

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January 28, 2023 5:27 pm

Davion immediately making his defensive presence felt

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January 28, 2023 5:29 pm

Sabonis has a chip on his shoulder this game after 8 TOs and the end of his double-double streak–and a loss–in the last one.

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January 28, 2023 5:30 pm

And Davion once again forces the offensive foul, right on schedule.

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January 28, 2023 5:31 pm

Brown might as well start Davion since Fox always seems to start slow.

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January 28, 2023 5:32 pm

Kings offense having a rough go of it these last 5 quarters.

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January 28, 2023 5:33 pm

Agree with Kayte. Domas’ move was fine. The call was a tad dubious.

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January 28, 2023 5:34 pm

Just terrible effort all around by the Kings right now. They had 2 days between games while Minny is on the back end of a b2b and the Kings look 3 steps slower than them.

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January 28, 2023 5:34 pm

KZ’s offense…….is rough. I wish the Kings could solve him on that end. That would be amazing.

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January 28, 2023 5:34 pm

Okpala really needed to take that corner three.

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January 28, 2023 5:35 pm
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Did you see the shotput he put up the next time down? Yikes. LOL

Hoping the Kings could solve that puzzle though. He could be a really valuable piece moving forward if you could solve that.

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January 28, 2023 5:40 pm
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The hesitation on his first three was screaming that he has no confidence in his shot. Or that’s how I took it. Not a good sign.

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January 28, 2023 5:46 pm
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Work in progress. That’s all I can say.

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January 28, 2023 5:34 pm

It would help to have one of the defensive guys be at least below-average on offense, rather than nonexistent.

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January 28, 2023 5:38 pm
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Seriously

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January 28, 2023 5:35 pm

Two shots by KZ in a row isn’t going to cut it.

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January 28, 2023 5:35 pm

Good TO by Brown. This defensive effort has been pretty horrendous the last couple trips down.

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January 28, 2023 5:38 pm

Awful first quarter.

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January 28, 2023 5:38 pm

Missing a lot of shots around the basket yet again.

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January 28, 2023 5:39 pm

I’m less concerned about the defense because I felt that wasn’t that bad. Some of it was the Wolves hitting shots.

I’m concerned about how poorly the Kings are scoring the ball. And that said, it’s only an 8 point lead for the Wolves. At least the Kings are up in paint points 8-6.

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January 28, 2023 5:40 pm
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Also, the Kings 10 FTA and Wolves 5 TOV’s are why they aren’t up big.

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January 28, 2023 5:41 pm

Metu just destroyed Gobert

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January 28, 2023 5:42 pm
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Still boggles my mind that the Wolves would send that much back to Utah just to get Gobert.

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January 28, 2023 5:44 pm
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Just a horrendous trade

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January 28, 2023 5:44 pm
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I think it was the first step in trading KAT, personally.

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January 28, 2023 5:41 pm

MEZIE DUNKAGE!!!!!

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January 28, 2023 5:42 pm

14 TO 6 paint points advantage Sac.

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January 28, 2023 5:44 pm
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That’s a big deal important stat

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January 28, 2023 5:42 pm

Damn

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January 28, 2023 5:43 pm

What the hell was that by Monk?

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January 28, 2023 5:44 pm

Love to see a replay of whatever that was by Malik Monk.

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January 28, 2023 5:45 pm

just watched the movie Fabelman’s. pretty good flick

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January 28, 2023 5:46 pm

so, the Kings?

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January 28, 2023 5:46 pm

Still hard to understand why the Pup’s gave up so much for Rudy

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January 28, 2023 5:48 pm

That wasn’t the prettiest defensive possession…..but I’m not upset at it. Gobert doesn’t do that that often.

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January 28, 2023 5:48 pm
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Can’t depend on Fox guarding Gobert in the paint

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January 28, 2023 5:48 pm

what’s the story of the game so far?

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January 28, 2023 5:48 pm
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Russell’s 3 pt shooting.

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January 28, 2023 5:52 pm
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okay, pretty simple solution. keep Davion in the game to guard him.

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January 28, 2023 5:48 pm

Gobert’s starting to realize that he’s 7’1″. This could get ugly

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January 28, 2023 5:51 pm

Bring KZ in to clothesline Russell idc. Dude is not missing anything and is showboating like crazy.

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January 28, 2023 5:51 pm

Love how HB is slowing the game down getting to the line. Yes, you’re trading 3 for 2 but at some point Russell will start missing. He’s got 6 of the 9 Wolves makes so far.

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January 28, 2023 5:52 pm

I. Love. When. Davion. Is. Aggressive. In. The. Open. Court.

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January 28, 2023 5:53 pm
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Brown.You.Are.

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January 28, 2023 5:52 pm

Davion being Davion

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January 28, 2023 5:53 pm

Davion. Is. The. Greatest. Pest. Ever.

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January 28, 2023 5:55 pm

You live and die with Malik…..

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January 28, 2023 5:55 pm

Kings playing like crap and Russell can’t miss a shot and the Kings are only down 2. Not good for Minny moving forward in this game

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January 28, 2023 5:56 pm

Don’t. Trade. Davion. It. Wouldn’t. Be. A. Smart. Move.

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January 28, 2023 5:56 pm

good board by Keegan

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January 28, 2023 5:59 pm

All I want this game is for Russel to get posterized back to LA

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January 28, 2023 5:59 pm

Fox should have stolen that ball at the 3:25 mark in the 2nd

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January 28, 2023 6:02 pm

If Russell wasn’t playing over his head like this, the game wouldn’t be close.

Kings are ahead despite shooting poorly overall and below 30% from three.

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January 28, 2023 6:04 pm

Nice Huerter to Domas pass

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January 28, 2023 6:06 pm

Russell loves playing against Fox. remember when he was playing in Brooklyn and went off in the 4th?

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January 28, 2023 6:08 pm

3 fouls now for Russell. Keep attacking him in the 3rd and get him to get that 4th foul early

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January 28, 2023 6:09 pm

Edwards falling on his ass and then crying about it as the clock expired was hilarious

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January 28, 2023 6:09 pm

Love that Edwards didn’t even get a shot off there. Smart defense by both Metu and Mitchell in that situation.

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January 28, 2023 6:10 pm

That’s better. 21 point first quarter and a 38 point second.

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January 28, 2023 6:12 pm

26 to 18 paint points advantage Sac. 11 Minny TOV’s for 10 Sac points to 7 Sac TOV’s for 7 Minny points.

Main thing is the Kings have 11 more points at the line and Minny has 5 more made 3’s (including D’Angelo Russell being 7-7 from there).

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January 28, 2023 6:14 pm

Gotta be tough watching the Kings get about 8 dunks that 1st half alone after you traded 5 1st round picks for Gobert

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January 28, 2023 6:26 pm

Gobert is such a flopper

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January 28, 2023 6:26 pm

De’Aaron to Keegan for tree!!!!!

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January 28, 2023 6:30 pm

The deep voice the Wolves arena announcer puts on is so goofy

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January 28, 2023 6:31 pm

It feels like this team is regressing over the last couple weeks. Falling back to reality, so to speak.

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January 28, 2023 6:48 pm
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And yet, 2 games ahead of fourth place

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January 28, 2023 6:31 pm

Wolves one of the worst 3 quarter teams in the league and they come out on a 15-5 run to start. Ooph

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January 28, 2023 6:31 pm

This quarter has been painful to watch. How are we not down 20?

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January 28, 2023 6:32 pm

Typical 3rd quarter

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January 28, 2023 6:32 pm

So Fox hasn’t been playing well because he’s tired? Is that the story now?

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January 28, 2023 6:38 pm

No, just another one of Kayte’s random nonsense

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January 28, 2023 6:38 pm

Don’t forget he is an obvious all star.

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January 28, 2023 6:33 pm

Russell and Edwards are each exceptional shoemakers, but having both of them carry an offense alternating iso-ball rather than playing structurally sound offense does not make an NBA contender imo.

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January 28, 2023 6:34 pm
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I love their shoes.

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January 28, 2023 6:34 pm
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And one reason is they have 7 TOV’s between them tonight. So far.

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January 28, 2023 6:36 pm

Kings just simply not hitting their 3’s and when that happens they rarely pull out a W. Need to start getting hot from deep before this deficit gets too out of reach

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January 28, 2023 6:40 pm

Kings seem less disciplined on the offensive end the last few games.

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January 28, 2023 6:40 pm

Davion with the charge. That’s at least the second offensive foul he has caused tonight with solid defense.

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January 28, 2023 6:41 pm

Wonder what happens if this team plays defense?

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January 28, 2023 6:42 pm

This road trip is not off to a promising start. I fear 3-4, possibly 2-5, especially if they’re going to struggle this bad against a team on a B2B. Thankfully the Pels are losing, and the Clips are in Cleveland tomorrow.

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January 28, 2023 6:45 pm
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B2B…..SEGABBAABBABABA…..

The teams that win figure this out and accept that it happens. Every team deals with it.

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January 28, 2023 6:46 pm

It’s strange that you think players/teams don’t get tired. Though, maybe you’re right about us just not being a very good team.

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January 28, 2023 7:01 pm
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They get tired and the team figures it out. Kings are a supposed top tier team now.

Who cares if it is three games in a row?

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January 28, 2023 6:43 pm

You’re not winning many games scoring 12 points in a quarter. Or 14 rather.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kingsguru21
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January 28, 2023 6:45 pm

Russell and Ant going off for the Wolves and Fox been invisible for the Kings

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January 28, 2023 6:47 pm

Fox has done nothing for three quarters. Waiting for the last five minutes to actually play.

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January 28, 2023 6:49 pm

Metu botches his assignment and it kills the defense

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January 28, 2023 6:49 pm

Uh-oh, do we suck again?

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January 28, 2023 6:50 pm

So now Fox needs to sit out a game?

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January 28, 2023 6:52 pm

Didn’t they just have 2 days off? Stop with the excuses Kayte.

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January 28, 2023 6:58 pm
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Obviously the commentary team will be biased toward their employer, but you should still be calling the game somewhat objectively. Sometimes they seem less like commentary and more like the ministry of propaganda.

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January 28, 2023 7:07 pm
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Makes me wonder why. It’s not like it isn’t obvious what they are doing.

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January 28, 2023 6:51 pm

Oh Oh nice play with .9 secs to go

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January 28, 2023 6:52 pm

This is what I get for thinking I might actually get to watch Kings basketball in the 2nd half of April. McNair needs to come up with something to shake this roster up.

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January 28, 2023 6:53 pm
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This personnel cannot play Top 10 defense. We need a physical rim protector with length that can switch on defense to play next to Sabonis. I hear the Raptors have one to spare?

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January 28, 2023 6:55 pm
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They only have two players that can actually play defense, and unfortunately they’re offensive albatrosses. Just crossing my fingers that McNair can address this somehow.

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January 28, 2023 6:53 pm

Outscored by 11 in the 3rd. This means we get to hear about 4th quarter fox again…

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January 28, 2023 6:56 pm
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except when they go down by 10 in the 3rd and Fox does not look fully engaged, in the Kangz era it is more like Fox desperation ball at the end … which is just enough to make the opposing team’s crowd feel that there is a valiant adversary.

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January 28, 2023 6:57 pm
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It’s annoying

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January 28, 2023 6:54 pm

How can they look so tired when they haven’t played since Wednesday?

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January 28, 2023 6:55 pm

And the Wolves played the 2 seed Grizzlies last night and look way more energized than the Kings out here

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January 28, 2023 6:56 pm

Too much rest……they need to shake the rust off

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January 28, 2023 6:56 pm

Matador defense + shots not falling = L

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January 28, 2023 6:59 pm
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That’s their typical defense tbf. Issue the past 2 games is the offense just struggling. They aren’t winning too many games when their offense struggles like this

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January 28, 2023 6:59 pm
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Bingo.

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January 28, 2023 6:59 pm

Why does every team’s bench guy seem to have season highs against us?

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January 28, 2023 7:00 pm

In other news, Fakers are tied with the best team in the league.

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January 28, 2023 7:01 pm

Alright, I’m done watching this half-assed dumpster fire. Switching over to the KU v UK game.

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January 28, 2023 7:02 pm

HB passed up a good look just to dribble into a tougher one that he misses. Kings offense just a complete mess

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January 28, 2023 7:02 pm
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What’s new….

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January 28, 2023 7:04 pm

King’s defensive strategy is to score 135 points. Plan B is to hope the other team forfeits.

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January 28, 2023 7:08 pm

The only good thing that MAY happen but probably won’t is the Kings players come to realize that they will be lucky to make the Play In’s if they don’t start to playing Defense.

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January 28, 2023 7:09 pm
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I don’t think they are capable of being a good defensive team with this personnel. Will need reinforcements at the deadline to help alleviate some of their issues

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January 28, 2023 7:05 pm

Almost five minutes left. Time for Fox iso ball.

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January 28, 2023 7:06 pm

Despite how poorly they’ve played for much of the game, they’re still only down 6 and have half the 4th left. Need to play their best ball here to pull this out for one of those ugly wins

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January 28, 2023 7:07 pm
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Agreed.

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January 28, 2023 7:08 pm

The ref right next to the action called kings ball

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January 28, 2023 7:09 pm

What went wrong with a team that sits 3rd in the west and has won seven of their last ten? It’s all so horrible. The Kings have no defense yet somehow win most of the time. Let’s trade people.

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January 28, 2023 7:11 pm
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Who should we trade and what do you think we could get out of those trades. Serious question

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January 28, 2023 7:13 pm
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I don’t think we should trade anyone. We’re third in the west. Despite the team’s flaws, they have winning chemistry.

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January 28, 2023 7:16 pm
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Do you think we can better on D without trading assets

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January 28, 2023 7:18 pm
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I don’t think so.

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January 28, 2023 7:19 pm
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I’m still hoping they find a way to add a backup 5(or play Holmes more since he’s looked better lately)or another playable wing off the bench

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January 28, 2023 7:11 pm
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Well, you see, we’re all gonna die.

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January 28, 2023 7:10 pm

Not much you can do there against Ant on that. Domas contested it well

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January 28, 2023 7:13 pm

This team is such amateur hour on defense

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January 28, 2023 7:13 pm

how is it continuation if he traveled

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January 28, 2023 7:16 pm

Terrible loss

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January 28, 2023 7:17 pm

Their formula won’t be successful in the playoffs.

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January 28, 2023 7:18 pm
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The goal is just to make the playoffs not win in the playoffs

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January 28, 2023 7:37 pm
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Let’s relax a bit. The ultimate goal for any team is to win the finals, but it’s a gradual process. Rarely do you see a team go from terrible to title contenders in one season. Kings have been failing at even getting to that 1st step on the way there for 16 years, and finally this year it looks like they are on the right track. Make the postseason, see where the roster shakes up in a short series, and access where they need to improve to take that next step forward

Right now, it’s fair to say the Kings are a good tier below the heavyweights. Monte will need to figure out how to find the right pieces to get this group to hit that next level of the next few years

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January 28, 2023 7:21 pm
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That’s the next step for this franchise. First is simply getting to the playoffs, then they’ll have a better idea of what they need to actually WIN in the playoffs moving forward

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January 28, 2023 7:25 pm
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We never make the playoffs. Okay we made the playoffs, but their formula won’t be successful in the playoffs. Okay, the their formula was successful in the playoffs, but they won’t make it to the second round. Okay, they made it to the second round, but they won’t go further. Okay, they went further, but they won’t get to the championship game. Okay, they made the championship game, but they won’t win. Okay, they won the championship, but Fox had three turnovers. That’s unacceptable.

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January 28, 2023 7:29 pm
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You’re delusional.

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January 28, 2023 7:34 pm
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Clearly. But you’ll also never get the point of that joke.

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January 28, 2023 8:06 pm
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I got it and you are 100% on target .

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January 28, 2023 7:17 pm

Got it down to 5 and Minny immediately goes back up 10. That might just do it barring another end of game run like they had against Cleveland

Was always hoping for a split against Minny these first 2 games, so they gotta find a way to get the W on Monday. Need this offense to get going again

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January 28, 2023 7:22 pm
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With our offense out of sync and our D not being effective at all why would you think we are going to remain in 3rd spot. BTW when I looked at the road trip I had the same thought you did. We shall see.

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January 28, 2023 7:26 pm
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I don’t think they are gonna remain in the 3 spot. Honestly, before the season, my hope was that they’d just be part of the play-in, but now, I don’t think it’s a stretch to hope that they can at least remain in the top 6 to avoid the play-in. Pelicans will pass the Kings when they get Zion back(just got Ingram back), Clippers are making their push now…..but I’m not sure Dallas is better than the Kings and all the other teams below them have their own issues

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January 28, 2023 7:36 pm
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I largely agree with you. But if offense is our calling card how can we go on the road and play like this against a team on a back to back who haven’t shot the ball all that well this season. I guess it comes down to if we are going to beat teams with our offense then lets play some
offense. It’s up to the players to decide that if they want to play defense then lets try to play better. How many coaches have the Kings gone through who declared that the key to a successful that they had to play D. What have those coaches heard with regard to defense? Crickets man.

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January 28, 2023 7:58 pm