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Tonight's game will on local coverage and on ESPN. Go Kings!

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Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 5:55 pm

Watching the ESPN coverage tonight. Let’s see what the national perspective is.

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 5:57 pm
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This might be the last time we see the Kings on national TV this season…..

HongKongKingsFan
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December 17, 2020 6:06 pm
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So, is Mark Jone on EPSN ?
As I cannot see him in Kings Broadcast

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 6:21 pm

I don’t think so

TheGrantNapear
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December 17, 2020 6:46 pm
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Richard Jefferson on the espn telecast and no he is not very good at his job.

HongKongKingsFan
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December 17, 2020 6:07 pm

Can I see more J. Parker and Hali ?

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December 17, 2020 6:41 pm

Hali yes! Parker no!

rc50cal
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December 17, 2020 6:30 pm

I can’t believe this game is also nationally televised. I haven’t seen this many Kings games since I cancelled League Pass!

NotAlwaysLogic
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December 17, 2020 6:34 pm

I wish Barnes was worth half his salary.

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December 17, 2020 6:39 pm
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He is the definitive replacement level player. Paying him more than $5M or so is a Vlade-level misapplication of resources. Fivethirtyeight expects him to contribute 0.9 wins this season. His label is €œdubious starter.€

NotAlwaysLogic
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December 17, 2020 6:45 pm
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I now know why GR3 signed here for the minimum.

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December 17, 2020 6:49 pm
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Smart move by him. Unfortunately he’s a worse player. Looks like a 3 and D wing; plays like a chucker.

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December 17, 2020 6:35 pm

i love Haliburton! That steal on the fast break was 💰!

NotAlwaysLogic
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December 17, 2020 6:37 pm

That Hali steal on Baze on that fast break…my goodness.

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 6:39 pm

Man that Fox shot looks bad right now

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December 17, 2020 6:39 pm

First game I’ve really watched this year. Players must be loving all the extra seating space they get now and their individual coolers. They’ll hate giving that up. Whiteside looks great defensive, looks about as offensive as a monolith.

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December 17, 2020 6:44 pm

This guy Steph Curry is kind of good

nikstauskasontheheat
December 17, 2020 6:46 pm

We’ve now seen 4 consequtive negative plus/minus performances by the presumed starting 5. Really can’t see a unit with both Bagley and Holmes being successful. Spacing and overall play looks a lot better when they use Barnes/Belly at the 4 and rotate one of Whiteside/Holmes at the 5 (we have only seen Bagley playing alongside Holmes in his 4 stints).

NotAlwaysLogic
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December 17, 2020 7:24 pm

I think Barnes might be the issue as well. Just doesn’t seem athletic enough at the 3 and his shooting doesn’t make up for it. I hope he proves me wrong.

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December 17, 2020 6:46 pm

We can safely shut down the point Bagley experiment.

TheGrantNapear
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December 17, 2020 6:48 pm

I never thought I’d miss Grant, but our current announcing tandem sucks.

some Jerry and Grant would be nice right about now.

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December 17, 2020 7:12 pm
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Grant was annoying AF.

MidtownMike
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December 17, 2020 8:28 pm
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Likely you just disliked his politics…

MidtownMike
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December 17, 2020 8:27 pm
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Grant was so much better than this group, not. Even. Close

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December 17, 2020 9:23 pm
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Grant much better and had Doug under control without the non stop chatter !

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 6:50 pm

Cut Guy lol

CarinaM707
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December 17, 2020 6:50 pm

Nice drive and kick by Guy to Buddy, good vision and one handed pass there.

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December 17, 2020 6:50 pm

Wow nice put back Marvin

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 6:51 pm

Man I wanted Guy to dunk so bad

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December 17, 2020 6:53 pm

Kyle Guy is my Herro

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December 17, 2020 6:55 pm

By the way, Bagley will be fine. He needs to really bulk up. But I’m really liking how he draws the foul most of the time. I’m also screaming at my TV to have the Kings RUN PNR WITH BAGLEY! HNGGGGGG

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December 17, 2020 6:55 pm

You see that pick n roll pass from Buddy? Somebody pick my jaw up off the floor.

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 6:57 pm

More Holmes/Guy Pick and Roll, please!!

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December 17, 2020 6:59 pm

I just left the compound, walked down to get my mail, came back in, and Richard Jefferson is still making the same point.

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December 17, 2020 7:03 pm
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He’d be a great golf announcer

Kings_Life_Sentence_86
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December 17, 2020 7:25 pm
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NBA Classic Bedtime stories by Richard Jefferson

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December 17, 2020 7:03 pm

Bagley seems to have improved at his decision making when working in isolation. It used to be tunnel vision for the basket and there was no way he would pass. He’s gone to work from the mid post and kicked it to an open man on more than one occasion this preseason. I know, it’s what you’d expect out of a #2 pick, but it wasn’t happening before and it is now. These are the types of improvements he needed to make. Good to see.

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December 17, 2020 7:04 pm
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Yes, I would agree,
and I am wondering why they are not running pick and roll / pick and pop with Bagley and a PG ? (just like Guy and Holmes in previous possession)

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December 17, 2020 7:18 pm
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I think I see the same thing. Encouraging!

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 7:11 pm

Fox is definitely struggling right now. I am hoping that the regular season gets him out of this funk.

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December 17, 2020 7:14 pm

Fox 3PT and FT shooting still been awful this entire preseason

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 7:15 pm
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He looks tired to me

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December 17, 2020 7:15 pm

It’s almost like Fox is determined to work on his iso drives to the lane tonight.

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 7:17 pm
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That is the problem with evaluating guys in the preseason. We don’t know if they are just testing stuff out.

MidtownMike
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December 17, 2020 8:29 pm
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They aren’t testing a new shot

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December 17, 2020 7:25 pm

Fox has regressed since the year before last

last year the team was better with him off the floor

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December 17, 2020 7:27 pm

The defense looks active. But, Dubs are still finding ways to score. Hield is doing a great job increasing his trade value. I think the Dubs will miss the playoffs again this year. I don’t think they will be terrible. But, The West is brutal, as always. Fox is in total regression mode. His outside shot looks hideous. Did he work on this over the past few months? It certainly looks like he was playing far too many video games instead.

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December 17, 2020 7:29 pm

It’s as if Walton is having Guy try the PnR w Holmes tonight. Giving him more opportunity to see if he can handle another aspect of what is necessary to be an NBA rotation PG/G. Worked very well once w Holmes getting an and 1 dunk but the next time it failed and GSW ran back and nailed a 3. I like that Luke is testing him tho.

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December 17, 2020 7:33 pm

Horrible half-court execution to start the 2nd half

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December 17, 2020 7:37 pm

JFC can we not see iso Harrison Barnes ever again

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December 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Horrible basketball this half by the Kings

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December 17, 2020 7:40 pm

Curry just makes opposing players look silly. Kings put 2-3 guys on him. Steph still puts them in a spin cycle. lol.

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December 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Richard Jefferson is bad
That’s all I got

Kings_Life_Sentence_86
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December 17, 2020 8:38 pm
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But is he Reggie Miller bad

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December 17, 2020 8:49 pm

Jefferson is WAY worse.

CarinaM707
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December 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Hali-Guy backcourt after the timeout, let’s get it boys

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 8:06 pm

Well, Fox made the practice shot…..

Lucky_Guy
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December 17, 2020 8:09 pm

Hide all the women and children Fox is throwing bricks all over the place.

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December 17, 2020 8:14 pm

Kind of hard to win when Fox and Hield are a combined 6/29

Kingofkings2410
December 17, 2020 8:16 pm

My goodness fox shot does not look good so far. He’s aiming it and does not seem confident with it at all

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December 17, 2020 8:19 pm

He is not even making the stuff around the rim. The dude is just off right now. Looks tired. I hope he looks better to start the season….

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December 17, 2020 8:25 pm
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Not a good look…Your franchise player looks tired after 4 preseason games.

Kingofkings2410
December 17, 2020 8:21 pm

Jefferson’s commentary is like a wet blanket on cold winter night

NotAlwaysLogic
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December 17, 2020 8:23 pm

Jefferson’s commentary > Fox’s shot

Kingofkings2410
December 17, 2020 8:25 pm
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Fox’s shot>currys braids

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December 17, 2020 8:32 pm

curry’s braids>Whiteside’s foot speed

NotAlwaysLogic
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December 17, 2020 8:38 pm
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Whiteside’s foot speed > Fox’s shot….have we come full circle?

Kingofkings2410
December 17, 2020 8:42 pm
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Not yet…..
Jefferson’s commentary is like a wet blanket on cold winter night

Kingofkings2410
December 17, 2020 8:42 pm

Ahhhhh, now we have. That was fun

MidtownMike
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December 17, 2020 8:25 pm

Fox making that contract look rough…

Best five for a lineup from preseason is probably

Fox
Buddy
Robinson III
Barnes
Whiteside

They won’t do that because of Bagley but if they wanted to win that would be the best unit to do it

NotAlwaysLogic
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December 17, 2020 8:30 pm
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Barnes has been such a disappointment. Since he was traded here.

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December 17, 2020 8:32 pm
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And he’s still our best 4…soooo

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December 17, 2020 8:37 pm
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Yikes. Not for long tho. Bagley will get there.

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December 17, 2020 8:29 pm

Jefferson is drinking heavy tonite. Predicts the Dubs will be Top 4 in the West. The Kings in the playoff mix, as well.

WillyTrill
December 17, 2020 8:39 pm

Have enjoyed watching the preseason, and hoping Fox takes it up another level soon.

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December 17, 2020 8:43 pm
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Not sure how Fox takes it up another level with his shot being that bad, but yea I’m with you.

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December 17, 2020 9:30 pm
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Any level would be up from his preseason play !

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December 17, 2020 8:45 pm

Jefferson is just horrendous. How does this get on a national telecast???? Anybody catch how he said if Marvin had been healthy last year kings would have been 12-13 games better….so MVP like WARP numbers? Ludicrous statement and I don’t hate Marvin.

BTW why did Marvin not get back in after first run in 3rd quarter? Didn’t seem any worse than the rest of the starters.

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