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NBA Draft Lottery Open Thread

Go Kings!

The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery is upon us! The festivities start at 5 PM PT, and will be aired on ESPN. As we know from experience, the picks themselves will likely come towards the end of the half hour.

The Kings odds of landing at each pick are as follows:

1st - 7.5%
2nd - 7.8%
3rd - 8.1%
4th - 8.5%
7th - 19.7%
8th - 34.1%
9th - 12.9%
10th - 1.3%

As we're watching, the pre-lottery standings would be announced as follows:

Cleveland Cavalier
Charlotte Hornets
LA Clippers (owed to Oklahoma City Thunder)
New York Knicks
Washington Wizards
San Antonio Spurs
LA Lakers (owed to New Orleans Pelicans)
Sacramento Kings

If it isn't announced in that order, a team behind the Kings has moved into the top 4. The order would continue:

Portland Trail Blazers
Indiana Pacers

If either the Blazers or Pacers are announced before the Kings, it means the Kings have moved into the top 4.

Fingers crossed, lucky shirts worn, children promoted into leadership roles, do whatever you can think of to bolster our odds tonight. Go Kings!

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Bbmuteman
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May 17, 2022 4:47 pm

Let’s go kings.

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May 17, 2022 4:47 pm

No. 11 here we come!!!

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May 17, 2022 4:48 pm

So by start at 5pm, does this actually mean we have to sit through like 30 minutes and endless commercials before they actually start the reveal?

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May 17, 2022 4:57 pm
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This comment is brought to you by Arby’s.

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May 17, 2022 5:11 pm
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You must watch all the trash that espn has to offer.

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May 17, 2022 4:55 pm

The last time Anjali Ranadive was in the news on NBA lottery day, it was 2014 when she represented the Kings.

That year the Kings were slotted at #7 and fell to #8, and then they drafted Stauskas.

Sorry to share that.

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May 17, 2022 5:00 pm
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Ha!

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May 17, 2022 5:01 pm
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If we end up slipping past 7 again we will know who’s the jinx…

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm
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Boo.

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May 17, 2022 4:58 pm

LET’S GO!

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May 17, 2022 4:58 pm

And the first pick goes to…………………..The Sacramento Kings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 17, 2022 5:00 pm

Let’s go combination of numbers!

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May 17, 2022 5:03 pm

Let it happen……..Captin

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May 17, 2022 5:11 pm

Something small I noticed but during that interview Paolo seemed a bit aloof speaking with the ESPN crew, but the second David Robinson started speaking you could see how laser focused he was on his advice.

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May 17, 2022 5:12 pm

After the lottery positions are set I’m really looking forward to Anjali Ranadive’s initial mock draft. Player evaluation being one of her new duties, I expect the organization to rely heavily on her input.

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May 17, 2022 5:16 pm
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I mean…if her thought is that she couldn’t be any worse than Vlade I get that.

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May 17, 2022 5:12 pm

Ahh, it’s that time of year where my hopes are raised before inevitably getting crushed. Let’s go Kings!

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May 17, 2022 5:16 pm

At least they aren’t talking to each team representative, like what they’ve done the last few years.

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May 17, 2022 5:18 pm

Send Sabonis to ensure that the akward fit with Chet is apparent right away…chews popcorn.

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May 17, 2022 5:19 pm

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

Yesssd!!!
first pick baby!

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

Sac top 4!!

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

WooHoo!

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

FUCK YEAH!

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

LFG we moved up baby 🔥

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

Top 4!

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

Yeah baby! Domas did his job!!!

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIT

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

We have moved into the top 4. Cannot believe it

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

Rejoice Sacramento rejoice

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May 17, 2022 5:20 pm

W00t!

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

DONT FUCK THIS UP!

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

Chet and Sabonis 🤯

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

Top 4! Hell yeah!!

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

Well, Well,well! What did I told you?? my gut feeling never disappoints!

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

Top four…yesssssssssssssssssssss

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

Lfg baby!!

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

Top 4

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

If you don’t like that!!!!

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May 17, 2022 5:23 pm
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Ooooooohhhhhhh Boooooyyyyyyyyy!

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

The 1st pick goes to the Sacramento Kings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 17, 2022 5:21 pm

Just popping in to say…

Fuck you Vivek Ranadive.

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May 17, 2022 5:22 pm

Top 3 please

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May 17, 2022 5:23 pm

I feel A tremor in The Force.

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May 17, 2022 5:32 pm
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May the 4th be them

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May 17, 2022 5:33 pm

crud – May the 4th be with them. You must have felt a tremor in the fourth (not force)

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May 17, 2022 5:23 pm

11111111111111111111111 come on 111111111

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May 17, 2022 5:23 pm

LFG

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May 17, 2022 5:23 pm

KINGS MOVED INTO THE TOP 4

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May 17, 2022 5:24 pm
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LOL!

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm
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The timing of this BS was not a coincidence.

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm
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We are all better off for Konsta being here.

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May 17, 2022 5:23 pm

#1 pick in coming for Sac

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May 17, 2022 5:24 pm

WOOOOOOO! MUCH easier to make good decisions from higher up.

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May 17, 2022 5:24 pm

Best moment as a Kings fan all year.

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May 17, 2022 5:24 pm

Everyone of us is just as curious about how they screw this up. Admit it.

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

Whoa!!!! #4

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

Four. I’ll take it.

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

Dam ot!

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

Aweeeee

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May 17, 2022 5:28 pm
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4 player draft……………or so I’m told

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

Fantastic

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

That excitement died quick

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

4th. I’ll take it.

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

I mean, I can’t really be mad. Jumped up 3 spots. I’m happy about that.

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May 17, 2022 5:25 pm

Boooooo!

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May 17, 2022 5:26 pm

In the past I’d have been excited right now.

I don’t even care .

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May 17, 2022 5:31 pm
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Same here. Apathy.

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May 17, 2022 5:27 pm

So, three player draft, amirite?

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May 17, 2022 5:28 pm

SEND DOMAS EVERY YEAR

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May 17, 2022 5:28 pm

What does Barnes plus 4 get us? 😉

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May 17, 2022 5:28 pm

Shaedon Sharpe a possibility now?

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May 17, 2022 7:23 pm
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a lock if Kings want him.

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May 17, 2022 5:28 pm

Soooooo…..Murray, Sharpe, or Ivey?

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May 17, 2022 5:31 pm
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I’m leaning Murray. He’s just what the Kings need.

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May 17, 2022 5:33 pm
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He’s definitely the least sexy choice but maybe the smart one, too.

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May 17, 2022 5:35 pm
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I think he gives you what John Collins would give you without giving up Barnes and the #4 to trade for John Collins.

Not to mention he’d be cheaper.

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May 17, 2022 5:37 pm
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My only real concern is if he can play the 4 next to Domas. I’m sure the offense will be fine, but there still isn’t a whole lot of rim protection. If he could play the 3 and make room for another long forward that’d be great, but it doesn’t seem like his natural fit. He’s got a lot of Barnes to his game funnily enough.

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May 17, 2022 5:40 pm
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He’s a very solid weak side rim protector, second best in the top 10 behind Chet.

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May 17, 2022 5:34 pm
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Excited to hear how the workouts go. As of now, I’m leaning towards Sharpe. Also, there’s a possibility one of Smith, Banchero or Holmgren drops to 4. Highly unlikely but still a possibility especially if Sharpe or Ivey really impresses in their workouts

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May 17, 2022 7:24 pm
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BPA Ivey
best fit – Murray

god, please do not be a repeat of Bagley best fit.

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May 17, 2022 5:29 pm

4th pick is good.

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May 17, 2022 5:29 pm

The last two times the Sacramento Kings were in the Top 4

One time they picked 5th (Thank you, Vlade)
and
The other time they picked not-Luka (Thank you again, Vlade)

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May 17, 2022 6:02 pm

The time before that they picked Tyreke Evans. I heard the guy the Warriors got later in the draft is still playing.

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May 17, 2022 5:30 pm

With the 4th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft the Sacramento Kings select Kofi Cockburn Center Illinois.

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May 17, 2022 5:31 pm

Oh wait. That was from Vlade’s white board.

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May 17, 2022 5:32 pm

Let’s pick another point guard!

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May 17, 2022 5:35 pm

💀I’m dead

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May 17, 2022 5:34 pm

I haven’t been paying much attention to the draft prospects. How is this draft class looking? Will there be some really good names available at the 4th pick?

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May 17, 2022 5:43 pm
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Initial reports are lukewarm. A lot of talent that’s high-risk, high-reward in the top end, with fewer sure-fire stars. There a consensus top 3 (Chet, Jabari, Paolo), and a wider pool afterwards for tier 2.

Kings get their pick of the Tier 2 or snag whoever gets flubbed from tier 1.

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May 17, 2022 5:46 pm
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God if someone gets seduced by Ivey and let’s the Kings have Smith or Chet….I can dream…

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May 17, 2022 6:25 pm
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Yep. That’s the dream. Either way, the Kings are going to have a chance to choose from at least two of Chet/Smith/Banchero/Sharpe/Murray. And while I’ll have my opinions, any one of those guys would be a good choice IMO.

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May 17, 2022 7:29 pm
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solid but not great draft- no super guy like next year with Victor.
Some say top tier is 3, others say 4.
Smith
Banchero
Chet
Ivey

second tier
Sharpe
Murray

we get one of these guys. Honestly, I would avoid Chet (Shawn Bradley). My guess is he is top 3 anyway. Then that means Ivey- BPA vs. Murray best fit.
I fell for the best fit argument last time. Will I get fooled again?

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May 17, 2022 5:38 pm

Trade the pick up or down. Chet or a Vet

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May 17, 2022 5:39 pm

I like Purdue’s Jaden Ivey at #4 — Top shooting guard. Flat out scorer, athletic.

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May 17, 2022 7:30 pm
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similar to Tyreke, Derrick Rose and Jalen Green

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May 17, 2022 5:41 pm

I’m just going to say it. Fox and the 4th pick to Houston for Wood, Gordon and Porter Jr. starters:

Mitchell
Gordon
whoever we get for Barnes and maybe Holmes
Wood
Sabonis

switch Gordon and Porter Jr. if it’s more appealing.

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May 17, 2022 5:43 pm
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No thanks.

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May 17, 2022 5:48 pm
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What would you prefer? Keep Fox and add a question mark? Or a different trade? I like the trade with Houston because I like Wood and Porter Jr. and Gordon can still shoot and at 32 he’s not ancient. Wood is 26, Porter Jr. is 22. All three can play. Being that the chosen direction is win now, it seems a trade is most prudent. Unless Jabari Smith falls to 4.

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May 17, 2022 5:51 pm
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You’d be giving up the two best assets in that trade in Fox and the 4th, horrible trade IMO.

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May 17, 2022 5:54 pm
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Fox’s money makes him harder to trade in my opinion. He’s simply not worth his pay check. Keeping him isn’t going to get us to the playoffs. Who do you believe would be a realistic return for Fox and his contract?

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May 17, 2022 6:05 pm
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You are assuming I agree with your premise that he is not worth his pay; I vehemently disagree. At the beginning of the year the Kings asked him to play as a SG to let Hali run point. It was okay, they needed more time to see if it would work, but once they traded for Domas, Fox was back to his old self and earning his money.
People talk shit of his Def but it’s way better than he gets credit for and just wait til he has confidence in his teammates to perform, people will say his Def improved, but it is what happens when someone knows the effort won’t be wasted.

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May 17, 2022 6:29 pm
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Wow, I feel like we’re looking at both extremes of the Fox takes in these past two posts.

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May 17, 2022 6:27 pm
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I’d say I’m one of the people more open to trading Fox ’round these parts, but I think the Kings are clearly getting the short end of that deal.

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May 17, 2022 7:31 pm
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OMG no !

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May 17, 2022 5:44 pm

Keegan Murray!
He’s The Apathy Mutilator!
He’s what King’s fans crave!