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The last week has been filled with general NBA stories, as it was reported by Jared Weiss of The Athletic that Victor Oladipo and Myles turner may want out of Indiana, the Boston Celtics got wasted by the Miami Heat and seem to be in desperate need of an improved front court (hello Richaun Holmes or Nemanja Bjelica or both?), while LeBron James and Anthony Davis are set to take on Jimmy Buttler, Bam Adebayo, and the rest of the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals starting this evening.

On the Kings front, Monte McNair has yet to hire any additional staff or make any major trades or bring Sacramento back to the playoffs, so he's clearly been struggling. Finally, the draft interview process has begun, with some interesting and uninteresting questions being bandied about during those calls.

We also want to thank our sponsor for the mailbag, Carter Imports! Carter Imports is a Sacramento-based company that imports some of the very best Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Cretan Thyme Honey available in the world today. There has never been a better time to support one of our own than right now!

Now get to asking so we can get to answering!

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RobHessing
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September 30, 2020 12:40 pm

Is it possible to sell out of an empty wagon? Asking on behalf of Kings season ticket sales reps.

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September 30, 2020 12:50 pm

Why can’t we have nice things?

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September 30, 2020 1:28 pm
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All this time, we had the power to fly away….
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September 30, 2020 1:33 pm
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The only thing I do lately involving the window is throwing my TV out of it.
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September 30, 2020 1:39 pm
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OMG. Eerie similarity!

Chief is waaaaay smarter though. Unless Tommy is tricking us all and is actually the genius that some people say he is.

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September 30, 2020 12:52 pm

What’s up with the continual laid off of the Stockton kings? Is this just a temporary strategy to save money or the same crap we’ve seen the last 7 years of €œwe don’t care about development€?

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September 30, 2020 12:54 pm

Two questions:
1) Is the third paragraph meant to be facetious? I think it is, but it doesn’t betray itself.
2) Did I ask you any questions last week? Days, weeks, months, it’s all just a big blur to me now.

Thank you.

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September 30, 2020 2:21 pm
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or bring Sacramento back to the playoffs

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September 30, 2020 1:10 pm

Is there anything that Greg won’t try to ruin? and or Can’t ruin?

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September 30, 2020 1:13 pm
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Greg summers in Stockton.

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September 30, 2020 1:13 pm

What is Cretan Thyme Honey and why is it so expensive?

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September 30, 2020 2:28 pm
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If you click the link you hyperlinked to there’s a description of the product written by the company who produces it. That company sponsors this article, and helps support the writers associated with this site. In addition to sponsorship opportunities, the writers have also set up a Patreon for readers of this site to support their efforts. Here’s a link to their Patreon page.

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September 30, 2020 1:13 pm

How are the Kings going to get their #1 star on their next contending team? Will this team ever contend for titles?

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September 30, 2020 1:14 pm

Likelihood of Buddy getting traded before the end of next season? Give me a %. For instance are you 75% confident he is gone next year?

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September 30, 2020 1:16 pm

Did you watch the first presidential debate? If so please analogize that debate to a team and explain why you choose that team.

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September 30, 2020 1:26 pm
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I got a similar headache from watching the debate as I did from sitting next to L*kers fans at a game.

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September 30, 2020 2:51 pm
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Look what they did to a perfectly adorable baby Yoda! They have no decency!
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September 30, 2020 4:00 pm
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My review:
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September 30, 2020 1:22 pm

What is the timetable for Monte to fill out his front office staff? Around how many people will be hired and what should we expect to see as their job duties. Is Ken the #2 or is Monte looking for another person to fill that role?

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September 30, 2020 1:35 pm

A.

Since the ownership appears to have some financial difficulties (considering the layoffs and Stockton GM predicament), what would happen if the current Kings ownership group somehow can’t afford to continue running the team?

Does the NBA step in to help? Or does the ownership group have to sell? If they sell, what becomes of the 35-year lease agreement with the city?

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Are the Kings financial struggles related in any small way to the MLS delay in starting the soccer franchise in Sacramento? Would things have been different if there were business deals going on with the new development in the railyards and surrounding areas?

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September 30, 2020 1:46 pm
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The league will do everything it can to keep the lease with the city because they want to be able to use public funds for future arenas in other cities.

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September 30, 2020 4:49 pm
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I can’t recall, but did the NBA step in and take over running the Pelicans a few years back because of financial reasons or was it something else?

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September 30, 2020 1:37 pm

What is the best thing to do with this year’s 2nd round picks? Keep them to stockpile young (hopeful dart throws) talent? Or trade them to either move up in the draft or in acquiring a young veteran?

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September 30, 2020 1:51 pm

A.

If the L*kers win the championship this year, will it come with an asterisk?

B.

The answer to A is yes.

(rings cowbell)

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September 30, 2020 1:53 pm

Since some of the discussion here has been about how Walton has f*cked up the team that Joerger was doing pretty good with the year prior, what do you imagine Joerger would have accomplished had he played out his contract here?

Would the Kings have made the playoffs this past season with Joerger at the helm? Would Buddy have been playing better? Would Vlade still have his job?

…Would Walton be running a dog-walking service in Brentwood as Andy Sims suggested?

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September 30, 2020 2:57 pm
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I think a better question is what would this team look like had Malone not been fired?

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September 30, 2020 3:01 pm
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Good call.

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September 30, 2020 1:58 pm

Question for all TKH staff:

If VOX had a change of heart /realization, made apologies, asked you all to come back to work for that old site, and would pay raises to all of you, would you go back?

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September 30, 2020 2:16 pm
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If I was a TKH writer and Vox asked me to come back, I’d send them two birds.
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September 30, 2020 2:23 pm
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Two?

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September 30, 2020 2:45 pm
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I won’t be here for the mailbag this week

Where are you running off to, Tim? Hmmm….?

I hope it’s not
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A PRIVATE MEETING WITH VOX!!!!
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September 30, 2020 2:27 pm

If Walton gets fired would the kings be better served hiring a veteran coach that has built a team from the ground up (Alvin Gentry, Duane Casey, Nate McMillan) or hiring a top NBA assistant coach or a major college coach?

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September 30, 2020 4:51 pm

Has any team ever outright sold a first round pick? If so, does it count as a trade?

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September 30, 2020 7:31 pm

Watching Heat-Lakers. Heat are getting exposed with a very thin front line outside Bam. Would love to put together a package Bagley, Holmes, Bjelly, etc. Maybe snag a couple of their young pieces like Nunn(Who’s sitting on the bench) Okpala, and/or Robinson.

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October 1, 2020 5:42 am

Why are we still fans of this team?

That is not a rhetorical question.

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October 2, 2020 10:36 am
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Why do rhetorical questions go unanswered?

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October 1, 2020 10:22 am

Looking into your magic 8-ball, Monty McNair will have the Kings in fours years:

(a) perennial playoff contender; or
(b) McNair fired from his job; or
(c) status quo as a bottom dweller; or
(d) get creative with your own mystery timeline.

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October 1, 2020 11:19 pm

Who are some up and coming coaches that should be considered for the open position? I’m not really interested in the Gentry types that were previously head coaches, or current assistant head coaches who probably won’t make lateral moves. Im talking about the defensive gurus, or the G League head coaches with a proven track record of success that are on the fast track to head coaching jobs in the next few years.

I feel like those are the types of coaches that will ultimately be hired even if the position of lead assistant is filled by a current coach like Mermuys.

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