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Chainmail: Submit your questions about the Sacramento Kings

You ask, we answer! (That's how a mailbag works, if you were unclear.)

Welcome back to Chainmail!

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
2 months ago

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

Wonderchild
2 months ago

Why can’t we have nice things?

Kosta
2 months ago
Reply to  Wonderchild

All this time, we had the power to fly away….
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Klam
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2 months ago
Reply to  Kosta

The only thing I do lately involving the window is throwing my TV out of it.
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Kosta
2 months ago
Reply to  Klam

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.

02kingsfan
2 months ago

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 “we don’t care about development”?

andy_sims
2 months ago

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.

RORDOG
2 months ago
Reply to  andy_sims

or bring Sacramento back to the playoffs

Malrock
2 months ago

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

RobHessing
2 months ago
Reply to  Malrock

Greg summers in Stockton.

Malrock
2 months ago

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

RORDOG
2 months ago
Reply to  Malrock

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.

AirmaxPG
2 months ago

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

Malrock
2 months ago

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?

Malrock
2 months ago

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

Kosta
2 months ago
Reply to  Malrock

I got a similar headache from watching the debate as I did from sitting next to L*kers fans at a game.

ZillersCat
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosta

Look what they did to a perfectly adorable baby Yoda! They have no decency!
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Otis
2 months ago
Reply to  Malrock

My review:
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Peja
2 months ago

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?

Kosta
2 months ago

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?

B.

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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Wonderchild
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosta

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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2 months ago
Reply to  Kosta

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?

TheBufferZone
2 months ago

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?

Kosta
2 months ago

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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Kosta
2 months ago

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?

Last edited 2 months ago by Kosta
Hozr
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosta

I think a better question is what would this team look like had Malone not been fired?

Kosta
2 months ago
Reply to  Hozr

Good call.

Kosta
2 months ago

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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2 months ago
Reply to  Kosta

If I was a TKH writer and Vox asked me to come back, I’d send them two birds.
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Jman1949
2 months ago
Reply to  Klam

Two?

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Kosta
2 months ago
Reply to  BabyGiraffe

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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eurostep
2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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

SelecaoKOJ
2 months ago

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.

RikSmits
2 months ago

Why are we still fans of this team?

That is not a rhetorical question.

Kosta
2 months ago
Reply to  RikSmits

Why do rhetorical questions go unanswered?

MiseryLovesCompany
2 months ago

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.

RORDOG
2 months ago

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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