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Welcome back to Chainmail! Will and I are here to answer your brilliant (and not so brilliant) questions! Despite the league remaining in hiatus, quite a bit has been happening in the NBA over the last few days. Several players have publicly shared their hesitation in returning to play, others have stated their determination to finish the year, the league office provided guidelines on who can sign and bring which players to Orlando, monetary penalties have been announced for players who sit out, health and safety policies have been released for the return to play, and the 2020 draft continues to loom in the relatively new future.

To submit a question about anything, and we mean quite literally anything at all, you can comment below, message Will (@WillofThaPeople) or me (@TimMaxwell22) on Twitter, or snail mail a letter to 2020 Apocalypse Way Sacramento, CA 95842.

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June 17, 2020 9:48 am

Any updates on Bagley? Is he even expected to play when the season resumes?
 
Thanks!

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June 17, 2020 10:05 am

Without sports, what do you entertain yourself with? How do you fill the void?

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June 17, 2020 10:13 am
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I entertain myself going on The Kings Herald.

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June 17, 2020 10:44 am
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Me Too!

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June 17, 2020 10:58 am
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I also seem to follow Safety cat by about 2 seconds. I know that is you Vivek ..
 

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June 17, 2020 10:15 am

What is your go-to place for food takeout during quarantine?
 
I admittedly have only done takeout once since quarantine started in mid-March, but I definitely want to do a better job at supporting small local restaurants.

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June 17, 2020 10:17 am

If you had a time machine and could send college Boogie back in time to get drafted by the Kings in 1997. His skillset is the same, but the environment in which he develops as a pro are obviously different. This also sets off a chain reaction in which Vlade never signs with the Kings, but everything else roster-wise stays the same. Do the early 2000 era Kings win a championship with Back to the Future Boogie at Center?

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June 17, 2020 10:47 am
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Vlade haz people skillz & was a good teammate and didn’t mess with Kings announcers .. ducks !
 

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June 17, 2020 1:56 pm
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Oooh interesting,,, and does Boogie then become our future GM, and use his knowledge from the future (past?) much like Biff to correctly draft Kawhi, Giannis, etc and turn the Kings into a two decade long dynasty!??

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June 17, 2020 2:46 pm
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In this alternate universe Cousins becomes the co-host of the Grant Napear Show

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June 17, 2020 4:02 pm
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June 18, 2020 8:49 am
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You are a demon child, Bratz.

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June 17, 2020 10:31 am

If I want to read an informative, good (e)book about the racism issues plaguing the US, which book would you recommend? (preferably one available via Kindle).

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June 17, 2020 11:06 am
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Not a book, but I Am Not Your Negro is one documentary film I would recommend about the issue you mentioned.
 
Trailer:

 
 

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June 17, 2020 11:09 am
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For anyone that has Netflix, I highly recommend the documentary “13th.” It talks about the prison industry and how there are so many people of color overcrowding prisons.

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June 17, 2020 11:12 am
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Yeah, that was eye-opening.
 

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June 17, 2020 11:00 pm
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Separate, but related. Has anybody heard about the Port Chicago Mutiny? I’ve been reading about it recently, since the events took place a few miles from where I live, and it’s fucking mindblowing that it’s not more well known. It occurred after one of the biggest casualty events on US soil in WW2, and was the catalyst that lead to racial integration of the US Navy.
 
Just such a wtf? feeling learning that the Navy forced untrained black men to load munitions on ships, then 10,000 tons of munitions exploded, killing 300 people. 50 of the survivors were sent to prison for mutiny because they refused to continue working under conditions that were obviously unsafe. Even more wtf? that only one of them was pardoned before he died, and the other 49 were posthumously exonerated in 2019.

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June 17, 2020 11:02 pm
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and 1, the explosion was so big that it was felt in San Jose and Santa Clara. If you know anything about bay area geography, then you know that’s a big ass explosion.

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June 18, 2020 9:17 am
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It’s easy to forget that the US had segregated armed forces throughout WW2.
 
They wouldn’t integrate until 1948.

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June 17, 2020 11:26 am

How do you define €œsuccess€ in Orlando? Is it simply playoffs or bust?

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June 17, 2020 12:02 pm
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Shit, I’ll chalk up “Everyone associated with the Kings makes it out of there with their health intact” as a major “success!”

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June 17, 2020 11:41 am

IF (the mother of all ifs) the Kings squeak into the playoffs under this year’s modified format, does it really count as breaking the streak? Compressing the entire regular season into an 8-game play-in is drastic; would a playoff berth in 2020 come with a huge asterisk and SSS (small sample size) warning? Or do we just not give a rat’s ass at this point?

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June 17, 2020 12:48 pm
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The season isn’t really compressed into 8 games. We’re simply stopping after playing 8 additional games. For us, it’s a slightly shortened 72 game season. No need for an asterisk here.

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June 17, 2020 2:23 pm
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Except it’s the only season a team could finish with the 9th best record, by a decent margin no less, and still make the playoffs. Personally, I’d say if the 9th seed wins the play-in, it definitely needs as asterisk.

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June 17, 2020 3:09 pm
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I really don’t get the purpose of adding symbolic asterisks. If they do win the play-in that means their winning % over their last 30 games would be around ~66.7%. (13-7 last 20 games before the break, 5-3 in the final 8 games of the season, 2-0 in the play-in tournament). To me, that’s enough of a sample size to believe they’re the 8th best team in the west even if it took extenuating circumstances to achieve that rank.

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June 17, 2020 5:41 pm
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Two ways of looking at it. It would be what it is in the record books. No astericks needed.
 
On the other hand, I will not be giving the FO/coaching staff a lot of credit for assembling a “competitive” team if they back into the playoffs this way. Normal NBA season results are 28-36 heading into this non-normalness!

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June 17, 2020 7:04 pm
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For sure. it’s not something that Vlade gets to put on his resume as a crowning achievement. I’d feel the same way even if the season had played out normally and they snuck in with a record of </=.500.

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June 17, 2020 12:00 pm

If I still follow Brad on twitter, there is something wrong with me and I should be worried, correct?

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June 17, 2020 12:30 pm
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Corollary: If Brad does a new The Jester’s Court pod, but they don’t post it on TKH, then did it actually happen?
 
(It’s available on Spotify. He had Damien Barling yesterday, and it’s def worth a listen)

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June 17, 2020 1:11 pm
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Can a Tom Ziller Interview podcast be done on TKH? .. disclaimer .. I have no association with Ziller Incorporated, CC .. and the like .. Didn’t he invent social media? Perhaps it was Al Gore?
 
 
 
 
 

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June 17, 2020 12:19 pm

What’s the beef going on between Fox and Bagley’s Dad?
 
 

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June 17, 2020 12:50 pm

If this Kings team were in a larger market (Like LA, for instance), which player would be grossly overvalued?

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June 17, 2020 12:56 pm
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Harry Giles passing highlights would be on ESPN after every game! He would be Alex Caruso on steriods!

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June 17, 2020 1:57 pm
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But Alex Caruso is already on steroids!

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June 18, 2020 10:50 am
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Do steroids cause hair loss?
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June 18, 2020 11:59 am
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You didn’t come hairless? Or is that an upgraded model?

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June 18, 2020 11:57 am
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I think he would be incredibly over valued like Kyle Kuzma.

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June 17, 2020 1:31 pm

Will Safety Cat be the first to go Plaid with Thumbs up award?

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June 17, 2020 2:40 pm
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June 17, 2020 2:32 pm

What’s V-Bot been up to this whole time?

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June 17, 2020 2:50 pm
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June 17, 2020 3:27 pm
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Hanging with the Darlek’s in the UK .. what else? It’s a pandemic dude .. V-bot is keeping Sacramento safe.

 
Blake, it would be so cool to embed video like pictures. Facebook can do it. The code is out there. Good job on TKH.
 
 
 

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June 17, 2020 3:35 pm
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Woud Karen listen to a Darlek?
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June 17, 2020 3:44 pm
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I think Karen would want to speak to the Page Administrator, right?
 
 

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June 17, 2020 4:19 pm

You have been gifted with the ability to eliminate one Kings transaction in the Sacramento era (hiring, firing, signing, trade, etc) from the history books. What do you choose?

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June 17, 2020 6:42 pm
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Rashad McCants!!!!!!!!!!

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June 17, 2020 4:49 pm

Did you guys ever expect that *all* the commenting traffic would migrate to the new site?

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June 17, 2020 11:33 pm

this is more of a request, but someone at TKH should try to find out if the NBA plans on installing the cameras required to generate their tracking stats/data inside the bubble. We take it for granted now, but there’s a lot of fun stats that are completely dependent on technology that’s fully integrated into NBA arenas. I highly doubt the Disney courts are equipped with data-tracking cameras, and I’m curious if the NBA cares enough to add them.

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June 18, 2020 6:41 am
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This bubble talk keeps reminding me of the Truman Show.. The health stats, I don’t want to know. Somewhere in there we become stalkers of the Bubble ..
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June 18, 2020 6:42 am
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Plus, I couldn’t make up my mind on the photo .. this might be better?
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June 18, 2020 7:14 am

If a Woodchuck COULD chuck wood, should it even consider buying a Milwaukee 18V 1400 ft lbs max torque 1/2″ driver?
 

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June 18, 2020 10:46 am
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Cordless or plugged?

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June 18, 2020 10:57 am
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Cordless of course. I actually want a 3/8″ drive so the issue is moot. I just want to know Tim’s opinion of woodchuck’s owning power tools honestly.

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June 18, 2020 7:22 am

Perhaps I’m different in watching sports than other Kings Fans. I watch for a team having fun playing the game & enjoy being a part of that. The winning is for the bean counters. I’d love to see the Kings win. I much rather watch a team of fun players enjoying playing the game and watching for the .. wow moments. Isn’t that what most King fans like? IDK? You can’t want them to be San Antonio, else you’d be a Spurs fan?
 
Topic .. Why are we Kings Fans? I’ll take the question to the writers first though?
 

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June 18, 2020 9:07 am

Well, I forgot to ask it in the form of a question ..
What is ..
Is the Orlando Basketball a lot like The Truman Show?
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June 18, 2020 9:11 am

If I could Turn back time …
If Vincent Carter started with the Kings, rather than end his career, how would the Kings have faired?
Bonus question .. Do we really think Vlade has done nothing, or is just the Gen-Xers who have a short attention span & had lost sight of the bigger picture in building a winning team?
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June 18, 2020 9:24 am

What players out there, regardless if they are going to be a FA or not, that you think should be on the Kings radar if they become available or that the Kings should inquire about, whether it be young players with upside, decent players who dont fit with their current team, or veteran specialists/role players? I am fond of D’jounte Murray, JaMychal Green, Mikal Bridges, Elfrid Payton, Justise Winslow, Jerami Grant, and Myles Turner.

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June 18, 2020 12:09 pm
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Justise Winslow is my target. I’d get behind a Buddy trade for a Winslow package. If Memphis were looking to get out of Dieng’s deal, I’d try and swing a Buddy and Parker (opting in I assume) for Winslow and Dieng.

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June 18, 2020 7:43 pm
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I think his size, defensive versatility, and playmaking make him very valuable.

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June 19, 2020 8:30 am
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I wonder how available Mo Bamba is.

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June 19, 2020 5:51 am

Should we get our NBA Play-In rings early?

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June 20, 2020 6:25 am
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The ring of Kings .. but evil .. keep talking .. I’m listening?
It would be a bold move .. lets see how it pays off.

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June 19, 2020 7:28 am

$300 gets ya one.. The nerd in me says .. oh-cool .. your phone pairs as a medical tri-corder with this remote sensor .. the wavy think in Star Trek is now a ring. I’d expect better sensors by stardate 2263.
https://ouraring.com/meet-oura
 
 
 
 

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June 20, 2020 1:06 pm

Can you guys complain to the folks at the ringer that their top five shooters in the nba list is wrong? They left buddy off that list.

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