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What a quiet week in the kingdom, eh? Just kidding! Kings fandom is at its craziest level in perhaps several years. Let's chat about what's happening!
- Marvin Bagley Jr. (I will not call him Coach) demanded that the Kings trade his son after he was essentially benched in the fourth quarter of the last game.
- Marvin Bagley III refused to address the tweet in a press conference, choosing to focus on basketball, leaving his thoughts on the initial tweet open to interpretation.
- De'Aaron Fox's after, Aaron, responded to one of my tweets and told the Kings to go ahead and trade Marvin Bagley III (and by default, Marvin Bagley Jr.).
- Outside of the father's day showdown, Tyrese Haliburton suffered a hopefully minor injury and will miss at least one additional game.
- After starting the season 2-0, the Kings have lost 3 of their last 4 games and will face the red hot Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Monday evening.
- Hassan Whiteside has continued to fall out of the rotation, playing only three combined minutes over the last two games.
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Now get to asking, so we can get to answering!
Do you think Marvin Bagley is viewed as a positive trade asset around the league? If not, what does he need to do in order to become one?
What do you think we could get in return for Bagley right now? How much could his value realistically improve?
How soon will this become Haliburton’s team and not Fox’s?
hopefully they’re like batman and robin, or Sherlock Holmes and Watson if you’d prefer. Basically, the main guy wouldn’t succeed without the trusty sidekick.
Why should anyone listen to a coach who doesn’t teach his big men to be able to finish with both hands?
Fox and Holmes’ parents have also chimed in on Twitter, with trade him & can’t go back to playing the old way.
(I’m assuming Lydecia is referring to hero ball and lack of passing by Bagley)
As such, how much do you think all of this drama is going to affect the chemistry and attitudes of the players towards Bagley?
I think she was referring to the way the team was playing and not to Bagley specifically.
I think Fox and Holmes should be forced to answer questions on what their parents are saying on Twitter (I mean, only if we’re being consistent).
I actually would be fine if Fox was asked about this. Fox should be asked about this. I’m interested in whether or not he also gives a non-answer.
How would you describe the following three trade scenarios for Bagley:
The optimistic scenario,
The realistic scenario,
The ultimate KANGZ scenario.
And . . . go.
Optimistic: a Future 1st for Bagley.
Realistic: two 2nd rounders plus cash considerations.
Ultimate KANGZ: we send 3 unprotected 1st round picks (2021, 2023 and 2025) and Fox, Bagley, Bjelica and Kyle Guy to Houston for James Harden and PJ Tucker. We get the 8th seed but lose to GSW in the play-ins.
Why do the Kings not have a second sponsor patch on their jerseys?
(not that I’m complaining, just curious!)
I haven’t seen any other team with only the Nike patch on their jerseys like the Kings. Was there an explanation about this?
Is it the responsibility of each franchise to line that second sponsor up? Does this signify anything with regards to the Kings ownership group and their financial health?
Has your dad ever embarrassed you? Anything memorable?
I’ve seen a lot of comments lately of the Kings trading Fox so Haliburton can take over at point guard. I think Fox is a superb player and future all star. I would much rather see the Kings trade Buddy and pair Fox and Haliburton in the backcourt. Any thoughts?
I like what Rordog said above about the two being a batman and robin scenario. Haliburton has consistently said he plays better with another strong guard next to him. Haliburton and Fox already have strong chemistry and Fox has played well in the bubble and to start the season. No trading Fox.
If Harrison Barnes continues to play at his current high level do the Kings keep him on his declining deal for another year or look to move him and cash in while they can?
Hopefully move him. Take a current step back to take a future step forward. I love this question because I can see strong arguments for trade or keep.
I’d like to see him stay, he provides a veteran presence and could teach Bagley some post moves
Please move him and his terrible deal at the earliest available opportunity. Love the guy as a person, but overpaying by ~double is not good asset management.
I’m not sure you can “sell high” on a guy like Barnes. He is what he is, and there aren’t too many Vlades out there that will be fooled by a handful of games.
Honestly, I’m not sure we can move him without adding a sweetener this season – maybe next? Even at that, it might be closer to the deadline.
I know it is still too early to call, but what do you believe the ceiling is for Tyrese Haliburton?
Defensive 1st Team.
What does your dad think the Kings should do with Bagley?
my dad had season tickets from day 1 until they drafted Bagley. Basically ended decades of fandom with that large straw
Follow up: when does the single-page comment section roll out? 😉
With Richuan Holmes playing excellent basketball right now, do you think he has value moving forward the next couple of years? I know contract value is very relative to what the FA market is like overall, but if you were interested in signing him, what would your contract offer look like?
Also if the Kings trade Holmes, can they sign him as a free agent without limitations?
I think I am suffering from Kings Herald Addiction!
Any symptoms I should be adding to this list? It is a short list that needs some expanding.
Which of these players gets traded first: Bagley, Barnes or Buddy?
The 3 Bamigos?
B- at best
this isn’t really a question worthy of a response, but it popped in my head just now. Have I/you ever been aware of more parents of the various members of the Kings than this season? I can name Aaron, Marvin Sr., Glenn Sr., Dr. Lydeila, and Bill off the top of my head.
There’s also Aneel’s dad
If you had to buy one Kings jersey and it couldn’t be Fox or Haliburton, who would it be?
Which teams’ front offices around the league are already feeling the pressure of a slow start? How do the Kings match up as trade partners and which players should they target in return? I’d like to think that Holmes, Buddy, Bjelica, Cojo, Whiteside and possibly Bagley would all be available.
So, in light of the inevitable Kangziness that has now reared its head – i.e we just can’t have nice things (exhibit A – Tyrese is hurt; Exhibit B – Bagley’s Dad /Bagley), what will the Kings record be over the next 10 games? I’m thinking we may be in for a losing streak. Am I wrong?
What’s a realistic deal for Buddy and Bagley packaged together, if there is one at all?
Assuming there is a scenario where Luke can keep his job, what would that criteria look like?
Who is the more qualified coach, Marvin Bagley II, or Vivek?
Realistically, and when the sh!t hits the proverbial fan, what can Monte get for Marvin Bagley III and what team would want him and his skillset, with having Chinese Dollar Store Lavar Ball whining about how they handle his kid on Twitter.
Is Jabari Parker even on this team? Does he have a role or is he like ZBo in his last year here?
Another 2nd pick to go with Shawn Bradley, Michael Beasley, Derrick Williams, Stromile Swift and Bagley ! The list is long is much longer ! ð
Whose dad do we hear from next?