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Chainmail: Fan Therapy Session

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Welcome back to Chainmail! This week, we'll have a special guest, as Will is out of town. Who might that be, you ask? I'll let you know as soon as Greg allows me back into the Slack channel! [Editor's Note: Tim knows what he did. -Greg]

Here's a quick review of the Kings last few days:

  • The Kings have lost three games in a row, once to the 4-8 Pacers, once to the 7-3 Suns, and once to the 4-7 Spurs. Not exactly a great look for a team talking quite loudly about the postseason
  • De'Aaron Fox has looked much better over his last five games, as he's put up an average of 23.6 points and 5.4 assists on 48/40/80 shooting splits. He's also averaging six free throw attempts per game in that stretch, a key element of his game that was missing in the early parts of the season.
  • Richaun Holmes was semi-benched in Wednesday night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs, recording only seven first-half minutes and ending the game at 18 minutes, having taken only four shots.
  • Jahmi'us Ramsey has gotten the call over Louis King and Robert Woodard while Tyrese Haliburton has been out with a sore back. In Monday's loss to the Suns, he played just a few minutes, but with Terence Davis also out on Wednesday, Ramsey saw his first real action of the season, scoring seven points on five shots in 21 minutes on the floor.
  • Marvin Bagley refused to enter the game against the Phoenix Suns, an impressive anti-tank stance for such a young player.

Now, get to asking, so we can get to answering!

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SexyNapear
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November 11, 2021 7:43 am

Do the Kings guards practice pounding the ball incessantly while ignoring their teammates in practice because that’s seems like the only offensive game plan for Fox, Davion and Hield. I’m assuming Tyrese just ignores the game plan.

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November 11, 2021 7:44 am

If a playmaker (eg., Haliburton) gets injured, shouldn’t the next guy on the depth chart be another playmaker? In football if a quarterback gets injured, the replacement is not determined by approximate height but rather by the skills they have. A playmaker can usually dribble, pass, and shoot, right? So wouldn’t that mean King or Coleman should be in the rotation when Haliburton is injured?

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BabalooMagoo
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November 11, 2021 7:46 am

Why can’t we have nice things?

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November 11, 2021 2:18 pm
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Because Andy Sims is always lurking somewhere.

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November 12, 2021 11:40 am
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I’ll accept part of that, but some responsibility must be borne by the fact that we can’t block annoying .gif files in threads.

Cash_Considerations
November 11, 2021 7:56 am

Am I wrong for feeling strongly about this? I’m super tired of guys like Luke, Keith Smart, Ty Corbin.. The Kings should someday actually get one of those great coaches whose teams set screens, run clever plays, and have defensive schemes. Also, I would love a coach who holds his players accountable…isn’t just “the nice guy.” We had one with Adelman, and I think we had another with Malone. Other teams get the Rick Carlisles, Erik Spoelstras, and Quin Snyders. I want my Kings to get one…soon. Am I supposed to just keep being patient with Luke? Does that really work out?

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