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Chainmail: Submit your questions about the Sacramento Kings

We're here to chat about the GM candidates, draft prospects, free agent targets, trade ideas, or whatever else is on your mind.

Welcome back to Chainmail and your favorite photoshopped animal crew!

We finally had some movement on the Kings GM search this week, as Sam Amick and Shams Charania of The Athletic shared a list of six names that the Kings have identified and asked permission to speak to regarding their open front office positions. Meanwhile, Buddy Hield trade ideas continue to swirl around the organization, other veterans could theoretically be on the block if the new front office wants to rebuild or reset around De'Aaron Fox, and the team has several free agent questions regarding several key players from last season, including Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kent Bazemore, Harry Giles, and DaQuan Jeffries. On the draft front, the Kings hold the 12th, 35th, 43rd, and 52nd picks and have plenty of interesting options in front of them, from defense-only guards who can't shoot, to shooters who don't defend, to project players who could be the next star or the next Georgios Papagiannis. Feel free to ask questions about anything listed above or anything else percolating in your insane Kings-obsessed mind!

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Bill2455
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September 9, 2020 9:33 am

Given the fiscal issues the Kings have… what are the chances the Kings just sell draft picks?

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September 9, 2020 9:39 am
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BREAKING: Cash Considerations Jr. has declared for the 2020 draft. Some project him as a lottery pick.

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September 9, 2020 9:59 am
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I am guessing those laid off from the Kings staff think that is hilarious.

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September 9, 2020 10:16 am

Is it ok to mix Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Cretan Thyme, Honey?

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September 9, 2020 1:47 pm
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Carter Imports’ oil and honey are a welcome addition to the RORDOG’s kitchen. I made curry shrimp with butternut squash this weekend for the lady friend, and both ingredients were utilized.

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September 9, 2020 1:50 pm
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lucky lady.

i’d ask for a recipe, but i’m a vegetablarian.

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September 9, 2020 2:00 pm
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honestly, it would’ve been fine without the shrimp. Originally, I was just looking for butternut squash recipes, and it looked good. I just got done curing like 6 squashes I grew, so my diet is basically squash-based at this point.

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September 9, 2020 10:57 am

Why does it seem the interest in the Kings GM job is somewhat tepid? Especially considering the top tier of candidates (Webster, Zarren, Hinkie) haven’t really been mentioned…

Is Vivek still meddling in BB Ops? Will he ever get a top-notch executive and get out of the way?

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September 9, 2020 11:12 am

Question based on my current mood:

What’s the fucking point?

I barely have enough cares left for any member of the human species, let alone the dumb collection of two-legged idiots associated with the fictional tribe that is called the Sacramento Kings!

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September 9, 2020 12:54 pm
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I barely have enough cares left for any member of the human species

Maybe you just need a cat in your life
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September 9, 2020 1:30 pm
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Looks like a young Kosta? .. grab a mask and be anonymous at games .. could be fun?

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September 9, 2020 1:51 pm
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omg, if that is real i am ordering 9!

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September 9, 2020 12:48 pm

If the Kings don’t get one of these 6 (now 5) candidates, will it be time to be discouraged?

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September 9, 2020 1:38 pm

Based on fit with Fox, pick your favorite:

  • player(s) in the draft
  • free agent target
  • realistic trade target/scenario
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September 9, 2020 2:47 pm

Based on the list of names that came out (and I have no idea what their resumes look like)

—–Which candidates are you most excited about and why? Which candidates are you least excited about and why?

Due to the abundance of 2nd Round Picks…

—–Who are some potential 2nd round picks that you are intrigued by and why?

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September 9, 2020 3:13 pm

When the Kings were playing in the bubble, they announced probably could order G1C concessions to go to eat at home while watching the Kings. If you could have brought any part of the live Kings experience into your home during the pandemic, what would it be?

I’d totally have Jerry do color commentary of daily activities, like video games or cooking.

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September 10, 2020 1:27 pm

My take on the leaking to the press about Walton’s job was that he was safe to start the season. Unless he spends the entire off season watching tape on his ineptitude, its hard to imagine him coming into next season with trying to cement players into their specific roles and better game management and match up skills. How long do you think Walton lasts into the season? Do you think there are any names of coaches recently separated from their team that might excite ownership, such as Donovan? Atkinson?

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September 10, 2020 1:34 pm

Now that the silliness of regarding Bagley as a multi-positioned player is gone with Vlade, which did Bagley no favors in adjusting to the NBA, do you see the Kings trying to make Bagley into a full time center? With Holmes contracted for one more season, and getting someone with true size for matchups one of the cheaper endeavors for teams, this seems like the time for him to put on some weight in a smart manner and seeing if he can be one of the more mobile big men in the game. For all of his faults, WCS did put pressure on opponents with his ability to run the break, and watching these games in the playoff bubble, it sure seems like developing a six foot eleven guy with plus mobility into the center position is viable and important to the future.

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September 11, 2020 10:00 am

Given Vivek’s and Matina’s track record of interference with basketball-related issues, will (or more accurately, should) the new GM insist on a hands-off policy on BB ops from non-BB people in the organization?

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