Welcome back to chainmail! After seeing the positive responses to Brenden's appearance last week, we've decided to change things up a bit and bring in a new guest contributor whenever possible. Yes, that means we'll have another mystery guest join us and another disturbingly armored animal will be photoshopped into next week's answers edition by Will. It's a good thing we've got quite a bit we can chat about in this chapter of Chainmail:
- D'Aaron Fox sprained his ankle on Wednesday afternoon and will be reevaluated in 7-10 days.
- The Kings have been practicing shorthanded, and Luke Walton has continued to promote the concept of playing much faster in Orlando.
- Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker passed all COVID-19 protocols and recently joined the team.
- Harrison Barnes has yet to arrive in Florida, leaving Kent Bazemore, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Corey Brewer, and...uh... Jabari Parker as the only wing options.
- Alex Len is also not with the team, while Richaun Holmes broke quarantine for takeout, meaning Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles are the only options at center at this time.
- The Kings have two scrimmages scheduled next week. We may get a peek at Luke Walton's rotations if Harrison Barnes, Alex Len, and Richaun Holmes have returned to the team.
- Anything else you want!
Coach Walton said he will push the pace in those 8 games…..
and we knew the Kings plays better if they push the pace…
How would that strategy affect the playing time for the players, e.g. Yogi can play really fast, while CoJo don’t…and Alex Len cannot run fast, but maybe Parker can run faster…..
Not a question, more a suggestion. Can we have a weekly schedule of Kings Bubble games as part of the front page content?
What is the influence of Daddy Bagley on the development of his son?
Does he have any influence on the FO?
Did his recent social media thing with Fox have any impact?
To add to this,
Is he going to continue to down vote all the comments with his burner account?
Will the scrimmages be televised?
Yes. It was just announced.
My TV schedule says there’s a game on the 22nd on NBATV.
Just how important are these 8 games in terms of the future for Marvin Bagley with the Sacramento Kings?
Welp, this question didn’t age too well. Injury announcement just minutes after I posed it.
Who plays more – Bagley or Kyle Guy?
This question seems to have answered itself…
Life comes atcha fast!
Marvin Bagley’s Year Off, starrring Marvin Bagley.
Question: So, what’s the deal with the Bagley guy?
What is the number of injuries / games missed threshold before the team has to move on from MBIII? Is there any scenario where they don’t offer him the extension?
and this sucks. Not just the Luka/Bags thing, it sucks to see someone who is working hard and legitimately wanting to succeed as much as Bags does have this seemingly endless string of injuries.
Id like to add on to this question How many injuries/games missed can Bagley experience before Vivek moves on from this WHOLE front office?
Bagley has had what would equate to a whole offseason since his last game played and yet here we are.
I remember a time when the old site had awesome dance gif parties after a victory. But eventually that great thing was no more. Is this because the dance gif parties moved to twitter? Is it a whole different culture on twitter, with more personal interactions there and this website is more formal? And what plans are there to utilize Discord for this community? Without any games to watch yet, we probably haven’t been able to use it to it’s full advantage.
Think of the Kings Herald as the NBA Bubble in Orlando, what goes on in the bubble can leak out a bit, but you’ve gotta be in the bubble to participate.
Now think of Twitter as the rest of Florida. Yeah the bubble is in there too, but there’s lots of other crazy shit in there too, and it’s up to you figure out how to filter out all the crazy florida man stories.
Nice answer, Mookie!
If you were stuck inside a bubble like the one at Disneyworld, how would you spend your days? What would you do with your free time?
Does anyone have a strategy for following game threads when there’s no easy way to differentiate between read and unread comments?
Wipe your cache!!!
Bubble rings .. the precious ..
It sounds dumb, but you can give a thumbs up (or down) to check off all the comments you’ve read. It’s not as easy to see as a highlight color like in the past, but it’s the only idea I have for this question.
A trick I’ve used is to search for the word “minutes” and then cycle through those – on a game thread, you could search for “1 minute” to see the latest comments or “5 minutes” for slightly older ones, etc, change the time lag to whatever works best for you. It’s still not a great solution though.
If you could change anything about the organization, what would you change?
I’d change the losing. 🙂
Answer could go to plaid ..
Not really a question, just a suggestion for the site: Is there any way to group archived articles by month or so, so that it’s easier to navigate through them instead of having to click the older entries button many times?
Did not the NBA give teams a bunch of replacement spots on the roster? And if so, can we start a petition to sign Jack Cooley please?
Jack Cooley can not be contained in a bubble.
No, he can only be contained in Pleasantville.
Last week I asked if there were any role players that you had your eye on for the Kings to target thru trade or free agency. This week, is there an all-star-ish level of player that you think we can dangle multiple assets for, or a more established player than we were talking about last week? Or even making a huge offer of multiple draft picks and a couple of our better players? Obviously Bradley Beal is someone multiple teams would target if he became available, but my guess is the league is going to be unstable for a bit and there might be more than a couple of teams that shift gears and there is a lot of movement. Is Utah going to shop Gobert?
What do you opine would be the more efficient path to Kings success: (a) maintain the status quo of team building with the current FO and coaching structure; or (b) tearing down the entire FO, coaching staff, and even roster and just starting over as the equivalent of an expansion franchise?
An expansion franchise is more likely to be in the playoffs in 5 years than the Kings under V&V are with this current starting point.
do you intend to introduce a sponsor for the 2nd and 3rd page of the comment section?
Should Doc Rivers run for president?