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Chainmail: Preseason Overreactions

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Welcome back to Chainmail, where everything's made up, and the points don't matter. We are extremely deep into the 2021-2022 NBA campaign, as the Sacramento Kings stand undefeated in the all-important, all-encompassing, season-defining preseason, having defeated the fully staffed, no stars resting Phoenix Suns on Monday evening. Will and I (and maybe someone else if anyone will reply to me in The Kings Herald Slack Channel), are here to answer your questions about the upcoming season, respond to your overreactions to one preseason game, and answer a zillion queries about Ben Simmons's trade value and the reasons as to why the 31-win Kings shouldn't trade for a 25-year old Defensive Player of the Year candidate who perfectly fills the missing fifth starter spot for Luke Walton.

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

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SexyNapear
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October 5, 2021 11:37 am

I mentioned a day ago I was slightly stupidly optimistic. I am raising my outlook to moderately stupidly optimistic.

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October 5, 2021 3:00 pm

Man! That is some ample actual eagle!

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October 5, 2021 11:49 am

After beating the Suns in the pre-season opener, are the Kings now considered favorites to win the west?

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October 5, 2021 11:57 am
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I’d like to field this one:

No, they are not favorites to win the West. They are favorites to win a title.

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October 5, 2021 12:11 pm
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Thanks. I wasn’t considering the dominating fashion in which the Kings won. It’s nice to finally have a contender.

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October 5, 2021 11:53 am

Current Summer League Champs and complete ownership of the current Western Division Champs: Is it unrealistic to expect 82 wins this year?

Also, which is the more impressive banner to hang in G1C? The Pacific conference champs or 2x Summer League Champs? I have only made it to one game at G1C, and I cannot recall what, if anything is hanging up there.

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October 5, 2021 12:30 pm
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Is it unrealistic to expect 82 wins this year?

Yes. Need to add in the wins from sweeping the playoffs.

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October 5, 2021 12:53 pm
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I have only made it to one game at G1C, and I cannot recall what, if anything is hanging up there

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October 5, 2021 3:57 pm
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Ugh, I remember the start of the ’02/’03 season, when the team held a “banner raising ceremony” at the first game to unveil the “2002 Pacific Division Champions” banner. This was right after the team lost the WCF in 7 to the L*kers. What a lame ceremony that was. The crowd reaction was… tepid, at best.

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