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Kings 103, Knicks 94: The Kings hold a block party

14 blocks resulted in holding an opponent under 100 points. What a concept!

The Kings showed signs of defensive life and managed to hold an opponent under 100 points. What a crazy idea! An incredible team total of 14 blocks resulted in the Sacramento Kings defeating the New York Knicks 103-94.

De’Aaron Fox finished with a team high 22 points to go with 7 assists and 3 rebounds. Harrison Barnes broke out of his slump and had 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

But tonight was really about Tyrese Haliburton. The rookie was everywhere, contributing on both offense and defense and making Knicks fans scream in anguish at what could have been. Haliburton finished with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals and 2 assists. His assist total should have been closer to the 6-7 range but teammates kept blowing easy buckets. Truly a great night for the rookie.

Richaun Holmes chipped in 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 blocks. Marvin Bagley was clearly playing through pain in his wrist but still added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Bagley struggled on defense and was targeted often by the Knicks, especially by Julius Randle, but he gave great defensive effort even if the defense itself wasn’t great.

The win snaps a four game losing streak for the Kings. Due to game postponements, the Kings are now off until Wednesday.

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RikSmits
January 22, 2021 10:08 pm

Burt with 31 minutes, CoJo with 14.

It seems that finally Walton actually watched the tape.

Jman1949
January 22, 2021 10:09 pm

Time for a dance thread!

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Jman1949
January 22, 2021 10:18 pm
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NorCalKingsFan
January 22, 2021 10:36 pm
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NorCalKingsFan
January 22, 2021 10:45 pm
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Kosta
January 22, 2021 10:59 pm
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SelecaoKOJ
January 22, 2021 10:10 pm

That gives Monte now until Wed to Move Barnes/Hield.

BigDrewbot
January 22, 2021 10:11 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

and Walton

Migz
January 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

and Bjelica

Inthestarz
January 22, 2021 10:24 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Hield doesn’t have positive value, he may have negative with his play so I’ll give Monte a pass there

Barnes can be moved at this point, and should be moved if I approve of McNair being hired. He’s not timeline, and if he has is picking 10 or 11 instead of 4-6, because McNair chooses to build a culture, I’ll be pissed

the fans that approve of Barnes wrecking the tank of a young team shouldn’t be the perspective of a GM doing a long term job

RikSmits
January 22, 2021 10:45 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

And CoJo.

TheOldFalcon
January 22, 2021 11:07 pm
Reply to  RikSmits

He likely has little to no trade value, but Joseph is the player (other than Buddy) that I am most looking forward to getting moved (or benched). The more minutes for Halliburton the better, and I wouldn’t mind seeing a few consistent minutes for Guy or Ramsey too.

Kosta
January 22, 2021 11:00 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

most importantly, the needle

kingsforaday
January 23, 2021 4:07 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

And Vivek

HumboldtCPA
January 22, 2021 10:12 pm

Must have been the jerseys!

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January 23, 2021 9:12 am
Reply to  HumboldtCPA

Yeah, I think I’m going to get a Hali city edition.

Kui
January 22, 2021 10:16 pm

Finally a win!

Some observations:

1. This team can play some D with the right coaching.
2. That matchup switch on Randle in the 4th won it for us. Credit to Luke? Maybe Kalamian I guess.
3. We got a real deal with Hali. Time to start the rook! (He is even directing “defensive specialist” CoJo in some defensive sequences)
4. Fox is improving on 3s, but really needs to work on FTs.

Hope we get some practice time and adjustments during the time off.

SelecaoKOJ
January 22, 2021 10:25 pm
Reply to  Kui

Eternal Optimist, You. Deck Chairs.. Me. I can’t take much away from this game. Knicks are probably the Bottom 3 in offense. A lot of teams will look like defensive stalwarts against this offensively challenged Knicks team. I agree with one of your points. Hali did play great and it is time for him to take Buddy Love’s place. Other than that… Kings need to trade massive players, fire Walton, and rebuild. This team will forever be stuck between a ceiling of purgatorial mediocrity and the living hell of Suckitude until they do.

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TheOldFalcon
January 22, 2021 11:12 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

This is where I lean as well. I must admit though, when Kyle Draper stated in the pregame that the Kings needed to hold NY under 100 points, I laughed out loud. With our Kings giving up 120+ like it was nothing the last half dozen games, I am still shocked that they held any team, be it Knicks, NCAA, YMCA, or otherwise under 100 points.

WizsSox
January 23, 2021 12:18 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Cool…we get to bitch about this team for about 330 days of the year. Maybe hold the whiny bitch fest for non win games. Like just relax. Same stuff game after game. Nobody on here is saying this win indicates they are a playoff team.

Marty
January 22, 2021 10:29 pm
Reply to  Kui

FiFy

Finally a win!

Some observations:

1. This team can play some D with the right coaching when they play the New York Knicks.

RikSmits
January 22, 2021 10:34 pm
Reply to  Marty

On a SEGABABA.

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 10:51 pm
Reply to  RikSmits

you guys

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January 23, 2021 10:46 am
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Kings_Life_Sentence_86
January 23, 2021 1:09 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

HA!

WizsSox
January 23, 2021 12:15 am
Reply to  Kui

Woulda been nice of Walton made a switch sooner. I don’t blame Bags a ton on that. I was ready for the post game thread to be all about how Walton sucks for not making the switch on Randle

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 10:20 pm

I put it at like 61% odds the kings win their next game. They’re unpredictably predictable. 7-10 here we come baby.

SelecaoKOJ
January 22, 2021 10:36 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

10-14 pick sounds like typical Kangz. Let’s suck. But, not bad enough to land a Top 6 pick in one hella loaded draft. 32-33 wins. miss the play in by 2 games. Do it all over again next year. Rinse and Repeat.

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 10:46 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

i mean if they can land another haliburton-level talent in the late lottery, then we’re all good.

RikSmits
January 22, 2021 10:52 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

No we are not. We really need a franchise player. We need a player that grabs this team by the balls and drags it into relevancy, notwithstanding the dysfunction of the franchise.

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 10:54 pm
Reply to  RikSmits

ill settle for a good player that doesn’t grab anyone by their balls, but that’s just me.

Hobby916
January 23, 2021 3:56 am
Reply to  RORDOG

Like this guy?

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JackassCentral916
January 23, 2021 7:06 am
Reply to  Hobby916

I can’t believe we don’t talk about this more. Remember when Reggie Evans was on the team? I went to one game when he was playing, and it was all I could do to not yell “Nut grabber!” during the quiet moments.

eddie41
January 23, 2021 11:32 am
Reply to  RikSmits

That would be like going from Kafka’s Metamorphosis to Steven King’s Misery. Not a good solution.

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 11:02 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

To put it another way, does Fox + Haliburton + Haliburton-level player = a playoff-level core? I think so assuming the 3rd player has a complimentary skillset.

TheOldFalcon
January 22, 2021 11:20 pm
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If Cade isn’t in the cards, a top prospect big like USC’s Evan Mobley, or one of the two G-League wing phenoms (Green or Kuminga) could really help us. The backcourt of the future is hopefully set with Fox and Hali, but I think the Kings need a frontcourt player with a realistic ceiling of two-way all-star if we are to have confidence that playoffs can be realistically in reach in a few years.

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SelecaoKOJ
January 22, 2021 11:55 pm
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Playoff core. Not in the West. Not in this lifetime. I will bet my mortgage on that. Neither Fox nor Hali or those type of players. If you think Fox and Hali are taking this team to the playoffs. Then, I think you may have had too much to drink. I say that respectfully.

RORDOG
January 23, 2021 12:05 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Lol

CoreyBrewersD
January 23, 2021 10:48 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

You will bet your Debt? or the payment itself. Either way never say never, things can change quickly. I also disagree that culture isn’t important, you will never sustain any success w/o a culture.

SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 8:14 pm
Reply to  CoreyBrewersD

One thing is guaranteed. Nothing changes quick for the Kings. If you been watching the past 15 years. Not much has changed. Always gravitating between two places: mediocrity or cellar dwellers. I am hoping Monte has the power to change that. If not, It means Vivek is still running this team and meddling. If we don’t see too many personnel changes, it’s likely Monte is a hired figure head.

SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 12:01 am
Reply to  RORDOG

This is a Star driven league. Playoff teams in the West not only have a star. But, Usually multiple stars. You’re banking on Fox becoming an All Star. SO far, I don’t see it. He won’t get in this year, either. The West is loaded with fantastic guards who are game changers. Fox is not in that category. Hali, while a nice player and a great pick at 12 is not the second coming of Kawhi Leonard.

WizsSox
January 23, 2021 12:28 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Is it possible there is a spectrum that lies somewhere in between “nice player” and Kawhi Leonard. I can’t say what Haliburton can become for a winning team with any certainty. I like what I see but anybody that can declare either way after 15 games is full of crap.
Also I could care less if Fox makes an All Star team. Yeah West is loaded. If he keeps making progress (which I think he is, especially shooting wise) then he can be a very very good player. Last I checked, very good players make very good teams. Being named to the All star team guarantees jack. Ask Chris Kamaan and Kyle Korver.

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Otis
January 23, 2021 5:31 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Playoff teams in the West not only have a star. But, Usually multiple stars.

Like Denver or Utah?

SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 10:29 am
Reply to  Otis

I would say Mitchell is a star and without a doubt better than Fox. Gobert is a perennial 1st team All Defense. When The Kings have a player that is first team All Defense, Let me know. Denver has arguably a Top 5 player in Jokic. Denver may have a second star in Porter Jr.

Otis
January 23, 2021 1:30 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Mitchell isn’t a star, IMO. But he’s a very good team basketball player, as is Gobert.

You said “multiple stars” were needed to be a playoff team in the West. Just looking at some of the rosters that have made the playoffs the last few years show that not to be the case.

RORDOG
January 23, 2021 1:27 pm
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And it’s a bit of a chicken or egg thing. If the Kings are a playoff team, then they’d probably get more all-star votes.

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January 23, 2021 9:19 am
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You are right. Every playoff caliber team in the West has at least 2 all-star level players. The Kings have a ways to go to get Hali and Fox to those levels.

Lakers: LBJ and AD
Clippers: Kawhi and PG
Nuggets: Jokic and Murray
Jazz: Mitchell and Gobert
Blazers: Lillard and CJ
Mavs: Luka and Zinger
Suns: Paul and Booker
Warriors: Curry and Klay

WizsSox
January 23, 2021 11:30 am
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Well currently the Grizz would be in the playoffs (not out of realm of possibility) and they certainly don’t have 2…also Klay is not playing so if the Warriors make it this year that kind of knocks that out.

If one wants to argue you need two stars to make a serious title contention, then yeah probably. But you can have one really good player and a nice cast around them and make the playoffs.

SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 8:20 pm
Reply to  WizsSox

Good player and Impact player are different titles. Not always synonymous. Fox is a good player. Not an impact player. Hali is already better than Fox. But, he is a rookie and we are yet to see him take over a game. Maybe, he will get that opportunity this season.

Otis
January 23, 2021 1:28 pm
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Frankly, Murray isn’t an All-Star yet, and while D-Mitch made an All-Star team, I think he’s still overrated at this point. And Gobert is an All-Star pretty much at one end of the court. The Nuggets and Jazz (IMO) get it done on more of a team basis, than just relying on their “superstar” players.

Now, these are all very good players, no doubt about it. And I think the Kings need one guy at the level of a Lillard/Booker, etc. But if they get that, Haliburton and Fox become borderline All-Star type players, and you build some depth through the roster – that’s a team that could do some damage.

SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 8:25 pm
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I am sold on Hali being a great glue guy and could have a high ceiling. Fox is what he is. He’s overvalued in Sac. He’s a good player. That literally plays a bipolar brand of basketball. His imprint is rarely shown against high powered teams. That’s why I think Mitchell is better than Fox. Utah is primarily Gobert’s first team D, and Mitchell. Fox needs to lead the team to a playoff before he’s considered All Star material.

Otis
January 23, 2021 5:30 am
Reply to  RORDOG

Depends on the ceiling of Hali and Hali2. If Fox ends up as your third best player, you’re getting somewhere.

rc50cal
January 23, 2021 9:59 am
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We need superstar level player. We have 2 nice players in Fox and Hali whose ceilings have not yet been defined but probably aren’t top 10 players in the league.

SelecaoKOJ
January 22, 2021 11:53 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

Haliburton. I love the guy and he’s a great player. A game changing franchise player. He’s not. Those you see in the first year. Hali is doing great and can be a nice piece. Is he Morant, Doncic, Zion, Wood, etc. A Star. He’s not.

RORDOG
January 23, 2021 12:03 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Think of his upside as like a Christie, Battier, Marion, healthy Shaun Livingston, Iguodala type of player. Haliburton just makes the team better. They still need at least one more super impactful piece, but the ultra premium glue guy piece is also typically hard to find, and the kings now have it (my opinion).

RikSmits
January 23, 2021 12:33 am
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 They still need at least one more super impactful piece, 

So you need an alpha dog, like I wrote.

I agree that Burt is the glue guy, the player who will do all the things necessary to win, the Pippen, the Ginobili, the Kidd, the Draymond, the Bosh. But you still need your Jordan, Duncan, Dirk, Curry or LBJ. Fox ain’t them, by a long shot.

We need what likely will be a top 5 player from this draft.

BBIQ4U
January 23, 2021 8:24 am
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A healthy Sean Livingston or a Smaller Manu ginobli are my hopeful comps for Hali

PhutureKings
January 23, 2021 9:56 am
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He’s better than that.

rc50cal
January 23, 2021 10:01 am
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He’s better than Manu Ginobli? Being a Kings fan is a helluva drug!

SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 10:31 am
Reply to  rc50cal

It’s hard to compare. Ginobli was coached by the greatest ever. On some amazing Spurs teams. Ginobli was amazing. Hali certainly has similar qualities. But, it’s way too early to compare the 2.

Otis
January 23, 2021 1:31 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

LOL, it’s not hard to compare until Haliburton does a ton more in his career.

RikSmits
January 23, 2021 10:50 am
Reply to  PhutureKings

Heh.

You can’t possibly claim to know whether he is a star better than that or not at this point in his career.

Well, not credibly, anyhow.

richie88
January 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

Um, Marion & Iggy were much better than the other guys in that list in their prime. If Hali reaches their level, that’ll significantly boost the Kings.

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BestHyperboleEver
January 23, 2021 3:37 pm
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If we assume Warriors-version Iggy, then Marion is the only one that’s out of place there, IMO. Maybe Livingston on the other end. But I think the overall point is right. Elite glue guy is Haliburton’s fate. A guy who’s versatility and BBIQ enables other guys (stars and role players) to thrive.

WizsSox
January 23, 2021 12:26 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

Your right…Wood is such a franchise player that showed that in the first year… by being on 6 teams in 5 years and never played 60 games until last year. But yeah.

Granted he’s not a franchise player, but per your rules.

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SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 9:50 am
Reply to  WizsSox

My bad. Wood had been in the league a long time. I should have not put him on that list. I meant to say Sexton. Fox may put up similar numbers to Sexton, Morant, Mitchell, Tatum, Trae. But, Those players impact the game on multiple levels against playoff competition consistently. That’s the huge difference. Great players will make players around him better. Great players will take over games against good competition. Fox is not an Alpha, does not possess that in his BB DNA. If he did, the Kings would at the very least be .500 and possibly better.

WizsSox
January 23, 2021 11:45 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

3 of those 5 guys have literally never been on a NBA team with a winning record, or had playoff experience…same as Fox. Not one of those three guys has proven anything in the league besides they can get some stats on sub .500 teams…again, same as Fox.

I’m not saying those guys don’t have what it takes or aren’t franchise players. I don’t know if Fox is either yet. But to give them some imaginary benefit of the doubt that they can impact the game on multiple levels against playoff competition without seeing it at all doesn’t make a ton of sense.

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PhutureKings
January 23, 2021 9:55 am
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

You can’t possibly claim to know whether he is a star or not at this point in his career.

Well, not credibly, anyhow.

SelecaoKOJ
January 23, 2021 4:07 pm
Reply to  PhutureKings

A star. Besides the obvious All Star appearances. Does Fox make the players around him better. No. Does Fox take over games consistently against playoff competition. No. How does Fox impact games on a major level in big games? Please elaborate. I like Fox as a player. But, Tons of Sac Fans overrate his abilities to truly be a game changer. At this point he’s not. It’s not even debatable.

WizsSox
January 23, 2021 6:38 pm
Reply to  SelecaoKOJ

You could stand to elaborate as well…in your previous comment you mention how Sexton, Trae Young and Morant are at some other level than Fox…assumingly they have the traits you state Fox does not.

Do they make players around them better? (debatable)

Do they take over against playoff competition/big games? (No, never been in the playoffs)

You seem hung up on All Star appearances…these three have 1 combined. Trae getting voted in fans and a million teenagers (not coaches, more meaningful)

Again I have no idea if Fox is a game changing franchise player, yet. Your assertion that these others are “Franchise players” based on your own selected attributes, doesn’t make sense because they don’t meet your requirements.

Long way of saying you don’t know right now and nobody else does either. You might be right…but to act with such assertion on the matter is dumb. And “It’s not even debatable”.

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KangzFan12
January 22, 2021 10:23 pm

It might just be me, but every time CoJo is on the court I cringe. His offensive over dribbling is just atrocious. He is supposed to be a defensive specialist but from what I’ve seen he is absolutely terrible at on ball defense. I’ll give him props that he is a decent off ball defender but other than that I fail to see the value he brings to the team. I might just be jaded, but I’d rather see some young talent get some minutes over him.

TheOldFalcon
January 22, 2021 11:24 pm
Reply to  KangzFan12

I hear ya. I never really watched much of Joseph during his time in San Antonio or Toronto. There has to have been a significant drop in lateral quickness or something, right? I know he’s never been an offensive threat, but I remember him having the rep as an on-ball stopper when came out of Texas. What happened?

kingsforaday
January 23, 2021 7:37 am
Reply to  KangzFan12

I’ll never quite understand the complaints about Joseph. He’s a journeyman backup point guard, and I personally really enjoy the effort he gives every night. I rewatched his 4th quarter minutes to make sure I hadn’t missed anything egregious- he made some nice shots, stayed in front of his man on defense, and fought hard, and successfully, through multiple screens.

I’m all for seeing what you have with young players, but I don’t think CoJo is holding back any franchise changing talent wasting away on the bench.

BestHyperboleEver
January 23, 2021 9:39 am
Reply to  kingsforaday

We have a bad habit of expecting players to be more than they are.

Bluejohn
January 23, 2021 7:54 pm
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I don’t understand the Cojo hate. Is he overpaid? Yes. Thank you Vlade! I’ll just say that I agree with kingsforaday’s point entirely.

rc50cal
January 23, 2021 10:02 am
Reply to  KangzFan12

When he signed with Kings, he turned into a pumpkin like many free agents before him.

Marty
January 22, 2021 10:58 pm

Jimmy, go to your room!

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Roaddog
January 22, 2021 11:01 pm

@HongKongKingsFan, do you take requests? I would love to see gifs of the rookies 4 blocks

Klam
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January 22, 2021 11:16 pm

LOVE HIM

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 11:21 pm
Reply to  Klam

Hell yeah of course he’s wearing a JWill shirt. Plus holy shit:
“my job is to make them think about that when they go to sleep.”

dude just straight ether’d the Knicks for not picking him.

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 11:51 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

I still can’t get over that whole quote. I don’t think people realize how good Haliburton’s shit talking game is. He literally would say “call god cuz he’s the only one who can save you” when he was cookin in college. The dude is a verbal assassin.

(I’d be remiss without mentioning his wise-beyond-his-years comments after the conservative armed insurrection attempt. You just know he’s the type of guy that will become great in order to amplify his message.)

RORDOG
January 23, 2021 8:57 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

If you downvoted this because of the insurrection thing then please reply to this so I know who to not interact with moving forward.

Kosta
January 22, 2021 11:28 pm
Reply to  Klam

I want a t-shirt of Haliburton wearing a J-Will t-shirt.

Klam
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January 22, 2021 11:44 pm
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I want a t-shirt of J-Will wearing a t-shirt of Haliburton wearing a J-Will t-shirt.

RORDOG
January 22, 2021 11:53 pm
Reply to  Klam

I have one in a XXL I’ll sell it to you

Klam
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January 23, 2021 12:23 am
Reply to  RORDOG

Awww, I’m a Medium.

Jman1949
January 23, 2021 7:22 am
Reply to  Klam

You’re a Medium? No wonder you’ve won the Nostradumbass contest so many times!

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Klam
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January 23, 2021 1:44 pm
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Ha, thanks Jman, but my nostradumbass this season got replaced with simply “dumbass” because I keep getting predictions wrong!

Marty
January 23, 2021 9:06 am
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Kosta
January 23, 2021 9:26 am
Reply to  Marty

Hahaha! Thank you, Marty!

Otis
January 23, 2021 5:36 am
Reply to  Klam

I mean, on one hand – this is great! On the other, I’m a little concerned with his judgement if he actually believes this.

Kosta
January 23, 2021 9:28 am
Reply to  Otis

Marxist!
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(In this case, the Kings are Groucho, and Haliburton is the club?)

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rc50cal
January 23, 2021 10:06 am
Reply to  Kosta

Was just about to post this!

rc50cal
January 23, 2021 10:03 am
Reply to  Klam

Wanting to be in Sac goes a long way, doesn’t it? Jesus, even I couldn’t wait to leave. Haha!

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January 23, 2021 10:30 am
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I’ll always appreciate Sacramento, but I think I’ve gotten too used to being in the Bay Area for most of my time after high school. A lot of it has to do with much milder weather, but in the last few years the heatwaves have been more abundant.

deepshot22
January 22, 2021 11:33 pm

I really Kangzed my predictions on that game.

Kosta
January 22, 2021 11:48 pm

I enjoy Mark Jones very much, but does anyone else furl their eyebrows when he says “worldwind”?

I’m guessing he means “whirlwind”.

/rant over –YAY KINGS!

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Klam
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January 23, 2021 12:23 am
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Otis
January 23, 2021 5:45 am
Reply to  Kosta

I didn’t even make it that far…five minutes in, I tapped out and played PGA 2k21 instead.

Kosta
January 23, 2021 9:33 am
Reply to  Otis

Did you get a higher or lower score than the Knicks?

Otis
January 23, 2021 10:14 am
Reply to  Kosta

Higher. Pretty similar to my real golf game. 🤨

Kosta
January 23, 2021 10:38 am
Reply to  Otis

Hahaha, well at least you play on the big courses. I’ve not made it out of the G-league (miniature golf)
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RikSmits
January 23, 2021 10:53 am
Reply to  Kosta

That fake windmill is an abomination.

Carl
January 23, 2021 5:29 pm
Reply to  RikSmits

You should see our bike infrastructure.

satdawg
January 23, 2021 12:47 am

Didn’t watch the game but judging from the box score/actual score must’ve been pretty boring

Bluejohn
January 23, 2021 7:57 pm
Reply to  satdawg

You would be wrong

satdawg
January 23, 2021 12:50 am

Why is there so much positivity after a win vs the knicks

Brown.says.Good.or.Bad
January 23, 2021 1:00 am
Reply to  satdawg

This is bad

ForKingsandCountry
January 23, 2021 2:17 am
Reply to  satdawg

Because Haliburton was awesome? Or at least that made me happy.

satdawg
January 23, 2021 2:48 am

it was a win… fuck it lol

ChimezieSacrametu
January 23, 2021 6:31 am
Reply to  satdawg

Fuck it, we deserved this win man!
-Bjelica

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Kosta
January 23, 2021 9:34 am

Nice name!

GFunkClassic
January 23, 2021 2:11 am

Haliburton. Didn’t think he’d be my favorite King already, but he is. Such a great kid. Not much else to say other than he’s been all around awesome.

Bagley. I’m loving the effort. I’m loving the jumper stroke. Surprised he had best +/- on the night. Not loving the wrist injury. Not loving the sideward mobility and agility on defense. Christie was hinting at it all night. He needs to get down and get his center of gravity lower. He’s galloping everywhere. Christie was hinting at it all night. Basketball defense is all about lateral quickness, along with balance and stability. To have lateral quickness, balance and stability you need to be low. Bagley has the foot speed, I’ve seen it on some of his offensive moves. He now needs to start applying it to the defensive end. If Fox can bust 3’s now, Bagley can move better laterally, in a year or two, but the works starts now.

Barnes. What a great all around bounce back performance after a couple of quite games. Really good stuff. When he’s on it…man, he’s just so versatile, both offensively and defensively.

Fox. Really loved his aggressiveness tonight. And his 3 pointer has been much improved. Earlier in the season I wasn’t super happy to see him pull up for 3’s in the 4th quarter as an early offensive option, but now I’m starting to want that more than a Buddy 3 in the 4th. As long as he keeps it balanced with attacking the rim, he’s just a nightmare to defend.

Holmes. Just another great gritty performance, not much else to say.

Buddy. I mean I guess it’s a better game. Can we trade HIM for Donte DiVincenzo?

CoJo. Not understanding him getting minutes. I’d rather see those go to James, Guy, or anyone else really.

Last edited 1 month ago by GFunkClassic
Marty
January 23, 2021 9:10 am
Reply to  GFunkClassic

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Otis
January 23, 2021 1:33 pm
Reply to  Marty

“Would you quit talking about Marvin Bagley?” – Marty’s wife, undoubtedly.

Marty
January 23, 2021 10:43 pm
Reply to  Otis

She has no interest in sports outside of the Olympics, no sports talk.

Last edited 1 month ago by Marty
eddie41
January 23, 2021 5:55 am

Photo and title match perfectly. That should be front cover of the sports section extra large.

RORDOG
January 23, 2021 7:32 am

The Kings DRtg for the season is currently <119!!!
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ZillersCat
January 23, 2021 7:47 am
Reply to  RORDOG

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Adamsite
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Nostradumbass 14
January 23, 2021 9:34 am

OT: I went to the team store online and they only sell the Fox jersey in the city edition. What gives? I want a Hali one!

Kosta
January 23, 2021 9:37 am
Reply to  Adamsite

Maybe they’re sold out already!

HongKongKingsFan
January 23, 2021 9:59 am
Reply to  Kosta

yes, same as the blue jersey last season, sold out crazy fast.

I want the new city edition jersey too.

Hopefully, the city edition jersey will have stock back in nba store…

Adamsite
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