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And now our watch is ended.

The Kings take on the Lakers at 10:30 am.  Then the 2019-20 season will be over.  Let's end it on a positive note. Go Kings!

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RobHessing
3 months ago

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Kosta
3 months ago
Reply to  RobHessing

This game will be like watching paint dry Los Angeles freeway traffic.

Kangz_Landing
3 months ago

All veteran starting 5 and who probably are all going to play 30+ min while guys who need minutes like Guy, James, Jeffries, and HG are gonna glued to the bench.

Walton postgame: “It learning experience was important to go out with a win learning experience to build momentum for next learning experience season.

CoreyBrewersD
3 months ago
Reply to  Kangz_Landing

The only logical reason…I hope… to play the vets, is to showcase them, to trade them. Any other reason… like saving Vlude’s jobs is just F’n sad.

BestHyperboleEver
3 months ago

Hot take incoming:

Bodgan has been the Kings best player in the Bubble.

BestHyperboleEver
3 months ago

Coming into today (and a hot start today):
18.6/4.3/4.1
44% on 7 3s per game
59.7 TS%
1.7 TO

Kangz_Landing
3 months ago

Only Fox and Bogi showed up in this bubble. Everyone else should be on the trade block. I take Bogi over Buddy because he offers more than just shooting and I believe he’s going to be cheaper than the AAV Buddy got

AmphibiousHandle
3 months ago
Reply to  Kangz_Landing

With his RFA status and a league-wide cap crunch, a savvy GM could probably get re-sign him on a very team friendly deal. On a related note, the Kings don’t have a savvy GM.

BestHyperboleEver
3 months ago

Even if you wanted to flip him, it would probably worthwhile to sign him in these cap depressed days and look to the next trade deadline or offseason to move him when his deal will likely look even better.

AmphibiousHandle
3 months ago

Yep. The same rationale might apply to waiting to deal Hield, if that’s the route the organization wants to go, given his poor bubble performance (selling low) and his declining contract.

BestHyperboleEver
3 months ago

Maybe, though Heild’s contract isn’t below normal market the way Bogdan’s may theoretically be. That said, I don’t think teams trading for Buddy would be convinced one way or another by Hield’s bubble performance.

AmphibiousHandle
3 months ago

I just meant it may be easier to deal him next summer for a better return, not that his contract will turn into a net positive asset. You can substitute “disappointing season” for “poor bubble performance”.

BestHyperboleEver
3 months ago

I agree it may be harder to move him. But since the contract is signed and teams would have to match salaries anyway…

But I really don’t think this season impacted his value much. He’s pretty solidly established as an absolutely elite 3pt shooter. Even in this “disappointing” season, he’s still easily a top 10 shooter. I don’t think other teams had any delusions of him being much more than that.

RikSmits
3 months ago
Reply to  Kangz_Landing

Nah. They only showed up on offense.

ForKingsandCountry
3 months ago

Not even a hot take. That’s just the correct take.

Otis
3 months ago

A 40 point first quarter for the Lakers?
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RikSmits
3 months ago

I’m furious that we are still playing the same guys.
 
Isn’t it time to see what we have in Corey Brewer?

anan1234
3 months ago

Jabari actually looks like a good player when he hustles and plays with energy. Showing maturity as a player or showcasing for free agency?

RikSmits
3 months ago

Bogi 0-4 in 3 seconds.

RikSmits
3 months ago
Reply to  RikSmits

That’s better.

Jman1949
3 months ago

Why isn’t G-man letting us know how many more points we need to put the game out of reach?

Kosta
3 months ago
Reply to  Jman1949

I want to know who gets the ball first in the fourth quarter.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kosta
NinjaFetus
3 months ago

I’ll admit, I’m only looking at the stats so far.

But F Walton, why in the world is BJelly and Barnes playing anything more than 15 min? The whole world knows it doesn’t matter if this game is a win or a loss. Let the bench guys play and see what they can do.

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3 months ago
Reply to  NinjaFetus

He’s trying to “save” his job.

ForKingsandCountry
3 months ago

Lol 25+ minutes for Bogi, Buddy, Bjelly, and Barnes. What a joke.

Jman1949
3 months ago

Hey, the last coach got fired for not playing the starters enough in the final game last season!

RikSmits
3 months ago

This was an important game to achieve growth.

BestHyperboleEver
3 months ago

Eh, it’s pretty meaningless however you allocate minutes in this game. Personally, I enjoyed watching Bogdan, Bjelica, and (surprisingly) Parker out there moving the ball and finding open shots. Even if it was against guys like Waiters. I suppose you could throw some more minutes at Guy and James, but they’re both low ceiling G-league fodder and you aren’t going to learn anything about them in 30 minutes in a meaningless last game.

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