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Breaking down the Kings’ losing streak and where they go from here with Jerry Reynolds | TKHS Episode 9

After winning 7 of 8 games just a couple of weeks ago, the Sacramento Kings went full Kangz in February, and Jerry Reynolds joins us on The Kings Herald Show to break it all down.

After winning 7 of 8 games just a couple of weeks ago, the Sacramento Kings went full Kangz in February, including their longest losing streak of the season. Why did the Kings seemingly go from good to terrible in an instant? Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down how the Kings' season started falling apart on this episode of The Kings Herald Show.



- (3:25) What the hell happened to the Sacramento Kings?
- (11:30) What is an acceptable loss? The Philadelphia 76ers game.
- (14:00) What went wrong vs. the Orlando Magic and Tyrese Haliburton's start at point guard.
- (22:00) Falling apart vs. the Memphis Grizzlies and Luke Walton's bizarre rotation choices.
- (31:00) Disappointing performances by the Kings' key players vs. the Brooklyn Nets.
- (33:35) The Kings haven't been competitive when Richaun Holmes isn't playing.
- (38:30) Should Tyrese Haliburton start?
- (43:00) What went wrong in the dreadful Miami Heat loss?
- (54:50) DaQuan Jeffries is earning more playing time.
- (103:30) Have there been any positive developments during the losing streak?
- (109:15) Where do the Kings go from here?
- (115:00) Patreon Question of the Week.

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In addition to our bi-weekly podcast with Jerry Reynolds, we also record a Patreon exclusive Q+A once a month where Patrons at any level can Ask Jerry Anything. The 3rd Patreon Q+A with Jerry was posted here.

You can submit questions to us on Patreon, or post your questions for Jerry in the comments right below this post! We'll be recording another Q+A soon, so get those questions in now.

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February 22, 2021 8:19 am

Will , Tony and Jerry are walking through that Kings door ! Very enjoyable !

February 22, 2021 10:22 am

Thanks, guys!
And thank you for answering my question, Jerry.
The answer is somewhat reassuring. Let’s see if we do know more in six months.

And Detlef Schrempf was one of my favorite players in the league.

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February 22, 2021 11:25 am

Another excellent episode, boyos. I’m about forty-five minutes in, and of all the topics/problems covered so far, it seems like the majority boil down to poor decision-making by the head coach.

February 22, 2021 11:34 am

stacking the L’s like flatcakes

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February 22, 2021 11:39 am

These are so good. Sat on the patio in the warm California winter sun, dog at my feet, coffee, listening.
Really nice start to the day, but I am *crushed* to learn Jerry still doesn’t want to jump into the comments. 😜

February 22, 2021 12:04 pm

I’ve been meaning to ask: Does the software that you use to record the shows have a processing setting that can balance out the audio levels? As with any recording, especially with sources coming in from several locations, there will be some that are louder, with others less so. Short of doing a multi-track recording with each source on its own channel that can be manipulated in a mixdown, you pretty much get what you get.

Most of the software I’ve used does have a feature that will balance out varying volume levels pretty well, so if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at the address on file.

February 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

On the consumption end, Tony sounds like he’s in a much softer room.

February 22, 2021 6:46 pm
Reply to  Marty

would you say it sounds.. padded?

February 22, 2021 12:07 pm

where do we go from here? Hopefully bee-lining to the top 3 in the next draft

February 22, 2021 12:07 pm

Thanks for these shows!

I havent listened yet but it is not mystery what happened in the “dreadful loss” to the Heat :

> Heat keyed in on Fox, assigned Butler to him, a top notch defender, shadowed him with Bam, held him to 11 pts
> We were missing half of our “4 man core” of Ty Fox Holmes HB
> Anytime you play Jospeh and Bjelica a combined 60 minutes you’re going to lose 80-90% of your games, it is just a tedious slogfest with these two
> We needed Buddy to be a 35-40 point scorer, pick up the slack, and the “magic” is gone while the lbs are up

Ty was also pedestrian in this game, a rare occurence deviating from his ROY campaign

February 22, 2021 1:54 pm

I have a question for the analytics guys. Is it a good shot for Buddy Hield to take a long two which he might hit at 45% if making it means he might start to get hot?

February 22, 2021 6:54 pm
Reply to  eddie41

If Buddy needs to see the ball go in the hoop to get hot, why not take a much higher % shot, like say a FT instead of a long two.

February 23, 2021 12:43 pm
Reply to  Roaddog

do I really have to state that, in this hypothetical, the defense did not give up a FT and the team was unable to get an open shot from the free throw line, and while I’m getting into details, I suppose I have to specify that the team was unable to get a layup on this possession either! Oh yes, I forgot to mention, the team was unable to get an open three. Well I’m sure there are a myriad of other things I could include in a long article dealing with the subject of how to get a player like Buddy hot. You see, the thing is, when he gets hot, the percentages skyrocket and he can put up 10 points in a minute.

February 24, 2021 3:36 am

Took me awhile, but worth every minute I spent on it.

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