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@AlanCollinge Maybe that's where his problem lies. He was so used to be scoring, he has problem adjusting his play style as a true PG.
1 year ago on Is Isaiah Thomas just a good player on a bad team?
The problem with IT right now is that he think he is Allen Iverson in his prime, but he is not. As a point guard, he should not be attempting the most shots in a consistent basis. If he tries as hard to get his teammates involved as he tries to score, he can become one of the best PG in this league.
@ppellico @SacKings Sports culture has changed in this country. People who do the dirty works are not being appreciated. Show-boating is considered heroic. Maybe kids today only have enough attention span to watch highlights.
1 year ago on CK Press Box Report: Memphis Grizzlies 99, Sacramento Kings 89
@civtalker I hope the coach will motivate him and give him a chance tonight, then it's up to him to prove himself.
1 year, 1 month ago on Game 37 Preview: Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves
Kings is no match for Pacers, but DMC pretty much owns every big man he plays against. He should be in the All-Star.
1 year, 1 month ago on Road Reaction Postgame Show: Indiana Pacers 116, Sacramento Kings 92
@al asifyouknow The upcoming road trip will be the real test.
1 year, 1 month ago on CK Press Box Report: Sacramento Kings 124, Cleveland Cavaliers 80
@tocan Doug Christie I believed. That was classic.
1 year, 1 month ago on Game 33 Preview: Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers
@al asifyouknow @Cowbb I haven't been following the traded players in Toronto, but it's a fact that the Raptors are doing really well after the trade. They even beat the Pacers tonight, though the three ex-Kings players are combined 5-16, so it doesn't look like they are the reason. Maybe one thing you can conclude is that Rudy was not working for Toronto at all, but it doesn't necessarily mean he won't work for other teams, at least so far he is not making the Kings any worse, yet.
1 year, 1 month ago on Road Reaction Postgame Show: Sacramento Kings 110, Houston Rockets 106
DMC took 13 shots, IT took 23 shots. Something is wrong there.
1 year, 2 months ago on Road Reaction Postgame Show: Charlotte Bobcats 95, Sacramento Kings 87
Not sure how fans of other teams react, but it seems like a lot of Kings fans over-react in these typical ways with slight exaggeration:
1. Kings get a rare lopsided win and everyone plays great: wow we are going to make the playoffs! best coach ever! we get a steal in the draft/in the trade! we got all-stars in the making!
2. Kings get a lopsided loss and everyone plays terrible: fire the coach and trade everyone!
3. A player has a couple terrible game: trade that player!
1 year, 2 months ago on CK Press Box Report: Utah Jazz 122, Sacramento Kings 101
@asharma6 From what I've observed, JT has below-average basketball IQ. He couldn't learn from his defensive mistakes and always end up reaching in and fouling like you mentioned. Many times I've seen him receives the ball at the top and does not know what to do with the ball and wasting time on the shot clock. Sometimes he'll pass up a wide-open mid-range jumper and drive in for a offensive foul. After so many years in the league he shouldn't be making those mistakes so often.
1 year, 2 months ago on Sacramento Kings young athletes tested defensively
I like the coach not afraid to giving MT the DNP and deep-benching Salmons. I'm no Jimmer fan but I like him over MT. When he doesn't shoot well at least he's got the skills to get teammates involved. If guys don't care enough or not giving efforts then just bench them. As a fan I don't care as much as in winning or losing, what I want to see is efforts and hearts, and seeing young players being developed because they are the future of the team.
1 year, 3 months ago on CK Press Box Report: Sacramento Kings 107, Phoenix Suns 104
@KDsmooth IT can be a good defender sometimes, but he is not very consistent. IT has incredible quickness, yet I still see him get blown-by by other PG regularly. I think some ppl also have unfair expectation on Jimmer's defense coz if he gets beat off the dribble by other PG it gets magnified, but I remember IT beat Chris Paul off the dribble multiple times against Clippers yet Christ Paul is labeled as a very good defender. I think with quick PG is that no one can really guard them one on one, it needs team defense to stop them.
1 year, 3 months ago on Sunday Musings: The Isaiah Thomas conundrum
@zeke22 @mooncancook Salmons, JT, and Thornton are all ball-stoppers that don't know how to pass, that's the problem of mixing IT with them unless IT become more of a pass-first PG, or if we replace Thornton and Salmons with players with more passing skills.
Here's my thoughts on IT,
I like IT's fierce competitiveness and no-fear attitude, but he needs to greatly improve his court-vision and ball-distribution to beat Vas to the starting PG job for the Kings, unless Vas keeps shooting himself in the foot like the last game.
Right now IT's scoring ability is as good as any PG in the league, but his play-making ability lacks behind other starting PG. I remember Mike Bibby was also a scoring PG and it worked well for the Kings, but it was different back then because the Kings had two of the best passing big men in NBA history in CWebb and Divac. The current Kings team lacks a play-maker, that's probably why Vas is hired. I think Vas' passing is more valuable to the starting unit, while IT's scoring is more valuable to the second unit. The starting unit has enough scoring option that IT may not fit as well. I think that is why the coach choose to start Vas instead of IT.
Wow ESPN just reports that Evans wants out. Can these Kings new managements make up their mind?
1 year, 8 months ago on Poll: Tyreke Evans or Andre Iguodala?
@Cowbb Yes, speaking of passing, Salmons and Thornton are the worst. Trade both for a good SF.
I'd love to see how a team with Tyreke at PG, McLemore at SG, Iguodala at SF, and Cousin at C play out. Reality is that will be tough to achieve, especially with Cousin's new contract coming soon and the Kings seem to want to keep him and he's going to ask for big money.
Out of the two, I can see why the Kings would pick Tyreke over Iguodala. After all he's only 23 and still have rooms to grow, and he will be growing along with the rest of the young players from the recent draft. On the other hand, Iguodala is 29, and likely will go downhill a bit in a couple years. Also he is not the kind of dominate player that can take over a game and take the Kings to playoff immediately. I think it is a fine choice. The worst case would be for the Kings to lose both players.