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What's wrong with all of you BMc haters? Ben McLemore was brought in for his incredible athleticism. He can light up the home crowd with his drives to the baskets, which will get consistently better as he matures. He has a number of years to work on his shooting and his defense. He is so talented that he will get better just by working hard.
Coaching is another issue altogether. As long as DMC refuses to hustle and buy into playing great defense, and not just being "stat" oriented (scoring and rebounding), Malone has his hands tied.
If the Kings find an athletic big man in the draft, they should implement "Showtime North" next year, they will have young athletic players on board and Malone has to get DMC to buy in. They could blow teams away with their speed, Thomas could do it, lead it.
I do hope Jimmer has a chance to get real playing time somewhere, it is obviously not happening in Chicago, no matter how much their offense sucks. As much as Malone lies about missing Jimmer, Chicago really needs a pure shooter to loosen up their opponents, otherwise they will have no chance to advance in the playoffs.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Sacramento Kings need shooting following exits of Jimmer Fredette, Marcus Thornton
@KingsAllDay Great! Then he should act like one.
1 month ago on Road Reaction Postgame Show: Chicago Bulls 94, Sacramento Kings 87
@KingsAllDay Yes I saw the game, taped it, watched it after coming home from officiating hockey playoff games. Reread my last paragraph. I said he is a great player, but he has mucho drawbacks. Did you see the play where he didn't get a call, waved his arms in frustration (should have been t'd up right there), didn't hustle back, the Bulls had a 5 on 4? Can't do that if you are a max contract player/leader. Does he enjoy playing basketball? That is a real question. It just doesn't look like it. The Kings big 3 look confident, look good, but don't exude a winning basketball atmosphere.
First team to play Jimmer wins the game. Oh, wait, he doesn't play for the Kings anymore, so they can't win. Thibodeau didn't let him play, the Bulls can't win, game ends in a tie.
The Bulls won? Really? They shot like crap.
The Kings lost? Really? Oh, that's right, they let BMc shoot a 3 pointer at the end of the game. Absolutely no chance that would go in, no question, no doubt about it.
Both teams were terrible, both shooting in the 30%. The game would have at least been more interesting if they played in a gigantic mud bath.
I find it is very difficult to watch DMC play. He plays great, then he doesn't hustle, he never smiles. If he really doesn't exude greatness, unselfishness, and happiness, how can you build a team around him. It just doesn't make sense.