If you take out the off-the-court stuff about franchise's future, the Sacramento Kings' roster is a puzzle with a boatload of bad fitting pieces.

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Mar 13, 2013, 4:27:09 AM3/13/13
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« Reply #164 on Mar 11, 2013, 1:03pm »

Mar 11, 2013, 12:39pm, Unocal 76 wrote:
If you take out the off-the-court stuff about franchise's future- the
Kings roster is a puzzle with a boatload of bad fitting pieces.

These guys don't mesh the way they did 10 years ago.

Geoff Petrie has been absolutely horrible at assembling a competitive
team since Adelman left. He deserves a lot of blame but he's been
handcuffed by terrible owners. The Maloofs have been sabotaging the
team by operating the franchise on a shoestring budget in order the
kill a great fanbase simply because they wanted to move the team.

They have continued to bring in bottom of the barrel coaches that will
work for peanuts and because of that we haven't been able to develop
any of our recent draft picks. Keith Smart is a nice dude, but his
rotations are terrible and the inconsistent minutes have retarded the
growth of a lot of our younger players.


« Reply #166 on Mar 11, 2013, 1:33pm »

Mar 11, 2013, 1:03pm, toxik916 wrote:

Mar 11, 2013, 12:39pm, Unocal 76 wrote:
If you take out the off-the-court stuff about franchise's future- the
Kings roster is a puzzle with a boatload of bad fitting pieces.

These guys don't mesh the way they did 10 years ago.

Geoff Petrie has been absolutely horrible at assembling a competitive
team since Adelman left. He deserves a lot of blame but he's been
handcuffed by terrible owners. The Maloofs have been sabotaging the
team by operating the franchise on a shoestring budget in order the
kill a great fanbase simply because they wanted to move the team.

They have continued to bring in bottom of the barrel coaches that will
work for peanuts and because of that we haven't been able to develop
any of our recent draft picks. Keith Smart is a nice dude, but his
rotations are terrible and the inconsistent minutes have retarded the
growth of a lot of our younger players.


you mentioning the Kings brings up an argument I kind of wanted to
address for awhile. Why is it so hard for a bunch of teams to rebuild?
I understand that basketball is probably the hardest sport to find
elite talent, but consistently you see teams like the Spurs find good
players through different means. And it's not just they end up being
ok players, they end up being heavy contributors that are cogs for the
team. Dallas had that effect for a bit in the middle part of the
decade (Josh Howard, Marquise Daniels, JJ Barea).

How is it so hard for teams that are consistent lotto teams to build
teams challenging for the playoffs? Again, I know the talent coming
into the draft isn't as great as the amateurs from football, hockey,
and basell (though baseball is a different case in itself), but does
scouting in the NBA really suck that much?

« Reply #167 on Mar 11, 2013, 1:58pm »
The Spurs are consistently good because they have a great front
office, but I think they're success comes mostly from having an
excellent coach in Greg Popovich. He's a guy that gets the most out of
his players and knows how to develop homegrown talent.

#1KingsFan

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May 23, 2013, 12:02:25 PM5/23/13
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Good post but now that Ranadive owns the team everything is going to change... hopefully for the better.

I look for a new coach & new front office staff across the board. With an infusion of money & (hopefully) talent.

Season ticket sales are going through the roof right now so there will be a lot more fan support over the next few seasons.

The success of Golden State, which Ranadive was part of, gives me hope the Kings can return to their winning ways of 10 years ago.
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