KingsCast: Thoughts on Harry Giles and the Upcoming…

The first ever simulcast episode with Matt George and the Locked On Kings podcast. Matt and I talk a lot about Harry Giles and the expectations, fair or not, for the upcoming season. We also talk about his strengths, his weaknesses, and what he can do to stand out amongst the rest of the Kings bigs.

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KingsCast: Training Camp Approaches and World Cup Stunner

Training camp is right around the corner as the Sacramento Kings announced media day and practices that take place before their trip to India. A stunner in the World Cup as Serbia is eliminated by Argentina. We discuss the risk vs reword of playing in the World Cup. What will the conversations be for teams like the Kings or the Celtics of they get off to a slow start or players who participated in the World Cup struggle?

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KingsCast: Bogi, Belly, and a Potential Shortage of…

We open up with some thoughts on Buddy Hield and his efforts to help the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. I’ve attached the link to his foundation and the link to his Go Fund Me page for those interested and capable.

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The FIBA World Cup has provided Kings fans quite a bit to talk about. What can we read into Bogi’s recent play? What will Belly’s role be with the team next year? Most importantly, why are some people excitedly tweeting Georgios Papagiannis box scores? Minute distribution will be a fascinating thing to watch next season.

Sacramento Kings general manger Vlade Divac will take his place in the Naismith Hall of Fame this week. He spoke with ESPN about what he thinks about De’Aaron Fox and what he expects from his team this coming season.

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KingsCast: Buddy’s Offseason and Extension, Fantasy Impact

Aaron Bruski joins me to discuss a variety of Sacramento Kings topics including… The fantasy impact the Kings will have; Buddy’s offseason; What will his contract extension look like? Is he a max guy? Are the Kings staring at a cap concern if Buddy, Bagley, and Fox all live up to expectations? Can you go over the cap if you’re not a playoff team? Most important free agent acquisition. Is Trevor Ariza still a good defender? We wrap up with my thoughts on former Sacramento King DeMarcus Cousins.

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KingsCast: ESPN Likes the Kings but Doesn’t Want…

ESPN loves De’Aaron Fox so much they’re already trying to get him out of Sacramento. The cast of The Jump spent 3 minutes trying to figure out why De’Aaron Fox would say he loves Sacramento, cause, ya know, he couldn’t possibly mean it.

Meanwhile on their digital platform, Bobby Marks and Jorge Sedano think the Kings are underrated. What are the expectations next year? Not Vegas’ expectations. Not ESPN’s expectations. What are your expectations for next year?

Marvin Bagley’s new album drops August 24th.

KingsCast: Does He Really Need A Reason?

De’Aaron Fox is the latest to withdraw from USA Basketball. Official reason: focus on the upcoming season and the Kings making the playoffs. The offical reason doesn’t really matter. He’s entitled to spend his offseason as he prefers but that doesn’t stop us from examining the possible reasons why, and why everyone of them makes sense.

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KingsCast: Boogie and the Promise of Defense

Former Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL while working out in Las Vegas and it looks like he’ll lose another year of his career. Is this the end for him, and if not, what does his career look like moving forward?

The King’s free agency was filled with guys we believe to be defensive players, but are we right in that assessment? We know what type of defender Trevor Ariza was at 24. What type is he at 34? What can the Kings do to help take advantage of his skill set?

Why it’s easier to evaluate Dedmon, Joseph, and Holmes defensively than it is Ariza? Who will be the best defender on the Kings when the season is over? Where do the Sacramento Kings need to finish defensively next year in order to be contending late in the season? The Mens National Team had a disastrous start to practice in LA this week. What does that mean for De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes?

 

KingsCast: Bagley Says, “No Thanks” To USA, NBA…

The Sacramento Kings Podcast presented by Hoop Ball starts a new era, as Sacramento media personality Damien Barling assumes the hosting duties.

In this first episode, Damien discusses Marvin Bagley withdrawing from consideration for the FIBA World Cup team. Bagley had a strong showing and had been favored to make the 12 man roster.

Aaron Bruski joins Damien to discuss the Kings approach to the upcoming season, the wild card that is Luke Walton, and what to expect in terms of pace and growth. The two discuss Bagley’s decision to leave USA Basketball and the possibility of De’Aaron Fox being an Olympian next year. The schedule was released so Damien and Aaron discuss what pitfalls may face the Kings and attempt to figure out why they only play one nationally televised game.

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HB KingsCast: Kings Universe Alternatay

Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle.

 

The fellas get into the Luke Walton situation and what it means for the Kings. Then they touch on possible alternate universes for this past Kings season.

 

(05-02-19)

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HB KingsCast: Walton Comes To SacTown

Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle.

 

The fellas get into reflections about their feelings on the firing of Dave Joerger. Then, they get into what they think of the hiring of Luke Walton.

 

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(04-18-19)

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HB KingsCast: Vlade Wields The Hammer

Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle.

 

The fellas discuss the huge news about the triumvirate of departures from the Sacramento Kings today. Then they get into who could be the next head coach.

 

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(04-11-19)

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HB KingsCast: The Winds Sway At Season’s End

Christian is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle.

 

The fellas get into Tuesday’s game against the Rockets. Then they explore Jason Anderson’s article and a thought on refereeing in the NBA.

 

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(04-03-19)

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HB KingsCast: Omer Khan of STR

Christian Villere is joined by Omer Khan of Sactown Royalty.

 

Christian and Omer get into the emergence and potential of Marvin Bagley III and how that impacts the frontcourt. Then they delve into what moves they would like the Kings to make in the off-season and whether Omer believes Vlade and Joerger should be back.

 

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(03-26-19)

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HB KingsCast: Lowe Goes Deep on Kings

Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle.

 

Christian and Jon analyze some of the different strands brought up by Zach Lowe in his article for ESPN.com. Major subjects included the age difference between the two different groups of the core and De’Aaron Fox’s usage.

 

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(03-26-19)

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HB KingsCast: Luka Comes To Sactown

Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle.

 

The fellas get into their impressions of Luka Doncic. Then they move onto the frontcourt situation the Kings are facing this offseason and figuring out what Vlade’s 2nd worst move as GM was.

 

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(03-24-19)

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