Lords of Scythia wrote:What did he do that was so heinous?
GCrow wrote:I still think Evans is best as more of a hybrid between the 1 and 2. He needs the ball in his hands, but he is far better at creating a shot for himself rather than being a playmaker for others. Pair him in the backcourt with a playmaking/pass first vet and not have DMC barking in his ear to get him the ball and he could be great.
Also do they still have their amnesty from the lockout? Getting John Salmons contract off the books would be not a bad idea.
JSeahawks wrote:Cousins is the first one that I would get rid of for 2 reasons: 1. He's just about the only guy you could get anything in return for. 2. Addition by subtraction.
Lords of Sythia, as far as I know he's not a criminal or anything but when your best player is constantly fighting the coach and making decisions on which nights he wants to play hard or not, that is cancerous to a team.
Throwdown wrote:Who was the genius that orchestrated that?
All that for JJ Hickson? what in the hell?
Oh well, If Hansen and Co. want to rebuild, looks like either Evans or Cousins gotta go.
Lords of Scythia wrote:Sounds good to me. We could use him in a three guard rotation. He is too similar to Evans, though. I think the Kings are tanking nicely for us right now, so our position just keeps getting higher. We could end up getting one of the superstars - if there are any.
chris98251 wrote:Sounds like a blood and guts guy, does the dirty work that greases the wheels for the highlight reel guys. very young also could deveop a lot more NBA skills that could set him apart. Sounds very John Stockton type, smart versus a pure athlete, dedicated and always looking to get better and not afraid of work.
6. The truth about the Sacramento (for now) Kings
More clarity on where they'll actually be playing next season is expected two weekends from now when the league's power brokers all migrate to Houston for the All-Star Game and the meetings and madness that surround it. But this isn't the place for Seattle-or-Sacramento stuff anyway.
This is the place to talk about Tyreke Evans, since DeMarcus Cousins remains firmly off-limits while the Kings are in sale limbo, according to NBA front-office sources.
As for Evans? Word is the Grizzlies would have loved to acquire him as part of the big trade that sent Gay away, but the Kings really aren't in a position to take on salary as they await clarification on who'll be buying the team from the Maloof brothers.
A couple of teams consulted have volunteered the notion that Kings GM Geoff Petrie is ready to move Evans, but you have to wonder how much shot-calling Petrie can do at the minute. The greater likelihood is that the Kings don't do anything at this deadline unless it saves money or comes in cash neutral.
Throwdown wrote:I know one player I'd love to see them try and get though, Eric Bledsoe, the back up PG for the Clippers. Dude is easily a starter in this league.
Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Random question but why did Paul Allan buy the Trail Blazers rather than the Sonics before they moved? Does he live in Portland a lot?
Throwdown wrote:Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Random question but why did Paul Allan buy the Trail Blazers rather than the Sonics before they moved? Does he live in Portland a lot?
Allen's owned the Blazers for almost 25 years.
Throwdown wrote:I think I have a favorite prospect in this draft, already.
Marcus Smart out of Oklahoma State, NBAdraft.net has him going to the Kings(maybe sonics)
Check him out.
And a story that would endear him to Seattle fans http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc ... e/1850729/
Strengths: Left handed wing with elite level speed, athleticism and skills ... Great scorer who can fill it up in a variety of ways ... Very smart, intense individual who is highly motivated and driven to be great ... Mature offensive game, already has a strong NBA body, INCREDIBLE length (appears to have a wingspan in the neighborhood of 7-feet), is a man amongst boys, very athletic and explosive ... Quick first step and handle make him difficult to contain one on one ... Improving jumpshot and handle, wired to score the ball, can physically dominate his opponents, pull up jumper and ability to put the ball on the floor have improved considerably ... Box game is very advanced for his age ... Great on the offensive glass for a 2 guard ... Knows how to work the baseline and score, terrific in transition, hard worker ... Shows signs of having a killer instinct and will assertively get on his teammates when they're not living up to his expectations ... The most prolific scorer in the country ...
Weaknesses: Has improved his jumpshot but still needs some work to become more automatic ... Relies too much on his strength ... Needs to look to impact the game in other areas besides scoring ... Too left hand dominant, ball tends to stop when it gets in his hands ... Not a great creator for teammates ... Can lose focus sometimes if not involved enough offensively ... Handle needs to tighten up. Not great at creating shots off the dribble ... Prone to offensive fouls, needs to continue to round out his overall game ...
Overall: Muhammad is a terrific long term prospect ... He can score the ball in his sleep and is just scratching the surface of his ability ... Once he improves the consistency on his jumpshot he will almost be impossible to defend, great work ethic and drive to succeed will take him a long way ...
Throwdown wrote:Wouldn't be mad at all with Muhammed, dude can hoop.
He'd be a nice running partner for when the NBA hands us the #1 overall pick in 2014 for Andrew Wiggins