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20 Mar 2023 01:41:04
I want to see a Kings-Knicks finals. Or New York have a harder way to make it, maybe a Kings-Sixers will do:

Kings projected opponents if they end up at #2

Kings vs Thunder or Lakers or Mavericks
I believe it will be tough against the Lakers or Mavs but i think they can beat them in 6

Round 2 will be against Memphis (yeah they can beat the Warriors)
- Kings can find a way to beat this team

Then West finals will be against the Nuggets. Nuggets have the tendency to collapse in the playoffs. Sabonis can match up well with Jokic. Will be tough though

Kings path will not be so easy especially if they meet the Warriors but the way they play, making it to the finals isn't impossible.

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20 Mar 2023 11:05:53
I'll be rooting for the Kings but I think it's inevitable that their D is not close to good enough. Really like that Knicks team and could see them giving anybody a tough time.

20 Mar 2023 12:25:30
I am actually think the Warriors are the easiest team for the Kings to beat in the first round. Especially with home court and the Warrior's horrid road record.

21 Mar 2023 04:50:42
Love the confidence Fred, but i wouldnt bet against the Warriors with a healthy Steph Klay and Draymond in the playoffs.

21 Mar 2023 19:37:31
@USA. No Wiggins and no bench? Yea, not scared of the Warriors.

18 Mar 2023 13:28:28
Do you think when Bronny gets drafted Lebron will move teams or lakers will get Bronny? 🧐

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18 Mar 2023 17:08:03
Not sure how Lebron "leaves" the Lakers as I am not sure what team trades what will be nearly $50 mil in salary at that time. Lakers use their second rounder on Bronny?

Best chance is for Bronny to go undrafted and sign with LA as a undrafted FA.

19 Mar 2023 20:17:18
It seems more and more likely that Bronny isn’t undrafted. He’s jumped into the top tier of recruits in some rankings and ESPN projected him as a top 10 pick.

But yeah, with Lebron’s extension, it’s hard to see him playing with Bronny in his rookie year.

18 Mar 2023 11:43:22
These Lakers wont even make the play-in. They are not good and not so "lucky" enough to qualify 🤦🏻‍♂️

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18 Mar 2023 13:06:07
Actually, I think I disagree with you. Lakers will probably make the play-in as Minnesota is going to drop out with Edwards probably missing the rest of the season with an ankle sprain so bad that he probably strained some knee ligaments as well.

15 Mar 2023 17:25:05
NBA rly needs to starting looking at requiring certain amounts of games played when guaranteeing contracts

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15 Mar 2023 23:46:07
What’s the minimum? Do injuries void guarantees? What about missing games to get back into shape post injury? What about missing one of a back to back post injury return?

This seems like a slippery slope.

But also, everything I’ve read has said that the teams are the ones that push load management the most, so why would they avoid any punishment and it would only sit on the players shoulders.

16 Mar 2023 07:33:45
I think Jonathan Isaac's contract is like that. It is mostly a non-guaranteed deal but becomes guaranteed once he plays a certain number of games in a season.

And BMiller, the teams via coaching staff determine how many minutes a player plays in a game. Teams could easily play a player 24 minutes a night so that they are "available" to play every game.

Lastly, I think how stats are presented needs to be changed. Everyone gets hung up on Lebron's 29 points per game that Lebron plays in but fail to realize that it drops down to 20 points per game that the team plays. If this change was implemented, then right now Jason Tatum would be leading the league in scoring @ 27.8 while Embiid would be @ 26.919 and Doncic would be @ 27.3.

16 Mar 2023 11:08:57
BMiller there’s needs to be some minimum regarding games/ minutes played.

It’s ridiculous players can miss half the year off such small injuries such as soreness, bruises, etc. If it’s a player that comes off a serious injury, and it later re aggravated then sure. But no way should players steadily get 30mil a year to sit half the year just bc they have some soreness.

16 Mar 2023 15:27:51
What players are sitting half a year due to soreness? Kawhi this year on his pretty extreme loan management has missed 9 of the last 45 games. Not very close to half.

Loan management really feels like an overblown issue over a couple games here and there. Guys aren’t sitting half the season unless there’s a real injury (or unless the team tells them to sit so they can tank) .

16 Mar 2023 15:32:46
Fredman: Would you rather have your best player play 24 minutes a game for every game, and lose because your star is only playing 2/ 3 of a normal minute load? Or have them play a full 36-40 minutes but miss 1 of every 8-10 games? Give me option #2 for a better chance to win.

16 Mar 2023 15:34:17
Lebron won’t hit the minimum games played to qualify for the scoring title. If you want to bump that number up? Sure, that’s fine. 58 seems low. Make it 65? That’s fine.

16 Mar 2023 18:56:57
Kawhi has played 60 games once in 5 seasons.

Ingram has many games missed this season listed as “sore this or that” or a toe

AD has missed many games due to soreness

It’s sad how many players can’t play through such little pain even when their teams need it and fighting for playoffs spots. All this talk about “resting them for playoffs” Hell some of the teams are going to be lucky to get in lol.

16 Mar 2023 19:17:06
BMiller, that totally depends upon the depth of your team's roster. If you roster is top heavy, then you NEED to play your star (s) heavy minutes. If your bench is tight, then you can play your star (s) less mins and still get the wins.

Kings are like .500 in games that either Sabonis or Fox miss because of the depth of the roster (and the offense) .

Perspective. Sabonis is 34th and Fox is 40th in Minutes played per game (Lillard is tied for 8th) .

16 Mar 2023 22:13:47
Fred Memphis is another great example of it. We missed JJJ for a bit beginning of year, Bane for awhile, and Ja for quite a bit both last year and this year.

17 Mar 2023 13:50:04
Bmiller, how many playoff games are players missing for load management? None, right? See the point?

18 Mar 2023 19:29:07
@Fredman - how many back to backs to teams play in the playoffs? I do like the idea of making the scoring championship be the leading scorer in total points scored regardless of games played. Rebounds too.

18 Mar 2023 23:45:58
@Masaidisciple. Load management has become more than only playing one game in back-2-back. There are cases where teams have given an older player a day off when the team has played 4 games in a week (no back2back) on the road. There are games where players are held out from coming back from injury on the last game on road trips.

19 Mar 2023 14:19:23
How many games are guys really missing due to load management? Without in depth investigation, I was just looking for guys that missed just one consecutive game. Outside of Kawhi (who has 9 games like that, all in the last 45, so he’s sitting 1 of every 6 games) I couldn’t find another star with more than 6. Most are in the 3-6 range.

So we’re really acting like the worst thing the league has ever seen is guys resting 3-6 games a year. Really?

It seems like an overreaction to basically just Kawhi.

14 Mar 2023 18:56:22
Real Talk

Today is my Birthday

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15 Mar 2023 00:43:11
Happy Birthday MD 🎂🎈🍺🍹💊🎉🎁💉💣🚑👮🏼‍♂️.

15 Mar 2023 01:26:41
Are you finally an adult now?

15 Mar 2023 03:11:25
Happy birthday man.

15 Mar 2023 12:14:24
13 or 14 today?

15 Mar 2023 14:31:21
I’m 26.

15 Mar 2023 17:12:52
We were asking about your age, not your IQ.

15 Mar 2023 22:00:36
Fredman I’m really 26 year old.

17 Mar 2023 22:41:00
Happy belated Birthday! We can joke about your trades all the time but there's no doubt that you're a great person. Hope you have a great time!

11 Mar 2023 02:30:10
What's a move that you want your team to do in the offseason?

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11 Mar 2023 04:27:42
Get OG or upgrade at center

Use Brooks/ Adams LaRavia and 2 1sts.

11 Mar 2023 04:39:37
I would love for the Kings to trade for a defensive wing like OG, PG13 or Jimmy Butler. Just not seeing it happen.

11 Mar 2023 08:49:50
Fredman, that's a great catch if you get one of them, but how about getting a little budget friendly wings like Crowder, Oneale or Vanderbilt?

11 Mar 2023 08:51:48
I'd like to keep the team especially DLo, Vanderbilt & Reaves and see how they'd do in a fully healthy roster. I also want AD to be playing PF again by getting one legit center.

11 Mar 2023 14:16:18
Upgrade at PG.

11 Mar 2023 21:37:30
@Clone. If I am going to "downgrade" at the wing, then I want to trade Holmes 2 seconds to Brooklyn for Dorrey Finney-Smith.

12 Mar 2023 01:33:13
Fred, what's your offer for OG then?

12 Mar 2023 02:56:22
@Darry Nothing your GM would accept. But after tonight's game, I just may roll with Kessler Edwards.

13 Mar 2023 11:19:03
Someone who can play the 3 or the 4. Thinking of Poku.

13 Mar 2023 22:34:01
draft Victor Wanyama :-)
if not, trading our picks for a great PF.

15 Mar 2023 23:48:10
For Portland, a big move for a star. The two I’ve read about the most are Siakam and Bam.

And then resigning Grant, Thybulle, and Reddish should be big priorities, in that order.

16 Mar 2023 09:19:45
Dame needs an alpha. He's not a number 1 on a championship team, like AD.

10 Mar 2023 02:42:53
Is there anything more ironic than Mo Bomba out for the remainder of the season?

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11 Mar 2023 03:36:51
He not my problem.

08 Mar 2023 19:19:32
Memphis is 7-13 since the Shannon Sharpe incident. LOL!

Don't mess with that man!

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