Post by Sir Poopy Head on Nov 18, 2010 22:29:28 GMT -5
2010/2011 New Location = Success
The Kansas City Kings formally known as the Denver Nuggets played their first home game in the Sprint Center. It was a huge success. The arena was sold out, it seemed like everyone from the Kansas City area came to support their new franchise. The most important thing for the team was they started off with a win. They did exactly that by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 6 to 3. Carmelo Anthony was a huge reason for the win. The once frustrated player, who demanded a trade, seemed happier then he has ever been playing with his new teammates and new city. He led the Kings with 148 points. Carmelo could not have done it without their fearless point guard Tony parker. He just found ways to get his teammates the ball. He led the team with 42 assists, and was also relentless on the defensive of ended racking up 12 steals. The player who seemed to do it all and was awarded the game ball was Marc Gasol. He led the team with 51 rebounds, and 12 steals, and also had a nice 74 points and 17 assists. The team played very well together, and were firing from all cylinders. They will try to build off this win. The Cleveland Cavaliers will be there next challenge.
Post by Sir Poopy Head on Dec 17, 2010 16:33:33 GMT -5
Shaking Things Up
Owner Devin Zvosec has decided to shake things up. Kansas City traded Glen "Big Baby" Davis and George Hill for Rodney Stuckey and Sonny Weems who were playing for the Washington Wizards.
This is a great trade in the short term for the Kings. They get Stuckey who is a very good point guard who produces better numbers then hill was. He will help them with points and assists. Stuckey is going to push Tony Parker for the starting role. This move makes the Kings a legitimate contender for a Championship run. In the long term this could hurt the Kings because in a couple of years Hill and Davis will be solid starters in the league. Zvosec went with the more aggressive move. He wants a championship now so instead of keeping two guys who are going to be solid starters in the future. He traded them to get Stuckey who is a solid starter now.
Zvosec had a statement about this trade " We are very excited about this deal. I have always been a huge fan of Stuckey. I believe that he can take us to the next level. He is a solid point guard whose having a good year so far. He will be a great addition to our back-court. I do admit though that I'm a little upset that we had to give up Davis and Hill. Its always hard having to part ways with members of the team, but it's a business and we want to win a championship. Yes, I know that Davis was having by far his best year so far since he has been in the NBA. Also, Hill was building off a good year last season and is producing decent numbers. They are going to be solid starters in the future and I wish them the best of luck. Getting Stuckey though helps push us in the right direction to winning a championship. We just need Stuckey to improve his defense and three point and field goal percentage and then he could be one of the best guards in the league.
There are also rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony. The Kings have been in talks with several teams about Melo. Zvosec had this to say " The rumors are true people we are looking to trade Anthony. We have gotten several offers from teams around the league and we are looking at every trade scenario. Were trying to get the best possible deal to make the Kings the best team in this league. That's all i have to say about this issue." The Kings owner seems to be very adamant about trading Carmelo.
Post by Sir Poopy Head on Dec 22, 2010 12:26:50 GMT -5
5-2 Kings have Kansas City fans behind the team
Fans from all over Kansas are filling the Sprint Center. Sell out crowds have been brought back to professional sports teams in Kansas.
The reason for this is the Kings are winning. They have started the season out at 5-2 which is pretty good compared to last year. They have beaten the Minnesota Timberwolves 6 to 3, Cleveland Cavaliers 6 to 3, Chicago Bulls 7 to 2, Houston Rockets 6 to 3, and the Portland Trailblazers 5 to 3. The only teams they have lost to is the undefeated Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors.
"Hey when you lose a game to one of the best teams in the Western conference, it's nothing to be ashamed about. Now we know were going to have to work a little bit harder then everyone else to come out on top," said Zvosec " I am disappointed about losing to the Warriors. I give them credit they are a good team and definitely a contender in the Western conference, but this was a chance for us to show the league that we can beat one of the top teams in the West. They got the lead on us early and they never looked back. We came out soft and not ready to play. That hurt us a lot. We have to come out ready to play every game if we want to win."
Even with the two losses the Kings are still looking good and playing well in their first season as the Kansas City Kings. The team has leaned on their Captain Tony Parker for leadership this season. He has carried them to victories in three of the games. He led the categories in assist, points, steals, and field goal percentage. Tony is having one of his best seasons in his career. Hopefully he can stay healthy. Parker chimed in about the success he is having " I think the reason I'm playing so well is I am finally getting rid of my wife. I can focus on basketball again."
The Kings take on the Las Vegas Gamblers this week. This should be a pretty comfortable win for the Kings considering the Gamblers come into the game with a 1-6 record.
Post by Sir Poopy Head on Jan 14, 2011 18:34:16 GMT -5
Kings Wrap Up West Coast Road Trip
The recent Road trip was a success. The Kings finished 2-1. They beat the Las Vegas Gamblers 7-2 and the defending Nba Champions Seattle Supersonics 8-1. The red hot Utah Jazz was able to show there dominance over the Western Conference by beating the Kings 7-2. The Kings are considered one of the best team in the West.
The game verse the Gamblers seemed like a breeze for the Kings. They take a huge lead from start and just kept going it going till the end of the game. Tony Parker showed in this game why Coach Jackie Moon named him team Captain. He led the team with 66 points and 30 assists. He also finished second in most rebound with 12. He kept the game going throughout the whole game and made sure everyone gave a 100 percent. "It feels great man. We played great as a team and showed everyone in the league why they need to be afraid of us." said Parker
The game verse the Utah Jazz was a completely different story. The Kings looked like a totally different team and basically embarrassed themselves. The Jazz dominated from the opening tip and made Kansas City look like a High School team. Coach Moon left a statement for us "It was a difficult game for us. They found our weakness and just kept attacking us their. We just need to go back to the drawing board and make sure this never happens again."
The Kings did exactly that. They took all their anger and frustration from the previous week out on the defending Nba Champions Seattle Supersonics. Everyone on the Kings gave 100 percent and gave a great effort. Carmelo Anthony showed to everyone in the league why he is one of the best in the game. With all the trade speculation surrounding him. He showed that all he cares about is playing the game he loves. He is going to give his all no matter what happens. He finished with 98 points, 29 rebounds, and 11 assists. "All I care about is playing the game. I'm going to give the Kings 100 percent no matter what. I'm focused on playing thats all." said Melo
The Rumors are true. The Kings have been in several trade talks about Melo. The Kings have been intensely in talk with Portland and Golden State trying to work out a deal. Zvosec told us that Melo will most likely be traded by the end of the month. Coach Moon chimed in about Melo "I'm brand new to the team since I've only been the coach for three weeks. I'm going to leave all of that to the front office. It will be sad if he does get traded but I know that he will work his butt off as long as he is here and he will keep helping the team win." The Kings take on the red hot Brooklyn Nets this week. They are going to try to upset the best team in the Eastern Conference.
Post by Sir Poopy Head on Dec 10, 2011 1:54:45 GMT -5
2011/2012 Lockout over: Kings looking to build new team
As the Lockout ended the Kansas City Kings needed to make a decision. Try and win a championship or look to rebuild and try to fix their financial situation. After last season the Kings office realized they had to do something about their financial situation. They spent too much money which has put a hinder on their chances of signing a big time free agent. This is why Kansas City has decided to rebuild their roster, go young, and save money. Kansas City’s first trade was able to save money, and also got them a big time center that they desperately needed. The Kansas City Kings sent Stephen Jackson, J.J. Reddick, Tiago Splitter, and the seventh pick in this years draft to Las Vegas. In return, the Kings received Chris Kaman, Linas Kleiza, Andre Miller, and Brooklyn’s 2012 pick.
Zvosec had this to say, “I think this is a great trade for us. It saves us money and gets us a draft pick in a star studded draft next year. I am very sad that we had to trade Jackson he has done so much for this organization and it’s sad to see him go, but it was a deal we felt like we had to do to help us out with our financial situation. I’m excited to work with Miller and Kaman when they arrive. I know Miller is getting old but he still has something left in his tank and will help fill a leadership role. Also, I know that Kaman is a huge risk, but we needed a center and two years ago when he wasn’t hurt he put up very good numbers. He is a huge risk because of the injury last year, but he could be a huge reward.”
We were able to reach Jackson for comment, “I loved every minute of playing for this organization. Everyone here is a class act and I wish everyone the best. I know this is a business, so there are no hard feelings. I know they had to do what was in the best interest of their organization.”
As we look at the rest of the trade Kansas City did not lose that much. Yes, they gave away Jackson and the seventh pick, but losing Splitter and Reddick was not a big deal. Kansas City gets rid of Splitters terrible contract that was really holding the Kings back from going out and signing anyone. This helps the Kings save money and right now Splitter was not worth that money. Reddick was a solid backup guard, but getting Andre Miller replaces Reddick easily. Miller contributes more in every category. As the offseason progress more Kansas City will look into making more trades. They want to save money and that’s exactly what they are going to do. This is just the beginning for the Kansas City Kings, and Zvosec assures the fan base that they will be making plenty more trades in the near future.
Post by Sir Poopy Head on Dec 18, 2011 1:05:01 GMT -5
Captain Parker on the Move
GM Zvosec promised more trades for the Kansas City organization and that’s exactly what they got. Tony Parker who was the captain of last year’s team was traded a couple days ago. The trade came as quite a surprise to many fans, but the Kings got a solid player in return. The trade sent Tony Parker, the number 16th pick in the 2011 draft, and Brooklyn’s 2012 pick out west to the Utah Jazz. In return, the Kansas City Kings got the all around talented Luol Deng.
“This really helps our lack of depth at the small forward position” said Zvosec, “I think this is a great trade for us and will help us in the future. I’m really excited to work with Deng this year because I know he has been working hard to improve his overall game” said Zvosec.
The trade creates a lot of speculation that Melo might be on his way out of Kansas City. Many believe that Deng has been brought in to replace Melo. At the same time the Kings could have just made this trade to create depth, but we will have to wait and see. GM Zvosec has said that they are trying to make a “blockbuster trade” and that Kansas City is looking to trade Melo to save money. He has told teams that he expects a lot in return because Melo is one of the superstars in the league. Also, Zvosec has come out and said that if no team meets the trading demands they have for Melo then they are willing to re-sign him next year.
Also, Kansas City has traded veteran Andre Miller to Houston for Marco Belinelli. This trade was simply to save money. Belinelli was half the price of Miller, so that gives Kansas City a little bit of flexibility to go out and sign a free agent. Despite, Millers experience and leadership he won’t last to much longer, so this trade also gives Kansas City some youth.
Post by Sir Poopy Head on Jun 3, 2012 2:42:30 GMT -5
Disappointing second year for Kings
After their first season in Kansas City the Kings came into the season with a lot of excitement. They made it to the playoffs and lost in the second round their first year, so they had a lot of momentum. Unfortunately, though that momentum couldn’t be carried throughout the whole season. The Kings finished with a dismal 5-5 record and finished 15th out of 20 teams. Just overall a huge disappoint for GM Zvosec , Coach Jackie Moon and the whole Kansas City organization. Part of the problem was the Kings never had an identity. They weren’t really considered a contender, but at the same time they weren’t considered a rebuilding team. That is when GM Zvosec had to make the decision on what to do!
“After looking at our roster and figuring out our financial situation I felt like the best move to do was go into rebuilding mode” Said Zvosec, “It is disappointing because you always want to consider your team a contender, but at the end of the day if you want to be successful you have to look at the reality of the situation.”
The Kings decided to rebuild they started off by trading Jackson, Reddick, and Splitter for Kaman, Kleiza, and Miller. This really helped them save money and helped a lot that Kaman was an expiring contract. The next trade they finally decided to part ways with Captain Parker. That was a tough one because Parker went on to have an amazing season. They got a very versatile player in Loul Deng in return. Also, they signed J.J. Barea who proved to be a huge help in the back court. The moves hurt their chance to win a championship, but in the long run will create a better chance to win multiple championships in the future.
Now the last big piece of news that has come from Kansas City is they will not resign Melo, Chris Kaman, and David West. GM Zvosec issued a statement saying that they will not be able to resign all three players because of financial needs, but that doesn’t mean one or two of them won’t be resigned. With that being said it would be smart for the Kings to let them all go and keep rebuilding, so they can be successful in the future.
For right now the Kings have gone into rebuild mode and it will be a very interesting free agency for them with all the cap room they have been able to clear. We will just have to wait and see what the Kings organization next move will be!
Miege22: Had to start spending my own money on them haha
Jul 28, 2018 13:58:53 GMT -5
teefbe: Since Minny decided quickly on re=signs and player options are we going to move up free agency like last year or it stays on 12th?
Jul 30, 2018 16:15:50 GMT -5
Miege22: I've created a poll on the topic. Moving up FA is harder to do than the draft because it impacts everyone. If even one owner is not on board with moving it up, we'll leave it to start on the 12t
Jul 30, 2018 16:34:19 GMT -5
Cleveland Cavaliers: Are you a contender? Do you need another solid contributor for your squad on literally the cheapest deal possible? Well you're in luck, Allen Crabbe is your man! For the low cost of a 2019 draft pick that won't be high cuz you're a contender
Aug 1, 2018 12:45:56 GMT -5
Cleveland Cavaliers: This offer will only be available for like the next 8 hours or some shit so act now!
Aug 1, 2018 12:46:29 GMT -5
Cleveland Cavaliers: Also Dewayne Dedmon $250,000 ('20) available for a pick
Aug 1, 2018 15:20:04 GMT -5
HawkEye: Free Boban!!!
Oct 18, 2018 7:13:03 GMT -5
teefbe: crazy week1 matchup between me and Seattle
Oct 21, 2018 18:52:56 GMT -5
HawkEye: I won 5-4 vs Colorado by only .02% of FT%
Oct 22, 2018 7:13:22 GMT -5
HawkEye: Correction, it's .2% or .002 of FT%
Oct 22, 2018 7:21:25 GMT -5
zephyr: does anyone know when espn is going to add position eligibility?
Nov 12, 2018 17:22:43 GMT -5
Miege22: They added PG eligibility for Bryn Forbes last week. I think they just kind of do it gradually
Nov 12, 2018 19:07:31 GMT -5
zephyr: great -- thanks!
Nov 13, 2018 8:41:24 GMT -5
zephyr: landry shamet's at 21.1 mpg for the season -- does that mean toronto has to make a decision on activating him from d-league?
Nov 27, 2018 11:30:31 GMT -5
Miege22: I think we need to go a little longer on the d-league signees, all of them, this year. 20 games isnt' a huge sample size, and a few low or no minute games can drastically impact those averages.
Nov 27, 2018 11:38:06 GMT -5
Miege22: I don't think a decision needs to be made until the last week of our season.
Nov 27, 2018 11:38:18 GMT -5