[Game] Kings @ Pistons - Saturday, Nov. 4 - 4 PT

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by VF21, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    So...last game of this road trip. Facing a team that's second in the East, with a 6-3 record. Sounds kind of dismal, doesn't it?

    I knew things weren't going to be pretty but I'd forgotten how hard it can be to watch a team just starting to find its identity. There are little things every night to take hope from, but it's hard to find them sometimes. It's easier to forget that this is what we asked for and find someone (ANYONE) at which to point the finger of blame.

    All things considered, I am not depressed. I am, however, not a patient person so this part is tough. I could never bake a souffle, for example, because I kept opening the over to see if it was done yet. Watching the Kings right now is a lot like that.

    I'm trying something new for this game. I'm going to focus on just one player. See if I can honestly assess his strengths and weaknesses in my own mind without injecting emotion or hope into the equation. Not sure how it will turn out, but I'm hoping it makes it a little easier to watch.

    It's still a good time to be a Kings fan - maybe not for what we're seeing right now but for the knowledge that it's gonna get better at some point.

    #GoKings!
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  2. sactowndog

    sactowndog Member

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  3. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

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  4. gunks

    gunks Well-Known Member

    Drummond is gonna get a bajillion rebounds.

    We will probably lose.

    Like every game this year, all I care about is at least one of the kids having a good game. Although even that seems like too much to ask lately!

    #prayforayton
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  5. parker

    parker Well-Known Member

    On the positive side, the Pistons played tonight, so they will be on the second night of a back to back and the Kings have had 2 days off.

    Maybe the Kings can pull out an upset here. Okay, who am I kidding. Maybe they can keep it within 10.
  6. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Ah, the good old days when a loss by single digits was pretty much considered a win.
  7. CVKingsfan

    CVKingsfan Active Member

  8. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    Hopefully Hill is ok.
  9. alonshin

    alonshin Active Member

    Which player are you going to focus on today?
  10. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    If Hill is out Fox and Mason should play plenty of minutes. Those two should be fun to watch.
  11. Kingster

    Kingster Well-Known Member

    Hill has been "out" for much of the year; it's no big loss. In the last game, he gave up a drive to a Boston player for a layup; Hill pats his own head when the guy blows past him; the Celtic misses the basket and while Hill is patting his own head the Celtic gets a layup by getting his own rebound. Unbelievable. And that is done by a veteran??!! What a role model.:rolleyes: If Hill would have done that on the SA Spurs team he wouldn't have been able to find his A$$ to sit down after Pop got through with him.

    Hill's absence means more time for Fox and Bogs, which is ok by me. Jackson, Detroit's point guard, is certainly not an elite defender and if Fox has seen some film of him he should know he can get around him anytime he wants. (If Lonzo Ball can drive against Jackson all day long, Fox can relatively walk to the basket against him). Joerger needs to unleash Fox to run every time he gets the ball. Of course, all of this assumes the Kings can get a rebound, and therefore all of the foregoing may be moot.

    Buddy Hield should realize what his role is on offense - moving without the ball and shooting the ball, not trying to put on a dribble exhibition.

    WCS should realize what his role is - doing the most he can in the "dirty work" area and sprinting up the floor on every possession. If the Kings ever do get a rebound, WCS could leave Drummond in his wake if he would exert himself.

    Skal - no fadeway jumpers please. Just take the open shot or take it strongly and quickly to the hoop.
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  12. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking Jackson will be on the 2 guard. There is this other guy on the Pistons......Avery Bradley who can check Fox. Otherwise I agree with everything you wrote:) Go Kings!
  13. Kingster

    Kingster Well-Known Member

    You may be right. I noticed in the Laker-Detroit game they had Jackson on Ball, so I'm going with that matchup, but their coach could do what you say. I know one thing: Buddy is going to like it if they put Bradley on Fox.:)
  14. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Bogs.
  15. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Pistons being 6-3 somehow is not what I expected, they aren't as good as their record indicates. That said, Drummond is going to bully Trill in the paint with boards and dunks.
  16. k_dubb90

    k_dubb90 Well-Known Member

    I expect willie to get royally punked by Drummond
  17. gunks

    gunks Well-Known Member

    You could post this every game thread and be right 90 percent of the time.

    The other 10 percent is when WCS gets all fired up from getting burned on Instantgram or the Twitters and actually tries.
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  18. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    De’aaron, show better this time in starting. Hope for you and Frank to put any notion of needing Hill aside
  19. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

    I haven't given up on WCS yet, I hope he has a great game. More importantly that it becomes consistent moving forward.
  20. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

    THAT's what I want to see from Fox and WCS
  21. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    Only this team starts like this....

    Stupid Randolph turnover, than Temple does it... what other team has these turnovers and lack of urgency to start?
  22. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    watching slow-bo start is hurting my eyes
  23. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

    Doesn't help that the Pistons took a step up this season.
  24. kingsfan1984

    kingsfan1984 Well-Known Member

    WCS needs to do an 8 Mile esque youtube video getting pumped from social media burns before games
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  25. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    the Sixers the last three seasons prior to this one
  26. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Jesus we suck
  27. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    Lets go......play some D
  28. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

    I can see hints of an offense I have been waiting on, Detroit then breaks it up with decent defense.
  29. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Fox good learning experience going against Bradley
  30. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    Winning for this team is it being a game with 8 minutes left in the 4th... let’s do it tonight, I’ve turned too much stuff off this season
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