Kings Swissed-Defense

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by kingdivac, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. kingdivac

    kingdivac New Member

    Seems like every Boxscore post-Cousins trade, opponents are putting up 105pts+......that doesn't seem very Joerger-like to me. Its the old outscore the opponent at all costs, or maybe simply tankness......the Philly swap is gonna suck I think. Watch the Kings get 3 or 4 this year and swap back to 6 to 8. It could be worse though.
  2. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    None of Hield, Skal or Papa can play much defense right now but that's fairly typical for rookies. Throw in the fact that we don't have a real SF on the roster and you're going to have a swiss cheese defense.

    Kofous and Temple are the only guys who can defend consistently on this roster. It's exactly why I don't want us taking a shooter with shaky defense in the draft. The team is pretty lopsided in that sense already.
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  3. Siranthony

    Siranthony Active Member

    Ya we are playing the rookies to get them playing time. Competing every play is the priority I would guess. The score is not really that important at this point. They are going to look bad at times. Especially on the second night of a back to back against the Spurs who are the home team.
  4. Čarolija

    Čarolija Well-Known Member

    I though the team's defensive issue were due to Cousins arguing with the officials and not getting back on defense? ;)
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  5. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    Well to be honest, as a Fan of the Big fella, I can say that was a BIG PITA to watch over and over. One just hoped at some point he would stop doing it.
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  6. pshn80

    pshn80 Well-Known Member

    Don't see 6 or 8 as a problem. It's nice to root for higher but good choices will be there for us. No matter what disaster is not there waiting for us. It's all about the choice.
  7. jcwkings

    jcwkings Well-Known Member

    You're not gonna have a good defense when you play rookies and young players. Even with Cousins, Barnes and playing all the vets our defense was at the bottom third of the league.
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  8. Kingster

    Kingster Well-Known Member

    It's going to take a while for the youngins to get it on the defensive. I'm just glad to have Temple on the team to show them the way (as well as coaching staff).
  9. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    It definitely was a problem but not the problem like Grant would like you to believe.
  10. Temple was our best signing in years. He is respected top to bottom by the team and is someone who our youth listens to like it's gospel. I'll be honest, I didn't know much about him prior to our signing and thought he would just be another overpaid bench player, but he is the perfect role model to have on the team.
  11. funkykingston

    funkykingston Well-Known Member

    Before the all-star break (and obviously before the Cousins trade) the Kings were allowing opponents to average 106 points per game.

    After the trade opponents have averaged 109.3 points per game.

    Meanwhile the Kings scoring hasn't really changed - 103 ppg before and 102.7 ppg after.

    Their pace has gone up slightly and they've also allowed slightly fewer threes per game while making slightly more (and on better percentages) but overall they've allowed opponents to make 3 more FGs per game (40.8 per game now vs 37.7 per game before).

    All of which makes sense when losing your defensive anchor in the middle AND playing young guys more. They are more active on D but make more mistakes.
  12. VF21

    VF21 #TheFutureIsSkal Staff Member Contributor

    Okay, I can't resist any longer. What's "swissed-defense"?
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  13. RussoTuristo

    RussoTuristo Active Member

    It's gotta be inspired by something like this. Probably means smth bad :)

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  14. Kingster

    Kingster Well-Known Member

    How about defense with holes in it, a la swiss cheese.
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  15. kingdivac

    kingdivac New Member


    I had a knee-jerk reaction when watching his offense which looks fairly average, but he makes up for it in intangibles and defense. In hindsight it was a good signing. I also like Lawson, and really think they should try to resign him.
  16. kingdivac

    kingdivac New Member

    Made up phrase....I'm only to watching highlights now for access, but actually now its important to lose, and hope the Sixers and Pelicans both lose. So Swissed-Defense is well aged for the rest of the season.
  17. funkykingston

    funkykingston Well-Known Member

    Side story. When I was at the Vatican I asked our tour guide (who was Italian) why the Pope had Swiss Guard and he said, "you can't trust the Italian army". No further explanation.
  18. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    Well the Swiss are a country of Riflemen and have never been invaded.
  19. andjel

    andjel Well-Known Member

    Being country of bankers might have more to do with it.

    In serbian swiss style defense refers to the defense that has so many holes like a swiss cheese.

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