[Game] Kings @ Timberwolves - Thursday, Dec. 14 - 5 PT

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by VF21, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    On the road again...

    This road trip features 4 games in cold cities wih a back to back at the end (Minnesota, Toronto, Philadelphia and Brooklyn). I've never understood the reasoning behind back-to-backs on the road. The games themselves are tough enough, without tossing in travel and lack of sleep and possible weather delays.

    The Timberwolves - Towns, Butler, Wiggins and co - are currently 4th in the Western Conference. They're good. They also feature a player whose name always reminds me of one of my favorite Robin Williams movies. :p

    This is not gonna be an easy game for the Kings...or for Coach Joerger. There are matchup tiger pits all over the court. To add to the mix, we have TWO players in the requisite "We used to be on the Kings so we have to show them how good we are" club - Cole Aldrich and Aaron Brooks.

    On the coaching side, there was a time when some of us were interested in Tom T. as a possible Kings coach. Of course, there are very few coaches we haven't tossed around as possibilities at some time or another. This is going to be an interesting game to watch from the viewpoint of coaching strategy.

    My purple-tinted glasses are still firmly in place. It's a good time to be a Kings fan.

  2. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Kings killer Wiggins is going to have a field day
  3. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    He dominated Rudy that's for sure. A win tomorrow would be awesome. Go Kings!
  4. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    Thibs is playing his starters massive minutes. Typical of him....wonder if he looks at us as a chance to reduce minutes for starters.
  5. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    it won't be long before he wears down his core players, it's inevitable with a Thibs coached team. Look at what happened to Rose & Noah. Gibson magically has survived so far.
  6. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Date is wrong by the way, thought the game was today :)
  7. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Oops. Fixed. :p
  8. Gliesian

    Gliesian Well-Known Member

    Seems like every time a team underestimates us we win... If hes been paying attention he won't do that unless it's a blow out. 1st quarter could be ugly, but what else is new.
  9. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    I honest to goodness thought it was tonight too.
  10. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    The good news is that we held the Timberwolves scoreless...
  11. bubulina

    bubulina Active Member

    Bad news now we have to play the overtime!
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  12. Nokidding

    Nokidding Active Member

    Gibson survived cause he split playing time with Boozer/Noah he never really averaged huge playing time as a 6th man but Deng was the one who really got destroyed by Thibs. Prior to this year of playing 33mpg he averaged between 20-29 which is sustainable.
  13. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Buddy leads the league in three point shooting % by the way
  14. CelticsFan

    CelticsFan Well-Known Member

    I have Buddy at 5th but no doubt he's been shooting it well
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
  15. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

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  16. CelticsFan

    CelticsFan Well-Known Member

  17. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    I am patiently waiting Bodgan's shot to come back and for Fox to develop his shot and we'll have a nice little guard core of Fox,Mason,Buddy,Bogie. I dont mind having Jakarr out there at 3 instead of Temple, his shot has been pretty bad this year
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  18. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    The Timber wolves are actually quite a poor defensive team despite having athletic good players and Thibs coaching them. I always thought KAT was a bit soft. This should be an interesting game.
  19. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    I don't like his step back J. He seems to not have his legs under him after that move.
  20. jcassio

    jcassio Well-Known Member

    I’m not surprised if true. He’s been awesome as our big scorer off the bench. He still has a long way to go, of course, as he continues to be turnover prone and makes a lots of bad decisions on D. But his rebounding is superb for a 6-4 SG.
  21. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    Dangerous game. Thibs grinds them, so if we get down early after a slow start like we frequently do, could be an ugly ugly game.
  22. sactowndog

    sactowndog Active Member

    To me the D is the key. He can be quite valuable as a 3 and D wing but he has to improve his D. I would like to see his game like a smaller better shooting J. Brown.

    With Mason and Bogie we have enough ball handlers.
  23. sactowndog

    sactowndog Active Member

    It’s a good move with his ability to drive. He just needs to perfect it.
  24. jcassio

    jcassio Well-Known Member

    I agree. (Surprise!)
    And if he doesn’t become a 2-way player, he can still be our version of Jamal Crawford. There’s always a need for instant offense off the bench, right? But add the D and be even more valuable.
  25. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    Sometimes pure shooters just play better after watching the action first. That said I'm really happy with what I see from him this year. He hits the glass and plays heads up defense. Always a place for that type of player on my team.
  26. NewArena

    NewArena Well-Known Member

    KAT is one of the worst defenders I've ever seen in life. hopefully he "guards" Randolph
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  27. NewArena

    NewArena Well-Known Member

    and yet the game was still tied. our starters are worse than we thought :p
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  28. Kings Faithful

    Kings Faithful Well-Known Member

    4 game road trip... 4 WINS. LETS DO IT.
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  29. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

  30. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    We are all waiting for a break out game from Skal this season

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