[Game] Kings v. Clippers - Thursday, Jan. 11 - 7 PT

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by VF21, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    The Clippers come into G1C short-handed, but after seeing what they did to the Warriors last night, our best hope is that they're exhausted from dumping on the reigning champs. (Of course, the GSW without Curry or Thompson might have had something to do with it. I didn't watch the game so I cannot say for sure) Here's what the injury report says:

    Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
    01/11/18 Blake Griffin PF Concussion Game Time Decision
    01/11/18 Milos Teodosic PG Foot Game Time Decision
    01/11/18 C.J. Williams SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jan 13
    01/04/18 Austin Rivers PG Heel Expected to be out until at least Jan 20
    12/20/17 Danilo Gallinari SF Hip Expected to be out until at least Jan 15
    12/11/17 Patrick Beverley PG Knee Out for the season

    The Kings, on the other hand, have just about everyone available.

    Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
    01/11/18 Frank Mason III PG Heel Expected to be out until at least Feb 9
    01/11/18 Giorgios Papagiannis C Illness Game Time Decision
    01/02/18 Harry Giles PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 13

    At this point, I think a lot of Kings fans are more interested in watching the progression and development of the kids than they are about wins or losses. As long as they put forth the heart, the hustle, the energy and the effort, most fans will walk away satisfied. It's when they show none of that OR all of a sudden exhibit the basketball acumen of a rutabaga that people get angry, and rightfully so.

    I personally like to see JaKarr Sampson and Jack Cooley on the Kings bench, if for no other reason than I know they will be ready if they're called to play. They may not be as skilled as some of our young bloods but they certainly have all the dedication and tenacity you could ask for.

    I know these kids are still trying to figure things out and that they're tired right now. Adapting to the NBA can't be easy after high school and college. Just the travel alone can wear on you. They just need to focus on the task at hand and learn from the veterans. It's not easy but it certainly is possible.

    It's still a good time to be a Kings fan and, of course, I still LOVE THIS TEAM!

    GO KINGS!!!
  2. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    Cooley, Sampson, and Papa G all played for the Bighorns today.
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  3. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    Didn't Malachi get some run up there too?


    And is Hill back from his week long pre pre maternity leave?
  4. lawlman91

    lawlman91 Well-Known Member

    three games in four nights, this is gonna be tough
  5. Kingster

    Kingster Well-Known Member

    I still don't get the Sampson thing. He's exactly the kind of player the Kings need in the lineup - athletic, finisher, defensive minded, tough, and has shown the ability to even hit the 3. The Kings need more "open court" players to play along with Fox, and Sampson seems pretty good in that area.
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  6. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Clippers have beat the Kings 5 out of 6 times and Lou had a 50 point game last night so this doesn't bode well considering the Clipps are short handed & they chuck up a lot of threes.

    So Mason was originally slated to be out until January 9th and now it got pushed back another month? The same thing will happen with the Giles situation where they said January and they will push it back until March or just hold him out all season.
  7. Kingster

    Kingster Well-Known Member

    Both WCS and Fox need to just take the easy 15-18 footers. Stop making the game more complicated than it is and driving into three opposing players. I especially think WCS should be much more advanced in this area of "recognition" because he's in his third year. Unless WCS develops that 17-22' range where he can confidently hit the open shot his effectiveness is going to be limited in playing with Fox. Fox needs guys who can spread the floor and WCS doesn't do that currently. It's a big disadvantage in today's game to have a center who can't hit 3s, much less who can't consistently hit the open shot out to about 22 feet.
  8. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    Yes. Malachi played as well.
  9. Bosnian Diehard

    Bosnian Diehard Well-Known Member

    Since Fox’s return from injury, these have been his stats in four games:

    15.3 pts, 6 ast, 2.8 reb, 1.5 stl (32.5 min)

    Pretty nice numbers, especially coming off an injury. Hope to see him keep it up.
  10. gunks

    gunks Well-Known Member

    Lou going for 60 tonight
  11. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    I think it is a numbers game.

    The Kings have like 9 players in their first or second year (and WCS) that Coach Joeger needs to give some run to. These players were all high draft picks and are on longer term and more expensive contracts, so he needs to find out if they can play and develop first.
  12. The_Jamal

    The_Jamal Well-Known Member

    Hope coach keeps the same starting 5 and just brings Hill off the bench. Fox plays so much more free without Hill on the court.
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  13. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    http://www.nba.com/kings/news/frank-mason-iii-injury-update-011118

    They did an MRI yesterday and found that Mason tore his plantar fascia. So, the push back wasn't completely arbitrary. My presumption is they didn't think there was a tear, but he didn't heal quickly enough so finally they did the MRI and caught the tear.

    Giles is not currently dealing with an active injury but rather rehab so it's obviously not the same situation. Also, I'm not sure I've seen any comments from the Kings that Giles *would* be back in January, just that he wouldn't be back before then. Until I hear further, Giles' timetable is completely up in the air in my mind, and the not-before-Jan.-13th number means nothing at all.
  14. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    25 for 47 from the floor too over that stretch. 53.1%
    5/12 from 3 41.6%
  15. The Effort Police

    The Effort Police Well-Known Member

    Money is on that NOT happening.
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  16. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

    Game #41 tonight, halfway there. Wherever "there" turns out to be.
    The Clippers have an abundance of injured players, however they have won 8 of their last 11. This tells me two things:

    1) They are absolutely still trying to win every game and make a playoff push

    2) They likely have had their two games in a row V us circled on the calendar to aid in achieving #1
  17. Sac.1989

    Sac.1989 Well-Known Member

    temple will shut him down
  18. mac

    mac Well-Known Member

    Joerger will shut the Kings down
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  19. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Again, those dates ARE NOT CAST IN STONE. They are estimates depending upon a lot of factors. I wish they'd just say "until further notice" ... of course, then some would stress out about not getting notices on the hour.
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  20. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Remember, he's on a two-way contract and can only spend a total of 45 days actually with the Kings. They may be holding him in reserve just in case they have to call him up.
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  21. JCTNKINGFAN

    JCTNKINGFAN Active Member

    Does anyone know how many days he has used up at the half point of the season? I believe it's days with the club, not just games played and includes even off days (practice) if he is with the club. Somebody correct me if I am wrong about that.
  22. CelticsFan

    CelticsFan Well-Known Member

    Sounds like both Milo and Blake will be playing tonight
  23. KingsSelecao

    KingsSelecao Active Member

    And who will shut Down Blake? He's playing. CLips have won 10 of 13. I would say that's Great. No Griffin, Tedosic, ZGalinari, Rivers. Impressive.
  24. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

  25. Gliesian

    Gliesian Well-Known Member

    Again with this? We have regressed big time.
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  26. PurpleHaze

    PurpleHaze Well-Known Member

    Clips on pace to win 440-0:eek:
  27. SLAB

    SLAB Well-Known Member

    Black floor >>>>>> Purple floor
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  28. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    I don’t know if I can even hate on Randolph/Hill being on this team as someone who wants a high draft pick. Zach lost his legs. Hill’s apathy for being here is contagious.

    The vet thread resounding.

    Would be a lot more entertaining though if Hill was shipped and Zach benched
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  29. The_Jamal

    The_Jamal Well-Known Member

    George Hill simply doesn't look to get the ball back to Fox. Looking to set up ZBO
  30. Gliesian

    Gliesian Well-Known Member

    We are so lucky omg

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