Vet free agents and filling out the roster

Discussion in 'Personnel moves' started by ovrush, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    We are not gonna trade KK in the foreseeable future. ;)
  2. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    Demaree Carroll just got traded to nets. Nets got a 1st round and a second round pick for the salary dump.

    I wished Vlade would had gotten that deal. :(
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  3. ppine

    ppine Well-Known Member

    It is beginning to look like the free agents will clearly make more of an impact than the rookies.
    Hill is an important addition and can mentor Fox.
    Zach and even an aging Carter are bringing the experience that the Kings can really use.
  4. allrightythen

    allrightythen Well-Known Member

    Liked hearing from the vets today at the presser. George Hill's statement about minutes was pretty crazy. If that is really how he feels about his playing time and mentoring a rookie he is the perfect guy to be here.
  5. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I think it's how he really feels and exactly why Vlade brought him here. :)
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  6. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    What did he say?
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  7. allrightythen

    allrightythen Well-Known Member

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  8. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    You can't approach the season thinking about fighting for minutes. You have approach it with the attitude of how can I help my team win. If that means playing Fox 40 minutes while he only gets 8,that is fine if it helps the team.
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  9. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    Impressive
  10. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

  11. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

    Damn.. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Lakers on a 1 year $18MM rental..

    I have a bad feeling about that.. Seems like Detroit made a terrible move and the Lakers stepped right in.

    Lets hope Buddy's that dude.
  12. allrightythen

    allrightythen Well-Known Member

    You're welcome! I liked what they had to say, leadership is kinda hard to measure but I hope it shows once the real games start.
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  13. thedofd

    thedofd Member

    Not advocating anything, just asking: Cap-wise, are the Kings in a position to be part of the proposed 4-team Melo deal?
  14. KingsFanSince85

    KingsFanSince85 Well-Known Member

    He also mentioned that the front office's goal was about winning, not tanking and that drew him to Sac as well, even though he knows it'll be a bumpy road ahead.
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  15. jcassio

    jcassio Well-Known Member

    Melo not wanted here. Just sayin.
  16. allrightythen

    allrightythen Well-Known Member

    They still have around $7M in cap space if Spotrac is up to date (it appears they are only missing Frank Mason) so they could absorb some salary, the problem is that they don't have any roster spots to take someone on. I'm not sure how they could help unless they see a potential roster upgrade. The only guy I see them parting with is Kosta and I wouldn't want to part with KK yet as he's a good player on a good contract and I don't think PagaG is quite ready for big minutes yet. I also like having Kosta around as steadying influence both on and off the court.
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  17. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    My first reaction was KCP was a good signing for Lakers. I recalled him lighting up the Kings last year then I noticed he had a 52% TS which is tick better than his career TS % of 51%. Bad! For context Ben McLemore is 53% TS for his career and 54% TS last year. To his credit KCP has better than 2:1 assist to turnover (3.9 to 1.7) while Ben can't scratch a 1:1. KCP is the better defender but given his scoring inefficiency he was never going to land a max contract and the Pistons and Nets were right to balk at his demands. The Pistons ended up with the better guard in Avery Bradley so I don't it as a terrible move at all.
  18. Big Cuz 15

    Big Cuz 15 Well-Known Member

    thats not going to happen but you can still participate with the capspace to extract a few assets
  19. macadocious

    macadocious Well-Known Member

    No we can't. We can't do anything with the Knicks for 1 year because of the compensation we received.
  20. 206Fan

    206Fan Well-Known Member

    I really thought Ben was going to end up better than KCP. Ben was surprisingly solid this season from a numbers perspective. 8pts 2rebs on 43% FG and 38.2% 3pt. KCP had poor splits at 39.9% FG and 35% 3pt. I still hope Ben can get his stuff together in Memphis. Although Memphis fans have been convinced by Kings fans that he's not a basketball player. They're buffing up some weird rivalry between 2 Jayhawks in Ben and Selden Jr. Even with that being said, I don't know how you could complain about Ben on a 2 year $10million deal. I don't think anyone here would care about that contract if we didn't have our longjam at SG.

    I actually think KCP next to Lonzo will benefit himself a lot. He just needs to heavily bet on his 3pt shot improving.
  21. bajaden

    bajaden Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I wish Ben all the best, and fortunately for him, what the fans think doesn't matter. It's what the coach thinks that matters. I think KCP was a nice pick up for the Lakers and he will help them. But they're not going to make the playoffs despite what the Laker fans might think. So glad I don't have to sit in an arena full of Laker fans again. At least until next year's summer league.

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