Posts Tagged ‘Sacramento Kings’

Legitimate Contenders to Win the 2012 NBA Championship: Part II

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Where does your favourite team rank at the halfway point in the regular season schedule?

Legitimate Contenders to Win the 2012 NBA Championship

[as of Thu-Feb-23-2012]

Team PDR PAR RDR QR QIR WCR ECR
Bulls 1 2 1 4 1 1
Heat 2 14 4 20 T-2 2
Lakers 12 6 2 20 T-2 1
Pacers 8 9 8 25 4 3
76ers 3 1 22 26 5 4
Clippers 9 15 3 27 T-6 2
Magic 10 4 13 27 T-6 5
Thunder 3 20 6 29 T-8 3
Mavericks 7 4 18 29 T-8 4
Blazers 5 10 17 32 10 5
Grizzlies 15 8 10 33 11 6
Timberwolves 15 16 4 35 12 7
Hawks 13 7 21 41 T-13 6
Rockets 14 18 9 41 T-13 8
Spurs 6 16 20 42 15 9
Hornets 24 11 11 46 16 10
Celtics 18 3 26 47 17 7
Knicks 17 12 19 48 18 8
Nuggets 11 29 12 52 19 11
Cavaliers 23 23 7 53 T-20 9
Raptors 25 13 15 53 T-20 10
Jazz 19 24 13 56 22 12
Pistons 26 18 16 60 23 11
Bucks 21 21 27 69 T-24 12
Suns 22 22 25 69 T-24 13
Warriors 19 26 29 73 26 14
Nets 27 25 24 76 27 13
Kings 28 30 22 80 28 15
Wizards 29 27 27 83 29 14
Bobcats 30 27 30 87 30 15
LEGEND: PDR – Points Differential Rankng; PAR – Points Allowed Ranking; RDR – Rebounding Differential Ranking; QR – Quality Rating [i.e. PDR + PAR + RDR = QR; QIR – Quality Index Rating [i.e. QR ranking from 1-30]; WC – Western Conference Ranking; Eastern Conference Ranking.

Related:

What it takes to win the NBA Championship

Well, well, well … What have we here?

Friday, January 7th, 2011

According to a published report today, from ESPN, the Raptors are now listed amongst a large group of teams that have recently expressed interest in obtaining Omri Casspi [SF] from the Sacramento Kings. :-)

In the opinion of yours truly, there has been a relatively easy way for the Raptors to acquire Mr. Casspi …

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Trade proposal for Raptors fans, plus others, to consider 

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since as far back as December 10, 2010 …

and set themselves up properly for an extended run of success, as a legitimate contender, in the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference, for the next decade, if their management team has the wherewithal to make it happen.

Personal attributes of an Authentic Champion

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Many people spend a considerable amount of time asking the following question: 

What does it take to become ‘the best’ in a particular field of endeavor?

Well …

The most complete answer yours truly is aware of includes a rather simple set of 17 character traits:

1 Faith
2 Patience

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Walton has starring role on Kings’ airways

“You can never get to the top if you think it’s just a job,” said Walton, whose son Luke plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. “It has to be your life, and it has to be the most important thing in the world to you as an individual and leader of your team.”

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Coach Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success

3 Competitive Greatness
4 Poise
5 Confidence
6 Condition
7 Skill
8 Team Spirit
9 Self-control
10 Alertness
11 Initiative
12 Intentness
13 Industriousness
14 Friendship
15 Loyalty
16 Cooperation
17 Enthusiam

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Make these the Guiding Principles of your life and success is sure to follow.

When the going gets tough, the [truly] tough get going.” 

Legitimate Contenders In The NBA, 2010-2011: Part 1

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

At this point of the NBA regular season schedule, each team has played at least 30 games.

 

LEGITIMATE CONTENDERS TO WIN THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP


[as of Friday, December 31, 2010]

 

TEAM

W

L

W%

EAST

WEST

PDR

PAR

RDR

QR

QIR

Heat

25

9

.735

1

 

1

2

6

9

1

Celtics

24

7

.774

2

 

3

1

9

13

T-2

Bulls

21

10

.677

3

 

5

7

1

13

T-2

Magic

21

12

.636

4

 

7

5

2

14

4

Spurs

28

4

.875

 

1

2

11

9

22

5

Lakers

23

10

.697

 

2

4

14

5

23

6

Mavericks

24

7

.774

 

3

6

6

15

27

T-7

Hornets

19

14

.576

 

4

13

3

11

27

T-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blazers

17

16

.515

 

5

15

9

12

36

9

Hawks

21

14

.600

5

 

11

8

18

37

10

Bobcats

11

20

.355

6

 

25

11

4

40

11

Jazz

22

11

.667

 

6

8

10

23

41

T-12

Thunder

23

11

.676

 

7

9

20

12

41

T-12

Bucks

12

18

.400

7

 

20

4

17

41

14

Clippers

10

23

.303

 

8

21

19

2

42

15

76ers

13

20

.394

8

 

18

11

19

48

16

Rockets

16

16

.500

 

9

12

24

16

52

17

Pacers

14

17

.452

9

 

17

15

22

54

18

Nuggets

18

13

.581

 

10

10

25

21

56

T-19

Raptors

11

21

.344

10

 

22

26

8

56

T-19

Grizzlies

14

18

.438

 

11

16

17

24

57

21

Nets

9

24

.273

11

 

26

16

20

62

22

Kings

6

23

.207

 

12

28

21

14

63

23

Timberwolves

8

25

.242

 

13

28

30

6

64

24

Knicks

18

14

.562

12

 

14

28

25

67

25

Pistons

11

22

.333

13

 

24

18

27

69

26

Warriors

13

19

.406

 

14

23

27

27

77

27

Suns

14

17

.452

 

15

19

29

30

78

T-28

Wizards

8

23

.258

14

 

27

22

29

78

T-28

Cavaliers

8

24

.250

15

 

30

23

26

79

30

LEGEND: W – Wins; L – Losses; Win% – Winning Percentage; PDR – Points Differential Ranking; PAR – Points Allowed Ranking; RDR – Rebounding Differential Ranking; QR – Quality Rating [i.e. PDR + PAR + RDR = QR]; QIR – Quality Index Ranking [i.e. QR/#1-30]; * – Clinched playoff position.

Given the history of the NBA … and what it actually takes to be able to win 4 consecutive best-of-seven games series in the playoffs … there is now a strong possibility that the 2010-2011 League Championship will eventually be won by 1 of the 8 teams shown above in “neon green”.

To everyone who takes the time to visit this little corner of the blogosphere …

Happy New Year! :-)

Why trading Bargnani to the Kings made sense for the Raptors … 10 days ago

Monday, December 20th, 2010

What are the specific reasons this corner recently advocated that the Raptors should entertain the thought of trading Andrea Bargnani [C] to the Sacramento Kings, asap?

Rationale Part 1 – The Raptors do not need Bargnani’s combination of good scoring and poor defense/rebounding to be competitive with the best teams in the NBA.

Exhibit A

Los Angeles Lakers

STARTERS

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Ron Artest, SF

20

2-3

0-0

2-2

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

+2

6

Lamar Odom, PF

34

5-9

0-1

1-2

1

6

7

2

0

0

5

0

-5

11

Pau Gasol, PF

30

9-15

0-0

1-2

2

6

8

4

1

0

3

4

+4

19

Kobe Bryant, SG

28

6-12

0-2

8-9

1

2

3

4

0

0

2

3

+3

20

Derek Fisher, PG

29

2-8

1-4

2-4

1

1

2

2

4

0

1

3

+5

7

BENCH

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Matt Barnes, SF

28

4-10

2-4

2-2

2

7

9

2

2

1

0

3

+8

12

Steve Blake, PG

19

2-5

2-5

0-0

0

3

3

2

1

0

1

1

+5

6

Luke Walton, SF

14

2-4

0-0

5-6

2

1

3

2

1

1

4

3

+15

9

Shannon Brown, PG

20

5-7

2-3

2-2

0

2

2

2

0

1

0

0

+7

14

Andrew Bynum, C

18

4-6

0-0

8-10

5

2

7

0

0

1

0

2

+6

16

Joe Smith, PF

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Devin Ebanks, SF

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

 

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

 

41-79

7-19

31-39

14

32

46

20

9

4

17

21

 

120

 

51.9%

36.8%

79.5%

 

Fast break points: 20
Points in the paint: 56
Team TO ( points off ): 17 (18)

+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

Toronto Raptors

STARTERS

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Linas Kleiza, SF

37

11-21

4-10

0-0

1

9

10

2

0

0

2

5

-5

26

Amir Johnson, PF

35

7-12

0-0

0-0

1

5

6

4

2

0

3

5

+1

14

Ed Davis, PF

17

0-3

0-0

0-0

2

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

-5

0

Jose Calderon, PG

36

8-14

2-5

2-2

0

3

3

12

2

0

2

2

-4

20

DeMar DeRozan, SG

39

6-12

0-0

11-11

1

1

2

2

3

0

2

3

-17

23

BENCH

MIN

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Leandro Barbosa, SG

21

3-12

1-5

4-5

0

1

1

1

1

0

1

3

-16

11

Joey Dorsey, PF

17

2-3

0-0

2-5

3

1

4

2

3

0

2

4

+1

6

Julian Wright, SF

13

3-3

0-0

0-0

3

0

3

0

0

0

1

2

+5

6

Solomon Alabi, C

6

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

-7

0

Jerryd Bayless, PG

18

1-7

0-2

2-2

0

2

2

4

2

0

2

2

-3

4

Andrea Bargnani, C

DNP SORE RIGHT ANKLE

Sonny Weems, SG

DNP BACK SPASM

TOTALS

 

FGM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

 

41-87

7-22

21-25

11

24

35

27

13

0

15

28

 

110

 

47.1%

31.8%

84.0%

 

Fast break points: 22
Points in the paint: 44
Team TO ( points off ): 15 (18)

+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

Flagrant Fouls: None
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None – TEAMS (def3sec): LALAKERS (1) – COACHES: None
Officials: Derrick Stafford , Curtis Blair , Leroy Richardson
Attendance: 19,935
Time of Game: 2:21

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Rationale Part 2 – The Kings just might be bad enough this season to finish with the worst W-L Record in the NBA … despite having a boatload of young talent on their roster.

Exhibit B

EASTERN

W

L

PCT

GB

HOME

ROAD

DIV

CONF

PF

PA

DIFF

STRK

L10

1

Boston

22

4

.846

-

12-1

10-3

6-1

18-2

101.4

91.8

+9.6

Won 13

10-0

2

Miami

21

8

.724

2 ½

12-3

9-5

5-1

15-4

101.0

91.2

+9.8

Won 12

10-0

3

Chicago

16

9

.640

5 ½

10-3

6-6

3-0

5-4

100.1

96.4

+3.7

Lost 1

7-3

4

Orlando

16

10

.615

6

9-4

7-6

5-2

12-5

96.6

92.8

+3.7

Lost 2

4-6

5

Atlanta

17

12

.586

6 ½

9-5

8-7

4-2

13-8

97.0

95.9

+1.1

Lost 1

5-5

6

New York

16

12

.571

7

6-7

10-5

4-3

10-7

107.9

107.3

+0.6

Lost 3

7-3

7

Indiana

12

14

.462

10

7-6

5-8

3-3

8-8

98.3

97.8

+0.5

Lost 1

3-7

8

Philadelphia

11

16

.407

11 ½

8-6

3-10

3-3

8-12

97.0

96.2

+0.8

Won 1

7-3

 

 

Milwaukee

10

15

.400

11 ½

7-6

3-9

2-2

7-5

91.6

93.2

-1.6

Lost 2

5-5

 

Toronto

10

18

.357

13

7-8

3-10

4-4

8-11

102.2

105.4

-3.2

Lost 1

3-7

 

Charlotte

9

17

.346

13

6-6

3-11

1-3

5-12

92.8

97.1

-4.3

Lost 2

3-7

 

Detroit

9

19

.321

14

7-7

2-12

2-1

5-9

95.0

100.6

-5.6

Won 1

3-7

 

Cleveland

8

19

.296

14 ½

5-7

3-12

1-5

7-13

94.1

103.0

-8.9

Won 1

1-9

 

New Jersey

8

20

.286

15

6-8

2-12

0-6

5-14

92.7

97.5

-4.8

Won 1

2-8

 

Washington

6

19

.240

15 ½

6-6

0-13

0-7

3-15

97.1

105.4

-8.3

Lost 7

1-9

 

WESTERN

W

L

PCT

GB

HOME

ROAD

DIV

CONF

PF

PA

DIFF

STRK

L10

1

San Antonio

23

3

.885

-

14-2

9-1

4-2

15-3

106.3

97.2

+9.2

Won 8

9-1

2

Dallas

21

5

.808

2

13-4

8-1

4-2

14-3

99.2

93.2

+6.0

Won 2

9-1

3

LA Lakers

21

7

.750

3

10-2

11-5

6-1

11-5

106.4

97.9

+8.5

Won 5

8-2

4

Oklahoma City

19

9

.679

5

10-5

9-4

5-1

11-6

103.9

101.9

+2.0

Lost 1

7-3

5

Utah

19

9

.679

5

11-5

8-4

2-2

9-8

100.0

97.0

+3.0

Won 1

6-4

6

Denver

16

10

.615

7

12-2

4-8

2-1

10-5

107.3

105.1

+2.3

Won 1

6-4

7

New Orleans

16

11

.593

7 ½

11-3

5-8

3-3

10-7

94.0

91.9

+2.1

Lost 1

4-6

8

Portland

14

14

.500

10

9-3

5-11

2-3

9-9

94.6

95.2

-0.6

Won 2

6-4

 

 

Phoenix

13

13

.500

10

7-5

6-8

4-1

10-9

108.4

109.9

-1.5

Won 1

5-5

 

Houston

12

15

.444

11 ½

8-4

4-11

2-3

8-9

105.2

104.2

+1.0

Won 2

7-3

 

Memphis

12

16

.429

12

8-5

4-11

1-4

9-10

99.9

100.6

-0.8

Lost 2

4-6

 

Golden State

9

17

.346

14

6-5

3-12

1-3

6-12

100.5

106.3

-5.8

Lost 1

2-8

 

LA Clippers

7

21

.250

17

5-10

2-11

2-3

5-15

96.3

101.2

-5.0

Won 2

4-6

 

Minnesota

6

22

.214

18

5-6

1-16

0-4

2-15

102.8

109.9

-7.1

Lost 5

2-8

 

Sacramento

5

20

.200

17 ½

3-11

2-9

0-5

1-14

94.3

101.6

-7.3

Lost 5

1-9

Glossary

  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • PCT: Win Percentage
  • GB: Games Behind
  • HOME: Home Record
  • ROAD: Road Record
  • DIV: Division Record
  • CONF: Conference Record
  • PF: Average Points For
  • PA: Average Points Against
  • DIFF: Average Point Differential
  • STRK: Streak
  • L10: Last 10 Games

Standings, as of Sun Dec 19 2010.

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As is the case in most things in life, however, timing is what’s most important.

If the Raptors wait much longer, the opportunity to do the deal which was first proposed here 10 days ago will have closed,

IF THE RAPTORS WERE TO TRADE BARGNANI,

DEROZAN AND WEEMS TO THE KINGS

BEFORE

O

D

R

ADV

O

D

R

AFTER

STARTERS

Calderon

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Calderon

DeRozan

 

 

 

à

 

 

 

Casspi

Weems

 

 

 

à

 

 

 

Wright

Johnson

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Johnson

Bargnani

 

 

 

à

 

 

 

Thompson

0×4=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+3×4=+12

KEY SUBS

Bayless

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Bayless

Barbosa

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Barbosa

Kleiza

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Kleiza

Davis

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Davis

Dorsey

 

 

 

à

 

 

 

Whiteside

0×3=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1×3=+3

RESERVES/EXTRAS/OUTS

Stojakovic

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Stojakovic

Wright

 

 

 

ß

 

 

 

Greene

Evans

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Evans

Dorsey

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Dorsey

Alabi

 

 

 

=

 

 

 

Alabi

+1×1=+1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0×1=0

OVERALL

+1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+15

Legend:

 

- Player added via trade;

 

- Good rating;

 

- Average rating;

 

- Poor rating;

O – Offensive; D – Defensive Rating; R – Rebounding Rating.

since by that point Sacramento might be firmly ensconced in last place in the League Standings … in arrears of Washington, New Jersey and Minnesota … and in no hurry at all to give up the best chance at securing the rights to the No. 1 [overall] Selection in the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery.

Related:

The Kings of hyperbole

Trade proposal for Raptors fans, plus others, to consider

Friday, December 10th, 2010

In conjunction with what was written in this space yesterday …

What could the Raptors get today in a trade for Bargnani?

… here is one example of a significant “swing for the fences” Trade Proposal which yours truly happens to think the Raptors’ management team should seriously consider, at this time:

To the SACRAMENTO KINGS

Andrea Bargnani [C], DeMar DeRozan [G-F], Sonny Weems [G-F] and Toronto’s 2011 NBA Draft, 1st Round Selection

To the Toronto Raptors

Hassan Whiteside [C], Omri Casspi [F], Donte Greene [F], Jason Thompson [C] and Sacramento’s 2011 NBA Draft, 1st Round Selection

If you are Bryan Colangelo … Would you make this offer to Geoff Petrie?

If you are Geoff Petrie … Would you agree to this specific deal?

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Do you think the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors should complete this proposed trade?

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If so, how come?

If not, how come?

Your constructive feedback is always welcomed in the comments section. :-)

Raptors fail to steal winnable game vs Kings

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

As was mentioned in this space on Monday …

Toronto Raptors, Game 3

Sacramento was likely going to get off to a slow start against Toronto having just returned from the Eastern Time Zone to begin the regular season. Once this occurred, however, what was also likely to happen was a gradual closing of the initial deficit with the balance of the game to be played in way that was probably going to result in a tight finish decided during the final minute of the game.

Toronto Raptors 108
SACRAMENTO KINGS 111
Complete Game Info

If you take a closer look at the Play-By-Play, however, what you should also be able to see is that the Kings actually dominated the Raptors for the final 3 quarters of this game with an ever-increasing degree of Possession Efficiency:

 

Toronto Raptors

SACRAMENTO KINGS

PERIOD

PTS

POSS

PTS/POSS

TREND

PTS

POSS

PTS/POSS

TREND

1st Q

33

27

1.22

 

16

26

0.62

 

2nd Q

29

28

1.04

35

32

1.09

1st Half

62

55

1.13

 

51

58

0.88

 

3rd Q

24

30

0.80

27

26

1.04

=

4th Q

22

28

0.79

=

33

27

1.22

2nd Half

46

58

0.79

60

53

1.13

TOTAL

108

113

0.96

 

111

111

1.00

 

Specifically, as the game progressed:

1. The Kings were gradually able to find their rhythm – i.e. offensively, defensively and in terms of rebounding – and, then, assert their collective will over the Raptors.

2. Omri Casspi [SF] was gradually able to dominate his individual match-up with Linas Kleiza [SF], primarily, because he is a better player, overall, with a more diverse skill-set and superior NBA-level athleticism. 

3. The Kings’ quartet of talented Big Men – i.e. DeMarcus Cousins [C], Carl Landry [PF], Samuel Dalembert [C] and Jason Thompson [PF] – was gradually able to off-set the initial offensive thrust of Andrea Bargnani [C] and Reggie Evans [PF], and then dominate the final 6 minutes of the 4th quarter with multiple scores [i.e. FGs & FTs], rebounds and blocked [or affected] shots.

4. The Raptors’ 3 principal Off Guards – i.e. DeMar DeRozan, Sonny Weems and Leandro Barbosa – were not able to effectively contain Tyreke Evans [OG/PG] … working off the dribble in transition situations … who repeatedly shredded Toronto’s defense to create high percentage shots for, both, himself and his teammates. 

Once the Kings picked up their overall level of intensity during the 2nd and 3rd quarters, it was only a matter of time before they were eventually going to wear the Raptors down.

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Unfortunately, as the Raptors now move on to Game 2 of their road trip, it will become increasingly difficult for them to compete effectively against their next 3 opponents … i.e. Utah Jazz, LA Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers … each with significantly more NBA-calibre talent on their current roster than Toronto. 

Toronto Raptors, Game 3

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Friday night’s first W of the season was important – and fortuitous – for the Raptors, as they now embark on their first west coast road trip with this evening’s tilt against the Kings [in Sacramento].

Q. Is Game One of this 4-game road trip one which the Raptors can steal?

TORONTO RAPTORS

SACRAMENTO KINGS

Pos

PERSONNEL

ADV

PERSONNEL

Pos

STARTERS

PG

Jack

=

Udrih

PG

OG

DeRozan

à

Evans

OG

SF

Kleiza

=

Casspi

SF

PF

Evans

à

Landry

PF

C

Bargnani

ß

Cousins

C

 

+1

 

 

+2

 

KEY SUBS

PG

Calderon

ß

Head

PG

OG

Barbosa

=

Garcia

OG

SF

Weems

=

Greene

SF

PF

Johnson

à

Thompson

PF

C

Andersen

à

Dalembert

C

 

+1

 

 

+2

 

RESERVES/EXTRAS/OUTS

PG

Banks

N/A

Jeter

PG

SF

Wright/J

N/A

Wright/A

OG

PF

Dorsey

N/A

Jackson

PF

PF

Davis

N/A

Whiteside

C

C

Alabi

N/A

 

0

 

 

0

 

COACHING

HC

Triano

à

Westphal

HC

 

0

 

 

+1

 

OVERALL

 

+2

 

 

+5

 

A. If they get a well-coached game from Jay Triano and can win the rebounding battle.

With the recent return to the line-up of Samuel Dalembert [C] and Tyreke Evans [OG/PG], Sacramento is now a deeper – and more talented – team, overall, than Toronto. 

However, since the Kings have also just returned from the Eastern Time Zone, where they were for their first 3 games of the season, this will probably be a close match-up through all four quarters, and will most likely be decided in the final minute of play … which should then make the currently published wagering line, i.e. Toronto +4.5/-110, an attractive proposition for supporters of the road team. 

It’s back …

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Opening Night high-lights of the Tip-off to the NBA Pre-season

Best news heard today, related to the NBA …

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

… is that the once-All-Time-great-former-redhead-of-the-pacific-northwest is just about ready to get back in saddle:

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Walton is ‘back’ in the game with Kings

For those who keep track of Walton comebacks, this is probably his zillionth, and quite possibly, his most important.

Walton, who retired from broadcasting two years ago because of debilitating back pain, and who weeks ago revealed that he contemplated suicide at one point because of unrelenting discomfort, says he is “climbing back into the game of life.”

Fifteen months after undergoing innovative spinal surgery, he can stand again. He can sit again. He can sleep again. He can travel again. He always talked a great game, and so the next step, this next giant stride, transports him into the Kings’ broadcast booth on a limited basis.

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If you’re a fan of:

i. The playful nature of the English language, in general;

ii. Eclectic individuals, specifically;

iii. The Game of Basketball;

and, in particular,

iv. The Game of Life;

then, today is most definitely a time for you to cheer … for the return to good health of Mr. Bill.

Throw It Down, Big Fella! …

hopefully, for plenty of years to come. 

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PS. Kudos to the Kings for this making this happen!