Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) dribbles to get past Sacramento Kings center Tristan Thompson (13) during Wed Nov 24, 2021 at the Chase Center in Sacramento (AP News photo)
On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 In the last Sacramento Kings (7-12) the Kings De’Aaron Fox scored 21 points before being ejected from last Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trailblazers (10-9). Fox got the boot with 6:06 left after getting back to back technical fouls.
#2 The Kings also had two players ejected and received six technical fouls it could have got the Kings in a lot of trouble and could have lost them the game but they played angry and got by the Blazers with a four point win.
#3 The Blazers Robert Covington got even frustrated when he threw his goggles near a referee and was ejected from the game. Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups said the game got a little bit chippy and said stay off the officials and said that they got a little bit off their rhythm.
#4 The Portland Trailblazers Damian Lillard said that they just couldn’t come up with the stops saying the effort was there but they were just one or two plays short.
#5 The Kings are in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers (10-10) the Lakers just got by the Indiana Pacers (8-12) in overtime on Wednesday night 124-116. In the overtime stanza the Lakers outscored the Pacers 12-4 to get the victory. How do you see this match up tonight at Staples Center?
The Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James (6) takes a shot against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of Thu Oct 14, 2021’s game at the Golden One Center in Sacramento (AP News photo)
On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 The Sacramento Kings (4-0) are rolling at least in pre season they were they had a perfect record of 4-0 Jeremiah is this an indication of things to come from what you’ve been seeing?
#2 On the other hand their opponent for last night the Los Angeles Lakers (0-6) took their sixth straight pre season loss not winning a single game in the pre season. Was this a matter of trying to find themselves or they just simply have no chemistry?
#3 Amongst the Lakers the veterans just seemed to not have enough throughout this pre season, LeBron, Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony, and Russell Westbrook with all that talent it’s got to be surprising the Lakers couldn’t get one win.
#4 The Kings on the other hand are getting some offense help from some of their players De’Aaron Fox, Terence Davis, Harrison Barnes, and Richaun Holmes talk about their contribution and what to look forward to going into the regular season.
#5 Jeremiah talk about the Kings opener on the road in Portland against the Trailblazers the Kings have that good feeling coming off a successful pre season.
The Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes throws down as teammate Buddy Hield watches against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Mon Apr 5, 2021 at the Target Center in Minneapolis (AP News photo)
#1 Jeremiah, the Kings are coming off a four game losing streak after a tough loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday 116-106 they certainly are looking forward to some home cooking tonight.
#2 The Kings tried as hard as they may against the Timberwolves just had trouble getting any traction much like their previous loses.
#3 Jeremiah, losing these four games you can see there has been a drop in scoring in key quarters is this a matter of opponents turning up the defense or the Kings are just not getting the shots to fall?
#4 The Kings are pretty much relying on De’Aaron Fox who had 31 points leading the team in scoring in their last game against the Timberwolves what will it take to get another scorer to help Fox out and get the Kings over the hump to win some of these games?
#5 The Detroit Pistons tip off with the Kings tonight the Pistons have won only three in their last ten games the good news is the Kings are back at home at Golden One Center the bad news possibly will they struggle or play down to the level of the Pistons tonight?
The Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Halliburton (0) passes to Harrison Barnes forward (40) with Atlanta Hawks foward John Collins (20) and Trae Young (1) defending on Wed Mar 24, 2021 at Golden One Center in Sacramento (AP News photo)
#1 Tony the Kings (19-25) just got by the visiting Atlanta Hawks (22-22) with a two point victory 110-108 on Wednesday night at Golden One Center in Sacramento and it’s the fourth win out of six games for the Kings.
#2 Tony, once again if it weren’t for De’Aaron Fox no telling how the Kings would have ended up last night. Fox led the way with 37 points and all those points really counted especially after the Hawks out scored the Kings in the fourth quarter 34-25.
#3 Tony talk about Tyrese Halliburton who finished second in scoring with 17 points his efforts have been strong and have given the Kings leverage in some of their recent wins.
#4 Kings head coach Luke Walton had been questioned about his future with the team after they had got into a horrendous losing streak an eight game losing streak that extended from Feb 9th to Feb 25 it was a tough period do you believe this Kings team in March are much better than that Kings team back in February?
#5 Now comes the Golden State Warriors who will play the Kings tonight at Golden One they’ve been struggling they had a four game losing streak between Feb 28 to Mar 11 and recovered but have recently dropped two games to the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers. Is this a matter of a Warrior team playing without Stephen Curry or they’re just struggling with their young talent.
Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica (8) reaches in over the head of the Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) for a foul on Thu Mar 11, 2021 at Golden One Center in Sacramento (AP News photo)
On the Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 The Sacramento Kings (15-22) continue to show improvement getting a win against the Houston Rockets (11-24) at Golden One Center in Sacramento on Thursday night 125-105.
#2 This win showed that since they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers and narrowly lost to the Portland Trailblazers there has been some improvement over the course of the last three games.
#3 The Kings De’Aaron Fox continues to have strong offensive nights leading the Kings in scoring against the Rockets with 30.
#4 Anytime you get three players finishing second in scoring with 20 points Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes, and Buddy Hield it speaks volumes to offense that needs to get back on track.
#5 The Kings travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks (17-20) on Sat Mar 13th. The Hawks have won five of their last eight games so this might be a little bit more of a challenge than this last game with Houston.
The New York Knicks leading scorer Immanuel Quickley guard (5) is congratulated by forward Obbi Toppin (1) after scoring on the Sacramento Kings on Thu Feb 25, 2021 at Madison Square Garden New York (AP News photo
On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 Jeremiah nine straight loses in the row how bad does it have to get for Sacramento (12-20)?
#2 140 points by one of the worst offenses in the NBA the New York Knicks (16-17) was this a game the Kings defense just let down or was it a Knicks team that just keep running up the score and doing the right thing to move the ball?
#3 Immanuel Quickley led New York with 25 points, Alec Burks 24 points, Julius Randall 21 points, and Derrick Rose followed up with 18 points they made it look easier than in other games with previous opponents.
#4 If De’Aaron Fox 29 points and Harrison Barnes 22 points carried the team last night and no one is helping out on the defense end and everyone is at a lose for the Kings right now?
#5 Tonight the Kings are in Detroit to face the Pistons (9-23). The Pistons have won four of their last ten games which includes a win over the Brooklyn Nets 122-111 on Feb 9th. How do you see this match up tonight turning out at Little Caesar’s Arena?
The Sacramento Kings center Harrison Barnes (center) does a no look attempt at scoring against the Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic (left) and Michael Porter Jr (right) at Golden One Center in Sacramento on Sat Feb 6, 2021 (AP News photo)
On Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 After losing three straight the Sacramento Kings have now won three straight games after the three game loss there was talk about Kings head coach Luke Walton being on the hot seat that seat has since cooled.
#2 Kings were at home Saturday afternoon got a big win over the Denver Nuggets 119-111 what was one of the key things about this game that gave them the win?
#3 Jeremiah this was a close game throughout and the Kings pulled away in the fourth quarter to pick up the five point win how much do you lend the credit to the defense for holding the Nuggets back.
#4 The Kings had four scorers in double figures and the top three came through big with Harrison Barnes 28 pts, De’Aaron Fox 24 pts, and Tyrese Halliburton 23 pts.
#5 The Kings face the 17-7 Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday at 12pm and just enough time to end the game leading into the Super Bowl. Can the Kings give the Clippers a game with Kawhi Leonard and company?
The Sacramento Kings including guard Buddy Hield (24) tried to keep the pressure on the Toronto Raptors Fred VanVleet (23) but VanVleet and the Raptors poured it on in the second half of the game on Fri Jan 8, 2021 at Golden One Center in Sacramento for the win (AP News photo)
On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 The Sacramento Kings held their own at the start of Friday night’s game at Golden One Center with a 74-71 lead and it looked like the Kings had a shot to get a win against a struggling Toronto Raptors team.
#2 The Raptors came out in the second half and held the Kings to just 29 points in the third quarter and 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors came away with a 144-123 victory.
#3 The Raptors had six players in double figures with Fred VanVleet who led Toronto with 34 points.
#4 The Kings De’Aaron Fox led with 23 points also had six players in double figures but that second half defense by the Raptors didn’t allow enough offense for the Kings to try and keep up with the Raptors who just simply pulled away.
#5 The Kings go back to the drawing board again tonight at Golden One this time against the Portland Trailblazers tonight who have lost seven of their last ten games. The last time the Kings and Trailblazers met the Kings won it 121-106 on Sun Dec 13th in Portland.
The Sacramento Kings De’Aaron Fox (5) says he’s ready and anxious to get back in the line up on July 31st at the Walt Disney World bubble. Fox has suffered two ankle injuries this season (sactownroyalty.com file photo)
Headline Sports podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 Jeremiah the Sacramento Kings restart the season on Friday July 31st at the Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando that’s almost two weeks of recovery for De’Aaron Fox who is suffering a mild to moderate ankle injury.
#2 It’s bad enough as the Kings now have four players sidelined with Coronavirus issues with Harrison Barnes being the latest King to contract the disease. None of the four Kings players are suffering symptoms and are waiting to test negative before returning back. The Kings Alex Len who had C-9 has been cleared to come back and should be in the line up for the game on the 31st.
#3 How creative does head coach Luke Walton have to be now with his line up with players out Corona and De’Aaron out with the ankle?
#4 Fox you may recall missed 17 games before the shutdown with a grade 3 sprain. The sprain caused a complete detachment of the ligament requiring 10-12 weeks on the injury list.
#5 After much time off Fox has to be anxious to get back in the line up after the two ankle injuries will he be up to the task to help the team out in this last eight game stretch?