22 results for author: Anthony Bertacchi

7 takeaways from Sacramento’s home opener

Growing Pains For the Kings So, the Kings lost the first game of the season to the Houston Rockets. Now, yes, that isn’t the best way to kick off the 2017-18 season, but when the game basically swings on whether or not a ball was deflected off of George Hill in the final minute of the game, you can’t be too angry. W... More

Buddy Hield’s improved statistics in Sacramento are not a fluke

It’s been nearly a month and a half since the Sacramento Kings traded away DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans for a combination of players – one of which included a rookie named Buddy Hield. Sometimes you just need to be in a situation where a team believes in you 100 percent. When Hield was in New Orleans, he ... More

Skal Labissiere’s upside has Kings fans excited

For the Sacramento Kings, this current season (2016-17) isn’t about making a deep playoff run. This season isn’t about challenging the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs or even making the playoffs at all for that matter. For the first time in years, this team is completely without a legitimate NBA star. DeMar... More

The similarities of NBA players that played on bad teams and were traded

So, is everyone a little calmer now? Have you taken off the caps lock on your computer or phone? Are you less enraged at the move the Sacramento Kings made to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans? I can’t say that I was any different when it happened but, now that it’s been a little more than 24 hours, you ... More

Joerger is still trying to figure out his starting lineup

People like to do things that will make them successful. If you do something and it doesn’t work then you adjust and try to make it better, and then rinse and repeat. For the Sacramento Kings, they’re trying to figure out what the best lineup is to start the game. You don’t have to start five offensive juggernauts but ... More

Lawson’s recent success bodes well for Sacramento’s chances of making the playoffs

Welcome to 2017 everybody. It’s time to kick off the New Year’s resolutions that you’re going to eat better, sleep longer and generally live a better life. For the Sacramento Kings, their first resolution seems to be to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. So far, they’re doing a good job. As it stands ... More

Should Temple become the permanent starter at the shooting guard position?

Right now, on December 16th the Sacramento Kings are 9-16 and are 10th in the Western Conference standings. They stand only two and a half games behind the eight-seeded Portland Trail Blazers. With a little bit under a third of the season gone, there’s still time to adjust certain things to improve the team. For the Kings, ... More

The Differences and Similarities Between DeMarcus Cousins and Rasheed Wallace

Over the last few years we’ve seen DeMarcus Cousins become one of the most dominant players in the NBA. Statistically, every year he’s gotten a little bit better and is now one of the most unstoppable big men in the game. So far, Cousins has racked up two All-Star nominations, two All-NBA teams and an Olympic gold medal. ... More

Has Willie Cauley-Stein lived up to the Tyson Chandler comparison early in his career?

In last year’s draft, the Sacramento Kings selected Willie Cauley-Stein with the sixth overall selection. The Kings were trying to improve their defense because the year before they gave up 105 points per game (28th in the NBA). It made sense to take Cauley-Stein because his defense was what made him successful at ... More

Gay’s start to the season has been impressive but what does it mean?

It doesn’t look like the Sacramento Kings will be contending for an NBA championship anytime soon. Rudy Gay knows that, and we also know that Gay has been playing at a really high level through the first 11 games of the season. Gay is having the best season of his career, at least so far. Yes, I know, Gay has only played ... More