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Excerpt Reynolds on if you can really learn about a player in a short summer league stint:
"I think you can, but I think maybe it's a little bit different. I think what you can learn, is who can't do it. To me...for the most part you don't want to make too much of it, because guys, whether they're averaging 12 points a game or 15 points a game or whatever, that's all just jibber-jabber at some point. But some players that you see, clearly it's just not going to work. You know, in a five game period, you just say - this guy is not a pro and he's not gonna be." -Jerry ReynoldsListen after the jump... ... More
lost the edge that made him great. Following the Kings' final summer league game in Las Vegas, Jimmer finally said what needed to be said, for himself and for everyone involved.
"I think I changed my game too much," Jimmer said on the NBATV telecast. "I was too passive. I was trying to fit in a little bit too much. That's what I was working on this year. Just getting that confidence back. Just getting that stroke back and just being aggressive when I'm on the floor. That's what they (Kings) got me for, to score the basketball and make plays for this team."I don't know about you, but I feel better now, and no, I'm not joking. ... More
James Ham catches up with Scotty Stirling, the Sacramento Kings' director of scouting. More
James Johnson from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a 2014 2nd round pick. ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the deal, but it has since been confirmed by our friend Sam Amick of SI.com as well as others. The Kings have just confirmed the acquisition through an official press release. Here is Geoff Petrie, Kings President of Basketball Operations' quote on the transaction.
“We’re excited to add a talent like James to our young nucleus of players,” said Petrie. “He’s an outstanding defender with athleticism who can play at both positions up front while providing some versatility offensively and adding a dimension to what we can do on the floor.”Johnson is an interesting prospect. Taken 16th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, he is moving on to his third team in four seasons. The 6-foot-9 245-pound Johnson started 40 games last season for the Raptors, posting up 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, two assists, 1.4 blocks and a steal in 25 minutes per game. ... More
last night’s debacle, the Kings pulled away from the Lakers late, beating the purple and gold by a score of 84-72. While the fans were waiting for Jimmer Fredette or Thomas Robinson to blow up, it was the 5-foot-11 Josh Akognon who looked unstoppable. The 26-year old out of Cal State Fullerton led all scorers with 25, shooting 10-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-8 from distance. ... More