Road Reaction Postgame Show: Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers

The Sacramento Kings visit the Portland Trail Blazers to play their second-to-last road game of the season. Join Jonathan Santiago and James Ham for the Road Reaction Postgame Show on Google+ after the game. The show can be watched on the video player embedded below. You can also join the discussion of tonight’s game by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.




What to watch

1. Do the Kings get reinforcements?

The cupboard was bare when the Kings took on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.  Isaiah Thomas missed his eighth straight game with a deep thigh bruise, while both Reggie Evans and Rudy Gay sat with back issues.  The Kings brought up Willie Reed from the Reno Bighorns to help out, but he barely made it to Sacramento before the Thunder game was over.  Thomas has not been officially shut down for the season, but with three games remaining, he’s probably a long shot to play again.  Gay could leave the team at any time to be with his wife in Memphis.  The couple is expecting the birth of their first child at any time.

2. Is Ray McCallum running out of gas?

The rookie point guard has played 43 minutes or more in all eight games that Thomas has missed.  After scoring a career-high 27 points against the Lakers last week, McCallum is averaging just 6.3 points on 22.5 percent shooting over his last three games.  It looks like the rookie is running on fumes.

3. Does Willie Reed see his first career game?

At 23 years old, Reed is still young enough to have a shot at an NBA career, but he needs to turn some heads quickly if he is going to get that chance.  Previously with the Bighorns, who were in the middle of a playoff run, Reed may be sent back to Reno before ever seeing a minute of NBA time.  But it would be nice to see a kid who has clearly improved in the minor leagues get a shot.




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About: Jonathan Santiago

Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.