During training camp, first-year coach Dave Joerger often was asked what would be a successful season for the Kings. TV: 10 p.m. ET, CSN California (Sacramento), FSN Arizona (Phoenix) ABOUT THE KINGS (2015-16: 33-49): Sacramento has been a poor defensive squad over the past few seasons and Joerger is constantly preaching defense to his new players as the method to improve the dismal win-loss records. They hadn't won a season opener since 2013.
According to Sportsrageous, there are ongoing trade discussions that not only involve George heading to Boston, but also Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins landing in IN as part of a multi-team transaction.
By the end of the half, the Suns were down 19 after Chandler misses two layups (one an offensive foul) and Garrett Temple rolls past a single pick into an uncontested jumper. 102-94 doesn't tell the whole story.
A night more than a decade in the making is finally here. Look for big games from Ty Lawson and Cousins while Gay rounds out the scoring for the starters. "It's just one game", Aldridge said afterward.
The Kings will be looking to open the 2016-2017 season, their first in the Golden1 Center, with a bang. "In the past, you usually walk in here and guys are sulking and pissed off". "He got the message, and we move forward". "We know we broke down, but we're on the right path right now". To get these two incredible back court players, though, the Celtics would have to give up a lot of key players in their current roster.
"If we make progressions defensively, if we keep our turnovers down and be in close games", Joerger said.
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- The Suns' roster on opening night included four teenagers, a first in National Basketball Association history; in fact, no team has ever had as many as three.
The first impressions of the Phoenix Suns' 2016 draft class: They're going to be alright. "They have a system and they stuck to their system". There simply doesn't seem to be enough value here for the Kings to choose to make this trade if they are considering moving their superstar center.
As for the opening of the building, it went off without a hitch. Former Kings great Chris Webber sat next to Ranadive at courtside, Commissioner Adam Silver and his predecessor were in attendance, as well as several politicians integral in getting the arena built, most notably Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The latter two are expected to rule the Western conference again this coming season. So, where does he rank among big men? "As much as this city has been through, as much as they fought, they were more than deserving of this night".
"For me this season, I don't really care what people think", said Cousins, entering his seventh season.
The next game for Sacramento will be on Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's a new challenge that this team looks better prepared to face this season.