Welcome to another Burning Questions blog post! Let’s get right into it!
71. Favorite Bad Team? – Kings
The Kings are exciting to watch. Every game you see how the young players are improving with veteran leaders on their side. Here is the list of young players and veterans, and I will include the ages of the players.
De’Aaron Fox – 20
Frank Mason III – 23
Buddy Hield – 24
Malachi Richardson – 21
Justin Jackson – 22
Willie Cauley-Stein – 24
Harry Giles – 19
Skal Labissiere – 21
Georgios Papagiannis – 20
Vince Carter – 40
Zach Randolph – 36
George Hill – 31
Garrett Temple – 31
In the youth section, 4 players are rookies! You also have Vince Carter who is going to be a Hall of Famer. When we look at even the rookie from the second round, Frank Mason, we can see he is playing well. 15 points against the Cavs and 12 points against the Pelicans isn’t bad at all.
This might be the 1st time I reveal this on my blog, however if you didn’t already know I’m a New Orleans Pelicans fan. Therefore, I watched the Pelicans vs Kings game. Like a bunch of Pelicans games, I broke down the tape. From a Pelicans perspective, they simply ran out of energy, out of want. The commentator for the Pelicans kept saying, “Unbelievable.” And he had the right to say that, it was the worst loss of the season.
With this in mind, I carefully reviewed the game tape. The Kings played their cards correctly. The one problem with the Pelicans is they don’t have much depth. The Kings have a lot of depth with their rookies, who have a lot of athleticism and energy. This is because a 20 year old should have more energy then a 28 year old. Players who played a ton of minutes like Cousins ran out of energy because of the Kings rookies. The rookies were running around the court with good ball movement. Frank Mason was one of those players, who would pass it to Buddy Hield or shoot the ball himself. They provided a lot of switches where Cousins guarded a rookie.
What I’m trying to get at is the fact that the Kings have the want, the Kings have the energy. They are trying to win every game, and that makes the game entertaining.
72. Most Clutch Player? – Kyrie Irving
I think that’s all you need to see, a game 7 shot that was one of the largest reasons they beat the Warriors. If you want even more proof, he scores about 7 PPG in overtime periods. Let’s say all the best players were put on a team. If for some reason it is tied with 3 seconds left, I’m giving the ball to Kyrie Irving.
73. Which Unlikely Player Will Join the 50 Point Club? – Will Barton
Will Barton is a very up and down player. He might go for 25 points one game, and the next score only 5. I feel that is a slight possibility one game he goes off and scores over 50 points. In the 2016-17 season he averaged 13.7 PPG, so it will be interesting to see how he does in the future.
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