Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rudy Gay Potential Trades


Rudy Gay has wanted out of Sacramento for some time now and the Kings face the decision of trading him now or letting him walk in free agency this Summer and getting nothing in return. These trades are all verified on ESPN Trade Machine and are for teams looking for a wing scoring vet, likek Rudy.


76ers: Get Rudy Gay
Kings: Get Nerlens Noel

The 76ers are looking to unload one of there young bigs and can get a wing scorer in Rudy Gay to make them instantly a better team. Gay could be a mentor for Simmons and also be the go to scorer in Philadelphia possibly getting them in the 8th seed. The Kings get another big man which they have plenty of but then can turn around and trade Koufos. Having a big man rotation of Cousins with two athletic defenders in Cauley-Stein and Noel would be a good combo for them.


Miami: Get Rudy Gay
Kings: Get Goran Dragic

Goran hasn't worked out the way Miami has hoped. A simple one for one deal to get a wing scorer in Miami would make them more dangerous in the East. If they believe their big money free agent signing in Tyler Johnson can run the point then why not give him that chance while replacing the scoring lost in Wade, Bosh, and Deng? For the Kings they can get an upgrade at point guard and let Collison slide back into his role as the sixth man scorer which he has done so well for them.


Houston: Get Rudy Gay
Kings: Get Trevor Ariza and Tyler Ennis

James Harden finally gets a legitimate scorer next to him in Houston, something he really hasn't had since he was in OKC. Ariza is a solid three and D veteran to help the Kings change their culture around this year to be more defensive minded with the additions of him, Barnes, and Temple.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

2017 NBA Season Predictions

MVP

James Harden


The move to point guard will boost Harden's assist numbers while not hurting his scoring numbers. If you don't remember, Harden averaged 29, 7.5 assists, and 6 rpg. last season... Probably the best numbers but still didn't win MVP. I think this is his year with Curry and KD on the same team their numbers will go down a bit and I believe Lebron could also dip a little in his numbers. Westbrook and PG13 are the other challengers but I think the Rockets have a better record than the Thunder and PG won't get his numbers up to that of Harden's.

Runner up: Russell Westbrook

Rookie of the Year

Joel Embiid


If he can stay healthy, he looks like he could be a dominant center similar to Dwight Howard in his prime with a better jumper. The other rookies in this class should be limited ex: Simmons will miss first 20 games, Ingram is behind Deng, Dunn behind Rubio/Lavine, and the other rookies look like they will start this season as role players.

Runner up: Brandon Ingram

Defensive MVP

Hassan Whiteside



He averaged an insane 3.7 blocks per game and has the most impact on teams scoring in the paint. If the Heat make the playoffs and are one of the top in the league of points allowed in the paint, it is hard to not vote for Whiteside. Jordan was a far second in blocks per game at 2.3 which Whiteside could have doubled if he played the same mpg as Jordan.

Runner up: Kawhi Leonard

6 Man of the Year

Allen Crabbe


He just signed a 4 year 75 million dollar contract to be a sixth man... They expect him to play 30 minutes a game and will definitely not start at 2 guard over Mccollum. Averaging just 10 points last season I expect that to go up to 15-16 and to get a couple threes a game.

Runner up: Jamal Crawford

Most Improved Player

Dennis Schroder


He definitely will have a great shot at this award as the Hawks let Teague go to make room for him to be the starting point guard. He averaged 11 points and 4 assists off the bench last year in just 20 mpg. I expect him to get up to 34 mpg and see his assist numbers go up to 7 while his ppg rise to 16 making him a prime candidate for this award. Harrison Barnes is also in a great situation to improve his numbers.

Runner up: Harrision Barnes

Coach of the Year

Gregg Poppovich
Because GOAT

Runner up: Dave Joeger, because I'm a Kings fan


NBA Season Award Predictions

MVP

James Harden


The move to point guard will boost Harden's assist numbers while not hurting his scoring numbers. If you don't remember, Harden averaged 29, 7.5 assists, and 6 rpg. last season... Probably the best numbers but still didn't win MVP. I think this is his year with Curry and KD on the same team their numbers will go down a bit and I believe Lebron could also dip a little in his numbers. Westbrook and PG13 are the other challengers but I think the Rockets have a better record than the Thunder and PG won't get his numbers up to that of Harden's.

Runner up: Russell Westbrook

Rookie of the Year

Joel Embiid


If he can stay healthy, he looks like he could be a dominant center similar to Dwight Howard in his prime with a better jumper. The other rookies in this class should be limited ex: Simmons will miss first 20 games, Ingram is behind Deng, Dunn behind Rubio/Lavine, and the other rookies look like they will start this season as role players.

Runner up: Brandon Ingram

Defensive MVP

Hassan Whiteside



He averaged an insane 3.7 blocks per game and has the most impact on teams scoring in the paint. If the Heat make the playoffs and are one of the top in the league of points allowed in the paint, it is hard to not vote for Whiteside. Jordan was a far second in blocks per game at 2.3 which Whiteside could have doubled if he played the same mpg as Jordan.

Runner up: Kawhi Leonard

6 Man of the Year

Allen Crabbe


He just signed a 4 year 75 million dollar contract to be a sixth man... They expect him to play 30 minutes a game and will definitely not start at 2 guard over Mccollum. Averaging just 10 points last season I expect that to go up to 15-16 and to get a couple threes a game.

Runner up: Jamal Crawford

Most Improved Player

Dennis Schroder


He definitely will have a great shot at this award as the Hawks let Teague go to make room for him to be the starting point guard. He averaged 11 points and 4 assists off the bench last year in just 20 mpg. I expect him to get up to 34 mpg and see his assist numbers go up to 7 while his ppg rise to 16 making him a prime candidate for this award. Harrison Barnes is also in a great situation to improve his numbers.

Runner up: Harrision Barnes

Coach of the Year

Gregg Poppovich
Because GOAT

Runner up: Dave Joeger, because I'm a Kings fan


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NFL Players Dunking

Tons of big time NFL showing off their dunk skills. Featured in this video is: Colin Kaepernick, Barry Sanders, Rob Gronkowski, Johnny Manziel, Terrell Owens, Cole Beasley, Torrey Smith, Deon Sanders, Jordan Cameron, Julius Peppers, Haloti Ngata, Cris Carter, Michael Irvin, Jadaveon Clowney, RG3, and OBJ dunking.

    Monday, February 15, 2016

    Ben Mclemore Trade Scenarios


    Cavaliers get: Ben Mclemore and Kosta Koufos
    Kings get: Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov

    Mclemore has been struggling with the Kings and it has been rumored that the Kings are working with him to find him a new home.  The Cavs have expressed interest in him and Koufos and have also been searching for a new home for Shumpert.  The Kings would greatly benefit from this getting a defensive wing player they desperately need without giving up much.  To make the salaries matchup the teams would swap centers and the Kings get an expiring Mozgov contract.

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    Timberwolves get: Ben Mclemore
    Kings get: Shabazz Muhammad
           or
    Timberwolves get: Ben Mclemore, Caron Butler, and James Anderson
    Kings get: Kevin Martin, Tayshaun Prince, and Andre Miller

    The Twolves have been rumored to be interested in Mclemore for some reason I can't figure out because they have a plethora of young guards.  Anyways, this first scenario here allows the Kings to get a wing player with a lot of potential who is slightly cheaper than Mclemore.  In the second scenario the Kings get Martin, who is a former King and has been on the market for some time.  This is a big upgrade offensively and is a player who could make an instant impact.  This trade took some finagling to get the salaries to be acceptable for trade; so veteran SF's would be swapped and Butler could play the same role as Prince was playing in MIN, then Anderson and Miller would need to be included and the Kings and Karl love Miller.

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    Nets get: Ben Mclemore, Rudy Gay, and Kosta Koufos
    Kings get: Joe Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and 2016 1st round pick

    This is a total rebuilding move for the Kings.  They have been on the fence about moving Gay and this deal would move him and get a huge $24,000,000 expiring contract back.  The Nets have been trying to move his huge contract and this would probably return them the most talent out of any deal they have been offered.  The Nets could be hesitant about giving up their top 15 pick this year and a rookie who has exceeded expectations. In addition, the Kings could also be hesitant about rebuilding once again as it has been hard to lure free agents,  even with all the cap space they would get here.


    Tuesday, December 8, 2015