A big reason behind the Kings' surprising start is the play of second-year point guard De'Aaron Fox. And it's an added element to his game that's allowing him to shine.
They used to say defense wins championships. That may or may not hold true in this new hyper space-and-pace era in the NBA, but it's clear that chemistry and culture can change fortunes in the time it takes teammates to applaud or utter expletives at each other. Around the league, the efforts of bona fide playoff contenders have been undermined by contentious locker-room dynamics and melodramas involving star players. The Minnesota Timberwolves endured it with Jimmy Butler, the Houston Rockets are experiencing it with Carmelo Anthony, and now the Golden State Warriors face a profanity-laden feud between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green that threatens to weaken the fabric of their dynasty. The
The Sacramento Kings have been missing a lot of things good basketball teams have over the last decade-plus of losing. The list is long, but in the interest of not going down the negative rabbit hole again, for the sake of this post, I wanted to talk about chemistry for a few minutes. Chemistry is a pretty vague and often cliche term when you're talking about basketball because a lot of different elements factor in to what builds chemistry, and it's nearly impossible to measure. You need a head coach in place over multiple seasons. You need long-term players logging big minutes together. You need to build a fundamental understanding of what it takes for those players to win. You need development
THE FLATS – Derrick Favors helps Utah Jazz to perfect week … Thaddeus Young has helped the Pacers to fourth place in the East through 14 games … Iman Shumpert asserting himself as a veteran voice ona young Kings team … That and more in this edition of the Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report. The Utah Jazz won all three games they played in the last week, improving to 7-6 on the season, while Derrick Favors continues to be an integral part of the team's performance. Favors finished with 12 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block in 28 minutes during Monday's 96-88 win over the Grizzlies. Favors delivered an extremely efficient line while
The sneaker industry couldn't be on a higher trajectory. In addition to high-profile collaborations, signature lines and the ever-growing love for personal style, the NBA itself instituted a rule lifting the restriction on colors for this season. As a result, players more than ever are encouraged to be creative and show their personality through what they rock on the hardwood. In an article on HoopsHype, NBA legends and current players — including Mike Bibby and De'Aaron Fox — discuss their love for footwear, favorite kicks and more. "I've always loved shoes," said Bibby. "But I didn't start collecting them until I was in the NBA. "To be one of the first six athletes to start the Jordan Brand,
The immediate returns on the current NBA rookie class has been positive. Who's impressed the most and where do Luka Don?i? and Trae Young rank? The Crossover hands out early report cards on the 2018 draft class.
Ending a 14-game losing streak that spanned nearly four years to the San Antonio Spurs didn't mean as much to Sacramento as finishing its quick four-game homestand with an even record. It's understandable, since many of these young Kings were still in high school the last time Sacramento beat the Spurs. Iman Shumpert made a tiebreaking jumper with 4:05 remaining, De'Aaron Fox and Nemanja Bjelica followed with 3-pointers and the Kings pulled away for a 104-99 victory on Monday night.
It was aggressive. It was physical. It was the Harry Giles that everyone expected when the season opened in mid-October.
Caption Close If you had to put together an NBA team of nothing but guys who played high school basketball in the Houston area, you'd be able to form a pretty formidable group. You'd have NBA star Jimmy Butler there to provide the offense with young point guard De'Aaron Fox running the show. DeAndre Jordan would fill the big man spot and guys like Justise Winslow and Jonathon Simmons could round out your starting lineup. In all, there are 16 players in the NBA who got their start playing high school basketball in the Houston area. That doesn't even include some of the former Houston high school stars like Joe Young, Isaiah Taylor and Aaron Harrison, who just barely didn't make NBA rosters this
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The Kings look to get back on track tonight when they host the visiting San Antonio Spurs at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ending a 14-game losing streak that spanned nearly four years to the San Antonio Spurs didn't mean as much to Sacramento as finishing its quick four-game homestand with an even record. It's understandable, since many of these young Kings were still in high school the last time Sacramento beat the Spurs. Iman Shumpert made a tiebreaking jumper with 4:05 remaining, De'Aaron Fox and Nemanja Bjelica followed with 3-pointers and the Kings pulled away for a 104-99 victory on Monday night. "Man, I don't really care about the streak," Sacramento center Willie Cauley-Stein said. "More or less that was a must-win game. We have to defend home, you know? We slipped up and missed