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The Kings Herald Show returns with just days to go before the 2022 NBA Draft and a bunch of Sacramento Kings rumors to break down. Listen to Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk about the latest news and reports surrounding Jaden Ivey, Keegan Murray, John Collins, and more on this episode of The Kings Herald Show.
The 2022 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching, and The Kings Herald Show returns to break down all the latest news and rumors. Kings Herald draft experts Brenden Nunes and Bryant West join Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras on the podcast this week to talk about how Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey, Shaedon Sharpe, Keegan Murray, and Aj Griffin would fit on the Kings next season, and take a look at some of the more popular trade up, trade down, or trade out options that have received the most speculation over recent weeks.
The basketball gods gave Kings fans something to celebrate this week, and Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras return with another episode of The Kings Herald Show to break it all down. After a fortunate night at the NBA Draft Lottery, the Sacramento Kings will be selecting 4th overall in the 2022 NBA Draft. The Kings also made a few questionable front office hires. Hear Jerry, Will, and Tony talk about it all on the latest episode of The Kings Herald Show.
The Kings Herald Show returns with a new Sacramento Kings head coach to talk about. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down every aspect of the Mike Brown hire, from Joe Dumars' exit to Mark Jackson's candidacy, and everything in between.
The Kings Herald Show returns with a big list of head coaching candidates to discuss. Jill Adge from the SportsEthos Sacramento Kings podcast joins Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras on the show this week to break down all the pros and cons for a candidate list including Darvin Ham, Charles Lee, Mike D'Antoni, Steve Clifford, Will Hardy, Mike Brown, and Mark Jackson.
The Kings Herald show returns with plenty of Kings new to talk about. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down Alvin Gentry's exit, grade the 2021-2022 Sacramento Kings season, discuss potential head coaching candidates, and more. Timestamps: - (1:50) How would you grade the 2021-22 season for the Sacramento Kings? - (5:55) How would you grade the job the front office has done so far? - (13:00) How would you grade the job Alvin Gentry did this season? - (22:00) Grading the core: De'Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis, Davion Mitchell, and Harrison Barnes. - (31:00) Did any of the role players show anything particularly impressive this season? - (34:00) Who should the Kings interview in their head coaching search? - (51:30) The ownership problem. - (59:00) Patreon Question of the Week.
The Kings Herald Show returns with just 7 games remaining in the 2021-22 NBA regular season. Sacramento is playing some decent basketball at the moment with Davion Mitchell running the show, and Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras spent Sunday morning together breaking it all down. Timestamps: (2:00) The last two weeks of Kings basketball. (5:00) Davion Mitchell's impressive run. (14:00) What should the Kings be looking to accomplish during the last two weeks of the season? (16:50) Tank talk. (23:25) Tyrese Haliburton + Buddy Hield vs. the Kings in Indiana. (27:50) March Madness. (37:30) Goodbye, Arco. (42:30) Jerry's return to the broadcast booth. (46:45) What are you watching? (50:00) Patreon Question of the Week.
The Kings Herald Show returns after 12 games of the Domantas Sabonis era in Sacramento. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down how the 2x All-Star is playing thus far, De'Aaron Fox's incredible hot streak, what pieces the Kings are still missing, and even a little bit of 2022 NBA Draft Talk. Timestamps: (1:30) Are the Kings playing above or below expectations following the Domantas Sabonis trade? (3:20) How are the role players the Kings traded for at the deadline performing thus far? (9:00) How encouraged are you by how Sabonis and Fox are playing? (15:30) Can the Kings actually add talent in free agency this summer? (17:30) Are Fox and Sabonis good enough to convince free agents to sign here? (21:15) We've got to talk about this De'Aaron Fox run. (29:30) Notes from the Sam Amick interview with Domantas Sabonis. (36:15) Some NBA Draft talk. (40:15) Game of the Week. (46:10) Jerry's reaction to the throwback picture the Kings shared. (104:00) Post-credit bonus story.
The Kings Herald Show returns seven games into the Domantas Sabonis era. Hear Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down all of Monte McNair's trade deadline moves after watching the new Kings play for a couple of weeks, plus what this roster is still missing before you can consider the team a legitimate playoff contender. Timestamps: (1:40) Have our thoughts changed about the big Domantas Sabonis trade after watching the team for a couple of weeks? (4:30) How big of a risk did Monte McNair take in trading Tyrese Haliburton for Sabonis? (9:50) Was tanking ever an option in Sacramento? (12:50) What has stood out the most about the Kings on the court since the trade deadline? (23:30) What does the roster need now? (31:30) Should the Kings trade their draft assets for more win-now players? (36:00) Has Alvin Gentry earned another season as head coach of the Kings? (54:00) One thing we watched this week (101:05) Patreon Question of the Week
Monte McNair picked a direction, and The Kings Herald Show returns to break it all down. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk about the big Domantas Sabonis acquisition, the smaller Donte DiVincenzo acquisition, and where the Sacramento Kings go from here following a very busy 2022 NBA trade deadline.
The Kings Herald Show returns with just days to go before the 2022 NBA trade deadline. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down all the latest Sacramento Kings trade rumors on the podcast this week, including the latest on Ben Simmons, Domantas Sabonis, John Collins, Julius Randle, Myles Turner, Jerami Grant, and more.
The Kings Herald Show returns with two more weeks of bad Sacramento Kings basketball to discuss, along with a healthy dose of new trade rumors as the team stumbles towards the February 10th trade deadline. Listen to Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, Tony Xypteras, and special guest Greg Wissinger break it all down, right here. Timestamps: (2:25) Breaking down the last two weeks of Sacramento Kings basketball. (4:45) Does Monte McNair still think this is a playoff or play-in team? (6:05) Can the Kings still go on a run and salvage the season? (8:30) Is Monte McNair or Alvin Gentry on the hot seat? (16:00) Would the Kings trade De'Aaron Fox or Tyrese Haliburton? (28:00) Should the Kings trade first round picks to bring in Ben Simmons or Domantas Sabonis? (32:00) What should the Kings do at the trade deadline this year? (59:05) What are you watching? (104:15) Patreon Question of the Week
The Kings Herald Show returns with two more weeks of bad Sacramento Kings basketball to discuss. Listen to Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk Kings problems, trade deadline strategy, Monte McNair's job security, the regression of Harrison Barnes, and more on the latest episode of The Kings Herald Show. Timestamps: (1:45) How bad are the Kings right now, and is the season salvageable? (3:00) What is Monte McNair and the front office staff thinking? (6:30) Is there anything Alvin Gentry can do to improve the Kings internally? (8:40) The Buddy Hield problem (11:45) What is wrong with Harrison Barnes? (18:20) What do the Kings need to do at the trade deadline? (47:30) Let's talk about something that isn't the Sacramento Kings (55:00) Patreon Question of the Week
The Kings Herald Show returns with Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras breaking down another disappointing stretch of Sacramento Kings basketball. Should the Kings try to improve on this roster for a legitimate playoff push before the trade deadline, or should they take a step back and re-tool with a younger roster and more flexibility moving forward? Monte McNair needs to pick a direction, and we talked all about his difficult decision on the latest episode of The Kings Herald Show.
The Kings Herald Show returns with plenty of Sacramento Kings news and notes to discuss this week. Kings Pulse Host Brenden Nunes joins Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras on the podcast to break down what's wrong with the Sacramento Kings following a three-game losing streak, including a lengthy conversation about De'Aaron Fox, leadership, and which direction the Kings need to go before the season is really lost.
The Kings Herald Show returns to break down Monte McNair's decision to fire Luke Walton, Alvin Gentry's head coaching tenure in Sacramento thus far, De'Aaron Fox's resurgence, Marvin Bagley's reappearance, and everything in-between. Hear all that more from Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras on this episode of The Kings Herald Show Timestamps: (1:30) Was it a good decision to fire Luke Walton? (4:00) How do you feel about the Alvin Gentry era so far? (10:00) Was pace really a problem under Luke Walton? (18:30) Have your expectations for the Kings changed after firing Luke Walton? (28:00) What do you think of Marvin Bagley's return to the rotation? (37:30) Is De'Aaron Fox back? (41:30) Why is Tyrese Haliburton struggling? (50:00) Patreon Question of the Week
Drama is back in Sacramento following a report from Sam Amick and Shams Charania in The Athletic detailing Luke Walton's future as head coach of the Kings, and it sounds like his tenure could be coming to an end sooner than anticipated. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk all about that report and more in this episode of The Kings Herald Show. Timestamps: (1:55) Is it too soon to freak out about the Sacramento Kings? (4:30) Have the Kings lived up to expectations thus far? (9:30) Can the Kings be a playoff team with Chimezie Metu in the starting lineup? (15:15) Is De'Aaron Fox back? (20:00) Are you worried about the fit between Fox and Tyrese Haliburton? (25:00) What do the Kings need to do to improve over the next two weeks? (33:00) Luke Walton is reportedly on the hot seat. Is it justified? (48:40) How much blame does Monte McNair deserve for Luke Walton's tenure as Kings head coach? (53:30) The Marvin Bagley conversation, part I Lost Count
The Kings Herald Show is back with some regular season basketball to talk about! The Sacramento Kings are 3-3 with big wins over some of the better teams in the NBA, but De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton are struggling. How long can Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes hold it together while Fox and Hali try to break out of their slumps? Listen to Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break it all down on this episode of The Kings Herald Show. Timestamps: (1:20) First impressions on the 2021-22 Sacramento Kings season (10:40) How is Moe Harkless working out in the starting lineup? (12:00) Why is De'Aaron Fox struggling to start the season? (21:30) Why is Tyrese Haliburton also struggling to start the season? (26:30) Breaking down the first 6 games of Davion Mitchell's NBA career (32:00) How does the Buddy Hield sixth man experience look so far? (35:30) Are the Kings playing like a play-in/playoff team overall? (46:50) What do we need to see from the Kings over the next two weeks of basketball?
The 2021-22 Sacramento Kings season is finally here. Listen to Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down all the headlines and notes heading into the first week of the NBA regular season in Sacramento. Timestamps: (1:00) Did the Kings do anything in the preseason to give you optimism heading into the regular season? (8:24) Marvin Bagley's availability and expectations heading into the regular season. (21:00) What if the Kings start slow due to a difficult opening schedule? (41:30) How many games do you think the Kings will win this season? (45:00) NBA Award predictions (1:05:00) Which young Kings player besides Tyrese Haliburton will have a breakout year? (1:11:40) Reynolds Wrap
The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras returns to talk Sacramento Kings preseason basketball, expectations, lineups, rotations, goals, predictions, and more! Timestamps: (2:00) What does a GM and head coach look for in the preseason? (3:15) What should we expect from more established players like Fox and Haliburton in the preseason? (4:00) Do preseason expectations change for less established players? (5:30) How important is the 2021 preseason for Marvin Bagley? (8:55) Should Kings fans buy into the training camp hype? (12:00) Will Monte McNair look to make a big move before the season starts? (16:00) Is this roster well balanced like Monte McNair suggests? (20:00) How much of the three guard lineups will we actually see this season? (27:20) What can we expect from Davion Mitchell in his rookie season? (39:10) How good can Tyrese Haliburton be? (43:40) What would make this a successful season for the Sacramento Kings?
The Kings Herald Show returns just as your Sacramento Kings arrive in town for training camp and media day to take an early look at the 2021-22 season. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras answer several questions from our annual September '30 Questions' series highlighting some of the most pressing topics that could make or break an important season of basketball in Sacramento. Timestamps: (1:50) Jerry Reynolds' take on offseason #musclewatch and what the Kings are working on right now. (10:20) What do you look for heading into media day, training camp, and the preseason? (12:20) Should the Kings be focusing on acquiring talent, or building culture? (16:15) Will the Kings be an average defensive team this year? (21:50) Can Davion Mitchell win a Defensive Player of the Year award at some point during his career in the NBA? (26:40) Which young Kings can earn a spot in the rotation this season? (31:30) Is Marvin Bagley's time with the Kings finished? (39:00) How long will Luke Walton be coach of the Sacramento Kings? (44:00) Chris Webber, Rick Adelman, and Yolanda Griffith get inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. (58:30) Jerry Reynolds shares some of his favorite Bill Russell stories
The Kings Herald Show is back with a bonus special Ask Jerry Anything episode of the podcast. The real NBA offseason is finally here, and with no games, draft, or free agency to discuss, we opened up the podcast to members of the online Kings community so they could ask Jerry Reynolds whatever their heart desires. Hear Jerry Reynolds tell the story behind his catchphrase "Holy Moley Jimbob Boley", what he thinks makes a good color commentator, his relationship with Ricky Berry, thoughts on a Ben Simmons trade, if "Hoosiers" did a good job depicting small-town Indiana in the 1950s, if cereal is a soup, if the Kings ever asked him to paint a rosier picture of the franchise than the roster and play dictated, and a whole lot more. This was a fun one. You can support independent Sacramento Kings coverage at The Kings Herald by subscribing to our Patreon at Patreon.com/kingsherald. Thank you for listening, and thank you for your continued support.
The Kings Herald Show returns with a SUMMER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP (!!!) to discuss. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down Bobby Jackson's run to a summer league title with the young Kings, where some of these young players fit on the 2021-22 regular season roster, and the work Monte McNair still needs to do to turn the Kings into a real playoff threat. Timestamps: (1:30) Jerry Reynolds breaks down the summer league. (2:40) Jahmi'us Ramsey's emergence. (4:50) Expectations for Davion Mitchell coming off a summer league MVP. (13:30) Does Louis King have a future in the NBA? (16:05) Where does Robert Woodard go from here after a rough run in summer league? (30:55) On Bobby Jackson's impressive run coaching the summer Kings. (38:15) Thoughts on the 2021-22 Kings regular season schedule. (50:20) Has Monte McNair built a playoff roster in the Western Conference?
The Kings Herald Show is back for another episode, and the old basketball team in Sacramento gave Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras plenty to talk about this week. We've got the NBA Draft, free agency, trades, summer league, and more on the latest episode of The Kings Herald Show! Timestamps: (1:08) On Davion Mitchell and the 2021 NBA Draft. (9:05) On Neemias Queta and where he fits on the Kings. (21:55) Richaun Holmes re-signs with the Kings. (24:05) Breaking down the Tristan Thompson trade. (35:30) Moe Harkless, Terence Davis, and Alex Len return to Sacramento. (39:00) Will Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley be traded before the season starts? (47:22) Pascal Siakam vs. Ben Simmons, who you got? (106:40) Breaking down the California Classic.
It's NBA Draft week! On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras are joined by Kings Pulse hosts Brenden Nunes and Bryant West to help break down everything you need to know heading into Thursday's NBA Draft. Timestamps: (2:20) What is Monte McNair doing right now in preparation for the 2021 NBA Draft? (4:50) The case for Moses Moody (10:00) The case for Franz Wagner (23:50) The case for Davion Mitchell (29:00) The case for Alperen Sengun (40:40) What are some of the under-reported potential draft picks for the Kings? (50:00) The Jonathan Kuminga conundrum (1:18:15) Discussing some potential trade out options, and the value of the #9 pick (1:21:30) Favorite potential 2nd round pick selections
The Kings Herald Show is back to break down all the latest news and rumors heading into draft and free agency season for your Sacramento Kings. On the podcast this week, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk about how the Kings are conducting pre-draft workouts, who they might select on draft night, Terence Davis' contract negotiations, and more. Timestamps: (1:20) Why are the Kings being so secretive about their pre-draft workouts this year? (9:30) Draft rumors and draft promises. (16:40) If the Kings trade their first round draft pick, are any of the reportedly available players a good fit? (30:25) Terence Davis is a restricted free agent and wants to get paid this summer. Should the Kings bring him back? (34:45) NBA Finals analysis and predictions. (49:00) Team USA's struggles and Olympic basketball talk. (57:45) Early prediction: Assuming nobody unexpected slides, who will the Kings select 9th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft?
The Kings Herald Show returns with Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talking about some early 2021 NBA Draft crushes, potential trades for the 9th overall pick, and how the Kings can acquire seemingly available Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons. (2:15) Who do you like for the Kings at 9th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft? (9:45) Do the Kings need to hit a home run in the draft? (14:50) Should the Kings trade their 2021 pick for a win-now veteran? (16:30) The prospects of trading for Ben Simmons (26:10) The latest Marvin Bagley social media drama, and if it's time for the Kings to move on. (36:50) Breaking down all the recent NBA coaching hires. (50:30) Patreon Question of the Week
The Kings Herald Show returns without any Sacramento Kings basketball to talk about, but Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras discuss some recent comments from Charles Barkley, fake Kristaps Porzingis trades, Marvin Bagley's offseason plans, the NBA's coaching carousel, the NBA playoffs, and more. Timestamps (1:40) Is there any reason to be optimistic about the future of the Sacramento Kings, despite what Charles Barkley says? (6:10) Is current Kings management good enough to turn this franchise around? (12:50) Should the Kings pursue an often-speculated Kristaps Porzingis trade? (19:35) Marvin Bagley's offseason plans. (26:26) The NBA's coaching carousel. (100:00) NBA Playoff talk.
The Kings Herald Show is back with another episode breaking down all the latest Sacramento Kings news and notes. On this episode of TKHS featuring Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras, the crew talks about Monte McNair's bold decision to bring back Luke Walton, and all the big decisions he's facing heading into a massive offseason for the organization. TIMESTAMPS: (1:50) Do you agree with Monte McNair’s decision to keep Luke Walton? (5:30) How do you determine if a head coach should stay or go? (11:00) How much credit should Luke Walton and the Kings get for how they finished the season? (19:30) Is ‘continuity’ a good argument for keeping Luke Walton? (24:45) Will Luke Walton lead the Kings to the NBA Playoffs like Monte McNair predicted? (31:20) Will the Kings trade their 2021 first round pick to improve the roster this summer? (41:30) How important is re-signing Richaun Holmes in the offseason? (49:30) Do the Kings need to swing for the fences, or will smaller moves make them good enough to reach the playoffs? (56:50) 2021 NBA Playoff talk (1:02:00) Patreon Question of the Week
The Sacramento Kings' season may be over, but The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds is back! On this episode of the podcast, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down the entirely of the 2020-21 season including what went right, what went wrong, and where the Kings go from here heading into a massively important offseason for the organization. Timestamps: (2:25) Did the Kings underachieve this season? (10:20) Do you think the Kings and Monte McNair consider this season a success? (16:40) Everything is not bad. (21:00) What do the Kings need to do to compete for the playoffs next season? (28:00) Do the Kings need a tougher head coach? (33:00) How can Monte McNair improve the toughness of his roster? (39:00) Should the Kings use their draft pick to significantly improve the roster via trade, or continue to rebuild through the draft? (42:00) Who should the Kings target in a theoretical blockbuster trade? (55:26) Predicting Buddy Hield’s future with the Kings. (57:14) Predicting Richaun Holmes’ future with the Kings. (105:35) Predicting Luke Walton’s future with the Kings. (123:25) Jerry Reynolds on the NBA Hall of Fame class of 2021.
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down the final stretch of Kings games in the 2020-21 NBA season, and look ahead to the future of Kings basketball next season as Monte McNair navigates a very, very important offseason for this organization. Timestamps: (2:00) What can we learn, if anything, from the final 8 Kings games this season? (6:00) Will Luke Walton commit to playing the youth at the end of the Kings roster for big minutes down the stretch? (8:15) Tyrese Haliburton's strong play as the lead guard for the Sacramento Kings. (18:00) Will Buddy Hield still be a member of the Sacramento Kings next season, and how does he fit with Fox and Haliburton moving forward? (27:00) Why are the Kings able to sweep a good team like Mavericks, but can't beat up on bad teams like the Pistons? (34:50) Is the NBA's new play-in playoff system fair, and something they should continue to do in the future? (44:00) Parity in the NBA today heading into the 2021 playoffs.
The Kings Herald Show is back with an episode dedicated to one of the big talking points in Sacramento right now: Tanking. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, Tony Xypteras, and Built To Lose author Jake Fischer break down Sacramento's failed rebuild attempts, tell some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from the Vivek Ranadivé era, and discuss the merits of tanking in the NBA. Timestamps: (4:15) Are the Kings tanking, or are they just bad? (5:45) The 2013 NBA Draft nightmare (10:50) Behind-the-scenes details from the Marvin Bagley draft (16:45) DeMarcus Cousins’ treatment of former Kings rookies (23:15) Challenges of the George Karl era (32:30) Vivek Ranadive’s secret weapon (34:15) The Sam Hinkie conversation (48:50) “The 2nd Draft” (58:00) Are the current-era Sacramento Kings in a good position long-term? (102:00) Is there a tanking problem in the NBA today? How would you fix it?
The Kings Herald Show is back with a breakdown of Monte McNair's first trade deadline as general manager of the Sacramento Kings, along with a lengthy discussion on the play-in game, with Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras. Timestamps: (1:30) Trade deadline analysis (6:40) What happened with DaQuan Jeffries? (9:10) Can Damian Jones help the frontcourt? (12:45) Where are the Kings headed, both short and long term? (18:15) Is De’Aaron Fox the key to the Kings’ success? (27:50) Why are the Kings so inconsistent? (32:00) Why are the Kings still so bad on defense? (36:20) Is it weird that Marvin Bagley isn’t currently with the team? (41:00) If Marvin Bagley returns this season, what will his role be? (43:00) How can the Kings re-sign Richaun Holmes in the offseason? (101:20) Patreon Question of the Week
NBA Trade Deadline week is here! On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down how the Kings have played since the All-Star Break, and how Luke Walton's new starting lineup has performed thus far, in addition to a full Sacramento Kings trade deadline preview. TIMESTAMPS: (2:05) How have the Kings played since the All-Star break? (3:30) Breaking down the Luke Walton’s new starting lineup. (5:05) Are the Kings improving on defense? (10:12) Will the Kings make a significant trade by the deadline? (13:00) Will the Celtics trade for Harrison Barnes? (24:00) What teams could make a competitive offer for Buddy Hield or Harrison Barnes? (29:00) Do the Kings need to make a trade in order to re-sign Richaun Holmes in the offseason? (33:33) Is Vivek Ranadive still involved in basketball decisions? (39:30) Tank Till You Stank. (44:40) Jerry Reynolds, on his experiences running and working in an NBA front office. (109:30) Trade Deadline Predictions.
NBC Sports' James Ham joins Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras on The Kings Herald Show this week to deep-dive the Luke Walton situation, and break down how the Kings have performed both on and off the court through the first half of the 2020-21 NBA season. Timestamps: (2:25) The Luke Walton job security conversation (15:15) Will Luke Walton be the head coach of the Sacramento Kings next season? (24:30) Who is on the trade block as the March 25 trade deadline approaches? (34:25) How much power does Joe Dumars have in the Kings organization? (39:06) Are you optimistic about the future of the Sacramento Kings under Monte McNair’s leadership? (44:05) Should Monte McNair be more available to the media for questioning? (59:45) What lessons should the Kings learn from the last 14 years of unparalleled coaching turnover? (1:09:13) Why are so many fans ready to move on from Luke Walton? (1:19:05) Patreon Question of the Week
After winning 7 of 8 games just a couple of weeks ago, the Sacramento Kings went full Kangz in February, including their longest losing streak of the season. Why did the Kings seemingly go from good to terrible in an instant? Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down how the Kings' season started falling apart on this episode of The Kings Herald Show. Timestamps: - (3:25) What the hell happened to the Sacramento Kings? - (11:30) What is an acceptable loss? The Philadelphia 76ers game. - (14:00) What went wrong vs. the Orlando Magic and Tyrese Haliburton's start at point guard. - (22:00) Falling apart vs. the Memphis Grizzlies and Luke Walton's bizarre rotation choices. - (31:00) Disappointing performances by the Kings' key players vs. the Brooklyn Nets. - (33:35) The Kings haven't been competitive when Richaun Holmes isn't playing. - (38:30) Should Tyrese Haliburton start? - (43:00) What went wrong in the dreadful Miami Heat loss?- (54:50) DaQuan Jeffries is earning more playing time. - (103:30) Have there been any positive developments during the losing streak? - (109:15) Where do the Kings go from here? - (115:00) Patreon Question of the Week.
Jerry Reynolds and The Kings Herald's Will Griffith and Tony Xypteras return for your regularly scheduled Kings talk with some unexpected but welcomed positivity! De'Aaron Fox appears to be taking a real leap, Tyrese Haliburton looks like the Rookie of the Year, Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes are playing the best basketball of their lives, and Sacramento's basketball team is winning a lot of games. Good stuff all around.Timestamps: (2:15) Why have the Kings been playing so well recently?(4:30) How much credit does Luke Walton deserve for the Kings’ recent success?(10:45) Is the Kings’ good play sustainable?(21:30) Are we witnessing the beginning of De’Aaron Fox’s rise to NBA stardom?(33:15) On the Kings’ locker room chemistry(44:45) Will the Kings remain in the playoff conversation all season?(51:15) At what point should the Kings look for trade opportunities(108:35) Patreon Question of the Day
The Kings Herald Show is back with a special interview featuring comedian, writer, actor, and most importantly, lifelong Sacramento Kings fan - Hasan Minhaj! We also had The Kings Herald's own Kevin Fippin jump on the podcast with Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras this week to talk with Minhaj about his early life growing up in the Sacramento area, and his rise to becoming the most famous and outspoken celebrity Kings fan going right now.Timestamps: (4:20) Hasan Minhaj, on growing up a Sacramento Kings fan(12:40) The important role sports plays in civic pride(15:40) Hasan Minhaj, on being the biggest celebrity Kings fan right now(21:15) Sacramento as a free agent destination(25:15) Hasan Minhaj, on being at All-Star Weekend when DeMarcus Cousins was traded(30:50) Presenting Hasan Minhaj with a gift from Jerry Reynolds and The Kings Herald(36:55) Hasan Minhaj, on defending his Sacramento Kings fandom(40:35) What do the Kings have to do to finally make the playoffs?(42:30) The Luka Doncic conversation(56:30) Buddy Hield’s future in Sacramento, and Tyrese Haliburton's ROTY campaign(1:03:30) The toughest competitors in the NBA today
On The Kings Herald Show this week, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras give their impressions on the first month of the 2020-21 NBA season, and break down a historically bad stretch of defense from your 5-8 Sacramento Kings. Timestamps: (2:00) The 2020-21 Kings are a historically bad defensive team(7:30) What changes should Luke Walton make in the starting lineup or rotation?(11:05) Richaun Holmes appreciation(13:30) Mavin Bagley progress report(24:00) How can the Kings fix their defensive issues?(31:00) At what point should the Kings bench veterans and play the kids?(33:45) Harrison Barnes is having the best season of his career(45:00) Should the Kings expect more out of De’Aaron Fox?(50:20) Do the Kings have a toughness problem?(102:00) Patreon Question of the Week
On The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds this week, Jerry, Will, and Tony break down the first couple of weeks of regular season basketball for the Sacramento Kings, including Tyrese Haliburton's emergence, Marvin Bagley's struggles, and De'Aaron Fox's important year coming off his max contract signing. Timestamps: (1:45) What has been surprising about the start of the 2020-21 season for the Kings?(4:20) A discussion on how the Kings are playing this season stylistically with low 3-point volume and a slow pace with emphasis on controlling the paint. (11:00) Jerry Reynold’s insight on opening nights in Sacramento history, including the debut of LeBron James.(19:30) Analysis on Tyrese Haliburton’s first 5 games as an NBA player. (29:00) The positives and negatives of Marvin Bagley’s start to the season, and how the Kings should handle his playing time.(49:00) Is De’Aaron Fox playing like a max player yet?(57:30) Patreon question of the week regarding the infamous Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds, Jerry, Will, and Tony review the Sacramento Kings preseason, and preview the upcoming 2020-21 NBA regular season. (1:30) General observations about the how the Kings played in the preseason. (7:00) Is there any reason to be worried about De'Aaron Fox after a rough preseason performance? (12:30) Did Kyle Guy earn regular season minutes with his strong preseason play? (17:30) How did Buddy Hield look in his return to the starting lineup? (24:30) Did any bench players before above expectations? (36:00) Regular season predictions (52:00) NBA award predictions
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras review everything Monte McNair and the Sacramento Kings did in free agency, including losing Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Atlanta Hawks, signing Hassan Whiteside, Frank Kaminsky, and Glen Robinson III, along with a training camp and 2020 NBA preseason preview.
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down an eventful week for the Sacramento Kings, including the 2020 NBA Draft and the beginning of free agency. How does Tyrese Haliburton fit with De'Aaron Fox and the Kings? What can we expect from 2nd round picks Robert Woodard II and Jahm'ius Ramsey? Where do the Kings go from here with Bogdan Bogdanovic following a failed sign + trade with the Milwaukee Bucks? Listen to all of that and more in episode 2 of The Kings Herald Show, featuring Jerry Reynolds.
Will Griffith, Jerry Reynolds, and Tony Xypteras preview the 2020 NBA Draft with a look at some of the players the Sacramento Kings should consider on draft night, and some behind-the-scenes draft notes and analysis from Jerry's 35-year career with the organization. Timestamps:1:45 — Jerry Reynolds, on the entire draft process14:35 — Rundown of players we like in the 2020 NBA Draft23:40 — Draft strategy and best player available vs. fit29:23 — Bad draft day trades in Kings history33:00 — A timely discussion about Beno Udrih36:15 — Should the head coach have a voice in the draft process?40:00 — Patreon question of the week43:30 — Reynolds Wrap Up Visit The Kings Herald for more independent coverage of the Sacramento Kings. You can support the site on Patreon here.You can find us on Twitter @TheKingsHerald, @WillOfThaPeople, @TonyXypteras.
The Kings Herald Show is a new bi-weekly podcast about the Sacramento Kings featuring fresh insights and old stories from Sacramento sports icon Jerry Reynolds, along with The Kings Herald’s own Will Griffith and Tony Xypteras. Join Jerry, Will, and Tony as they talk about current Kings news coupled with fascinating inside stories from Reynolds’ illustrious 35-year career with the organization.
Basketball is almost back! For better or for worse, it appears that we're going to end this basketball season in the coming days. In typical Kings fashion, the team has found multiple ways to make headlines as the Orlando bubble gets ready to debut.Injuries? Check.Breaking quarantine for chicken wings? Check. The anxiety of knowing that the Kings once again rule our lives? Check. We are joined by The Kings Herald's own Tim Maxwell and Sanjesh Singh to discuss Marvin Bagley's injury, whether or not it's fair to call him injury prone yet, how the different outside factors may affect the Kings, and what needs to be done in order to make this jaunt into Orlando a worthwhile trip. We sincerely appreciate all the support! Please like, rate, subscribe, review, tell your friends, tell your family, and tell your enemies about this podcast. Talk to you all next week!
In Part 2 of the crossover event with Kings Pulse, we get to know the stories behin Richard Ivanowski and Brendan Nunes's journeys to covering the Kings for a living. Outside of that, we talk a little bit of Kings basketball, get a grammar lesson, and talk about a smorgasbord of other topics. Enjoy! As always, please like, rate, and subscribe so we can expand our kingdom!
Basketball is supposedly back soon, and a lot is on our minds! Will it actually come to be? How has the NBA handled the COVID-19 outbreak? What was it like working a G-League game the night that Rudy Gobert was diagnosed?Deuce Mason and Morgan Ragan joined as as we discussed all of this and more. Obviously, to cap it off, we needed to talk about the reunion with Corey Brewer and what his signing means for the Kings. You might notice a dip in audio quality. Unfortunately, the recording was done on a laptop microphone instead of the Blue Yeti, but outside of a loss of quality, it does not affect the listenability of the podcast.Thank you for listening! As always, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast so we can spread our content even further!
Thank you for your patience the last couple weeks. With so much going on sticking to sports for this episode was not van option. We were joined by Damien Barling of The Podcast, ReLive, Stay Conscious, and dozens of other shows. Damien helps us guide through the current goings on not just in sports, but in society. We talk about Grant Napear’s firing, how we got here, and while the current movement is both unprecedented and set in years of precedent. As always, please like, rate, and subscribe to help us out.