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Kyle_B

  • joined Jun 18, 2009
  • last login Apr 02, 2014
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Born in the east bay, raised in Sacramento and the foothills of northern California. Huge A's, Raiders, and Kings fan.

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  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • NBA Sacramento Kings
  • NFL Oakland Raiders
  • NCAAB Gonzaga Bulldogs
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Who Cares What You Guys Want I’m working on a story for PBT along the same lines, but I pledge...

Who Cares What You Guys Want I’m working on a story for PBT along the same lines, but I pledge my allegiance to you guys first and them second but I’ll break the news here (and bury it in the middle of my column). Sources close to the Kings players told me a few days ago that most of Isaiah Thomas’ teammates want him to be starting and playing heavy minutes. According to the source, "they don’t have any idea what Keith Smart is doing" and they wonder if he is even making the call. This of course, begs the question of whether Geoff Petrie has issued the directive to play Aaron Brooks, and multiple sources have told me that Jimmer is getting additional playing time for marketing reasons. The source tells me that the frustration amongst the players over this playing time issue is palpable, and one of the reasons that DeMarcus Cousins came out wearing an IT jersey after his big game. The situation in Sacramento is coming to a head, as local blogs and media outlets that aren’t the Sac Bee or team-sponsored radio station are going in heavy on the decision to play Brooks and/or Jimmer at the expense of IT. How this all plays out in the short or long-term is anybody’s guess, but this is Isaiah’s team inside the confines of the locker room as far as the point guard position goes. I added IT as a flier in one deeper big money league that operates like a 14-teamer, and I wrote the blurb that said he was a unique stash for those with an iron clad stomach. For a team that needs a solid on- and off-the-court persona to rally around, and a playmaking presence that can distribute the ball in Smart’s no-concept offense – Thomas could be the guy that brings it all together for the fans, the players, and an abused city.

http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nba/42153/45/daily-dose-return-of-pau?pg=3

So I stopped at Buffalo Wild Wings in Folsom on the way home from work on draft day and DMC was...

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So I stopped at Buffalo Wild Wings in Folsom on the way home from work on draft day and DMC was there. I wanted to get a really stupid picture with him, so I asked him if he would take one with me. He couldn't have been more polite and actually laughed at my stupid idea. Just thought you guys might get a kick out of this.

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Blackout Contest: How sports can mean so much

Thanks for reading. I'm going to make this quick... Growing up in Placerville, you don't have a whole lot to do. That boredom made me embrace my sports teams more than your typical city dwelling...

PAUL TO THE CLIPPERS

@sportsguy33 And there it is! RT @ESPNSteinLine: ESPN sources: Clippers and Hornets agreed to Chris Paul deal. Gordon, Kaman, Aminu and Minnesota pick.

Marcus Thornton has finalized a four-year deal worth approximately $33 million deal with...

Marcus Thornton has finalized a four-year deal worth approximately $33 million deal with Sacramento, source says Sam Amick on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/sam_amick/status/145271506732204032

"Chandler is expected to be a Knick, source says. Could be a straight-up s&t with Dallas or...

"Chandler is expected to be a Knick, source says. Could be a straight-up s&t with Dallas or three-team trade involving Denver or Sac." Al Iannazzone on his twitter account.

http://twitter.com/#!/Al_Iannazzone/status/144860479658000384
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Cutler won't play, but let's not forget about Caleb Hanie

When I first saw the news that Jay Cutler had broke his hand, I was afraid to say that I was happy about it. I never root for injury and I like seeing teams that are 100% healthy. That being said,...

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OMG!!1!!!! NO DRAFT PICKS!!!

There has been a lot of panic surrounding the lack of draft picks the Raiders have in the upcoming draft. As we all know, draft picks can be extremely valuable. Who knows if you're going to fins...

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Evan Silva of rotoworld.com picks the Raiders over Bills

Thought this was worth posting. I read Evan Silva every week and I consider him one of the best football analysts around. He goes into every detail for every game and usually does a top notch job....

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Why the Bills offense isn't good as that 41-7 score...

I touched on this in another FanPost, but I wanted to elaborate a little more on why I don't think the Bills are nearly as good as the score showed in week 1. Thrashing the Chiefs in Arrowhead on...

Tex Winter HOF inductions speech Not sure if anyone saw this, but if you're a basketball fan it's...

Tex Winter HOF inductions speech Not sure if anyone saw this, but if you're a basketball fan it's a must. Tex Winter is one of the brightest minds in NBA history and is a true class act. Unfortunately, he suffered a stroke a few years ago and his ability to speak is sub-par. His son, Chris Winter, gave his Hall of Fame induction speech. The speech is an utter train wreck. He talks about Brad Stevens for over a minute and barely mentions his father. Frightening, hilarious, awful and awesome all at once. Enjoy... Or cringe. I'm still not sure what to do.

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Is David Ausberry the next Raider TE?

Just like a lot of Raider fans, I was disappointed by seeing Zach Miller join Tom Cable in Seattle. I am happy that the Raiders did not pony up the money that the Seahawks gave him, but all of that...

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OT: Tips for a guy moving back to Sacramento

Hey guys, sorry in advance for the off-topic post. This lockout is KILLING me and I'm trying hard to take my mind off of it. With that being said, I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I'm...

JJ Hickson playing ball in Vegas

JJ Hickson playing at the Impact Basketball Training Facility in Las Vegas with John Wall. Slam Magazine said that they are playing "against strong competition", but they don't mention any other names. JJ shows some nice range, too.

Nene opts out of contract

Nene opted out of the final year of his contract to test the free agent market. He was scheduled to make $12 million next year.

Davis Bertans staying in the draft

Jonathan Givony is reporting that Bertans will stay in the 2011 Draft. I know some people, including myself, like the idea of drafting him in the second round and stashing him away for a few years until he's ready to come over to the NBA.

Kimmel Pranks Artest

Great bit from Jimmy Kimmel's NBA show where he pranks former King, Ron Artest. This is a bit of self promotion since I work at JKL, but hopefully you will like it!! (Eidtor's note - clicking on the link is a must! Thanks to Kyle_B)

Iggy for Kaman swap?

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Clippers and Sixers have discussed swapping Andre Iguodala for Chris Kaman.

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Where in the world is Jarvis Varnado?

Trying to discover a second round gem is one of my favorite things to do while looking at the NBA draft. Rashard Lewis, Jeff Hornacek, Michael Redd, Carlos Boozer, Manu Ginobili, Mark Price, G...

Amick's Mock Draft on SI.com

He has the Kings taking Donatas Motiejunas with the 7th pick. Top 6 are Irving, Williams, Knight, Kanter, Valanciunas, Vesely.

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Minor League A's - 4/16 & 4/17

Hey everybody, I'm back from the Coachella valley and I tried my best to throw a weekend update together. I'm exhausted, but I double checked the stats to make sure they're all correct. I noticed...

KPCC talking about relocation

I'm LA based and I always listen to KPCC (local NPR station) in the mornings. This morning they had Mark Heisler of the LA Times on talking about the potential move. Here's a link to the message board and I think they'll be putting up audio later. Also, all of the callers and remarks read on air were opposing the move. Keep in mind, all of the remarks were from OC/LA based listeners.

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Minor League A's - 4/13

A quick recap of the games played Tuesday, April 12. Enjoy!

Josh Hamilton out 6-8 weeks

Busted shoulder. Poor guy just can't seem to stay healthy. Big blow to the Rangers...

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Minor League A's - 4/12

Hello, everybody. So far this season, I haven't seen too many updates on our guys in the minors. Since I have a little extra time today, I figured I would throw together a little update. Rather...

The NBA ought to be ashamed that it has failed to keep teams in Seattle and Sacramento. Devoted, smart, ticket-buying fans. Utter disgrace.

Adrian Wojnarowski on the situation at hand. It bums me out that he's talking about this as if it's a done deal...

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Excellent Article on the Potential Lockout

Hello everybody, I'm posting this in direct response to the ridiculous post that was made on this site earlier called "Players are to blame for strike". I don't think I need to go into detail...

Napoli to Rangers?

Ken Rosenthal just tweeted this: Source: #BlueJays set to trade Napoli to #Rangers for F. Francisco. No Guerrero to Texas. Napoli ABs at C, 1B, DH. #MLB I don't like that at all. I'd hate to see Napoli hit in Texas... We'll see if things actually happen.

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Minor League A's... 5/10

AAA: COL 1 - SAC 0   Wimberly: 3-3, 2B, BB, CS   Cust: 0-4, 4 K   Carter: 0-4, 2 K   Taylor: 2-4, 2B, E (4)   Cardenas: 0-2, 2 BB   Ugly day for the Rivercats offense…   K. Middleton (L,...

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