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Covering Our Wound(s)

Barring some Act of God, it seems as though Kings fans are in for another year of watching the franchise sit idly because of either incompetence, a lack of cell-phone cover revenue, or both.

"... don't get me started on the Kings. They have five guys on their roster that care nothing for...

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"... don't get me started on the Kings. They have five guys on their roster that care nothing for defense or chemistry and want to jack up 20 shots a night. They finally get a chance at a guy [Kidd-Gilchrist] who can make a huge impact on the floor without the ball in his hands and their response is to trade the pick."

Chad Ford, via Grantland

If we want to reward teams for exceeding expectations instead of poor performance, shouldn’t...

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If we want to reward teams for exceeding expectations instead of poor performance, shouldn’t Sacramento and Toronto have the opportunity to draft ahead of Charlotte? At the same time, rewarding teams this way would make it in the interest of Charlotte, Sacramento, Toronto, and every team to win every game."

Aaron Barzilai, Memphis Grizzlies consultant and BasketballValue.com founder (as posted by ESPN's TrueHoop blog)

Mannix: NHL offers ready draft model if NBA faces canceled season

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"After canceling the 2004-05 season, the NHL was faced with a choice: slot teams in the order they finished the '03-04 season, or improvise a weighted lottery system that gives each team a shot at landing the No. 1 pick. The NHL elected to use a lottery and cooked up a creative solution. The amount of lottery balls a team had was based on two criteria: the number of times a team made the playoffs the last three seasons and the number of times a team had drafted No. 1 in the previous three drafts. Using that model, four teams each had three of the 48 balls in the bin. Ten teams had two balls and 16 had one. Should the NBA adopt a similar system, it would be weighted like this: Three balls: Minnesota, Golden State, New Jersey, Toronto, Sacramento."

Cooper Ainge to walk-on at BYU

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Wellesley High senior point guard Cooper Ainge decided on Monday night to accept a preferred walk-on role for Brigham Young University, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Ainge is the son of former BYU standout and current Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge. The younger Ainge is expected to play -- possibly redshirt -- one year with the Cougars before embarking on an LDS Church mission.

...if you hear reports out of Texas or Oklahoma that BYU is not interested in the Big 12, it is...

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...if you hear reports out of Texas or Oklahoma that BYU is not interested in the Big 12, it is only an interpretation of BYU negotiating its talking points."

Dick Harmon, Deseret News

Multiple sources have confirmed ... that BYU has an official invite from the Big 12 Conference in...

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Multiple sources have confirmed ... that BYU has an official invite from the Big 12 Conference in hand and is currently pouring over all details to make sure its negotiating points are satisfactorily met."

Brett Hein, The Upset

Until [the Big 12] stitches the pieces back together I can't imagine BYU or any other team of note...

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Until [the Big 12] stitches the pieces back together I can't imagine BYU or any other team of note being eager to sign on."

Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated

A source close to the situation at Brigham Young University is indicating that if the Big 12...

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A source close to the situation at Brigham Young University is indicating that if the Big 12 Conference in fact holds together as now expected, BYU is highly likely to become a full member of that conference if it can be assured that the league will be stable into the future."

Brett Richins, Deep Shades of Blue (Rivals)

Brandon Davies Reinstated

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"Brigham Young University today announced that Brandon Davies has been readmitted to the university and has enrolled for classes for fall semester 2011. With his readmission to the university, Davies has been reinstated on the BYU men's basketball team."

2011 ESPY Award - Best Male College Athlete: Jimmer Fredette

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Congrats to the Kings' 2011 lottery selection. Also of note, Dirk Nowitzki won "Best NBA Player" and the Giants' Brian Wilson wore a spandex tuxedo to the event.

The early number I’ve heard is that Nene will want something in the range of $90M...When I’ve asked...

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The early number I’ve heard is that Nene will want something in the range of $90M...When I’ve asked people who know Nene well where he might want to land if he leaves the Nuggets, several said that he’d want to be on the West Coast."

Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News

Fredette's 2010 Return to Glens Falls - DVD's, T-Shirts

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"This is the story of a celebration. An entire upstate New York community gets together to show their pride. A Division 1 basketball team from the other side of the country takes part in a celebratory game in honor of a hometown hero. This is the story of how determination, hard work and a strong faith can help make dreams come true. It’s a return to old-fashioned principles, family values and the idea that it takes an entire community to raise a child. This is a story about a region where people really care. Where hometown pride is prevalent and folks stand together for what is truly good and honest. Where residents never cease to show their generosity and never forget how to have fun in the process. It’s a classic story about 'Hometown USA', a native son, and a trip back home."

Jimmer Mania generates unreal Facebook thread

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Above is the Yahoo! Sports link to this story from a few months back. Here is ESPN's coverage. I bring this up because, should the Kings select Fredette on Thursday night, I expect a legendary STR thread full of clever photoshopping and witty comments;)

[Fredette] would presumably take Tyreke Evans's job at point guard, which probably tick off Evans;...

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[Fredette] would presumably take Tyreke Evans's job at point guard, which probably tick off Evans; Evans isn't really a point guard, but neither is Fredette. Evans would move to shooting guard. If you think Evans and temperamental center DeMarcus Cousins would be happy with shot-happy Jimmer as their shooting guard, you're nuts. Plus the team might move, and Fredette would be saddled with two savior labels -- top 10 pick, and likable guy on an unlikable team. No. Please: No."

Michael Rosenberg, Sports Illustrated

Sources say that the Charlotte Bobcats (9), Milwaukee Bucks (10) and Golden State Warriors (11) are...

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Sources say that the Charlotte Bobcats (9), Milwaukee Bucks (10) and Golden State Warriors (11) are also open to moving their pick. In this case the interest is all pretty specific. The Knicks, and a handful of other teams, are trying to get ahead of the Jazz. The target? BYU's Jimmer Fredette.

Chad Ford, ESPN (Insider)
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Pre-Draft Workouts - **Updated**

The following is a comprehensive listing of pre-draft workouts for the Kings.  Please stick with me as I'll provide a few observations as well...

A source at the Jazz workout today said Jimmer Fredette was the best player there and that Kemba...

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A source at the Jazz workout today said Jimmer Fredette was the best player there and that Kemba Walker had trouble guarding him."

Ryan Feldman, The Hoops Report

According to sources, [the Kings] don't perceive Donte' Greene or Omri Casspi as the long-term...

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According to sources, [the Kings] don't perceive Donte' Greene or Omri Casspi as the long-term solution at small forward and see [Kawhi] Leonard as the sort of versatile talent that could eventually be just that. But here's the tricky part: They've gone to great lengths to scout [Jan] Vesely, just as they have Leonard, and would have a tough choice in this scenario.

Sam Amick, Sports Illustrated

BSOTS - "In Defense of Fredette's Defense"

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Post by "Eutychus," one of the "staff writers" at SBN blog "Bright Side of the Sun."

There have already been a lot of calls directed at clubs late in the lottery, with one executive...

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There have already been a lot of calls directed at clubs late in the lottery, with one executive suggesting that, based on the needs of the suitors, shooting sensation Jimmer Fredette is a likely target. The possibility of a pick being moved goes all the way to No. 2, where the Timberwolves continue to have conversations but know the best offers probably won’t come until the final days before the draft."

Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com

Further Background: Glen Falls (NY) Fredette Tribute

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In an effort to provide STR with more background on Fredette, here is a classy special from Fredette's hometown newspaper in preparation for his special homecoming back on December 8, 2010. The Cougars played Vermont and defeated the Catamounts in the Glen Falls Civic Center. (Fredette had 26 and 5.)

The inmates vote on what they want to watch on TV each week, and of course, they want to watch...

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The inmates vote on what they want to watch on TV each week, and of course, they want to watch Jimmer. If BYU's on our local television, every dorm will have the game on. Every inmate will want to watch. They do have that connection to him. They think, 'God, he was up here playing against us.'"

John Montgomery, Regional Director of the Mount McGregor Correctional Facility

I'm not entirely convinced [Fredette's] a real possibility at the No. 7 spot unless the likes of...

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I'm not entirely convinced [Fredette's] a real possibility at the No. 7 spot unless the likes of Leonard, Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas, Walker and Knight are all gone, but it's undeniable that the Kings like Fredette and he's at least somewhat in play there."

Sam Amick, Sports Illustrated

Much better workout expected next week, when source says Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker are...

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Much better workout expected next week, when source says Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker are slated to face off in Sacto."

Sam Amick

Evan Weiner: "Will the NBA become a 'fly over' league?"

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"A fly over league is a term that needs to be defined. This seems to be the best definition. The NBA may become a league of just major cities with three teams in New York – Manhattan’s Knicks, Brooklyn’s Nets and a small market team moving to Newark. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has already told NBA Commissioner David Stern that Newark is open for NBA business as soon as the Nets franchise moves over to Brooklyn. New Jersey Devils owner Jeffrey Vanderbeek wants an NBA team in his Newark building. Three teams in the Los Angeles area, two teams in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Sacramento Kings owners, the Maloof brothers, have toyed with the idea of moving their franchise to Anaheim to give Los Angeles three teams, the Lakers and Clippers along with the proposed Anaheim Royals. Sacramento officials are scrambling to find hundreds of millions of dollars to build the Maloofs a new arena despite proposed layoffs of municipal workers along with the shut downs of public parks and scaling back of educational opportunities from kindergarten through 12th grade."

DX: Athletic Testing Composite Ranking

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Of note for the No. 7 Pick: 5 - Knight; 12 - Fredette; 13 - Walker; 15 - Singleton; 20 - T. Thompson; 21 - Burks; 34 - Kanter; 39 - Marcus Morris; and 41 - Leonard.

Aldridge: Handful of prospects boost their stock

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1. Enes Kanter - "...there's no way he'll last until the sixth pick, [the Wizards will] have to move up to get him, and the most likely spot would be two [Minnesota]." 2. Brandon Knight - "solidified his top-10 status in the workouts and wowed several teams in the interview sessions." 3. Tristan Thompson - "Measured 6-foot-8 3/4, and is rising quickly up Draft charts, despite his relative inexperience." 4. Jimmer Fredette - "...was confident without being cocky, a better athlete than people think and possesses ridiculous range."

Just left long day and night in hotel lobby at Pre-Draft camp, where GM says Jimmer Fredette was...

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Just left long day and night in hotel lobby at Pre-Draft camp, where GM says Jimmer Fredette was 'most impressive interview I've ever done.'"

Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

Kemba Walker just quieted a lot of people with his measurements. 6-1 in shoes, 6-3 1/2 wingspan....

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Kemba Walker just quieted a lot of people with his measurements. 6-1 in shoes, 6-3 1/2 wingspan. Not the midget people made him out to be."

Jonathan Givony, Draft Express
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