Game 55: 2013-14 NBA Season

19-36 (7-19 road)
Series 1-1
25-29 (14-12 home)
February 23rd, 2014
Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
6:00 PM MT
Altitude / 950 AM

Isaiah Thomas
PG Randy Foye
Ben McLemore
SG Anthony Randolph
Rudy Gay
SF Wilson Chandler
Jason Thompson
PF Kenneth Faried
DeMarcus Cousins
C J.J. Hickson
Sactown Royalty Blogs You’re here!
n Terry (sufferin
g from “I’ve just been traded” syndrome) is out.
Injuries Danilo Gallinari (knee) is out, JaVale McGee(leg fracture) is out, Nate Robinson (ACL sprain) is out, Ty Lawson (rib fracture) is doubtful, Darrell Arthur (hip) is day to day
Sacramento Kings are owned by the first native of India in NBA History. Nuggets are seeking to change their names to “Dumpster Fire” because the term “S**t Storm” isn’t allowed by league “rules”.

Here we are ladies and gents!

A preview for the bad Sacramento Kings, and the “getting worse” Denver Nuggets. Let the Jan Vesely era (30 games) begin! To set the mood, here is a guy playing a lute.

Ahhhh…there isn't that relaxing? Now, where were we?

Yes, the Sacramento Kings come to Denver fresh off a trade where they sent Marcus Thornton to the Brooklyn Nets for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans. I will leave it to those in Sacramento to explain exactly WHY the team made such a trade. Terry is a shell of his former self and Reggie “ball grabber” Evans is … the Joker. Ya dig?

Outside of that, obviously the big move the Kings made was acquiring Rudy Gay earlier in the year. The last time these two teams played Gay was injured, so the Nuggets missed out on that. It has been said, according to those in the know, that Gay has played remarkably better since becoming a member of the Kings. No longer the shot chucking ball hog he was with the Toronto Raptors. It will be interesting to watch that development.

DeMarcus Cousins remains a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in an itchy firearm. Unbelievable talent that can be antagonized. However, who wouldn’t want the big guy and his production? Nuggets famously tried to pull off a trade for Cousins featuring Nene Hilario a couple years ago and were (rightly) rebuffed by the Kings. He may be a loose cannon but you can’t give up on that type of talent.

Outside of that, I’d like to see Jimmer Fredette get in the game because…well, I want to see 30′ threes. Isaiah Thomas has developed into a good (but undersized) point guard. All in all you can see where the Kings are going, and it will be interesting to see “how” they get there.

Nuggets of Wisdom

Not much I can say at this point to make people feel better about where the Nuggets are going. Frankly, the team deserved to be ripped by Brian Shaw after their horrible performance against the Chicago Bulls. It pointed to some mutual disdain that the coach and players have for each other, but at this point the winner of any power struggle is pre-ordained. The Nuggets have no intention of giving up on Brian Shaw, and the players need to understand this. Sometimes it’s better to just play out the string with pride with hope that things will improve

Nuggets have been forced into a difficult situation by a combination of injuries and a lack of real chemistry. The team looks to be hitting the restart button as hard as they can. Hopefully the future will be bright on the other side. All we can do is hope.

Onward. Here's some Crowded House for ya!