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DATE OPPONENT TIME Oct. 29 Golden State 10:00 Oct. 31 Portland 10:00 Nov. 2 at Los Angeles 3:30 Nov. 3 at Denver 9:00 Nov. 5 Denver 10:00 Nov. 7 at Phoenix 9:00 Nov. 9 at Oklahoma City 7:00 Nov. 11 at Dallas 8:30 Nov. 13 at Memphis 8:00 Nov. 15 San Antonio 10:00 Nov. 18 New Orleans 10:00 Nov. 20 Chicago 10:30 Nov. 22 at Minnesota 8:00 Nov. 25 at New Orleans 8:00 Nov. 26 at Houston 8:00 Nov. 28 at San Antonio 8:30 Nov. 30 Memphis 6:00 Dec. 2 Toronto 10:00 Dec. 5 Indiana 10:00 Dec. 6 Orlando 10:00 Dec. 8 Utah 10:00 Dec. 9 at Los Angeles 10:30 Dec. 11 Houston 10:30 Dec. 13 Detroit 10:00 Dec. 16 Oklahoma City 10:30 Dec. 18 Milwaukee 10:00 Dec. 21 Los Angeles 6:00 Dec. 22 at Golden State 10:30 Dec. 26 Phoenix 10:00 Dec. 27 New York 10:00 Dec. 29 at Brooklyn 7:30 Dec. 31 at Boston 1:00 Jan. 1 at Minnesota 8:00 Jan. 4 at Detroit 6:00 Jan. 7 Oklahoma City 10:00 Jan. 9 Denver 10:00 Jan. 11 Cleveland 9:00 Jan. 13 Dallas 10:00 Jan. 16 Miami 10:00 Jan. 17 Los Angeles 10:00 Jan. 19 at Portland 10:00 DATE OPPONENT TIME Jan. 21 Brooklyn 10:00 Jan. 23 at Golden State 10:30 Jan. 26 at New York 7:30 Jan. 28 at Toronto 7:30 Jan. 30 at Cleveland 7:30 Jan. 31 at Indiana 7:00 Feb. 3 Golden State 10:00 Feb. 5 Dallas 10:00 Feb. 7 at Utah 9:00 Feb. 8 Phoenix 9:00 Feb. 10 at Chicago 8:00 Feb. 11 at Milwaukee 8:00 Feb. 20 Boston 10:00 Feb. 21 at Los Angeles 10:00 Feb. 25 Memphis 10:00 Feb. 27 San Antonio 10:00 Mar. 1 Portland 6:00 Mar. 4 at San Antonio 8:30 Mar. 6 at Orlando 7:00 Mar. 7 at Miami 7:30 Mar. 9 at Atlanta 7:30 Mar. 11 at Charlotte 7:00 Mar. 13 at Philadelphia 7:00 Mar. 14 at Washington 7:00 Mar. 16 Atlanta 10:00 Mar. 18 Los Angeles 10:00 Mar. 20 Charlotte 10:00 Mar. 22 Washington 6:00 Mar. 24 Philadelphia 10:00 Mar. 25 at Phoenix 10:00 Mar. 27 at New Orleans 8:00 Mar. 30 at Memphis 8:00 Apr. 1 at Houston 8:00 Apr. 3 New Orleans 10:00 Apr. 5 Utah 9:00 Apr. 7 Minnesota 10:00 Apr. 8 at Utah 9:00 Apr. 10 at Oklahoma City 8:00 Apr. 12 at Denver 5:00 Apr. 13 Los Angeles 10:00 Apr. 15 at Los Angeles 10:30 * All Times Eastern. And you’d see an assortment of defending SACRAMENTO KINGS 2014-15 SCHEDULE guards on the perimeter masquerading as matadors, ushering the charging bulls into the paint into an overwhelmed set of bigs, who never were given proper chance to defend the paint. The 2014-15 season should be no different. Collison, Ramon Sessions and Ray McCallum are all bad defenders. Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas are not any better. Yet these are the five men assigned to control Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford, Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant? And that’s just the Pacific Division. No matter how high Malone’s basketball IQ, the Kings just do not have the personnel to become a top 10 defensive power. If one were to look on the bright side, we’d see center Cousins knows how to use his body to defend (+1.86 defensive Real Plus- Minus) and rebound (20.4 rebound percentage, ranking sixth in the League). Same is true with his backups, Reggie Evans (21.5 rebound percentage) and Ryan Hollins (+3.91 dRPM). That’s part of the reason the Kings ranked fifth in the League in rebounding, grabbing 51.9 percent of the caroms. In similar fashion, Jason Thompson and Gay both showed their veteran aptitude toward team D with +1.46 and +0.85 dRPM, with attention to defensive detail their younger folk don’t quite comprehend. Such as, the young’uns don’t challenge three-point shooters as consistently as they should. That is why the Kings allowed opponents to make 38..0 percent of their three-point attempts. Plus, the Kings foul too much, gift-wrapping 2139 free throw attempts in the league last season, which ranked fourth-worst in 2013-14. Such is life, again, in Sacramento. The guards don’t guard. OFFENSE Here’s how Kings basketball for the past few seasons worked. Head coach Paul Westphal starts a veteran (Tyreke Evans) at point guard. Offense stalls. In season’s second month, the starting job invariably goes to Isaiah Thomas, who gets offense headed upwards toward mediocrity for rest of the 2011-12 season. It was the same story in 2012-13 with Keith Smart playing the role of new coach and Aaron Brooks playing the replaced point guard, as it was the same in 2013-14 with Mike


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