The Kings take their craptastic play in the last 3 games into a match with the almighty aging Boston Celtics.
Can the Kings actually play defense? Can the Kings actually run offense for most of the game if not all? Maybe, maybe not. Time shall tell.
The burning question is will Cousins respond against the Celtics tonight? The greater question is should the Kings draft a player in this draft or not? For me, the answer probably should be yes. At some point, you have to get a young player in the program who gets it combined with a few veterans who can tell Tyreke Evans to grow the fuck up already. Something, anything, needs to be changed with Tyreke if this franchise is going anywhere. Otherwise, the Kings are screwed. And Tyreke is terrible for the most part quite often on 2 ends if the matchup does not go his way. Anything that requires intelligence, know how, or simple understanding is not anything close to Tyreke's wheelhouse. Growth? What growth. There hasn't been any. The reason a team full of role players looks so bad because Cousins hasn't fully grown into his potential quite yet, and Tyreke Evans has vastly underwhelmed as the "star".
So what's going to happen? Honestly, I suspect the Kings will compete and possibly win. It's the Celtics and the "lights" will be on just as they were against the better teams. You don't get anything but loads of criticism and anger when you lose to teams like the Warriors and Pistons, but when you win against the Celtics people beileve in you. For me, it's more telling that this group can't beat the Warriors or Pistons when both teams are offered up on a silver platter to win.
Right now, until Tyreke Evans either A) grows up or B) acts with some level of greater commitment, I'm done with his sorry ass. I'm tired of watching him do the same stupid shake n bake routine and finish with his right hand. It's old, stale and tired. Something new and effective please. Otherwise, fuck off until you become a franchise player. Tyreke: Your primadonna act is both silly and ridiculously retarded. You are not a star. Nobody thinks you're a star in the greater collective NBA community. Only a few smattering of fans really believe in you at this point, and that's because they are mostly naive or choose to be naive. Your play is atrocious, you play on a team with a 33 winning percentage and one of the worst defenses in the league. When you are the "best" player, that is a reflection directly of you. In otherwords, you suck because your team sucks. Welcome to the real world kid. Where people don't give a shit that you're 22 or that you lack purpose or commitment to basic NBA principles. Where people judge you based on a harsh and ultimately unfair reality for 90% of NBA players. But you're one of those 10% where it's totally fair and realistic to judge you in a harsh and unfair reality. And the reality: You're a so-so NBA player based on your total impact as a player. Which is, incidentally, being supremely kind.
Speaking of the Celtics, and particularly Paul Pierce, I was hoping the Kings could swing a deal for PP34 in part because I was hoping Pierce could slap the stupid out of Tyreke and actually show him what a real star at the NBA (even diminished as Pierce now is) does. Alas, at this trade deadline, it was not meant to be. C'est la vie as they say.