Summer League Live Thread: Cavs Vs Kings

The biggest tournament of the summer for people that don’t like kicking balls starts today in Las Vegas. That’s right, it’s the NBA Summer League tournament.

Afrer playing three games to be seeded, the Cavaliers earned the eighth seed with a 2-1 record. They’re up against the Kings, who snagged the 24th seed.

Cleveland’s team has played fairly well and has a chance to win the whole thing if Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic continue to show up. Osman is averaging 20 points, 4.5 assists, and 8 boards a night, while Zizic is getting 20.5 points, 3.5 assists, and 12.5 boards. Both guys have looked like seasoned professional players. Which isn’t all that surprising, since both were pros before turning 18.

Colin Sexton has been getting 16.7 a game and showing his effort. It hasn’t been all pretty, but he has shown enough flashes that he’s going to be worth watching. The Cavs may win it all on the back of two guys that are too experienced for this run, but I’ll take another title anyway even if it’s not a prestigious one.

The Kings are led by number two draft pick Marvin Bagley III.

 

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newnomad
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newnomad
2 months 7 days ago

can t see that rumor having any credibility

warriorsfan
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warriorsfan
2 months 8 days ago

A source said the Cavs were offered on draft night the chance to trade up to No. 3 with the Hawks in a deal that would’ve sent Kent Bazemore to Cleveland. Instead, Atlanta swapped spots with No. 5 Dallas, and the Mavericks ended up with Luka Doncic while the Hawks landed Trae Young.

https://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2018/07/collin_sexton_disciple_of_chri.html

JOHN B
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JOHN B
2 months 8 days ago

I seriously doubt that because it would mean one of Doncic, Ayton, Bagley, or maybe Jackson for Love and filler. All four of those guys would fulfill a massive need for LBJ going forward and provide insurance if he left. Considering Love might be a one year rental, and the hype and proof of talent in those guys, that would be pure madness on the part of the Hawks.

Jack
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Jack
2 months 7 days ago

I’m sure they had talks about it, but I can only see it happening maybe if they offered to take on Bazemore and Shroeder for JR and Hill’s semi-expirings and remove the protections on next years pick because that would have been almost $45 mil in savings. In the deal with Dallas deal they got a higher pick in the swap plus Dallas’ pick next year, which could legitimately be anywhere from top 10 to late teens, depending on how their season breaks.

By the way, that Dallas deal was contingent on Trae Young being available. So same rules would have applied, and I think Magic were going to pick Trae Young at 6 anyway if he was there.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Trae Young putting on a show with his passing in the 4th quarter.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Trae with two clutch baskets… overcame a slow start and went on fire in the 4th quarter.

Jack
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Jack
2 months 7 days ago

His passing is out of this world, and I’m impressed with his poised. A lot of guys with the type of pressure he has on him to perform would have pressed, but instead of forcing the issue too much when he was struggling, he played the long game, kept finding open teammates and is now using the threat of his passing to open up easier looks at the rim. You could tell on a couple of his floaters that defenders were so worried about the lob that they hesitated just long enough to basically give him an open look.

He’s going to have to adjust again when he goes up against better, more disciplined NBA defenders, but smarts, patience and poise are probably the most important intangibles you can have as an NBA PG, and he seems to have them all. Plus he’s getting better separation on his shots already and proving that he can get off and hit tough ones even against better, longer defenders.

Nate Smith
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2 months 8 days ago

Colson under contract I thought. Lee should get a camp invite. Kind of feel like Holland has peaked. Preston looks like he has real potential.

Simmo
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Simmo
2 months 8 days ago

Got the same feels on Holland.

Jason
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Jason
2 months 8 days ago

I have no idea what type of option/contract he signed, but it was not a senior roster deal or a two-way. So I doubt we retain any rights to him (though that last part is a guess).

SR: 1. Love, 2. Hill, 3. TT, 4. JR, 5. Clarkson, 6. Korver, 7. Sexton, 8. Osman, 9. Nance, 10. Zizic, 11. Perkins, 12. White (not guaranteed), 13. Open, 14. Open, 15. Open.

Two ways: 16. Preston, 17. Holland

I would lock up Colson & Lee for sure somehow. Mathias & some of the others I would invite to camp.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Holland is what he is.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

27 point comeback for the Hawks!!! WOW!

newnomad
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newnomad
2 months 8 days ago

if it becomes a numbers game —although I like the guy —I would get rid of Holland just because of his age–go young players —LEE/ BONZIE / PRESTON / ‘OKRE ‘

Arch Stanton
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Arch Stanton
2 months 8 days ago

Sad I missed the game, but happy to hear how well Sexton played.

Jason
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Jason
2 months 8 days ago

Good to see Artis & White show up today.

Hopefully we see Sexton, Cedi, and Zizic next game.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Carter having a fantastic game.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Blakeney been strong too the whole summer.

JRL
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JRL
2 months 8 days ago

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newnomad
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newnomad
2 months 8 days ago

just got home / missed the game—catching up reading the posts—-sounds like sexton had a helluva game—isLee worth offering a contract to—can’t teach / coach size ——-evil I believe ” billy preston–now playing ” will not only get a long look by the cavs but will be in a cavs uniform sooner than you think and for a long time —kid is oozing with potential—-got a ‘w’ without cedi or ante ——like the way these young kids play hard —-give me that anytime–can support that play more than j.r/. t.t. etc going thru the motions——-and we have yet to see BONZIE —–cavs have some tough choices to make —–keep LEE/ PRESTON —BUY OUT T.T./ JR ———–NEXT GAME IS WHEN ??

Jason
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Jason
2 months 8 days ago

We have 12 guys under contract:

Hill, JR, Osman, Love, Nance + Sexton, Clarkson, Korver, TT, Zizic, Perk and White (non-guuaranteed).

We have 3/4 open spots, 5 if we deal Perk somehow.

Plus Preston is one 2 way, currently Holland is the other.

Point is, we have room for Colson, Lee, and some others.

JRL
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JRL
2 months 8 days ago

The more I think about it the more I want the team to give it a real go with Love, Hill, Nance, KK and the new kids.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

I agree…. trim the fat (JR) and give it a go…. only teams that are clearly a cut above are Boston, Philly, and Toronto. I think the Cavs could be in a melee with Bucks, Pacers, Heat, Wizards…. on paper, Cavs should be contending for a playoff spot?

JRL
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JRL
2 months 8 days ago

Looking at the summer games, I think we are there with Washington and Miami.

Vintage
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Vintage
2 months 8 days ago

I would agree – Cavs are still a tier below Pacers and Bucks who both have a legitimate star.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Yup… I’d agree with this… I’d actually include Wizards too with Wall and Beal.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Lee has been one of their better players in SL, imo.

Jack
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Jack
2 months 8 days ago

Not much to write home about in this one besides Sexton (and the double ejection… hilarious). Looked good again, though. There will obviously be nights when he sees better defenses, but based on his showing so far, he seems to be able to get into the lane at will, and he showed a lot more patience and understanding of what he needs to do to get better looks at the rim and finish. Been flashing a nice midrange game too throughout the summer league.

Playmaking continues to impress. Aside from a couple turnovers where he tried to get too cute at the rim, what I thought he displayed today was quick decision-making. He doesn’t hesitate to swing the ball and hit the open man with an easy pass.

Also nice to see him picking up on the nuances of the NBA game quickly. Summer league isn’t the NBA talent-wise, but they play an NBA style that’s different than the college game that some guys can’t handle right away.

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

His midrange game is wet

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

BALL GAME! That might be the last time seeing Sexton this summer. Fantastic game.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

MATHIAS THREE!!! Contested! Quick trigger!

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Nice hustle rebound Mathias…. but almost threw away the outlet lol

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Blake sweet looking stroke…. love seeing Sexton with some shooters out here with a small ball lineup.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

MATHIAS FOR THREE!!! OFF THE CURL!

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

that was a two but impressive ability off the inbound pass.

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

Glad Cavs win, hope to see more of Sexton, Cedi, and Preston

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

and Lee

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Mathias attacking draws the foul.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

* Sexton not Mathias.

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

Good to see the horrible officiating extends to Summer League… lol

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

NICE READ MATHIAS! move the ball quickly to an open Blake…. Blake takes advantage!

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

Lee got UP for that block… kinda looked like a goal tend tho…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

MARCUS LEE SKIES FOR THE REJECTION!!!

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

nice tough onball d from Mathias

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

wow…that block

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

goaltending imo

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

SMART PLAY SEXTON!!!! Read the mismatch easy pull up jumper!!!

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

Sexton’s midrange reminds me of CP3’s…

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Yeah, as a shooter, for sure.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

LOL Preston and Giles both ejected???

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

Double Technicals x 2…

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

I’ve never seen double ejections in a Summer League game… lol

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

Preston’s got a lot of tools… hope he gets a longer look…

Jason
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Jason
2 months 8 days ago

We already signed him to a 2 way deal, last I heard.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

SCOOCHIE SMITH BEHIND THE BACK TO PRESTON!!!!! FOR THE SLAM!

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

sick rebound Preston lol

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

Just caught up on DVR… Giles and Jackson not shooting great… Love Sexton’s activity

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Mathias rebound among the trees!

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Preston good defense on Giles! Now they’re getting into it!

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

Preston showing some range…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

ARTIS FLOATER IN THE PAINT!

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

PRESTON FOR THREE GREAT bALL MOVEMENT! SCOOCHIE TO ARTIS TO PRESTON!

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Artis is showing something today.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Wonder what Preston is shooting from three this summer league…

EvilGenius
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2 months 8 days ago

You should wonder more often…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Made a couple… only taken a couple. Has had a rough game, but two nice possessions in a row there.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Turn out the lights…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Nice hustle Mathias…. gets the rebound. Preston misses midrange. Cavs frontcourt bench getting ate up by Auguste.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton short on the deep 2… hesitated for just a second there. SEXTON WITH THE SLAM ON THE CHERRY PICK!

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Lee great move in the post on the mismatch! Sexton moves the ball to get the look… good team ball.

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

Lee should definitely get a contract

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Absolutely. He’s earned that.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Yup…. he’s hung with Giles…. I’d argue outplayed him.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Lee and Giles having a good battle.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton moves ball in transition, gets White easy jumper.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton… great read…. the pass ahead gives Cavs easy transition basket.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Artis bad TO… had Lee wide open on the PnR.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Artis good defense on the break…. stops the break.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Giles running the break…. impressive… nice dish.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

SEXTON WITH THE FLOATER! Getting to the paint at will.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton’s ability to draw fouls has really translated so far…it’s summer league, yes, but he’s still forcing fouls on drives…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Artis taking advantage of the start. Sexton nice hesitation on Auguste, draws the foul at the rim!

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Big half for Sexton, 16-4-4, I think…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Yup… only blemish were the TOs…. 1 really bad one, rest forgivable.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton tries get 2 for 1…. TO in the paint. Bad decision didn’t have numbers.

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

the first pump after a free throw…hell yea

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
2 months 8 days ago

fist

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton with hustle on the break, draws the foul…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton willing to play off the ball… willing to move off ball to set himself up. Preston with the drive, couldn’t finish.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton with a beast rebound over Auguste….. initiated ball movement on the break, Cavs got open look.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton misses midrange J…. probably should’ve fed post or initiated ball movement there…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

SEXTON WITH THE HESITATION AND INCREDIBLE FINISH!!!! AND 1!!!!

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

That was sweet…14 for Sexton now…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Came out like a bat out of hell…. I think he’s done after today.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

I’d be fine with that…he takesa lot of falls/ contact, may as well play it safe…I think we’ve seen he can play…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Yup…. he’s improved game to game…. had the ankle injury in game 1…. clearly tough guy.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton bad decision IMO…. tried to be unselfish and pass… looked like layup was open… TO.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

Nice drive and score by Sexton…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton showing hops on the rebound…. Preston TO in the post…. .SEXTON STRONG FINISH IN THE PAINT!!!

MikeO
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MikeO
2 months 8 days ago

That Giles pick might turn out to be the best Kings pick in years…if he can stay healthy…

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Yup…. and pairing him with Bagley…. kind of similar to Markenen and Carter for the Bulls, health assumed.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Sexton misses 3… Lee bad foul on Giles.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

have to give Holland credit… plays like a maniac on defense. Delly-esque IMO.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Bad pass Sexton on the post feed… right read. Sexton assist on Holland 3.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Mathias misses deep 3… in and out. Nice cut though and quick trigger.

CLF
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CLF
2 months 8 days ago

Zach Auguste outplaying Preston in the early going.

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