No more sitting on the sidelines while the rest of the NBA wheels and deals.
It's time for Geoff Petrie to pull off a major coup. And now that the new labor agreement forces the dirt-poor Maloofs into spending more dough, it's time to think big. Really big.
My suggestion: Throw a ton of stupid money at Memphis restricted free agent center Marc Gasol.
He is easily the most talented and valuable free agent available on the market. He's a young, talented center who would fit marvelously next to DeMarcus Cousins.
Make the Grizzlies match a ridiculous offer. Make them squirm. Make them do something they don't want to do: Sign Gasol to a silly deal.
So, you're asking yourself, why would the Kings want to make a silly deal?
Because they can.
Because they have the cap space.
Because they need to spend.
Because they need to make themselves relevant in the NBA again.
Because they can't wait yet another year.
Yes, it could backfire, but I'd rather see them take a big swing than bunt again.
This is the year that was promised to Kings fans. This was when they were going to come out slugging and go after free agents.
So go do it.
No more excuses.
Notice the Kings are barely registering on the NBA rumor mill. Why is that? They should be involved in every trade rumor, every free agent rumbling.
So make it happen. No more money wasted on the likes of Samuel Dalembert or Marcus Thornton. Combine their salary offers and make Gasol an offer he can't refuse.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The NBA lockout is over an you can feel the passion again. Just look around the city of Sacramento. The signs are everywhere -- actual signs.
Have a look...
And yes, I am very immature.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Gavin and Joe Maloof are desperate for cash.
That is the only explanation for their incredibly tone-deaf support of the fraudulent Power Balance company, a business that will be forced to refunds millions of dollars to customers for allegedly peddling a scam product.
According to Kings spokesman Chris Clark, the Kings are still quite satisfied to be in business with Power Balance simply because "they have assured us of their commitment to the Sacrmento Kings."
Without scientific evidence, Power Balance bracelets seem to nothing but overpriced, worthless trinkets that pretend to have magical powers. And that's why they were sued.
But with the NBA season on hold and their financial situation in turmoil, the Maloofs are grasping at any penny thrown their way.
It's time for them to figure out an exit strategy.
Sell the team.
Make a run for it.
It's best for the city of Sacramento.
The Maloofs are paupers. We need Kings.