George Karl Rumors
But the Warriors are playing as if they plan to challenge the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for the best regular season at 72-10. “I think there’s a cockiness that comes from winning a championship that usually brings complacency with it,” Karl said. “But they are playing at a high, high level and Steph (Curry) is video-gameish. That’s what I’d call it.”
Just when we thought the Sacramento Kings had turned the corner, they took a huge step back tonight against a very young Timberwolves team. A loss is a loss, but the way they lost was very frustrating to watch. “We just don’t have a luxury without Cuz playing to not give an effort defensively,” said a frustrated George Karl.
With 16 games down, Karl appears to have settled on an eight- to nine-man rotation, which should help ease the angst that dominated the locker room to start the season. Familiarity breeds a comfort on the court that’s beginning to show. “I think so,” said guard Rajon Rondo. “The more you’re out there, the more of a rhythm you get in to. So I have no complaints.”
It also helped that Darren Collison returned from a hamstring injury to start the trip. Rondo doesn’t have to play nearly 48 minutes with Collison available, and Karl can play both point guards together. The rotation isn’t automatic yet, but Collison said the Kings are making progress. “Coach is going with whoever is playing best,” Collison said. “But I think for the most part, guys are getting their most consistent minutes and they know what to do when they’re in there.”