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Walking to the shed..it's close.
Cousins said Hollins said of Kevin Garnett's intensity: "KG, it was every play, every moment was a championship moment."
Brandon effing Crawford
Just want some of my friends to know Coach Malone was down with these Chucks I wore today ... http://t.co/hDP2mUGf57
About to put some new stuff on the blog, including Malone putting the team through drills without dribbling and how that looked.
Relax n Rewind After the Training Camp Grind.....
Malone also addressed how much the Kings fouled last season, saying they can't beat each other up in practice, that carries over to games.
Michael Malone: "I just told our guys in practices I’m going to be Joey Crawford. I’m going to be the guy that cleans it all up."
Cousins said Jason Thompson has been "incredible" and he's happy to see him play well considering all he's been through as a King.
Malone's logic: If you foul, complain, etc., in practice, you'll keep doing it in games. Ejected players will go do conditioning, not leave
Michael Malone said he'll be playing the role of Joey Crawford in practice ... calling techs and ejecting players to end bad habits.
DMC on Evans cont: "That’s the guy I go to when I’m ready to vent. Whenver I’m having a problem I go to Reggie. I’m a vet but he’s my vet."
DMC continued: "...It’s not being overdribbled by anybody on the floor".
DMC on PG changes: "it’s been incredible. It’s been a smooth transition. The ball is moving a lot better. It’s not stuck in one place ...
"It's hard learning from young guys, because they're still learning themselves." -Cousins on the Kings bringing in veterans this offseason
"I know I'm not perfect. I probably never will be. But I'm aiming to be the best leader I can be for this team." -DeMarcus Cousins
He also said he and Rudy Gay want to make the team better, not just by scoring, and lift up their teammates' play
DMC said seeing how supposed offensive players on Team USA bought in showed he and Kings can defend if all five players work together
Cousins said Reggie Evans challenged him to get no more than 5 technical fouls, reminding him he can't be a leader if he's getting ejected
"With all Jason's been through, I'm glad to see him put it behind him and just lock in and focus in the moment." - Cousins on Jason Thompson
Cousins also said he wants to anchor the defense, Kings don't need to go find a shot blocker. Not how he talked before Team USA
"I'm a vet, but he's my vet. I'm all ears. That's a guy I truly respect on this team." -DeMarcus Cousins on Reggie Evans
Cousins said he had lunch with Darren Collison, Ryan Hollins, Reggie Evans yesterday, talking about traits of winning teams
DeMarcus Cousins said that Jason Thompson has been one of the most impressive guys in training camp so far.
Good media session with DeMarcus Cousins today. Talked about being a leader/defender, said Jason Thompson has been great in camp
DeMarcus Cousins echoed Michael Malone's comments about Jason Thompson's strong camp so far.
DeMarcus Cousins gave us a really good 12 minutes of conversation after practice today.
Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson are having a 3-point shootout after practice. Neither have missed many. Huge improvement by both.
Found this old box score at the Kings practice facility today... http://t.co/1uP7BuSynn
Crushing defeat for A's. Won't soon forget image of a relieved George Brett after his Royals score winning run. Have to be happy for KC, tho
The Oakland A's are now 0-7 in winner-take-all games in the Billy Beane era.
Yes, blame me for the A's getting bounced out early again.
No one thought the A's would lose a 7-3 lead with Lester. Unbelievable.
Well, that sucks.
Yoenis Cespedes to the A's: Miss me?
Royals determined to make up for 29 years in one evening.
Game 1-A's vs. Angels will be Thursday
See that replay? Moss's eyes literally got big as that pipe fastball approached.
Brandon Moss, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's. This is a man who wants to play in October.
HIPS DONT LIE.
"You're going to have a hard time explaining that tomorrow at the coffee shop." HUH?
Did that just happen?
I asked Ray Fosse today if it was a big deal that Soto is catching Lester. He did not hesitate: "Yes." Lester was very comfortable w/Norris
WOW. KC got real quiet, real quick.
Brandon Moss is alive!! Yes!
Thompson was moved to more backup center and replaced by Reggie Evans in the starting lineup late last season.
Jason Thompson said he sees himself as a PF that can play center because the Kings already have the center position taken care of.
Reggie McKenzie: "No one has to tell me my job is on the line. No one!"
Tony Sparano: "The biggest problem right now is they've forgot how to win."