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Kings Pulse: A Sacramento Kings Podcast

Kings Pulse: A Sacramento Kings Podcast

By Brenden Nunes & Rich Ivanowski
An in-depth Sacramento Kings podcast hosted by Brenden Nunes and Richard Ivanowski. Breaking down each NBA game that passes by, previewing the upcoming, and talking with local and national reporters on anything Kings related.
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What would a retool entail?
We debate if Sacramento should consider retooling this roster come the offseason. What the positive assets are to be used, who are the untouchables, what needs to talk place throughout the rest of this season. And we close with Rich giving away some beard secrets.
February 19, 2020
Reactions to The Athletic article
Sam Amick, Jason Jones, and Shams Charania dropped quite an article giving a peak to what is going on behind the curtains in Sacramento's front office. Mainly focusing on the relationship between Vivek and Vlade, mentions of Bagley's injury, and then the potential of Buddy Hield requesting a trade should he not start again. 
February 14, 2020
What's changed since the Buddy/Bogi swap?
Since Buddy Hield has been moved to the bench in favor of Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Sacramento Kings have won 6 of 9 games. We take a dive into what has changed and allowed the team to be successful after just ending a losing streak prior to that. Also, we touch on the lack of transparency coming from Sacramento with the announcement of Richaun Holmes' injury and question if the team is better without Marvin Bagley. 
February 12, 2020
Introducing the 2020 NBA Draft
We are joined by Bryant West, the draft expert of Sactown Royalty to pick his brain about the top of the upcoming draft class that the Sacramento Kings are likely to be selected in the lottery for. 
February 10, 2020
Reactions to the Dedmon deal
The trade deadline happened fast, but there was not much action for the Sacramento Kings. They dumped Dewayne Dedmon's contract back to the Atlanta Hawks along with two second-rounders for Jabari Parker and Alex Len. We shared our thoughts on the deal. 
February 7, 2020
Deadline Phone Calls
We do a Sacramento focused mock trade deadline of our own, acting in the roles of various general managers around the association and shopping or calling about some of the Kings' roster. The deadline is just a few days away now and Sacramento has been mentioned in rumors a fair amount of times. 
February 5, 2020
Let's talk about tanking
We have reached that point. Sacramento has now lost 6 straight games and 15 of their previous 18 so we dived into tanking. What is it, is it effective, should the Kings tank? We also propose potential trades if they were to go down that route. Sorry for the sad episode, but it's hard to remain positive currently. 
January 24, 2020
Bazemore insight w/ Chris Kirschner + potential sales
Chris Kirschner, who covers the Atlanta Hawks for the Athletic, joins us to talk about Bazemore since he spent the majority of his career in Atlanta along with sharing the Hawks' potential interest in requiring Dewayne Dedmon. We then talk a bit about the recent struggles, our comfort level in the core moving forward, and who should be on the trade block a few weeks out from the deadline.
January 22, 2020
Analyzing the Bazemore-Ariza trade
Something finally happened! Sacramento traded Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan to the Portland Trail Blazers for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver, and Portland's own 2024 & 2025 second-rounders. We break down all aspects of this move, give it a final grade, and then discuss a looming Dewayne Dedmon move. 
January 20, 2020
Recent news w/ Tim Maxwell
We are joined by Tim Maxwell of Sactown Royalty to talk about all the news from Sam Amick over various podcasts. Dave Joerger, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield, and we touch on current head Coach Luke Walton and more. 
January 17, 2020
Telling numbers for each player
We each pull one stat on each player that is the most notable or the most telling stat one game before the halfway mark of the season.
January 15, 2020
Mid-season Awards
We pick an MVP, DPOY, MIP, 6MOTY, and ROY for the Kings now that we are approaching the halfway mark of the season. 
January 13, 2020
Sacramento's winning streak
The Sacramento Kings are now on a winning streak! In the absence of Richaun Holmes, Harry Giles got his first NBA start and Dewayne Dedmon was resurrected. Trevor Ariza won a game for the Kings?? Hoping that this could be a turning point for Dedmon, Buddy getting benched for an extended period and guarding Booker for some reason, and more. 
January 9, 2020
Individual player progression with Sanjesh Singh
We are joined by Sanjesh Singh of Sactown Royalty to talk through how each individual player has performed relative to our expectations heading into the season. 
January 6, 2020
A win + Dedmon trades
The Sacramento Kings finally broke their 8 games losing streak with a win against the Memphis Grizzlies on the shoulders of De'Aaron Fox and Richaun Holmes. We also touch briefly on the loss against the Los Angeles Clippers and then dive into a few possible Dewayne Dedmon trades now that the center has officially requested out of Sacramento.
January 4, 2020
Talking through the struggles
Brenden and RIch go through the last 7 straight losses and touch on some of the trends of the games including Buddy Hield's inconsistent minutes and messages from Walton, Dedmon's trade request and expected return value, and Harry Giles finally seeing the floor. 
December 30, 2019
Trade Hypotheticals
Trade season has begun and while we do not see any trades quite fit for the Sacramento Kings at this time, it never hurts to explore some possibilities. We took ideas from Reddit and Twitter and mentioned them along with our own in this episode, let us know which trades intrigue you the most.
December 21, 2019
CHA recap, Q&A on rotations and trades
We talked about Fox's return to the lineup in Charlotte and why the struggle was somewhat expected. Then we took some questions from Reddit and Twitter that lead us to conversations on the current rotations, mainly the frontcourt, and then potential trade pieces.
December 19, 2019
GSW recap, Bagley banter
We dive into the three most recent games against the Thunder, Knicks, and Warriors and Bagley's performance in the three of them. We also talk about him taking minutes from Richaun Holmes, if they should be playing together, Harrison Barnes's recent shooting struggles, De'Aaron Fox nearing his return, and more.
December 16, 2019
We deserve these wins, man
Professor Big Shots. F**k it. We deserve these wins, man. We start with recapping the Dallas game with Brian Zilem of the Blue Hardwood podcast, then Tim Maxwell joins us to get out all of his Luka talk that he is restricted from doing on twitter, and we finish with talking about the great ending in Houston where Nemanja Bjelicia treated us to some well-deserved wins, man. 
December 10, 2019
Ranking the losses
It got worse, somehow. The Sacramento Kings have topped themselves once again this year for the worst loss of the year after blowing a nine-point lead with under two minutes left in regulation and eventually falling to the Spurs in overtime. It felt right to go through the memorable losses of the year and rank the top 5. Sorry for the sad episode, we can't help it.
December 8, 2019
DEN Recap & Ranking the players
Rich and Brenden dive into what may have been the best win of the year in a comeback win at home against the Denver Nuggets, led by Harrison Barnes. With some surprising play from different players throughout the year, we ranked each of them throughout the rest of the season, including the two-way players, going 1-17.
December 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Special
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners, and in this episode we run with that theme by comparing all of the current Kings players to Thanksgiving dishes. Is De'Aaron Fox clearly turkey? Does Bjelicia have sauce enough to be gravy? Is cranberry sauce good at all? We also spend some time talking about Buddy Hield's career night in Boston that resulted in a loss and the tough battle against a defensive powerhouse in Philadelphia.
November 28, 2019
BKN & WAS recap w/ Ryan Ritter
It is our 100th episode of the Kings Pulse Podcast and Rich sadly missed out with sickness, wishing the best for him. We were joined by Ryan Ritter of A Royal Pain to talk with Brenden about the first two games of the East coast trip for the Kings in Brooklyn without Bogdanovic and in Washington. We covered Justin James's first significant minutes, got Ryan's thoughts on Dedmon's struggles and the lineups when Bagley returns, and more. Here's to the next 100.
November 25, 2019
PHX recap, Bagley update, road trip preview
Brenden and Rich dive into the quality win over the Phoenix Suns that was comfortable in the first half in big part due to Bogdan Bogdanovic scoring a career-high on the night with 31 points, cover an injury update with Marvin Bagley and his potential role when returning, and preview the upcoming 4-game road trip for the hot Sacramento Kings. 
November 21, 2019
BOS recap & rotation talk w/ Tony Xypteras
Tony Xypteras of Sactown Royalty joins Rich to talk about the recent Kings win against the Boston Celtics, compare Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield, touch on lineup possibilities and favorites, and more. 
November 18, 2019
Fox Injury & POR recap
The Sacramento Kings have lost their best player for at least a month's time. De'Aaron Fox has a left ankle injury that will have him reevaluated in 3-4 months. We dive into what this means for the Kings moving forward, who needs to step up, and who already has stepped up in the first game without Fox at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. Bogdan Bogdanovic had a great game and the defense showed some promise.
November 13, 2019
ATL recap, Reddit Q&A, Stockton Notes
We covered the final game of the road trip where Sacramento secured a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, but not without a return of the Sacramento third quarter. Bogdan, Ariza, and the bench were able to lead the team to a win, what was different with the bench lineup, a Q&A from reddit that had a focus on the rotation, and closed with some notes on the Stockon Kings debut games. 
November 11, 2019
Notable Improvements w/ Omer Khan
To look at the progression throughout this season we are joined by Omer Khan of SactownRoyalty to breakdown the positive trends from adjusting to Luke Walton's system and what that system is in comparison to what Dave Joerger implemented last season. 
November 8, 2019
Special Guest: Sean Cunningham
It is our first episode of the season where no games have taken place in between, so we brought on a guest to get a fresh perspective on this mediocre start to the season, Sean Cunningham of ABC10. He has been a credentialed media of the Sacramento media for upwards of 15 years now, a true long-time professional. We talk on his lower than average expectations headed into the season, the vibe around the team after dropping the first five, if they feel as though they turned a corner after winning two straight, the health and role of Giles, and more. The 916th man of this episode is a friend of the show, Jon Catterson. 
November 6, 2019
2 straights wins, @TOR preview, 916th man debut
After five losses to open the season, Sacramento has given the fans something to get excited about winning their last two games against Utah and in New York. We discuss how much of it was the other team playing poorly or Sacramento playing well,  our Pulse Performer for the two games, what happens to the frontcourt lineup when Marvin Bagley returns, and debut our new segment the 916th man. The 916th man is about giving our listeners a chance to be heard on the podcast and we will talk to one person at the end of each episode, you can contact us and be on the show as the 916th man on our twitter @Kings_Pulse. 
November 4, 2019
More of the same, now sitting at 0-5
The Charlotte Hornets are the most recent team to take advantage of the Sacramento Kings seemingly attempting to lose every single game of the season. It is more of the same story, we share our thoughts on what needs to change, the likelihood of various moves throughout the season, a new over/under of 30 wins, and the best Halloween candy. 
November 1, 2019
DEN Recap + Lance Woods!
The Sacramento Kings are still winless on the year after four games played, but their most recent showing at home against the Denver Nuggets easily showed the most promise. We discuss what was positively different,  Richaun Holmes and if he should start, Buddy Hield struggling to shoot, and team defensive rebounding. Then to bring some light to the show, we are joined by a huge Sacramento Kings' fan and comedian, Lance Woods!
October 30, 2019
POR & @UTA recaps, DEN preview
Three games are in the record books and the Sacramento Kings are still winless after Portland and Utah.  Where is the panic meter ranking now? How much is to blame on the players vs. the coaches? Are there any positive takeaways from the first three Sacramento showings?
October 28, 2019
Disheartening game one, Bagley injury, POR preview
Game one went as poorly as anyone could have imagined. We break down what we saw go wrong in game one, if we liked anything at all, and addressed the Walton rotations. With the news of Bagley being sidelined for 4-6 weeks, we talk about what that means for the Kings and what replacing his production will look like, along with previewing the home opener Friday night against Portland.
October 25, 2019
Hield deal, final roster moves, 10/23 PHX preview
Buddy Hield has agreed to an extension with the Sacramento Kings and we break down the base salary along with all of the additional incentives that are apart of that new contract. We also go over the final roster moves as the season finally begins and preview game one of the 2019-20 season in Phoenix.
October 23, 2019
Season Predictions w/ Tim Maxwell
With the regular season just right around the corner, we covered the Kings' awards with Tim Maxwell from Sactown Royalty. Who will be the Kings MVP, DPOY, MIP, and 6MOTY? We talked a bit more about the Buddy Hield contract extension situation, if could he be traded, and the likelihood of him signing an extension on Monday. Who is the most likely player to get traded mid-season and will Harry Giles play over 800 minutes? Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
October 21, 2019
Buddy Hield extension updates w/ Jason Anderson
Buddy Hield extension talks are heating up and we are joined by Jason Anderson of The Sac Bee to get his perspective on everything going on with the situation.  We also touch on Bogdanovic's extension on the table, the "mystery player", and Giles' health situation. 
October 18, 2019
How the Kings matchup against each team
We run through all the other 29 teams in the association and talk about how we think that the Kings matchup against each one of them individually. Let us know which matchups that you think are the most favorable or the most challenging.
October 16, 2019
Preseason Notes, Q&A, and Buddy extension talk
We recap the preseason home opener against the Phoenix Suns, got some questions that we answer from Kings' reddit and twitter, plus dive into the Buddy Hield extension talks that are going on. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there. 
October 14, 2019
Season Preview: LAL with Gary Kester
We are finally done with our season previews, all 29 teams, and we saved the worst for last! We are joined by Gary Kester of the Lakers Outsiders to talk the Los Angeles Lakers, their trade for AD and keeping Kuzma, what SAC can expect from Luke Walton, LAL's new coaching staff, what is their best lineup, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
October 11, 2019
Season Preview: TOR with Louis Zatzman
The defending champs are second to last on our season previews, and we are joined by Louis Zatzman of the Raptors Republic to talk how they bounce back from losing Kawhi and Green, developing guys with high success, expectations for next season, and more.
October 10, 2019
Season Preview: SAS with Bruno Passos
Could the Spurs be the team to fall out of the playoffs and allow Sacramento to end the drought? We are joined by Bruno Passos of Pounding The Rock to talk the Dejounte Murray's return and what it means for Derrick White, the Marcus Morris signing, an old-school type offense, and what life could be like post-Popovich in San Antonio. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
October 7, 2019
Preseason Recap: SAC 106, IND 130
Preseason game two in India was much less exciting than the first, but there still were some takeaways. Force feeding Marvin Bagley to start, Buddy Hield's passing, and a good look at the potential Stockton Kings. 
October 5, 2019
Preseason Recap: SAC 131, IND 132
Finally, some new Kings basketball! Preseason game one is a wrap from India against the Indiana Pacers. What other way to start than a thrilling overtime game, we break down what we say from individuals in their play, the new players, new coaching style and more from game one. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
October 4, 2019
Season Preview: POR with Erik Gundersen
We are joined by Erik Gundersen to talk about a team that was just in the Western Conference Finals last season, the Portland Trail Blazers. Do they belong in the top tier of the league? Is Zach Collins ready for a significant role? Can Hassan Whiteside have a breakout year in a new system? Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
October 2, 2019
Media Day Impressions
The season is finally around the corner! Rich was present at media day and we dive into everything notable that was said yesterday and what it means moving forward. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there!
September 28, 2019
Season Preview: PHI with Jackson Frank
One of the Eastern Conference favorites is next up for our season previews, and we are joined by Jackson Frank to dive into the Philadelphia 76ers. The aspects of their potentially elite defense, the switchability, replacing Butler with Richardson, staggering minutes, how the offense will function, and expectations for next season. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 27, 2019
Season Preview: MIA with Brandon Di Perno
Onto a team that made a single big move in the postseason in landing General Soreness himself, Jimmy Butler. The possibility of being an elite defense, optimistic talks of homecourt advantage come playoffs, Bam Adebayo and Justice Winslow having larger roles, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there and spread the word!
September 25, 2019
Season Preview: PHX with David Nash
Our season previews now move onto a familiar face that is in the same division as the Kings, the Phoenix Suns. We are joined by David Nash of the 7 Seconds or Less podcast to talk about some questionable offseason moves, the continued progression of Devin Booker, the new depth of the team, and of course, some Austin Rivers. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 23, 2019
Season Preview: WAS with Quinton Mayo
As we get closer to wrapping up these season previews we cover the Washington Wizards today with Quinton Mayo, of NBCS Washington. We talk AUSTIN RIVERS, moving on from Kelly Oubre, Otto Porter, and Tomas Satoransky, what to expect of Bradley Beal and Rui Hachimura, the role and chances that the various players they took flyers on will get. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there and leave a rating and review.
September 20, 2019
Season Preview: ORL with Aaron Goldstone
As we get closer to wrapping up our season previews, we are now onto a team that is similar to the Sacramento Kings but in the Eastern Conference, the Orlando Magic. They have an intriguing mix of young and veterans contributors, an insane amount of length, potentially a lack of creation, and why did they pick up the Markelle Fultz option? Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 18, 2019
Season Preview: OKC with Ben Mertens
We are onto another team that had massive roster turnover and drastically changed their trajectory, the Oklahoma City Thunder. We are joined by Ben Mertens, podcaster and writer for Welcome to Loud City, the Thunder SB Nation page. Be sure to follow us @Kings_Pulse on twitter.
September 16, 2019
Season Preview: UTA with Huu Tran
We break down another title contender that made some splashes this offseason, the Utah Jazz. We are joined by Huu Tran, host of the Hitting the High Notes podcast to break down the expectations for the individuals and team as a whole next season. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 13, 2019
Season Preview: MIN with Dane Moore
We are onto one of the teams likely to be competing for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference along w,ith the Kings, the Minnesota Timberwolves. We are joined by Wolves beat reporter Dane Moore to help us break down the interesting offseason for Minnesota. What didn't happen, the new culture of the revamped front office, more questions than answers, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 11, 2019
Season Preview: NYK with Jonathan Macri
We are joined by Jonathan Macri of the Knicks Film School to continue our offseason previews, onto New York. The expectations for RJ, how Fizdale will manage the loaded frontcourt, and more. Follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 9, 2019
Guest Appearance: Ranking positions with Nate Miller
Rich talked with Nate Miller, who did some amazing research on the league, about where the Kings players rank by position to their competition. Is De'Aaron Fox a top-10 point guard? Is it better to have depth or stars? Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 6, 2019
Season Preview: GSW with Daniel Hardee
We take short drive down South to the multiple time NBA champions with a new look roster in the Golden State Warriors. We are joined by Daniel Hardee of Golden State of Mind to look forward to next season and recap the offseason that left them with D'Angelo Russell in place of Kevin Durant.
September 4, 2019
Rotations with Tim Maxwell
Back to some Kings content, we use the new resource for creating rotations on Early Bird Rights to predict the rosters MPG with Tim Maxwell of Sactown Royalty. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
September 2, 2019
Season Preview: NOP with Oleh Kosel
One of the more exciting teams in the league that just landed the number one pick in the draft in Zion Williamson, we dive into the New Orleans Pelicans with Oleh Kosel of The Bird Writes of SB Nation.  How do the trade pieces from the Lakers fit in, how do they balance all of the guards on the roster, will Brandon Ingram resign next season, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 30, 2019
Guest Appearance: MEM with Mark King
We continue our season previews and have Mark King of Locked On Grizzlies join us to talk about Memphis's rebuild. The future duo of Jaren Jackon Jr. and Ja Morant, where does Brandon Clarke fit in, Tyus Jones compared to Delon Wright, and more. Be sure to check out the Locked On Grizzlies pod and follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 28, 2019
Guest Appearance: Matt George
It's time for some hot takes! We have Matt George, from KHTK and Locked On Kings join us and explain his background and path in media to getting to where he is now. Then, Rich and Brenden throw some takes at Matt and have him judge if they are mild, medium, or spicy. Some heads will surely turn from some of these takes. Be sure to check out the Locked On Kings podcast for great content and follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 26, 2019
Season Preview: IND with Ben Brown
The first team where we could not pick a player to take a step back, we covered the Indiana Pacers with Ben Brown of the 48 Minutes Network. We talk about the new major additions of Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, and T.J. Warren.  When to expect Victor Oladipo back, the loaded front court of Sabonis, Turner, and Bitadze, and more. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @KIngs_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 23, 2019
Season Preview: HOU with Jeremy Brener
One of the biggest moves this offseason was Austin Rivers resigning in Houston, and they traded for Russell Westbrook to pair with a previous teammate of his in James Harden. We talked with Jeremy Brener, of the Dream Shake, about the offseason and looking ahead to the future of the Rockets, Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 21, 2019
Guest Appearance: Morgan Ragan
We have Morgan Ragan, one of the broadcasters of the Stockton Kings and active member of the Sacramento Kings community, join us on the show today to get her background from high school basketball to beginning to cover the Kings. Was a great episode to have her insight on Stockton and how things are run in the G-League along with her interactions with the newest Kings' in Kyle Guy and Justin James. 
August 19, 2019
Season Preview: LAC with Nikki Kay
Another championship contender is up in the the new look Los Angeles Clippers with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. NIkki Kay of Spectrum LA joined us to shed some insight on the team last season and looking ahead with the new roster. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 17, 2019
Season Preview: MIL with KJ of IKE Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks ended the season last year with the best record in the regular season, but eventually fell to the eventual NBA champions in the Toronto Raptors. We talked with KJ of @IKE_Bucks about the offseason, the loss of Brogdon, replacing him with Matthews and Korver, Giannis still trending upwards, the resignings, and trophy expectations for next season. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 14, 2019
Guest Appearance: James Ham
James Ham of NBCS California joins us today to share some amazing insight from his near century covering the team, what feels different about this young core, the role of the new additions, Fox's massive impressions at the Team USA camp, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 12, 2019
Season Preview: DET with Kyle Brandon
Onto a team that has been a first round playoff exit for the last few years now, the Detroit Pistons.  We cover the idea of trading Drummond or Griffin, the feeling of being a bottom seeded playoff team regularly, what the future looks like with Sekou and Kennard, who is the backup Center on this team, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 9, 2019
Season Preview: BKN with Billy Reinhardt
We are joined by Billy Reinhardt of Nets Daily to talk about a roster with some of the highest turnover who also added two of the top free agents this offseason. We cover the fit of Irving next to Dinwiddie and LeVert, the center minutes distribution between Allen and Jordan, when to expect Durant back in the rotation, what to expect while he is out, and more. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 7, 2019
Season Preview: DAL with Brian Zilem
We have friend of the show, Brian Zilem of the Blue Hardwood Podcast, join us to talk about another up and coming team in the Dallas Mavericks. The ways Luka can take the next step, expectations for Porzingis in his return, revisiting the Harrison Barnes trade, who is the better team moving forward between Sacramento and Dallas, and more. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
August 6, 2019
Season Preview: DEN with Adam Mares
Onto what is one of the most exciting and promising young cores in the entire NBA in the Denver Nuggets, we are joined by Adam Mares, the site manager for the Denver Stiffs and host of the Locked On Nuggets podcast. We touch on if Jokic will ever win a MVP, the pros and cons of depth and continuity, deciding between Barton and Beasley, the addition of Jerami Grant, how Denver matches up against the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, LeBron James, and more. Be sure to follow us @KIngs_Pulse on twitter to interact with us there.
August 2, 2019
Season Preview: CLE with Justin Rowan
Onto yet another rebuilding team in the Cleveland Cavaliers with an amazing guest in Justin Rowan. Be sure to check out Justin's work at Fear The Sword and his podcast, The Chase Down Pod where he puts our consistent quality Cavaliers and general NBA content.  We cover the new duo in Sexton and Garland (Sexland), all of the expiring deals, where Cedi and Nance fit in, new coaching changes, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there.
July 31, 2019
Season Preview: CHI with Salim of Bulls Gold
Onto the Windy City and widely popular team that is the Chicago Bulls. They are in a situation similar to Sacramento and we brought in one of the hosts of the Bulls Gold podcast, Salim, to help us break down the team heading into next season and reflecting on the last. Also, listen until the end for the reveal of the final question in the Buddy Hield jersey giveaway and follow us on twitter to win @Kings_Pulse.
July 29, 2019
Season Preview: CHA with Jon DeLong
We moved onto the Charlotte Hornets as we continued our offseason breakdowns and season previews with Jon DeLong of At The Hive joining us for his insight on the team he writes for. We get his thoughts on Kemba walking for nothing, the Rozier contract, the young core moving forward, what the identity of the team is, and more. Thanks to Jon for joining us and be sure to follow us @Kings_Pulse on twitter in order to interact with us there.
July 26, 2019
Season Preview: BOS with Keith Smith
As we continue our season preview throughout the 29 other teams in the NBA, we talk with Keith Smith of CelticsBlog and YahooSports about Boston's offseason and what their expectations are next season after a major turnaround. Kyrie being replaced with Kemba, losing Horford, the young guys progression, Hayward still recovering, and more. We also give some details about the Buddy Hield jersey giveaway that we are doing at the end of the episode, so stay tuned for that! Thanks to Keith Smith for joining us.
July 24, 2019
Season Preview: ATL with Chris Kirschner
We are starting a new series of offseason recaps for the other 29 teams throughout the NBA and diving into what each of their offseason looked like as well as projecting into the 2019-20 season. We are going to roughly stick to alphabetical order and are startgin with Chris Kirschner, The Athletic cover for the Atlanta Hawks. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse and Chris as well for great Hawks' coverage, @ChrisKirschner.
July 22, 2019
Guest Appearance: Kenny (@IamKDiddy)
We spoke with Kenny, local radio host in Sacramento about him breaking the news of the Ariza signing, his thoughts on the best dressed players on the roster, who we expect to take a step up or down, where the minutes for Giles will come, and more. Be sure to follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us.
July 20, 2019
Which Contract Would You Rather Have?
We figured a good way to reflect on the recently signed contracts was to see which ones we preferred in a would you rather type game. We take an extended dive into new Kings additions, the entire league on which we would rather have on our roster and if we think they could get traded for one another. 
July 17, 2019
Guest Appearance: Brian Zilem
We are joined by a long-time friend of the podcast, Brian Zilem of the Blue Hardwood Podcast. Brian just returned home from Vegas for Summer League and shares his experiences Kings related and general NBA as well. We touch on the Tyler Lydon signing, the bottom of Sacramento's roster, the new challenge rule, and more.
July 15, 2019
Reviewing Signed Contracts
NBA free agency has slowed down finally and we review how our salary predictions compared to the deals that were actually signed throughout the league.  We first give our thoughts on Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul swapping places and the affect that has on Sacramento's playoff hopes. Did the Kings overpay for their players, spend about market value, or get any steals,  the best and worst deals that were inked,  and players that are still available that the Kings could look towards.
July 13, 2019
Q&A: Rotations
We take questions from Twitter (@Kings_Pulse),  the Kings subreddit, and anywhere else about summer league or the new roster. We dive into who we would like to see in various lineups, our minutes spread, lineups vs. the best in the league, and what contracts are the most tradable?
July 10, 2019
California Classic Recap w/ Blake Ellington
We have a guest join the show today who spent all of last season inside the locker room with the Kings and just was at the California Classic with Rich as well. We are able to dive into what Kings players are like behind the scenes, Kyle Guy and his struggles with anxiety, Justin James and Wenyen Gabriel, and altered exceptions heading into next season after a great free agency.
July 7, 2019
The New Playoff Battle
The Sacramento Kings have a simple goal, make the playoffs. All the changes that have altered the landscape of the NBA have a direct impact on if they can make that happen. We review all the changes that have happened in Free Agency, the draft, and any trades and see how we think Sacramento compares. We finish with giving our seeding predictions 1-15 for the Western Conference. Follow us on twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there!
July 4, 2019
Free Agency: Reactions
Holy crap, the Kings killed it. What an amazing free agency, turning the team around in 24 hours and not getting themselves stuck with any clearly terrible contracts just to pull people to the city. A defensive minded PG in Cory Joseph,  a veteran presence and 3&D wing in Trevor Ariza, a starting caliber big that does it all in Dewayne Dedmon, and some versatility and options at that Center positions in defensive player Richaun Holmes. Be sure to follow us @Kings_Pulse on twitter to give us your reactions to the madness!
July 2, 2019
Free Agency: Centers with Sanjesh
The starting Center position is wide open with Willie Cauley-Stein with one foot out the door and is easily the Kings biggest need during this offseason. They could decided between max money for Vucevic, right below max for Horford, or even less money for role players such as Dedmon or Lopez. Sanjesh of Sactown Royalty joins us as well to dive deep into the options for Kings this offseason at the 5. We also debut a new weekly segment titled 'Fan Fridays' to close the episode!
June 28, 2019
Free Agency: Power Forwards
W continue our run through the free agent market and are are onto the power forwards. We dive into every player entering free agency, their value, and potential fit on the Sacramento Kings roster. As we do in each of these Free Agency episodes, we close with choosing three offers that we would extend to players in this group. You can interact with us on twitter @Kings_Pulse and potentially be a part of our new upcoming segment, Fan Fridays.
June 27, 2019
Guest Appearance: CBA Breakdown with Jeff Seigel
The rules within the NBA's CBA get complex fast and only a few people truly understand it in depth. In this episode we get a chance to speak with someone that has a deep understanding in the topic and ask away. Be sure to follow @Jgsiegel on twitter along with @Kings_Pulse and for full cap breakdowns check out Jeff's website, Thanks for anyone who sent questions for us to ask Jeff and hope you learned something listening to this episode.
June 26, 2019
Free Agency: Small Forwards with Sanjesh
We have been going through each and every position on free agency and what player we think would work best in Sacramento, and today we are onto Small Forwards. We have Sanjesh from Sactown Royalty join us this episode since he has been searching for potential candidates in the wing role for a while now and we dive deep into the players. Be sure to follow us on twitter to interact with us there @Kings_Pulse
June 25, 2019
Guest Appearance: Greg of Sactown Royalty
We have a of the long time Kings fan and Sactown Royalty editor Greg on the show to join us to speak on all of the news heading into this busy week of basketball. Harrison Barnes opting out of his contract and what bringing him back looks like, WCS publicly saying he does not want to return to Sacramento, Joe Dumars and Igor Kokoskov hires, and more! Be sure to follow @Kings_Pulse on twitter to interact with us there and our guest as well @gwiss.
June 24, 2019
Draft Recap with Nate & Bryant
The Kings went into Thursday's draft with the 40th, 47th, and 60th picks and walked out with Justin James, Kyle Guy, and Vanja Marinkovic. We brought in some draft experts we have spoken to previously in Bryant West and Nate Miller. Be sure to follow us on twitter to interact with us @Kings_Pulse and follow our guests as well @journalistnate and @BSWest5.
June 21, 2019
Guest Appearance: Draft Preview with Nate Miller
We get constant questions about Thursday's upcoming draft and the current picks that the Sacramento Kings hold: 40, 47, and 60. It is insane how many candidates there are for these positions, so we brought in someone that knows all of the potential players better than we do/ Nate Miller (@journalistnate) helped us breakdown who he would like to see the Kings take at those positions or if they should explore obtaining more picks, trading up, or even trading a pick or two away. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Kings_Pulse to interact with us there!
June 19, 2019
Guest Appearance: Centers Talk with Tim Maxwell
Tim Maxwell of Sactown Royalty joins us today to speak on the potential free agent Centers that Sacramento could and should extend offers towards this upcoming offseason. Tim just wrote an amazing in-depth piece on Sactown Royalty that you should be sure to check out as we refer to it often in this epsiode. We also touched on how Tim feels on our prior free agent likes in other positions and we discuss how the Durant injury alters this offseason. Bei sure to follow @TimMaxwell22 and @Kings_Pulse on Twitter!
June 12, 2019
Free Agency: Shooting Guards
What is easily the least needed position for the Sacramento Kings this upcoming offseason, we dive into the free agent shooting guards. There are definitely some guys that full under this category that could fit on the team and fill a need, Danny Green being a big one. Let us know your thoughts on the players we touched on in this episode or anyone you may feel we have left out on twitter @Kings_Pulse
June 10, 2019
Special Guest: Robby of SactownRoyalty
Robby joins us on the show as we talk about Rich's big week and all the details of the jersey wedding, our first NBA game that we can recall, some of the history of how we got started in this field, and an overall fun and enjoyable conversation. Thanks to Robby for taking the time, and be sure to follow him @robbybiegler on Twitter.
June 7, 2019
Nets Crossover: Anthony Puccio of NetsDaily
We talked with Anthony Puccio of NetsDaily about the similarities between the Nets and Kings, D'Angelo Russell vs. De'Aaron Fox, the future of Russell, big time free agents headed to Brooklyn,  their upcoming free agents and how they relate to the Kings and much more. Thanks to Anthony for taking the time to come on the show, and be sure to give him a follow on Twitter @APOOCH.
June 5, 2019
Free Agency: Point Guards
The Sacramento Kings are in need of a backup point guard this offseason and there are plenty that will be in the free agency market. We broke down each point that intrigues us in any sort of way that we could see coming to Sactown in regards to money, strengths, weaknesses, wants, needs, and everything else there is to know. We will be doing these breakdowns for other positions needing of filling this upcoming offseason in the near future as well. Give us a follow @Kings_Pulse on Twitter and interact with us on there!
June 3, 2019
The Timeline to Contention
Sacramento have three new assistant coaches that we take a brief look at their coaching history to start the episode then move into talking about Toronto vs. Golden State. Our predictions for the series, what the Kings lack to play against this level talent, and what they can do to get there. We then move into how long until the Sacramento Kings are potential contenders to be playing basketball come June. What teams do we think will be relevant during that time, who is the core that will still remain wearing purple? Be sure to follow us @Kings_Pulse on Twitter and interact with us there, thanks for listening!
May 29, 2019
Player Breakdowns: Fox, Yogi, and Mason
We give our brief reactions to the Warriors-Raptors NBA Finals matchup, then hop right into our Kings point guard breakdowns, mainly featuring the future and current leader of Sacramento in De'Aaron Fox. Where would you rank Fox among the leagues top point guards, we could justify even playing him as high as top-five. Discussed if Yogi Ferrell and Frank Mason have a place on this roster next season, and if so what that would be. 
May 27, 2019
Guest Appearance: Will of Sactown Royalty
A game going around twitter of listing two players and deciding which of the two is the higher caliber NBA player made for a great podcast with special guest @WillofThaPeople from Sactown Royalty. We also speak about the recent All-NBA Team selections, potential fits for the Kings roster, and who would win in games of one-on-one. Thanks to Will for taking the time to speak with us in this podcast and be sure to give him a follow on twitter, along with the Kings Pulse podcast so we can interact with our listeners: @Kings_Pulse!
May 25, 2019
Free Agency: The Unheard Names
Everyone is consistently throwing around the same 10 or so names as free agent targets for the Sacramento Kings, when in reality, the pool of candidates goes much deeper than that. We dive into the names that we don't hear mentioned, some for good reason, but you could be surprised to see on the roster come next season, let us know your thoughts or anyone that interests you on Twitter @Kings_Pulse.
May 23, 2019
Player Breakdowns: Hield & Bogdanovic
We go in-depth on Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic in this episode, covering their stats, strengths & weaknesses, their dollar value of next season, and what we would like to see them improve upon. We also announce the winner of the giveaway that we have in celebration on reaching 5k total downloads on the podcast, thanks to every listener that has been apart of that!
May 21, 2019
Guest Appearance: Jillian Adge
We spoke with Jillian Adge, longtime Sacramento Kings fan, about some of her favorite Kings memories that she attended live, how Sacramento fans compare to other arenas, the needs for this offseason, names that are ideal to fill those holes and less talked of ones as well, and briefly touch on the NBA playoffs. Thanks to @JillAdge for coming onto the show!
May 17, 2019
Around The League: Lottery Results & Trade Hypotheticals
The entire landscape of the NBA has been flipped upside down by the New Orleans Pelicans landing the number one overall pick, almost certainly meaning Zion Williamson. Also, three of the top four teams are in the Western Conference which does not bode well for the Sacramento Kings future. We take a look at some trade hypotheticals as well that seem to all revolve around Bogdan Bogdanovic.
May 15, 2019
Where The Fans Stand - May
We spoke with nearly 15 different Kings fans to gauge how the fan-base is feeling about the roster from last season, the ideas for the offseason, hopes and expectations for the 2019-20 season, is Marvin Bagley a 4 or a 5, who will end up the better player; Marvin Bagley or De'Aaron Fox, and thoughts on the Kings Pulse Podcast. Big thanks to everyone that was spoke with me to make this episode possible, my favorite one yet.
May 11, 2019
Kings As Avengers & Their GoT Houses
We placed each of the Kings in GoT houses, and then had a guest on that knows the Avengers well to identify each of the Kings as a character in the Marvel Universe. Let us know if Brenden or Rich was more spot on with their comparisons and be sure to check of @Kings_Pulse on twitter to take place in our giveaway as a celebration of us reaching 5k total downloads
May 8, 2019
Breakdown Barnes + Brewer
We talked about the recent news around the NBA playoffs, are the shoes grey and teal or pink and white, and do a deep dive into the Small Forwards on the Kings roster from last season - Harrison Barnes and Corey Brewer.
May 7, 2019
Special Guest - Jason Jones
Spoke with Jason Jones, the Sacramento Kings cover for The Athletic, about the young core's roles next season, what they need to work on during this offseason individually, the offseason targets and order of priority, plus some music and new shoes.
May 4, 2019
Game Time - Free Agents
We turned this episode into a fun game, mainly focused around free agency. Getting each others initial reactions to player's names and then also some would you rather contracts in there as well. Higher ceiling: Bagley or Doncic? Tobias Harris or Marc Gasol? DeAndre Jordan or Willie Cauley-Stein. 
May 2, 2019
DeAndre Jordan + Breakdown of Bagley & Giles
We talk about hearing DeAndre Jordan's name thrown around often by names that are close to the organization, do our player breakdowns for Marvin Bagley III, Harry GIles,, touch on Nemanja Bjelica, and also through fan questions in our weekly Q&A segment.
April 30, 2019
Clippers Crossover - Talking Pat Bev
Joined by the host of the Clippers Pulse podcast, Adam, to get a feel on the market for my number one offseason target in Patrick Beverley, talk about the potential of trading Gallanari, this rookie class, competing for upcoming free agents this summer, and what next year's playoff race will look like. Thanks to Adam for taking the time, give him a follow @Clippers_Pulse and check out his podcast as well.
April 26, 2019
Draft Talk with Bryant of StR
We talked with Bryant, the draft expert of SactownRoyalty about all of the picks Vlade has made during his time in the front office, what was missed out on, grade each year specifically, impressions of the Bagley pick one year in, Fox pick after year two, and what to look for in this upcoming draft. Thanks to Bryant for talking with us and sharing his draft insight.
April 19, 2019
Dedmon Talk w/ Chris Kirschner of The Athletic
Brenden spoke with Chris Kirschner of the Athletic about the similarities between the Kings and Hawks teams with someone who is in the locker room and practice facilities of Atlanta often. Dove deep into Dedmon and what he brings on and off the court, All-Rookie Teams, Jeremy Lin, Fox/Bagley or Young/Collins, and more!
April 17, 2019
Walton + Breakdown of WCS & Koufos
We cover the Luke Walton hiring and how quickly that all became reality for Sacramento as well as start an offseason series of player breakdowns. Diving into player's seasons that just took place, where they can take that next step, their overall value, and their place on the team next season (if they have one). We also do our weekly /r/Kings Reddit Q&A to close out the podcast.
April 15, 2019
Coach Candidates & G-League Guys w/ Deuce Mason
We talked with Deuce Mason, who is the play-by-play announcer for the Stockton Kings and closely tied in with the team in Sacramento about all that has been going on in these last few hectic days. From Joerger being let go, Jason Jones articles giving insight, other coaching candidates, the G-League guys to watch for (Stockton Kings), and what his playoff team is moving forward.
April 12, 2019
Dave Joerger was let go... officially. The fans didn't want to see it happen, but hopefully we don't know the whole story and there were some behind the scenes issues that go deeper than the 48 minutes we saw 82 times this season. We give our initial reactions and cover what some of the fans are feeling.
April 11, 2019
40 Wins! (Minus One)
Brenden and Rich record live for the first time, right outside of the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. The Kings blowing a huge lead to the Blazers G-League roster, including Skal Labissiere, in the final game of the 2018-19 season. We cover the ups and downs of the season, our favorite moments, the picking of Bagley, and how enjoyable this entire season has been in general as a Sacramento Kings fan. 
April 11, 2019
Chasing 40 & Fan Q&A
Brenden and Rich touch on the recent struggles and the teams now chasing after that 40 win mark on the season with the final game in Portland and dive into plenty of questions from fans, mainly taken from Reddit (r/Kings). Interact with us there on our thread at the top of the subreddit or on twitter @Kings_Pulse to ask us questions for next weeks Q&A session! You can also now find this podcast on Podcoin, get paid while you listen!
April 9, 2019
Questioning SactownBabyGiraffe
Brenden had a conversation with Tim (SactownBabyGiraffe) of Sactown Royalty. Played a game where a stat from this season named and predicted higher/lower for next season, looked at the holes of the team, ideal free agent targets, ranked those targets, talked on the Kings young core compared to others such as Dallas, and more. Great episode, big thanks to Tim for taking the time to talk Kings on the episode.
April 5, 2019
HOU Recap, Bagley's Minutes, G-League Guys
Brenden and Rich recap what went wrong in the Houston match-up where the Kings got blown out, Marvin Bagley's rookie season role and minutes compared to the rest of his draft class and what his Dad has had to say, players to watch for in the G-League, and a hypothetical of Sacramento being in the playoffs this season (playoff match-ups and rotations). You can now find the podcast on the app Podcoin!
April 4, 2019
The Value of De'Aaron Fox
Brenden and Rich cover the two most recent games in Texas against Houston and San Antonio, how new expectations will effect the Kings next season, what players we would 1-for-1 swap with De'Aaron Fox right now, and a quick Q&A taken from the Kings subreddit.
April 2, 2019
Offseason Preview w/ Rich of SactownRoyalty
I talked with Rich of SactownRoyalty about what each player could do to improve over this offseason, what the Kings need to be looking for in free agency, and what players that we like to fill those roles. Thanks to Rich for taking the time, give him and myself a follow on twitter for regular, quality Kings content, @Kings_Pulse & @ivanowskinba
March 30, 2019