Anthony Slater thinks the Kings have the ‘perfect system’ for Sasha Vezenkov
Jul 20, 2023, 1:13 PM | Updated: 1:15 pm
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Anthony Slater, Warriors’ beat writer for The Athletic, joined Whitey & Watkins Thursday to talk about his interview with Kings’ general manager Monte McNair, what stood out from the pieces and other news surrounding Sacramento heading into the 2023-24 season. Plus, why is the front office so high on European prospect Sasha Vezenkov?
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“I don’t want to say [Vezenkov] stumbled into a system that is perfect for him, but you know, rebuilt around Mike Brown and with the [Domantas Sabonis] trade… [Sacramento] completely remade their offense into an offense that they believe, it fits him perfectly. He had like 275 points on 26 dribbles, it’s a little Klay Thompson-like. He’s a back-door cutter, catch and shoot guy, on the move, and he’s big, they’re [complete] at the wing. I don’t think he’s gonna solve their wing defense problems, but I do think he’s gonna fit really nicely into their offense.”
Additional topics discussed include:
- What was surprising about the Monte McNair interview?
- Are the Kings high on Sasha Vezenkov?
- Are there starting spots up for grabs next season?
- Were the Kings interested in Draymond Green in free agency?
- How big of a jump can Keegan Murray take in Year 2?
- Did the Kings’ leap last season caught them by surprise?
- Could there be a big move down the line?
- Slater’s thoughts on the Sabonis extension
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