Ian Eagle says Keon Ellis is an example of being in the right NBA situation

Apr 19, 2024, 3:05 PM

Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles during the second half against the New York Knicks ...

Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 04, 2024 in New York City. The Knicks won 120-109. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

What’s the vibe ahead of the Kings’ must-win play-in contest against the Pelicans? The man on the call, Ian Eagle, gives his thoughts before Friday night.

Calling the Kings-Pelicans play-in game Friday, Ian Eagle, joined The Drive Guys to talk about the upcoming play-in matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings. They also discussed the absence of Zion Williamson for New Orleans, where the game of basketball is going, and the rise of Keon Ellis. Plus, is a beignet just a donut hole?

All that and more on Sactown Sports.

“[Keon Ellis is] a great story. I had a bunch of Alabama games when he was there, and he was a nice player, but he was not earmarked for NBA success,” Ian Eagle said Friday. “That’s a prime example of the right team, the right opportunity, and the right development, coming together. And now a player that could have a 10-to-12-year NBA career, that was an afterthought coming out of college.”

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Additional topics discussed include:

  • Ian Eagle recaps calling the 2024 NCAA Men’s Tournament and what stood out
  • What is the vibe around New Orleans with Zion Williamson out tonight?
  • How big of a loss is Zion?
  • Is a beignet just a donut hole?
  • Do games come down to only three-pointers nowadays?
  • Do role players play as big of a part in a team’s success as the starters in must-win games?
  • Ian’s thoughts on why Keon Ellis has thrived with the Kings
  • Why have the Pelicans struggled at home?
  • Do the Pelicans have a loud fanbase?
  • Is the East the Celtics to lose this year?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Ian Eagle.

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