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Jordi Fernandez says Sabonis is setting a strong tone by playing through injury

Jan 6, 2023, 7:21 PM

Associate Head Coach Jordi Fernandez of the Sacramento Kings reacts to a timeout against the Denver...

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On Friday, Sacramento Kings associate head coach Jordi Fernandez joined Cattles & Ramie to recap the most recent home game, preview the upcoming matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers, and

Topics discussed include:

  • How Sacramento Kings assistant coach Jay Triano brings levity to the organization and why it is important to keep things light throughout an 82-game season

  • What didn’t go right in the last 90 seconds of Wednesday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks?
  • Why it’s important to learn from close losses and move on.
  • In the NBA, you’re always learning how to win close games.
  • The defense was below average in the team’s loss against the Hawks, but overall, it’s been better lately.
  • “If we want to be the team we want to be…we have to be better [at defense].”
  • Nearing the halfway point of the NBA’s season, protecting the paint and growth are at the top of the team’s development list.
  • The backup center position behind Domantas Sabonis has been a juggling act for much of the season. Jordi believes the guys behind Domas are the answer, but they can’t get comfortable.
  • How Sabonis is setting a strong tone for the rest of the team by playing through his injury
  • Does Keegan Murray need more touches, and if so, how hard is it to accomplish this with a strong offensive lineup?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Jordi.

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