SACRAMENTO KINGS

Kevin Huerter breaks down first Kings season with JJ Redick

May 19, 2023, 11:12 AM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 30: Kevin Huerter #9 of the Sacramento Kings celebrates a three-p...

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

After finishing his first year with the Sacramento Kings, sharpshooting guard Kevin Huerter sat down with former NBA guard JJ Redick on The Old Man and the Three podcast with JJ Redick & Tommy Alter to break down a memorable 2022-23 season.

During the 37-minute interview, Huerter dives into all aspects of Sacramento’s impressive season, including the Beam, ‘Headband Huerter’, playing for Mike Brown, and what making the playoffs meant for this city and fanbase.

In his first season with the Kings, Huerter established career-highs in points per game (15.2), field goal percentage (48%), three-point field goal percentage (40%), and made three-point field goals (205).

Editor’s Note: the following video contains adult language. Viewer and listener discretion is advised.

YouTube video

Topics Discussed

  • JJ talks about the ongoing ‘animosity’ between himself and Kings fans
  • How long did it take for Kevin to realize that Sacramento fans are different?
  • “It was a special year. Hopefully that energy continues year after year.”
  • Will the beam every be retired?
  • What was it like for Huerter to rock the headband for the whole season?
  • Kevin talks about what it’s like to play for head coach Mike Brown
  • Huerter says Brown is hard on star guard De’Aaron Fox
  • Diving into how Sacramento’s top-ranked offense worked this season
  • Kevin talks about the dribble-hand-off dynamic between himself and Domantas Sabonis
  • How did Golden State slow down the Kings offense during the NBA Playoffs?
  • When did Sacramento begin to build momentum this season after being looked at as an afterthought for so long?
  • Was this season a success or failure?

Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule

  • Thursday, June 22– 2023 NBA Draft
  • Friday, June 30– Free Agent negotiating period begins
  • Thursday, July 6– Free Agents can begin signing deals
  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– Sacramento Kings training camp begins

Thank you for reading SactownSports.com. Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Newsletter

Sacramento Kings

Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings warms up before the game against the Portland Trail Bl...

Brenden Nunes

Sean Cunningham discusses his interview with Domantas Sabonis

FOX 40'S Sean Cunningham joined Stiles & Watkins Friday to discuss his conversation with Domantas Sabonis changing his jersey number.

1 day ago

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 25: Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after the Ki...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Domantas Sabonis changes jersey number to honor father

Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis will change his jersey number to honor his father and Hall of Fame center Arvydas Sabonis.

1 day ago

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles the ball against the Wash...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Vote: Will Malik Monk re-sign with the Sacramento Kings?

NBA free agency will begin on Sunday, June 30th. Will Malik Monk re-sign with the Sacramento Kings or go elsewhere for more money?

1 day ago

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - MARCH 01: Trey Lyles #41 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball against th...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Trey Lyles eyeing spot on Canada men’s Olympics Basketball roster

Sacramento Kings forward Trey Lyles is reportedly looking to secure a spot on the Canada men's basketball roster for the 2024 Olympic Games.

1 day ago

Sasha Vezenkov #7 of the Sacramento Kings looks on in the third quarter against the Utah Jazz at Go...

Brenden Nunes

The latest on Sasha Vezenkov and the Sacramento Kings

On Thursday's edition of Stiles & Watkins, the guys dove into the latest with Sasha Vezenkov and his current status with the Kings.

2 days ago

A general view before Game Three of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas M...

Brenden Nunes

Jerry Reynolds shares his perspective on the recent state of the Sacramento Kings

Former Sacramento Kings GM and head coach Jerry Reynolds joined The Drive Guys to discuss the recent state of the NBA Finals.

2 days ago

Kevin Huerter breaks down first Kings season with JJ Redick