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The Kings Herald Show | A Sacramento Kings podcast featuring Jerry Reynolds
69 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Breaking down Luke Walton‘s hot seat, and how the Kings can improve from here with Jerry Reynolds
Drama is back in Sacramento following a report from Sam Amick and Shams Charania in The Athletic detailing Luke Walton's future as head coach of the Kings, and it sounds like his tenure could be coming to an end sooner than anticipated. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk all about that report and more in this episode of The Kings Herald Show. Timestamps: (1:55) Is it too soon to freak out about the Sacramento Kings? (4:30) Have the Kings lived up to expectations thus far? (9:30) Can the Kings be a playoff team with Chimezie Metu in the starting lineup? (15:15) Is De’Aaron Fox back? (20:00) Are you worried about the fit between Fox and Tyrese Haliburton? (25:00) What do the Kings need to do to improve over the next two weeks? (33:00) Luke Walton is reportedly on the hot seat. Is it justified? (48:40) How much blame does Monte McNair deserve for Luke Walton’s tenure as Kings head coach? (53:30) The Marvin Bagley conversation, part I Lost Count
61 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Jerry Reynolds breaks down the first two weeks of the Sacramento Kings season
The Kings Herald Show is back with some regular season basketball to talk about! The Sacramento Kings are 3-3 with big wins over some of the better teams in the NBA, but De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton are struggling. How long can Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes hold it together while Fox and Hali try to break out of their slumps? Listen to Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break it all down on this episode of The Kings Herald Show. Timestamps: (1:20) First impressions on the 2021-22 Sacramento Kings season (10:40) How is Moe Harkless working out in the starting lineup? (12:00) Why is De’Aaron Fox struggling to start the season? (21:30) Why is Tyrese Haliburton also struggling to start the season? (26:30) Breaking down the first 6 games of Davion Mitchell’s NBA career (32:00) How does the Buddy Hield sixth man experience look so far? (35:30) Are the Kings playing like a play-in/playoff team overall? (46:50) What do we need to see from the Kings over the next two weeks of basketball?
75 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
2021-22 Sacramento Kings Season Preview with Jerry Reynolds
The 2021-22 Sacramento Kings season is finally here. Listen to Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down all the headlines and notes heading into the first week of the NBA regular season in Sacramento. Timestamps: (1:00) Did the Kings do anything in the preseason to give you optimism heading into the regular season? (8:24) Marvin Bagley’s availability and expectations heading into the regular season. (21:00) What if the Kings start slow due to a difficult opening schedule? (41:30) How many games do you think the Kings will win this season? (45:00) NBA Award predictions (1:05:00) Which young Kings player besides Tyrese Haliburton will have a breakout year? (1:11:40) Reynolds Wrap
56 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Sacramento Kings Preseason Preview with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras returns to talk Sacramento Kings preseason basketball, expectations, lineups, rotations, goals, predictions, and more! Timestamps: (2:00) What does a GM and head coach look for in the preseason? (3:15) What should we expect from more established players like Fox and Haliburton in the preseason? (4:00) Do preseason expectations change for less established players? (5:30) How important is the 2021 preseason for Marvin Bagley? (8:55) Should Kings fans buy into the training camp hype? (12:00) Will Monte McNair look to make a big move before the season starts? (16:00) Is this roster well balanced like Monte McNair suggests? (20:00) How much of the three guard lineups will we actually see this season? (27:20) What can we expect from Davion Mitchell in his rookie season? (39:10) How good can Tyrese Haliburton be? (43:40) What would make this a successful season for the Sacramento Kings?
70 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Training camp preview and ‘30 Questions‘ with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show returns just as your Sacramento Kings arrive in town for training camp and media day to take an early look at the 2021-22 season. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras answer several questions from our annual September '30 Questions' series highlighting some of the most pressing topics that could make or break an important season of basketball in Sacramento. Timestamps: (1:50) Jerry Reynolds’ take on offseason #musclewatch and what the Kings are working on right now. (10:20) What do you look for heading into media day, training camp, and the preseason? (12:20) Should the Kings be focusing on acquiring talent, or building culture? (16:15) Will the Kings be an average defensive team this year? (21:50) Can Davion Mitchell win a Defensive Player of the Year award at some point during his career in the NBA? (26:40) Which young Kings can earn a spot in the rotation this season? (31:30) Is Marvin Bagley’s time with the Kings finished? (39:00) How long will Luke Walton be coach of the Sacramento Kings? (44:00) Chris Webber, Rick Adelman, and Yolanda Griffith get inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. (58:30) Jerry Reynolds shares some of his favorite Bill Russell stories
86 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Jerry Reynolds answers your questions about life, basketball, and the Sacramento Kings
The Kings Herald Show is back with a bonus special Ask Jerry Anything episode of the podcast. The real NBA offseason is finally here, and with no games, draft, or free agency to discuss, we opened up the podcast to members of the online Kings community so they could ask Jerry Reynolds whatever their heart desires. Hear Jerry Reynolds tell the story behind his catchphrase "Holy Moley Jimbob Boley", what he thinks makes a good color commentator, his relationship with Ricky Berry, thoughts on a Ben Simmons trade, if "Hoosiers" did a good job depicting small-town Indiana in the 1950s, if cereal is a soup, if the Kings ever asked him to paint a rosier picture of the franchise than the roster and play dictated, and a whole lot more. This was a fun one. You can support independent Sacramento Kings coverage at The Kings Herald by subscribing to our Patreon at Patreon.com/kingsherald. Thank you for listening, and thank you for your continued support.
61 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Kings summer league championship celebration and offseason breakdown with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show returns with a SUMMER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP (!!!) to discuss. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down Bobby Jackson's run to a summer league title with the young Kings, where some of these young players fit on the 2021-22 regular season roster, and the work Monte McNair still needs to do to turn the Kings into a real playoff threat. Timestamps: (1:30) Jerry Reynolds breaks down the summer league. (2:40) Jahmi'us Ramsey’s emergence. (4:50) Expectations for Davion Mitchell coming off a summer league MVP. (13:30) Does Louis King have a future in the NBA? (16:05) Where does Robert Woodard go from here after a rough run in summer league? (30:55) On Bobby Jackson’s impressive run coaching the summer Kings. (38:15) Thoughts on the 2021-22 Kings regular season schedule. (50:20) Has Monte McNair built a playoff roster in the Western Conference?
85 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Davion Mitchell is a King, Richaun Holmes is back, and summer league talk with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show is back for another episode, and the old basketball team in Sacramento gave Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras plenty to talk about this week. We've got the NBA Draft, free agency, trades, summer league, and more on the latest episode of The Kings Herald Show! Timestamps: (1:08) On Davion Mitchell and the 2021 NBA Draft. (9:05) On Neemias Queta and where he fits on the Kings. (21:55) Richaun Holmes re-signs with the Kings. (24:05) Breaking down the Tristan Thompson trade. (35:30) Moe Harkless, Terence Davis, and Alex Len return to Sacramento. (39:00) Will Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley be traded before the season starts? (47:22) Pascal Siakam vs. Ben Simmons, who you got? (106:40) Breaking down the California Classic.
106 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Sacramento Kings 2021 NBA Draft Preview Extravaganza with Jerry Reynolds and Kings Pulse
It's NBA Draft week! On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras are joined by Kings Pulse hosts Brenden Nunes and Bryant West to help break down everything you need to know heading into Thursday's NBA Draft. Timestamps: (2:20) What is Monte McNair doing right now in preparation for the 2021 NBA Draft? (4:50) The case for Moses Moody (10:00) The case for Franz Wagner (23:50) The case for Davion Mitchell (29:00) The case for Alperen Sengun (40:40) What are some of the under-reported potential draft picks for the Kings? (50:00) The Jonathan Kuminga conundrum (1:18:15) Discussing some potential trade out options, and the value of the #9 pick (1:21:30) Favorite potential 2nd round pick selections
71 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
The latest Kings draft and free agency news, rumors, and notes with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show is back to break down all the latest news and rumors heading into draft and free agency season for your Sacramento Kings. On the podcast this week, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talk about how the Kings are conducting pre-draft workouts, who they might select on draft night, Terence Davis' contract negotiations, and more. Timestamps: (1:20) Why are the Kings being so secretive about their pre-draft workouts this year? (9:30) Draft rumors and draft promises. (16:40) If the Kings trade their first round draft pick, are any of the reportedly available players a good fit? (30:25) Terence Davis is a restricted free agent and wants to get paid this summer. Should the Kings bring him back? (34:45) NBA Finals analysis and predictions. (49:00) Team USA’s struggles and Olympic basketball talk. (57:45) Early prediction: Assuming nobody unexpected slides, who will the Kings select 9th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft?
62 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
2021 NBA Draft talk and trading for Ben Simmons with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show returns with Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras talking about some early 2021 NBA Draft crushes, potential trades for the 9th overall pick, and how the Kings can acquire seemingly available Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons. (2:15) Who do you like for the Kings at 9th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft? (9:45) Do the Kings need to hit a home run in the draft? (14:50) Should the Kings trade their 2021 pick for a win-now veteran? (16:30) The prospects of trading for Ben Simmons (26:10) The latest Marvin Bagley social media drama, and if it’s time for the Kings to move on. (36:50) Breaking down all the recent NBA coaching hires. (50:30) Patreon Question of the Week
76 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Are there reasons for optimism in Sacramento heading into an ultra-important offseason for the Kings?
The Kings Herald Show returns without any Sacramento Kings basketball to talk about, but Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras discuss some recent comments from Charles Barkley, fake Kristaps Porzingis trades, Marvin Bagley's offseason plans, the NBA's coaching carousel, the NBA playoffs, and more. Timestamps (1:40) Is there any reason to be optimistic about the future of the Sacramento Kings, despite what Charles Barkley says? (6:10) Is current Kings management good enough to turn this franchise around? (12:50) Should the Kings pursue an often-speculated Kristaps Porzingis trade? (19:35) Marvin Bagley’s offseason plans. (26:26) The NBA’s coaching carousel. (100:00) NBA Playoff talk.
72 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Monte McNair's big summer, Luke Walton's big win, and Kings offseason talk with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show is back with another episode breaking down all the latest Sacramento Kings news and notes. On this episode of TKHS featuring Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras, the crew talks about Monte McNair's bold decision to bring back Luke Walton, and all the big decisions he's facing heading into a massive offseason for the organization. TIMESTAMPS: (1:50) Do you agree with Monte McNair’s decision to keep Luke Walton? (5:30) How do you determine if a head coach should stay or go? (11:00) How much credit should Luke Walton and the Kings get for how they finished the season? (19:30) Is ‘continuity’ a good argument for keeping Luke Walton? (24:45) Will Luke Walton lead the Kings to the NBA Playoffs like Monte McNair predicted? (31:20) Will the Kings trade their 2021 first round pick to improve the roster this summer? (41:30) How important is re-signing Richaun Holmes in the offseason? (49:30) Do the Kings need to swing for the fences, or will smaller moves make them good enough to reach the playoffs? (56:50) 2021 NBA Playoff talk (1:02:00) Patreon Question of the Week
103 minutes | May 18, 2021
End of Season Review and How The Kings Build a Playoff Team with Jerry Reynolds
The Sacramento Kings' season may be over, but The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds is back! On this episode of the podcast, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down the entirely of the 2020-21 season including what went right, what went wrong, and where the Kings go from here heading into a massively important offseason for the organization. Timestamps: (2:25) Did the Kings underachieve this season? (10:20) Do you think the Kings and Monte McNair consider this season a success? (16:40) Everything is not bad. (21:00) What do the Kings need to do to compete for the playoffs next season? (28:00) Do the Kings need a tougher head coach? (33:00) How can Monte McNair improve the toughness of his roster? (39:00) Should the Kings use their draft pick to significantly improve the roster via trade, or continue to rebuild through the draft? (42:00) Who should the Kings target in a theoretical blockbuster trade? (55:26) Predicting Buddy Hield’s future with the Kings. (57:14) Predicting Richaun Holmes’ future with the Kings. (105:35) Predicting Luke Walton’s future with the Kings. (123:25) Jerry Reynolds on the NBA Hall of Fame class of 2021.
66 minutes | May 4, 2021
The end of the 2020-21 Sacramento Kings season, and looking ahead with Jerry Reynolds
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down the final stretch of Kings games in the 2020-21 NBA season, and look ahead to the future of Kings basketball next season as Monte McNair navigates a very, very important offseason for this organization. Timestamps: (2:00) What can we learn, if anything, from the final 8 Kings games this season? (6:00) Will Luke Walton commit to playing the youth at the end of the Kings roster for big minutes down the stretch? (8:15) Tyrese Haliburton's strong play as the lead guard for the Sacramento Kings. (18:00) Will Buddy Hield still be a member of the Sacramento Kings next season, and how does he fit with Fox and Haliburton moving forward? (27:00) Why are the Kings able to sweep a good team like Mavericks, but can't beat up on bad teams like the Pistons? (34:50) Is the NBA's new play-in playoff system fair, and something they should continue to do in the future? (44:00) Parity in the NBA today heading into the 2021 playoffs.
81 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
The Big Tank Podcast with Jake Fischer and Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show is back with an episode dedicated to one of the big talking points in Sacramento right now: Tanking. Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, Tony Xypteras, and Built To Lose author Jake Fischer break down Sacramento's failed rebuild attempts, tell some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from the Vivek Ranadivé era, and discuss the merits of tanking in the NBA. Timestamps: (4:15) Are the Kings tanking, or are they just bad? (5:45) The 2013 NBA Draft nightmare (10:50) Behind-the-scenes details from the Marvin Bagley draft (16:45) DeMarcus Cousins’ treatment of former Kings rookies (23:15) Challenges of the George Karl era (32:30) Vivek Ranadive’s secret weapon (34:15) The Sam Hinkie conversation (48:50) “The 2nd Draft” (58:00) Are the current-era Sacramento Kings in a good position long-term? (102:00) Is there a tanking problem in the NBA today? How would you fix it?
69 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
The Streaky Sacramento Kings and Play-In Talk with Jerry Reynolds
The Kings Herald Show is back with a breakdown of Monte McNair's first trade deadline as general manager of the Sacramento Kings, along with a lengthy discussion on the play-in game, with Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras. Timestamps: (1:30) Trade deadline analysis (6:40) What happened with DaQuan Jeffries? (9:10) Can Damian Jones help the frontcourt? (12:45) Where are the Kings headed, both short and long term? (18:15) Is De’Aaron Fox the key to the Kings’ success? (27:50) Why are the Kings so inconsistent? (32:00) Why are the Kings still so bad on defense? (36:20) Is it weird that Marvin Bagley isn’t currently with the team? (41:00) If Marvin Bagley returns this season, what will his role be? (43:00) How can the Kings re-sign Richaun Holmes in the offseason? (101:20) Patreon Question of the Week
89 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
NBA Trade Deadline Preview and the New Kings Starting Lineup with Jerry Reynolds
NBA Trade Deadline week is here! On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down how the Kings have played since the All-Star Break, and how Luke Walton's new starting lineup has performed thus far, in addition to a full Sacramento Kings trade deadline preview. TIMESTAMPS: (2:05) How have the Kings played since the All-Star break? (3:30) Breaking down the Luke Walton’s new starting lineup. (5:05) Are the Kings improving on defense? (10:12) Will the Kings make a significant trade by the deadline? (13:00) Will the Celtics trade for Harrison Barnes? (24:00) What teams could make a competitive offer for Buddy Hield or Harrison Barnes? (29:00) Do the Kings need to make a trade in order to re-sign Richaun Holmes in the offseason? (33:33) Is Vivek Ranadive still involved in basketball decisions? (39:30) Tank Till You Stank. (44:40) Jerry Reynolds, on his experiences running and working in an NBA front office. (109:30) Trade Deadline Predictions.
89 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Luke Walton's job security and the Sacramento Kings 'Gap Year' with James Ham and Jerry Reynolds
NBC Sports' James Ham joins Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras on The Kings Herald Show this week to deep-dive the Luke Walton situation, and break down how the Kings have performed both on and off the court through the first half of the 2020-21 NBA season. Timestamps: (2:25) The Luke Walton job security conversation (15:15) Will Luke Walton be the head coach of the Sacramento Kings next season? (24:30) Who is on the trade block as the March 25 trade deadline approaches? (34:25) How much power does Joe Dumars have in the Kings organization? (39:06) Are you optimistic about the future of the Sacramento Kings under Monte McNair’s leadership? (44:05) Should Monte McNair be more available to the media for questioning? (59:45) What lessons should the Kings learn from the last 14 years of unparalleled coaching turnover? (1:09:13) Why are so many fans ready to move on from Luke Walton? (1:19:05) Patreon Question of the Week
87 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Why the Kings are losing a ton of games, and where they go from here with Jerry Reynolds
After winning 7 of 8 games just a couple of weeks ago, the Sacramento Kings went full Kangz in February, including their longest losing streak of the season. Why did the Kings seemingly go from good to terrible in an instant? Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras break down how the Kings' season started falling apart on this episode of The Kings Herald Show. Timestamps: - (3:25) What the hell happened to the Sacramento Kings? - (11:30) What is an acceptable loss? The Philadelphia 76ers game. - (14:00) What went wrong vs. the Orlando Magic and Tyrese Haliburton's start at point guard. - (22:00) Falling apart vs. the Memphis Grizzlies and Luke Walton's bizarre rotation choices. - (31:00) Disappointing performances by the Kings' key players vs. the Brooklyn Nets. - (33:35) The Kings haven't been competitive when Richaun Holmes isn't playing. - (38:30) Should Tyrese Haliburton start? - (43:00) What went wrong in the dreadful Miami Heat loss? - (54:50) DaQuan Jeffries is earning more playing time. - (103:30) Have there been any positive developments during the losing streak? - (109:15) Where do the Kings go from here? - (115:00) Patreon Question of the Week.
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