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The Kings Herald Show | A Sacramento Kings podcast featuring Jerry Reynolds
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.
76 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Jerry Reynolds details how the Sacramento Kings turned their season around
Jerry Reynolds and The Kings Herald's Will Griffith and Tony Xypteras return for your regularly scheduled Kings talk with some unexpected but welcomed positivity! De'Aaron Fox appears to be taking a real leap, Tyrese Haliburton looks like the Rookie of the Year, Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes are playing the best basketball of their lives, and Sacramento's basketball team is winning a lot of games. Good stuff all around.Timestamps: (2:15) Why have the Kings been playing so well recently?(4:30) How much credit does Luke Walton deserve for the Kings’ recent success?(10:45) Is the Kings’ good play sustainable?(21:30) Are we witnessing the beginning of De’Aaron Fox’s rise to NBA stardom?(33:15) On the Kings’ locker room chemistry(44:45) Will the Kings remain in the playoff conversation all season?(51:15) At what point should the Kings look for trade opportunities(108:35) Patreon Question of the Day
72 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Hasan Minhaj on his life as a celebrity Sacramento Kings fan, with Jerry Reynolds on The Kings Herald Show
The Kings Herald Show is back with a special interview featuring comedian, writer, actor, and most importantly, lifelong Sacramento Kings fan - Hasan Minhaj! We also had The Kings Herald's own Kevin Fippin jump on the podcast with Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras this week to talk with Minhaj about his early life growing up in the Sacramento area, and his rise to becoming the most famous and outspoken celebrity Kings fan going right now.Timestamps: (4:20) Hasan Minhaj, on growing up a Sacramento Kings fan(12:40) The important role sports plays in civic pride(15:40) Hasan Minhaj, on being the biggest celebrity Kings fan right now(21:15) Sacramento as a free agent destination(25:15) Hasan Minhaj, on being at All-Star Weekend when DeMarcus Cousins was traded(30:50) Presenting Hasan Minhaj with a gift from Jerry Reynolds and The Kings Herald(36:55) Hasan Minhaj, on defending his Sacramento Kings fandom(40:35) What do the Kings have to do to finally make the playoffs?(42:30) The Luka Doncic conversation(56:30) Buddy Hield’s future in Sacramento, and Tyrese Haliburton's ROTY campaign(1:03:30) The toughest competitors in the NBA today
71 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
The Kings are on a historically bad defensive run. Is it time to make a change?
On The Kings Herald Show this week, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras give their impressions on the first month of the 2020-21 NBA season, and break down a historically bad stretch of defense from your 5-8 Sacramento Kings. Timestamps: (2:00) The 2020-21 Kings are a historically bad defensive team(7:30) What changes should Luke Walton make in the starting lineup or rotation?(11:05) Richaun Holmes appreciation(13:30) Mavin Bagley progress report(24:00) How can the Kings fix their defensive issues?(31:00) At what point should the Kings bench veterans and play the kids?(33:45) Harrison Barnes is having the best season of his career(45:00) Should the Kings expect more out of De’Aaron Fox?(50:20) Do the Kings have a toughness problem?(102:00) Patreon Question of the Week
69 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
Breaking down the start of the Sacramento Kings season with Jerry Reynolds
On The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds this week, Jerry, Will, and Tony break down the first couple of weeks of regular season basketball for the Sacramento Kings, including Tyrese Haliburton's emergence, Marvin Bagley's struggles, and De'Aaron Fox's important year coming off his max contract signing. Timestamps: (1:45) What has been surprising about the start of the 2020-21 season for the Kings?(4:20) A discussion on how the Kings are playing this season stylistically with low 3-point volume and a slow pace with emphasis on controlling the paint. (11:00) Jerry Reynold’s insight on opening nights in Sacramento history, including the debut of LeBron James.(19:30) Analysis on Tyrese Haliburton’s first 5 games as an NBA player. (29:00) The positives and negatives of Marvin Bagley’s start to the season, and how the Kings should handle his playing time.(49:00) Is De’Aaron Fox playing like a max player yet?(57:30) Patreon question of the week regarding the infamous Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.
77 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Sacramento Kings Preseason Review with Jerry Reynolds
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show featuring Jerry Reynolds, Jerry, Will, and Tony review the Sacramento Kings preseason, and preview the upcoming 2020-21 NBA regular season. (1:30) General observations about the how the Kings played in the preseason. (7:00) Is there any reason to be worried about De'Aaron Fox after a rough preseason performance? (12:30) Did Kyle Guy earn regular season minutes with his strong preseason play? (17:30) How did Buddy Hield look in his return to the starting lineup? (24:30) Did any bench players before above expectations? (36:00) Regular season predictions (52:00) NBA award predictions
57 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Breaking down everything the Sacramento Kings did in free agency with Jerry Reynolds
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras review everything Monte McNair and the Sacramento Kings did in free agency, including losing Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Atlanta Hawks, signing Hassan Whiteside, Frank Kaminsky, and Glen Robinson III, along with a training camp and 2020 NBA preseason preview.
61 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
2020 NBA Draft recap and the Bogdan Bogdanovic saga with Jerry Reynolds
On this episode of The Kings Herald Show, Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras breakdown an eventful week for the Sacramento Kings, including the 2020 NBA Draft and the beginning of free agency. How does Tyrese Haliburton fit with De'Aaron Fox and the Kings? What can we expect from 2nd round picks Robert Woodard II and Jahm'ius Ramsey? Where do the Kings go from here with Bogdan Bogdanovic following a failed sign + trade with the Milwaukee Bucks? Listen to all of that and more in episode 2 of The Kings Herald Show, featuring Jerry Reynolds.
46 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
2020 NBA Draft preview and analysis with Jerry Reynolds
Will Griffith, Jerry Reynolds, and Tony Xypteras preview the 2020 NBA Draft with a look at some of the players the Sacramento Kings should consider on draft night, and some behind-the-scenes draft notes and analysis from Jerry's 35-year career with the organization. Timestamps:1:45 — Jerry Reynolds, on the entire draft process14:35 — Rundown of players we like in the 2020 NBA Draft23:40 — Draft strategy and best player available vs. fit29:23 — Bad draft day trades in Kings history33:00 — A timely discussion about Beno Udrih36:15 — Should the head coach have a voice in the draft process?40:00 — Patreon question of the week43:30 — Reynolds Wrap Up Visit The Kings Herald for more independent coverage of the Sacramento Kings. You can support the site on Patreon here.You can find us on Twitter @TheKingsHerald, @WillOfThaPeople, @TonyXypteras.
1 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Introducing The Kings Herald Show, featuring Jerry Reynolds!
The Kings Herald Show is a new bi-weekly podcast about the Sacramento Kings featuring fresh insights and old stories from Sacramento sports icon Jerry Reynolds, along with The Kings Herald’s own Will Griffith and Tony Xypteras. Join Jerry, Will, and Tony as they talk about current Kings news coupled with fascinating inside stories from Reynolds’ illustrious 35-year career with the organization.
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