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When the Kings go to their bench players, the style of play resembles what coach Dave Joerger wants from his team this season. The pace picks up, the ball moves more, and they usually spark a team that can appear disinterested to start games. The problem is the Kings aren’t seeing that effort from their starters.
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The NBA is about the 3-point shot and getting into the paint. But here’s DeRozan, Toronto’s All-Star guard, taking mid-range jumpers considered by the hardcore analytics crowd as bad shots. He’s the NBA’s fifth-leading scorer at 28.3 point per game, relying on a style that’s admittedly old school.
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Projected starters, broadcast information and keys to Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks.
Analysis from Jason Jones and other beat writers around the country breaking down the coming week’s opponents.