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Kings Daily: Reserves set example for starters

Sacramento Kings coach David Joerger watches his team as they set a defensive play against the Houston Rockets at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.
Sacramento Kings coach David Joerger watches his team as they set a defensive play against the Houston Rockets at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. hamezcua@sacbee.com

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Hey starters, need motivation? Look behind you

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.

NBA beat: DeRozan a throwback scorer

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.

Jason Jones ranks the NBA’s 30 teams

There’s a new No. 1. Can you guess where the Kings landed?

Video: Cousins preps his guests for shopping

Video: Cousins, the shoe collector, dishes advice

Game plan: Kings vs. Knicks

Projected starters, broadcast information and keys to Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks.

Week ahead: Talent show in N.Y.; trip to cellar in Dallas

Analysis from Jason Jones and other beat writers around the country breaking down the coming week’s opponents.

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