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marj987
07-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Marcus Thornton
Demarcus Cousins
Tyreke Evans
:confused:

Catfish1314
07-27-2011, 04:56 PM
Obviously.

heyman321
07-27-2011, 04:57 PM
Nice way to lure people into the thread by making them think "the King" meant Lebron.

marj987
07-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Nice way to lure people into the thread by making them think "the King" meant Lebron.

Oh ****, no that was an total accident dude.....I was type fast but I meant to say "Kings" I like to joke around but I'm not childish when it comes to some of these people that rip LeBron, And if it wasn't an accident how would this be bad considering "LeBron"?

tredigs
07-27-2011, 05:05 PM
Marcus Thornton
Demarcus Cousins
Tyreke Evans
:confused:

Joke, right? Though I do like Marcus, and he would be a great bench option to spread the floor and provide some depth on a contender - sort of a James Harden lite.

Jury's still out on Cousins. Personally, I hate him - but the talent is mostly there for him to become a solid/very good NBA center given the weakness the league currently possesses at the position. Just a head case, though - and sometimes you can't cure stupid.

Sly Guy
07-27-2011, 05:06 PM
lol, funny thing is, even if the title read 'kings' instead of 'king' it'd still prob turn into a LBJ hate thread.

MiamiWadeCounty
07-27-2011, 05:09 PM
Tyreke will be a top 8 SG by the end of the year. Marcus is a nice scorer and DMC is a solid piece for the future. With the lack of talented centers in the NBA I think DMC could surely become a top 5 center in a few years. With that said, they currently do not have a Big 3 that compares to other elites teams.

Rivera
07-27-2011, 05:10 PM
jimmer > marcus thorton

marj987
07-27-2011, 05:13 PM
jimmer > marcus thorton

Can the kid play a game first?

*Silver&Black*
07-27-2011, 05:19 PM
Is this a joke? Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, and Al Horford > the OP's 3 guys, yet they aren't considered "Big 3"!

If your Big 3 can't get into the playoffs atleast, your not a big 3 (and I think that label should be for 3 all-stars on 1 team. None of those guys have been).

mavwar53
07-27-2011, 05:28 PM
hahahahahahahahahahaha

Revolu7i9n
07-27-2011, 05:34 PM
lawlz

Hawkeye15
07-27-2011, 05:35 PM
Tyreke is an all star caliber player. Thornton is more of a nice complimentary scorer, and we have no clue if Cousins will be an all star in 3 years, or in jail

marj987
07-27-2011, 05:47 PM
God no need to bash me about it, I was just making an assumption, I thought if Reke could stay healthy and Cousins can improve and if Thornton could play like he did toward the end of the year then maybe they could be in consideration to have one, and no I'm not joking. Yet all you do is laugh about it cause I made a guess, SMH, just close this thread.

asandhu23
07-27-2011, 06:02 PM
A team of 3 Decent players and the rest terrible is going to go far.

Jonnyiscool222
07-27-2011, 06:04 PM
I had A GOOD LAUGH!!!! obviously its a NO .... Wait til they get a few ALL Star Selections and some good playoff runs first .. Or actually make the playoffs ... LOL ... HEATTT!!!!

Catfish1314
07-27-2011, 06:07 PM
hahahahahahahahahahaha

If your avatar is suggestive of where your basketball allegiances lie, then it's ironic you find this funny.

GoPacers33
07-27-2011, 06:10 PM
Pacers Darren Collison, Roy Hibbert, Paul George

MacFitz92
07-27-2011, 06:10 PM
I'll pass on deeming the Kings as having a "Big 3"..

Potential doesn't equal all star talent..

DerekRE_3
07-27-2011, 06:20 PM
Tyreke is an all star caliber player. Thornton is more of a nice complimentary scorer, and we have no clue if Cousins will be an all star in 3 years, or in jail

Pretty sure you don't get prison time for yelling at refs. Boogie has never had an off the court incident.

LakersA's49ers
07-27-2011, 06:24 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you just got laughed off PSD

marj987
07-27-2011, 06:29 PM
Some of you guys are childish. All you had to say was "the playoff run" assumption, "All -Star" assumption and many other assumptions, but you guys find this funny. Wow, Lol SMH you guys are saying it like I said they are now a big 3.

smith&wesson
07-27-2011, 06:29 PM
I think you might almost have a big two in a few years in demarcus and evans.. BUT not yet.

alencp3
07-27-2011, 06:34 PM
big 2 in few years for sure

sep11ie
07-27-2011, 06:36 PM
Some of you guys are childish. All you had to say was "the playoff run" assumption, "All -Star" assumption and many other assumptions, but you guys find this funny. Wow, Lol SMH you guys are saying it like I said they are now a big 3.


Funny at your failed attempt of humor and your failed attempt at saving face.

Catfish1314
07-27-2011, 06:38 PM
Pretty sure you don't get prison time for yelling at refs. Boogie has never had an off the court incident.

Yeah I'd love to see some logical support for that post.

TrueFan420
07-27-2011, 06:39 PM
short answer is no

Infamous916
07-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Obviously its not going to be over night success . Hopefully once they gain some more experience & add more players to the puzzle, they can start making some noise in the league.

Stack_NJNets
07-27-2011, 06:49 PM
Marcus Thornton
Demarcus Cousins
Tyreke Evans
:confused:

No. Unproven.

Hawkeye15
07-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Pretty sure you don't get prison time for yelling at refs. Boogie has never had an off the court incident.

you know what I mean dude. Cousins has the talent. But he may end up being nothing due to his brain.

DerekRE_3
07-27-2011, 07:09 PM
you know what I mean dude. Cousins has the talent. But he may end up being nothing due to his brain.

Just sayin. What you said is just as supported by fact as me saying: Rubio will either be in the NBA or in gay porn three years from now.

king4day
07-27-2011, 07:40 PM
At this time, those three are nowhere near a big three, or two, or one. Someday, possibly. I think Cousins is the only one to be a superstar.

Bucsfan
07-27-2011, 08:00 PM
ask a BYU fan, they will probably tell ya how they are going to win it all...not 5, not 6, not 7...but 8

BrahCake954
07-27-2011, 08:20 PM
jimmer > marcus thorton

lol what a ****in dumb *** statement:facepalm:

sventhedog
07-27-2011, 09:26 PM
that's more like a medium 3.

Ebbs
07-27-2011, 09:27 PM
They have the potential to be. But they are along way from reaching the ceiling needed to be a "big 3"

gaughan333
07-27-2011, 10:04 PM
I will start by saying I hate the term "Big 3" more than anything else in basketball right now, but no. I don't think so. Demarcus has to show that he is going to improve and tyreke needs to come back from that injury and down year. They have a real solid core going forward and I am really rooting for that team. Especially after what happened to their fans in 2002. But to answer the question, no, I don't think they do (YET).

GoPacers33
07-27-2011, 10:21 PM
just sayin. What you said is just as supported by fact as me saying: rubio will either be in the nba or in gay porn three years from now.

lmao

blastmasta26
07-27-2011, 10:40 PM
Just sayin. What you said is just as supported by fact as me saying: Rubio will either be in the NBA or in gay porn three years from now.
That's a false dilemma, who's to say he can't do both?

On topic, no the Kings don't have a big 3. Thornton is a guy that's best coming off the bench, not quite starting material on a very good team. And Evans needs to build on his rookie year of two years ago and Cousins needs to live up to his potential. At best, that's a big 2. Regardless, I think this whole "big 3" phenomenon is so played out. It really only applies to Miami.

DerekRE_3
07-27-2011, 10:53 PM
That's a false dilemma, who's to say he can't do both?

On topic, no the Kings don't have a big 3. Thornton is a guy that's best coming off the bench, not quite starting material on a very good team. And Evans needs to build on his rookie year of two years ago and Cousins needs to live up to his potential. At best, that's a big 2. Regardless, I think this whole "big 3" phenomenon is so played out. It really only applies to Miami.

He was sick last year. He could start on playoff teams. Guy was clutch as hell too.

roshan3ai
07-27-2011, 10:57 PM
Just sayin. What you said is just as supported by fact as me saying: Rubio will either be in the NBA or in gay porn three years from now.

:laugh:

Catfish1314
07-27-2011, 11:54 PM
On topic, no the Kings don't have a big 3. Thornton is a guy that's best coming off the bench, not quite starting material on a very good team. And Evans needs to build on his rookie year of two years ago and Cousins needs to live up to his potential. At best, that's a big 2. Regardless, I think this whole "big 3" phenomenon is so played out. It really only applies to Miami.

It's way too early to label Thornton as a 6th man. His game resembles a Jason Terry/Ben Gordon type (sixth men), but he's young and could end up better than either of those guys.

tredigs
07-28-2011, 12:18 AM
Just sayin. What you said is just as supported by fact as me saying: Rubio will either be in the NBA or in gay porn three years from now.

I find both of these claims highly supportable.

tredigs
07-28-2011, 12:21 AM
It's way too early to label Thornton as a 6th man. His game resembles a Jason Terry/Ben Gordon type (sixth men), but he's young and could end up better than either of those guys.

Difference for me is that Thornton's D has always depressed me and his playmaking is virtually non-existent. He goes in to be a potent offensive option, and he's pretty damn good at it when he gets going. But he's very one dimensional at this point, and not exactly young enough or showing signs of changing in any facet to assume he will.

Terry would be a high end projection for him imo.

DerekRE_3
07-28-2011, 12:21 AM
I find both of these claims highly supportable.

It's the hair, isn't it?

tredigs
07-28-2011, 12:25 AM
It's the hair, isn't it?

Spanish Biebs.

DerekRE_3
07-28-2011, 12:27 AM
Difference for me is that Thornton's D has always depressed me and his playmaking is virtually non-existent. He goes in to be a potent offensive option, and he's pretty damn good at it when he gets going. But he's very one dimensional at this point, and not exactly young enough or showing signs of changing in any facet to assume he will.

Terry would be a high end projection for him imo.

He may be 24, but it was only his second season in the NBA. It's not like he has a ton of NBA experience. He averaged 3.4 assists with the Kings. Sure, he's not a playmaker, but that wasn't his role, and it shouldn't be. He has the build and quickness to be a decent defender if he wants to be. A lot of guys without a lot of NBA experience struggle defensively.

tredigs
07-28-2011, 12:46 AM
He may be 24, but it was only his second season in the NBA. It's not like he has a ton of NBA experience. He averaged 3.4 assists with the Kings. Sure, he's not a playmaker, but that wasn't his role, and it shouldn't be. He has the build and quickness to be a decent defender if he wants to be. A lot of guys without a lot of NBA experience struggle defensively.

Still, I've never seen the playmaking gene outta Marcus. I remember watching him at LSU and it was the same way - Get ball -- > shoot! He's good at it, and it fills a valuable role on a team, but I still think it's unreasonable that he'll develop as a playmaker.

But, somehow I actually watched him way less once he came to Norcal - and even just averaging 3.4 assists is a good sign for him, so maybe I'll be wrong.

VCaintdead17
07-28-2011, 12:52 AM
short answer is no

What's the long answer....

DirtyThirty
07-28-2011, 12:53 AM
well i guess the pacers have a big three too with collison, granger and george? lol end thread. NO.

LA_Raiders
07-28-2011, 01:45 AM
Way too soon to tell, right now, Hell no...

dodie53
07-28-2011, 01:47 AM
what big 3?

kidinkkk
07-28-2011, 02:15 AM
yes, in a few years, they will have a big 3 with evans, cousins, and thornton.

DerekRE_3
07-28-2011, 10:23 AM
Still, I've never seen the playmaking gene outta Marcus. I remember watching him at LSU and it was the same way - Get ball -- > shoot! He's good at it, and it fills a valuable role on a team, but I still think it's unreasonable that he'll develop as a playmaker.

But, somehow I actually watched him way less once he came to Norcal - and even just averaging 3.4 assists is a good sign for him, so maybe I'll be wrong.

I wouldn't say you are completely wrong, he is a scorer. Just that he passed it a bit in Sacramento. Without looking at stats, just watching him play, I had no problem with how he played the game in Sac town last season.

DerekRE_3
07-28-2011, 10:24 AM
well i guess the pacers have a big three too with collison, granger and george? lol end thread. NO.

Hey it's better than the "young gunz" Toronto was trying to Market: Derozan, Sonny Weems, and Amir Johnson.

todu82
07-28-2011, 12:30 PM
No they do not, the Kings are a team on the rise but they need another impact player before they're considered the Big 3.

Lil Half Dead
07-28-2011, 01:06 PM
Tyreke will be a top 8 SG by the end of the year. Marcus is a nice scorer and DMC is a solid piece for the future. With the lack of talented centers in the NBA I think DMC could surely become a top 5 center in a few years. With that said, they currently do not have a Big 3 that compares to other elites teams.

So does Tyreke regress this season then? Because he's been a top 8 SG...

Brooklyn Mets
07-28-2011, 01:16 PM
Tyreke is an all star caliber player. Thornton is more of a nice complimentary scorer, and we have no clue if Cousins will be an all star in 3 years, or in jail

hahahaha

theheatles
07-28-2011, 01:21 PM
you only have a big 3 if you have 3 players who each are multiple all stars and at least mvp potential from 1 of them

beasted86
07-28-2011, 01:32 PM
Hey it's better than the "young gunz" Toronto was trying to Market: Derozan, Sonny Weems, and Amir Johnson.

Truth

DerekRE_3
07-28-2011, 01:37 PM
So does Tyreke regress this season then? Because he's been a top 8 SG...

He wasn't last year. Unfortunately foot injuries ruined his season. He tried to fight through it but he lost a lot of his explosion. From what I've heard he's back to 100% or near it and is working with Derrick Rose's trainer.

Randy West
07-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Maybe a mini big three if they can all play to a little higher level

jimbobjarree
07-28-2011, 01:50 PM
they have a high enough ceiling to be in a couple years IMO

imagesrdecievin
07-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Sacto desperately needs a vet with strong personality/leadership. If I recall - doesn't Tyreke have some maturity/diva issues too?

DerekRE_3
07-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Sacto desperately needs a vet with strong personality/leadership. If I recall - doesn't Tyreke have some maturity/diva issues too?

No. And if he did, he would be the quietest diva of all time. Guy never talks, and if he does you can barely hear him.

Catfish1314
07-28-2011, 03:53 PM
Sacto desperately needs a vet with strong personality/leadership. If I recall - doesn't Tyreke have some maturity/diva issues too?

Antoine Wright, who threw the rest of the Kings under the bus, had good things to say about Evans. In fact, he basically said he's the opposite of a diva.

Sadds The Gr8
07-28-2011, 03:55 PM
Tyreke is an all star caliber player. Thornton is more of a nice complimentary scorer, and we have no clue if Cousins will be an all star in 3 years, or in jail

looool

IndyRealist
07-28-2011, 04:44 PM
Bigs take forever to develop, and DMC needs to be more efficient, Evans needs to come back from injury, and Thorton needs to play some D. I honestly think jimmer will be the 3rd, bc he's likely to dominate the ball