No De’Aaron Fox for the Kings, no Kyrie Irving for the Nets. Still, this one should be plenty fun as both the Nets and Kings can tend to give up (and score) a lot of points.
Brooklyn could use the momentum with this one, coming off a home win against the meh-Charlotte Hornets.
But, once again without Irving and Caris LeVert, the Nets are going to need to find some additional scoring somewhere.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (6-8) vs. Sacramento Kings (6-7)
WHEN: 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio), Barclays Center (live)
There’s never an easy way to ask for your money. You think you deserve more than what you’re getting while the bosses think what you currently have is just enough. From there, things tend to get awkward and eventually contentious. That was the situation Buddy Hield found himself in earlier this fall with (Hall of Famer!) Vlade Divac and Kings management. Fortunately for all of them, cooler heads prevailed and Hield got his money before things got messy.
After a slow start, he’s gotten it back into gear. In his last eight games, Hield is averaging 21.4 points a night on a .453/.387/.842 shooting split. With Fox out for the time being, Luke Walton is going to need Hield to be their top scoring reliable option. That’s the life when you’re the $100 million man.
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