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If the Kings win tonight, and it looks that way, Turkman will most likely play a big role. I just can't see him being happy coming off the bench the way he has been playing.

His play will keep him on the floor, the Turkman is to hungry.

Just to much talent in a 6'10" body to let rust on the bench.

Christie will make a nice backup stopper and reliever.
 

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Pollard is 6'11" and just saw them side by side

They looked almost even..The dude has grown if that's possible.
 

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Re: Pollard is 6'11" and just saw them side by side

Originally posted by <b>benfica</b>!
They looked almost even..The dude has grown if that's possible.
Turk just turned 22 recently so. It really is and he also looks bigger as far as his weight is concerned. He might be a better toni Kukoc
 

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i don't like Turk...he just doesn't do anything that great...maybe one day but, i'm leary of him. I think he is a bit overrated..not a bad player but i think since he plays for SAC his abilities are being Exaggerated. not a rip.
 

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If Christie is going to lose his job to anybody, it'll be Gerald Wallace.
 

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All you had to do was watch the World Championships and you would see what everybody was talking about
 

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Any team should be jealous of their depth... when it comes to arguing over Wallace or Turk to replace a guy like Christie... wow.

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they keep saying hedo is 6-10.i dont see that,but that is a moot point.i think in the kings scheme it really doesnt matter who starts.my take is you bring in the guy off the bench who is more the scorer.i think when it comes crunch time hedo will be in there with vlade,weber,peja and bibby.awesome display of basketball last night.
 

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Nah, Hedo is great, but Christie's defense is badly needed in the starting line up. Hedo can easily be a starter for any team. He is far from overrated. If he were in Orlando, expect him to put up near T-Mac stats.
 

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Christie will keep his starting job. Every team needs a Defensive stopper and Doug is one of the leagues best shut down guards. Hedo has made big improvements, size and overall game but having a tough defender as a starter will always be a huge benefit. Turko is another spark plug off of the bench and he plays quality mins. I wouldn't mind taking his offense as a starter, but they have enough scoring with CWebb, Bibbs & Peja. The Kings are DEEP and their rotation will help them out tremendously all year long.
 

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Every bench needs someone who is unselfish and takes the open shot when it is presented to them - that description doesn't fit Christie, who is not concerned enough about his team, imho.

He may appear to be a "stopper", but actually his not shooting wide open shots makes his defender NOT have to defend him and therefore leaves his opponent ready, willing, and able to double another King player. That is selfishness and not having a clue about what a player should do and that is to shoot when open and that FORCES your opponent HAVE to guard you.
 

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6-10 is beleivable, assuming that he was measured at 6-8 in Europe... I recall someone saying that they do their measurements without shoes, so in the US, and with shoes that is a 1 inch growth...

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Originally posted by <b>c_dog</b>!
Nah, Hedo is great, but Christie's defense is badly needed in the starting line up. Hedo can easily be a starter for any team. He is far from overrated. If he were in Orlando, expect him to put up near T-Mac stats.
Your kidding me right? Near TMac stats? Get real. TMac is a better player than anyone on the Kings team, saying a guy on your bench would put up numbers close to his is insane.
 

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Uh, Hedo isn't even starter and he's capable to scoring 20ppg night after night. He's also a pretty decent passer and rebounder. You bet he can put up near T-Mac stats in Orlando.
 

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Does anyone second that opinon? Is anyone on the Kings realy in the riding for the MVP? No, not realy. Is TMac one of the leading canidates? Yes, he sure is. Saying a guy who doesnt even start is silly. Its not like Doug Kristy is an allstar, and Hedo doesnt even start over him. Hedo is a "good player" who will only get better. I dont think he'll ever be an allstar though. Bender is putting up stats as good as Hedo right now. Kwame is putting up even better stats up than Hedo. Is anyone crazy enough to say that Kwame or Bender could put up near TMac numbers? No. Hedo's a good player, but get real.
 

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Hedo wouldn't put up McGrady numbers as the first option of a team, but he'd put up very nice, borderline-All-Star numbers. It's interesting that the Hedo-McGrady comparison was made because I've always thought of Hedo as a poor man's McGrady; Hedo isn't nearly as athletic as McGrady but otherwise their skill sets are very similar. Last year Hedo put up 16.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, and 3.3 apg as a starter (10 games). It's no great stretch to think that with his own team and another year of seasoning Hedo could go for 20 ppg, 8 rpg, and 5 apg.

Oh, and I firmly expect Hedo to be starting for someone by the beginning of next season. He's just too good to only get 22 minutes of the bench. I really think that Sacramento should make a commitment to Hedo by next season; guys like Christie, Divac and even Webber are getting older but the quartet of Bibby, Hedo, Peja, and Gerald Wallace could give the Kings' the best PG/SG/SF combo in the league for many years to come (Peja is the oldest at 25 (and newly 25 at that)).
 

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The thing you guys arent getting, is that if Hedo was on the Magic instead of TMac he still wouldnt be the best player on the team. Hes a bench player right now behind the mediocer player of Doug Christie.
 
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