Despite making heavy offseason changes to both the coaching staff and roster, the Sacramento Kings have picked up right where they left off last season. The team currently sits at 4-8 after last night’s loss to the Spurs and after the game, point guard Ty Lawson told reporters that the team is not taking shooatarounds seriously and it is impacting their on court performance when the games tip-off.
From CSN Bay Area
“Shootarounds, we don’t take them serious. Nobody takes them serious. So, we do the same thing, even five on oh. Our pace is the way we play in the game. So, if you want to change that, we’ve got to change it with ourselves. It’s got to be important to you.”
Head coach Dave Joerger and DeMarcus Cousins didn’t deny Lawson’s claims and both shouldered the blame for the lackadaisical shootaround and the ensuing loss.
From NBC Bay Area:
“It’s on me, because I allowed a very loose shootaround today,” Joerger said. “After four days of practice, I know they were kind of tired of being at practice and hearing my voice.”
“I take the blame for that, as the leader of this team, I have to do better,” Cousins said. “I’ve got to get my guys together. I’ve got to have more focused shootarounds and that falls back on me. He’s absolutely right.”