Pacific Notes: Haliburton, Parker, Bowman, Smith

Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton has gotten off to a fast off the bench during his rookie season, averaging 13.2 PPG and 5.4 APG. However, the young guard isn’t concerned about not being in the starting lineup (he’s started just two games this season), according to The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson.

Instead of worrying about his place in the lineup, he switched the subject of discussion to the new fad NBA Top Shot.

“Naw, I’ve been on NBA Top Shot all day,” Haliburton said, via Anderson. “… I’ve been trying to explain to my teammates why they should get into it. There are two things that a lot of us love and that’s money and basketball, so put them together and good things can happen.”

Here’s more around the Pacific Division:

  • Kings forward Jabari Parker was placed in the health and safety protocols prior to Thursday’s game against the Knicks, relays Jason Anderson of The Bee (Twitter link). It’s unclear when 2014’s second overall pick – who has only appeared in two games this season – may be cleared. He joins teammate Hassan Whiteside in the protocols.
  • The ClippersG League affiliate (the Agua Caliente Clippers) has waived guard Ky Bowman after he suffered a season-ending injury (Twitter link via JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors). Last season, Bowman averaged 7.2 PPG in 45 games for the Warriors.
  • The Suns have recalled rookie forward Jalen Smith from the G League (Twitter link via Gina Mizell of Suns.com). Smith was the 10th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft but has appeared in just eight NBA games. Since the Northern Arizona Suns aren’t in action this season, the rookie had been playing for the Agua Caliente Clippers, averaging 8.3 PPG and 4.7 RPG in six games (16.3 MPG).
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12 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Haliburton, Parker, Bowman, Smith

  1. Sillivan

    I have completely lose my confidence on
    Kings
    Rockets
    Wolves

    All of them are doomed next 3 years unless they are successful on lottery

  2. Cap & Crunch

    Sac needs –

    Fire Luke Walton for Luke Adams or even Luke Perry

    Trade Hield in a 3 way deal bringing back John Collins

    Hire Chris Webber to the FO/coaching staff and have him help with the bigs post games that has been missing since he left

      • Cap & Crunch

        I have such low confidence in Bagley that I kinda just let it play out; see if his value spikes for a trade later or I just get the benefits of better play for the remainder of his deal

        Perhaps Weber could help!

        With a young high octane backcourt ready to roll Im not putting all my eggs in Marvin’s basket

        Sometimes its the moves ya dont make (Bogdanovic) and sometimes its the ones ya do Collins>Bags ….. They need to clear my #1 bar first before moving on but I think the arrow will be up by as soon as next year – Big Hali/Fox fans

        • phillyballers

          Hes an expensive wait and see. 11m next year and 14 the year after if they dont work out an extension.

          I think you could move him to a team like… Cleveland, Orlando, Minnesota, NYK that need to buy ‘potential’. Kings need to move pieces.. Buddy, Bagley, Bjelica, Joseph, Holmes, Whiteside, and Parker all should be dealt or on the block.

  3. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    “There are two things that a lot of us love and that’s money and basketball…”

    That’s a refreshingly honest take!

  4. Simmons>Russ

    Hard to figure the direction of the kings.

    They always seem to start promising then make bad decisions and then start a rebuild again.
    They had DeMarvus Cousins who they never built around and then he walked. Now they have Fox and they passed on Doncic for Bagley. Then just recently drafted Haliburton a guard which just doesn’t make sense to me.

    I’d try to go after Andrew Wiggins and John Collins.

    Do Buddy Heild and Bjlica for Wiggins
    Do Marvin Bagley, a first and a second for John Collins.
    Then lastly put Harrison Barnes on the trade market.

    1. Fox. Joseph
    2. Haliburton. James. Ramsey
    3. Wiggins. Barnes. Guy
    4. Collins. Parker
    5. Holmes. Whiteside

    Might not instantly make the team better but atleast you can see a future building itself.

  5. kingsforever 2

    Bagley and a first for collins? I trust our GM more than you -:)

    Collins play no defense too and he will become a maximal contract! And a first pick? No way. Wiggins? I like his defense but sorry you have humor.

    The real situation is that’s we have a strong starting backcourt in the future with Hali and Fox. We have problems in ring protection and one and one defense and defense IQ.

    Bagley is a good one-way player and rebounder. I hope is defense will better than terrible in the future.

    2 first rounder (number 16-30) picks for Hield and Barnes are a idea, but don’t the next to high contracts (wiggins).

    I like our future. Monte McNair have a plan. Flexibility and young stretch players. In two years is sactown a playoff team.

    The process is comming and brought time

    • Simmons>Russ

      The kings are as good as your vocabulary…. as good to watch and that was tough to read

  6. KnickerbockerAl

    I still believe in Bagley. As a Knick fan I know when management (includes coaching) can get in the way of development. I think they haven’t done him right. It’s hard for me to blame a 19-21 yr old. Unless he’s a total nitwit. Yes of course he has to accept some responsibility. But I agree with what some of you have said. Kings just don’t seem to have direction. They’ve had enough talent go thru there that they should be much better by now. Bagley is always going to get killed for being picked ahead of Docic. But man you can use that as motivation or get lost in the hype. Walton also hasn’t really paid off. He was hired cause the team was young and talented. His time is getting close to being over imo. Saying that, they should move Whiteside for a young talent. A few teams would want Whiteside.

  7. KnickerbockerAl

    Halliburton last week ….,
    PPG 20.7, APG 7.3, RPG 3.7, SPG. 2.3, BPG 1.0

    Knicks and Bulls sure could use that. And I like Toppin and Williams. Still makes you wonder, right.

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