Zach Lowe and Bill Simmons of Grantland ranked all 30 NBA teams' watchability, that is, how fun to watch each team will be this season. The Kings finished No. 20, but Simmons had some fun things to say about the entertainment value of the Kings.
I know the last few years were rough (and that's an understatement), but they have a new coach and a whopping eight players I enjoy watching: Vasquez, Jimmer, Ben McLemore (just for the raw potential), Carl Landry (out for three months, but still), Marcus Thornton (heat check potential), Boogie, Boogie a second time, and The Totally And Irrevocably Washed-Up John Salmons (just because he's so totally and irrevocably washed-up, it's actually kind of amazing to watch). Their happy-to-have-a-new-owner fans will be going bonkers all season, so that will play nicely on League Pass. Jerry Reynolds is a lovable lunatic, so they got extra announcing points from me here. And I'm excited for lots of Vivek "I'm pretending I don't know the camera is on me even though I told my TV guys to show me 15 times a game" camera shots. I'm buying Vivek stock.
Greg and I talked about Cousins' entertainment value a bit on Thursday's Sactown Royalty Show. My position is that while it has been frustrating to watch him at his worst over the past three seasons, if you can disengage from the disappointment is just entertaining as hell, man. The histrionics, the flailing, the bizarre attempts. It's magical television.
Hopefully this season as the effort all-around is better we can all appreciate that more.
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