Kings Links: Ben McLemore impresses, Michael Malone is miserable and more

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The return of Kings Links!

We used to do daily links posts. Then we got FanShots. We still have FanShots, but we're still going to try to do daily links posts. See if we keep up!

Cowbell Kingdom: The evolving DeMarcus Cousins
Jameser Ham breaks down Cousins' changing game. A+.

Cowbell Kingdom: Behind three-point defense struggles
Jon Santiago looks at the worst bit of the Kings' early defense: defending the arc.

Sacramento Bee: Rookie McLemore impresses
Jason Jones writes about the lone bright spot from Saturday's blowout loss: Ben McLemore played hard and played well. Michael Malone has some nice things to say.

Sacramento Bee: Slow starts concern Malone
In which the coach threatens to change the starting lineup if it continues getting out to slow starts.

Sacramento Bee: Malone endures miserable Sunday

Next opponent

The Hawks last played Sunday, losing to the Lakers 105-103. SB Nation's Hawks blog is Peachtree Hoops.

Peachtree Hoops: Breaking down the final possession

Peachtree Hoops: Gasol's free throws lift Lakers over Hawks

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Three keys to Hawks' loss

Peachtree Hoops: Budenholzer pleased with team's progress

SBNation.com: Hawks make 'Blurred Lines' code of conduct video
Uh ...

Around the league

SBNation.com: Power Rankings, Week 1
The Kings landed at No. 24, between the Cavaliers and Bucks. Fair?

SBNation.com: Boston needed Bill Russell's statue
I'm blessed to be able to work with Paul Flannery, whose Sunday Shootaround has a fresh new look and one helluvan opening lead story this week.

Liberty Ballers: Michael Carter-Williams is Eastern Conference Player of the Week
What an impossible reality. Holy moly.

TOTAL BUMMER

Kings fan/Sacramentan J.C. Tran was eliminated at the World Series of Poker on Monday. His hat was cool as heck, though.

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