30Q

Previewing the 2012-13 Sacramento Kings.

30Q: Is the Honeymoon Period Over?

85

Our annual series kicks off as we ponder whether Kings fans will continue to cut new ownership the same slack should the losses continue to pile up.

The Nickname Post & Thread

199

New players? That means new nicknames, and doggone it, Jerry Reynolds should not have to do it all himself. That's where we come in...

30Q: Where will the Kings finish in the West?

65

The West is tough. Where do the Kings stack up?

30Q: Can Shaq get through to DeMarcus Cousins?

114

DMC may finally have the mentor who can set him on the right path. Shaq wants to turn him into a leader.

30Q: What about Shaq?

69

On Shaq, writing in times of glee and everything.

30Q: Will Travis Outlaw win MVP?

52

When it comes down to which player in the NBA is the most valuable, the answer is a no-brainer.

PICKASTARTINGLINEUP

94

There are several options for the Kings as they craft their starting lineup for opening night 2013. Which way will they go?

30Q: Will the new arena open by 2016?

35

While the question isn't likely to be answered this season, the question of a realistic arena timeline will hang over this season.

30Q: Will Isaiah Thomas start or not?

67

The consensus of many fans is that newcomer Greivis Vasquez will start at PG, but incumbent Isaiah Thomas shouldn't be overlooked so easily.

30Q: What will attendance look like this season?

33

The excitement in the community about the Kings will help boost attendance this season and beyond.

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30Q: Can Thornton live up to his contract?

44

Marcus Thornton's contract has been an issue of debate in recent seasons. With Tyreke Evans out of the picture, can Thornton put those concerns to rest?

30Q: Can Carl Landry repeat last season's success?

63

Carl Landry returns to the Kings after one of the best seasons of his career. Can he repeat last season's success?

30Q: Which path will Cousins take?

38

This is a huge season in DeMarcus Cousins's career.

30Q: Will the focus on defense come to fruition?

73

Michael Malone has talked a lot about improving the Kings' defense next season. Will it happen?

30Q: Can Jimmer Become More Than A Shooter?

78

Jimmer Fredette has not had anywhere near the success in the pros as he did at the college level. Can he become anything more than a shooter?

30Q: Will the Kings run the press?

44

Vivek Ranadive led his daughter's overmatched junior basketball squad to the national championships by using the full-court press full-time. Will the Kings tinker in the dark arts of the press?

30Q: Will Chuck Hayes see more playing time?

43

The Kings brought in Chuck Hayes a couple years ago to be a defensive stopper in the middle. Keith Smart didn't utilize him very much, but Mike Malone might.

30Q: Will Tyreke's Absence Be Noticeable?

321

The Kings lost one of their best players of recent seasons this summer, but will the team miss his presence and if so how much?

How will the fan experience change next season?

107

Kings owner Andy Miller joins us to talk about the fan experience next season.

30Q: Can the Kings Find a Defensive Big for DMC?

124

For better or for worse the Kings have hitched their wagon to DeMarcus Cousins. Now will they be able to surround him with a frontcourt partner that shores up his weaknesses?

30Q: Ben McLemore

78

How will new ownership's very first draft pick fare in his rookie season?

30Q: Can Ray McCallum make the rotation?

37

He's behind Greivis Vasquez, Isaiah Thomas and Jimmer Fredette as of right now, but can he break through?

30Q: Which Kings Are Likely to Be Traded?

129

Rarely a year goes by without Sacramento making some type of mid-season trade. Who's most likely to go?

30Q: Can Greivis Vasquez Replicate His Success?

92

Greivis Vasquez was pretty darn good in New Orleans last year, but was that a fluke or could it happen again in Sacramento?

30Q: What about Johnny Salmons?

37

With a new small forward and highly drafted shooting guard added to the club, what will happen to Johnny Salmons?

30Q: Will we see Grievis and Isaiah play together?

41

As we continue our 30Q series, we ponder how often we might see a two-PG line-up featuring Greivis Vasquez and Isaiah Thomas.

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