- Sam Amick reports the Kings might have just signed Beno Udrih. More soon. At the very least, Mustafa Shakur has been cut. Happy trails, young man.
- Here's the 'four factors boxscore'; I hope to bring it to you after every Kings game this year.
Team ORtg eFG OReb% TORate FTRate
SAC 94.7 .463 19.5 15.8 18.5
NOH 109.5 .571 29.7 20.0 20.8
The only thing the Kings did well statistically: limit turnovers. Many of New Orleans' giveaways were unforced, so you can't even give them credit for the Hornets' high turnover rate.
- Orien Greene will get bashed for his game. Just know the Kings outscored the Hornets by five points in the first half when Orien was at the point (21-16 in nine minutes with stints in both quarters). Orien Greene wasn't the problem. Most (all?) of those minutes came with Chris Paul on the floor.
- Quincy Douby says he'll be fine by Friday's game in San Antonio.
- Sam Amick says a Bobby Jackson and Rasual Butler for Kenny Thomas trade almost happened this summer. I continue to be floored by New Orleans' apparent continuing lust for K-9 (woof!).
Thursday Footnotes, Courtesy of Beno
By Tom Ziller