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Playbook to beat the Sacramento Kings

The Kings aren't hard to beat

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Sactown Royalty as acquired an opponent’s scouting report on the Sacramento Kings. It details the complex schemes and intricate ways that other teams prepare to beat the Kings. It's a fascinating look at just how complicated NBA schemes are.

  1. Go over screens set by DeMarcus Cousins, not under. By going over, Cousins will pick up quick fouls when he enevitably hip checks the defender passing by. Quick foul trouble will remove the Kings’ biggest threat.
  2. Leave Matt Barnes completed unguarded from beyond he arc. He’ll never stop taking threes, even when he misses them repeatedly.
  3. Make open threes. And don't worry if you miss one or two, you'll get literally dozens of chances. Wide open. Like, you won't even believe it.
  4. Sit back and enjoy the victory. You can literally beat the Kings with those three steps.

Wow. Impressive stuff. Easy to see how a team like the Cavaliers can win so easily when they have a plan that nuanced.

We can only hope that the Kings can figure out a way to counter this playbook now that it's been made public.