The Grant Napear Show – December 28, 2011
Big day today for The Grant Napear Show, With the Sacramento Kings splitting the first two games of the season to sit (1-1) thus far. Callers and Grant had a lot to talk about because the Kings looked like two completely different teams. In game one vs. the Lakers the Kings played very well on both side on the floor to start off the season with a big win. Last night vs. The Portland Trail Blazers they seem to look flat in the 2nd half. Grant throughout the show made it clear for fans to not panic at this point of the season saying, “Give it 2 week, then we will see what kind of team we really have.” The kings no doubt have a lot of work to do as far working together but let us keep in mind that this is a young time that needs time to put it all together.
Stopping by first on the show Austin Collie WR for the Colts joins the show to share his thoughts on the disappointing season that nobody could have predicted. First sharing his thought on Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette saying, “I am very impressed, No question you can tell that when he was on the floor the team looked more fluid.” Switching gears and talking Colts football Collie expressed his feeling on the disappointing season saying, “I can’t put into words what this year has been like, it has been a long year.” When asked when he looks back on this season what will he take away from it? Collie replied, “It is not easy to win in this league. I feel that the first 6 we only made a few mistakes that cost us the game.” Talking about the ups and downs of the season Collie said, “I think the whole team feeds off of each others momentum, as we fought and fought early in the season and came up short that is deflating as a team.” Collie went on to say that once Peyton Manning comes back there will be rejuvenation on the team.
Next on the show head coach of the Sacramento Kings Paul Westphal stops by to talk all things Kings basketball. Speaking about how the team is coming together as this season just starts getting under way, saying “It takes time to come together. It all depends on the learning curve of the players.” Coach Westphal went on to say that he is not worried about his team. He feels that he has a strong roster and this team just needs time to come together and play as a unit. The Kings feel good about their next match-up vs. the Bulls on Thursday.