Malone, Kings Have ‘Worst Practice’ of Year
The preseason doesn’t matter anymore.
If the Kings forgot that, coach Michael Malone reminded his team after a Monday practice that was far below his standards.
“I asked what their record was in the preseason last year, and guess what it was?” Malone said. “It was 5-2. So the preseason doesn’t mean a damn thing, and for those guys who thought being 5-2 and doing some good things meant a lot, they couldn’t be further from the truth. And they’ll have a rude awakening Wednesday night when they play Denver.”
That was Malone’s message after the lackluster showing from the Kings. Monday’s practice followed a day off Saturday and a light day of film and halfcourt work Sunday.
“I would say (Monday) was probably our worst practice of the year,” Malone said. “If we (had played) a game (Monday), we would be zero and one to start the season.”