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Kings coach Dave Joerger says he might play ‘four 7s group’ again

Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 08: Head coach Dave Joerger of the Sacramento Kings looks on during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 75-69. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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In their preseason opener, the Kings used a lineup with four players on the power forward-center spectrum:

  • Frank Mason
  • Marvin Bagley III (6-foot-11)
  • Skal Labissiere (6-foot-11)
  • Harry Giles III (6-foot-10)
  • Willie Cauley-Stein (7-foot)

The unit play just about a minute to open the second quarter and got outscored 3-0, and it was just the preseason. But still! That’s an eye-popping lineup in nearly any circumstance.

Sacramento coach Dave Joerger calls it the “four 7s group” and indicated it’d see more playing time.

Joerger, via James Ham of NBC Sports California:

“Well, I’m trying to get a lot of those guys developed in game-play minutes, and it can be a challenge,” Joerger said following practice Wednesday. “It’s something we’ll mess around with a little bit, and it definitely caught some people’s attention.”
Joerger said he’s willing to try it again in the preseason as he looks to get as many minutes for his young core as possible.

Play it in the regular season! It might be the most interesting part of the Kings’ year.