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Kings finally try Vivek Ranadive’s 4-on-5 cherry-picking offense, with disastrous results (VIDEO)

Reggie Evans

Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans questions his first technical foul against the Indiana Pacers in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, April 12, 2013. Evans was called for a second technical and ejected but the Nets defeated the Pacers 117-109. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Since this summer, there have been reports that Kings owner Vivek Ranadive wanted his team to experiment with playing a 4-on-5 defensive scheme with a cherrypicker on the offensive end. A disagreement over this plan was supposedly one of (many) factors that led to head coach Mike Malone’s dismissal, as ridiculous an idea as it is.

Finally, for the first time, interim coach Ty Corbin tried it. Here’s the play, via The Brooklyn Game:

Reggie Evans missed a wide-open dunk after hanging back on defense. Not the greatest early returns for the strategy. But it’s a long season.