DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento Kings v. Brooklyn Nets

DeMarcus Cousins, just readin'. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Brooklyn Nets (5-2) begin their annual west coast trip today, taking on the Sacramento Kings today at 6 PM Eastern (3 PM Pacific). The Kings are 2-7 and already have significant turmoil: both of their frontcourt pieces of the future -- center DeMarcus Cousins and power forward Thomas Robinson -- have been suspended by the league for infractions this season. (Both are back and will be in uniform tonight).

Plus, their arena's name is Sleep Train Arena. So there's that.

Joining me to talk about the Sacramento Kings is ESPN TrueHoop blogger Jonathan Santiago, who helps manage the fantastic Kings site Cowbell Kingdom. Jonathan is also a contributor to SLAM Online and follows the Kings about as closely as anyone, so read close if you want good nuggets on tonight's opponent.

As usual in the one-on-one's, I've asked Jonathan three questions about the Kings, and he's asked me three on the Nets. Onward!

Jonathan on the Sacramento Kings

Devin: So... the Kings aren't very good. Regardless of Gerald Wallace's status, should the Brooklyn Nets expect to win this one?

Jonathan:... MORE →