Pete D'Alessandro Live Q&A Recap

Check out a snapshot of Kings General Manager Pete D'Alessandro's live Q&A that took place Thursday exclusively on the new Kings App.

Pete D’Alessandro:

Before we begin today, I just wanted to take a minute on behalf of the Kings to send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Nelson Mandela and the people of South Africa.

Pete D’Alessandro:

Thanks for coming everyone. Let's get it started...


Q: Robert Phillips:

Pete, is there any more trades coming soon?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Wow, hard-hitting questions here in the Shaq Zone :) Obviously as a GM I will always try to be candid with fans about the things we are doing. I can say this, we will continue to be aggressive to get this thing going in the right direction. The fans of Sacramento deserve a competitive team.


Q: kingnandez:

Mr. D'Alessandro as a GM, what characteristics/ skill set do you look for when looking to sign or acquire a player through a trade?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Depends on our team needs at that time. I would say in general, we are looking to be a fun, athletic team and most importantly players that want to compete and want to win.


Q: Joey Green:

Although we've been losing, the fact that the games are close is very encouraging. I feel like we're missing a defensive 7' big man.

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

League rules preclude me from talking about players in the Draft. What I can say is we're in the early stages of rebuilding this team and some of your points about our needs are well taken and being evaluated.


Q: Denis Dronov:

Hey Pete, If you guys are all for the fans, well then can you guys play Jimmer more? That's want the Fans want!

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Thanks for the question. That is the thing that most impresses me about our fans. Is the incredible support you bring to all of our guys. I can attest to the fact that Jimmer and all of the guys feel that. Ultimately that support sets us apart.


Q: Felix Kings2001:

Pete I am a 3rd year at UC Santa Barbara, kings fan since '04, Mr Ranadive personally told me he wants Kings Culture here! Now my question is will the kings be back?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

We had an unbelievable experience down there. The students were remarkable and the staff was top notch. Thank you and your classmates for that experience, and we appreciate all of your support for the Kings. Go Gauchos!


Q: Donavon Stockwell:

Pete, how important are wins and losses to the Kings management during this “rebuilding” season?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Wins and losses are always important when we talk about culture and talking about creating an expectation of winning. We will get there!


Q: Tyler Probst:

Ayye 307 days in a row wearing Kings jerseys only!

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Have you changed your socks? :)


Q: Gaurav Bindra:

Hey Pete if you need anyone to hit free throws, I'm right here. You can sign me to a 10 day contract. A lot of teams are having troubles with free throws. I just wanted to let you know.

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Mully, is that you?


Q: Liliana I. Magana:

Pete, how do you and the rest of the Kings team feel about Derrick Williams debut? Is he a better player then what you all anticipated?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

We're excited about Derrick. We think the athleticism he brings and his overall basketball skill set will excite our fans and help our team win.


Q: Kevin Pham:

When is Carl Landry coming back?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Carl's rehab is on schedule. We can't wait to get him back into a uniform!


Q: mmiller583:

Can you talk about Ray McCallum’s experience in Reno?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

We're excited to have our association with Reno. It is a perfect place for young players like Ray. Ray played well there and more importantly had an opportunity to play extensive minutes.


Q: Jazmine Alexander:

Do y'all pay attention to PER ratings much? I know y'all said y'all will be paying more attention to stats analysis. Because as of now T.Outlaw is playing fantastic. He gets a lot of boards and moves without the ball.

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

We look at a variety of data and happen to agree with the PER with respect to Travis. He's having a very efficient year.


Q: Tyler Probst:

Hey, Pete do you think the Kings can be an elite team in 2 years?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

We're going to do everything we can to get there as quickly as we can. We won't put a timetable on it but we won't be satisfied until we get there.


Q: Gaurav Bindra:

Who would win in a game of 2 on 2: you and Mullin vs Vivek and Shaq?

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Hmm, let me see. I can find historical statistical data on Mully and Shaq, but without any data on me and Vivek it may be hard to give you an answer.


Q: Felix Kings2001:

Thank you Pete! For taking the time to answer our questions can you give a shout out to my brother Roger! He was the reason I became a fan.

A: Pete D’Alessandro:

Thanks Roger, really appreciate you!

Thanks to all of you for taking the time today to ask me questions! Look forward to seeing you all at the arena. Go Kings!


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