So...last game of this road trip. Facing a team that's second in the East, with a 6-3 record. Sounds kind of dismal, doesn't it? I knew things weren't going to be pretty but I'd forgotten how hard it can be to watch a team just starting to find its identity. There are little things every night to take hope from, but it's hard to find them sometimes. It's easier to forget that this is what we asked for and find someone (ANYONE) at which to point the finger of blame. All things considered, I am not depressed. I am, however, not a patient person so this part is tough. I could never bake a souffle, for example, because I kept opening the over to see if it was done yet. Watching the Kings right now is a lot like that. I'm trying something new for this game. I'm going to focus on just one player. See if I can honestly assess his strengths and weaknesses in my own mind without injecting emotion or hope into the equation. Not sure how it will turn out, but I'm hoping it makes it a little easier to watch. It's still a good time to be a Kings fan - maybe not for what we're seeing right now but for the knowledge that it's gonna get better at some point. #GoKings!