Doug Christie

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I never understood why so many 'armchair pundits' got off on Doug Christie's devotion to his wife. Never bothered me much, he seemed like he was able to focus on the game at hand, regardless of all those goofy hand signals. I've watched perhaps half of the Sacramento Kings games this year, and I think Christie will be missed. Hardly any plays were run for him, and in fact, Christie was often the 'on-ball' guard instead of Bibby.

In any event, I will have fond memories of Christie's tenure with the Kings for one reason: the uppercut to Rick Fox's jaw in the Kings v. Lakers pre-season game a couple of years ago.

Cat Mobley is a lesser defensive presence, and slightly turnover prone, but a better scoring guard. I actually expect Mobley only to play this season with the Kings

Mobley could become a free agent next summer when he has a player option in his contract, possibly clearing room on the Kings' payroll for an extension for Peja Stojakovic or other needs.
... Maurice Evans, a journeyman who played in Italy last season, has become a standout defender and utility player, while rookie Kevin Martin also brought excitement to a club that has relied mostly on proficient passing and accurate shooting in recent years. At 29, Mobley also is five years younger than Christie.

``They play like they enjoy playing the game,'' Mobley said of the Kings. ``They look like a fun team. That's what basketball is about, having fun.''

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