Kings Rumors & News

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Don't expect the Kings to consider trading DeMarcus Cousins anytime soon

    Sactown Royalty "Another year, another disappointing season. Yes, the Kings won 29 games, their most in five seasons, but this team was supposed to do much more, especially after a 9-5 start to the season got everyone's hopes up. Instead, here we are with the season over and once again watching 16 other teams in..." April 19

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Kings end three-game skid, beat Lakers 102-92

    Sactown Royalty "It doesn't really matter that the Sacramento Kings were playing the D-Fenders, not the Los Angeles Lakers, tonight, its always fun going south to Staples Center and coming out with a win. In a roller coaster season that Kings fans would like to forget as soon as possible, the Kings finished off..." April 16

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    Brian K. Schmitz @MagicInsider

    Yes, I'm told that former Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone "would love to coach" the Orlando Magic.

  • Kings end three-game skid, beat Lakers 102-92

    Sacramento Bee "Player of the game: Omri Casspi had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Kings ended a three-game losing streak in their home finale. Turning point: After Vander Blue’s three-pointer brought the Lakers within 89-88 with 4:28 to play, the Kings went on a 10-1 run and coasted to the..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • George Karl's declaration: Never had player that's untradeable

    CSN Bay Area "Kings coach George Karl was candid in his pregame comments before Sacramento matched its win total of the last two seasons of 28 victories with a win over the Lakers at Sleep Train Arena on Monday. “You can argue 28-29 wins, I can argue with Darren (Collison) in the lineup it would be 34-35..." April 14

  • Kings, Celtics set to square off in Mexico City in 2015

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live today announced that the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings will travel to Mexico for the first time to play the league's third regular-season game in the country at the Mexico City Arena on Dec. 3 as part of NBA Global Games 2015. The..." April 14

  • Kenneth Faried scores 30 as Nuggets beat Kings in George Karl's return

    Denver Post "The love for George Karl poured from the stands, just as it always did. Many fans hadn't had an opportunity to say goodbye to Karl, or even good luck. But before Sunday's game at the Pepsi Center, the crowd found a way to say it missed the man and was happy to see him again, showering him with..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Kings Sign David Stockton

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has signed David Stockton through the 2015-16 season. The Kings had previously signed Stockton to a 10-day contract on February 20. A day later, Stockton made his NBA debut at the STAPLES Center against the Los Angeles Clippers. He recorded one..." April 12

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Reggie Evans has been added to the Kings injury report for tomorrow. He is doubtful with a right thumb sprain.

  • David Stockton, Kings near new deal likely to leave Sim Bhullar off roster

    ESPN.com "The Sacramento Kings are planning to re-sign guard David Stockton before the end of their season to a multiyear deal, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Stockton, son of Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, will soon rejoin the Kings after playing out a 10-day contract with..." April 12

  • 15d
    James Ham @James_Ham

    Hearing that it’s likely both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are being shut down for the remainder of the season (3 games) by Sacramento.

  • Thunder snaps four-game skid, beats Kings

    The Oklahoman "What the Thunder needed in the worst way finally arrived Friday night. A slump-buster. And for the Thunder, there is no better slump buster than the Sacramento Kings. Oklahoma City continued its mastery of the Kings inside Chesapeake Energy Arena with a potentially postseason-saving..." April 11

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins will see a specialist for his sore right foot today in Los Angeles. We will have an update to mmorrow.

  • Jazz beat Sacramento Kings 103-91

    Salt Lake Tribune "George Karl could make only the modest promise of a coach missing his three best players. "I feel pretty good that we can get this game into the fourth quarter," Sacramento's third head coach this season said before tipoff on Wednesday night. Once they got there, Rodney Hood and the Utah..." April 09

  • Casspi's career high lifts Kings over Wolves

    Sactown Royalty "Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves are not a very good defensive team. Yes, they were also missing pretty much every NBA-level big man on their team. Yes, the Sacramento Kings were also down plenty of scorers so there was a lot of shots available for the taking. That shouldn't take anything away from..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Vlade Divac emerges as Kings' lead voice

    ESPN.com "Vlade Divac has quietly emerged as the new lead voice of the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to league sources. ‎Sources told ESPN.com ‎that Divac, who was recently hired by the Kings under the seemingly broad title of vice president of basketball and franchise operations, is indeed..." April 08

  • Sacramento’s Sim Bhullar makes NBA history as first Indian player in league

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much to it, there were just 16 seconds left in a blowout game, but it happened: The Kings’ Sim Bhullar made NBA history as first player of Indian descent ever in the Association. The D-League call up likely will get more time in upcoming games. Hopefully we’ll get to see him do..." April 08

  • DeMarcus Cousins out Tuesday night. Is he done for season?

    Pro Basketball Talk "There have been rumors the Kings are considering shutting DeMarcus Cousins down for the season. That said, he’s had a couple trieple-doubles recently and has looked like a beast, so would they really? Well, they are Tuesday night. From the Kings’ official release: DeMarcus Cousins has been..." April 08

  • Carl Landry suspended one game by NBA for leaving bench during altercation

    Sactown Royalty "Well looks like Carl Landry is going to go right on back to not playing, but this time it won't be a coach's decision. The NBA announced today that they have suspended Landry for one game without pay for leaving the bench during an altercation between Derrick Williams and Rudy Gobert in Sunday's..." April 06

  • Derrick Williams is playing better than he has in a while... and it's still not good enough

    Sactown Royalty "Derrick Williams was the only member of the Kings to not get a board despite playing almost 27 minutes. For comparison, backup Point Guard Andre Miller had 4 in just 14 minutes as did the 6'1, 165 lb rookie Bryce Cotton for Utah. Once again, Derrick Williams is failing to live up to..." April 06

  • Hood leads Jazz over Kings, 101-95

    Salt Lake Tribune "By now, most Utah Jazz fans who have more than a passing interest in the team know it's been a difficult rookie season for Rodney Hood. Injuries — from a bum foot, to stomach issues, to a concussion — have kept him sidelined for over half the schedule. When he has gotten onto the court, he's..." April 06

  • 22d
    James Ham @James_Ham

    Spoke to Rudy Gay. He still has a headache, but improving. He is out for Sunday. Still needs to pass NBA protocol.

  • James Harden scores 51 in Rockets’ home win over Kings

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets and the Kings stars shone brightly and put on a show on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center. Rockets guard James Harden scored a career-high 51 points and Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins had a triple-double as the Rockets emerged with a 115-111 win. “I’m not gonna lie,”..." April 02

  • Kings To Sign Sim Bhullar To 10-Day Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are about to sign Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). He’ll be the first NBA player from India, as Stein points out, and he’ll play for a team with the league’s first Indian owner, Vivek Ranadive. The Kings have been hoping that the massive..." April 01

  • Grizzlies tear through Kings to get back on track

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was still celebrating Sunday's Wrestlemania, going Hulk Hogan on his jersey. Gasol missed a shot in the first quarter and tore a nearly foot-long lighting bolt between the "i" and the "z." Memphis tore through Sacramento on Monday, 97-83, to break a three-game..." March 31

  • 26d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Karl said he expects Rudy Gay to be out at least 4-5 days as he undergoes concussion protocol.

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Shutdown possible for Cousins

    ESPN.com "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies to rest nagging injuries as the team contemplates shutting down the All-Star big man for the rest of the season. Kings coach George Karl said Monday that he spoke with Cousins about how they would..." March 31

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Kings outshine Suns, win fourth straight

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings' winning ways continued Wednesday, as Sacramento defeated the Suns 108-99 at US Airways Center for its fourth consecutive victory. Sacramento’s balanced attack of seven players in double figures, diligence with the ball (27 assists to 19 turnovers on 40 field goals), plus holding the..." March 26

  • Thanks to a TV Error, Nik Stauskas Has Assumed the Identity of 'Sauce Castillo'

    Bleacher Report "Sacramento Kings president and CEO Chris Granger says "Sauce Castillo" merchandise is in the works. I, for one, hope all the proceeds go to true men who don't kill coyotes. ---End of Update--- Closed captioning is a useful and vital facet of the sports broadcast experience. The..." March 26

  • Omri Casspi Encouraged By George Karl, Wants To Re-Sign With Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi would like to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings in free agency this offseason. Casspi has been encouraged by the initial weeks of George Karl's tenure. “I want to come back here so badly,” Casspi said. “I love the community and I feel like the team is finally moving in the right..." March 25

  • Kings win third in a row, beat 76ers 107-106

    Sacramento Bee "Derrick Williams best highlight of was more like a blooper. The Kings were annihilating the Chicago Bulls at Sleep Train Arena, up 28 points in the fourth quarter when Williams intercepted a pass and had a clear path to the basket. Williams went for the highlight play by throwing the ball..." March 25

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Kings' season: 'It's been a complete circus'

    Washington Post "The pain shot through DeMarcus Cousins's body, from his throbbing head to his aching back, like shock waves. A debilitating, burning sensation kept him bedridden for weeks, robbed him of his appetite and forced him to cover up under the sheets to avoid the glare whenever sunlight crept through his..." March 24

  • Gay carries Kings past Wizards, 109-86

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings beat the Wizards 109-86 at Sleep Train Arena on Sunday, securing back-to-back wins for the first time since November. Rudy Gay, who entered Sunday’s game averaging 25.9 over his last nine games, matched his torrid pace leading Sacramento with 26 points. DeMarcus Cousins, who had..." March 23

  • Kings To Sign David Wear To 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings are lining up a 10-day contract for David Wear." March 23

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    "He's going to play." - George Karl on DeMarcus Cousins

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Kings' McLemore dealing with wrist injury

    CSN Bay Area "Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore wasn’t on Sacramento’s injury list before Wednesday’s 116-105 loss to the Clippers, yet is dealing with an ailing right wrist and forearm. The injury occurred on a dunk by McLemore en route to a season-high 27 points in the Kings last win on March 11 in..." March 19

  • Clippers pull away late, defeat Kings 116-105

    Clips Nation "In a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate, the Clippers traded punches with the Kings until midway through the fourth quarter. At that point, the Clippers' 3-point attack was too much for the Sacramento team to overcome. The Clippers were 17 of 37 from behind the..." March 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins out tonight

    NBA.com "Following Monday's game against Atlanta, DeMarcus Cousins was added to the team's injury report and after sitting out Tuesday's practice has been downgraded to out with a right calf strain for Wednesday's game against the L.A. Clippers. Cousins was previously listed on the Kings injury report..." March 18

  • Vlade Divac calls DeMarcus Cousins 'the most talented big guy I have ever seen'

    Sporting News "Vlade Divac was named the Kings vice president of basketball and franchise operations earlier this month, and he has spent the last two weeks with the team to determine what Sacramento can do to be better than 13th in the Western Conference moving forward. Divac knows the Kings can build around..." March 17

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