Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings’ Patterson’s game isn’t as exotic as his pet

    Sacramento Bee "Lamar Patterson isn’t the first person to be concerned about a pet when relocating for a new job. But his pet, Pharoah, isn’t a dog or cat; “Ro” is an alligator. “Hopefully it’s legal to have the alligator out there, I don’t know,” said Patterson, a second-year guard who was claimed by the..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Team USA Responds to Brittney Griner's Claim That She Could Beat Cousins in 1 on 1

    Complex "The USA men’s and women’s teams both have strong starting centers in this year’s Olympics. DeMarcus Cousins is a two-time NBA All-Star with the Sacramento Kings; Brittney Griner is a two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year winner. They’re among the best post players in their respective..." August 19

  • Brittney Griner thinks she can beat DeMarcus Cousins one-on-one

    Sporting News "Brittney Griner and DeMarcus Cousins are premier bigs in their respective leagues, the WNBA and NBA, but could Griner beat Cousins one-on-one? The WNBA star believes she can. "I'm just gonna use that to fuel this," Griner said, via ESPN.com, when being told that Cousins thinks she'd be no..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • Kings interested in Ricky Rubio

    Pro Basketball Talk "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said not to expect a Ricky Rubio trade. But Rubio comes up so frequently in trade rumors, and Minnesota just drafted Kris Dunn. Everyone expects the Timberwolves to shop Rubio eventually. When they do, the Kings apparently want to talk. Darren Wolfson of..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • The Rockets have strong interest in trading for Rudy Gay

    The Dream Shake "It's public knowledge that the Sacramento Kings are looking to trade Rudy Gay. The forward has one year and $13.3 million left on his contract, with a player option for 2017-2018 that he is unlikely to exercise, especially if he stays in Sacramento. The Kings are looking to get something for Gay..." August 15

  • What would it cost the Denver Nuggets to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    Denver Stiffs "Well, despite all the effort to try and come up with a realistic trade package for Russell Westbrook, he metaphorically blocked my efforts a la Rocky's half court shot when the talented point guard shocked everyone and re-upped with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Let's face it though, a trade for..." August 15

  • Michael Malone refuses to wear purple years after Kings firing

    The Score "Longtime coach Michael Malone just isn't letting this one go. Eighteen months after a rude and confusing dismissal from the Sacramento Kings, Malone revealed on The Lowe Post Podcast that he still refuses to wear Kings colors. It's practically a rule inside the Malone household: no purple..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Brittney Griner Wants To Play DeMarcus Cousins 1-on-1

    Black Sports Online "Let me be the first to say that this matchup would be about as one-sided as you’ll ever see, but if she wants ‘Boogie’ — let’s make that happen. Brittney Griner playing with the big boys has been a hypothetical conversation for years, but now the Team USA center really wants some tough..." August 10

  • Kings' Rudy Gay would like to find his way to the Miami Heat

    CBS Sports "The Sacramento Kings and forward Rudy Gay seem to have a tough relationship at this point. By many accounts, the Kings may want to trade Gay. By many accounts, Gay may want the Kings to trade him. But determining the proper value on a deal has been tough so far for Vlade Divac as he reshapes the..." August 09

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Cuban blames 'dysfunctional' Kings for Seth Curry's struggles last season

    Sports Day "Chuck Cooperstein: Unfortunately the Plan A [in free agency] didn't work out the way you had in mind, didn't work out the way you hoped it would. Even you knew that it was going to be an uphill struggle to make it work. Yet again, you've been able to sort of cobble something together that looks..." August 05

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Kings' Gay speaks with Divac, doesn't rule out being traded

    ABC 10 News "After airing some concerns about the stability and the direction of his Sacramento Kings, Rudy Gay spoke with team general manager Vlade Divac in attempt to find clarity. This past Monday, Gay, 29, spoke with Sactown Royalty, a popular fan site hosted by SBNation, about his frustrations from..." July 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins Recounts Story of Police Pulling Rifles on Him and His Friends in High School

    Complex "Many NBA stars are making their voices heard as the public debate around the police treatment of African-Americans continues to grow. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony opened the ESPYs with a bold statement that set the tone, and the famously politically quiet Michael..." July 30

  • Sacramento Kings Rookie Skal Labissière Tells Crazy Story of How He Survived Haiti Earthquake

    Vice Sports "In a half-empty gym at the Cox Pavilion at Las Vegas Summer League, just for a moment, Skal Labissiere trails the action. His seven-foot frame slinks across the court with grace and sneaky speed, and when he finds some cushion on the right wing, he corrals a pass, hesitates with a ball-fake to the..." July 30

  • Cousins on police violence: 'I've learned about both sides'

    The Undefeated "USA Basketball center DeMarcus Cousins remembers being “scared for my life,” when police officers’ rifles were being pointed at the then-high school basketball star with so much promise. “I remember it being after a high school game. Me and my friends are riding home, we hop out of the car at..." July 29

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: DeMarcus Cousins is ‘most dominant player in the whole world’

    CSN Bay Area "Team USA doesn’t need DeMarcus Cousins to score 26 points a night. They don’t need him to handle the ball or launch from three. He’s on the Olympic team for one reason -- to dominate the glass. Everything else is just gravy. Through the first two exhibition games, Cousins posted 13 points and..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Divac responds to Rudy Gay's comments: 'He has my number'

    CSN Bay Area "DeMarcus Cousins suit up for Team USA at Oracle Arena. Sitting courtside, just feet away from former Kings guard Seth Curry and his father, Dell Curry, sat the duo of Vlade Divac and Vivek Ranadivé. While Ranadivé stepped out for half time refreshments, Divac, wearing his Kings purple, stuck..." July 27

  • It would be nearly impossible for the Wizards to pull off a DeMarcus Cousins trade this summer

    Bullets Forever "Now that the KD2DC dream is dead and gone, there’s been a lot of chatter about the next way for the Wizards to acquire a superstar to pair with John Wall. The name that seems to keep coming up the most is DeMarcus Cousins. Regardless of how you feel about his antics or some of his shortcomings on..." July 26

  • Kings are interested in former Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes

    Sactown Royalty "Last last night, International Basketball Woj David Pick reported that the Kings are trying to 'lure' Nick Calathes out of his star role in Athens and more specifically, Panathinaikos, the same team that new Kings rookie Georgios Papagiannis played for last year. 'Lure' being the optimal word..." July 26

  • Rudy Gay is unclear about the direction of the Kings and his future

    Sactown Royalty "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay opened up Monday regarding his feelings about the franchise, the trade rumors this summer, his recent surgery and what went wrong last season. Gay is in town this week for his Youth Skills Academy where he aims to teach kids between the ages of 5 to 18 the..." July 26

  • Sacramento Kings to name street outside arena after ex-NBA Commissioner David Stern

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings will announce Tuesday that they are naming the street leading to the front door of the new downtown arena in honor of former NBA Commissioner David Stern, whose persistent, decades-long efforts helped keep the franchise in Sacramento. Officially, the address of the Golden 1 Center –..." July 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins: All-NBA voting ‘absurd,’ ‘joke,’ ‘popularity contest’

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins was the only All-NBA player on a lottery team this year. The Kings center made the second team behind DeAndre Jordan. Credit voters for seeing past Sacramento’s dismal record and recognizing Cousins’ individual excellence. He has only so much power, and it would’ve been..." July 24

  • Kings won’t engage in Cousins trade inquiries, including one from Cavs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have sent on and off signals about trading DeMarcus Cousins. Here’s another “off” one. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: League sources peg the Kings’ stance on Cousins as a “non-starter.” They simply won’t go there on trade talk despite long-standing interest from the..." July 23

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins picks up yoga, drops weight

    Sacramento Bee "The tallest student attending the 9 a.m. hot yoga class at Vegas Hot! takes his place in the back of the room wearing a red Team USA workout shirt and shorts. He’s been here before and knows what awaits him in the next hour. “I need the strength, baby,” Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says. “I..." July 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'I still don’t feel I get the respect I deserve'

    Yahoo! Sports "In preparation for a summer with Team USA, a summer that will allow him to taste winning in the inverse to his experience with the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins decided to spend his offseason in Las Vegas, where he began partaking in a pastime that would be amusing to anyone paying attention..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins says remarks about Kings’ draft were ‘twisted’ around

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is not as upset with the direction of the Sacramento Kings this offseason as we may think. Or, that’s what he wants us to believe, at least. After a Team USA practice on Monday, Cousins was asked about some of the moves the Kings have made in free agency and the draft. “I do..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • Kings Still Searching For Rudy Gay Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings remain interested in trading away Rudy Gay this offseason. Gay was acquired by the Kings in December of 2013 in a trade with the Toronto Raptors." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins Confused by Kings’ 2016 NBA Draft Strategy: "I Don’t Really Understand It"

    Complex "The Kings were not good—again—during the 2015-16 NBA season. Since DeMarcus Cousins joined the team back in 2010, Sacramento has failed to come anywhere close to finishing above .500, and as a result, Cousins has never made an appearance in the NBA Playoffs. Last season was especially bad due..." July 19

  • Kings Claim Lamar Patterson Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have claimed Lamar Patterson off waivers from the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports (Twitter link). As a result, Sacramento will assume responsibility for the $874,636 he is due for 2016/17. Atlanta waived Patterson on Tuesday. It’s a low-risk move..." July 14

  • Mavericks sign Quincy Acy to a 2-year deal, per report

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have signed Quincy Acy to a two-year deal, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. The deal will have to be at the NBA's league minimum, since the Mavericks have already used up all of their cap space. Acy is a 25-year-old who graduated from Baylor and plays small..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Darren Collison -- Pleads Not Guilty ... In Domestic Violence Case

    TMZ "Sacramento Kings player Darren Collison pled not guilty to domestic violence charges stemming from his May arrest ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, the 28-year-old point guard was charged with corporal injury and assault after allegedly attacking his wife at their Bay Area..." July 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins has lost 33 pounds since end of season

    Sportsnaut "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been hitting the gym religiously since the end of the 2015-16 NBA season and has plenty to show for his efforts. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Cousins has already dropped 33 pounds this offseason." July 10

  • Report: Kings make Koufos, Gay, McLemore available in trades

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings are looking to further shake up their roster after an active first week of free agency. On the heels of signing free agents Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes, Garrett Temple, and Anthony Tolliver, the Kings have reportedly made Kosta Koufos, Ben McLemore, and Rudy Gay available in..." July 09

  • Report: Rajon Rondo’s 2017-18 salary with Bulls $3 million guaranteed

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Bulls signed Rajon Rondo to a two-year contract, there was one key question: How much of his 2017-118 salary was guaranteed? Chicago needed help at point guard and was below the salary floor. Rondo was the best free agent point guard remaining. He upgraded the Bulls next season, and..." July 09

  • Rudy Gay Requests Trade From Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gay has requested a trade from the Sacramento Kings. The Kings are attempting to find a suitable trade package for Gay. " July 09

  • Rondo calls Bulls 'Jimmy's team'

    The Score "Rajon Rondo attempted to avoid any future controversy by making one thing clear during his introduction in Chicago: the Bulls are still Jimmy Butler's team." "It's Jimmy's team," Rondo told reporters on Thursday. "Jimmy, Wade, and then whatever after that." Rondo appears willing to defer to..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • The Kings still need to get another Point Guard

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have made some solid moves so far this offseason, but it's still a bit perplexing that they haven't really addressed the big glaring need at the Point Guard position. Kings GM Vlade Divac shocked all of us when he didn't select Wade Baldwin with the 13th pick in the draft,..." July 06

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