Kings Rumors & News

  • DeMarcus Cousins returns from injury, leads Kings past Mavericks

    Sacramento Bee "For the last week, the Kings’ medical staff was in charge of DeMarcus Cousins’ playing time. That’s why he’d missed the previous three games with a lower back strain. Monday night, Cousins was cleared to play and posted team highs with 31 points, nine rebounds, six assists and a blocked shot as..." December 01

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins is officially probable on the Kings injury report. Should play tonight against the Mavs.

  • Rick Carlisle says ex-Maverick Rajon Rondo is playing like 'a max player'

    CBS Sports "Last season, Rajon Rondo frequently did not see eye to eye with Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. Rondo was traded to the Mavericks midway through the season and often butted heads with Carlisle. Everything reached a boiling point in the playoffs when Rondo was basically sent home with a..." November 30

  • Rick Carlisle discusses poor fit of Rajon Rondo with Mavericks

    ESPN "Coach Rick Carlisle has no regrets about what happened during Rajon Rondo's brief, disappointing tenure with the Dallas Mavericks last season. Carlisle just wishes Rondo never would have arrived in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics, saying it was simply a poor fit for both the former..." November 29

  • Green, Warriors race by Kings for No. 18

    CSN Bay Area "The greatest show in sports played without a cast member and still delivered a bravo performance Friday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors replaced the injured Harrison Barnes with Brandon Rush, who turned in his most impressive game in more than three years in a 120-101 thumping of the..." November 29

  • Wiggins leads Wolves past Kings 101-91 in Sacramento

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "However you add up numbers of such disparity, the Timberwolves now are all even after Friday’s 101-91 victory at Sacramento. Add 2-6 at home and 6-2 on the road and you get 8-8 — a .500 record — as well as a three-game winning streak for a young team now a month into its season. Winners at..." November 28

  • Kings finding comfort as George Karl settles on rotation

    Sacramento Bee "It’s been about a month since the Kings began the regular season, or as George Karl cautioned during training camp, the part of the season that would still require a lot of learning. Karl needed to learn which of his 10 new players fit together best. The Kings needed to adapt to what Karl..." November 27

  • Kings earn second road win of season, beating Milwaukee Bucks 129-118

    Sacramento Bee "Player of the game: Rudy Gay scored a season-high 36 points as the Kings ended their season-long five-game trip with a 129-118 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. It was the Kings’ second road win of the season and first win in six games that DeMarcus Cousins has missed. Turning..." November 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins & Jerryd Bayless Have Minor Altercation Post Game

    Black Sports Online "Some conflicting reports about how minor, but it doesn’t look like any punches were thrown. It seems it was more trash talk that was broken up quickly by security before it escalated. Probably was a lot of “Hold Me Back” acting going on." November 26

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins has officially been ruled out with a lower back strain.

  • Hornets dramatically defeat Kings 127-122

    At The Hive "The above .500 Charlotte Hornets came into this game facing the Sacramento Kings. A team that can never decide on a coach, a strategy, or even a direction to go in. While the Sacramento Kings have improved since their 1-7 start they couldn't rebound to beat the Charlotte Hornets. The first..." November 24

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Rudy Gay says at shootaround he's good to play tonight.

  • Kings handle Magic in Cousins' return

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings picked up their first road victory of the season Saturday afternoon, outlasting the Orlando Magic for a 97-91 win at the Amway Center. DeMarcus Cousins returned to the court after a one game suspension and destroyed the Magic’s frontline. The All-Star big stuffed the stat..." November 22

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Rudy Gay has been downgraded to doubtful for today's game in Orlando.

  • Report: Ranadive Has Interest In Nancy Lieberman As Interim If George Karl Fired

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings continue to have a situation of turmoil and instability with George Karl battling DeMarcus Cousins. "The belief still is it’s a matter of when, not if, Karl will be removed as the head coach. "If that should happen during this season, the short-term answers are,..." November 20

  • Wade, Whiteside regroup, fuel Heat to victory over Kings

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "You can't keep a good big man down, or an All-Star guard. So Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade made sure Thursday night that there wouldn't be a home losing streak for the Miami Heat. With Wade keeping the Heat afloat early amid Whiteside's initial foul trouble, and with Whiteside emerging as a..." November 20

  • Report: Kings owner plans to make big offer to John Calipari

    Pro Basketball Talk "When George Karl was on the hot seat last summer, the Kings reportedly looked into hiring Kentucky coach John Calipari. A few months later, Karl’s job is still insecure, and Calipari still might still be the target. Ric Bucher of Bleacher: The belief still is it’s a matter of when, not..." November 20

  • Rudy Gay leaves game with shoulder strain, MRI Friday

    Pro Basketball Talk "The veteran Rudy Gay was trying to back down the rookie Justise Winslow in the third quarter — but Winslow is a strong defender. Period. Not just for a rookie. Gay spun and tried to go up, Winslow got his arm in there and stripped the ball — Gay suffered what the team would later describe as a..." November 20

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    DeMarcus Cousins has been hit with a one-game suspension for hitting Al Horford during last night's Hawks win in Atlanta.

  • Hawks reserves Patterson, Holiday log key minutes in win over Kings

    Fox Sports "Perhaps the most important basket of Lamar Patterson’s young NBA career was an accident. Late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 103-97 win over the Kings, Patterson received the ball on the wing with options. His center, Al Horford, was posting up opposing 6-foot point guard Darren Collison..." November 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins suspended one game for elbowing Al Horford’s head

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins elbowed Al Horford‘s head, and the Kings center got away with it during the game. But the league noticed. NBA release: Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay for hitting Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford in the head with a..." November 19

  • George Karl on Kevin McHale’s firing, ‘I better keep my mouth shut’

    Sacramento Bee "After spending last week fending off rumors his job was in jeopardy, Kings coach George Karl was mum on the news of the first coach to lose his job this season. Houston fired Kevin McHale on Wednesday morning, a move that drew criticism from many big names around the NBA, including McHale’s..." November 19

  • Collison targeting Wednesday for return to Kings lineup

    CSN Bay Area "Darren Collison is tailor made for George Karl’s system. The speedy point guard loves to push the tempo and initiate the offense early. He can take his opponent off the dribble, knock down an open jumper and get his teammates involved. But in order to do any of these items, he has to be on the..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Cousins dominates as Kings win third straight, beat Raptors 107-101

    Sacramento Bee "Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks as the Kings won their third straight game by defeating the Toronto Raptors, 107-101, Sunday night at Sleep Train Arena. Turning point: Ben McLemore drove to the lane and finished in traffic to give..." November 16

  • Batum, Cousins named Players of the Week "The Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum and the Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 15. Batum led the Hornets to a 3-1 week behind averages of 25.5 points (fifth..." November 16

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins to pay for funeral of slain high school football player

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins is trying to help the family of a slain high school football player by paying for the funeral, according to a Sacramento city official. City council member Rick Jennings on Saturday confirmed to multiple media outlets that Cousins, who wanted his..." November 15

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Source confirms to @CSNAuthentic that Rudy Gay likely to give it a go tonight against Raptors. Missed Friday with gastroenteritis.

  • Amid chaos, Rondo leading by example, getting Kings to buy in

    CSN Bay Area "There are a lot of people around the NBA screaming “I told you so” this week after the Sacramento Kings once again spun out of control. Every writer with access to a computer heaped on the struggling franchise. The word count alone could fill the lower bowl of the half built Golden1 Center in..." November 15

  • Kings edge Nets in nailbiter

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings looked lethargic and confused in the first half, falling behind by as many as 15 to the visiting Brooklyn Nets. They struggled coming out of the intermission, but caught fire in the third behind the inspired play of big man DeMarcus Cousins. Sacramento led by as many as..." November 14

  • Kings' Gay doubtful for Friday's game against Nets

    CSN Bay Area "There’s never a dull moment with the Sacramento Kings. According to the team’s official injury report, Rudy Gay is doubtful for tonight’s game with gastroenteritis. The 29-year-old forward somewhat broke the news himself, when he turned to Snapchat to post a picture of himself from a hospital..." November 13

  • DeMarcus Cousins Isn't Making It Easy, but He's Trying to Make It Work with Karl

    Bleacher Report "Mikuni, a Sacramento sushi restaurant, makes a roll called the DMC in honor of Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. The ingredients are a quirky but tasty combo befitting the roll's namesake: tempura lobster on the inside, slices of tuna and avocado on top, finished off with a sprinkling of crab mix and..." November 13

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: George Karl's job not in jeopardy

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac has strongly insisted that coach George Karl's job is secure amid mounting frustrations and locker room tension. "George's job is not in jeopardy. Absolutely not," Divac told reporters Wednesday. "Nothing has changed. I believe in him. I believe he..." November 13

  • Hedo Turkoglu retires from the NBA

    USA Today "Hedo Turkoglu announced his retirement Friday in a press release from the Orlando Magic. Turkoglu played 15 seasons in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. “I am very thankful and grateful for the..." November 13

  • Frustration with Ranadive at all-time high among Kings' minority owners

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings have dominated NBA headlines - typically for all the wrong reasons - since Vivek Ranadive became majority owner of the franchise in 2013. While the Kings' history of turmoil originated long before the Ranadive era, the two years since his introduction as the team's new..." November 13

  • Big 3 lead charge as Kings outpoint Pistons

    CSN Bay Area "Needing a win in the worst way, the Sacramento Kings (2-7) outlasted the Detroit Pistons (5-3) by a final of 101-92 Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena, snapping their six-game losing streak. Rajon Rondo was a wizard on the court, dropping in an incredible 14-point, 15-assist, 11-rebound..." November 12

  • Report: George Karl wanted to suspend Cousins but Vlade Divac wouldn’t

    Larry Brown Sports "The relationship between George Karl, DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of the Sacramento Kings does not look like it will end well. Cousins reportedly cursed out Karl after the team lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Karl didn’t know how to respond, but The Sacramento Bee says he..." November 12

  • Report: George Karl Could Lose His Job By The End Of The Week

    Deadspin "The Sacramento Kings started getting close to the edge of a bottomless pit this past offseason, but the last few days have seen them take a few more crucial steps towards oblivion. Yesterday brought us a morose DeMarcus Cousins talking about “issues in house,” and today brings word that George..." November 12

  • DeMarcus Cousins cursed out George Karl

    The Big Lead "After Sacramento was hammered at home by San Antonio Monday night, the Kings’ star, DeMarcus Cousins, stormed into the locker room and cursed out head coach George Karl with a torrent of obscenities, a person close to the situation told The Big Lead. After Cousins unleashed the F-bombs on Karl,..." November 11

  • Kings come out in support of George Karl

    Sactown Royalty "Sacramento: We know drama. After another frustrating loss last night, it almost looked like the Kings train was going to derail when DeMarcus Cousins acknowledged the team was dealing with internal issues, and called for a players-only meeting. The comment led to a firestorm of media..." November 11

  • Cousins says Kings need to resolve 'in-house issues'

    The Score "DeMarcus Cousins has experienced his fair share of losing with the Sacramento Kings over the past five seasons, never once reaching the 30-win mark since entering the league in 2010. So what's going to turn Sacramento's fortunes around this year? On a roster chock full of new faces and..." November 10

  • Spurs pull away in 4th, beat Kings 106-88

    Pounding The Rock "The Sacramento Kings are much improved this year, with the addition of Rajon Rondo, Willie Cauley-Stein and former Spur Marco Belinelli. DeMarcus Cousins has a lot more talent around him than he has had in previous seasons, although the Kings have only won one game this season. With Cousins..." November 10

  • A frustrated DeMarcus Cousins talks up Sacramento's iffy 'in-house issues'

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of eight to start the season, understandable given the team’s cruel schedule and injury woes. What’s also understandable is the sense of panic that sets in when, knowing you need about 45 wins to break a nearly decade-long playoff drought, knowing that..." November 10

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Confirmed that Seth Curry is OUT after re-injuring ankle warming up.

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    Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

    Kings officially announce DeMarcus Cousins as probable (Achilles strain), Seth Curry as questionable (sprained ankle)

  • Kings’ Rudy Gay struggles to find his game

    Sacramento Bee "Without DeMarcus Cousins, it’s not unreasonable to expect Rudy Gay to do more. Gay expects more from himself. But Gay has struggled as the Kings have dropped five games in a row, the last four without Cousins. Cousins hopes to return from a strained right Achilles’ on Monday night, when the..." November 09

  • Kings' Collison says MRI results 'not good,' out indefinitely

    CSN Bay Area "The hits keep coming for the Sacramento Kings. DeMarcus Cousins is expected to return from injury in the next few days, but the team may have lost one of its most important weapons in the meantime. Veteran guard Darren Collison missed Saturday night’s game with a left hamstring injury. From his..." November 09

  • Kings' Collison day to day with hamstring strain, won't play Monday

    The Score "Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison sat out Saturday's loss to the Golden State Warriors, and will miss at least one more game with a left hamstring strain. The Kings announced Collison, who's listed as day to day, will be sidelined for Monday's tilt with the San Antonio Spurs. The..." November 08

  • Warriors tested by Kings, but survive

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors entered Sleep Train Arena Friday night with eight consecutive wins over the Sacramento Kings, with most of those wins classified as routs. The defending champs pushed it to nine in a row, but there was no rout. Not even close. In a game during which they trailed in the fourth..." November 08