Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings engaging in trade talks for Cousins

    Yardbarker "DeMarcus Cousins said this week that he wants to remain with the Sacramento Kings for the long haul, but it appears the feeling may not be mutual. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Kings have been engaging in trade talks for Cousins. One of the teams the Kings..." February 19

  • Why does Cousins lead NBA in getting blocked? 'I can't jump'

    12 Up "DeMarcus Cousins is a great player, but one with a glaring flaw: a propensity for getting blocked. Like, a lot. How does a player so demonstrably good at everything else get blocked more than any other player in the NBA? There's apparently a pretty easy answer to this question. "I..." February 19

  • Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. It makes sense that Orlando would want..." February 17

  • DeMarcus Cousins 'very happy' with Kings, hopes to sign extension

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins says he intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer, because he wants his "legacy to end in Sacramento" and his "jersey to be in the rafters in Sacramento." In an interview with SportsCenter on Thursday, the All-Star center said he considered Sacramento to be his..." February 17

  • Warriors roll into break with rout of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Less talent, more passion. It was a winning combination for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Down at halftime and without Draymond Green for the rest of the game, an inspired Warriors squad vented the frustration of six consecutive substandard quarters..." February 16

  • The Kings can’t trade DeMarcus Cousins, and that’s their biggest problem

    Fox Sports "As the NBA trade deadline nears, there’s one big name who won’t be in play for teams looking to acquire a superstar. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has his general manager’s word he won’t be traded before the Feb. 23 deadline, and with seemingly good reason. The Kings are set to offer..." February 16

  • Cousins pours in 40 points as Kings edge Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the Los Angeles Lakers rarely double-teaming him, DeMarcus Cousins had a message for his Sacramento Kings teammates. "Feed me," Cousins said. Cousins scored 40 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out eight assists, leading the Kings to a 97-96 victory over the..." February 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins says figuring out his technical foul problem will be ‘a process’

    USA Today "After picking up his 17th technical foul of the season — a league-high and one away from another suspension — in a win over the Pelicans on Sunday night, DeMarcus Cousins was frustrated. He told reporters he feels like he can’t play the way he wants to and is trying to change to help his team...." February 15

  • Cousins keeps cool, guides Kings past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The officials finished looking at the replay, pointed at the Sacramento Kings bench and upheld the technical foul called on DeMarcus Cousins for throwing an inadvertent elbow late in the first quarter. With that, the Kings' franchise player took off for the team's..." February 13

  • Matt Barnes: DeMarcus Cousins must 'be himself' despite rep

    ESPN "Veteran Matt Barnes speaks from experience when he says All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins must "try to be himself without jeopardizing himself or the team" for the Sacramento Kings to make the playoffs. Barnes, in an interview with ESPN-Tencent's Yuan Fang on Sunday night after a 105-99 win..." February 13

  • Pelicans’ Buddy Hield delivers crotch shot to DeMarcus Cousins

    Fanrag Sports "New Orleans Pelicans rookie Buddy Hield went low on Sunday night during the team’s game against the Sacramento Kings, getting tossed out in the second quarter for a shot below the belt of Kings’ forward DeMarcus Cousins. On the rather long list of NBA players you don’t want to swipe at in that..." February 13

  • Collison, Kings put win over Hawks in the bank

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Huge deficits on their home floor have been as commonplace for the Sacramento Kings this season as the sight of DeMarcus Cousins picking up a technical foul. Against the Atlanta Hawks, neither trend proved to be disastrous. Cousins stayed out of trouble and Darren..." February 11

  • Kings and Hawks Troll NBA's New Social Media Policy on Twitter

    Complex "The NBA thinks things have become a little too savage between players and team accounts on Twitter. After Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum and Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons recently got a little too heated for their taste, the NBA decided to squash the beef, and handed down new..." February 11

  • Collison, Kings end Celtics' win streak

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- They were without their leading scorer and rebounder. They lost one of their two starting guards to an injury before they'd played one half. And both things happened on a night when their former starting point guard -- the one creating MVP conversation -- was on the opposite..." February 09

  • Paul Pierce: Westbrook, Cousins only players with 'competitive fire' gene

    USA Today "Add Paul Pierce to the list of NBA players — both current and former — who have been critical of the level of competition in today's NBA in recent weeks. Making an appearance on Mike & Mike on Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer said that the league is far from what it used..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Dave Joerger: Limiting future technicals a ‘good challenge’ for DeMarcus Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger thinks DeMarcus Cousins has set himself up for a unique challenge. Cousins is serving a one-game suspension Wednesday night for collecting his 16th technical foul of the season. From this point forward, Cousins will face additional discipline for every two..." February 08

  • DeMarcus Cousins deactivates Twitter, Instagram accounts

    Larry Brown Sports "The DeMarcus Cousins chronicles continue, just not on social media. The mercurial Sacramento Kings center has deactivated his Twitter and Instagram accounts, as pointed out by Sacramento radio host Dave Carmichael. A search of Cousins’ “BoogieCousins” accounts yields results saying the pages..." February 08

  • Wade's 31 points power Bulls' win at Sacramento

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dwyane Wade had three days to stew after he mishandled the Chicago Bulls' chance for a last-second victory over the Houston Rockets. Given another opportunity Monday against the Sacramento Kings, he had only one thing on his mind. "I knew if I was in position, I was..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Kings’ Cousins suspended and fined for separate incidents

    Fanrag Sports "You only get so many, DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings center, who received his 16th technical foul with :01.1 left during Monday’s 112-107 loss to the Chicago Bulls, will be suspended for the Kings’ Wednesday night game against the Boston Celtics, the NBA announced Tuesday. Under NBA rules, players..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Kings won't deal DeMarcus Cousins before Feb. 23 deadline, Divac says

    ESPN "In his strongest public statement to date on the subject, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac told ESPN on Monday that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is going nowhere before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Amid recent reports that the Kings had engaged the Phoenix Suns in talks involving..." February 07

  • DeMarcus Cousins earns 16th tech, faces automatic 1-game suspension

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins is facing a one-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season in the Sacramento Kings' 112-107 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Cousins, who leads the league in technical fouls, collected two on Monday night. The second technical foul came with 1.1 seconds..." February 07

  • Kings prevail in OT to halt 13-game skid versus Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- A regional rivalry that has been egregiously one-sided for the better part of four years got an unexpected shot in the arm Saturday night. A spirited effort by the Sacramento Kings put the Golden State Warriors on the ropes, and then they knocked out the NBA's best team in..." February 05

  • Booker's buzzer-beater lifts Suns over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As he moved right, then jumped, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker looked anything but balanced, and the basketball launched from his right hand didn't seem to be aimed anywhere in particular. But more than 30 minutes after the ball caromed off the backboard square and..." February 04

  • NBA GM: I wake up every day hoping rival trades for DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins is an exceptional talent trapped on a bad team – a combination that often leads to a trade. But Cousins doesn’t appear to be leaving the Kings anytime soon. Why? 1. The NBA’s new veteran-designated-player rule will allow Sacramento, and only Sacramento, to offer Cousins a..." February 03

  • Kings’ Garrett Temple suffers partial tear in hamstring, out 2-3 weeks

    Fanrag Sports "Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple will be miss the next two to three weeks due to a partial tear of the left biceps femoris muscle in his hamstring. He was limited to just 18 minutes in Tuesday’s game against the Houston Rockets and will miss the remainder of the first half prior to the..." February 02

  • Kings owner Vivek Ranadive aspired to assemble big three of DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Russell Westbrook

    Pro Basketball Talk "What is it about lousy California NBA owners dreaming too big? The Kings have a superstar talent in DeMarcus Cousins. Before he tore his Achilles, Rudy Gay provided Sacramento with decent production and blunt assessments of the franchise. And then, if you asked Kings owner Vivek Ranadive,..." February 02

  • Matt Barnes surrenders to cops over nightclub brawl

    New York Post "Basketball bad boy Matt Barnes surrendered to NYPD cops on Wednesday and was booked in connection to a barroom brawl back in December, law enforcement sources said. The hoops hothead Barnes turned himself in at the 10th Precinct station house and was issued a desk appearance ticket for..." February 01

  • Suns, Kings have had trade discussions about Cousins

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings have had discussions about a trade involving All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro. Gambadoro reports the discussions have centered around involving small forward T.J. Warren, center Alex Len, Phoenix’s first-round..." February 01

  • The Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher Beef Is Heating Up Again

    Complex "Time may heal all wounds, but apparently, 16 months isn't long enough for Matt Barnes to get over the fact that his ex-teammate Derek Fisher is dating his ex-wife Gloria Govan. At least, not if a comment Barnes left under one of Bleacher Report's Instagram posts on Monday is any indication. B/R..." February 01

  • Jimmer Fredette is so huge in China that NBA is a legit dilemma

    New York Post "Money and fame, or living out a dream? It’s not an easy choice, but Jimmer Fredette might have to face it. Fredette, the former BYU star from upstate Glens Falls, NY, has found a professional home in China, becoming a 37-points-per-game megastar and crowd favorite with the Shanghai Sharks...." February 01

  • Refreshed Rockets rout road-weary Kings

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON – Following a long stretch on the road, the Rockets reveled in the comforts of home on Tuesday night. Mercifully, the Kings will soon do the same. Rockets forward Ryan Anderson recorded his first double-double since Oct. 30 and second overall this season, and the Houston Rockets..." January 31

  • Kings coaches, teammates urge Darren Collison to be aggressive

    Sacramento Bee "Kings point guard Darren Collison hears a lot of voices. There’s a recurring theme: Be aggressive. Collison has been lately. “We’ve been talking to him; the coaches have been talking to him,” DeMarcus Cousins said. “We told him that’s what we need. We need the aggressive D.C.” Of..." January 30

  • 76ers hold off Kings despite Cousins' 46 points

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It has reached the point where the Philadelphia 76ers are grading their victories. "The mood in the coaches' room was very somber," coach Brett Brown said after his team beat the Sacramento Kings 122-119 on Monday night. "We didn't handle the end of the game like we need..." January 30

  • Sources: DeMarcus Cousins won't be prosecuted for incident in nightclub

    ESPN "All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings will not be arrested or prosecuted ‎in the wake of a December nightclub incident in New York, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Cousins has been "cleared of all wrongdoing' by authorities after a Dec. 5 altercation..." January 30

  • Cousins, Kings push past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Sacramento Kings should be drained near the end of an eight-game, 12-day road trip. But that wasn't the case on Saturday night, as the Kings dug deep down the stretch and held on for a 109-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The Kings..." January 28

  • George helps Pacers rally past Kings in OT

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The trends and tendencies of the Indiana Pacers' 2016-2017 season to date did not point to a victory when they trailed the Sacramento Kings by 16 with 6:08 remaining in the third quarter. Entering Friday's game, the Pacers were 2-18 when trailing after three quarters and 2-7..." January 27

  • Sacramento Kings’ Matt Barnes likely turning himself in soon for Chelsea nightclub brawl

    New York Daily News "NBA player Matt Barnes is expected to soon turn himself in on misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly assaulting a woman during a brawl at a Chelsea nightclub, police sources said Friday. The Dec. 5 free-for-all happened at hotspot Avenue on 10th Ave. and involved Barnes, fellow Sacramento..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Kings Aspired To Create Big 3 With Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay

    Real GM Basketball "Vivek Ranadive previously told one league insider he aspired for the Sacramento Kings to assemble a big three with Russell Westbrook joining DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. Before he tore his left Achilles tendon, Gay remained with the Kings because Ranadive believed deeply he would re-sign..." January 26

  • Eight NBA players set to be traded before the deadline

    Sportsnaut "As the NBA continues towards what promises to be an intriguing final couple months of the regular season, the Association itself is bracing for the All-Star Game. Shortly after that, the trade deadline will come and go. These are two in-season events that mark the difference between ho-hum..." January 26

  • Kings stun Cavaliers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- General Manager David Griffin believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are complacent and not even LeBron James' biting criticism this week could snap them out of it. The defending champions might remain atop the Eastern Conference, but are mired in their most difficult stretch in two..." January 25

  • DeMarcus Cousins: Playoff race is 'eating me alive'

    CSN Bay Area "With their 109-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night, the Sacramento Kings sit 10 games under .500 at 17-27. In almost any other season, that would mean that they were dead in the water in the Western Conference playoff race. But this it the 2016-17 season where anything is possible..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Pistons-Kings game delayed for smoke over court

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins, in his eternal battle with referees (and everyone else), retroactively won every argument he’s ever had when he had to alert the officials in last night’s Pistons-Kings game to the large cloud of smoke coming toward the court. It was only then that the refs stopped play. But..." January 24

  • Bench boosts Kings past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The second unit provided the lift the Sacramento Kings needed to snap a five-game losing streak. Reserve guard Ty Lawson tied his season high with 19 points as the Kings' bench produced 52 points in a 109-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday at The..." January 23

  • Bulls, Wade overcome Kings, Cousins' 42 points

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Sacramento Kings standout DeMarcus Cousins might have set a franchise record for sarcasm after a questionable foul call against him led to a bitter defeat Saturday night. The call helped the Chicago Bulls emerge with a 102-99 win in the final minute of the game. "I think..." January 22

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