Kings Rumors & News

  • Former King Omri Casspi tries to make sense of Gaza conflict

    Sacramento Bee "Omri Casspi arrived in Sacramento with his ego bursting, his prospects for a long-term career with the Kings promising, and his tiny country of Israel riding on his shoulders, along for the ride. Five years later, he barely recognizes his life. Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA,..." July 23

  • Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season. “My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who..." July 23

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Sources: SVG assures Josh Smith he's likely to remain with Pistons

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and – barring an unexpected turn of events – Smith will be in training camp with..." July 21

  • Kings take a long look at Eric Moreland

    Sacramento Bee "At the Kings’ first predraft workout June 2, some of the team’s executives were intrigued by Oregon State forward Eric Moreland. Moreland was an active player for the Beavers, averaging at least 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in his last two seasons. He declared for the NBA draft after his..." July 21

  • Kings believe they’re progressing in Malone’s strategic overhaul

    Sacramento Bee "Even before the end of last season, Kings coach Michael Malone spoke often about changing the team’s style of play. Malone wanted the Kings to play smarter and faster, move the ball and commit more to defense. That’s how the San Antonio Spurs won the 2014 NBA championship. Through free..." July 20

  • Kings still want Pistons' Josh Smith, but trade not imminent

    Detroit Free Press "The Sacramento Kings made another run at Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith during this week’s league meetings in Las Vegas, but they were rebuffed again. A person with firsthand knowledge of the situation confirmed ESPN’s Marc Stein’s report that the Kings were interested in Smith. Another..." July 18

  • Sources: Pistons, Kings revisit J. Smith talks "The Detroit Pistons and the Sacramento Kings have resumed trade discussions on a deal that could send Josh Smith to Sacramento, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Sources told the Kings have continued to express interest in Smith and the parties are on the hunt for a..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Gay weighs extending deal, wants to see how team develops

    Sacramento Bee "Rudy Gay is committed to the Kings for the 2014-15 season after exercising his player option worth $19.3 million. And while he says he likes the Kings’ direction thus far, he is no rush to think beyond next season. After watching the Kings beat the Charlotte Hornets 72-65 in a summer league..." July 15

  • 10d
    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Alex Oriakhi has been officially added to the team's Summer League roster and is available to play today.

  • 12d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Suns and Kings are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal on a four-year, $27M contract for Isaiah Thomas, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 12d
    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Kings scouring the market for a shot-blocker or stretch-four to play alongside DeMarcus Cousins, league source says.

  • Isaiah Thomas prefers Lakers, Mavericks or Suns

    SLAM Online "Sometimes, being good enough just doesn’t cut it, especially in the case of restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas. Despite numbers that put him in elite company in 2014, IT is still waiting for a deal to materialize. He thinks he knows why, too. Thomas’ averages of 20 points and 6..." July 11

  • 13d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Restricted free agent guard Isaiah Thomas visiting Suns today, sources tell Yahoo. Suns looking to build on deep backcourt.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Kings sign first-round pick Stauskas

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings signed first-round draft pick Nik Stauskas to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Sacramento selected Stauskas out of the University of Michigan with the eighth-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not..." July 09

  • Kings to hire Ty Corbin as lead assistant coach

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings have reached an agreement to hire former Utah head coach Ty Corbin as the lead assistant on head coach Michael Malone’s staff a league source confirmed. Corbin will fill the role Brendan Malone, Michael’s father, was in before he resigned before last season. Corbin had a 112-146..." July 08

  • 16d
    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    The Pistons, I'm told, are not involved with free agent Isaiah Thomas. The former Kings PG had been connected to them previously.

  • Kings' offer for Isaiah Thomas is $3-$4 million below asking price "The Sacramento Bee reports that the Sacramento Kings are only comfortable with an offer that is substantially lower than what Isaiah Thomas wants in restricted free agency for the diminutive speedster. The Kings were willing to offer $5 million to $6 million per year for four seasons –-..." July 07

  • 18d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Kings are still looking to free up their logjam at power forward through a trade. Team has a lot of PFs but they don't address Kings' needs

  • 18d
    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Hearing Lakers are "real possibility" for Isaiah Thomas. Heat still pursuing, but LA has the $. Nothing happens 'til Melo & Bron make moves.

  • 18d
    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Detroit's still in the mix for Isaiah Thomas. They were on to Thomas early in free agency & I'm hearing they would be open to a sign&trade.

  • 20d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Hearing Isaiah Thomas' preferred teams (in order): Lakers, Heat, Pistons

  • Kings pursuing Darren Collison, per report

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings are in negotiations with Darren Collison, according to Hoopshype and confirmed by Jason Jones. This obviously does not bode well for the Kings keeping Isaiah Thomas. Does it makes sense? Collison isn't a top tier point guard by any means, but he's a serviceable point..." July 03

  • 21d
    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Free agent guard Darren Collison agrees to 3 year, $16 milion deal with Sacramento, sources, leaving the Clippers.

  • 23d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    The Celtics reached out to Isaiah Thomas tonight. Interesting, the Kings and Celtics had recently been in talks on Rajon Rondo deal.

  • Kings Waive Willie Reed "The Sacramento Kings waived forward Willie Reed, according to Kings General manager Pete D’Alessandro. The 6-10, 200-pound forward was signed as a free agent by the Kings on March 26, 2014. He did not see action in any regular season games with the Kings. Reed was assigned to the Kings’..." June 29

  • 25d
    Jonathan Santiago @itsjonsantiago

    Hearing Kings are looking to add shooting guard MarShon Brooks to their Summer League team. Nothing solid yet, he could still go elsewhere.

  • 27d

    Nik Stauskas meets commissioner Adam Silver after being picked 8th overall.

  • Kings extend qualifying offer to Isaiah Thomas

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings extended a qualifying offer to Isaiah Thomas, making him a restricted free agent, Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro announced Wednesday morning. Thomas, a three-year NBA veteran, has accrued averages of 15.3 points (.447 FGs, .360 3FGs, .857 FTs), 2.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and..." June 26

    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

  • Are Kings preparing an offer to Celtics for Rondo?

    CSN New England "The Sacramento Kings' interest in trading for Detroit's Josh Smith may not make a lot of sense on the surface. But the more you examine the deal, you get the feeling that acquiring Smith isn't the Kings' end-game in all this. In fact, a more likely reason for pursuing the 6-foot-9 forward..." June 26

  • Elfrid Payton thinks he's going to Lakers or Kings "Elfrid Payton, the point guard out of Louisiana-Lafayette whose stock has been rising throughout the pre-draft workout process, thinks he's going to be selected No. 7 by the Los Angeles Lakers or No. 8 by the Sacramento Kings, via Andy Katz of ESPN. Payton has shown an ability to play tough..." June 25

  • 29d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Kings really want to add a point guard this offseason, one who is more pass-first.

  • Rudy Gay Exercises Player Option With Sacramento "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has exercised his contract option for the 2014-15 season, General Manager Pete D’Alessandro announced today. “We’re thrilled that Rudy will return to Sacramento next season,” said Kings Chairman and Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé. “He quickly demonstrated..." June 25

  • Could Josh Smith trade lead to Rondo to Kings?

    ESPN Boston "The Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings have talked about a potential Josh Smith deal: Sources close to the situation told on Tuesday that the Pistons have engaged the Sacramento Kings in trade discussions this week that would potentially land Josh Smith in the same Sacramento..." June 25

  • 29d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One source insists nothing imminent, but I'm told Pistons and Kings have discussed a trade that would send Josh Smith to Sacramento

  • 30d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    No word deal is imminent (yet) but Sacramento's well-known fondness for Rajon Rondo would help explain Kings' interest in his buddy JSmoove

  • 29d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Immediate focus for Kings, though, is dealing No. 8 pick, which looks increasingly inevitable between now and Thursday's draft proceedings

  • 30d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    D'Alessandro said he planned to speak with Isaiah Thomas' agent today and there's "no question" the team will make qualifying offer.

  • Bulls could move up for Kings' No. 8 pick

    Sporting News "Even before the chase of Carmelo Anthony begins, the Bulls are actively seeking ways to bolster their offense and could move into the upper part of the draft in search of more shooting. Chicago has had multiple talks with Orlando, both about the No. 12 pick and shooting guard Arron Afflalo, and..." June 23

  • Rudy Gay to exercise $19.3 million contract option

    Yahoo! Sports "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will exercise his $19.3 million contract option for the 2014-15 season, but has tabled extension talks until later this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The re-signing of Gay is a top priority for the Kings. Team management and Gay's agent, Alex..." June 23

  • 31d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Kings plan to match any reasonable offer for Thomas, which I've heard would be in the $6 million/year range.

  • Kings should steer clear of post-surgery Embiid

    Sacramento Bee "If you want to see NBA executives scrambling for their Sharpies and hastily revising their internal mock drafts? More sleep-deprived than usual? With the annual selection party less than a week away? Mention Joel Embiid. The Kansas center, who was projected as the No.1 overall pick before..." June 22

  • With salary cap pressing on them, might Kings let Isaiah Thomas walk?

    Pro Basketball Talk "If I don’t get to see an Isaiah Thomas Pizza Guy ads next season on League Pass I’m going to be bummed. They are some of my favorite of the local ads. But I may not because Thomas may well not be in Sacramento. The Kings have long been torn on Thomas, even if the fans have not. Thomas is..." June 21

  • Kings pursued Thomas-for-Bledsoe trade? "According to Jake Fischer, a correspondent for the Boston Globe, multiple sources indicate that the Sacramento Kings' front office is split on moving forward with Isaiah Thomas as their starting point guard, and has engaged in preliminary trade talks. One of those reportedly included a trade..." June 20

  • Rudy Gay Gets Wooed by Kings Brass, Fans

    Basketball Insiders "When Rudy Gay arrived in Sacramento on Tuesday to meet with Kings management and ownership about his future with the organization, he was greeted by dozens of fans at the airport, all urging him to remain with the team. The Kings’ brass are hoping that the message from the fans, co-signed by..." June 11

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