Kings Rumors & News

  • Report: Kristaps Porzingis will draw ‘significant interest’ from Magic, Kings, Pistons in NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis was rumored to be worthy of the number one overall selection in this summer’s NBA Draft, and since then, has been projected to go with one of the top three picks. While teams evaluating Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay..." May 22

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Kings VP Vlade Divac: DeMarcus Cousins is 'untradeable' "For someone who is under contract until the summer of 2018, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins sure has to deal with a lot of speculation about his future. There was a report in early May that the Boston Celtics would try to make a trade for him, and now Kings vice president Vlade Divac is..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NBA Draft top 10: 1. Timberwolves 2. Lakers 3. 76ers 4. Knicks 5. Magic 6. Kings 7. Nuggets 8. Pistons 9. Hornets 10. Heat

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    SiriusXM NBA Radio @SiriusXMNBA

    "DeMarcus is untradeable & a guy who we want to build around" Divac on DeMarcus Cousins

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Kings pick up option on Arseneault Jr.

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has picked up the option on Reno Bighorns head coach David Arseneault Jr., according to Kings Vice President of Basketball and Franchise Operations Vlade Divac. In his first season at the helm, Arseneault compiled a 20-30 record and installed a..." May 13

  • Kings owner Ranadive: 'I am counting on Vlade to pull this all together' "Since Vivek Ranadive has been the owner of the Sacramento Kings, there have been near-constant changes to the front office and coaching staff. The latest one was Vlade Divac becoming the main basketball decision-maker, a move that happened quietly. In an interview with the Sacramento Bee's Ailene..." May 10

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Kings not interested in trading Cousins to Celtics

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings want to make a playoff run next season with DeMarcus Cousins as the centerpiece of the franchise, league sources told The Celtics reportedly have significant interest in Cousins and are expected to utilize their bevy of draft picks to secure the 6-foot-11 center..." May 02

  • Celtics looking to trade draft picks to Kings for Cousins "Five burning questions and answers about the Boston Celtics' immediate future in the wake of their four-game exit from the playoffs and team president Danny Ainge's end-of-season news conference Thursday: 1. Who is the Celtics' dream target in free agency? Kevin Love is the most common..." May 02

  • Sources: Chad Iske to become Kings' associate head coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings are finalizing an agreement with Philadelphia 76ers assistant Chad Iske to become associate head coach under George Karl, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Iske has a significant history and relationship with Karl, spending five seasons on the head coach's staff with the..." April 29

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • 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' "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 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

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    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 "Vlade Divac has quietly emerged as the new lead voice of the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to league sources. ‎Sources told ‎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

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    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 (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

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

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