Kings Rumors & News

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Kings outshine Suns, win fourth straight

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings' winning ways continued Wednesday, as Sacramento defeated the Suns 108-99 at US Airways Center for its fourth consecutive victory. Sacramento’s balanced attack of seven players in double figures, diligence with the ball (27 assists to 19 turnovers on 40 field goals), plus holding the..." March 26

  • Thanks to a TV Error, Nik Stauskas Has Assumed the Identity of 'Sauce Castillo'

    Bleacher Report "Sacramento Kings president and CEO Chris Granger says "Sauce Castillo" merchandise is in the works. I, for one, hope all the proceeds go to true men who don't kill coyotes. ---End of Update--- Closed captioning is a useful and vital facet of the sports broadcast experience. The..." March 26

  • Omri Casspi Encouraged By George Karl, Wants To Re-Sign With Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi would like to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings in free agency this offseason. Casspi has been encouraged by the initial weeks of George Karl's tenure. “I want to come back here so badly,” Casspi said. “I love the community and I feel like the team is finally moving in the right..." March 25

  • Kings win third in a row, beat 76ers 107-106

    Sacramento Bee "Derrick Williams best highlight of was more like a blooper. The Kings were annihilating the Chicago Bulls at Sleep Train Arena, up 28 points in the fourth quarter when Williams intercepted a pass and had a clear path to the basket. Williams went for the highlight play by throwing the ball..." March 25

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Kings' season: 'It's been a complete circus'

    Washington Post "The pain shot through DeMarcus Cousins's body, from his throbbing head to his aching back, like shock waves. A debilitating, burning sensation kept him bedridden for weeks, robbed him of his appetite and forced him to cover up under the sheets to avoid the glare whenever sunlight crept through his..." March 24

  • Gay carries Kings past Wizards, 109-86

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings beat the Wizards 109-86 at Sleep Train Arena on Sunday, securing back-to-back wins for the first time since November. Rudy Gay, who entered Sunday’s game averaging 25.9 over his last nine games, matched his torrid pace leading Sacramento with 26 points. DeMarcus Cousins, who had..." March 23

  • Kings To Sign David Wear To 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings are lining up a 10-day contract for David Wear." March 23

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    "He's going to play." - George Karl on DeMarcus Cousins

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Kings' McLemore dealing with wrist injury

    CSN Bay Area "Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore wasn’t on Sacramento’s injury list before Wednesday’s 116-105 loss to the Clippers, yet is dealing with an ailing right wrist and forearm. The injury occurred on a dunk by McLemore en route to a season-high 27 points in the Kings last win on March 11 in..." March 19

  • Clippers pull away late, defeat Kings 116-105

    Clips Nation "In a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate, the Clippers traded punches with the Kings until midway through the fourth quarter. At that point, the Clippers' 3-point attack was too much for the Sacramento team to overcome. The Clippers were 17 of 37 from behind the..." March 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins out tonight

    NBA.com "Following Monday's game against Atlanta, DeMarcus Cousins was added to the team's injury report and after sitting out Tuesday's practice has been downgraded to out with a right calf strain for Wednesday's game against the L.A. Clippers. Cousins was previously listed on the Kings injury report..." March 18

  • Vlade Divac calls DeMarcus Cousins 'the most talented big guy I have ever seen'

    Sporting News "Vlade Divac was named the Kings vice president of basketball and franchise operations earlier this month, and he has spent the last two weeks with the team to determine what Sacramento can do to be better than 13th in the Western Conference moving forward. Divac knows the Kings can build around..." March 17

  • Hawks hold off Kings for franchise-record 23rd road win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s not easy to win on the road in the NBA. That hasn’t slowed down the Hawks. Not this season. The Hawks set a franchise record with their 23rd road victory by defeating the Kings 110-103 Monday night at Sleep Train Arena. Hawks hold off Kings for franchise-record 23rd road win..." March 17

  • Kings' Cousins dealing with injuries, to 'talk to management'

    CSN Bay Area "After Monday’s 110-103 Kings loss the the Hawks, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins admitted to playing with multiple injuries including his ankle, calf, shoulder and back. Cousins acknowledged his desire to to continue to play through the various injuries but also expressed concern for his..." March 17

  • Vlade Divac says Shaquille O'Neal 'wasn't talented, he was just strong'

    CBSSports.com "Former Kings center Vlade Divac battled with Shaquille O'Neal for years in memorable playoff matchups. Now O'Neal is a part owner in the Sacramento Kings, but Divac still had an interesting comment about the guy who ended Divac' title hopes in the early 2000's. From the AP: "I've been in..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • 76ers call out Kings coach George Karl on Snapchat after win

    Sporting News "The 76ers defeated the Kings on the court and off the court Friday night. On the court, the Sixers won, 114-107. Off the court, they won on Snapchat. Following the game, the Sixers' Snapchat account reminded Kings coach George Karl of a comment he made back in September. " March 15

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins is probable with a left ankle sprain and Ryan Hollins is questionable with a lower back strain. #KingsWizards

  • Kings take step toward re-establishing defensive mindset in win over Hornets

    Sacramento Bee "Kings management wants coach George Karl to ignite the team’s offense. Karl wants the defense to spark the offense. It’s hard to get the offense going if you don’t make stops, something that has troubled the Kings for some time after they began the season with a defensive identity. Once players..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Hawks defeat Kings in record fashion

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks’ dominance of the Kings continues — in a big way. Atlanta led by as many as 28 points en route to a record-setting 130-105 victory against Sacramento on Monday night at Philips Arena. The victory was the 13th in a row in the series, tying for second-longest streak against an opponent..." March 10

  • Orlando Magic withstand late Sacramento Kings rally to win 119-114

    Orlando Sentinel "Of all the split-second decisions Victor Oladipo made Friday night, none mattered more than the one he confronted with 32.0 seconds remaining and the Orlando Magic trailing the Sacramento Kings 111-110. Oladipo received an inbounds pass at the top of the arc and sped toward the center of the..." March 07

  • Spurs continue to show signs of life with romp over Kings

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Kings — they’re good for what ails you. The Spurs beat Sacramento for the second time in six days, with none of the difficulties of the first meeting. While that game was tied early in the fourth quarter, the Spurs romped Wednesday at the AT&T Center, leading by as many as 40..." March 05

  • Kings coaching transition looks smooth in 124-86 romp over Knicks

    Sacramento Bee "Being a point guard for the Kings means knowing two basketball dialects. Sometimes, Ray McCallum speaks Michael Malone’s language. Other times, he speaks George Karl’s jargon. It’s all part of the transition for the Kings and Karl. “I think it’s difficult for the coach,” Karl said. “He..." March 04

  • Kings' Darren Collison out at least six weeks following surgery Tuesday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Kings point guard Darren Collison is expected to miss at least six weeks following surgery Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury, the team announced." March 03

  • Kings Name Vlade Divac Vice President of Basketball and Franchise Operations

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings announced today Vlade Divac has been named Vice President of Basketball and Franchise Operations. In this capacity, Divac’s responsibilities will include advising the Kings front office and coaching staff, assisting the organization’s global branding efforts, augmenting fan..." March 03

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins has now been upgraded to probable. Sounds like he’s a go against the Knicks tonight.

  • Kings' Collison to have core muscle surgery Tuesday

    CSN Bay Area "As expected, Darren Collison will undergo surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia to repair a core muscle injury, a source told CSNBayArea.com. After a Monday consultation with Dr. William Meyers of the Vincera Institute, the Philadelphia-based surgeon will perform the surgery. Collison will be..." March 03

  • Andre Miller is 'comfortable' in Sacramento, ready for one more season

    Sactown Royalty "Andre Miller was selected eighth overall in the 1999 NBA Draft. Kings rookie Nik Stauskas was 5 years old at the time. Every player selected before Miller that year, except Elton Brand, is out of the league now. Miller is well traveled (7 teams) and is still going strong for a reason: he has..." March 03

  • Kings' Cousins doubtful for Sunday vs. Blazers

    CSN Bay Area "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is listed as doubtful on Sacramento’s injury report for Sunday’s game against Portland at Sleep Train Arena. After practice on Saturday, Cousins spent time working on his perimeter shooting. Cousins did not play in the Kings 107-96 loss to the Spurs on Friday..." March 01

  • Report: George Karl controls Kings’ personnel, wants Ty Lawson, willing to move DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shortly after hiring George Karl, the Kings traded for Andre Miller, Karl’s point guard the Nuggets. That might not be the last roster move Karl inspires in Sacramento. Pete D’Alessandro, who worked with Karl in Denver, is still the Kings’ general manager. But Karl might have usurped some..." February 28

  • Kings made DeMarcus Cousins 'available' at trade deadline

    CBSSports.com "George Karl is running the Kings as coach and Bleacher Report reports that his reach may go far beyond the X's and O's. George Karl's first power move as Sacramento Kings coach was to trade for Andre Miller, a trusted old hand from his Denver days. Expect more of the same this summer. Sources..." February 27

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings say center DeMarcus Cousins (Left Ankle Sprain & Left Hip Contusion) is doubtful for Friday's game versus Spurs.

  • McCallum embracing Kings opportunity with Collison out

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings will toil without starting point guard Darren Collison for the seventh consecutive game Wednesday and Ray McCallum will once again assume floor-leader responsibilities -- this time against the visiting Grizzlies. “It’s always unfortunate for someone to get hurt, but that just gives..." February 26

  • Kings outlast Grizzlies in a physical game for second win under George Karl

    Sacramento Bee "All things considered, it’s better that it was a chair that dealt with the frustrations of DeMarcus Cousins. The Memphis Grizzlies made it tough at times, but the Kings managed to win, 102-90, Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. Cousins wasn’t happy about some of the foul calls against..." February 26

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings guard Darren Collison (hip flexor) will be re-evaluated in 3-to-6 weeks after hip surgery & his season is likely over, a source said.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    While a decision isn't final, sources say there isn't much optimism of Kings guard Darren Collison (hip flexor strain) returning this season

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Veteran PG Andre Miller, who turns 39 next month, wants to play in the NBA next season & would be interested in re-signing with Sacramento.

  • Karl worried Kings don't have enough playmakers

    CSN Bay Area "George Karl is trying to increase the pace of Sacramento’s offense without its starting point guard, Darren Collison, out due to injury. “An injury creates opportunity but it also creates sometimes the responsibilities are too big for the people who get the opportunity,” Karl said after..." February 25

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Injury Update: @CoachKarl22 says @Darren_Collison is flying to L.A. tomorrow to see a specialist for hip flexor injury.

  • Kings hire Vance Walberg as Assistant Coach

    Sactown Royalty "When George Karl took the helm of the Sacramento Kings last week, he said that he wouldn't be looking to make wholesale changes to the coaching staff but that one or two additions could be seen. One of those additions is now in place as the Kings announced the hiring of Vance Walberg as an..." February 23

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Darren Collison is out again tonight. Reggie Evans is questionable.

  • Kings Sign David Stockton to a 10-Day Contract

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has signed David Stockton to a 10-day contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Stockton, a 5-11, 165-pound guard, is averaging 16.6 points (.460 FG%, .364 3pt%, .806 FT%), 3.6 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 2.4 steals and 27.5..." February 20

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  • Kings trade Ramon Sessions to Wizards for Andre Miller

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings have traded guard Ramon Sessions to the Washington Wizards for guard Andre Miller, league sources confirmed. Miller, 38, will be reunited with coach George Karl. The two had a good run together in Denver. After Karl was fired in 2013, Miller fell out with new coach Brian Shaw and was..." February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Kings trading Ramon Sessions to Washington for Andre Miller, source tells Yahoo.

  • Sources: Kings cooling on trade for Suns' Goran Dragic

    Yahoo! Sports "As the Sacramento Kings continue to be warned that Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic would have no interest in signing an extension with them, the team has become increasingly reluctant to pursue a trade, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings were not part of the list of preferred teams..." February 19

  • Karl considering Payton, former head coaches for Kings' staff

    CSN Bay Area "Gary Payton gave DeMarcus Cousins unsolicited advice recently but may soon be giving official counsel as part of George Karl’s Sacramento coaching staff. It is likely that Karl will add one person to the current coaching staff with an overhaul likely coming this summer. “Gary wore his..." February 18

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