Injury Update: Rudy Gay (Right Achilles Tendinitis) & Darren Collison (Left Quadriceps Strain) are Questionable for 11/28 game vs Spurs.
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were without three starters. They could not hit a free throw. There was no match up for DeMarcus Cousins. It did not matter. The Rockets had two stars at the top of their game. This is how they were built, to have the role players do their job and then have their stars, one..." November 27
CSN Bay Area "The Kings faced a challenge against the Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday night, playing without starters Rudy Gay and Darren Collison due to injury, but they managed to pull out a 99-89 win. For a majority of the night, the Kings also had to play without coach Michael Malone, who picked up..." November 26
CSN Bay Area "The consistency the Kings are seeking was elusive in the first half but Sacramento bounced back in the second half to capture the first game of their four-game road trip with a 113-101 win in over the Timberwolves on Saturday. Sacramento lead 84-77 entering the fourth quarter but Minnesota cut..." November 23
CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah's on-court reactions are just the best. Thursday night's game didn't exactly go according to plan for Noah and the Bulls as they lost to Sacramento 103-88. Noah's reaction to picking up a foul after Kings center DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins flops in the middle of the third quarter..." November 21
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Monday night was a teaching moment for the New Orleans Pelicans, who were schooled by the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans learned their lesson ... well sort of. One night after having a double-digit lead evaporate in a disappointing loss, the Pelicans again flirted..." November 19
Yahoo! Sports "Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace told Yahoo Sports he expects the NBA will validate his franchise's protested victory over the Sacramento Kings, "regardless of the media campaign being waged." In the aftermath of the Grizzlies' 111-110 victory on Thursday night, Sacramento filed..." November 18
Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro confirmed to Comcast SportsNet CA Kings filed protest regarding Memphis game & "feels strongly" about it #NBA
Yahoo! Sports "Rudy Gay has reached agreement on a three-year, $40 million contract extension with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Gay has one year left on his current deal, which will pay him $19.3 million. The extension begins with the 2015-16 season, and includes a player option..." November 17
CSN Bay Area "After two devastating road losses and a 1-4 road trip, the Kings hung tough versus the reigning champion Spurs and pulled out a 94-91 win at Sleep Train Arena on Saturday night. Tony Parker’s layup gave San Antonio the lead at 88-87, but a pair of Rudy Gay free throws put Sacramento back up..." November 16
Grizzly Bear Blues "After one of the worse Grizzlies performance ever seen in the first quarter –the defense was nonexistent and Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins were just scarfing down bears without compassion– the Grizzlies fought their way back into the game in the last quarter to get an unbe-f***in’-lievable win..." November 14
CBSSports.com "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has received plenty of criticism in the media throughout his five-year career, and that has always bothered him. In Rich Bucher's profile on Bleacher Report, it is revealed that Cousins used to keep a log of all the negative words written about him, as well..." November 14
ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13
CSN Bay Area "The Kings (5-3) have listed starting point guard Darren Collison as questionable for Thursday night's game in Memphis (7-1) due to left shoulder stiffness. Without Collison Tuesday night, Sacramento squandered a 24-point lead, losing to the Mavericks 106-98 in Dallas." November 13
Mavs Moneyball "After a disastrous first quarter, Dallas pulls off the third largest comeback in Mavericks history and Dirk passes Hakeem Olajuwon on the all-time scorers list. It's pretty telling when you find yourself feeling a little upbeat after your team manages to cut the first quarter lead to 18, but it..." November 12
The Oklahoman "With a one-time 17-point lead dwindled to four, Thunder coach Scott Brooks peered down his bench and called on the reserve guard who’s been in the organization less than three days. Ish Smith – the 16th man on a roster that will soon only be able to hold 15 – was suddenly thrown into the fire...." November 10
Welcome news for Kings in OKC as Rudy Gay expected to play. Sac looking for 6th straight win...and hoping to break 11 game slide in Oak City
DeMarcus Cousins (right thumb sprain) is also listed as probable.
DeMarcus Cousins (sprained right thumb) is probable for tomorrow at. OKC. Rudy Gay (virus) is questionable.
CSN Bay Area "The Kings trailed by seven points with 3:34 to go in the first overtime sans DeMarcus Cousins, but Sacramento responded in resounding fashion securing a 114-112 win in Phoenix in double OT for their fifth straight win of the young season. Rudy Gay’s jumper with 1:07 to go in the second OT..." November 08
Sacramento Bee "It’s the coach’s job to find something for his team to work on, even when all appears well. Michael Malone did that with the Kings, noting they gave up 72 points in the second and fourth quarters combined Wednesday night. Considering the Kings won their fourth consecutive game by trouncing..." November 06
CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings have assigned rookie forward Eric Moreland to the team’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, as announced Tuesday by General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. " November 05
Sacramento Bee "Make it three games in a row the Kings have shown signs they are starting to forge a new identity. The season is only four games old, so it’s far too soon to declare this team completely reformed of its selfish habits. But with each game, the talk of team basketball and playing for each other..." November 04
SB Nation "Perhaps the biggest surprise of the NBA season to date is that the Sacramento Kings are 2-1 against a brutal schedule. The Kings lost to the Warriors at home on opening night, then bounced the Blazers two days later, and on Sunday, waltzed into L.A. and beat the Clippers. The Kings won just 28..." November 03
Sacramento Bee "Teams that win consistently in the NBA trust each other, play unselfishly and do the little things that lead to victories. The Kings figured out how to concoct that formula Sunday afternoon and put away the Los Angeles Clippers late, 98-92, at Staples Center. The game showcased the dominance..." November 03
CSN Bay Area "A seesaw affair at Sleep Train Arena ended with a 103-94 Kings win over the Trail Blazers due to lock down defense in the fourth quarter and Rudy Gay’s prolific 40-point effort. Sacramento jumped out to a 16-9 lead making eight of their first 11 shots from the floor in a reversal of their cold..." November 01
ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31
CSN Bay Area "It was outright eyesore, as ugly as one-eyed, toothless pink toad. And yet the Warriors, on a Wednesday night without vanity, will claim it, perhaps knowing that months from now appearances will not matter. With David Lee sidelined by a strained hamstring and Andrew Bogut restricted to 19..." October 30
The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29
Deadspin.com "If you're a basketball fan, you've probably already read Zach Lowe's tiered NBA rankings. If you're not, toward the bottom there's an aside about a wonderfully wackadoo bit of proposed strategy that might turn you into a fan. Owner Vivek Ranadivé has pitched the idea to the team's brain trust..." October 28
Kings guard Ben McLemore received five stitches above his right eye and passed a precautionary concussion assessment test.
Sacramento Bee "With 8:23 to play in the third quarter Monday night, Kings guard Ben McLemore made a very meaningful play in a game that didn’t count. An assist in a preseason game isn’t significant, but it’s how McLemore pulled it off that excites Kings coaches. McLemore grabbed a missed shot by San..." October 23
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
Sacramento Bee "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins did not play in today’s preseason game in Beijing against the Brooklyn Nets due to “bilateral Achilles soreness,” according to the team’s official Twitter account. " October 15
Pro Basketball Talk "When DeMarcus Cousins set a personal goal of picking up no more than five technical fouls over the course of the upcoming NBA season, the logical reaction was a skeptical smirk. Cousins is notorious for playing with a chip on his shoulder, which has resulted in his emotions getting the best of..." October 12
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
Sacramento Bee "Nik Stauskas said he was only trying to “keep it real.” But many aren’t prepared to accept reality. Hence the reaction to the Kings rookie’s comments after his first preseason game. “I understand that I’m a rookie and I’m white, so people are going to attack me at all times,” he said..." October 11
ESPN.com "Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas said he was surprised at the reaction to his comments following a preseason loss. Following Sunday night's loss to the Toronto Raptors, the former Michigan star made a statement to the media that has rubbed some folks the wrong way. "I understand that I'm..." October 09
CBSSports.com "The Sacramento Kings have hired Grinnell College assistant David Arseneault Jr. to coach their D-League team, the Reno Bighorns, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. It's safe to assume the Bighorns will play a style similar to that of the Division III program. That style, essentially,..." October 08
Yahoo! Sports "Nik Stauskas made his preseason debut for the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, and while the No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft made an impression with his shooting from the 3-point line, he also did so by shooting from the hip. While he scored 12 points on 4 for 8 shooting (2 for 4 from..." October 08
Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01
CBSSports.com "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins commented on the team's transition at the point guard spot on Wednesday, and he sounded optimistic about the situation. Sacramento controversially parted ways with Isaiah Thomas in the offseason, and replaced him with the two-headed monster of Darren..." October 01
Sactown Royalty "DeMarcus Cousins has a bit of a reputation as a hothead, and at times he's deserved it. Cousins has led the league in technical fouls in both of the last two seasons and has finished in the top 5 every year he's been in the league. Last year saw him get his 15th technical in a late February..." October 01
Sactown Royalty "We've heard a lot about how the Kings front office under Vivek Ranadivé and Pete D'Alessandro want to embrace analytics as they rebuild the team. We saw them try something a bit out of the box this summer by crowdsourcing draft data, but now they're going a more conventional route and simply..." September 30
Derrick Williams said he put up 1000 shots a day working with assistant coach Ryan Bowen for a month in the summer.
Omri Casspi has added upper body muscle. Said he dropped body fat to six percent. Changes diet. Is gluten free, eating more vegetables too
Sacramento Bee "There have been many times in speaking with DeMarcus Cousins over the last four years he’d say he wasn’t much of a shot blocker. There was always a hint of humor in those comments, but for years Cousins had always been told he wasn’t a good defender. Those who know him have always said he..." September 27