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
Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.
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
Yes, I'm told that former Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone "would love to coach" the Orlando Magic.
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
NBA.com "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
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
NBA.com "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
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
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
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
NBA.com "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
Reggie Evans has been added to the Kings injury report for tomorrow. He is doubtful with a right thumb sprain.
ESPN.com "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 ESPN.com 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
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.
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
DeMarcus Cousins will see a specialist for his sore right foot today in Los Angeles. We will have an update to mmorrow.
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
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
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
ESPN.com "Vlade Divac has quietly emerged as the new lead voice of the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com 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
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
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
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
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
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
Spoke to Rudy Gay. He still has a headache, but improving. He is out for Sunday. Still needs to pass NBA protocol.
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
Hoops Rumors "The Kings are about to sign Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com (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
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
Karl said he expects Rudy Gay to be out at least 4-5 days as he undergoes concussion protocol.
Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31
ESPN.com "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies to rest nagging injuries as the team contemplates shutting down the All-Star big man for the rest of the season. Kings coach George Karl said Monday that he spoke with Cousins about how they would..." March 31
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings are lining up a 10-day contract for David Wear." March 23
"He's going to play." - George Karl on DeMarcus Cousins
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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