Kings Rumors & News

  • Sacramento Kings to Retire Jersey of Peja Stojakovic

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings announced today that the #16 jersey of three-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion Peja Stojakovic will be retired on December 16, when the Kings host the Oklahoma City Thunder at Sleep Train Arena. During his eight seasons in Sacramento, the fan-favorite small forward played..." September 16

  • With fractured jaw, Rudy Gay still fuming over 'dirty play'

    USA Today "Rudy Gay didn't look like a player on the verge of winning his second FIBA gold medal, when Team USA's practice was coming to an end and the Sacramento Kings forward sat with a solemn look in his courtside seat. His smile isn't the same these days, through no fault of his own. Gay took a..." September 14

  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim: 'I am proud to have African in me'

    Yahoo! Sports "Editor's note: Former Atlanta Hawks star and Atlanta native Shareef Abdur-Rahim, now the Sacramento Kings' director of player personnel and general manager for the Development League's Reno Big Horns, wrote an open letter to Yahoo Sports discussing the racially charged comments made by Atlanta..." September 12

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Free agent center @TheRyanHollins met with the Heat on Friday, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Kings, Bulls & Spurs also have interest in Hollins

  • Coach K: DeMarcus Cousins was never close to missing the cut

    USA Today "From the proverbial chopping block to the head of the class, it has been quite the turnaround for DeMarcus Cousins in his Team USA experience this summer. Or so it might have seemed. After the Sacramento Kings center had his latest strong outing in the FIBA World Cup, American coach Mike..." September 07

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    The Kings just announced they've waived Jeremy Tyler.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sacramento, I'm told, waived Wayne Ellington on Sunday, which was last day teams could apply waive-and-stretch provision to coming season

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sacramento is finalizing a deal to send guard Jason Terry to the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Pacquiao expressing interest in Metta World Peace for his new Filipino team

    ESPN.com "Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other..." August 30

  • Coach K: DeMarcus Cousins is Team USA's backup center

    CBSSports.com "Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski feels that DeMarcus Cousins has separated himself from fellow reserve bigs Andre Drummond and Mason Plumlee, and the Sacramento Kings big man will back up Anthony Davis at the FIBA World Cup, via ESPN's Marc Stein. Still recovering from the bone bruise in..." August 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins' confidence paying off

    ESPN.com "Remember how supremely confident DeMarcus Cousins was in his last chat with reporters before Team USA's FIBA World Cup roster was finalized? Insisting he had zero worries about making the 12-man squad, Cousins brushed off the doubters Friday night in the bowels of Madison Square Garden,..." August 28

  • Source: Kings interested in Russian guard Dmitry Kulagin

    Yahoo! Sports "Russian shooting guard Dmitry Kulagin is receiving interest from the Sacramento Kings and is seriously considering coming to the NBA, a source told Yahoo Sports. Kulagin, 22, averaged 7.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists for Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy last season. The 6-foot-6,..." August 27

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins says he’s fully recovered, honored to make Team USA

    Pro Basketball Talk "On his way out the door in Sacramento guard Isaiah Thomas said what a number of scouts had said before about DeMarcus Cousins. “I think if he ran the floor a little more, he would make the game a lot easier for him.” That was one of the things holding him back from getting a roster spot on..." August 26

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    John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann

    DeMarcus Cousins participated in all of USA practice, which included limited scrimmaging, today.

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    Basketball Insiders @BBallInsiders

    Sources close to the process in both Boston and Sacramento are adamantly denying that a Rajon Rondo deal is being discussed.

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Good news for USA Basketball & Sacramento Kings fans. DeMarcus Cousins is expecting to play Wednesday vs. Dominican Republic in NY #NBAKings

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Housekeeping note on Knicks-Kings trade from few days back: I'm told NY is guaranteeing Quincy Acy's deal today for next season ($912k)

  • DeMarcus Cousins: Knee improving

    ESPN.com "Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins says his injured right knee is feeling better. "It's better than (Thursday), so that's a good sign," Cousins said after Friday's practice. "Just gradually trying to get through the pain. It's going to be a process. As the days go on it should get..." August 16

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Cousins (knee) won't play tomorrow. Anthony Davis has a sore neck and didn't practice -- but he will play.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    MRI revealed no structural damage for DeMarcus Cousins and he's day to day.

  • Sim Bhullar signs NBA contract with Kings

    The Las Cruces Sun-News "Former New Mexico State center Sim Bhullar announced on his Twitter feed on Thursday that he signed his first professional contract with the Sacramento Kings, the team he played NBA Summer League with in Las Vegas earlier this summer. "Dreams do come true! Officially signed my first NBA..." August 15

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings DeMarcus Cousins being treated for a right knee injury @usabasketball camp.

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Kings have reached an agreement with former Nevada point guard Deonte Burton.

  • US basketball team adds Rudy Gay to roster

    Sacramento Bee "The U.S. national basketball team has added Rudy Gay, who helped them win a gold medal four years ago and asked to rejoin the team following a series of player withdrawals. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo received a call Thursday night, shortly after Kevin Durant pulled out,..." August 09

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    Aggrey Sam @CSNBullsInsider

    Been on vacation since the day after the exhibition game in Vegas, but I wouldn't be surprised if Rudy Gay is an addition to Team USA.

  • Knicks trade Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler to Kings for Quincy Acy, Travis Outlaw

    USA Today "The New York Knicks will trade guard Wayne Ellington, forward Jeremy Tyler and a 2016 second-round pick to the Sacramento Kings for forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw, people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the..." August 06

  • DeMarcus Cousins ‘visibly shaken’ by news Mason Plumlee may beat him out of spot on USA Basketball roster

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins is in his third year participating in USA Basketball mini-camps during the summer, but he entered the program with somewhat of a credibility deficit. Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski treat USA Basketball beyond seriously, and they demand an extreme level of commitment and..." August 04

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Sacramento returnee Omri Casspi (@Casspi18) led Israel NT in scoring with 16.1 points per over six EuroBasket prep-showings.

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins

  • Kings Sign Eric Moreland

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings have signed Eric Moreland to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 6-10, 218-pound forward-center averaged 3.5 points (.444 FG%, .500 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, a team-high 2.7..." July 31

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    The Sacramento Kings have reached agreement with summer league forward Eric Moreland on a free agent contract, league sources tell RealGM.

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    DeMarcus Cousins second day of practice was more of a struggle. Ran a lot, been bothered by sore left quad from yesterday. He says no excuse

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent guard Terrence Williams has a workout and meeting with the Kings on Thursday in Sacramento, league source tells RealGM.

  • Cousins has opportunity to show the world he’s ready for this challenge

    Sacramento Bee "On this warm, wet afternoon in the desert, DeMarcus Cousins sprinted toward the most significant few weeks of his professional career and, perhaps, of his young life. The choice is his. The global stage awaits. The question hovers. Is he ready to take his show on the road – to accompany the..." July 29

  • Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas reflects back on summer league experience

    Cowbell Kingdom "Nik Stauskas got his first taste of NBA competition during Las Vegas Summer League over the past two weeks. By all accounts, the Sacramento Kings were very happy with their first-round pick’s performance this month. “He’s a very smart kid,” Kings head coach Michael Malone said of Stauskas...." July 26

  • Love's absence opens path for Cousins

    ESPN.com "Are you ready for the Coach K & Boogie era? USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo insists that he is. Asked if Kevin Love's sudden withdrawal Saturday, so soon after Blake Griffin’s pullout, gives DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond real hope of making the 12-man roster of players bound..." July 26

  • 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

    ESPN.com "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 ESPN.com 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

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