Kings Rumors & News

  • George Karl says focus remains on next game, not job security

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings coach George Karl said he's focused on the next opponent and not reports that his team is considering a coaching change. Karl seemed amused by a string of questions about his future after leading the Kings through a 90-minute off-day workout at Harvard University's Lavietes..." February 07

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    George Karl says Rudy Gay (ankle) and Ben McLemore (wrist) are doubtful for tomorrow

  • Nets use offensive burst to beat Kings

    New York Post "The Nets are going to spend the summer trying to give free agents their money and to lure a point guard to run their offense. They put on a pretty good show for target Rajon Rondo, showing exactly what that offense can do in running the Kings off the floor in a 128-119 victory Friday night at..." February 06

  • Rajon Rondo on Knicks: 'The triangle's not really a good look for me'

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings last summer, so he'll go through free agency again in five months. There will not be a ton of point guards on the market, and it's a position of need for the New York Knicks, but don't bet on Rondo teaming up with Carmelo..." February 06

  • Sputtering Kings contemplate removing George Karl

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings, increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl, entered the weekend hoping to delay any decision about the coach's future until the All-Star break, according to the league sources. But sources told ESPN that the nature of the team's 128-119 loss..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Cauley-Stein showing rare drive for rookie, 'nobody outworks me'

    CSN Bay Area "Eccentric. Peculiar. Offbeat. There's something different about Sacramento Kings rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. From his ever-changing hairstyles to his endless array of tattoos, he is an individual and his passion for life is infectious. During the draft process, Cauley-Stein was dinged for..." February 04

  • Shorthanded Bulls top Kings behind E'Twaun Moore's career night

    CSN Chicago "You know the drill: Bulls team appears on brink of destruction, before someone rises up to save them from themselves, at least for a night. With the stars aligned, and one missing, the Bulls emerged with an emotional 107-102 win over the Sacramento Kings, as the savior was the position that had..." February 04

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Rondo, Cousins and McLemore expected to play tonight according to @CoachKarl22

  • NBA Trade Deadline Rumor: Clippers Interested in Rudy Gay

    Clips Nation "It should come as no surprise that the Clippers are active "buyers" this trade deadline--the team is talented, but with the historically great Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs leading the conference by a mile, Doc Rivers has no choice but to do his best to take some risks and upgrade..." February 03

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Rajon Rondo (turf toe) is questionable tomorrow against the Bulls. As is DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Ben McLemore (wrist).

  • Kings own the boards in victory over Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Rudy Gay II was the movie the Milwaukee Bucks did not want to see Monday night. But they were forced to view it as the Sacramento Kings forward led his team to a 111-104 victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee’s final appearance at Sleep Train Arena. All-star center DeMarcus Cousins missed the..." February 02

  • Kings remove T-shirts with monkey on them on first day of Black History Month

    Sacramento Bee "If you were at Sleep Train Arena about 90 minutes before tipoff Monday night, you would have thought the Kings were handling major laundry duty. Before fans entered for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks, T-shirts that were placed on every seat to celebrate the Lunar New Year were being..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins (sprained ankle) is out tonight against the Bucks.

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Griz cruise, then escape with 121-117 win vs. Kings

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Jeff Green is turning outcry into constructive outbursts regularly. Add another scoring explosion off the bench to Green's résumé since teammates and coaches implored the Grizzlies' versatile forward to be more productive. His 29 points Saturday night made Green the first reserve in Griz..." January 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins day-to-day after spraining left ankle

    SI "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins left Saturday’s 121–117 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies with a left ankle sprain. X-rays were negative and the center is day-to-day, the team announced. As Cousins and center Marc Gasol attempted to secure up a loose ball late in the fourth quarter, Gasol..." January 31

  • Kings Receiving Trade Interest On Marco Belinelli

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have received trade interest on Marco Belinelli. Belinelli signed a three-year, $19 million deal with the Kings in July." January 30

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    DeMarcus Cousins on the skills challenge: “I’m excited. I believe I’m the first big to try it. I’ve got to represent for the bigs."

  • Ryan Anderson ties career-high with 36 points to lead shorthanded Pelicans past Kings, 114-105

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans both out because of injuries, the New Orleans Pelicans turned to Ryan Anderson Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings. He sure didn't have a problem delivering. Anderson had 30 by halftime before finishing with a career-high 36 points to carry the..." January 29

  • Kings would reportedly trade Rudy Gay if the "right deal" came along

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings are indeed willing to trade Rudy Gay, sources say, after fairly frequent speculation on that topic in recent weeks. However ... It's conditional willingness. Sacramento is said to be seeking a quality young player in return if it parts with Gay. Or a player they like..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Plans are for Cousins to also compete in the Skills Challenge

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings Head Coach George Karl will miss tonight’s game at NO due to gastroenteritis. Assoc. head coach Chad Iske will assume coaching duties.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Kings' Gay out Thursday vs. Pelicans with eye injury

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings announced Wednesday that Rudy Gay will not play in Thursday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The dynamic swingman suffered a corneal abrasion after getting poked in the eye by Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker on Monday. Gay sat out Tuesday's loss to the..." January 28

  • George Karl looks to get Marco Belinelli better looks to break slump

    Sacramento Bee "Ideally, Marco Belinelli is a featured scorer off the Kings’ bench. Lately, that hasn’t happening because the veteran guard has been in a shooting slump. Entering Tuesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Belinelli was shooting 28.7 percent in his last 10 games. For the..." January 27

  • Trail Blazers outlast Kings, 112-97

    Oregonian "The Sacramento Kings got into Portland very early on Tuesday morning after a double-overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Sacramento on Monday night. After hanging around for most of three quarters, the fatigue of a late arrival and playing in back-to-back games seemed to catch up with..." January 27

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    maybe he couldn’t be voted an All-Star starter, but he’ll settle for being best big man in the @NBA as a consolation

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins on Blazers' Meyers Leonard: 'He's not even a defender'

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 112-97 on Tuesday and a key element in the win was limiting Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins to 17 points on 4-of-20 shooting. "I could tell what their scheme was: to try to frustrate me," Cousins said. "Meyers whatever you say it -- yeah, Leonard --..." January 27

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    Jason Quick @jwquick

    No Rudy Gay (eye injury) tonight vs. Blazers according to Sacramento Bee. Kings lost last night in double OT.

  • Cousins scores 56, but Kings stung in 2OT

    CSN Bay Area "It took all 48 minutes plus another 10, but the streak is over. After winning five straight, the Sacramento Kings allowed the Charlotte Hornets to catch fire from the outside. Eventually it burned them when Troy Daniels dropped in his eighth 3-ball of the night to give the Hornets a wild 129-128..." January 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins on how he would change All-Star balloting: 'There definitely wouldn’t be fan voting'

    Yahoo! Sports "It wasn’t a surprise that NBA fans voted retiring superstar Kobe Bryant as a Western Conference All-Star starter despite his struggles this season. The oddity is that if Bryant were listed at guard, the position he played for the majority of his career, instead of in the frontcourt, Zaza Pachulia..." January 26

  • Cousins takes control, Kings get a win over Pacers

    CSN Bay Area "Feed the big man and get out of his way. That was the mantra Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena and the Sacramento Kings picked up their fifth straight win by knocking off the Indiana Pacers by a final of 108-97. DeMarcus Cousins continued his assault on NBA opponents in the month of January,..." January 24

  • Rondo hits triple double on go-ahead basket as Kings edge Hawks

    Sacramento Bee "A statistical look at the Kings’ 91-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena. 2: Consecutive double doubles for Kings rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein, who finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds (five offensive) in 30 minutes. 4: Consecutive wins by the Kings, a..." January 22

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Injury Update: Rudy Gay is OUT (left heel contusion).

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Cousins leads way as Kings complete LA sweep

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings are rolling. Sacramento improved to 6-3 in the month of January, running over the hapless Los Angeles Lakers on their home floor by a final of 112-93. With the Kings win, and losses by both the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers, the Kings now hold sole possession of 8th place in..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • George Karl lobbies for DeMarcus Cousins to make All-Star team

    ESPN "The relationship between Sacramento Kings coach George Karl and center DeMarcus Cousins may have been tumultuous at times, but they certainly seem to be on the same page right now. In fact, Karl is not only campaigning for Cousins to make the Western Conference All-Star team, he took it a step..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. had its largest Black..." January 20

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18