Kings Rumors & News

  • Phoenix Suns close out season with win over Sacramento Kings

    Arizona Republic "The Suns' regular-season finale Wednesday night could have been a what-if night as they watched the shooting guard they passed on in the draft. Sacramento's Ben McLemore, a No. 7 pick, posted a season-high 31 points. But not when they feel just as strongly about their rookie shooting guard from..." April 17

  • League makes it official, DeMarcus Cousins suspended for Kings’ final game

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins will be starting his offseason early. As PBT told you, Cousins picked up a technical Sunday in a game against Minnesota, Cousins’ 16th of the season. That’s the magic number — get to 16 and you get suspended for a game. Monday the league upheld Cousins’ suspension and he..." April 15

  • Cousins discusses his season and the Kings' future

    Sacramento Bee "Barring a reprieve from the NBA, tonight was DeMarcus Cousins’ last game of the season. Cousins was called for his 16th technical foul in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena. That technical foul means Cousins is suspended for..." April 14

  • Kings win, likely will play finale without Cousins after center collects his 16th technical foul

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings had collectively patted center DeMarcus Cousins on the back for going 22 games without a technical foul. But that streak ended, along with the Kings’ five-game losing streak, in a 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena. The technical foul was his..." April 14

  • Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan lead Clippers to victory over Kings

    L.A. Daily News "It took some time for the playoff-bound Clippers to dispatch the lowly Sacramento Kings on Saturday. But after leading by just two points rather early in the fourth quarter, they turned up the heat and came away with a 117-101 victory before 19,060 at Staples Center. It was the Clippers’ 134th..." April 13

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    I am hearing that it does not look like Isaiah Thomas will play again today. Nothing on Rudy Gay yet.

  • Kings will play two preseason games in China

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings announced they will play the Brooklyn Nets in two preseason games in China in October. The games will be October 12 in Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Center. The second game is October 15 in Beijing at MasterCard Center. “We’re thrilled to bring the Kings experience back to our fans in..." April 10

  • Kings sign Jared Cunningham for remainder of the season "The Sacramento Kings today signed guard Jared Cunningham for the remainder of the season, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Signed to a 10-day contract on March 31, Cunningham is averaging 3.0 points (.235 FG%, 10-10 FT), 0.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 6.3 minutes per game in..." April 10

  • Blazers survive Kings, 100-99

    CSN Northwest "The Portland Trailblazers tonight avoided what could have been a costly defeat at the hands of Sacramento when forward Dorell Wright hit a three-pointer from the left corner with 7.6 points remaining to give his team a 100-99 win at the Moda Center. Kings guard Ray McCallum missed a deep jumper..." April 10

  • Kevin Durant's streak ends, but Thunder routs Sacramento

    The Oklahoman "Before this four-game trip snaked through Sacramento, the Thunder spent some time getting back to the basics, hoping the final two contests wouldn’t conclude like the first pair. Oklahoma City hit the film room for an hour at the start of Tuesday morning’s shootaround, poring over fundamental..." April 09

  • Bank Shots: NBA's weekly betting news and notes "Each week, we look back on the NBA betting scene and give you the best - and worst - basketball bets, as well as some spots to keep an eye on with the upcoming schedule. For the week of March 31-April 6. Hottest ATS - Chicago Bulls (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) The third seed in the Eastern..." April 08

  • Royce White Being Sued by Former Publicist for $70k

    Black Sports Online "Royce White just cannot seem to catch a break. While most of his problems since being drafted 16th overall by the Houston Rockets back in 2012 have been self-inflicted, you can’t help but feel kind of sorry for the guy. White’s latest issue relates to the publicist who says she was behind a the..." April 08

  • Lack of timeouts haunts Kings in loss to Mavericks

    Sacramento Bee "For such a young team, the Kings have a tendency to begin games looking sluggish and out of sync. Coach Michael Malone finds himself calling timeouts early to shake the Kings out of their early funks more than he’d like, but it’s necessary. “I still have not figured that out, and to be..." April 07

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Isaiah Thomas is out again tonight against Dallas.

  • Golden State Warriors cruise over Sacramento Kings despite being short-handed

    Oakland Tribune "The Warriors didn't let the absences of David Lee and Andrew Bogut get in their way Friday night as they delivered a 102-69 beating to the Sacramento Kings. A team that's found a way to struggle at home too often against inferior opponents never fell victim to that. Golden State earned its..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Isaiah Thomas says he's still unsure when he'll play. Can't fully bend the leg. He's had similar injury before but never took this long

  • Bollywood beats Hollywood as Ray McCallum has yet another big game in 107-102 victory

    Sactown Royalty "It was a fun night of basketball at Sleep Train Arena Wednesday night as the Kings beat the Lakers for the first and only time this season in what was dubbed "Bollywood Night". The arena was brightly decorated with multicolored shirts, Indian music and dancing occurred throughout and Rudy Gay..." April 03

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Injury Update: Isaiah Thomas (quad contusion) is OUT tonight vs. Lakers.

  • Kings’ McCallum making his point while Thomas heals

    Sacramento Bee "Kings rookie guard Ray McCallum plays in the NBA as if his father, Ray Sr., is still coaching him. “Playing for my father the last three years (at Detroit Mercy), my whole life he was always on me about turning the ball over,” McCallum said. “He’d take me out of games in college last year if I..." April 02

  • Reggie Evans fined $15K for elbowing Anthony Davis in the face

    Pro Basketball Talk "Reggie Evans earned a flagrant-two foul and an ejection for leading with his elbow and clobbering Anthony Davis in the face on Monday, and a day later, he’s earned a $15,000 fine from the league office." April 01

  • Rudy Gay sorting through options about next season "He says he has not made a decision on the $19.3 million on the table or whether he wants to remain with the Kings at any price. He has so not made a decision, Rudy Gay insists, that he is asked to list a couple factors that will go into the final call and responds, “I don’t know.” It is long..." April 01

  • Kings announce first-ever co-branded, nickname jersey sponsorship "In the team’s continued effort to create unique and innovative partnerships, the Sacramento Kings and Pizza Guys, in conjunction with Isaiah Thomas, are excited to reveal that the team’s point guard will debut the League’s first-ever co-branded, nickname jersey this Sunday, as the Kings host the..." April 01

  • Cousins takes over in Kings’ victory over Pelicans

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings on Monday night had just had one of those quarters that have doomed them all season. After a good start, Sacramento looked out of sorts defensively in the second quarter. Its lead and momentum were gone. That’s when DeMarcus Cousins took over. Cousins bullied his way through New..." April 01

  • Kings sign guard Jared Cunningham to 10-day contract

    Fansided "Second year shooting guard Jared Cunningham hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since January 31st, but on Monday, he found a new home with the Sacramento Kings. Jason Jones had the initial report that Cunningham would sign with Sacramento, and the team officially announced the roster move earlier..." March 31

  • Retaining high-scoring trio might cost Kings plenty

    Sacramento Bee "It was a bold move that signified the Kings would no longer see “cash considerations” as a primary asset gained through trades. In December, new Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro, with the blessing of principal owner Vivek Ranadive, acquired three players from Toronto, with the headliner..." March 31

  • Mavericks barely hold off lowly Kings

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It’s obvious that the Dallas Mavericks are at that “by any means necessary” portion of their schedule. That’s the only way to explain the jubilation the Mavericks displayed after they were finally able to subdue the lottery-bound Sacramento Kings 103-100 Saturday night at American Airlines..." March 30

  • Despite loss to Thunder, Kings’ rookie backcourt building up experience

    Sacramento Bee "The rookies aren’t complaining about playing too much. The Kings have only two healthy guards after Isaiah Thomas missed a second consecutive game with a right quad contusion. That left rookies Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum plenty of time on the court. Friday’s 94-81 loss to the Oklahoma..." March 29

  • Durant scores 29 as OKC beats Sacramento Kings

    The Oklahoman "Three things about the Sacramento Kings put a mild scare into Thunder coach Scott Brooks. Isaiah Thomas. Rudy Gay. And DeMarcus Cousins. All three average 20 points, and, to Brooks, that meant at any moment either of them could erupt for 35. But Thomas, the diminutive but dynamite point..." March 29

  • McLemore finally settles in as Kings’ shooting guard

    Sacramento Bee "From the moment the Kings’ Draft Day pursuit of Ben McLemore ended with him slipping to the seventh spot in 2013, the team has tried to create an atmosphere to foster success. Early in the season, that meant bringing McLemore off the bench so he wouldn’t have to deal with playing against other..." March 28

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Isaiah Thomas (right quad contusion) will be a gametime decision tonight at OKC.

  • Royce White no longer with Kings after second 10-day contract expires

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings signed Royce White to consecutive 10-day contracts, but allowed the most recent one to expire without inking the troubled player for the remainder of the season. Sacramento hardly gave White a decent look, at least at the NBA level. The first 10 days or so he spent in the D-League,..." March 28

  • Willie Reed To Sign With Kings For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Sacramento Kings on a contract for the remainder of the season, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM. The deal contains a team option for next season. Reed, a 6-foot-10 forward with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, has averaged 14.8 points,..." March 27

  • Knicks fend off Kings, gain game on Hawks

    New York Post "Somehow, the Knicks aren’t dead yet. While president Phil Jackson seemed to give last rites to the 2013-14 season after their horrific blowout loss at Staples Center to the Lakers, the Knicks moved to the northern part of California and kept alive their slim playoff hopes Wednesday...." March 27

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Injury Update: Isaiah Thomas is OUT for tonight's game against New York.

  • Kings to sign Chris Johnson "Tomorrow, the Sacramento Kings will sign former LSU Celtics, Blazers, Hornets and Timberwolves big man Chris Johnson. It is not known at this time whether it will be for the remainder of the season, multiple seasons, or a 10 day deal. Johnson has spent this season in China, averaging 20.0..." March 25

  • Bad fourth quarter aside, Kings dominate Bucks

    Sacramento Bee "Somehow, in a game the Kings never trailed, there was reason to be unhappy at the end. Not that beating the Milwaukee Bucks 124-107 on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena was anything to be upset about. After all, the Kings are 25-45 this season, and any win is positive. But after the Kings allowed..." March 24

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Quincy Acy is out for tonight. The starting lineup is staying the same, meaning Rudy Gay is starting.

  • Royce White says he’s ‘in a different place’ after making NBA debut with Kings

    Pro Basketball Talk "Royce White made his NBA debut for the Kings on Friday night, and for the first time on the professional level, it was something that didn’t involve one bit of controversy or strife. White has a well-documented anxiety disorder that made (and may still make) life as a professional basketball..." March 23

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins apologized to Sean Elliott for incident "During a tumultuous 2012-13 season, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins wasn't pleased with comments San Antonio Spurs' color commentator Sean Elliott. He confonted Elliott after the game and the confrontation was heated/inappropriate enough for the league to suspend Cousins for two games..." March 22

  • Spurs 99, Sacramento 79

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs dominated the final three quarters to earn their ninth straight victory over Sacramento, 99-79, and 12th overall Friday at Sleep Train Arena. The result maintained their 1 1/2-game lead over Oklahoma City and Indiana atop the NBA standings. The Spurs (52-16) were up 10 entering the..." March 22

  • Carl Landry undergoes successful surgery "The Sacramento Kings announced today that forward Carl Landry underwent successful arthroscopic right knee surgery performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Landry is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2014-15 NBA campaign." March 21

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • City wins tentative control of last parcel needed for new Kings arena

    Sacramento Bee "Sacramento and the Kings are on the verge of overcoming one of the last major legal obstacles to a downtown arena after a judge said he’ll probably give the city control of the final piece of real estate needed for the $448 million project. In a tentative ruling Tuesday, Superior Court Judge..." March 19

  • Kings sign White to second 10-day contract

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings signed forward Royce White to a second 10-day contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. The 6-foot-8 forward, signed by the Kings to a 10-day contract on March 6, immediately reported to the Bighorns and averaged 8.8 points (.367 FG%, .333 3pt%, .625..." March 19

  • Kings conjure OT magic, beat the Wizards 117-111

    Sactown Royalty "Rudy Gay hit some huge shots, and Isaiah Thomas recorded his first career triple double. I had most of my recap written. The Kings were down by six or so points, they couldn't get a stop, and time was running out. I was writing about how the Kings had given away another game, like so many..." March 19

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    DeMarcus Cousins sat out previous game with right knee tendinitis but received treatment Tues. with intent to play vs #wizards

  • Wolves hold on to beat Sacramento

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With starting center Nikola Pekovic out once again because of that bothersome right ankle Sunday, the Timberwolves asked rookie Gorgui Dieng to produce a career performance. In his first career start, he delivered just what they needed in a 104-102 victory over Sacramento. Dieng played 37..." March 17

  • Joakim Noah dominates in 94-87 Bulls' triumph of Kings

    Chicago Tribune "The last time the Bulls faced the Kings, Joakim Noah was ejected and directed profanity toward each official as he left the court, which drew a $15,000 fine the day after the blowout loss. Saturday night at the United Center, Noah stayed on the court and spewed statistics, not swear..." March 16

  • Kings recall Royce White from the D-League

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings recalled forward Royce White from the Reno Bighorns, the team announced Thursday night. White signed a 10-day contract with the Kings March 6 and was assigned to the Bighorns. White averaged 8.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals in 24.8 minutes per game for Reno. White..." March 14