Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings' Gay speaks with Divac, doesn't rule out being traded

    ABC 10 News "After airing some concerns about the stability and the direction of his Sacramento Kings, Rudy Gay spoke with team general manager Vlade Divac in attempt to find clarity. This past Monday, Gay, 29, spoke with Sactown Royalty, a popular fan site hosted by SBNation, about his frustrations from..." July 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins Recounts Story of Police Pulling Rifles on Him and His Friends in High School

    Complex "Many NBA stars are making their voices heard as the public debate around the police treatment of African-Americans continues to grow. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony opened the ESPYs with a bold statement that set the tone, and the famously politically quiet Michael..." July 30

  • Sacramento Kings Rookie Skal Labissière Tells Crazy Story of How He Survived Haiti Earthquake

    Vice Sports "In a half-empty gym at the Cox Pavilion at Las Vegas Summer League, just for a moment, Skal Labissiere trails the action. His seven-foot frame slinks across the court with grace and sneaky speed, and when he finds some cushion on the right wing, he corrals a pass, hesitates with a ball-fake to the..." July 30

  • Cousins on police violence: 'I've learned about both sides'

    The Undefeated "USA Basketball center DeMarcus Cousins remembers being “scared for my life,” when police officers’ rifles were being pointed at the then-high school basketball star with so much promise. “I remember it being after a high school game. Me and my friends are riding home, we hop out of the car at..." July 29

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: DeMarcus Cousins is ‘most dominant player in the whole world’

    CSN Bay Area "Team USA doesn’t need DeMarcus Cousins to score 26 points a night. They don’t need him to handle the ball or launch from three. He’s on the Olympic team for one reason -- to dominate the glass. Everything else is just gravy. Through the first two exhibition games, Cousins posted 13 points and..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Divac responds to Rudy Gay's comments: 'He has my number'

    CSN Bay Area "DeMarcus Cousins suit up for Team USA at Oracle Arena. Sitting courtside, just feet away from former Kings guard Seth Curry and his father, Dell Curry, sat the duo of Vlade Divac and Vivek Ranadivé. While Ranadivé stepped out for half time refreshments, Divac, wearing his Kings purple, stuck..." July 27

  • It would be nearly impossible for the Wizards to pull off a DeMarcus Cousins trade this summer

    Bullets Forever "Now that the KD2DC dream is dead and gone, there’s been a lot of chatter about the next way for the Wizards to acquire a superstar to pair with John Wall. The name that seems to keep coming up the most is DeMarcus Cousins. Regardless of how you feel about his antics or some of his shortcomings on..." July 26

  • Kings are interested in former Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes

    Sactown Royalty "Last last night, International Basketball Woj David Pick reported that the Kings are trying to 'lure' Nick Calathes out of his star role in Athens and more specifically, Panathinaikos, the same team that new Kings rookie Georgios Papagiannis played for last year. 'Lure' being the optimal word..." July 26

  • Rudy Gay is unclear about the direction of the Kings and his future

    Sactown Royalty "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay opened up Monday regarding his feelings about the franchise, the trade rumors this summer, his recent surgery and what went wrong last season. Gay is in town this week for his Youth Skills Academy where he aims to teach kids between the ages of 5 to 18 the..." July 26

  • Sacramento Kings to name street outside arena after ex-NBA Commissioner David Stern

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings will announce Tuesday that they are naming the street leading to the front door of the new downtown arena in honor of former NBA Commissioner David Stern, whose persistent, decades-long efforts helped keep the franchise in Sacramento. Officially, the address of the Golden 1 Center –..." July 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins: All-NBA voting ‘absurd,’ ‘joke,’ ‘popularity contest’

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins was the only All-NBA player on a lottery team this year. The Kings center made the second team behind DeAndre Jordan. Credit voters for seeing past Sacramento’s dismal record and recognizing Cousins’ individual excellence. He has only so much power, and it would’ve been..." July 24

  • Kings won’t engage in Cousins trade inquiries, including one from Cavs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have sent on and off signals about trading DeMarcus Cousins. Here’s another “off” one. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: League sources peg the Kings’ stance on Cousins as a “non-starter.” They simply won’t go there on trade talk despite long-standing interest from the..." July 23

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins picks up yoga, drops weight

    Sacramento Bee "The tallest student attending the 9 a.m. hot yoga class at Vegas Hot! takes his place in the back of the room wearing a red Team USA workout shirt and shorts. He’s been here before and knows what awaits him in the next hour. “I need the strength, baby,” Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says. “I..." July 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'I still don’t feel I get the respect I deserve'

    Yahoo! Sports "In preparation for a summer with Team USA, a summer that will allow him to taste winning in the inverse to his experience with the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins decided to spend his offseason in Las Vegas, where he began partaking in a pastime that would be amusing to anyone paying attention..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins says remarks about Kings’ draft were ‘twisted’ around

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is not as upset with the direction of the Sacramento Kings this offseason as we may think. Or, that’s what he wants us to believe, at least. After a Team USA practice on Monday, Cousins was asked about some of the moves the Kings have made in free agency and the draft. “I do..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • Kings Still Searching For Rudy Gay Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings remain interested in trading away Rudy Gay this offseason. Gay was acquired by the Kings in December of 2013 in a trade with the Toronto Raptors." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins Confused by Kings’ 2016 NBA Draft Strategy: "I Don’t Really Understand It"

    Complex "The Kings were not good—again—during the 2015-16 NBA season. Since DeMarcus Cousins joined the team back in 2010, Sacramento has failed to come anywhere close to finishing above .500, and as a result, Cousins has never made an appearance in the NBA Playoffs. Last season was especially bad due..." July 19

  • Kings Claim Lamar Patterson Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have claimed Lamar Patterson off waivers from the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports (Twitter link). As a result, Sacramento will assume responsibility for the $874,636 he is due for 2016/17. Atlanta waived Patterson on Tuesday. It’s a low-risk move..." July 14

  • Mavericks sign Quincy Acy to a 2-year deal, per report

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have signed Quincy Acy to a two-year deal, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. The deal will have to be at the NBA's league minimum, since the Mavericks have already used up all of their cap space. Acy is a 25-year-old who graduated from Baylor and plays small..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Darren Collison -- Pleads Not Guilty ... In Domestic Violence Case

    TMZ "Sacramento Kings player Darren Collison pled not guilty to domestic violence charges stemming from his May arrest ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, the 28-year-old point guard was charged with corporal injury and assault after allegedly attacking his wife at their Bay Area..." July 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins has lost 33 pounds since end of season

    Sportsnaut "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been hitting the gym religiously since the end of the 2015-16 NBA season and has plenty to show for his efforts. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Cousins has already dropped 33 pounds this offseason." July 10

  • Report: Kings make Koufos, Gay, McLemore available in trades

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings are looking to further shake up their roster after an active first week of free agency. On the heels of signing free agents Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes, Garrett Temple, and Anthony Tolliver, the Kings have reportedly made Kosta Koufos, Ben McLemore, and Rudy Gay available in..." July 09

  • Report: Rajon Rondo’s 2017-18 salary with Bulls $3 million guaranteed

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Bulls signed Rajon Rondo to a two-year contract, there was one key question: How much of his 2017-118 salary was guaranteed? Chicago needed help at point guard and was below the salary floor. Rondo was the best free agent point guard remaining. He upgraded the Bulls next season, and..." July 09

  • Rudy Gay Requests Trade From Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gay has requested a trade from the Sacramento Kings. The Kings are attempting to find a suitable trade package for Gay. " July 09

  • Rondo calls Bulls 'Jimmy's team'

    The Score "Rajon Rondo attempted to avoid any future controversy by making one thing clear during his introduction in Chicago: the Bulls are still Jimmy Butler's team." "It's Jimmy's team," Rondo told reporters on Thursday. "Jimmy, Wade, and then whatever after that." Rondo appears willing to defer to..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • The Kings still need to get another Point Guard

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have made some solid moves so far this offseason, but it's still a bit perplexing that they haven't really addressed the big glaring need at the Point Guard position. Kings GM Vlade Divac shocked all of us when he didn't select Wade Baldwin with the 13th pick in the draft,..." July 06

  • Ty Lawson has interest in playing for the Kings

    Cowbell Kingdom "Ty Lawson was once regarded as one of the upper-echelon point guards in the NBA. Last season, he posted career lows in points, field goal percentage, three-point percentage and free throw percentage. Now, he’s searching for an opportunity to show his worth again even if it’s not in an up-tempo..." July 06

  • Caron Butler, Miami Heat headed for reunion?

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported today that the newly waived forward Caron Butler could rejoin the team that drafted him, the Miami Heat. Butler, who spent his first two seasons with the Heat before heading to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Shaquille O'Neal trade, played in just 17..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Mavericks reportedly finalizing two-year deal with Seth Curry

    Fox Sports "With all the money being thrown around in NBA free agency, it looks like the Dallas Mavericks got a bargain Monday, finalizing a two-year deal with Seth Curry, The Vertical reported. Curry, the younger brother of Warriors star Steph, had his qualifying offered rescinded by the Kings on Sunday,..." July 04

  • Kings waive Butler, Dukan

    Sactown Royalty "Leave it to the Kings to usurp this Kevin Durant news with a huge roster move of their own; They have announced that they have waived Caron Butler and Duje Dukan. Shocking, I know. Jokes aside, this makes sense for the Kings who were already at a 15 man roster after all their signings to date..." July 04

  • Sources: Seth Curry leaving Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "Seth Curry is leaving the Sacramento Kings, league sources told The Vertical. Curry, the younger brother of two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry of Golden State, will have his qualifying offer rescinded, clearing the way for the Kings to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent, sources..." July 03

  • Bulls reach two-year deal with guard Rajon Rondo

    ESPN "Rajon Rondo has agreed with the Chicago Bulls on a two-year contract worth almost $28 million, he confirmed to The Undefeated's Marc Spears. "I'm excited. Great organization with pieces around me that I'm excited about," Rondo told The Undefeated about going to the Bulls. The second season..." July 03

  • Kings bring Matt Barnes home on a 2 year, $12 million deal

    Sactown Royalty "Well the Kings struck out on Ryan Anderson and traded the rights to Marquese Chriss to Phoenix but they're bringing at least one Sacramento native back home. I'm talking of course, about Matt Barnes. Barnes is joining the Kings on a 2 year, $12 million deal. CSN California's James Ham was..." July 03

  • Report: Kings giving Garrett Temple three-year, $24 million contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings’ incumbent point guards are an unrestricted free agent who left a less-than-great impression (Rajon Rondo), someone facing domestic-assault charges (Darren Collison) and a restricted free agent who could get a major backloaded offer due to the Arenas rule (Seth Curry). Garrett Temple,..." July 03

  • Kings Are Reportedly Interested In Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, and Donald Sloan

    Sactown Royalty "With roughly $20 million of open cap room remaining after signing Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, and before accounting for Rajon Rondo's cap hold and whatever comes of Seth Curry's free agency, the Kings have been linked to a few more solid veterans over the last 24 hours. The first two..." July 03

  • Report: Kings will not re-sign Rajon Rondo

    Sportsnaut "The Sacramento Kings are apparently fine heading into next season with Darren Collison as the team’s starting point guard. NBA.com’s David Aldridge is reporting that Sacramento has no intention of re-signing Rajon Rondo in free agency. This is interesting for a couple different..." July 03

  • Rudy Gay to Indiana Pacers for Monta Ellis Almost Done

    Yibada "While the free agency frenzy has started, one team that does not have much luck is the Sacramento Kings. They continue to strike out on their targets and as such, they need to scour the trade market to upgrade their roster. One of their targets last year was Monta Ellis, but he shunned them and..." July 03

  • Kings sign Anthony Tolliver to a 2 year, $16 million deal

    Sactown Royalty "The Kings struck out on getting the stretch four of their dreams in Ryan Anderson, who decided to join the Houston Rockets on a whopping 4 year, $80 million deal. Sacramento apparently had a backup plan though, and that was to sign Anthony Tolliver to a 2 year, $16 million deal. That second year..." July 03

  • Kings sign Arron Afflalo to 2 year, $25 million deal

    Sactown Royalty "The Kings have a new shooting guard! And even better, his name isn't Dion Waiters. Per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings have come to an agreement with Arron Afflalo for a 2 year, $25 million deal. Afflalo isn't the same player he was earlier in his career, and definitely won't fix all the..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Sixers Interested in Rajon Rondo

    Liberty Ballers "The Sixers snagged a guard on the opening day of free agency, but they might be hunting for bigger names than Jerryd Bayless. A report from ESPN / The Undefeated's Marc Spears suggests the Sixers are interested in current Kings point guard Rajon Rondo Rondo's raw numbers weren't bad last season..." July 02

  • The Kings Are Unlikely To Sign Rajon Rondo

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings' interest in re-signing free agent point guard Rajon Rondo has been hard to read during the first (nearly) 24 hours of free agency. Over the last several hours, however, some of that confusing dust has settled, and it appears as though the Kings are looking hard at other..." July 02

  • Rumor: Kings and Pacers discussing a deal for Rudy Gay

    Sactown Royalty "It's widely known that the Kings are shopping Rudy Gay around, and the Bee's Jason Jones added fuel to that fire earlier today when he said there is a "growing belief around the league" that the Kings will trade Rudy. Evan Massey, a sports contributor for Forbes, has heard that the Kings and..." July 01

  • Rajon Rondo reportedly meets with Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "The radical rebranding of the Chicago Bulls’ identity continues. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN, the team met with free agent point guard Rajon Rondo in Chicago on Friday. The 30-year-old Rondo had generated interest from both the Knicks and the Nets, but appears to be moving on..." July 01

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