Kings Rumors & News

  • Warriors pull away from Kings to win opener

    CSN Bay Area "It was outright eyesore, as ugly as one-eyed, toothless pink toad. And yet the Warriors, on a Wednesday night without vanity, will claim it, perhaps knowing that months from now appearances will not matter. With David Lee sidelined by a strained hamstring and Andrew Bogut restricted to 19..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • Report: Kings Owner Pitched A 4-On-5 Defense With One Cherrypicker "If you're a basketball fan, you've probably already read Zach Lowe's tiered NBA rankings. If you're not, toward the bottom there's an aside about a wonderfully wackadoo bit of proposed strategy that might turn you into a fan. Owner Vivek Ranadivé has pitched the idea to the team's brain trust..." October 28

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings guard Ben McLemore received five stitches above his right eye and passed a precautionary concussion assessment test.

  • Kings’ McLemore showing improvement in ballhandling skills

    Sacramento Bee "With 8:23 to play in the third quarter Monday night, Kings guard Ben McLemore made a very meaningful play in a game that didn’t count. An assist in a preseason game isn’t significant, but it’s how McLemore pulled it off that excites Kings coaches. McLemore grabbed a missed shot by San..." October 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins sits out preseason game in China

    Sacramento Bee "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins did not play in today’s preseason game in Beijing against the Brooklyn Nets due to “bilateral Achilles soreness,” according to the team’s official Twitter account. " October 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins failing miserably at achieving personal goal of reducing technical fouls

    Pro Basketball Talk "When DeMarcus Cousins set a personal goal of picking up no more than five technical fouls over the course of the upcoming NBA season, the logical reaction was a skeptical smirk. Cousins is notorious for playing with a chip on his shoulder, which has resulted in his emotions getting the best of..." October 12

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Kings guard Nik Stauskas surprised by reaction to comments

    Sacramento Bee "Nik Stauskas said he was only trying to “keep it real.” But many aren’t prepared to accept reality. Hence the reaction to the Kings rookie’s comments after his first preseason game. “I understand that I’m a rookie and I’m white, so people are going to attack me at all times,” he said..." October 11

  • Stauskas surprised at 'white' comment fallout "Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas said he was surprised at the reaction to his comments following a preseason loss. Following Sunday night's loss to the Toronto Raptors, the former Michigan star made a statement to the media that has rubbed some folks the wrong way. "I understand that I'm..." October 09

  • Kings hire Grinnell College assistant as D-League coach "The Sacramento Kings have hired Grinnell College assistant David Arseneault Jr. to coach their D-League team, the Reno Bighorns, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. It's safe to assume the Bighorns will play a style similar to that of the Division III program. That style, essentially,..." October 08

  • Kings rookie Nik Stauskas expects opponents to attack him because 'I’m a rookie and I’m white'

    Yahoo! Sports "Nik Stauskas made his preseason debut for the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, and while the No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft made an impression with his shooting from the 3-point line, he also did so by shooting from the hip. While he scored 12 points on 4 for 8 shooting (2 for 4 from..." October 08

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Kings' point guard change: 'It's been incredible' "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins commented on the team's transition at the point guard spot on Wednesday, and he sounded optimistic about the situation. Sacramento controversially parted ways with Isaiah Thomas in the offseason, and replaced him with the two-headed monster of Darren..." October 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins sets a goal of only 5 technicals for the season

    Sactown Royalty "DeMarcus Cousins has a bit of a reputation as a hothead, and at times he's deserved it. Cousins has led the league in technical fouls in both of the last two seasons and has finished in the top 5 every year he's been in the league. Last year saw him get his 15th technical in a late February..." October 01

  • Kings hire stats guru Dean Oliver

    Sactown Royalty "We've heard a lot about how the Kings front office under Vivek Ranadivé and Pete D'Alessandro want to embrace analytics as they rebuild the team. We saw them try something a bit out of the box this summer by crowdsourcing draft data, but now they're going a more conventional route and simply..." September 30

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Derrick Williams said he put up 1000 shots a day working with assistant coach Ryan Bowen for a month in the summer.

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    "I love playing with DeMarcus, and I got to learn that early on when I was in Vegas." - @NStauskas11

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    Ailene Voisin @ailene_voisin

    Omri Casspi has added upper body muscle. Said he dropped body fat to six percent. Changes diet. Is gluten free, eating more vegetables too

  • DeMarcus Cousins came away from Team USA a more confident defender

    Sacramento Bee "There have been many times in speaking with DeMarcus Cousins over the last four years he’d say he wasn’t much of a shot blocker. There was always a hint of humor in those comments, but for years Cousins had always been told he wasn’t a good defender. Those who know him have always said he..." September 27

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Kings coach Michael Malone said he's looking forward to position battles. Only certains: DeMarcus Cousins is his C, Rudy Gay is SF #NBAKings

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    Jonathan Santiago @itsjonsantiago

    Gay injured the upper part of his jaw, right below his nose. He'll be wearing a mouthpiece while he plays.

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Kings coach Michael Malone said he's looking forward to position battles. Only certains: DeMarcus Cousins is his C, Rudy Gay is SF #NBAKings

  • Kings Waive Alonzo Gee

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have waived swingman Alonzo Gee, the team announced. The move is no shock, since he was due a non-guaranteed $3MM for the coming season, and he came to the team in the Jason Terry trade that appeared to be primarily about clearing space beneath the tax threshold from Sacramento’s..." September 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent guard Ramon Sessions has reached agreement on a two-year deal with Sacramento, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Mickael Pietrus works out for Kings

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mickael Pietrus was on the radar of teams looking to add veteran talent for a playoff run last season, but elected to try to get right physically instead, with an eye on returning to the NBA the following year. That time is upon us, and Pietrus has begun the workout process to try to show he..." September 19

  • Rockets Acquire Jason Terry and 2nd Round Picks "Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings. In addition to the veteran guard, the Rockets will acquire Sacramento’s 2015 2nd round pick if it falls between 31 and 49, and New York’s 2016 unprotected 2nd round pick...." September 17

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The @SacramentoKings have agreed in principle to sign center @TheRyanHollins to one-year, fully guaranteed deal, a source told Yahoo Sports

  • Sacramento Kings to Retire Jersey of Peja Stojakovic "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 "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 "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 "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 "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