Kings Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Westbrook, Kanter propel Thunder past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Oklahoma City Thunder received all the elements they usually have in a victory: Russell Westbrook put up another triple-double and Enes Kanter provided superlative play off the bench. But it was the contribution of Victor Oladipo and two rookies down the stretch and..." January 16

  • Korver, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kyle Korver is not ready to pass any tests on the basics and intricacies of his new team's offense. In the meantime, he'll find a way to make due. "I still didn't know what was going on half the time," Korver said after he and the Cleveland Cavaliers tasted victory for..." January 14

  • LeBron James: DeMarcus Cousins ‘the best big man in our game’

    Sportsnaut "Demarcus Cousins has been a highly regarded and highly mercurial player since entering the league in 2010. Equal parts dominant and outspoken, Cousins has helped revitalize a position once dominated by big bruisers in the paint. With his level of play only rising as his career progresses,..." January 14

  • Reporter Tells DeMarcus Cousins He Doesn’t Want Him in Sacramento

    Black Sports Online "There’s no debate that DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins is extremely talented; as evidenced by his performance. However, the inability to channel that individual success into team-wide success for the Sacramento Kings has often placed the outspoken center at odds with the team’s administration and with..." January 12

  • Cousins helps Kings complete rally vs. Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins hardly looked fatigued Tuesday night. Given the energy some of his Sacramento Kings teammates provided off the bench in the final quarter, it might not have mattered if he were. Cousins scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, both game highs, and his..." January 11

  • Report: Cousins will sign $207 million “designated player” contract if Kings offer

    CSN Bay Area "DeMarcus Cousins is about to get paid. A published report over the weekend had the Sacramento Kings preparing a mega extension offer to the 26-year-old big. CSN California has confirmed through a league source that the two sides have tossed around numbers and that barring a late change in..." January 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Kings On Track For Offseason Extension

    Hoops Rumors "A report last week indicated that the Kings are prepared to offer DeMarcus Cousins a designated veteran extension when the new CBA goes into effect this summer, and it seems the All-Star center is receptive to that idea. Barring a late change in direction by the player and the team, Cousins and..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Warriors finish strong to beat Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors offered the Sacramento Kings and the rest of the NBA a refresher course Sunday night on what makes them tick. Here's a hint: It is not their offense. "I'm not saying we're invincible. We've proven that," Curry said after..." January 09

  • Draymond: Cousins is 'the best big man in the game hands down'

    ESPN "After beating the Sacramento Kings 117-106 on Sunday night, Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green declared Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, "The best big man in the league, hands down." "I think DeMarcus is the best center in the game," Draymond Green assessed after the game. "I think a..." January 09

  • Kings-Warriors to be 1st NBA regular-season game on Facebook Live

    Sport Techie "The NBA will stream a regular season game on Facebook Live for the first time Sunday when the Golden State Warriors visit the Sacramento Kings, with stream made available only to fans in another continent. The Facebook broadcast will be geo-fenced and only available to fans in India, where..." January 08

  • Clippers outlast Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- Chris Paul's return to the lineup Friday helped the Los Angeles Clippers' dismal final week of December seem that much further away in the rear view. The team's gutty 106-98 win over the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center helped quite a bit too. Rivers followed up..." January 07

  • Kings to offer Cousins $200M-plus extension this summer

    CBS Sports "As speculation continues about possible DeMarcus Cousins trades, the Sacramento Kings appear committed to keeping him. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Kings plan to offer their franchise player an extension this summer that could be worth more than $200 million, using the designated player..." January 07

  • Kings’ Arron Afflalo after report of refusing to enter game: ‘I’ve evolved into getting over myself’

    Sacramento Bee "Asked about his up-and-down season, Arron Afflalo can’t help but laugh. “Up and down?” the Kings veteran guard said. “It’s been a down year.” Afflalo has gone from starter to out of the rotation to an important reserve. The ups have been few, but he is coming off one of those peaks, scoring..." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Cousins: 'My jersey will be hanging in the rafters when I retire in Sacramento'

    Fox Sports "Will he stay? Will he go? Will the Sacramento Kings trade him? The same questions regarding volatile All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins reverberate throughout the NBA seemingly every week. In an interview on NBA TV this week, Cousins expressed a long-term commitment to the Kings franchise and the..." January 06

  • Heat hold off Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After years of being an NBA playoff staple, the Miami Heat are now measuring their progress by small steps. To hear Heat coach Eric Spoelstra, his team took a significant one Wednesday. Miami, reeling from news that second-year forward Justise Winslow won't play again..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Cousins powers Kings by Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Michael Malone made the case for DeMarcus Cousins being the best center in the NBA, and then the Sacramento big man backed up the words with another big night. Cousins scored a game-high 31 points to go with six rebounds and six assists, and the Kings beat the Denver Nuggets..." January 04

  • Cousins rips Kings' defense: 'I'm sick of these f---ing excuses'

    Sporting News "DeMarcus Cousins was hit with his 10th technical foul of the NBA season Saturday in the Kings' loss to the Grizzlies, but the center saved his hardest-hitting words for his own team after the game. The Kings allowed the Grizzlies to knock down a franchise-record 17 3-pointers in a 112-98..." January 01

  • Grizzlies beat Kings in Conley's return

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The close of the calendar year brought more of the same for the Memphis Grizzlies. The return of one key figure may have given way to the loss of another one. It didn't stop them from grinding out one of their most lopsided victories of the season. Mike Conley..." December 31

  • Rockets interested in trading for Kosta Koufos

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets have a size deficiency, and the Sacramento Kings may have just the right solution to offer. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, Kings center Kosta Koufos has emerged as a “prime” trade target for the Rockets. ESPN’s Zach Lowe adds that Houston has been..." December 30

  • Trail Blazers slow Kings' Cousins, end skid

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The last time the Portland Trail Blazers faced DeMarcus Cousins, he scored 55 points in the Kings' 126-121 victory at Sacramento a week ago. The Trail Blazers held the Kings' All-Star center to nearly half of that Wednesday night at Moda Center, a key to Portland's 102-89..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Cousins guides Kings over Sixers for 4th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins is out of reasons why the Sacramento Kings own their longest winning streak in nearly a calendar year, or why they are succeeding so often while trailing late. He is not about to quibble over it, though. "I can't put my finger on it," the Kings'..." December 27

  • Cousins: Embiid can be best big in NBA after I retire

    CSN Philly "DeMarcus Cousins and Joel Embiid had a pretty epic duel on Monday night. Whether they were slapping each other on the rear end or matching each other shot for shot, it was certainly entertaining when they were on the floor. After 'Boogie' Cousins came out on top with his deciding three-pointer..." December 27

  • How many Kings want to be traded?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kings guard Arron Afflalo reportedly refused to enter a game, which isn’t ideal (though he denied it). But put it into context – and it’s even worse. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: Speaking of the Kings, there is a growing rift brewing between Arron Afflalo and the coaching..." December 25

  • Sacramento Kings references removed from George Karl's forthcoming book

    ESPN "George Karl's time with the Sacramento Kings has been documented in the longtime NBA coach's forthcoming book, but there have been passages critical of various aspects that have been removed from the final version of his book‎, according to league sources. Karl's book, co-authored by Curt..." December 25

  • Kings have inquired about Suns' Knight since summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The unpredictability of the Sacramento Kings continues. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst in a recent appearance on Zach Lowe’s “The Lowe Post” podcast, the Kings have been talking to the Phoenix Suns about the availability of guard Brandon Knight since the summer. Knight, 25, is in the..." December 24

  • Cousins-led Kings rally late to defeat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Sacramento Kings did the basketball equivalent of last-minute holiday shopping on Friday, and were rewarded for their patience with a win. DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 32 points as the Kings won for the fourth time in the past five games, rallying in the final quarter..." December 23

  • Cousins, Kings slip past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Coming back from large fourth-quarter deficits has not been in Sacramento's basketball DNA much this season. That all changed against against Utah. The Kings clamped down on defense, started filling in the hole the Jazz dug for them and earned a chance to win it in the..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • The Kings need to trade volatile DeMarcus Cousins while someone still wants him

    CBS Sports "Enough is enough. It's time to save DeMarcus Cousins from himself, and to save the league from wasting one of its brightest lights by seeing him spend one more moment in an organization that clearly can't turn that talent into a fully functioning star basketball player. Move Cousins. Give up..." December 22

  • A brief history of the growing feud between DeMarcus Cousins and Meyers Leonard

    CBS Sports "Here is how Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins' Tuesday night went: Cousins scored 55 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, was ejected for taunting and apparently spitting his mouthguard in the direction of Blazers forward Meyers Leonard, stormed to the locker room, re-entered the..." December 21

  • Afflalo Denies Claims He Refused to Enter Game

    CSN Bay Area "Arron Afflalo wants no part of the drama in Sacramento. Despite published reports to the contrary, the veteran shooting guard was very clear Tuesday night, telling Sacramento media members that he has not refused to go into games this season. “No, no, I’ve been active and available for every..." December 21

  • Matt Barnes Officially Divorced After Writing Huge Checks

    TMZ "Matt Barnes is officially a single man ... and all it cost him was HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ... TMZ Sports has learned. Barnes and Gloria Govan broke up in 2014 after 1 year and 11 months as man and wife. They have twin boys together who were born back in 2008. Things were amicable..." December 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 55, gets ejected, gets unejected, then rants after game

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody has had a day quite like DeMarcus Cousins did Tuesday. First, he was fined $50,000 by his own team for publicly berating a Sacramento Bee columnist. Next, he took out all that frustration on the overmatched defense of the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 55 points on 17-of-28 shooting,..." December 21

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: Kings player texted reporter to apologize for DeMarcus Cousins’ behavior

    Larry Brown Sports "The Sacramento soap opera is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been under heavy scrutiny lately after video surfaced over the weekend of him berating local columnist Andy Furillo of the Sacramento Bee in the locker room. But the same video..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins Receives Fine From Kings For Confrontation With Reporter

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins has received a substantial fine from the Sacramento Kings for his confrontation with a reporter from the Sacramento Bee. The fine amount was undisclosed and there was no game suspension from the Kings. "The Kings have a clear set of standards of conduct expected of our..." December 20

  • High time for Kings to dump insufferable Cousins

    Japan Times "I was talking to an NBA general manager earlier this season about DeMarcus Cousins, the best player in the NBA most likely to be traded, or at least so we’ll hear for the next few months. Actually, I had asked the executive who was the most talented player in the NBA. He believed it was..." December 20