Kings Rumors & News

  • Rasheed Wallace 'Zach Randolph Doesn't Sell Dope!!'

    TMZ "Rasheed Wallace says he knows "for a fact" Zach Randolph is no drug dealer -- despite getting busted with more than 2 pounds of weed ... telling TMZ Sports Z-Bo just knows how to throw a party. We spoke with Sheed about the NBA star's recent L.A. arrest for possession of marijuana with intent..." August 16

  • Demarcus Cousins: A kingmaker after all

    Yardbarker "A man a little too well known for his proficiency in antagonistic behavior overshadowing his supreme talent in the purple and slate gray, DeMarcus Cousins, still looms as a central figure in Sacramento. He’s the catalyst, the kingmaker you could say, of the current happiness and hope emanating..." August 15

  • Kings minority owner Shaquille O’Neal apparently thinks Sacramento signed Otto Porter

    Pro Basketball Talk "Otto Porter signed an offer sheet with the Nets, and the Wizards matched it. The Kings also reportedly offered Porter a max contract, but they never became part of an official transaction. Yet, Shaquille O’Neal – who owns a share of the Kings and regularly appears on national television to..." August 14

  • Zach Randolph could be banned by NBA if convicted of felony marijuana charge

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph could face similar penalties ex-teammate O.J. Mayo received in terms of being banned from the NBA for violation of the league's anti-drug policy. Randolph was arrested Wednesday and charged with “intent to sell” marijuana in Los Angeles. TMZ..." August 12

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ return to Sacramento to be nationally televised

    Sportsnaut "The NBA knows exactly what it is doing. How else could we explain the Association scheduling the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day last year? The NBA embraces its drama and wants everyone posssible to watch it unfold. Set to release its schedule for marquee games on..." August 10

  • Zach Randolph Arrested for Weed In L.A. ... Crowd Turns Hostile

    TMZ "NBA star Zach Randolph was arrested in L.A. on Wednesday night -- igniting a crazy disturbance that required cops to call in the cavalry for backup, TMZ Sports has learned. LAPD officers were called to the Nickerson Gardens area in L.A. around 10 PM -- and when they arrived, cops found a large..." August 10

  • DeMarcus Cousins on playing in Sacramento: ‘I just got a lot to get off my chest. I can’t wait’

    Pro Basketball Talk "I love how DeMarcus Cousins always wears his emotions on his sleeve. It doesn’t always serve him well. But as an outside observer, it’s fun to watch someone so openly express his feelings. And Cousins has made no secret of how he feels about the Kings, who traded him after saying they..." August 03

  • Kings hire Brandon Williams as assistant GM

    Basketball Insiders "Kings have hired Sixers VP of Basketball Administration Brandon Williams as their new Assistant General Manager, source told @TheUndefeated." July 31

  • Otis Smith withdraws from Kings’ job search

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings need to replace Scott Perry – an important vacancy in what has been a clownish front office run by Vlade Divac and overseen by Vivek Ranadive. Sacramento won’t be hiring Otis Smith, the former Magic general manager who met with the Kings." July 29

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Magic, Arron Afflalo Agree To One-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent swingman Arron Afflalo, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The deal will be worth the veteran’s minimum, per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today (Twitter link). Once the signing is official, Orlando looks to be capped..." July 25

  • Kings have no interest in De'Aaron Fox-for-Kyrie Irving swap

    CSN Bay Area "The rumor mill never takes a day off. De’Aaron Fox and his Sacramento teammates were hit with a new round of speculation Sunday morning when a report broke out of Cleveland regarding the Kings interest in All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. According to Sam Amico, the Kings are expected to offer..." July 23

  • Kings finally waive rights to 44-year-old European player they drafted in 1995

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in 1995 — while you were listening to Coolio rap “Gangster’s Paradise,” watching the O.J. Simpson trial, and using your cell phone to actually make calls — Sacramento Kings GM Geoff Petrie used a late second round pick on Dejan Bodiroga. The Serbian point forward — who played for the..." July 22

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Ty Lawson, Chinese Team Shanxi Agree to Contract After 1 Season with Kings

    Bleacher Report "Veteran point guard Ty Lawson is headed to the Shanxi Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association. Lawson announced the news Tuesday, as captured by international hoops scribe David Pick: Lawson would later tweet, "I haven't signed in China!!!!!" Lawson bounced around the NBA over the..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • MRI reveals Kings C Georgios Papagiannis suffered bruised booty

    Yardbarker "You don’t often see this type of injury report in the NBA, or any other professional sport, for that matter. Sacramento Kings center Georgios Papagiannis sustained an injury that forced him to leave the court with some assistance during Friday night’s summer league game against the Phoenix..." July 16

  • Kings' Georgios Papagiannis exits summer league game with hip contusion

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings center Georgios Papagiannis suffered a left hip contusion during the team's 93-87 summer league win over the Phoenix Suns in Las Vegas. Papagiannis was taken from the Cox Pavilion in a wheelchair after he landed hard on his left side and spent an extended period on the ground..." July 15

  • Kings Sign Frank Mason

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have signed Frank Mason, according to the team’s website. Sacramento has remaining cap room, so Mason will likely receive at least a two-year deal and it’s possible that it’s for more than a minimum-salary arrangement. Mason spent four seasons at Kansas where he played in 145 games..." July 14

  • LaVar Ball Shoots Down Rumor About Lonzo Ducking De'Aaron Fox in Summer League

    Complex "Earlier this week, the Lakers held Lonzo Ball out of a Summer League game against the Kings. And while that normally wouldn’t be all that big of a deal, Lonzo was scheduled to square off against De’Aaron Fox in that game for the first time since Fox got the better of him during Kentucky’s win over..." July 14

  • Former Kings VP Scott Perry agrees to five-year deal to be Knicks' GM

    ESPN "Scott Perry will sign a five-year deal to become the New York Knicks' general manager, league sources told ESPN. Perry, formerly the Sacramento Kings' vice president of basketball operations, will report to Steve Mills. The Knicks are planning to sign Mills to a new multiyear deal as president,..." July 14

  • Kings get 2nd-round pick, cash in Scott Perry Knicks GM deal

    Sportsnaut "The New York Knicks have landed former Sacramento Kings executive Scott Perry to fill their vacant general manager role. In exchange for this, the Knicks are reportedly sending the Kings a 2019 second-round pick and cash considerations, according to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports. For the..." July 14

  • Kings Sign Frank Mason III "The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has signed 2017 second round draft selection Frank Mason III to a contract, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. Mason, a 6-0 guard, averaged 20.9 points (.490 FG%, .471 3pt%, .794 FT%), 5.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals during the..." July 14

  • De'Aaron Fox sits after 1st quarter; ankle 'nothing serious,' team says

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings rookie De'Aaron Fox sat out much of his anticipated summer league matchup against No. 9 overall pick Dennis Smith Jr. on Thursday night after tweaking his ankle in the first quarter. Fox, the fifth pick of this year's draft, played only seven minutes in the Kings' 83-76 loss to..." July 14

  • Knicks talking to Kings' Scott Perry about becoming GM

    ESPN "The New York Knicks are pursuing a deal with Scott Perry to make him the franchise's new general manager, league sources told ESPN. Perry is the Sacramento Kings' vice president of basketball operations. The Kings granted the Knicks permission to meet with Perry, and the two sides sat down in..." July 13

  • Knicks hire Kings executive Scott Perry as new GM

    New York Daily News "The Knicks are going outside the Garden with their GM hire, coming to an agreement with Sacramento Kings executive Scott Perry, according to CSN. Perry was hired just three months ago as Sacramento's Vice President of Basketball Operations, but was reportedly given permission by the Kings to..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Pistons, Anthony Tolliver Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons have agreed to a one-year, $3.3MM deal with free agent forward Anthony Tolliver, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). Detroit will use its bi-annual exception to complete the signing. Tolliver, 32, spent the better part of two seasons with the Pistons from 2014 to..." July 11

  • Report: Final season of George Hill’s Kings contract just $1 million guaranteed

    Pro Basketball Talk "I wasn’t a big fan of the Kings giving George Hill – a 31-year-old with a history of nagging injuries – a three-year, $57 million contract. But the deal won’t necessarily be as costly as it initially sounded. Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders The Kings still had to outbid the market for..." July 11

  • Five NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

    Sportsnaut "Money might have flown around the NBA during the early stages of free agency, but that wasn’t the only avenue teams used to upgrade their rosters. More so than in previous years, the trade route become a prevalent area for teams to address weaknesses. From the Houston Rockets adding Chris Paul..." July 11

  • De'Aaron Fox: Lakers had no ulterior motive in sitting Lonzo Ball

    ESPN "Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox says he did not feel the Lakers' Lonzo Ball was avoiding playing against him on Monday night in what would have been a rematch between the two rookie point guards. "He's a competitor," Fox said of Ball after the Lakers held off the Kings to win 95-92. "If he's hurt,..." July 11

  • Fans line up for hours after false rumor Randolph would pay utility bills

    Total Pro Sports "Former Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph is known to always give back to the community, so when a rumor started on social media that he would be paying the electric bills for random people in the city, the fans came out. There was one problem, though: It was a false rumor. “There were..." July 10

  • Vince Carter agrees to 1-year, $8M deal with Kings

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings and eight-time All-Star Vince Carter agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal Thursday, league sources confirmed to The Sacramento Bee – adding another successful veteran who they believe can help mentor their young players. Carter, at 40 the oldest player in the NBA, spent the last..." July 07

  • Spurs To Sign Rudy Gay

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have reached an agreement with free agent forward Rudy Gay, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Gay’s new deal with San Antonio will be a two-year contract worth $17MM+ and will feature a second-year player option (Twitter link).RudyGay..." July 06

  • Grizzlies retire Zach Randolph's No. 50

    SLAM Online "Zach Randolph spent eight seasons with the Grizzlies. He helped to establish their Grit & Grind identity and was a key reason that they made the playoffs for the last seven consecutive seasons. Randolph’s moving on to the Kings, but his bond with the Grizz is still strong. In an open letter to..." July 06

  • JaVale McGee to meet with Kings

    247 Sports "JaVale McGee may just remain in California after all. The free agent center is scheduled to visit the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN. McGee is gauging his value on the market after meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. The Kings are looking for..." July 06

  • Report: Rudy Gay prefers to sign with Thunder, but larger offers may win

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rudy Gay is a 30-year-old wing known for volume scoring and not being terribly efficient, the kind of player who can find it hard to get big contracts in an evolving NBA. Then he tore his Achilles. Most players in that situation would have opted into the $14.3 million he was owed by the Kings next..." July 05

  • Darren Collison to Ink Two-Year, $20 Million Deal With Pacers

    SLAM Online "Free agent point guard Darren Collison has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $20 million pact to return to Indiana. The deal is said to include a partial guarantee on the second year. Collison, 29, has spent the past three seasons in Sacramento." July 05

  • Zach Randolph, Kings Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $24 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "Zach Randolph is moving on after eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Randolph and the Sacramento Kings agreed to terms Tuesday on a two-year deal worth $24 million. A 16-year veteran, Randolph maintained a steady statistical output last season..." July 04

  • George Hill agrees to three-year deal with Kings

    TSN "According to The Vertical's Shams Charania point guard George Hill has agreed to a three-year, $57 million deal with the Sacramento Kings. Hill put up one of his best seasons last year, scoring 16.9 points per game – a career high – while dishing out 4.2 assists for the Utah Jazz. Hill was..." July 04

  • Kings still searching for experienced help as young group prepares for summer league

    Sacramento Bee "The opening days of NBA free agency have been filled with moves that will make the Western Conference tough on a young team like the Kings. There’s not much they can do about that as the front office is trying to find veterans to supplement what will be one of the youngest rosters in the..." July 04

  • Grizzlies finalizing 2-year, $11M deal for Ben McLemore

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly agreed to terms Sunday with Ben McLemore on a two-year deal worth $10.7 million, according to's Chris Haynes. The Sacramento Kings declined to give McLemore a qualifying offer, Haynes reported on June 28, which made him an unrestricted free agent..." July 03

  • Vince Carter will meet with Kings on Monday

    Hoops Hype "The Sacramento Kings will meet with veteran Vince Carter on Monday. The 40-year-old free agent appears interested in playing until he can’t. After the Kings reportedly pulled out of the race to sign veteran small forward Danilo Gallinari, Carter may be another option for Sacramento. Here is..." July 03

  • Kings Offer Otto Porter Four-Year, $106M Max Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have offered Otto Porter a four-year, $106 million max contract. The Washington Wizards have match rights since Porter is a restricted free agent. Porter has been negotiating with the Wizards on a five-year deal." July 02

  • Kings To Meet With Otto Porter

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are expected to meet with free agent forward Otto Porter today, reports Sam Amick of USA Today (Twitter link). Porter, 24, is a restricted free agent, having received a qualifying offer last week from the Wizards. The 6’8″ forward met with Washington on Saturday, but the two sides..." July 02

  • Did Enes Kanter just report Rudy Gay to OKC?

    USA Today "The Thunder’s Enes Kanter tried to get in on all the NBA free agency reporting by tweeting “league sources” told him something, and then attaching a photo of Russell Westbrook’s locker … with a name plate for Rudy Gay right next to it. While that may make you think that Kanter knows something..." July 02

  • Pistons signing Langston Galloway to a three-year, $21 million contract

    Sportando "The Detroit Pistons are signing Langston Galloway to a three-year, $21 million contract. The guard ended the season with the Kings. " July 01