Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings pull out one-point win over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings will be staying home from the playoffs for the 11th straight season, a period during which they haven't cracked .500. But they hardly seem to be playing out the string. "Even though we're not in the playoff race, we're playing like we are in the..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Reports: Kings pursuing ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie to oversee Vlade Divac

    SI "The Kings have received permission from the Sixers to interview former Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie about joining Sacramento’s front office, ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe report. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive “has been quietly searching” for an executive to oversee current GM Vlade..." March 28

  • Kings beat Clippers on Cauley-Stein's basket

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even Sacramento Kings rookie guard Buddy Hield believed the Los Angeles Clippers had the game in the bag. "(Then) they started tripping each other, and we were able to see them collapse," Hield said. "When a team collapses, you know they're in distress. It's easy to catch them..." March 26

  • Green, Curry provide assistance in Warriors' sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors are the NBA's best in several categories this season. On Friday night, they put their unmatched passing game on display. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green combined for 50 points and 20 of Golden State's 37 assists as the Warriors extended the..." March 25

  • Rudy Gay 'ahead of schedule' in recovery from ruptured Achillies

    CSN Bay Area "Rudy Gay has been MIA since leaving the locker room on crutches following the Kings loss to the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 18. He’s posted a few instagram videos of his recovery from a devastating left Achilles rupture, but until Friday night in Oakland, he had been away from the team. “I’m out of..." March 25

  • Kings’ Lawson says court appearance lifted burden

    Sacramento Bee "Times have been hectic for the Kings on the court. The team has lost four in a row after falling to the NBA’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, 114-100 on Friday night at Oracle Arena. Ty Lawson has been juggling more than the struggles on the hardwood. He flew to Denver on Thursday for a..." March 25

  • Warriors' Barnes: 'I'm trying to kill' Kings

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes has a candid message for his former team, the Sacramento Kings. "I'm trying to kill them," Barnes told reporters Thursday. "Plain and simple. Things didn't go well there." Barnes' new team will play host to his former squad Friday. The..." March 24

  • Bucks end strong road trip with win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When the Milwaukee Bucks departed last week for their longest trip of the season, they were still looking up at a playoff spot. Eleven days later, they are returning with their most victorious trip in nearly three decades. They aren't looking up, either. "We just..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Spurs beat Kings to end two-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Despite having one of the NBA's erstwhile MVP candidates in Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs are at their best when they get balanced scoring and meaningful contributions from up and down their roster. Such was the case on Sunday as Pau Gasol scored 22 points off the bench..." March 19

  • Westbrook, McDermott pace Thunder in rout of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- On March 7, Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 58 points for Oklahoma City. It was one of the best individual performances the NBA has seen this season. However, the Thunder lost that game as the team stretched its skid to four games at that point. Since then, the..." March 18

  • Is Kings' rookie Skal Labissiere the next great Kentucky big man in the NBA?

    Sporting News "Skal Labissiere is coming out. He wants the world to know. Taken as a project by the Suns — after a disappointing freshman season at Kentucky — with the 28th overall pick in this past summer's NBA Draft before being dealt to the Kings the same night, the 6-11 Haitian had a breakout performance..." March 17

  • Labissiere pours in 32 as Kings top Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Skal Labissiere had a fourth quarter to remember, and the Sacramento Kings hope what they saw is a harbinger of things to come. The rookie from Kentucky scored a career-high 32 points, including his team's first 16 points of the fourth quarter, to help the Kings beat the Phoenix..." March 16

  • Kings top Magic, end eight-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Through all the losses and his team's drop in the standings, Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger stayed steady in his message that he was seeing positive things from his players. What he liked even more Monday was seeing the ball go in the basket, particularly down the..." March 14

  • Nuggets hand Kings eighth consecutive loss

    The Sports Xchange "Gary Harris scored 24 points and Nikola Jokic recorded a double-double, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 105-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. Jokic posted 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Nuggets (31-35), who have won three..." March 12

  • Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings waived Matt Barnes to create a roster spot following the DeMarcus Cousins trade despite owning a $6.4 million option for 17-18. Barnes was a veteran presence to help the Kings push for the playoffs with DeMarcus Cousins. “They were so adamant in not trading DeMarcus, so..." March 12

  • Beal's 38 leads Wizards over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Washington's gritty come-from-behind road win on Friday night against the Sacramento Kings said a lot about the Wizards. Bradley Beal scored a game-high 38 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime as Washington outlasted Sacramento 130-122 -- a win that..." March 11

  • Ty Lawson's Impending Court Date Could End His NBA Career

    SI "A year ago, Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson received something of a break when Denver County Court Judge Olympia Fay sentenced the former Denver Nuggets star to probation and community service for an impaired driving incident back in 2015. On March 22, Lawson will again face Judge Fay,..." March 11

  • Matt Barnes: Kings treated DeMarcus Cousins in a 'bad way'

    ESPN "Newly-signed Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes discussed the days leading up to the messy divorce between his former teammate DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. “It was a tough situation for all of us,” Barnes told ESPN in his first interview on the situation since the trade...." March 10

  • Spurs overcome 28-point deficit, stun Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Not many teams at any level of basketball can charge back from 28 points down in the second quarter to win with their erstwhile stars on the bench. But the San Antonio Spurs can, and they did Wednesday. Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 19 points, and David Lee equaled..." March 09

  • Colorado wants to revoke NBA player Ty Lawson's probation

    Tulsa World "Colorado authorities want probation revoked for Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson after they say he tested positive for alcohol three times in the last six months and failed to complete required public service in a 2015 drunken driving case. Over prosecutors' objections, the former Denver..." March 09

  • Ty Lawson Tested Positive for Booze 3 Times, Breaking Terms of Probation

    TMZ "Ty Lawson broke the terms of his probation by testing positive for alcohol THREE TIMES over the past 7 months ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. As we previously reported, the Sacramento Kings star is on probation stemming from his 2015 drunk driving case in Denver ... and..." March 08

  • Chandler's 36 points power Nuggets past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After the Kings lost a heartbreaker Sunday, the Nuggets made sure their game against Sacramento on Monday was decisive -- even with Denver missing its best player. Wilson Chandler scored a career-high 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari had 18 points, and the..." March 07

  • NBA's Ty Lawson Allegedly Violates Probation ... Warrant Requested

    TMZ "Ty Lawson has some serious explaining to do ... because officials in Denver believe the Sacramento Kings star violated his probation and are gunning for a warrant, TMZ Sports has learned. Lawson is currently on probation stemming from his 2015 drunk driving case in Denver -- but the Denver..." March 07

  • Gobert's tip-in at OT buzzer sends Jazz past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rudy Gobert didn't know how much time was left on the clock when the ball left Utah Jazz teammate George Hill's hand. He just knew that he better go get it. To hear his coach tell it, that's just what he does. "It's kind of who Rudy is," coach Quin Snyder said..." March 05

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Buddy Hield breaks from Kings owner: ‘I’m not Steph Curry’

    Bleacher Report "Much of the talk around the biggest deal of this year's NBA trade deadline focused on who Buddy Hield isn't. He isn't DeMarcus Cousins, the player he was traded for (among other pieces going both ways). He isn't Stephen Curry, the player that the owner of his new team compared him to. He..." March 03

  • Nets defeat Kings to end 16-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Brook Lopez did not see the need to spend much time Wednesday talking about his personal milestone. Not when wins have been so few and far between from the Brooklyn Nets. "Really, it's just great to break through," he said. Lopez scored 24 points and went over the..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: Pelicans were team that offered more for DeMarcus Cousins two days prior

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kings general manager Vlade Divac, explaining his modest return in the DeMarcus Cousins trade, said, “I had a better deal two days ago.” That statement probably made Divac look more foolish than he should have. Cousins’ agents, wary of losing a designated-veteran-player extension only..." March 01

  • Finally off emotional roller coaster, new chapters begin for Kings, Cousins

    USA Today "No matter what side of the DeMarcus Cousins debate you were on in Sacramento, there was always one indisputable reality about his six-plus season tenure with the Kings: It was exhausting. From the day he stepped foot in California’s Capitol as a 19-year-old and started clashing with then-coach..." March 01

  • Warriors to add Matt Barnes, not Jose Calderon, in wake of Kevin Durant injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant’s left knee injury has already produced a ripple effect throughout the Warriors roster. Late Tuesday night, ESPN reported that the Warriors now plan to sign Matt Barnes into their 15th roster spot, not Jose Calderon. According to ESPN, the Warriors will still make good on their..." March 01

  • Towns, Wiggins power Wolves past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Andrew Wiggins is a scoring machine for the Minnesota Timberwolves right now. Teammate Karl-Anthony Towns is nearly keeping up while doing a ferocious job rebounding. But it's the team defense the Minnesota Timberwolves are playing lately that has them thinking..." February 28

  • Vlade Divac says Nuggets turned down a DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic swap

    BNS Denver "Sacramento Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac says he tried to trade DeMarcus Cousins for Nuggets’ center Nikola Jokic, but Denver declined the offer. In an article published by Blic Sport, a European media outlet, Divac says he tried to get Jokic, as..." February 27

  • Divac feels Kings are better off after Cousins trade: 'If I'm wrong, I'll step down'

    Sacramento Bee "A week after Monday’s stunning trade that sent Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for rookie Buddy Hield, the Pelicans’ first- and second-round draft choices in 2017, along with Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway, general manager Vlade Divac sat down with Bee columnist Ailene..." February 26

  • Sacramento Kings Center Kosta Koufos Has Repeatedly Stolen Underwear From His Teammates

    Complex "You'd be forgiven for thinking the Sacramento Kings might fade from the headlines after trading mercurial star DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Kings are expected to tank in order to keep their first-round pick, so a lot of NBA fans have written them off for the rest of this..." February 26

  • Kaminsky, Hornets topple Cousins-less Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Charlotte Hornets haven't been doing a whole lot of winning recently. Coach Steve Clifford acknowledges there are plenty of reasons for that, but that his players' collective desire has not been one of them. They reiterated that to him Saturday in a 99-85 matinee..." February 25

  • Buddy Hield has underwear stolen after his first game in Sacramento

    The Comeback "Rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield was the main piece the Sacramento Kings got back in the stunning trade which sent star big man DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans last week. The former Oklahoma Sooners star went on to score 16 points off the bench in his debut, which the Kings won..." February 25

  • Kings start new era with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kentucky product Willie Cauley-Stein dropped hints during the Kings' first practice after the All-Star break that he was ready to assert himself the way a former Wildcats big man used to do for Sacramento. He didn't mention that yet another former Kentucky product would..." February 24

  • Cousins: Kings trading me was 'a coward move'

    USA Today "DeMarcus Cousins took us all behind the scenes of his trade from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans to The Undefeated, revealing just how emotional the move was for him. There are a couple of noteworthy moments, including how he said the Kings front office handled the leadup to..." February 24

  • Nuggets' Malone wonders 'what if' about Cousins, Kings

    CSN Bay Area "It seems like yesterday that Michael Malone was leading a Sacramento Kings team featuring DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay into battle every night. Less than three years later, only Gay remains with the franchise and he’s out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Thomas left..." February 24

  • Reports: Kings front office rushed to trade DeMarcus Cousins, fearing owner would change mind

    Pro Basketball Talk "Why did the Kings trade DeMarcus Cousins late Sunday night? Might they have gotten a better off than the Pelicans’ piddly package by waiting until closer to Thursday’s trade deadline? Kings general manager Vlade Divac felt pressure on multiple fronts. First, as he said, he had a better offer..." February 23

  • Sacramento Radio Guy Pulled Off Air Over Anti-Vlade Divac Rant

    Deadspin "Damien Barling is a co-host of The Lo-Down, a sports talk radio show on Sacramento’s KHTK 1140. Like most everyone, Barling was unhappy with the Kings torpedoing their future by trading DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans for garbage. He recently relayed his dissatisfaction with the Kings on his..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that DeMarcus Cousins has been freed from basketball purgatory in Sacramento, he’s giving a little bit of a glimpse into his mindset during his time with the Kings. Cousins admitted that he spent a long time desperately hoping the Kings would get Cousins a stronger supporting cast to help..." February 22

  • The Kings Are The Worst Organization In Sports

    Uproxx "It took just 12 days for Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac to break the promise he made to DeMarcus Cousins and the city of Sacramento. Divac had a “face-to-face meeting” with Cousins earlier this month, promising him he would not be traded, and then he spoke with ESPN’s Marc Stein to..." February 22

  • Report: Jeanie Buss Was Allegedly Upset Jim & Kupchak Wouldn’t Trade Ingram For DeMarcus Cousins, So She Fired Them

    Total Pro Sports "Los Angeles Lakers part owner and President Jeanie Buss is not to be messed with. On Tuesday, Jeanie was sick and tired of the Los Angeles Lakers not being able to get stars to turn this franchise around that she went ahead and fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother Jim Buss from their..." February 21