Kings Rumors & News

  • Matt Barnes says he’s been warned for chewing gum, using bathroom during national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has long taken a hard stance on the national anthem. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was infamously suspended for sitting during the national anthem 1996. The league has a specific rule – which it doesn’t plan to change – that states, “Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a..." October 01

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Kings still waiting for NBA’s decision on Darren Collison

    Sacramento Bee "Collison pleaded guilty this month to one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery after a May incident at his Granite Bay home involving his wife. He received three years of informal probation and a 20-day sentence in the Placer County jail. The probation department can allow him to serve his jail..." September 29

  • Sacramento Kings Add Trans-Inclusive Restrooms

    The Advocate "The Sacramento Kings already have a win — and their stadium hasn't even opened yet. The Golden 1 Center, the new home of the National Basketball Association team, will feature all-gender restrooms. It may be the first major sports stadium to boast trans-inclusive facilities, according to the..." September 28

  • Matt Barnes, the NBA's Last Tough Guy, Is Still Ready for a Fight

    Bleacher Report "There are beautiful places in this world. Where warm, sparkling water clear as life slides on pristine beaches without making a sound under palm trees that grow sideways. Where ebullient smiles of little black children, dressed in school uniforms with white beads in their braided hair, a..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Rudy Gay feels healthy in possibly his last season with Kings

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings can expect many questions about Rudy Gay this season. Gay will opt out of his contract after this season and become an unrestricted free agent, fueling speculation the Kings will trade the forward to avoid losing him with no compensation. “I made the decision to opt out,” Gay said..." September 27

  • Kings’ Ben McLemore confident entering his fourth season

    Sacramento Bee "Ben McLemore has many reasons to be motivated this season, but one is a few months away from appearing at a Kings game. Fatherhood awaits McLemore, who plans to announce the gender of his child, due in March, via social media Sunday. Then the 23-year-old shooting guard will begin his fourth..." September 25

  • Kings have questionable point guard depth as training camp nears

    Sacramento Bee "When the Kings begin training camp practices Tuesday, one thing will not have changed from the offseason – Darren Collison is the only point guard with a fully guaranteed contract. How the position shapes up is the most intriguing situation for the Kings, whose roster figures to change as the..." September 23

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers giving away Nick Young and Lou Williams for Rudy Gay

    Sportsrageous "Rudy Gay expressed his intention to move out of the Sacramento Kings next summer if he will not be traded before the deadline. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Los Angeles Lakers could offer Nick Young and Lou Williams to acquire Gay from the Kings. Rudy Gay has been involved in various..." September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Kings’ Rudy Gay will opt out of contract after this season

    Sacramento Bee "Forward Rudy Gay has told the Kings he will opt out of his contract after this season, meaning he probably will leave as an unrestricted free agent. In a text message, Gay said he will “play the waiting game” to see what happens next, but he said he is ready for this season. Telling the Kings..." September 20

  • Ty Lawson's Computer Was Hacked

    TMZ "Sacramento Kings star Ty Lawson says he's got something in common with Colin Powell and the DNC -- HE'S BEEN HACKED ... and Lawson claims the cyber thieves are now trying to extort him. We spoke with Lawson's attorney, Martin Kaufman, who says they're extremely concerned about the hack --..." September 19

  • ‘It Wasn’t Rocket Science’ For Rudy Gay To Bail On The Kings Next Summer In Free Agency

    Dime Magazine "The Sacramento Kings are an organization perpetually in the state of trying to get its act together, and when you’re a 30-year-old veteran on the latter half of his career, that tends to wear your patience thin. Rudy Gay has seen his name dragged through the mud by hoop nerds as he’s moved from..." September 19

  • Matt Barnes on IG Says Gloria Govan Won’t Let Him See His Kids

    Bossip "Matt Barnes Says Estranged Wife Gloria Is Stopping Him From Seeing His Kids Over Money? We aren’t sure exactly what’s going on between Matt Barnes and his ex Gloria Govan, but he’s dropping clues all over social media. First the ball player posted this note addressing his frustration when it..." September 16

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Jordan Farmar, Kings Agree To Deal

    Real GM Basketball "Jordan Farmar has agreed to a deal with the Sacramento Kings. Farmar finished last season playing for Dave Joerger with the Memphis Grizzlies." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Kings Sign Isaiah Cousins

    Hoops Rumors "One of the final few unsigned picks from the 2016 draft has a new contract in place, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). Charania reports that the Kings have signed 59th overall selection Isaiah Cousins to a partially guaranteed, one-year contract. Cousins (no relation to..." September 06

  • Kings' Collison accepts plea deal in domestic violence case

    CSN Bay Area "After multiple delays and continuances, Darren Collison’s domestic violence case, stemming from a May 30 incident at his home in Granite Bay, Ca, has finally come to a conclusion in Placer County courtroom. Collison, 29, pleaded guilty Friday morning to one count of misdemeanor domestic violence,..." September 03

  • Kings working out Klay Thompson's brother, Mychel

    CBS Sacramento "It didn’t take long for the Sacramento Kings to add a sibling from the Golden State Warriors “Splash Brothers” after losing Seth Curry (brother of MVP Stephen Curry) to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency this Summer. Now, the Kings are reportedly working out the older brother of Klay Thompson,..." September 02

  • Kings' Arena Costs Keep Rising, Now $109M Over Proposal

    Sacramento Bee "Barely a month before opening, the Sacramento Kings continue to pour money into their new downtown arena, bringing the latest estimate of Golden 1 Center’s construction costs to $556.6 million. The estimate has risen by $21.7 million in just a month, according to a construction consultant’s..." September 01

  • Could the Knicks trade for a pair of Kings?

    All About The Knicks "We all know that the Sacramento Kings have been a total mess the last few years. DeMarcus Cousins their franchise player is stuck there for a few more years but other players have voiced their displeasure and have become available. Both Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore are available in a trade. The..." September 01

  • Kings’ guard Ben McLemore finds his dog thanks to Twitter

    The Comeback "When Sacramento Kings’ guard Ben McLemore lost his dog Monday, he decided to go to Twitter. It turned out to be the best move he could’ve made. McLemore announced on his Twitter account Wednesday that his dog, Rolex, had been found after going missing two days ago. In his tweet, McLemore..." September 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins sponsors panel discussion with police in Mobile

    SI "DeMarcus Cousins is sponsoring a panel discussion with police and community members in his hometown of Mobile, Ala. The Kings center and recent Olympic gold medalist will return home Sept. 3 with an eye toward the community, helping hold a discussion labeled “Break the Silence, Build the..." September 01

  • A League Exec Says The Kings Are ‘Fooling Themselves’ If They Think DeMarcus Cousins Is Staying

    Uproxx "To say it’s been a rocky start to DeMarcus Cousins‘ career with the Sacramento Kings would be a massive understatement. Through his first six seasons, they’ve been through almost as many coaches, prematurely firing the only one he got along with in Mike Malone and replacing him with George Karl,..." August 30

  • Ty Lawson agrees to one-year deal with Kings

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings on Sunday night reportedly added another body, getting free-agent Ty Lawson to agree to a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The deal is reportedly for one year. Lawson, 28, was on the Rockets and Pacers in the 2015-16 season." August 29

  • Cousins open to competing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Boston Globe "Vlade Divac is president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia and also general manager of the Sacramento Kings. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, his two worlds collided when his Serbian team matched up with Team USA twice in the Olympic tournament. The first game was a tight 94-91 Team USA win..." August 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins faces his last shot at normalcy with the Kings

    CBS Sports "Imagine being born into complete and utter chaos. No, this isn't something comparing Sacramento Kings franchise center DeMarcus Cousins and the Scottish auto-tune accented Bane character from Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie. But Cousins' NBA career was born into a chaotic environment that..." August 27

  • Execs Don't Expect DeMarcus Cousins To Re-Sign With Kings In 2018

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins is expected by many around the NBA to leave the Sacramento Kings in 2018 when he's eligible for free agency. "They're fooling themselves if they think he's sticking around," said one league executive. "The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn't a point..." August 26

  • Kings’ Patterson’s game isn’t as exotic as his pet

    Sacramento Bee "Lamar Patterson isn’t the first person to be concerned about a pet when relocating for a new job. But his pet, Pharoah, isn’t a dog or cat; “Ro” is an alligator. “Hopefully it’s legal to have the alligator out there, I don’t know,” said Patterson, a second-year guard who was claimed by the..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Team USA Responds to Brittney Griner's Claim That She Could Beat Cousins in 1 on 1

    Complex "The USA men’s and women’s teams both have strong starting centers in this year’s Olympics. DeMarcus Cousins is a two-time NBA All-Star with the Sacramento Kings; Brittney Griner is a two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year winner. They’re among the best post players in their respective..." August 19

  • Brittney Griner thinks she can beat DeMarcus Cousins one-on-one

    Sporting News "Brittney Griner and DeMarcus Cousins are premier bigs in their respective leagues, the WNBA and NBA, but could Griner beat Cousins one-on-one? The WNBA star believes she can. "I'm just gonna use that to fuel this," Griner said, via ESPN.com, when being told that Cousins thinks she'd be no..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • Kings interested in Ricky Rubio

    Pro Basketball Talk "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said not to expect a Ricky Rubio trade. But Rubio comes up so frequently in trade rumors, and Minnesota just drafted Kris Dunn. Everyone expects the Timberwolves to shop Rubio eventually. When they do, the Kings apparently want to talk. Darren Wolfson of..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • The Rockets have strong interest in trading for Rudy Gay

    The Dream Shake "It's public knowledge that the Sacramento Kings are looking to trade Rudy Gay. The forward has one year and $13.3 million left on his contract, with a player option for 2017-2018 that he is unlikely to exercise, especially if he stays in Sacramento. The Kings are looking to get something for Gay..." August 15

  • What would it cost the Denver Nuggets to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    Denver Stiffs "Well, despite all the effort to try and come up with a realistic trade package for Russell Westbrook, he metaphorically blocked my efforts a la Rocky's half court shot when the talented point guard shocked everyone and re-upped with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Let's face it though, a trade for..." August 15

  • Michael Malone refuses to wear purple years after Kings firing

    The Score "Longtime coach Michael Malone just isn't letting this one go. Eighteen months after a rude and confusing dismissal from the Sacramento Kings, Malone revealed on The Lowe Post Podcast that he still refuses to wear Kings colors. It's practically a rule inside the Malone household: no purple..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

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