Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings Release Arron Afflalo

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have released Arron Afflalo today, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The guard had a contract guarantee that would have otherwise triggered today. Afflalo had initially signed a two-year $25MM with the Kings last offseason but the second year, worth $12.5MM, would have only been..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Kings reportedly showing major interest in Andre Drummond

    Larry Brown Sports "Is Andre Drummond the Sacramento Kings’ post-DeMarcus Cousins savior? Detroit sportscaster Matt Dery reports on Thursday that the Kings have “big interest” in the Detroit Pistons center and talks are centered around Arron Afflalo and the No. 10 overall pick." June 22

  • Langston Galloway to terminate Kings contract, per reports

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings guard Langston Galloway is declining his player option for the 2017-18 season and will test free agency, according to multiple reports. Galloway joined the Kings with Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans in February as part of the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the..." June 21

  • Hawks Exploring Sign-and-Trade for Paul Millsap

    SLAM Online "With the Dwight Howard era officially over in Atlanta, the Hawks could be heading toward a full rebuild. Atlanta has already made it clear that they will not offer All-Star forward Paul Millsap a max contract. But since Millsap, an unrestricted free agent, can leave the team outright, the..." June 21

  • The Kings Turned Down A Lottery Pick Swap With The Lakers, Denying L.A. Paul George

    Dime Magazine "The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be working really hard in an attempt to get Paul George sometime in the near future. Earlier on Tuesday, the team decided to ship D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov’s unfavorable contract to Brooklyn in exchange for Brook Lopez’s expiring deal and a late first..." June 21

  • Kings president Chris Granger resigns

    Fanrag Sports "Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger resigned Monday to look for his next professional challenge after serving as the point man for the construction of Golden 1 Center, the team’s new downtown arena that opened for last season. “I just feel it’s time,” Granger said to the Sacramento Bee...." June 20

  • Whispers of Sacramento Kings' considering trading picks No. 5 and 10 to Sixers for No. 3 getting louder

    Philly.com "We’ve heard this countless times before, but league sources keep saying the Sacramento Kings are seriously considering packaging picks No. 5 and 10 in a trade for the 76ers' No. 3 in the June 22 draft. This reported package had been previously denied. However, it keeps resurfacing. One..." June 14

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Kings forward Rudy Gay officially opts out of contract

    Fanrag Sports "According to RealGM, Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has officially opted out of his contract for the 2017-18 season. As expected, Gay will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Gay signed a three-year extension worth $40 million after joining the Kings in 2014, but relations..." June 12

  • Markelle Fultz will work out for Kings

    Pro Basketball Talk "Well, this was unexpected. The Kings have had a hard time getting top prospects to work out for them. Markelle Fultz reportedly planned to work out for only the Celtics. Yet… Sacramento has the Nos. 5 and 10 picks. Fultz will probably go No. 1. Though the Kings are rumored to be..." June 09

  • De’Aaron Fox Works Out For Kings; Suns Next

    Hoops Rumors "Projected high lottery pick De’Aaron Fox worked out for the Kings on Monday and will visit three other teams with a Top 5 pick over the next week, Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com tweets. The University of Kentucky point guard will work out for the Suns, who hold the No. 4 pick, later this week,..." June 06

  • NBA Draft rumors: Kings willing to trade No. 5, No. 10 picks to move up for De’Aaron Fox

    Sporting News "THE RUMOR: The Kings have two picks inside the top 10 in this month's NBA Draft but are infatuated with Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox and are willing to trade their No. 5 and No. 10 picks in order to select him. REPORTED BY: ESPN's Chad Ford ($) THE DETAILS: Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are..." June 06

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Kings reportedly waive Anthony Tolliver on his birthday

    SI "Anthony Tolliver is a well-respected NBA veteran, and Thursday is his 32nd birthday. The rebuilding Kings chose to waive him...on Thursday, according to The Vertical and other outlets. They had to do so for a legitimate business reason — his contract is structured so that Sacramento saves a..." June 02

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic once again asked if he’ll join Kings next season

    Sacramento Bee "Bogdan Bogdanovic is a star overseas. The Serbian shooting guard is a current All-EuroLeague selection and has helped Fenerbahce Istanbul of Turkey become one of the league’s final four teams. The big question surrounding Bogdanovic: Will he be with the Kings next season? Bogdanovic was..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Agents Continue To Push Draft Prospects Away From Kings

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have recently struggled to have players work out for them during the draft process. Due to the Kings' dysfunction, the thought has been players would be better off dropping in the draft to avoid what has been a difficult situation for young players. The Kings hired Scott..." May 15

  • Could Milos Teodosic come to Sacramento Kings next season?

    Pro Basketball Talk "You likely remember Milos Teodosic as the point guard for the Serbian team at the Rio Olympics, the guy who torched Kyrie Irving for 18 points and six assists in group play. The guy who led Serbia to Silver (but was overwhelmed by the USA athleticism in the gold medal game (where the USA admitted..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Kings A Strong Contender For Milos Teodosic

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are a legitimate contender in the Milos Teodosic sweepstakes, a source tells international basketball reporter David Pick (Twitter link). As Pick observes, Sacramento GM Vlade Divac has a strong connection to Teodosic, a fellow Serbian. Teodosic, who is primarily a point guard but can..." May 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins Explains Why He Was Barnes Tag Team Partner in Club Brawl

    Black Sports Online "On May 5, Demarcus Cousins responded to a lawsuit stemming from a NYC nightclub fight he and Matt Barnes were involved in back in December. Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell filed lawsuits against Cousins and Barnes accusing them of attacking them inside the club. Besiso has claimed that she..." May 09

  • Rudy Gay to opt out of contract, become free agent

    Sportsnaut "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, according to Marc Spears of ESPN. Gay’s marriage with Sacramento was an unhappy one — he reportedly requested a trade from the Kings last July, which never came to fruition in part because of a..." May 08

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • In smart move, Kings add Scott Perry, formerly of Orlando, to front office

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Rob Hennigan was fired as the man in charge of the Orlando Magic right after the season, Scott Perry — his assistant GM — was let go as well. That surprised people around the league. While the Magic saw Perry as part of the problem in creating too soft a culture in Orlando, outside the..." April 21

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Clippers beat Kings, seal West's No. 4 seed

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- There was a certain sense of cosmic justice in the Los Angeles Clippers securing home-court advantage in the playoffs by beating the Sacramento Kings 115-95 to close their regular season on Wednesday. It was just 17 days ago the Clippers melted down in the closing minutes at..." April 13

  • Rudy Gay I'm Way Ahead of Schedule ... In Achilles Recovery

    TMZ "Great news for Sacramento Kings star Rudy Gay -- his recovery from a torn Achilles injury is going GREAT ... with Gay telling us he's 1 MONTH ahead of schedule! As we previously reported, Rudy ruptured his tendon in a game against the Pacers on January 18 and underwent surgery a few days later...." April 13

  • Rob Hennigan rejected DeMarcus Cousins trade that Magic assistant GM wanted to make

    Pro Basketball Talk "In mid-February, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report reported talks between the Magic and Kings involving DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier: Multiple league sources say the Magic turned down the chance to deal Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks to the Kings..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Lawson's first triple-double paces Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ty Lawson had come close to posting a triple-double more than a couple of times in his eight-season NBA career and never pulled it off. So he appreciated that Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger put him back into the game with his team nursing a huge fourth-quarter lead..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Harden's triple-double helps Rockets drub Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As the clock ticked off the final seconds of the first quarter Sunday, Houston Rockets guard James Harden methodically dribbled, measuring up the space between him and a defender. Then, as the clock hit the final two seconds, Harden stopped the dribble, rose up and..." April 09

  • Lakers top Kings for 3rd straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers ratcheted up their defensive intensity in crunch time to keep a rare winning streak intact against a Sacramento Kings team that is at the same stage of its development curve. D'Angelo Russell scored the decisive basket with 41 seconds remaining as the..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Eight is enough as Kings defeat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With only draft picks in question, the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks played what appeared to be a glorified exhibition game Tuesday at the Golden 1 Center. It proved to be a bit more worth the while for the short-handed hosts. "It's a tough night when you..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Kings bounce back with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Since joining the Sacramento Kings in a trade from New Orleans, rookie Buddy Hield has seen a spike in his offensive numbers. Saturday was another step in the right direction for the first-year guard. Hield scored a career-high 22 points while Ty Lawson added 21 points off..." April 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins after Pelicans win: Strange facing Kings again

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins said he didn't want to make Friday night's game about him, even if the opponent was the same team he suited up for in the first 470 games of his NBA career. But there were indeed moments that reminded him of the disconnect between his past with the Sacramento Kings and his new..." April 01

  • Cousins leads Pelicans past his former team

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- DeMarcus Cousins spent the last two days insisting his first rematch against his former team, the Sacramento Kings, wasn't about him. Then the newly acquired New Orleans Pelicans center went out and proved it really was. Playing with equal measures of passion and poise,..." March 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I was mentally gone’

    The Undefeated "The stress of being traded, personal pressure to succeed instantly with his new team and the craziness of Mardi Gras took a toll on New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins. In search of a mental escape, the Mobile, Alabama, native took a two-hour drive to his hometown about two weeks ago..." March 31

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