Kings Rumors & News

  • Kings may keep George Karl, but that doesn't solve DeMarcus Cousins riddle

    Sporting News "The atmosphere inside the Kings locker room, one source with knowledge of the team said, can be best described as “poisonous.” It is under that cloud that coach George Karl is surviving, if barely. ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon that Karl has staved off firing once again, but another go at..." February 10

  • George Karl’s agent rips Kings, wants broadcaster reprimanded

    Larry Brown Sports "George Karl George Karl remains the Sacramento Kings’ head coach despite reports saying the team was weighing whether or not they would fire him. Having reports in the media saying a team is considering firing you cannot be easy for a coach, so it’s no surprise that Karl’s agent is taking aim..." February 10

  • Miami Heat interested in Omri Casspi

    Sactown Royalty "According to his producer, Christopher Cochran, Miami Herald columnist Ethan Skolnick reported on his radio show today that the Miami Heat are targeting Omri Casspi in a deal that would net the Kings talented-but-currently-injured guard Tyler Johnson. I feel compelled to mention that I didn't..." February 09

  • Kings reject offer from Cavaliers for Timofey Mozgov

    Sactown Royalty "The NBA Trade Deadline is just 9 days away, and the rumor mill is churning away. The latest rumor regarding the Sacramento Kings comes from ESPN's Brian Windhorst, who went on a radio show in Cleveland to say that the Kings have rebuffed offers from the Cavaliers for their starting center,..." February 09

  • Kings planning to fire coach George Karl in coming days

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings are going ahead with a coaching change and plan to fire George Karl in the coming days, league sources told ESPN. NBA coaching sources told ESPN that the Kings have decided internally that a change on the bench is needed and is likely to happen after Sacramento plays its..." February 09

  • LeBron James' first triple-double, Kyrie Irving's 32 helps Cleveland Cavaliers rout Sacramento, 120-100

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Rajon Rondo over-dribbled and had nowhere to go, finding himself in the air with no one to pass to. He launched the ball back towards half court and it floated right into the hands of LeBron James as if James was playing wide receiver. From there, it was nothing but open court on his way to a..." February 09

  • Maybe the Kings aren't firing Karl after all

    Sactown Royalty "Just when you think the Kings can't shock you anymore... ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings, in a dramatic about-face, have decided to keep George Karl in place as coach . The Kings scrapped plans to fire George Karl after lengthy meeting Tuesday in Philly between Karl and GM Vlade..." February 09

  • Rondo takes shot at teammates for skipping optional shootaround

    The Score "It doesn't look like everyone on the Sacramento Kings is on board with turning the team's fortunes around during their ugliest stretch of the season. A 120-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday was Sacramento's fourth defeat in a row and eighth in the last nine..." February 09

  • With George Karl likely out, Kings still need to solve DeMarcus Cousins riddle

    Sporting News "The atmosphere inside the Kings locker room, one source with knowledge of the team said, can be best described as “poisonous.” It is under that cloud that coach George Karl is surviving, if only temporarily. Karl’s rumored firing is not really going to change that dynamic, which has been..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Avery Bradley's 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings

    Boston "The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. ‘‘Whenever you get a chance to run up and down..." February 08

  • Report: Heat looking for wing help, Rudy Gay a possibility

    Hot Hot Hoops "It's not going to be easy. Any trade the Miami Heat attempt to do make is going to cost them. But we have a new report that the Miami Heat are talking with teams about adding wing help to their roster, and one player that has been mentioned is Rudy Gay. Mike Wallace was the one who said the..." February 08

  • There’s nothing healthy about Kings situation

    Yahoo! Sports "He shuffled down a dimly lit hallway, tie loosened, head bowed, an all too familiar frustrated expression painted on his face. Sacramento Kings coach George Karl is getting fired, an inevitability that grew closer following a 128-119 shellacking by the Boston Celtics on Sunday. The front office’s..." February 08

  • George Karl says focus remains on next game, not job security

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings coach George Karl said he's focused on the next opponent and not reports that his team is considering a coaching change. Karl seemed amused by a string of questions about his future after leading the Kings through a 90-minute off-day workout at Harvard University's Lavietes..." February 07

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    George Karl says Rudy Gay (ankle) and Ben McLemore (wrist) are doubtful for tomorrow

  • Nets use offensive burst to beat Kings

    New York Post "The Nets are going to spend the summer trying to give free agents their money and to lure a point guard to run their offense. They put on a pretty good show for target Rajon Rondo, showing exactly what that offense can do in running the Kings off the floor in a 128-119 victory Friday night at..." February 06

  • Rajon Rondo on Knicks: 'The triangle's not really a good look for me'

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings last summer, so he'll go through free agency again in five months. There will not be a ton of point guards on the market, and it's a position of need for the New York Knicks, but don't bet on Rondo teaming up with Carmelo..." February 06

  • Sputtering Kings contemplate removing George Karl

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings, increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl, entered the weekend hoping to delay any decision about the coach's future until the All-Star break, according to the league sources. But sources told ESPN that the nature of the team's 128-119 loss..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Cauley-Stein showing rare drive for rookie, 'nobody outworks me'

    CSN Bay Area "Eccentric. Peculiar. Offbeat. There's something different about Sacramento Kings rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. From his ever-changing hairstyles to his endless array of tattoos, he is an individual and his passion for life is infectious. During the draft process, Cauley-Stein was dinged for..." February 04

  • Shorthanded Bulls top Kings behind E'Twaun Moore's career night

    CSN Chicago "You know the drill: Bulls team appears on brink of destruction, before someone rises up to save them from themselves, at least for a night. With the stars aligned, and one missing, the Bulls emerged with an emotional 107-102 win over the Sacramento Kings, as the savior was the position that had..." February 04

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Rondo, Cousins and McLemore expected to play tonight according to @CoachKarl22

  • NBA Trade Deadline Rumor: Clippers Interested in Rudy Gay

    Clips Nation "It should come as no surprise that the Clippers are active "buyers" this trade deadline--the team is talented, but with the historically great Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs leading the conference by a mile, Doc Rivers has no choice but to do his best to take some risks and upgrade..." February 03

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Rajon Rondo (turf toe) is questionable tomorrow against the Bulls. As is DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Ben McLemore (wrist).

  • Kings own the boards in victory over Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Rudy Gay II was the movie the Milwaukee Bucks did not want to see Monday night. But they were forced to view it as the Sacramento Kings forward led his team to a 111-104 victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee’s final appearance at Sleep Train Arena. All-star center DeMarcus Cousins missed the..." February 02

  • Kings remove T-shirts with monkey on them on first day of Black History Month

    Sacramento Bee "If you were at Sleep Train Arena about 90 minutes before tipoff Monday night, you would have thought the Kings were handling major laundry duty. Before fans entered for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks, T-shirts that were placed on every seat to celebrate the Lunar New Year were being..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins (sprained ankle) is out tonight against the Bucks.

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Griz cruise, then escape with 121-117 win vs. Kings

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Jeff Green is turning outcry into constructive outbursts regularly. Add another scoring explosion off the bench to Green's résumé since teammates and coaches implored the Grizzlies' versatile forward to be more productive. His 29 points Saturday night made Green the first reserve in Griz..." January 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins day-to-day after spraining left ankle

    SI "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins left Saturday’s 121–117 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies with a left ankle sprain. X-rays were negative and the center is day-to-day, the team announced. As Cousins and center Marc Gasol attempted to secure up a loose ball late in the fourth quarter, Gasol..." January 31

  • Kings Receiving Trade Interest On Marco Belinelli

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have received trade interest on Marco Belinelli. Belinelli signed a three-year, $19 million deal with the Kings in July." January 30

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    DeMarcus Cousins on the skills challenge: “I’m excited. I believe I’m the first big to try it. I’ve got to represent for the bigs."

  • Ryan Anderson ties career-high with 36 points to lead shorthanded Pelicans past Kings, 114-105

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans both out because of injuries, the New Orleans Pelicans turned to Ryan Anderson Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings. He sure didn't have a problem delivering. Anderson had 30 by halftime before finishing with a career-high 36 points to carry the..." January 29

  • Kings would reportedly trade Rudy Gay if the "right deal" came along

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings are indeed willing to trade Rudy Gay, sources say, after fairly frequent speculation on that topic in recent weeks. However ... It's conditional willingness. Sacramento is said to be seeking a quality young player in return if it parts with Gay. Or a player they like..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Plans are for Cousins to also compete in the Skills Challenge

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings Head Coach George Karl will miss tonight’s game at NO due to gastroenteritis. Assoc. head coach Chad Iske will assume coaching duties.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Kings' Gay out Thursday vs. Pelicans with eye injury

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings announced Wednesday that Rudy Gay will not play in Thursday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The dynamic swingman suffered a corneal abrasion after getting poked in the eye by Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker on Monday. Gay sat out Tuesday's loss to the..." January 28

  • George Karl looks to get Marco Belinelli better looks to break slump

    Sacramento Bee "Ideally, Marco Belinelli is a featured scorer off the Kings’ bench. Lately, that hasn’t happening because the veteran guard has been in a shooting slump. Entering Tuesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Belinelli was shooting 28.7 percent in his last 10 games. For the..." January 27

  • Trail Blazers outlast Kings, 112-97

    Oregonian "The Sacramento Kings got into Portland very early on Tuesday morning after a double-overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Sacramento on Monday night. After hanging around for most of three quarters, the fatigue of a late arrival and playing in back-to-back games seemed to catch up with..." January 27

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    maybe he couldn’t be voted an All-Star starter, but he’ll settle for being best big man in the @NBA as a consolation pic.twitter.com/cdcLZLa4RX

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins on Blazers' Meyers Leonard: 'He's not even a defender'

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 112-97 on Tuesday and a key element in the win was limiting Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins to 17 points on 4-of-20 shooting. "I could tell what their scheme was: to try to frustrate me," Cousins said. "Meyers whatever you say it -- yeah, Leonard --..." January 27

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    Jason Quick @jwquick

    No Rudy Gay (eye injury) tonight vs. Blazers according to Sacramento Bee. Kings lost last night in double OT.

  • Cousins scores 56, but Kings stung in 2OT

    CSN Bay Area "It took all 48 minutes plus another 10, but the streak is over. After winning five straight, the Sacramento Kings allowed the Charlotte Hornets to catch fire from the outside. Eventually it burned them when Troy Daniels dropped in his eighth 3-ball of the night to give the Hornets a wild 129-128..." January 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins on how he would change All-Star balloting: 'There definitely wouldn’t be fan voting'

    Yahoo! Sports "It wasn’t a surprise that NBA fans voted retiring superstar Kobe Bryant as a Western Conference All-Star starter despite his struggles this season. The oddity is that if Bryant were listed at guard, the position he played for the majority of his career, instead of in the frontcourt, Zaza Pachulia..." January 26