Kings Rumors & News

  • Cousins leads Kings past Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- There wasn't much to nitpick Wednesday night for the Sacramento Kings. "We played the right way from start to finish," DeMarcus Cousins said. "We messed up here and there, but I think this was our most consistent game this season." Cousins flirted with a triple-double to lead..." December 08

  • Matt Barnes Accuser 'I've Got Injury Pics Too ... You Obliterated My Face'

    TMZ "The man suing Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins just released pics of his alleged injuries ... and it's pretty brutal. Myrone Powell and Jasmine Besiso just appeared at a news conference in NYC -- where, along with attorney Michael Lamonsoff, they spelled out their case against the NBA stars...." December 08

  • Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins Sued by Alleged Victims of NYC Nightclub Fight

    Complex "In the latest development in the Monday morning NYC nightclub fight involving Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins, the alleged victims of the altercation have sued the Sacramento Kings teammates. According to TMZ, the lawsuit was filed by Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell in New York this week...." December 08

  • Matt Barnes Responds To Reports He Choked A Woman in New York

    Hip Hollywood "Matt Barnes is responding to new reports that he choked a woman inside a New York Nightclub early Monday morning. The Sacramento Kings star posted as statement on Instagram that read: “There’s always two sides to a story.. The side the media consistently tries to paint of me…. And what actually..." December 05

  • Matt Barnes accused of choking woman in nightclub

    New York Post "NBA bad boy Matt Barnes is being accused of choking a woman inside New York’s Avenue nightclub early Monday, TMZ reports. Sources told the website the NYPD received a call after midnight, in which Barnes — named as the assailant — choked a woman during an argument. Barnes allegedly punched..." December 05

  • Knicks hold off Kings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jeff Hornacek had a premonition Sunday morning about his shooting guard, Brandon Jennings. "I told my wife at breakfast I think Brandon is going to have a great game tonight," the New York Knicks coach recalled. "He said some things at the shootaround about taking a shot...." December 04

  • Horford powers Celtics over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Al Horford is motivated as it is, but facing one of the best centers in the NBA brought his game to the next level Friday night. Horford put up his best numbers of the year opposite Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, scoring a season-high 26 and grabbing eight rebounds in the..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Cousins: Trade rumors coming 'from people who want me'

    CSN New England "New coach, new teammates, struggles to win games and trade rumors. All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has had to handle all or most of these issues every year he has been in the NBA. “I’ve dealt with adjustments every season,” Cousins told reporters from CSNNE.com, the Boston Globe and the..." December 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins admits he, John Wall, and Eric Bledsoe want to play together

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and Eric Bledsoe were part of a special group at Kentucky. Even though that team didn't win a title, it was still an incredible collection of talent. It's also a group that really enjoyed playing together and bonded. They've stayed close, even as each have been sent to..." November 29

  • Cousins passes Webber on Kings' all-time scoring list

    NBC Bay Area "DeMarcus Cousins continues his march to rewrite the Sacramento Kings record books. The 26-year-old center already owns the Sacramento-era records for most rebounds (4,641), most double-doubles (251) and most free throw attempts (3,166). On Sunday evening against the Brooklyn Nets, he moved up the..." November 28

  • Wizards outlast Kings in OT in foul-filled contest

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- "It was a nasty game from start to finish," is how DeMarcus Cousins described the Sacramento Kings' foul-plagued, turnover-filled meeting with the Washington Wizards on Monday. The Wizards concurred, but at least they walked off the court smiling. Bradley Beal scored 31..." November 28

  • Rockets launch 3-point barrage at Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Occasionally, when their sharpshooters zero in, the Houston Rockets can only imagine what they might accomplish from long distance. Beating them on such nights may seem a virtual impossibility, especially when the effort from the opponent is less than dazzling. The..." November 26

  • Kings permit Casspi's agent to seek out trade partners

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have given the representatives of Omri Casspi permission to search out potential trade partners. Dan Fegan represents Casspi as well as DeMarcus Cousins. Casspi hasn't been part of Dave Joerger's rotations plans so far this season." November 26

  • Kings owner does not want to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "There has been a ton of chatter the past couple of years about the Sacramento Kings looking to trade center DeMarcus Cousins. But the most important voice on the matter put the kibosh on all that talk. According to Jackie McMullan of CSN New England, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has no interest in..." November 25

  • Kings' frontcourt wears down Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It is only two victories in a row, so the Sacramento Kings aren't about to get carried away. But they do possess a pace, a flow and a fluidity to their game that they didn't have before coach Dave Joerger changed his lineup. For now, that is good enough. "When you..." November 24

  • Kings Could Be 'Starting To Get Sick Of DeMarcus Cousins'

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins will be a free agent in 2018 and the Sacramento Kings still don't look like a probable playoff team. The Kings have two more trade deadlines and an offseason to consider trading Cousins. Cousins is averaging 26.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists with a PER of 27.3 this..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Raptors to protest loss to Kings

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Last Two Minute Report said officials – between referees on the court and reviewers in Secaucus, N.J. – got everything right in the final minute. The NBA even released a second statement clarifying just how right the calls were. Yet, that’s apparently not enough for the Raptors after their..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Gay, Kings outlast Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Toronto Raptors coach Dwayne Casey wanted another explanation and wasn't about to accept easily the ending he just saw. Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins couldn't believe it, either, but he wasn't about to question it. "I knew I tipped the ball. I knew..." November 21

  • Clippers hang on in second half to defeat Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It had all the appearances of an easy victory in the first half, then turned out to be anything but that. A potential rout turned into a nail-biter. For the Los Angeles Clippers, that's just not good enough these days. "It's a win," Chris Paul said after the..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Amid DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors, the Kings continue to be a complete mess

    CBS Sports "Well, here we are, again. The Sacramento Kings are 4-9, and have lost eight of their last 10. After some competitive games early vs. San Antonio and Miami, they've plummeted back to being the Kings. They went down huge early to the mighty Clippers Friday night before staging a comeback in the..." November 19

  • Joerger after another Kings loss: ‘I’ve seen enough; we’re going to play small’

    Sacramento Bee "Dave Joerger had seen enough. After the Los Angeles Clippers built a 26-point lead in the first half against the Kings’ power lineup, he started the third quarter with a smaller, quicker unit. In went Darren Collison, joining Ty Lawson in a dual point guard backcourt. Guard Arron Afflalo..." November 19

  • Balanced Spurs sink Sacramento

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- The seasons change. The names, with a few exceptions, don't. The results stay steady. The San Antonio Spurs continue to roll along. "We're connecting with each other better, moving the ball better," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after San Antonio dispatched the..." November 17

  • Ty Lawson: Kings don’t take shootarounds seriously

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings’ offseason strategy was pretty straightforward. They’re trying to establish a better culture after 10 straight losing seasons. Sacramento signed veterans Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple. Dave Joerger replaced George Karl as coach. But when you’re..." November 17

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The DeMarcus Cousins talks are starting to percolate

    CBS Sports "Last week, Kings minority owner Shaquille O'Neal said on TNT's "Inside the NBA" that the team might consider a change in "direction" when it comes to DeMarcus Cousins and the long-speculated idea of trading the All-Star. Now, the Sporting News reports that league executives believe a deal could be..." November 15

  • Omri Casspi’s role diminishes under Kings coach Dave Joerger

    Sacramento Bee "For the Kings who played in George Karl’s system that stressed freedom on the floor, the adjustment to Dave Joerger’s structured strategy can be challenging. And as veteran forward Omri Casspi can attest, it’s even harder watching from the bench. Casspi is one of the Kings’ more popular..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors finally feel real and imminent, NBA execs tell SN

    Sporting News "You may be forgiven if you have met the latest round of rumors around Kings center DeMarcus Cousins with a shrug and a yawn. After all, we've heard five years of Cousins trade rumors, and "Boogie" is still in Sacramento, leaving behind a trail of suitors who never really got that close to a..." November 14

  • Shaq: Kings may 'go in a different direction' if Boogie can't lead

    CBS Sports "On Thursday night's "Inside the NBA," NBA Hall of Famer and Kings minority owner Shaquille O'Neal described Kings center DeMarcus Cousins as a "hot head" and said he lacked leadership. "In the previous years, he's been hot-headed, he hasn't shown great leadership qualities," O'Neal said...." November 13

  • Kings intend to keep Cauley-Stein

    CSN Bay Area "The rumor mill is churning and once again, the Sacramento Kings are front and center. According to a national report early on Friday, the Kings have added another player to the trade block in 2015 first-round pick Willie Cauley-Stein. “Keep an eye on Kings big man Willie Cauley-Stein. Word is..." November 13

  • Kings forward Casspi: 'Zero truth' to trade request rumors

    CSN Bay Area "The rumor mill is never kind to the Sacramento Kings. On Friday it was Willie Cauley-Stein’s name who came up in potential moves. And on Saturday, multiple reports have veteran forward Omri Casspi requesting a trade from the city he has called home for the last three seasons. But once again,..." November 13

  • Lakers come from behind against Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The way the Los Angeles Lakers start games is beginning to drive first-year coach Luke Walton crazy. The way they have finished is keeping him smiling. The Lakers, coming off the worst three seasons in franchise history and not expected to make a huge leap this season,..." November 11

  • Kings open to trading Cauley-Stein

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings are open to trading Willie Cauley-Stein. Cauley-Stein has been seeking a bigger role than he has so far received under Dave Joerger. Cauley-Stein has averaged just 4.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 14.5 minutes per game so far in his second NBA season." November 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins and Julius Randle Exchange Words Following Lakers' Win Over Kings

    Complex "Many NBA fans weren’t happy to learn that TNT was showing a game between the Lakers and Kings on Thursday night. Pretty much any game would have seemed like a letdown after last Thursday’s much-anticipated matchup between Kevin Durant and the Warriors and Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. But..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • Kings’ Cauley-Stein adopts new attitude: ‘Stop thinking and just play’

    Sacramento Bee "Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein had been in Tuesday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans for less than six minutes when coach Dave Joerger called him back to the bench. “I thought he was gassed,” Joerger said. “And that’s all we’re asking.” Cauley-Stein, in his second season, is..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Cousins, Kings keep Pelicans winless

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dave Joerger has been preaching an old-fashioned message since the first day of camp, repeating it like an old vinyl record on a turntable with a needle that skips. The ongoing missive from the coach: His Sacramento Kings must play consistent, hard defense to start..." November 09

  • Kings’ mix of youth and veterans could slow development of players

    Sacramento Bee "In the last two offseasons, the Kings have bolstered their roster with veterans. But this offseason, they added three rookies to go with two players who have less than five years of experience. The mix led many pundits to wonder about their plan this season. “I was trying to anticipate what..." November 09

  • Kings asking too much in return for DeMarcus Cousins, GMs say

    Sporting News "Another NBA season has begun, and so have the trade rumors circling the dismal Kings and All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. "Boogie" is arguably the NBA's best center, but the Kings haven't won more than 33 games in a season since his arrival in 2010. His attitude problems are well documented,..." November 09

  • Matt Barnes calls out Pelicans for waiving Lance Stephenson due to injury

    TMZ "Matt Barnes is PISSED at the New Orleans Pelicans for cutting his boy Lance Stephenson -- saying Lance busted his ass for the team, only to get waived after he got hurt. Stephenson suffered a groin injury and will require surgery that will reportedly keep him out for 6 to 10 weeks. So, New..." November 07

  • Kings Waive Jordan Farmar Again

    NBC Bay Area "One guard in, one guard out. The Sacramento Kings made a roster adjustment Monday morning, waiving veteran Jordan Farmar to make room for the returning Darren Collison. Sacramento was granted a short reprieve with their roster when Collison was shifted to the league’s suspension list after his..." November 07

  • Gay, Cousins guide Kings past Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Rudy Gay nearly did not play Sunday. He suffered a rib-cartilage strain against the Orlando Magic Thursday and missed the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. But after taking some shots before game Sunday, Gay played and the Sacramento Kings are glad he did. Gay..." November 06

  • Fournier shoots Magic past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO -- This is the kind of game the Orlando Magic expect regularly from Evan Fournier. It is why they gave him the five-year, $85 million contract this summer and traded away shooting guard Victor Oladipo. They expect Fournier to be the offensive leader, as he was Thursday night...." November 04