Kings Rumors & News

  • 23h
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Of Deron, Joe and Lopez, heard most likely to be moved is the point guard. Also, talks with the Kings are not dead, just in hibernation

  • Sources: Nets cool on D-Will trade with Kings

    ESPN New York "Talks between the Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets about a trade involving Nets star Deron Williams have cooled, according to league sources. Sacramento had recently initiated talks with the Nets, proposing a deal for Williams and second-year forward Mason Plumlee, who was actually the Kings'..." December 23

  • Sources: Kings prefer George Karl, not serious about hiring Mark Jackson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sacramento Kings shocked many in the NBA world when they abruptly fired head coach Mike Malone last week. Malone is respected in league circles and most rival scouts, coaches and executives believe he had been doing a good job coaching the team. He was also popular in the Kings’ locker room,..." December 23

  • Kings pull out tough win over Lakers

    CSN Bay Area "Riding a five-game losing streak, the Kings were hungry for a win, and with the Lakers visiting Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento demonstrated its resilience in a hard fought 108-101 win on Sunday evening. DeMarcus Cousins paced the Kings (12-15) with 29 points and 14 rebounds while Rudy Gay and..." December 22

  • Sources: Kings discussing trade for Deron Williams

    Yahoo! Sports "The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal centered on former All-Star guard Deron Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets have been shopping their high-priced star players, and the Kings have been probing the market for an impact point guard. No deal is..." December 21

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • No Jackson, Kings sticking with interim coach Corbin for now

    CSN Bay Area "ESPN’s Bill Simmons tweet stirred up rumors of an imminent announcement of former Warriors coach Mark Jackson being introduced by the Kings as Michael Malone’s successor. CSN California is learning there’s no substance to the tweet. While general manager Pete D’Alessandro stopped short on..." December 21

  • Short-handed Bucks hold off Kings, 108-107

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A short-handed Milwaukee Bucks team forgot to count all its missing players on Thursday night. Instead the nine-man gang that showed up to play at Sleep Train Arena dug in and dug out a 108-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Center Larry Sanders was missing due to a one-game suspension..." December 19

  • Malone 'surprised' at dismissal from Kings

    CSN Bay Area "In his first interview since being fired as head coach of the Kings last Sunday, Michael Malone shared his thoughts on his time in Sacramento, including his reaction to the decision by GM Pete D’Alessandro and owner Vivek Ranadive to relieve Malone of his duties. “I was surprised given the..." December 19

  • 6d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sacramento's discussed Rondo w/ Celtics in past, but Boston's asking price is too high for Kings to re-start talks now, sources tell Yahoo.

  • 7d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    DeMarcus Cousins practiced today. On course to play tomorrow barring a setback following shootaround tomorrow.

  • 7d
    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Omri Casspi continues to be hobbled with his bone contusion. Didn't go through all of practice. No contact at all #NBAKings

  • Kings owner wants next coach to be 'jazz director'

    SB Nation "The Sacramento Kings have begun their search for a new head coach, and owner Vivek Ranadive has some interesting criteria for who should get the job. Ranadive says the replacement for recently fired Michael Malone needs to be a "jazz director," who embraces the offensive side of the game as much..." December 17

  • Healthy Thunder rolls to a seventh straight win in Sacramento

    The Oklahoman "Throughout a nightmare opening month, the Thunder’s health luck was unbelievably rare in the worst of ways. But during this renaissance December run, the Thunder’s health luck has been mildly rare in the best of ways. Twenty-five games into the season, the Thunder has all its rotation..." December 17

  • Kings deny 2-hour meeting with Mark Jackson was about coaching job

    The Score "It's going to be a tough couple of months for interim Sacramento Kings head coach Tyrone Corbin. Thrust into the job this week after the firing of head coach Mike Malone, Corbin is in a difficult spot. Not only is he auditioning for the role long-term and auditioning for any other openings..." December 17

  • Kings talk to ESPN's Mark Jackson after game

    USA Today "In the days that have followed the Sacramento Kings' surprising firing of coach Michael Malone, the only thing certain about where they go from here has been the uncertainty. Tyrone Corbin was deemed the interim for the foreseeable future, though no one was quite sure how long that term might..." December 17

  • 8d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Chris Mullin won't coach Kings this yr. IF he coaches them, it would be at start of next season. Corbin likely 2 remain all season

  • 8d
    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    The Kings have contacted Vinny Del Negro about its head coaching vacancy, per league sources. Del Negro led Bulls, Clippers to the playoffs.

  • George Karl comments on Kings job

    Sacramento Bee "George Karl discussed being a candidate for the Sacramento Kings coaching position on his Sirius XM NBA Radio show today. Michael Malone was fired Sunday. Tyrone Corbin is the interim head coach, but Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro would not commit on Corbin being the head coach the..." December 16

  • Sources: Mullin resists Kings coaching job "Chris Mullin is resisting the invitation to make an in-season move from an advisory role to the bench of the Sacramento Kings, according to NBA coaching sources. Sources told that Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has spent much of the past 24 hours lobbying Mullin to replace the fired Mike..." December 16

  • Kings put ideology first in firing coach Michael Malone

    USA Today "Long before the Sacramento Kings became the first team to fire its coach this season to restart the discussion about modern-day owners and how they operate, an old role player for this squad had a favorite saying that most certainly applies here. "It is what it is," now-retired forward Kenny..." December 16

  • 9d
    Tom Byrne @1TomByrne

    Regarding #SacKings, George Karl telling me on @SiriusXMNBA "I'm humbled. If they're interested in me, I'm interested in them" #NBA

  • Kings fire coach Michael Malone

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings have fired coach Michael Malone, league sources confirmed Sunday night, and will replace him with assistant coach Tyrone Corbin. After starting the season 5-1, the Kings are 11-13 and have lost three in a row and eight of their last 10. Star center DeMarcus Cousins has missed the..." December 15

  • 9d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Some NBA execs curious about Chris Mullin's desire to coach Kings: "All he has to decide is that's what he wants and job is his," a GM says.

  • Kings would consider George Karl

    USA Today "The Sacramento Kings fired Michael Malone on Sunday after a 11-13 start that did not live up to expectations of ownership and because of philosophical differences between the second-year head coach and management, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people..." December 15

  • 10d
    D-League Digest @DLeagueDigest

    Hearing Eric Moreland will be reassigned for tonight's matchup against the Erie BayHawks as well. A lot of talent will be on hand in Reno.

  • 10d
    James Ham @James_Ham

    The Sacramento Kings were playing with heavy hearts tonight. Ryan Hollins' father passed away this morning. Pretty emotional locker room.

  • 10d
    Blake Ellington @BlakeEllington

    Kendrick Perkins spoke negatively of the Kings early in season. Rudy Gay: "He might as well play with his face painted, he's a clown to me."

  • Lakers Dethrone Kings 98-95

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kobe Bryant overcame shooting 4-13 in the first half to pour in 32 points including two clutch free throws in the final minute to put the game on ice over the DeMarcus Cousins-less Sacramento Kings. The Kings were game even without their franchise player, gumming up the Lakers offense by double-..." December 10

  • Stauskas, Gay deliver in 101-92 win over Utah

    Sacramento Bee "For most of his rookie season, Nik Stauskas was a practice star and looked star-struck when games began. He’d made only 29.7 percent of his shots heading into Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz at Sleep Train Arena. Stauskas was shooting an even more woeful 22 percent from three-point range..." December 09

  • 17d
    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    DeMarcus Cousins won't play this week — Jazz at Kings on Monday — because of viral meningitis, the team has announced.

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins has viral meningitis

    USA Today "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has missed the past five games with a case of viral meningitis and continues to recover slowly, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the team had not..." December 07

  • Brett Brown 'expected' the Sixers to draft Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said this week, before the Sixers finally mercifully got a win, that before the lottery he had expected the team to draft Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas. Instead, the Sixers fell, and Sam Hinkie punted on the best draft in seven years, getting Joel Embiid (out..." December 04

  • Kyle Lowry scores 27 as Raptors crown Kings

    Toronto Sun "Christmas came early for the Raptors and then they almost punted the gift right back. If there is one guy the Raptors have no answer for in the Kings lineup — DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins had missed two games in a row with a virus, but the expectation was he would be good to go for the Toronto..." December 03

  • Cousins out until next week with viral infection "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins underwent additional evaluation on Tuesday evening as he continues to recover from a viral infection. Team physicians, led by Dr. Jason Brayley of Kaiser Permanente, admitted DeMarcus to the hospital for treatment and rest. His condition is improving..." December 03

  • No late drama as Grizzlies pull away from Kings

    Fox Sports Tennessee "It was hard to not draw parallels to Nov. 13 in Memphis when the Grizzlies went up 21 points, only to see that deficit dwindle to 79-76 when Ben McLemore hit a free throw with 6:26 to play. But while that night saw Grizzlies come back to win 111-110 on a Courtney Lee game winner the Kings..." December 01

  • 24d
    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Kings have ruled DeMarcus Cousins out for today's game vs Memphis. Still out with sickness. Gay, collison and Sessions probable

  • 24d
    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Kings list DeMarcus Cousins as questionable for tomorrow vs Memphis. Rudy Gay, Darren Collison and Ramon Sessions are probable #NBAKings

  • Spurs take out Kings

    San Antonio Express-News "If not quite humming at peak proficiency, the Spurs are at least rolling now, feasting on a cushy schedule for their sixth straight victory on Friday, 112-104 against the DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings at the AT&T Center. It was also their ninth victory in 10 games — a stretch during which only..." November 29

  • NBA denies Kings protest about loss to Grizzlies "The NBA announced on Friday that it has denied the Sacramento Kings' protest about their 111-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 13. That was the game where Courtney Lee was left wide open underneath the basket on an inbounds play for an alley-oop with 0.3 seconds left. Here's what the..." November 29

  • Strength of schedule skews how NBA bettors view these four teams "Two months have gone by in the NBA schedule and sometimes what you think you know about a certain team is completely wrong. Easy and hard opening slates can skew the way a team performs, both on the scoreboard and at the sportsbook. Here are four NBA teams who you think you know, but you..." November 28

  • 26d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    DeMarcus Cousins (virus) is doubtful for tonight at San Antonio

  • 27d
    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Injury Update: Rudy Gay (Right Achilles Tendinitis) & Darren Collison (Left Quadriceps Strain) are Questionable for 11/28 game vs Spurs.

  • Motiejunas, Canaan carry shorthanded Rockets past Kings

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were without three starters. They could not hit a free throw. There was no match up for DeMarcus Cousins. It did not matter. The Rockets had two stars at the top of their game. This is how they were built, to have the role players do their job and then have their stars, one..." November 27

  • Kings beat Pelicans without Collison, Gay

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings faced a challenge against the Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday night, playing without starters Rudy Gay and Darren Collison due to injury, but they managed to pull out a 99-89 win. For a majority of the night, the Kings also had to play without coach Michael Malone, who picked up..." November 26

  • Cousins powers Kings past T'Wolves 113-101

    CSN Bay Area "The consistency the Kings are seeking was elusive in the first half but Sacramento bounced back in the second half to capture the first game of their four-game road trip with a 113-101 win in over the Timberwolves on Saturday. Sacramento lead 84-77 entering the fourth quarter but Minnesota cut..." November 23

  • Joakim Noah absolutely loses it after Boogie Cousins flops

    CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah's on-court reactions are just the best. Thursday night's game didn't exactly go according to plan for Noah and the Bulls as they lost to Sacramento 103-88. Noah's reaction to picking up a foul after Kings center DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins flops in the middle of the third quarter..." November 21

  • Pelicans bounce back to beat the Kings, 106-100

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Monday night was a teaching moment for the New Orleans Pelicans, who were schooled by the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans learned their lesson ... well sort of. One night after having a double-digit lead evaporate in a disappointing loss, the Pelicans again flirted..." November 19

  • Grizzlies confident Kings' 'media campaign' won't lead to win being overturned

    Yahoo! Sports "Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace told Yahoo Sports he expects the NBA will validate his franchise's protested victory over the Sacramento Kings, "regardless of the media campaign being waged." In the aftermath of the Grizzlies' 111-110 victory on Thursday night, Sacramento filed..." November 18

  • 38d
    Bill Herenda @billherenda

    Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro confirmed to Comcast SportsNet CA Kings filed protest regarding Memphis game & "feels strongly" about it #NBA