Kings Rumors & News

  • Skal Labissiere showing signs of growth: 'The NBA is still super new to me'

    NBC Bay Area "The 2017-18 Sacramento Kings season is about development and finding a core to build around. De’Aaron Fox is already showing signs that he is the long-term answer at the point guard position, but the Kings need more than an army of one. Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson and Willie Cauley-Stein are..." October 23

  • Kings hire Jenny Boucek to full-time coaching role

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings today have added Jenny Boucek as an Assistant Player Development Coach on Head Coach Dave Joerger’s staff. With 18 years of professional coaching experience and two WNBA championships under her belt, Boucek returns to Sacramento after most recently serving as the head coach..." October 20

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • De'Aaron Fox Says In-N-Out Is "Just Not Good"

    Deadspin "Kings rookie PG De’Aaron Fox was born in Louisiana, went to high school in Texas, college at Kentucky, and is settling in to his new life in Sacramento. And, as with anyone who goes to California for the first time, he’s been bombarded by locals’ boasts about a certain fast-food chain. He’s..." October 17

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Kings waive three players days before season opener

    NBC Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings announced Sunday that the team has requested waivers on guards David Stockton, Matt Jones and Reggie Hearn. Stockton appeared in two contests for Sacramento during the preseason, averaging 11.5 points (9-13 FG, 3-4 3pt, 2-4 FT) and 5.0 assists in 16.3 minutes per game,..." October 16

  • Injuries bench Hill, Bogdanovic as Kings fall to the Clippers

    Sacramento Bee "An unofficial way to judge the seriousness of an injury is by the reaction of teammates in the postgame locker room. In that case, the Kings appear to be fine after seeing guards George Hill (right groin) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (sprained right ankle) leave Thursday’s 104-87 preseason loss to the..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Kings Sign Reggie Hearn, David Stockton

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have signed Reggie Hearn and David Stockton, according to a team press release. Hearn played for Sacramento’s G League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, over the past three seasons. During the 2016/17 campaign, he averaged 13.5 points while shooting 44.2% from downtown." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Why Cauley-Stein’s breakout season might have to wait another year

    Sacramento Bee "This is the season Willie Cauley-Stein will break out. Right? Rookie lessons learned, sophomore season of indoctrination behind, it should be time for the third-year center to finally shine. Not so fast. The Kings have rarely developed their young players according to plan over the last..." October 07

  • Kings’ Harry Giles Won’t Play Until 2018

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings officially announced today that big man Harry Giles, one of several rookies on the roster, won’t make his NBA debut until at least January, and possibly later. As James Ham of NBC Sports California details, Giles hasn’t suffered a setback, but Sacramento wants to be cautions with the..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • How the Kings may already have most of their core intact

    The Sports Post "As another NBA chapter nears, it’s time for our season previews. How many pieces do the Kings have in place? Expected Conference Ranking: 14th Best Move of the Offseason: Picking De’Aaron Fox No. 5 overall. The Kings don’t swing for the fences with draft picks. They bunt. They somehow turned..." September 30

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • Kings Extend Vlade Divac, Dave Joerger Through 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have extended the contract of general manager Vlade Divac and exercised their fourth-year option on head coach Dave Joerger, the team announced today in a press release. As a result of the moves, both Divac and Joerger will now be under contract with Sacramento through the 2019/20..." September 27

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • Vince Carter remembers being ‘thrown into the fire.’ He’s preparing young Kings for it

    Sacramento Bee "Doug Christie remembers the first time he met a rookie from North Carolina named Vince Carter prior to the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season. Christie was playing for the Toronto Raptors and Carter joined the veterans at Air Canada Centre for a workout. “We played some three-on-three and he..." September 27

  • Kings' Zach Randolph: 'Wrongfully arrested' on marijuana charge

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph said Monday he was "wrongfully arrested" on Aug. 9 at a Los Angeles housing project on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell. Randolph, who signed with the Kings in July after eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, was charged with..." September 26

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Kings finally get to unleash highly skilled weapon Bogdan Bogdanovic on NBA stage

    CSN Bay Area "The legend of Bogdan Bogdanovic grows. After another deep run against European competition, the 25-year-old shooting guard is headed for the NBA with plenty of fanfare. Bogdanovic and his Serbian teammates fell short of the ultimate goal of winning EuroBasket 2017. Goran Dragic and Team..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Zach Randolph Cuts Deal In Weed Case, No Jail Time

    TMZ "Sacramento Kings star Zach Randolph just struck a pretty sweet deal in his marijuana case ... and all he has to do is a TON of community service. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Z-Bo was arrested for felony weed possession with intent to sell back in August when cops say they busted him with..." September 14

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Raptors' Ujiri: 'Vince Carter will be home in Toronto'

    Clutch Points "Even at the age of 40, Vince Carter remains a relevant figure in the NBA. While it’s no longer mostly because of what he could bring to the court, his legend has grown so much that people are still talking about the 19-year veteran of the league. Carter is unlikely to stay in the NBA for long,..." September 10

  • Daunting task awaits Dave Joerger, Kings staff during 2017-18 season

    CSN Bay Area "The 2017-18 Sacramento Kings season is just around the corner. Media Day is set for Sept. 25th with training camp beginning the following day at the team’s practice facility. Plenty of players have spent the summer in Sacramento honing their skills, but the real work begins when the entire squad..." September 08

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Zach Randolph Charged with Weed Possession, Resisting Arrest

    TMZ "NBA star Zach Randolph has been formally charged with 2 misdemeanors for that August 9 weed arrest in L.A. ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... the Sacramento Kings star was arrested in Nickerson Gardens in Watts earlier this month ... which was followed by a crazy, violent..." August 31

  • Kings complicate rebuild with high-priced free agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "The strength of Sacramento’s rebuild is volume. None of De'Aaron Fox, Skal Labissiere, Willie Cauley-Stein, Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Harry Giles, Malachi Richardson, Justin Jackson or Georgios Papagiannis are elite prospects individually. But between all of them, at least one likely emerges..." August 30

  • Rasheed Wallace 'Zach Randolph Doesn't Sell Dope!!'

    TMZ "Rasheed Wallace says he knows "for a fact" Zach Randolph is no drug dealer -- despite getting busted with more than 2 pounds of weed ... telling TMZ Sports Z-Bo just knows how to throw a party. We spoke with Sheed about the NBA star's recent L.A. arrest for possession of marijuana with intent..." August 16

  • Demarcus Cousins: A kingmaker after all

    Yardbarker "A man a little too well known for his proficiency in antagonistic behavior overshadowing his supreme talent in the purple and slate gray, DeMarcus Cousins, still looms as a central figure in Sacramento. He’s the catalyst, the kingmaker you could say, of the current happiness and hope emanating..." August 15

  • Kings minority owner Shaquille O’Neal apparently thinks Sacramento signed Otto Porter

    Pro Basketball Talk "Otto Porter signed an offer sheet with the Nets, and the Wizards matched it. The Kings also reportedly offered Porter a max contract, but they never became part of an official transaction. Yet, Shaquille O’Neal – who owns a share of the Kings and regularly appears on national television to..." August 14

  • Zach Randolph could be banned by NBA if convicted of felony marijuana charge

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph could face similar penalties ex-teammate O.J. Mayo received in terms of being banned from the NBA for violation of the league's anti-drug policy. Randolph was arrested Wednesday and charged with “intent to sell” marijuana in Los Angeles. TMZ..." August 12

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ return to Sacramento to be nationally televised

    Sportsnaut "The NBA knows exactly what it is doing. How else could we explain the Association scheduling the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day last year? The NBA embraces its drama and wants everyone posssible to watch it unfold. Set to release its schedule for marquee games on..." August 10

  • Zach Randolph Arrested for Weed In L.A. ... Crowd Turns Hostile

    TMZ "NBA star Zach Randolph was arrested in L.A. on Wednesday night -- igniting a crazy disturbance that required cops to call in the cavalry for backup, TMZ Sports has learned. LAPD officers were called to the Nickerson Gardens area in L.A. around 10 PM -- and when they arrived, cops found a large..." August 10