Kings Rumors & News

  • Darren Collison arrested on domestic violence charge

    Sactown Royalty "Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested on a charge of domestic violence, according to CBS 13. Collison was also cited on a bench warrant of driving while his license was revoked. Collison is entering the final year of his contract with the Kings, and is the only point guard..." May 31

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Marco Belinelli: 'Sacramento hadn't winning mentality this year but I want to win now'

    Sportando "Marco Belinelli made a long interview with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport where he talked about several subjects, including the disappointing season with the Kings. Belinelli said that there wasn't winning mentality in Sacramento and that's a huge problem for him: "There wasn't a..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • DeMarcus Cousins sees double standard between himself and Draymond Green

    Sportsnaut "DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green are viewed by most in NBA circles in two completely different lights. Green is viewed by many as a firecracker who represents the heart and soul of the Golden State Warriors, as Carmichael Dave of 1140 AM in Sacramento put it on Twitter, while Cousins is..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • 5 blockbuster trade scenarios for the Los Angeles Lakers

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving from Minnesota over a half century ago. They will now be led by a 36-year-old head coach in Luke Walton that’s looking to duplicate what he helped build with the Golden State Warriors. With Kobe Bryant now fully into..." May 20

  • Kings 'prepared to cut bait with Rajon Rondo' if price too high

    CBS Sports "The Rajon Rondo era might be over for the Sacramento Kings. Rondo, who signed a one-year, $10 million contract last summer, is heading into free agency in July. ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that he is not a lock to return: The latest scuttlebutt is that the Kings are prepared to cut bait with Rajon..." May 18

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Report: Vlade Divac 'loves' Buddy Hield

    Sactown Royalty "For teams not named the Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, or Golden State Warriors, the next big important NBA ‘event’ is Tuesday nights NBA draft lottery that will air on ESPN at 8pm ET. Akis already detailed what the draft lottery could mean for the Sacramento Kings,..." May 17

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Kings Have No Interest in Trading DeMarcus Cousins

    Sports Glory "DeMarcus Cousins has had trade rumors surrounding him throughout the majority of his career with the Sacramento Kings. He is without question one of the top players in the league, but his attitude has been a major red flag. Despite the attitude that he has shown in the past, Vlade Divac made it..." May 10

  • Dave Joerger agrees to coach Sacramento Kings

    USA Today "The Sacramento Kings have reached a verbal agreement on a deal with former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Joerger, a..." May 09

  • Sources: Kings progressing in discussions to hire Dave Joerger as coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings are progressing rapidly in discussions with Dave Joerger, with a Monday meeting that will include owner Vivek Ranadive being the final hurdle to Joerger’s hiring as head coach, league sources told The Vertical. The Kings fetched Joerger and his family in a private jet for..." May 09

  • Dave Joerger to interview with Kings for coaching vacancy

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings’ search for a new head coach took another turn Saturday with the news Memphis coach Dave Joerger had been fired and is scheduled to interview with the Kings on Sunday. Joerger joins Frank Vogel as coaches who recently lost their jobs while Sacramento continues its expansive coaching..." May 08

  • Grizzlies' GM Wallace had permission to interview with Kings

    The Score "In an odd twist to the fallout from the dismissal of coach Dave Joerger, Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace had permission from the team to interview for a recent Sacramento Kings' open front office position, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The report comes as Joerger apparently..." May 07

  • Kings Interested in Joerger

    Bleacher Report "After the Memphis Grizzlies fired head coach Dave Joerger on Saturday (via Bleacher Report's Howard Beck), Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the King were interested in interviewing him for their vacancy, noting he moved to the top of their list. " May 07

  • Karl, Cousins too much alike: 'We never kinda got together'

    CSN Bay Area "Gifted. Elite talent. One of the best in the game. Confrontational. Difficult. Mercurial. Obstinate. Unwilling to change. Who am I describing, DeMarcus Cousins or George Karl? They are two sides of the same coin. They would never admit it, but they are a lot more alike than you can..." May 06

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Kevin McHale has withdrawn from consideration for the Sacramento Kings' coaching vacancy, according to league sources.

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ Brother Reportedly Tased During Fight at Florida Nightclub

    Complex "DeMarcus Cousins and his brother Jaleel were reportedly involved in a disturbance at a nightclub in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday night that ended with Jaleel getting arrested. Jaleel, who plays basketball at the University of South Florida, was tased and arrested at The Drynk SoHo after he and..." May 05

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Report: Kings set to interview Henry Bibby, Mike Bibby’s father

    Larry Brown Sports "The Sacramento Kings’ quest to fill their vacant head coaching position is getting a little bit out of hand. According to a report by Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday, the Kings are set to interview Henry Bibby, the father of beloved former King Mike Bibby. The elder Bibby..." May 03

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sacramento will interview Mark Jackson and Jeff Hornacek this week in addition to David Blatt and Patrick Ewing, according to league sources

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Add Williamson, Hornacek to list of Kings’ coaching candidates

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings have added two more names to their list of candidates to replace George Karl as coach. Kings assistant coach Corliss Williamson and former Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek will interview for the vacancy this week, according to sources. It’s been nearly three weeks since Karl was fired..." May 03

  • Kings Should Trade DeMarcus Cousins As Soon As Possible

    Sacramento Bee "With his franchise in a prolonged funk and Golden 1 Center only months from a grand opening, Kings general manager Vlade Divac made the first crucial decision of his fledging front office career. He fired George Karl. So, OK, we saw that coming. The future Hall of Fame coach, who had 21..." May 03

  • David Blatt is next to interview in the Kings’ coaching search

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings will interview former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their coaching vacancy on Monday, a league source confirmed. Blatt is the latest in a list of candidates that seems to grow daily. The Kings have already talked with Sam Mitchell, Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson and Kevin McHale...." May 02

  • George Karl: I never 'got into a good place' with DeMarcus Cousins

    Sacramento Bee "In a contemporary, unpretentious home on a winding, leafy street in Arden Park, George Karl sat on his couch, hands massaging his surgically replaced right knee, ready to talk. For the first time in several months, he resembled the old George Karl, uncensored and insightful, and surprisingly..." May 01

  • Marco Belinelli on season with Kings: 'There wasn't a group from the beginning'

    Sportando "Marco Belinelli made an interview with Sky Sport Italy and he talked about the season he had with Sacramento. Belinelli has been pretty negative about the team chemistry in Sacramento. Here's an extract from the interview: "There wasn't a group from the start of the season," said Belinelli...." May 01

  • Kings will interview Patrick Ewing for coaching opening

    Sacramento Bee "he Kings will interview Charlotte assistant coach Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy, according to sources. The Kings are looking for a replacement for George Karl, who was fired after the Kings finished 33-49 and missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. Ewing, 53, is..." May 01

  • Report: Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Sacramento Kings reportedly have reached a point with DeMarcus Cousins that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for the superstar center. Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee reports that Kings general manager Vlade Divac envisions a possible scenario where he could pair the..." April 29

  • Kings to interview Nate McMillan and Elston Turner

    Sactown Royalty "With word that the Kings reportedly want to finish up their coaching search sooner rather than later, the names that they actually interview start to grow in importance. So far that list includes Mike Woodson, Vinny Del Negro and Sam Mitchell (and maybe Kevin McHale? Who knows, conflicting info..." April 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins: Kings would be playoff team with ‘Michael Malone’

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is not shy about placing the blame for another disappointing Sacramento Kings season on George Karl. In an interview with Carmichael Dave on KHTK 1140 in Sacramento Thursday, Cousins said he believes the Kings would be a playoff team had they not fired Michael Malone at the..." April 28

  • Kings to hire ex-Pistons exec Ken Catanella as Assistant General Manager

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have apparently been looking at strengthening their front office for a while now, looking to add some more expertise and experience to support GM Vlade Divac as he looks to rebuild the Kings. For a few weeks at least, we thought that addition would be former Pacers and Bucks..." April 27

  • Kings offer free tattoo of new logo to fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Beginning next season, the Kings will have a new home as they move out of Sleep Train Arena and into Golden 1 Center. Ahead of the change in addresses, the team will undergo a re-branding, which includes the below pictured new logos." April 27

  • Report: Kevin McHale the front-runner for Kings head coaching job

    The Score "While the search for the next Sacramento Kings head coach is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, a front-runner has emerged among the numerous candidates for the position. Former Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale is the favorite to land the Kings'..." April 27

  • Kings Eye Elston Turner For Coaching Job

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings will consider Grizzlies assistant Elston Turner for their head coaching vacancy, reports Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee (Twitter link). The 56-year-old Turner is a former Kings assistant, as Jones notes, and one of several candidates whom various reports have identified for the..." April 26

  • Kings officially unveil logo rebrand

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings will have a new face going forward. The old Kings crown will be replaced with a series of designs featuring the crown, lions, and basketballs in a new purple, white, and silver design." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • After exploratory talks, Kevin McHale a candidate for Kings job

    ESPN "Kevin McHale has emerged on the list of known candidates for the Sacramento Kings' vacant coaching job after engaging in exploratory talks about the position, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Kings general manager Vlade Divac, while still in the early ‎stages of what is..." April 25

  • Sacramento Kings' new logos leaked

    Fox Sports "The Sacramento Kings are going to have a new coach, a new arena, and some new logos for the 2016-17 season. Friday morning, the Kings' new primary mark leaked, showing off a modern take on the Kings' look from the 1980s —€” but that was just the start." April 23

  • Caron Butler doesn't hold back on his time with the Kings this year

    Sactown Royalty "One of the many weird subplots of the season involved veteran Caron Butler, who surprisingly signed a two year deal (second year being a player option) with the Kings this past summer instead of joining a playoff team in search of a ring like many other veterans near the end of their career...." April 23

  • Knicks may look to trade market this summer; Darren Collison a target?

    ESPN New York "Free agency is still more than two months away, so it’s very early to discuss the Knicks’ potential targets with any certainty. But we know that the club will be looking to upgrade the backcourt this summer. New York projects to have at least $18 million in cap space to use in free agency...." April 23

  • Seth Curry to decline option with Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry will decline his $1 million player option for the 2016-17 season and become a restricted free agent, league sources told The Vertical. Curry has until Saturday to formalize his option decision. Curry, 25, averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 assists and 1.4 rebounds in..." April 22

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Report: Kings telling perspective coaches they will be backed if they discipline DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sacramento Kings hate the perception that star center DeMarcus Cousins runs the franchise. That he can push back against coaches with impunity. Meaning the Kings are are telling to potential coaches — Mark Jackson, Mike Woodson, Vinny Del Negro, Ettore Messina, Sam Mitchel, Luke Walton, and..." April 21