Kings Rumors & News

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic once again asked if he’ll join Kings next season

    Sacramento Bee "Bogdan Bogdanovic is a star overseas. The Serbian shooting guard is a current All-EuroLeague selection and has helped Fenerbahce Istanbul of Turkey become one of the league’s final four teams. The big question surrounding Bogdanovic: Will he be with the Kings next season? Bogdanovic was..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Agents Continue To Push Draft Prospects Away From Kings

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have recently struggled to have players work out for them during the draft process. Due to the Kings' dysfunction, the thought has been players would be better off dropping in the draft to avoid what has been a difficult situation for young players. The Kings hired Scott..." May 15

  • Could Milos Teodosic come to Sacramento Kings next season?

    Pro Basketball Talk "You likely remember Milos Teodosic as the point guard for the Serbian team at the Rio Olympics, the guy who torched Kyrie Irving for 18 points and six assists in group play. The guy who led Serbia to Silver (but was overwhelmed by the USA athleticism in the gold medal game (where the USA admitted..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Kings A Strong Contender For Milos Teodosic

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are a legitimate contender in the Milos Teodosic sweepstakes, a source tells international basketball reporter David Pick (Twitter link). As Pick observes, Sacramento GM Vlade Divac has a strong connection to Teodosic, a fellow Serbian. Teodosic, who is primarily a point guard but can..." May 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins Explains Why He Was Barnes Tag Team Partner in Club Brawl

    Black Sports Online "On May 5, Demarcus Cousins responded to a lawsuit stemming from a NYC nightclub fight he and Matt Barnes were involved in back in December. Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell filed lawsuits against Cousins and Barnes accusing them of attacking them inside the club. Besiso has claimed that she..." May 09

  • Rudy Gay to opt out of contract, become free agent

    Sportsnaut "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, according to Marc Spears of ESPN. Gay’s marriage with Sacramento was an unhappy one — he reportedly requested a trade from the Kings last July, which never came to fruition in part because of a..." May 08

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • In smart move, Kings add Scott Perry, formerly of Orlando, to front office

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Rob Hennigan was fired as the man in charge of the Orlando Magic right after the season, Scott Perry — his assistant GM — was let go as well. That surprised people around the league. While the Magic saw Perry as part of the problem in creating too soft a culture in Orlando, outside the..." April 21

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Clippers beat Kings, seal West's No. 4 seed

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- There was a certain sense of cosmic justice in the Los Angeles Clippers securing home-court advantage in the playoffs by beating the Sacramento Kings 115-95 to close their regular season on Wednesday. It was just 17 days ago the Clippers melted down in the closing minutes at..." April 13

  • Rudy Gay I'm Way Ahead of Schedule ... In Achilles Recovery

    TMZ "Great news for Sacramento Kings star Rudy Gay -- his recovery from a torn Achilles injury is going GREAT ... with Gay telling us he's 1 MONTH ahead of schedule! As we previously reported, Rudy ruptured his tendon in a game against the Pacers on January 18 and underwent surgery a few days later...." April 13

  • Rob Hennigan rejected DeMarcus Cousins trade that Magic assistant GM wanted to make

    Pro Basketball Talk "In mid-February, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report reported talks between the Magic and Kings involving DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier: Multiple league sources say the Magic turned down the chance to deal Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks to the Kings..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Lawson's first triple-double paces Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ty Lawson had come close to posting a triple-double more than a couple of times in his eight-season NBA career and never pulled it off. So he appreciated that Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger put him back into the game with his team nursing a huge fourth-quarter lead..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Harden's triple-double helps Rockets drub Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As the clock ticked off the final seconds of the first quarter Sunday, Houston Rockets guard James Harden methodically dribbled, measuring up the space between him and a defender. Then, as the clock hit the final two seconds, Harden stopped the dribble, rose up and..." April 09

  • Lakers top Kings for 3rd straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers ratcheted up their defensive intensity in crunch time to keep a rare winning streak intact against a Sacramento Kings team that is at the same stage of its development curve. D'Angelo Russell scored the decisive basket with 41 seconds remaining as the..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Eight is enough as Kings defeat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With only draft picks in question, the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks played what appeared to be a glorified exhibition game Tuesday at the Golden 1 Center. It proved to be a bit more worth the while for the short-handed hosts. "It's a tough night when you..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Kings bounce back with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Since joining the Sacramento Kings in a trade from New Orleans, rookie Buddy Hield has seen a spike in his offensive numbers. Saturday was another step in the right direction for the first-year guard. Hield scored a career-high 22 points while Ty Lawson added 21 points off..." April 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins after Pelicans win: Strange facing Kings again

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins said he didn't want to make Friday night's game about him, even if the opponent was the same team he suited up for in the first 470 games of his NBA career. But there were indeed moments that reminded him of the disconnect between his past with the Sacramento Kings and his new..." April 01

  • Cousins leads Pelicans past his former team

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- DeMarcus Cousins spent the last two days insisting his first rematch against his former team, the Sacramento Kings, wasn't about him. Then the newly acquired New Orleans Pelicans center went out and proved it really was. Playing with equal measures of passion and poise,..." March 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I was mentally gone’

    The Undefeated "The stress of being traded, personal pressure to succeed instantly with his new team and the craziness of Mardi Gras took a toll on New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins. In search of a mental escape, the Mobile, Alabama, native took a two-hour drive to his hometown about two weeks ago..." March 31

  • Mack, Hayward lead Jazz in rout of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- During all the time he spent watching the action on the court instead of being a part of it in 2017, Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack occasionally wondered whether his fortunes would change. Every time he did, his coaches had a message for him. The lack of playing time..." March 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins channels inner Marshawn Lynch, gives same response to questions about playing Kings

    Sporting News "The Pelicans' matchup against the Kings on Friday night pits DeMarcus Cousins against his former team for the first time since being traded from Sacramento, the franchise that drafted him fifth overall in 2010. But more importantly than that juicy storyline, it's another opportunity for New..." March 30

  • Kings pull out one-point win over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings will be staying home from the playoffs for the 11th straight season, a period during which they haven't cracked .500. But they hardly seem to be playing out the string. "Even though we're not in the playoff race, we're playing like we are in the..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Reports: Kings pursuing ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie to oversee Vlade Divac

    SI "The Kings have received permission from the Sixers to interview former Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie about joining Sacramento’s front office, ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe report. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive “has been quietly searching” for an executive to oversee current GM Vlade..." March 28

  • Kings beat Clippers on Cauley-Stein's basket

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even Sacramento Kings rookie guard Buddy Hield believed the Los Angeles Clippers had the game in the bag. "(Then) they started tripping each other, and we were able to see them collapse," Hield said. "When a team collapses, you know they're in distress. It's easy to catch them..." March 26

  • Green, Curry provide assistance in Warriors' sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors are the NBA's best in several categories this season. On Friday night, they put their unmatched passing game on display. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green combined for 50 points and 20 of Golden State's 37 assists as the Warriors extended the..." March 25

  • Rudy Gay 'ahead of schedule' in recovery from ruptured Achillies

    CSN Bay Area "Rudy Gay has been MIA since leaving the locker room on crutches following the Kings loss to the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 18. He’s posted a few instagram videos of his recovery from a devastating left Achilles rupture, but until Friday night in Oakland, he had been away from the team. “I’m out of..." March 25

  • Kings’ Lawson says court appearance lifted burden

    Sacramento Bee "Times have been hectic for the Kings on the court. The team has lost four in a row after falling to the NBA’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, 114-100 on Friday night at Oracle Arena. Ty Lawson has been juggling more than the struggles on the hardwood. He flew to Denver on Thursday for a..." March 25

  • Warriors' Barnes: 'I'm trying to kill' Kings

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes has a candid message for his former team, the Sacramento Kings. "I'm trying to kill them," Barnes told reporters Thursday. "Plain and simple. Things didn't go well there." Barnes' new team will play host to his former squad Friday. The..." March 24

  • Bucks end strong road trip with win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When the Milwaukee Bucks departed last week for their longest trip of the season, they were still looking up at a playoff spot. Eleven days later, they are returning with their most victorious trip in nearly three decades. They aren't looking up, either. "We just..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Spurs beat Kings to end two-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Despite having one of the NBA's erstwhile MVP candidates in Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs are at their best when they get balanced scoring and meaningful contributions from up and down their roster. Such was the case on Sunday as Pau Gasol scored 22 points off the bench..." March 19

  • Westbrook, McDermott pace Thunder in rout of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- On March 7, Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 58 points for Oklahoma City. It was one of the best individual performances the NBA has seen this season. However, the Thunder lost that game as the team stretched its skid to four games at that point. Since then, the..." March 18

  • Is Kings' rookie Skal Labissiere the next great Kentucky big man in the NBA?

    Sporting News "Skal Labissiere is coming out. He wants the world to know. Taken as a project by the Suns — after a disappointing freshman season at Kentucky — with the 28th overall pick in this past summer's NBA Draft before being dealt to the Kings the same night, the 6-11 Haitian had a breakout performance..." March 17

  • Labissiere pours in 32 as Kings top Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Skal Labissiere had a fourth quarter to remember, and the Sacramento Kings hope what they saw is a harbinger of things to come. The rookie from Kentucky scored a career-high 32 points, including his team's first 16 points of the fourth quarter, to help the Kings beat the Phoenix..." March 16

  • Kings top Magic, end eight-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Through all the losses and his team's drop in the standings, Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger stayed steady in his message that he was seeing positive things from his players. What he liked even more Monday was seeing the ball go in the basket, particularly down the..." March 14

  • Nuggets hand Kings eighth consecutive loss

    The Sports Xchange "Gary Harris scored 24 points and Nikola Jokic recorded a double-double, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 105-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. Jokic posted 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Nuggets (31-35), who have won three..." March 12

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