Kings Rumors & News

  • Report: Kings Turn Down Clippers Offer for No. 2 Pick

    NBC Bay Area "Just say no to trade-downs. According to a published report, the Sacramento Kings have declined an offer from the Los Angeles Clippers to move out of the No. 2 overall selection in exchange for the No. 12 and No. 13 picks in Thursday's draft. June 19

  • Marvin Bagley III ‘near lock’ to be selected by Kings with No. 2 pick

    Sporting News "Marvin Bagley III appears to be heading to the Kings. Bagley is a “near lock” to be selected by Sacramento No. 2 overall in Thursday’s 2018 NBA Draft, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News. The Suns are expected to draft Arizona big man Deandre Ayton with..." June 18

  • Report: Kings still considering Michael Porter Jr. with No. 2 pick

    Larry Brown Sports "The Sacramento Kings have a big choice to make with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, and they may well have a name in mind when they wind up on the clock. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday that rival teams believe the Kings are strongly considering..." June 18

  • Arson suspected after fire at bar where Randolph's brother was killed

    The Score "Authorities in Marion, Ind., say a fire at Hop's Blues Room that caused $20,000 worth of damage was likely intentionally set, according to the Associated Press. The fire occurred early Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after Roger Randolph, the younger brother of Sacramento Kings..." June 17

  • Iman Shumpert Not Releasing Music With Teyana ... Here's Why

    TMZ "Iman Shumpert says he doesn't need his wife's help with his rap career ... 'cause releasing songs with Teyana Taylor will only HURT his music goals!! The NBA star told us he takes his rap seriously ... and if he blows up 'cause of songs he released with his famous boo..." June 17

  • Three teams in the top half of lottery that might consider trading down

    CBS Sports "The top of the 2018 NBA Draft has a strong boom-or-bust mentality. There are some incredible talents such as Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley III that could turn into franchise cornerstones. At the same time, many of these players projected for the top don't have the feeling of..." June 16

  • Brother of Zach Randolph killed in Indiana shooting

    New York Daily News "The brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was shot and killed outside an Indiana barbecue restaurant early Saturday morning, police said. Roger Randolph, younger sibling of the Sacramento Kings power forward, died following a shooting near Hop’s Blues Room in downtown Marion,..." June 16

  • Kings reportedly team to watch in Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes

    Sportsnaut "Now that Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants a trade from the San Antonio Spurs, rumors about a potential deal are going to heat up big time between now and next week’s NBA Draft. Leonard has reportedly made it known he prefers to join the Los Angeles Lakers. In a vacuum, that tends..." June 15

  • Michael Porter Jr. Reportedly Could Be Taken No. 2 in 2018 NBA Draft by Kings

    Bleed Tech Blue "Michael Porter Jr. was considered a potential No. 1 overall pick until a back injury derailed his lone season at Missouri. It appears as though that hasn't hurt his draft stock. Sam Amick of USA Today reported Wednesday that the Sacramento Kings are strongly considering..." June 14

  • Kings, Mavs Open To Trading Down In Draft?

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings and Mavericks are open to the possibility of moving down in the draft, multiple NBA front-office executives tell Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. Sacramento holds the No. 2 pick, while Dallas owns the No. 5 overall selection. As O’Connor..." June 12

  • Marvin Bagley III works out with Kings: 'I love it here'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 2018 NBA Draft is just around the the corner and the action is heating up. Vlade Divac and Vivek Ranadivé traveled to Spain last week to watch Luka Doncic suit up in a Real Madrid uniform. Sacramento’s front office made their way to Chicago on Friday to kick the tires on..." June 12

  • Iman Shumpert Gave His Wife a List of All the Women He's Been With

    12 Up "We have all had that awkward moment in a relationship. You know, that uncomfortable question. The one about many people have you "been with" before the two of you got together. Iman Shumpert, currently of the Sacramento Kings, has taken a bold approach on..." June 11

  • Marvin Bagley III To Work Out For Kings, Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "Top prospect Marvin Bagley III had his first pre-draft workout on Friday, visiting the Suns. Following his audition for the team holding the first overall pick, the Duke big man will work out for the clubs holding the second and third selections, he said today. As Scott..." June 08

  • Iman Shumpert Reportedly Opts in to $11M Player Option with Kings

    Bleacher Report "After being dealt to the Sacramento Kings in a midseason trade, Iman Shumpert has reportedly decided to remain in California's capital city for another year. Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reported on Friday that Shumpert has exercised his $11..." June 08

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Iman Shumpert Addresses Rumors About Drake's Baby Mama Drama

    Complex "Drake and Pusha-T’s beef has resulted in some collateral damage. Those swept up in the drama between the two rappers include Noah “40” Shebib, Drake’s mother, father, Wendy Williams, Push’s fiancée, Kanye, and more. Residual gossip even dragged in..." June 06

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Vince Carter will never forget what started ‘Vinsanity’

    Sportsnet "It happened in Oakland but it’s clearly one of the most electrifying nights in Toronto sports history. Even Vince Carter himself admits it jump-started the "Vinsanity" portion of his career. The dunk contest was dying a slow death by the turn of the century, as the..." June 03

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Source: Kings looking at 'multiple options to make our team better'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It’s been almost two weeks since the Sacramento Kings jumped from the potential seventh overall selection, all the way up to No. 2. The unexpected boost in good fortune has set off a flurry of conversation about what the Kings might do with the pick. It’s in an enviable..." May 28

  • Why Grayson Allen could be a draft option, even with Kings stocked at guard

    Sacramento Bee "With the Kings' desire to play at a fast pace, they need guards who can run, create off the dribble and be threats from 3-point range. And given the Kings' overall defensive struggles, it's important their off guards improve their on-ball defense and not give up the easy drives that..." May 28

  • Divac went to son's graduation over scouting Doncic in EuroLeague final

    ESPN "When the Phoenix Suns landed the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft at last week's lottery, it seemed their choice was one between Arizona center Deandre Ayton and Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic, with whomever the Suns passed on going No. 2 to the Sacramento Kings. After..." May 24

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Metta World Peace Wants To Make The Hall Of Fame

    Dime Magazine "The math spills from Metta World Peace’s mouth effortlessly, and it adds up to a parallel universe where a few things break a bit differently and his resume is unquestionable. Do I believe him when he says that, in the infamous 2004 season, he would’ve averaged 22 points if he..." May 22

  • Kings, Hawks could pass on Luka Doncic if he's not picked No. 1 by Suns

    CBS Sports "Luka Doncic just won the EuroLeague championship for Real Madrid, and at 19 years old he became the youngest player to win the Final Four MVP and EuroLeague MVP. He has yet to announce if he'll be coming over from Europe to the NBA, but the assumption is that he will be in the playing in..." May 21

  • Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic

    Real GM Basketball "There is a growing belief that both the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are prepared to pass on Luka Doncic if he is available to them at No. 2 and No. 3. The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1.  " May 20

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Iman Shumpert Hinted At Picking Up His 2018-19 Player Option In Sacramento

    Uproxx "Iman Shumpert appeared in only 14 games during the 2017-2018, with none of those appearances coming in a Sacramento Kings uniform. On Monday, however, the 27-year-old guard appeared to hint on his Instagram Story that his stay in Sacramento would be longer than the few months guaranteed..." May 14

  • Kings’ Kosta Koufos To Exercise Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Kosta Koufos won’t opt for free agency this summer, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, who reports that the Kings center will pick up his player option for 2018/19. That option will pay Koufos a salary of $8,739,500 next season before he reaches unrestricted free agency in 2019. Koufos, 29, has..." May 10

  • Kings make a change to Peja Stojakovic's job title. How his role will be affected

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings have made Peja Stojakovic an assistant general manager. Stojakovic, a three-time All-Star forward with the Kings, had been serving as vice president of basketball and team development. The change in title expands Stojakovic's role since he joined the Kings' front office in 2015..." May 09

  • Report: NBA Expanding Summer League To Sacramento

    SI "The NBA plans to introducing a new Summer League in Sacramento at the end of the season, according to a report confirmed by's Jake Fischer. The league already has summer leagues in Las Vegas and Utah after Orlando's summer league shut down last year." May 07

  • Four potential DeAndre Jordan landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "One of the league’s top rebounders and defensive-minded big men, DeAndre Jordan won’t have a shortage of suitors this summer, provided he does what most expect him to and opts out of the final year of his deal. Throughout his impressive career, the Texas A&M product has accrued one First Team..." April 27

  • Report: NBA eyeing 2020 as earliest draft allowing high schoolers

    Sportsnaut "Although it feels inevitable the NBA will eliminate the one-and-done rule, the change isn’t expected to happen for next year’s class of high school prospects. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, conversations between the NBA and Players’ Association have centered on 2020 as the “earliest..." April 25

  • Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic set to have knee surgery in New York

    Sacramento Bee "Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic will have surgery to repair a slight tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee Tuesday, the team announced. A "minimally invasive debridement procedure" will be performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and Bogdanovic is expected to make a..." April 24

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

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