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  • Kings In Position To Be Active At Trade Deadline

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The build up to the NBA’s Feb. 7 trade deadline has already begun. If fact, it started for the Kings coming into opening night, when they walked into the season as the only team in the league with any real cap space. The rumor mill is churning, but NBC Sports California..." January 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Kings Among Teams Interested In Jeremy Lin

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are among the teams that have expressed “exploratory” trade interest in Hawks point guard Jeremy Lin, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). As Stein notes (via Twitter), Lin is one of a handful of Atlanta veterans..." January 15

  • Kings' Iman Shumpert stopped by security at Blazers locker room

    SLAM Online "Iman Shumpert, apparently angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, was stopped from going into Portland’s locker room Monday night by team and arena security. Shump issued an apology on social media following the game, and attempted to downplay the incident. January 15

  • GM Vlade Divac holds conference call with minority owners, tells them to stop meddling

    Clutch Points "Sacramento King’s GM Vlade Divac is known as quite the character. The former NBA veteran often makes personnel and roster moves that make one scratch their head. The dysfunction and poor culture within the franchise has been on display for over a decade. Apparently, Divac had a..." January 15

  • NBA rumors: Kings picking up 2020 options for Dave Joerger's assistants

    NBC Sports Bay Area "To the surprise of many, the Kings find themselves over .500 (22-21) and in the thick of a playoff race just past the midway point of the NBA season.  Now, the Kings are reportedly set to reward the men pulling the strings from the sidelines. Sacramento will pick up the 2019-2020..." January 14

  • How the Kings can become playoff contenders and build for the future

    Sportsnaut "When the NBA season began, the Sacramento Kings seemed to be in a dire situation. No 2019 first-round pick with a roster largely made up of young players with plenty of room for development. Now more than 40 games into the season, a team projected to win fewer than 30 games has..." January 12

  • Harry Giles making impact on Kings, and coach Dave Joerger is thrilled

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Bigs, beware. Harry Giles III is coming for your minutes. The 20-year-old rookie is starting to make an impact on a nightly basis, which was evident Thursday night in his 23-minute stint in the Kings' 112-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. “I feel like..." January 11

  • Don’t Sleep on De’Aaron Fox’s Defense

    Sactown Royalty "De’Aaron Fox is making a name for himself in his second NBA season. He has left a rocky freshman campaign behind him and is now creating some early All-Star buzz. His 17.9 points per game make him a top-50 scorer in the league, and his 7.3 assists per contest rank in the top-10...." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Knicks, Kings Discussing Enes Kanter, Zach Randolph

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks and Kings are discussing a potential trade that would see the teams swap the expiring contracts of Enes Kanter and Zach Randolph, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). However, according to Wojnarowski,..." January 09

  • Kings coach Dave Joerger on Timberwolves job: 'My focus is right here'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NBA coaching world took another casualty Sunday when the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Tom Thibodeau after a chaotic and slow start to the season.   Despite delivering the team’s first playoff appearance in 13 seasons in 2018, the 60-year-old ran into trouble in his..." January 09

  • Marvin Bagley has been cleared to return

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings announced that Marvin Bagley has been cleared to play and is expected to return to action against the Orlando Magic tonight. Bagley has been out since injuring his knee on December 14th. Bagley’s energy, rebounding, and scoring have been..." January 08

  • Warriors and Kings combine for most 3-pointers in NBA history during thriller

    Yahoo! Sports "If you want to understand how much basketball has changed in the past few decades, look no further than the Golden State Warriors’ 127-123 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday and where the NBA was 40 years ago. In the 1979-1980 season, the first year when the NBA adopted..." January 06

  • Mike Malone won’t stop roasting Kings management for firing him in 2014

    SB Nation "Nuggets head coach Mike Malone can rest easy (for now) knowing he has the team with the best record in the NBA. But it wasn’t too long ago that he was out of a job, sitting on ice after an untimely and probably unfair exit in Sacramento. That’s why he’s..." January 04

  • Kings' Harry Giles has big night vs. Blazers: 'He changed the game for us

    NBC Sports Bay Area "With 7:41 remaining in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings down 68-59 to the Portland Trail Blazers, an unexpected player stepped to the scorers table. 6-foot-10 Harry Giles III, fresh off another stint with the Stockton Kings of the G League, took off his warmups, tucked..." January 02

  • Harry Giles’ Development Key To Kings’ Future

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings, long mired in relative insignificance, have surprisingly put together a strong start to the 2018/19 season, writes James Blancarte of Basketball Insiders. Buoyed by the play of guards De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, and Bogdan Bogdanovic and big men Willie Cauley-Stein and..." January 02

  • Matt Barnes Gets Massive Reduction in Child Support Payments to Gloria Govan

    TMZ "Matt Barnes just got a massive reduction in how much he'll have to pay Gloria Govan in child support for their twin boys. Barnes -- who was paying Govan $20,000 a month -- will now have to pay just $7,500 per month. The two have 10-year-old twins, Carter and Isaiah..." December 31

  • Marvin Bagley III Medical Update "Marvin Bagley III continues to progress in his recovery from a left knee bone bruise sustained against the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 14. It is anticipated that he will resume full basketball activities in approximately 2 weeks. " December 28

  • Kings’ Buddy Hield says he’s a year older than he’s been listed by the NBA

    Washington Post "What a difference a year makes — especially when it comes as a surprise to almost everyone. Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield said Wednesday that he recently turned 26, which may come as news to the NBA, which lists him as being 25. Having been born and raised in the Bahamas..." December 21

  • Willie Cauley-Stein opens mouth, inserts foot (again)

    Sactown Royalty "Willie Cauley-Stein has not had a great couple of games. On December 16th Willie was outplayed by DeAndre Jordan, and outrebounded 23 to 8. On December 17th he played just a handful of minutes as Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger opted to rest his starters after..." December 20

  • Kings, Pacers to become 1st NBA teams to play in India

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers will become the first NBA teams to play in India, the league announced on Thursday. India will host two preseason games Oct. 4-5 in 2019 at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai. "Our inaugural NBA India Games will..." December 20

  • De’Aaron Fox Believes ‘There’s No Way’ He Isn’t The Fastest Player In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "The Kings are the NBA’s biggest surprise team this year and that’s largely thanks to the efforts of De’Aaron Fox. The young, speedy point guard has been incredible for Sacramento this year, averaging 17.9 points, 7.3 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game with a 57 percent true..." December 19

  • Dave Joerger Compares Marvin Bagley, De'Aaron Fox Duo to Durant, Westbrook

    Bleacher Report "Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger denied he was subtweeting his team's front office when he praised Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic. In fact, Joerger believes rookie forward Marvin Bagley III can be the Kevin Durant to De'Aaron..." December 18

  • Doncic believed Kings were going to draft him

    The Score "When the Sacramento Kings elected to draft Duke big man Marvin Bagley III with the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, many were surprised they passed on EuroLeague MVP Luka Doncic. Even the Slovenian sensation thought he was headed to Northern California. "I did, I..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Kings' Dave Joerger on Luka Doncic's Ceiling: 'I Don't See It'

    Bleacher Report "Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger is a card-carrying member of NBA Twitter now after praising Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic. Doncic finished with 28 points, six rebounds and nine assists in Dallas' 120-113 loss to the Kings on Sunday. Before the..." December 17

  • Marvin Bagley III (knee) out at least 10-14 days "An MRI taken this evening on Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III revealed a left knee bone bruise. The rookie out of Duke left the game during second quarter action against the Golden State Warriors and did not return. He will be reevaluated in 10 to 14 days and an update will be..." December 15

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Pelicans, Pistons, Kings Identified As Active Buyers On Trade Market

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings are three of the most active buyers on the trade market. The typical start of trade season is Dec. 15 when most players who signed deals in the offseason are eligible to be dealt. The Pelicans are feeling..." December 12

  • Kings Looking To Improve Current Team On Trade Market

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have been better than many expected and will be attempting to secure a playoff spot in a season in which they don't own their first round pick. "Sacramento is not incentivized to lose," said Brian Windhorst. "If anything, Sacramento will be..." December 11

  • Willie Cauley-Stein proving his worth while working on consistency

    NBC Sports Bay Area "What does it mean to be consistent? You can find a definition in the dictionary that reads something like this, “marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity; free from variation or contradiction.” It makes sense, but in NBA standards, what is it to be..." December 07

  • The Kings should cautiously inquire into the availability of Trevor Ariza

    Sactown Royalty "On Tuesday morning, the ever-reliable Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that many teams around the NBA expect Trevor Ariza to become available on December 15th, the first day summer free agents can be traded The revelation that the Suns are already eager to..." December 05

  • The Kings have played the second hardest schedule in the NBA so far

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have been a feel-good story of the NBA season. Instead of being the perennial basement dwellers that everyone expected them to be, the Kings are sitting at a respectable .500 on December 4th. When we looked at the schedule at the start of the season, some were..." December 04

  • Joerger plans to use Bogdanovic as a point guard

    Sactown Royalty "During the break in the schedule last week, Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger was working on trying to figure out how he was going to utilize Bogdan Bogdanovic in his rotation moving forward. Bogdanovic returned on Nov. 7 from an arthroscopic..." December 03

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Kings 'Closely Monitoring' Wizards Forward Otto Porter Jr.

    Bleacher Report "The Sacramento Kings are reportedly preparing to target Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr. via trade should the Wiz decide to shake up their roster following a sluggish start to the 2018-19 NBA season. On Friday, Jason Jones of The Athletic reported the Kings are..." November 30

  • Kings coach Dave Joerger asks assistant GM Brandon Williams to leave practice

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger asked assistant general manager Brandon Williams to leave the team's shootaround Thursday, according to The Athletic. Williams departed with Kings general manager Vlade Divac after Joerger's request, the reports said. Joerger and..." November 30

  • Tension Growing Between Kings, Dave Joerger

    Hoops Rumors "The Dave Joerger situation in Sacramento is getting increasingly uncomfortable in his third season, with Joerger requesting that assistant GM Brandon Williams not be present at a team shootaround on Thursday, according to The Athletic’s Sam Amick.  Chris Haynes of Yahoo..." November 29

  • Harry Giles is turning a corner

    Sactown Royalty "If you based your opinions on the Sacramento Kings preseason, you would have thought that Harry Giles was ready to step in and make an immediate impact. He looked more polished than Marvin Bagley III and had Kings fan excited about what he could mean for the..." November 27

  • De’Aaron Fox And Buddy Hield Are The Perfect Backcourt Duo

    Dime Magazine "You don’t have to spend too much time looking, because the biggest story of the 2018-19 season so far is staring us right in the face. It’s not the Draymond-KD dynamic, or the Wizards Wizarding, or Kemba Walker showing us what Allen Iverson would look like if he could..." November 23

  • Report: Kings’ coaching drama stems from divided front office

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings reportedly could fire coach Dave Joerger. At center of the dispute? Joerger playing veteran Nemanja Bjelica – who, not for nothing, has been instrumental to Sacramento’s surprising 10-8 start – over No. 2 pick Marvin..." November 23

  • Marvin Bagley is developing into a unique rim protector

    Sactown Royalty "Regardless of where Marvin Bagley fell in anyone’s pre-draft ranking, a few seemingly indisputable facts were spouted regarding the talented big man. He was an athletic freak. He could score the ball unlike any freshman in recent history. He hoarded rebounds like a long-lost high school..." November 20

  • Sources: Disagreement over Kings’ direction could lead to coach Dave Joerger’s dismissal

    Yahoo! Sports "here appears to be a substantial disconnect between the Sacramento Kings’ front office and head coach Dave Joerger pertaining to the franchise’s priorities and direction, sources told Yahoo Sports. It’s win now vs. development for the..." November 17

  • Kings’ De'Aaron Fox shares reason behind his improved 3-point shooting

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings are the surprise team of the early NBA season and point guard De’Aaron Fox is a big reason for the quick start. The sophomore playmaker looks like a different player on the court and he continues to improve almost every time he steps on the..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Harry Giles sends message in Kings return after one-game G League stay

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Harry Giles is full of energy, and when he steps onto an NBA court, the excitement seems to get the better of the Kings rookie. It’s a young player issue, and the big man is no ordinary young player. He fought through two major knee surgeries and thousands of hours of..." November 14

  • Kings-Lakers game affected by smoke from California fires

    Larry Brown Sports "Wildfires continue to devastate the state of California, and now their impact is being felt at local sporting events as well. ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk shared an image of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, roughly 90 miles from where the Camp Fire originated, ahead of..." November 11

  • Troy Williams making strong bid for Kings' roster spot: 'You notice him'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NBA is all about opportunity. For young players trying to break into the league, it may only knock once or twice ever and it’s the player that seizes that moment that usually finds a home.  Kings fans were reminded of this fact on more than one front Wednesday evening..." November 09

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08