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  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Harry Giles Is Starting To Show Off His Unlimited Defensive Potential

    Sactown Royalty "Harry Giles is in the middle of what might be his first NBA moment. The Kings are desperately fighting for their first playoff berth in over a decade, and they’re trying to do it without Marvin Bagley who suffered a left knee sprain vs. the Milwaukee Bucks last week. With..." March 05

  • NBA Rumors: De'Aaron Fox changes agents, hires his longtime trainer

    NBC Sports Bay Area "De'Aaron Fox is turning into a star in his second season in the NBA, and he's putting his trust in his trainer Chris Gaston. A lot of trust.  Gatson is a newly certified agent, and the Kings point guard is joining him as his first big client at Family First..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • How Buddy Hield and the 'failed' Cousins trade transformed Kings into NBA's most surprising team this season

    CBS Sports "It's a shade before noon on a sub-zero February day in Minnesota, and Dave Joerger, the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, is telling his players it's time to leave. "We're back here in six hours!" the coach shouts. Buddy Hield pays no..." March 01

  • Marvin Bagley III To Be Re-Evaluated In 1-2 Weeks

    Hoops Rumors "After watching Marvin Bagley III leave Wednesday’s game with a left knee injury, the Kings got some good news on Thursday. According to the team, an MRI didn’t show any major damage to Bagley’s knee, confirming the original diagnoses of a sprain. The rookie big man will be..." February 28

  • Kings To Sign Corey Brewer For Rest Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings plan on signing veteran swingman Corey Brewer to a rest-of-season contract, reports James Ham of NBC Sports California (Twitter link). Brewer’s second 10-day deal with Sacramento expired overnight, so he’s technically a free agent until he inks a new..." February 28

  • Marvin Bagley in brace after suffering left knee injury

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III exited Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a left knee sprain, and he'll have an MRI on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury. Bagley, the No. 2 overall pick in last year's NBA draft, was guarding Milwaukee Bucks..." February 28

  • Harrison Barnes: “Bizarre Things Happen”

    Hoops Rumors "Harrison Barnes, one of the few NBA players to get traded during a game, talked about the experience and life with the Kings during an interview with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. The image of Barnes remaining on the bench and cheering for his ex-Mavericks teammates..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Ja Rule curses Kings: ‘Will never will a championship ever’

    Sportsnaut "After cursing the Minnesota Timberwolves following his awful halftime show over the weekend, Ja Rule has turned his eyes toward the Sacramento Kings. On Tuesday, Ja Rule, channeling Lil B, cursed the Kings. It’s pretty obvious why Ja Rule is choosing to target the..." February 26

  • Former NBA player Mike Bibby under investigation after sex abuse allegation by teacher, report says

    Sporting News "Mike Bibby, a former NBA player and current head basketball coach at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., is under investigation after sexual abuse allegations surfaced by a teacher at the school. The Arizona Republic broke the news Monday and later confirmed..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Harrison Barnes has unlocked the Kings’ full potential

    Sactown Royalty "Since acquiring Harrison Barnes, the Sacramento Kings are 3-2, a solid mark for any random sampling of five games. But the performance has been even better; both losses have come on the road against the best teams in the Western Conference (#1 Golden State and #2 Denver) by a..." February 25

  • Buddy Hield makes it clear he and Kings coach Dave Joerger are good

    NBC Sports Bay Area "If you're worried about Buddy Hield's relationship with Kings coach Dave Joerger, Sacramento's sharpshooter sure isn't. He made as much clear after the Kings beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-116 on Saturday. When a reporter asked Hield where he..." February 25

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Buddy Hield willing to let it ride on Sacramento's playoff hopes

    ESPN "Fresh off an appearance on one of the NBA's biggest stages, Sacramento guard Buddy Hield was quick with an assurance the Kings will have a place on the league's most meaningful stage. The Kings, mired in the NBA's longest postseason drought at 12 years, won't miss the..." February 21

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Kings To Sign Corey Brewer To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are planning to sign veteran swingman Corey Brewer to a second 10-day contract, a source tells JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors (Twitter link). Brewer’s initial 10-day deal with the club expired overnight. Brewer, who will turn 33 next month, signed a pair of 10-day contracts..." February 18

  • Harrison Barnes Eager To Help Kings Reach First Postseason Appearance Since 2006

    Hoops Rumors "Harrison Barnes, who arrived in Sacramento at the trade deadline, made his league debut in 2012 and since that time, he has appeared in 64 playoff games. He was in eighth grade when the Kings last made a postseason appearance, but he’s eager to help the franchise get over its..." February 13

  • Report: Knicks tried to engage Kings on a Marvin Bagley III, Kristaps Porzingis trade

    Clutch Points "Before the New York Knicks ultimately traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks for a package headlined by guard Dennis Smith Jr., the Knicks tried to engage the Sacramento Kings on a deal that would have brought big man Marvin Bagley..." February 12

  • Defining the chemistry of the Sacramento Kings

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings were coming off their third win in a row, in the thick of the race for the 8thseed, and coming into a big matchup against James Harden and the surging Houston Rockets. On Feb. 6, the players were ready, and so were the fans. Not long..." February 11

  • Kings swing for fences at NBA trade deadline, add depth to rotation

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fear. Kings general manager Vlade Divac and his front office walked into the 2019 NBA trade season armed with plenty of cash and an abundance of expiring contracts. On the eve of the deadline, they swung for the fences and didn’t stop there. It was a whirlwind of..." February 08

  • Vlade Divac has lived up to his promise

    Sactown Royalty "Two years ago when the Sacramento Kings decided to part ways with DeMarcus Cousins after seven contentious years, Vlade Divac came under fire for what was then seen as a paltry return. The Kings had just given up perhaps the most talented player they had ever drafted, a guy..." February 08

  • Kings To Waive Ben McLemore

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are waiving veteran guard Ben McLemore, reports Sam Amick of The Athletic (Twitter link). McLemore will become an unrestricted free agent once he officially clears waivers. The Kings completed a pair of trades today, but didn’t take..." February 07

  • Kings planning to sign Corey Brewer to 10-day contract

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings are planning to sign Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The move adds to the flurry of roster change the Kings have undergone in the past few days.

    February 07

  • Blazers Acquire Skal Labissiere from Kings for Caleb Swanigan

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have traded second-year forward Caleb Swanigan to the Sacramento Kings for third-year power forward Skal Labissiere, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It is Portland’s second deal ahead of the NBA Trade..." February 07

  • Report: Mavericks trade Harrison Barnes to Kings while he was on the court

    Yahoo! Sports "One move wasn’t enough for the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Hours after dealing Iman Shumpert away as part of a three-team deal, the Kings went out and acquired Harrison Barnes from the Dallas Mavericks, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The move must have..." February 07

  • Harrison Barnes requested to play for Mavs despite knowledge of trade with Kings

    Clutch Points "New Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes reportedly wanted to keep playing even after he was informed of the trade shipping him out of the Dallas Mavericks, according to his agent Jeff Schwartz. Barnes was forced to sit out the fourth quarter, as it could..." February 07

  • Rockets Acquire Iman Shumpert, Kings Get Alec Burks In Three-Way Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have agreed to acquire Iman Shumpert in a three-team trade with the Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sacramento will acquire Alec Burks as part of the deal. " February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Kyle Kuzma, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic headline 2019 Skills Challenge

    Pro Basketball Talk "If the 3-Point Contest is the most consistently entertaining part of the NBA All-Star Weekend — and if the Slam Dunk is the one with the highest variance — then the Skills Challenge is perhaps somewhere in the middle. The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly upon us, and..." February 06

  • Brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, Dirk Nowitzki headline 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is nearly upon us. We still have yet to determine the rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis, but the rest of the events at All-Star Weekend have been set according to the NBA. On Tuesday, the league announced which players would take part in the 2019 NBA..." February 06

  • De’Aaron Fox looks refreshed

    Sactown Royalty "On January 21st, halfway through the Sacramento Kings’ longest road trip of the season, De’Aaron Fox scored an inefficient 9 points on 14 shots in a blowout loss the Brooklyn Nets. In the two games prior, he recorded 14 points on 13 shots and 10 points on 10 shots, a far..." February 05

  • Pacers and Kings offer Pelicans blueprints for life without Davis

    The Score "The fact that the New Orleans Pelicans will trade Anthony Davis in the coming months doesn't necessarily mean the team's future is bleak. It all depends on whether the front office can outline and execute a coherent plan for the future. After all, New Orleans should receive a..." February 05

  • NBA Rumors: Donovan Mitchell, De'Aaron Fox Targeted by NY in Porzingis Trade

    Bleacher Report "Even though Kristaps Porzingis is saying all the right things now, the Dallas Mavericks reportedly weren't high on his list of preferred destinations.  Per Marc Stein of the New York Times, Porzingis and his agent/brother, Janis..." February 05

  • Kings are sticking around. Will they go for it?

    SB Nation "The Sacramento Kings picked up another signature win on Monday, smacking the San Antonio Spurs at home with rookie Marvin Bagley III going for 24 and 12 and one incredible 360 alley-oop finish. This comes after the Kangz whomped the Sixers on Saturday. Sacramento is now..." February 05

  • Kings ‘willing to talk about’ moving center Willie Cauley-Stein

    Sporting News "The Kings could decide to move Willie Cauley-Stein. Sacramento is “willing to talk about” dealing the 25-year-old center before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Cauley-Stein will be a restricted free agent..." February 03

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic says he has found his rhythm over the last couple of weeks

    Sactown Royalty "Bogdan Bogdanovic has transitioned into the role of the Sacramento Kings main facilitator off the bench this season, and he has looked comfortable doing so. The 26-year-old, 6’6’’ shooting guard is averaging 15.3 points, 4.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1..." January 31

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Harry Giles breaks out in Kings' win over Hawks, draws lofty comparisons

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Harry Giles had a moment. It’s not the first time the rookie big has played well, but in the Kings 135-113 thumping of the Hawks Wednesday evening at Golden 1 Center, the 20-year-old had a career night. Needing a spark off the bench, Dave Joerger unleashed his..." January 31

  • Marvin Bagley working with Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic on 3-point shot

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Balls bouncing, sneakers squeaking and loud music playing. The Kings are back home after a long trip and before facing the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday afternoon, they had had a chance to get in a practice on Tuesday. There was a welcome sight on the near court when the media was..." January 31

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30