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  • The Kings have entered the Jimmy Butler trade discussions

    Sactown Royalty "According to a recent update from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Kings have entered into the trade discussions for Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler: So far, few franchises, if any, are engaged in serious conversations with the Timberwolves on Butler, sources..." September 24

  • New lottery rules change tanking incentives, starting this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "To paraphrase Jerry Tarkanian, the NBA is so mad at the 76ers, it’ll keep the Hawks losing another couple years. The NBA finally enacted lottery reform that will take effect this season. The measures appeared designed to curb Sam Hinkie’s ambitious..." September 23

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic to undergo knee surgery

    Yardbarker "Kings swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic will undergo a minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee on Monday, according to a team press release. He injured the knee while playing for Serbia in a FIBA World Cup qualifier against Estonia on Monday. The procedure will be performed in New..." September 22

  • Kings waive Deyonta Davis

    Yardbarker "The Kings have waived center Deyonta Davis, who was acquired from the Grizzlies in July, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN. The team has confirmed the move on its website. Davis was waived because Kings officials want to spend training camp focusing on players who are..." September 22

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Matt Barnes Says He Smoked Weed Before NBA Games

    TMZ "If you've seen Ex-NBA tough guy Matt Barnes play basketball, chances are you've seen him high as a kite ... because MB says he smoked weed before every game he played ... SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.  Barnes appeared on Van Lathan's 'Red Pill Podcast' and..." September 18

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Heat part with executive under investigation for work with Kings

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "team spokesperson confirmed Friday that Jeffrey R. David, who initially had been placed on leave by the Miami Heat amid an FBI investigation into a suspected money-laundering scheme while in a similar role with the Sacramento Kings, is no longer a Heat..." September 07

  • Former Sacramento Kings exec allegedly took millions in team sponsor money for beach homes

    Sacramento Bee "A former top executive of the Sacramento Kings is suspected of siphoning off $13.4 million from two of the team’s top sponsors and using the funds to purchase beachfront property in Southern California, sources have told The Sacramento Bee.   The FBI and federal..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Kings’ Ben McLemore clarifies comments on NFL players taking knee during anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the silly distractions that somehow passes for political discussion in America right now — NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem before games to protest police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. It has become one “us or..." August 26

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Report: Lil Wayne’s Young Money Agency sues Frank Mason III

    Hoops Provider "Lil Wayne’s Young Money APAA Sports Group is suing Sacramento Kings guard Frank Mason III for $92,000 as well as the return of a diamond Young Money chain and damages. According to TMZ Sports, Mason signed with the Young Money agency prior to getting selected..." August 08

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Durant to return to Seattle for Warriors-Kings preseason game

    The Score "It's official; the NBA is coming back to Seattle ... sort of. The release of the Golden State Warriors' preseason schedule Monday confirmed that they will play the Sacramento Kings at Seattle's KeyArena on Oct. 5. Tickets for the event go on sale Tuesday. News of..." August 06

  • Kings, Jamel Artis Agree To Two-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Forward Jamel Artis has agreed to a two-year contract with the Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Artis played 15 games, including one start, with the Magic last season. Artis, 25, posted averages of 5.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 1.2 APG in 18.6 MPG. The contract is a..." August 01

  • Kings To Sign Wenyen Gabriel To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "According to James Ham of NBC Sports California, the Kings are signing undrafted rookie Wenyen Gabriel to a two-way contract. David Aldridge of TNT first reported that the Kentucky product and Sacramento were close to a deal. Gabriel, 21, averaged 6.8 PPG and 5.4 RPG as..." July 28

  • Vince Carter’s NBA tenure is older than some of his teammates

    Clutch Points "Vince Carter retained the role of NBA’s older player when he reached terms with the Atlanta Hawks on a one-year, $2.4 million deal. Carter has been playing for so long that some younger viewers might have to rely on YouTube to see Carter play in his prime, and some of..." July 27

  • Yogi Ferrell Discusses Backing Out Of Deal With Mavs

    Hoops Rumors "It might be fair to say that not many people back out of deals with Mark Cuban, but over the last four years, he’s had two NBA contracts disintegrate from his hands. DeAndre Jordan backed out of an agreement with the Mavericks during the 2015 offseason – an..." July 25

  • Zach LaVine: 'Thank god the Bulls matched' Kings offer sheet

    NBC Sports Bay Area "High-flying wing Zach LaVine has the Kings to thank for his new deal with the Bulls. But he never wanted to come to Sacramento. In a recent interview with NBC Sports Chicago's Vincent Goodwill, LaVine opened up about his restricted free agency. For much of free..." July 24

  • Former Kings selection Georgios Papagiannis leaves NBA historically quickly for lottery pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "Even if he were talking about hot yoga, then-Kings star DeMarcus Cousins perfectly captured the feeling of Sacramento picking Georgios Papagiannis No. 13 in the 2016 draft: “Lord give me the strength.” Ranked No. 46 on Chad Ford’s board – which attempted to..." July 23

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • Nemanja Bjelica staying in the U.S. after all, reaches deal with Kings

    ESPN "Just days after backing out of a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers with the intention of returning to Europe, forward Nemanja Bjelica has instead agreed to a three-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, he told Yahoo Sports. The deal is worth $20.5 million, per Yahoo, which reported..." July 21

  • Bobby Jackson hired to Kings' staff as assistant player development coach

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Dave Joerger is making changes to his Sacramento Kings coaching staff. After Jenny Boucek's departure earlier this offseason -- she joined Rick Carlisle’s staff in Dallas -- the Kings had a vacancy. On Thursday afternoon, they filled the spot with fan favorite..." July 20

  • Kings Agree To Sign Yogi Ferrell

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings and free agent guard Yogi Ferrell have reached an agreement on a deal, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Ferrell had initially agreed to a two-year contract with the Mavericks, but backed out of that agreement earlier..." July 20

  • Kings are the last team with ‘significant cap room’

    Clutch Points "Unlike their fellow California-based NBA brethren, the Sacramento Kings are not currently considered as a premier destination for top free agents. What they lack in attractiveness, though, they make up for with a spacious financial leg room. In fact, as pointed out by Albert Nahmad..." July 20

  • Don't be surprised if Kings trade for Rockets' Ryan Anderson

    Hoops Hype "It was hard to understand why the Sacramento Kings traded Garrett Temple to the Memphis Grizzlies. But a deeper dive may help explain it.

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  • Kings, Nemanja Bjelica To Discuss Possible Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Kings general manager Vlade Divac reached out directly to Bjelica to explain his value, tweets Charania. Krawczynski expands on that point, tweeting that the Kings and other teams have expressed to Bjelica that he’s “too good to go back to Europe.” Meanwhile,..." July 18

  • Grizzlies Trade Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis to Kings for Garrett Temple

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies will trade Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis and cash considerations to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Garrett Temple, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The move sees McLemore return to Sacramento, where he spent the first four years of..." July 17

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Marvin Bagley III out 1-2 weeks with pelvic bone bruise

    Sportsnaut "It’s a good news/bad news situation for Sacramento Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III, who was the No. 2 overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft. The good news is that Bagley is not seriously injured. The bad news is that he’ll miss some time. The Kings announced..." July 10

  • The Kings Are Reportedly Planning On Making Marcus Smart An Offer

    Dime Magazine "The Sacramento Kings are among the few teams that have lots of cap space remaining and Vlade Divac and company will apparently not be shy about going after the NBA’s top restricted free agents with it. After putting in a four-year, $78 million offer sheet in on Zach..." July 10

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • NBA Rumors: Kings Have Shown Interest In Rodney Hood

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings struck out in their first attempt to land a restricted free agent. Sacramento on Friday offered a four-year, $78 million offer sheet to guard Zach LaVine, but the Chicago Bulls quickly announced they would match the deal, then officially did so Sunday. One..." July 09

  • Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III injured in summer league, will have an MRI on Monday

    CBS Sports "The Kings had some unfortunate news strike in the middle of summer league action Saturday night. Their rookie, and No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III suffered a hip/groin injury in their match against Phoenix. That injury will force Bagley out of their next game Sunday and cause him to be..." July 08

  • Tyler Honeycutt Found Dead After Shootout, Standoff With Police

    Deadspin "Former UCLA star and Sacramento King Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a shootout with police late Friday night in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. Honeycutt’s mother reportedly called police Friday evening to report her son was “acting erratically.”..." July 07

  • Kings Waive Nigel Hayes

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have placed the contract of forward Nigel Hayes on waivers, reports James Ham of NBC Sports California. Hayes’ deal was non-guaranteed until January 10, so the Kings will not be on the hook for any of Hayes’ salary, nor will the team incur a cap..." July 07