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  • 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

  • Zach LaVine Agrees To Offer Sheet With Kings

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings plan to sign Chicago restricted free agent guard Zach LaVine a four-year, $78 million offer sheet Friday, a league source said. The Bulls would have 48 hours to match the offer to retain LaVine. LaVine had reached out to the Kings and visited with the front office..." July 06

  • Sources: Bulls plan to match Zach LaVine's $78M offer sheet from Kings

    ESPN "The Chicago Bulls have decided to match restricted free agent Zach LaVine's $78 million offer sheet from the Sacramento Kings, league sources told ESPN. Chicago has 48 hours to inform Sacramento that it will match the sheet and retain LaVine, and plans to meet..." July 06

  • Kings To Focus On Trade Market With Cap Room?

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are one of three NBA teams with significant cap room still available and have been linked to big-name restricted free agents like Jabari Parker and Zach LaVinewithin the last week or two. However, rather than making a bid for an RFA, Sacramento may..." July 06

  • Kings face roadblocks to adding Zach LaVine or Jabari Parker. Here's what could be next

    Sacramento Bee "The NBA moratorium on free agent signings ends Friday, and the Kings have been silent. They have looked to make deals, but are determined to avoid multiyear contracts that would affect next year's salary cap or don't fit with the team's long-term vision of adding younger..." July 06

  • Kings Still Weighing Offer For LaVine?

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings, who were said to have interest in Zach LaVine before free agency officially began, may still be eyeing the restricted free agent, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. During a conversation with colleague Bobby Marks on his podcast,..." July 05

  • Three Teams Still Have Significant 2018 Cap Room

    Hoops Rumors "We knew coming into the 2018 NBA free agent period that there may not be enough cap room to go around for all the players who hoped to sign lucrative new deals. Now, on the fourth day of the new league year, that’s more true than ever. Teams like..." July 04

  • Kings no longer pushing for Jabari Parker

    Yardbarker "The Kings are no longer believed to be pursuing restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker, a league source tells Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Reports from last week indicated that Parker was one of several free agents on the radar for the Kings, who were also linked to Zach..." July 02

  • Kings Sign Marvin Bagley III "The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has signed Marvin Bagley III to a contract, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. Selected second overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Bagley III was just one of four freshman in the nation to average a point-rebound double-double en..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Kings’ Garrett Temple Opts In For 2018/19

    Hoops Rumors "Kings guard Garrett Temple has informed Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link) that he’ll exercise his player option for 2018/19. Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee confirms (via Twitter) that the option has been picked up. The move will put Temple in line for a..." June 29

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers, Kings, Jazz among potential Jabari Parker suitors

    Woelfel's Press Box "Toward the end of the 2017-2018 season, the Sacramento Kings dispatched a player personnel official to Milwaukee. The Kings employee didn’t go to Milwaukee to file a report on the Bucks as the Kings weren’t going to play them again the rest of the season. More likely, the..." June 29

  • Report: Kings extend qualifying offer to JaKarr Sampson

    Hoop Ball "The Kings have reportedly tendered a qualifying offer to forward JaKarr Sampson, according to Keith Smith of RealGM. Sampson was with the Kings on a two-way deal last season, and he’ll return on another two-way deal next season if he decides to sign the qualifying offer...." June 28

  • Kings 'Strongly Considering' Run at Bulls' RFA Guard Zach LaVine

    Bleacher Report "The Sacramento Kings are reportedly interested in making a push to sign Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, who could receive an offer sheet as a restricted free agent starting July 1. On Thursday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported..." June 28

  • How active will the Kings be in free agency?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 2018 NBA Draft is over and now the Sacramento Kings have more questions to answer. What do they do with the logjam in the front court? How do they fill the hole at the small forward? Will they spend in free agency or sit back and wait for next summer, when they have a boatload of..." June 26

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Vlade Divac Says Kings Are a 'Super Team' After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "NBA fans surely don't think of the Sacramento Kings when pondering superteams in the NBA, but don't tell their general manager. As Kings on NBC Sports California shared, GM Vlade Divac said his squad is a "super team, just..." June 22

  • Sacramento Kings Select Marvin Bagley III With No. 2 Pick In NBA Draft

    CBS Sacramento "The Sacramento Kings have selected Duke’s Marvin Bagley III with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft. The Phoenix Suns took Deandre Ayton with the No. 1 pick. Luka Doncic, the other possible pick that had been floated around, was selected No. 3 by the Atlanta Hawks, but is..." June 21

  • Kings Expected To Draft Marvin Bagley III At No. 2

    Hoops Rumors "While the Kings were linked to Michael Porter Jr. and Luka Doncic at various times throughout the pre-draft process, the team appears to be locked in on Marvin Bagley III with the No. 2 pick. After ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area, among others,..." June 21

  • Sacramento Has Decided Who to Take with No. 2 Pick

    Bleacher Report "While they still have to see what the Phoenix Suns will do with the top pick in the 2018 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings reportedly know who their choice at No. 2 will be.  Per The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears, the Kings have zeroed in on a player with their first pick,..." June 21

  • Teams Lining Up For No. 3 Pick If Kings Pass On Doncic

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks, Magic, Bulls, Knicks, and Clippers have expressed interest in moving into the Hawks’ No. 3 slot to select either Euroleague guard Luka Doncic or possibly Texas center Mohamed Bamba if the Kings pass on Doncic at No. 2, according to Kevin O’Connor of The..." June 21

  • Kings leaning toward Marvin Bagley at No. 2; Doncic, Porter still in the mix

    CBS Sports "Nik Stauskas. Ben McLemore. Thomas Robinson. Jimmer Fredette. For the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft night has been nothing short of a disaster for the better part of the past decade. Given their past faux pas, there is added pressure on the Kings' front office to hit a home run with..." June 21

  • 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