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  • 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

  • Marvin Bagley is a fine fit for the Kings future

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings find themselves in a unique position. 10 games into the season the Kings are still above .500 and have turned heads with their style of play. And while the Kings have a brutal upcoming schedule and most of us still don’t expect the Kings to be an above-.500..." November 07

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Sacramento maintains Zach Randolph isn’t on the trading block

    Clutch Points "The Sacramento Kings have been one of the more pleasant surprises of the first few weeks of the 2018-19 NBA season as they currently hold a 6-4 record to begin their campaign. Their core of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, and Willie Cauley-Steinare leading the charge for..." November 07

  • The Kings are in a tier of their own in transition

    Sactown Royalty "As has already been heavily discussed, the Kings’ newfound identity is to basically run 100 miles an hour and score, score, score. Sometimes it works, as it did during Sacramento’s 5 game winning streak, and sometimes the other team can keep up and score even more efficiently,..." November 05

  • Kings' Fox to donate $100 per assist at home games to breast cancer foundation

    The Score "Kings guard De'Aaron Fox is bringing breast health awareness to the court this season, donating $100 per assist at all home games to help fund free mammograms for women in Sacramento. Fox, whose mother Lorraine Harris-Fox is an 18-year breast cancer survivor, recently launched a..." November 04

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • The Kings’ pace is tiring teams out

    Sactown Royalty "Pace, Pace, Pace. That’s the buzzword of the year so far for the Sacramento Kings, who have transformed from one of the slowest teams in the league last season into one of the fastest this year. Thanks to the team’s youth and the fact that De’Aaron Fox might just be..." October 31

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Can NBA Harry Giles Ever Be as Good as HS Harry Giles?

    Bleacher Report "On the afternoon after making his NBA debut, Harry Gilesis in line at a trendy Sacramento dessert shop called CREAM. The concept here is that ice cream alone isn't sweet enough, and that it's better served sandwiched between pastries such as cookies, donuts or waffles...." October 30

  • The evolution of De’Aaron Fox is no accident

    Sactown Royalty "Just over a month ago, Sacramento Kings Head Coach Dave Joerger made an unexpected declaration regarding De’Aaron Fox and his lofty placement within the franchise: “The best thing you can do for him is play fast and give him as much room as possible, to play..." October 29

  • Kings Exercise Team Options on Fox, Giles, Hield, Jackson and Labissiere

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings today have exercised team options on De’Aaron Fox, Harry Giles, Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson and Skal Labissiere, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. In his second season out of Kentucky, Fox is averaging a team-leading 17.6 points and 6.6 assists to..." October 26

  • Marvin Bagley’s second jump is developing into a devastating weapon

    Sactown Royalty "Marvin Bagley’s scouting report advertised a young player chock-full of exciting possibilities after his remarkable freshman season. The Duke product scored with reckless abandon, averaging 21 points per game, while knocking down 40% of his shots from deep. He terrorized opposing defenses..." October 25

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III 'gets it' in early part of first NBA season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Kings didn't have many bright spots in Tuesday night's loss to the Denver Nuggets, but rookie big man Marvin Bagley III was one of them. The No. 2 overall pick in June's draft scored a game-high -- and new career-high -- 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting on Tuesday...." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Kings’ Frontcourt Logjam Worth Monitoring

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are projected by most oddsmakers and NBA analysts to be the Western Conference’s worst team in 2018/19, but there are several young players on the roster who should be fun to watch. Marvin Bagley III, 2018’s second overall pick, is one of those players,..." October 19

  • The Kings plan to sign Troy Williams to a two-way contract

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings plan to sign Small Forward Troy Williams to a two-way contract once he clears waivers, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic: October 19

  • Marvin Bagley 'trying to stay patient' after limited minutes in Kings debut

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The bench is a lonely place. You’re surrounded by a group of teammates, but it’s isolating. It’s a tough place for a young player to be and on Wednesday evening, that is exactly where Marvin Bagley III stayed for much of the game. The Kings used the second overall..." October 18

  • Kings rookie Harry Giles healthy, happy, ready to play basketball again

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It’s not hard to find high school mixtapes of Harry Giles III. He’s the guy listed under “#1 Rated” or “Best NBA Prospect in High School Basketball” in videos from 2015 and 2016. The story is well known at this point. Giles, a star at the prep..." October 17

  • Kings Release Kalin Lucas, Cameron Reynolds

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings announced today that they have waived guards Cameron Reynolds and Kalin Lucas, per an official media release. Sacramento’s roster now stands at 15 players on standard contracts and one player on a two-way contract, Wenyen Gabriel. Reynolds, 23, appeared in four..." October 13

  • Kings Release Kalin Lucas, Cameron Reynolds

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings announced today that they have waived guards Cameron Reynolds and Kalin Lucas, per an official media release. Sacramento’s roster now stands at 15 players on standard contracts and one player on a two-way contract, Wenyen Gabriel. Reynolds, 23, appeared in four..." October 13

  • Healthy Iman Shumpert ready to help Kings: 'I am very happy to be here!'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Happy birthday! That is how Iman Shumpert ended his media session on Tuesday afternoon. It’s also how he ended all of his interviews during media day.  Shumpert is eccentric. He loves to sing, be the center of attention and he has a million dollar smile. He also just got..." October 10

  • Kings May Sign Jarell Eddie

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings worked out free agent small forward Jarell Eddie over the weekend and may sign him, Michael Scotto of The Athletic tweets. Eddie has appeared in 34 NBA games with four organizations. Eddie played two games for the Celtics last season..." October 09

  • Kings rotation comes into view for Dave Joerger after four preseason games

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Four games into the NBA preseason schedule, and Dave Joerger has an outline of his rotation. The Kings coach usually is more secretive about his intentions. He’s a "keep the starting lineup under lock and key" type of coach, but following the team’s 132-100..." October 09

  • Harry Giles could make this season worth it all by himself

    Sactown Royalty "The Kings are no strangers to talented big men. Their current GM was one, Chris Webber was the best player on the best team Sacramento ever had, and most recently, DeMarcus Cousins made All-NBA teams despite the teams around him not being so good. Harry Giles is trying to add himself..." October 09

  • Kings To Waive Jamel Artis

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings will waive shooting guard Jamel Artis, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. " October 07

  • Kings rookie Marvin Bagley says he's better than No. 1 NBA Draft pick Deandre Ayton

    CBS Sports "The Sacramento Kings made a somewhat controversial move when they selected Duke product Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick in June's NBA Draft. While most expect Bagley to be a solid pro, the general consensus was that Luka Doncic, who..." October 05

  • Kings rookie Harry Giles passes another test: 'Went better than expected'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Kings fans have Harry Giles fever. He’s become their version of the Loch Ness Monster. They see grainy video of the 20-year-old dunking in practice and the excitement only builds.  It’s hard not to like him. Giles is charismatic and has a huge smile. He speaks with a..." October 04

  • Kings plan to continue to use four-bigs lineup

    Sactown Royalty "For a few brief, glorious minutes in Monday’s preseason opener against the Phoenix Suns, the Sacramento Kings rolled out a lineup of Willie Cauley-Stein, Harry Giles, Marvin Bagley III, Skal Labissiere, and Frank Mason III. It was baffling, but it..." October 04

  • Kings Sign Gabe Vincent To Exhibit 10 Contract

    Hoops Rumors "After opening up a spot on their roster by waiving Taren Sullivan, the Kings have signed undrafted rookie guard Gabe Vincent to an Exhibit 10 contract, tweets James Ham of CSN Bay Area. Sullivan, who played his college ball at UC-Santa Barbara, went undrafted earlier this year..." October 03

  • Kings Agree To Contract With Taren Sullivan

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have agreed to a camp deal with Taren Sullivan, Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated tweets. The undrafted 6’6” wing player attended Findlay, a Division II school in Ohio, and was the leading scorer at the G League player invitational. " October 02

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Kings Waive Brandon Austin

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have waived training camp invitee Brandon Austin, tweets James Ham of NBC Sports. Austin signed with the team on Thursday after appearing in 15 games with the team’s G League affiliate Reno Bighorns last season. Austin, who went undrafted out of..." October 01

  • Buddy Hield’s role within the Kings offense will continue to evolve

    Sactown Royalty "When Buddy Hield arrived in Sacramento as part of the deal that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, it seemed the rookie was given the green light to shoot at will and go with whatever the defense gave him. In early 2017, the offense often ran through the..." October 01

  • Kings’ Labissiere says he’s ‘more explosive, quicker, faster’ after bulking up

    Sacramento Bee "The first thing people noticed this week about Skal Labissiere is that he looks bigger and stronger. “It’s amusing,” Labissiere said Monday at Kings media day. “The people who’ve been around me in my inner circle, they see the work I’ve put in, so..." October 01

  • Ben McLemore catching Dave Joerger's attention in return

    NBC Sports Bay Area "After a grueling start to the week, including media day followed by two-a-days on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings hit the floor for their eighth practice in five days Saturday afternoon. It was a low-key day as the players nursed the bumps and bruises that are..." September 30

  • Kalin Lucas Signs With Kings

    Hoops Rumors "Michigan State alum, point guard Kalin Lucas, has signed with the Kings, per RealGM’s transaction log. The signing’s imminence was first reported by Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. Lucas, 29, appeared in one game for the Grizzlies back during the..." September 29

  • Kings Sign Brandon Austin To Camp Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have added another player to their roster for training camp, signing Brandon Austin to a camp deal, as James Ham of NBC Sports California tweets. Austin, who spent time in the G League last season, appears likely to end up with the Reno Bighorns this season, tweets Sean Cunningham of..." September 27

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • Willie Cauley-Stein clarifies what he meant by 'I'm ready to get paid'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The excitement of media day might have gotten the best of Kings big man Willie Cauley-Stein. His proclamation, “I’m ready to get paid,” probably sounded innocent enough to him, but in written word, it comes across as something different. As he finished..." September 27

  • Dave Joerger says he’s committed to playing more young guys

    Sactown Royalty "More than half of the Sacramento Kings roster has three years or less of NBA experience. Last season also featured many young players, but with veterans like George Hill, Garrett Temple and Vince Carter around, minutes were difficult to come by in head..." September 25