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DeMarcus Cousins sits out preseason game in China

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Kings starting center misses preseason game with heel soreness; Kings lose to Brooklyn.
  • 7 days ago
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Watch J-Will hoop - former King has still got it

The Sacramento Bee Jason Williams shows his skills at the Orlando Pro Am in this highlight reel from Home Team Hoops’ YouTube channel. He’s as much fun to watch - if a bit heavier and slower at age 38...
  • 8 days ago
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NBA to experiment with 44-minute preseason game

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play 11-minute quarters in their exhibition game Oct. 19 at Barclays Center.
  • 8 days ago
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Sacramento underestimating downtown arena traffic, lawyers say

The Sacramento Bee (tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak)) — Lawyers challenging Sacramento’s handling of its downtown arena project argued in court Friday that the city is grossly underestimating the number of people who might show up for an event...
  • 8 days ago
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Thunder star Kevin Durant has foot fracture

The Sacramento Bee (AP Sports Writer) — Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the NBA's MVP seems likely to be sidelined for at least the start of the season. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots in front of...
  • 10 days ago
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Recap: Sacramento vs. Brooklyn

The Sacramento Bee (The Sports Network) — Brook Lopez scored 18 points with six rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Sacramento Kings, 97-95, in preseason action.
  • 11 days ago
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Kings, NBA court foreign fans with exhibition game in China

The Sacramento Bee (By Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Foreign Staff) — It’s Friday night in the biggest city of the world’s most populous country, and thousands of Shanghai hoops fans are streaming into an arena that resembles a giant space saucer,...
  • 11 days ago
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Reaction more shocking than Kings guard Nik Stauskas’ comments

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Nik Stauskas said he was only trying to “keep it real.”
  • 12 days ago
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Judge finds flaw in Sacramento’s arena review, but construction will continue

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler)) — A judge today found a flaw in the city of Sacramento’s environmental study for construction of the new Kings arena, but the decision won’t halt construction and city officials said...
  • 13 days ago
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Ailene Voisin: Kings guard Nik Stauskas off to good start

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Legitimate scorers tend to reveal themselves quickly in this league. The 6-foot-6 Stauskas, who was selected eighth in he draft, has wasted little time showing off his abilities as an elite...
  • 14 days ago
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Kings leave for China with a few things to work on

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The Kings leave for China this afternoon for a trip that is part training camp, part goodwill for the NBA. Sacramento Kings against the Toronto Raptors at Sleep Train Arena during their...
  • 14 days ago
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Casspi steps up in Kings’ win over Raptors

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The forward provides a spark off the bench with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists. The Kings’ Darren Collison (7) drives for a basket against the Raptors’ Chuck Hayes in...
  • 15 days ago
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Kings notes: Team heads to China for exhibitions

The Sacramento Bee Kings coach Michael Malone has a plan for his players when they arrive in China: practice.
  • 15 days ago
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Kings tinkering with small ball to push tempo this season

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Last season, the catchphrase was “NBA 3.0.” This year, the chatter is all about positionless basketball, or not be bound to the traditional lineup of a point guard, shooting guard,...
  • 16 days ago
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Landry prepares to represent Kings in future union talks

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The announcement the NBA had reached a new, lucrative television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports means more money for the ever-popular league. And as a result, more money for its players.
  • 16 days ago
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A lighter Rudy Gay is ready to play more like ‘a guard’ this season

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Gay said his “excessive” gains were to prepare to play against bigger players last season with the Raptors. It left him not feeling as quick. Gay has a sleeker look this training...
  • 17 days ago
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Kings lose preseason opener to Raptors

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Like most who follow basketball, Kings coach Michael Malone was impressed with how the San Antonio Spurs’ pass-happy offense and efficient defense carried them to the NBA championship last...
  • 17 days ago
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Kings notes: Rookie Stauskas is a crowd favorite in Vancouver

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Nik Stauskas, who was born in Etobicoke, Ontario, said he was nervous for his preseason debut in the Kings’ 99-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
  • 17 days ago
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Ailene Voisin: Collison hopes to make a point with the Kings

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Darren Collison recognizes he has big, er, small, shoes to fill. Isaiah Thomas was extremely popular during his three seasons with the Kings. He was feisty and stubborn, charismatic and athletic,...
  • 18 days ago
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Kings hire statistics guru Oliver

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — At one time, Dean Oliver wasn’t widely respected in basketball for his analytic and statistical evaluations.
  • 19 days ago
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Blog Articles

Rudy Gay Ready for a Resurgence?

A Royal Pain (Nick Avila) — The Sacramento Kings are no strangers to helping save NBA careers. I mean, arguably, the best player in the Sac-era could tell you all about that. Why can’t the same hold true for Rudy Gay?...
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Ben McLemore drops agent Rodney Blackstock

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — McLemore drops player agent
  • 17 hr 5 min ago

Kings’ Reggie Evans Named Twice On NBA GM Survey

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — The Sacramento Kings haven’t found themselves mentioned on the annual NBA General Manager Survey very often and this season is no different. With the regular season quickly approaching, the...
  • 18 hr 6 min ago

‘The Starters’ Suggest DeMarcus Cousins Will Be Named NBA All-Star

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — If you’ve never watched “The Starters” before, I highly suggest you do so as they’re one of the better NBA related shows on television. Comprised of Tas Melas, J.E. Skeets...
  • 18 hr 15 min ago

Jordan Crawford overestimated his value and turned down Kings, now he's in China

SBN (Aykis16) — In unsurprising but interesting news, David Pick of Eurobasket.com and Sportando.com tweeted today that the Kings had offered Jordan Crawford a deal this summer.  You may have noticed a...
  • 19 hr 25 min ago

The national narrative around DeMarcus Cousins is changing

SBN (Greg Wissinger) — ESPN's NBA Rank is just the latest example of Boogie starting to get the respect he's earned. The national narrative surrounding DeMarcus Cousins is changing for the better.  It's been slowly...
  • 21 hr ago

NBA owners vote down lottery reform

SBN (Greg Wissinger) — Sacramento voted for the change, but the reform's failure helps the Kings. The NBA's Board of Governors have voted down lottery reform, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.  This is...
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How Darren Collison ranks in the Pacific Division

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — Looking at the competition at the point guard position
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Michael Malone has chosen his starting lineup

SBN (Aykis16) — No real surprises here. Coming into the preseason, Sacramento's starting lineup was a bit of a question mark aside from DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay .  Coach Michael Malone said as much in...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Should Darren Collison Or Ramon Sessions Start For The Kings?

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — When the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison, the last thing he was expecting was to have competition for his starting gig. Sure, Ray McCallum was on the roster but it seemed logical to assume...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas impress their mentors

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — Darren Collison and Ramon Sessions dish on the young shooting guards
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Kings fall to short-handed Spurs in San Antonio

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — Kings fall to 2-4 in the preseason
  • 2 days ago

Kings 99, Spurs 106: Cousins dominates but Kings play sloppy and fall in San Antonio

SBN (Aykis16) — DeMarcus Cousins had a dominating performance but it wasn't enough to overcome the lack of late game execution and overall sloppiness of the Kings. Despite leading for much of the game, a...
  • 2 days ago

Is Derrick Williams Worthy Of A Sacramento Kings Rotation Spot?

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — After Rudy Gay decided to opt in to his contract for the 2014-15 season, the Sacramento Kings needed to figure who would back him up. There are a couple of choices though the most likely...
  • 2 days ago

Kings vs Spurs Preview: Summer League Champs face Regular Season Champs

SBN (Aykis16) — The Kings travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs in a clash of title contenders. Preseason is ending quickly as the Kings head to Texas for their penultimate exhibition, this time against the...
  • 2 days ago

Preseason Preview: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — Kings face that Spurs in San Antonio
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Omri Casspi getting comfortable in new role with Kings

SBN (Blake Ellington) — Omri Casspi looks to be a key contributor off the Kings bench this season. When Omri Casspi signed with the Kings over the summer, many shrugged their shoulders with a "meh." The sixth-year...
  • 2 days ago

Nik Stauskas and his greatest skill

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — Stauskas talks jump shot
  • 3 days ago
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Sacramento Kings pick up Ben McLemore’s option

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — McLemore gets another year to develop
  • 3 days ago

Sacramento Kings waive Sim Bhullar, David Wear, and Deonte Burton

SBN (Greg Wissinger) — Farewell, Sim City, we hardly knew ye. The Sacramento Kings waived Sim Bhullar , David Wear , and Deonte Burton following Saturday's win against Maccabi Haifa, according to our friend James...
  • 3 days ago