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Ailene Voisin: Cousins has opportunity to show the world he’s ready for this challenge

The Sacramento Bee On this warm, wet afternoon in the desert, DeMarcus Cousins sprinted toward the most significant few weeks of his professional career and, perhaps, of his young life. Is he ready to take his show...
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Team USA basketball notes: Former Kings coach Paul Westphal happy for Sacramento

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Former Kings coach Paul Westphal, recently named an assistant on Lionel Hollins’ staff in Brooklyn, attended the opening practice Monday for Team USA. He watched the session from the upper...
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Sacramento Kings sign new, more lucrative TV deal with Comcast

The Sacramento Bee (rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis)) — The Sacramento Kings have signed a lucrative deal with Comcast to broadcast games and other programming for the next 20 years. Kings fan, Barbara Rush, aka "The Sign Lady" in the fourth...
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Ailene Voisin: Cousins can learn a lot from Barkley

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — LDeMarcus Cousins celebrates his 24th birthday in two weeks, which means that if he earns a roster spot on the U.S. national team training here and preparing for the basketball World Cup that...
  • 2 days ago

Casspi finalizing deal to return to the Kings

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Omri Casspi, who was drafted by the Kings in the opening round (23rd overall) in 2009, is finalizing a one-year contract with his original franchise. The 6-foot-9 small forward was in Tel Aviv,...
  • 3 days ago
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Judge rejects plea by opponents of new Sacramento arena to block construction

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler)) — A judge today removed the last legal hurdle to the start of construction on the new Sacramento Kings arena, rejecting arena foes' request for an injunction blocking the project. An exterior...
  • 3 days ago
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Live chat: DeMarcus Cousins vying for Team USA spot, noon

The Sacramento Bee The Bee's Ailene Voisin, preparing to visit with DeMarcus Cousins as he works for a spot on Team USA, will lead a live chat to discus the Kings' powerhouse center, how he might fare in the...
  • 3 days ago
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Kings extend deadline on Acy’s option

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The Kings reached an agreement with third-year forward Quincy Acy and his agent to extend the deadline to guarantee his salary for next season until Aug. 15.
  • 4 days ago
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Deadline to pick up Acy’s contract option extended to Aug. 15

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The Kings struck reached an agreement with third-year forward Quincy Acy and his agent to extend the deadline to guarantee his salary for next season until Aug. 15.
  • 4 days ago
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Judge rejects injunction that would have blocked arena project

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler and Ryan Lillis)) — A judge today tentatively rejected a citizen group’s attempt to block construction of the new Sacramento Kings arena. Sacramento Kings arena exterior concept drawing.
  • 4 days ago
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Ailene Voisin: New Orleans waives former Kings forward Casspi

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Sacramento may still be interested in reacquiring forward Omri Casspi. Omri Casspi pumps his fist during a 2011 Kings game. The forward on Wednesday was cut by the New Orleans Pelicans,...
  • 5 days ago
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Live chat: With summer league done, what's next for Kings? Noon

The Sacramento Bee Join The Bee's Jason Jones for a live chat focusing on the Kings and what their next move might be after a good summer league showing. The chat begins at noon. Sacramento Kings' Ray...
  • 5 days ago
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Leading Off: Kings fans rule here, but look who’s second

The Sacramento Bee (tcouzens@sacbee.com (Tom Couzens)) — It’s no surprise the Kings are the most popular NBA team in the Sacramento region. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant is greeted by young fans wearing his jersey as he comes onto the...
  • 5 days ago
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Ailene Voisin: Former King Omri Casspi tries to make sense of Gaza conflict

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Omri Casspi arrived in Sacramento with his ego bursting, his prospects for a long-term career with the Kings promising, and his tiny country of Israel riding on his shoulders, along for the ride....
  • 6 days ago
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McCallum named MVP as Kings beat Rockets in final

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Ray McCallum hadn’t been a big-time scorer through six summer league games. Guard Ray McCallum put on a show Monday, scoring 29 points to lead the Kings to a 77-68 win over the...
  • 7 days ago
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Player development matters more than Kings’ summer league title

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The Kings beat the Houston Rockets 77-68 Monday at the Thomas & Mack Center to win the NBA Summer League title, but the championship took a back seat to player development in the big picture. ...
  • 7 days ago
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Kings rally late to claim Summer League Championship

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Ray McCallum scored a game-high 29 points as the Kings rallied from down eight in the fourth quarter for a 77-68 win to claim the championship game of the 2014 NBA Summer League. Sacramento...
  • 7 days ago
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Data Center: Betrayal! A map of LA Lakers fans in Sacramento

The Sacramento Bee (preese@sacbee.com (Phillip Reese)) — They're out there, in our midst, tens of thousands of Los Angeles Lakers fans. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore (6) misses a lay up in the final minute of play with Sacramento Kings...
  • 7 days ago
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Kings take a long look at Moreland

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The undrafted forward has been impressive in the NBA Summer League and might land an invitation to training camp
  • 8 days ago
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Kings advance to summer league title game by beating Wizards

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The Kings won their fifth game in a row to advance to the summer league championship game with a 74-62 win over the Washington Wizards Sunday at Thomas & Mack Center.
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Blog Articles

DeMarcus Cousins holds his own on first day of USA Basketball mini camp

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — On the first day of USA Basketball training camp in Vegas, Cousins fares well against elite competition.
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Sacramento Kings sign $700 million dollar TV contract

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — The Sacramento Kings, under their previous ownership group, had a rather paltry television deal. But with new owners come new contracts and the Kings made out quite well. According to the...
  • 14 hr 18 min ago

Sacramento Kings finalize new multi-million dollar TV deal with Comcast SportsNet

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — The Kings get a new TV deal with Comcast.
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Sacramento Kings and Comcast negotiate new, lucrative 20 year deal

SBN (Aykis16) — The Kings are locking in a new local television deal that could prove to be a big financial windfall for the small market team. The Kings today announced that they have signed a 20 year media...
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USA Men’s National Team training camp opens in Las Vegas

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — DeMarcus Cousins begins his bid for a National Team spot
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Casspi Returns: Why Kings Wanted Him Back

A Royal Pain (Jared Stone) — Rather unexpectedly, Kings fans learned last Wednesday that the team was in contact with their 2009 first round pick, Omri Casspi. For those who remember, Casspi had a rather optimistic rookie...
  • 18 hr 39 min ago

DeMarcus Cousins making Team USA would be huge

SBN (Aykis16) — At the end of next month, Team USA will head to Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.   DeMarcus Cousins could be among the 12 team roster hoping to defend USA's 2010 championship. Cousins has been...
  • 19 hr 3 min ago

Sacramento Kings introduce 2014-15 Dance Team (Video)

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — The Sacramento Kings routinely have one of the best and most popular dance teams in the NBA, much in part to Jennifer Santich and the 2014-15 squad looks to be as talented (and lovely) as ever....
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Ben McLemore put on dunk show at charity event (Video)

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — If you watched Ben McLemore’s college highlight film, you’d be made aware that the former Kansas product can throw down some pretty impressive dunks. Ben McLemore showed off even more...
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Sacramento Kings GM: ‘We want to make the playoffs next season’

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — Although the Sacramento Kings lost Isaiah Thomas in free agency, with he, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins in the lineup the team put up a record in the .500 range. No, that’s not enough to get...
  • 2 days ago
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Addition of Omri Casspi should allow Kings to keep Quincy Acy

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — The Sacramento Kings were said to likely put forth a waiver claim on Omri Casspi after he was released by the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this week. It seemed logical considering a handful of...
  • 2 days ago
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Annointing King Boogie

SBN (adambeddawi) — As Boogie Cousins embarks on a media tour designed to distance himself from his defamatory national narrative, he also brings to light the similarities between he and the city that he represents. ...
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Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas reflects back on summer league experience

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — The rookie shooting guard looks back at his first experience against NBA competition.
  • 2 days ago
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Kings finalizing deal with Omri Casspi

SBN (Greg Wissinger) — The Kings are finalized a deal to bring Omri Casspi back to Sacramento, according to Marc Stein. The Sacramento Kings are finalizing a deal to bring small forward Omri Casspi back to...
  • 3 days ago
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Omri Casspi Clears Waivers But Kings Could Still Sign Him

SBN (Kevin Fippin) — Omri's not coming home... yet? ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that one time  Sacramento Kings small forward,  Omri Casspi , has officially cleared waivers. This news comes as quite a surprise to...
  • 3 days ago
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The complex relationship between Jason Thompson and Kings fans

SBN (Greg Wissinger) — Jason Thompson has fallen out of favor with Kings fans, but it's just because both parties are ready to move on. I recently found myself repeatedly discussing the Kings ' need to dump Jason...
  • 3 days ago
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Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 155: Kings coach Michael Malone and Aaron Bruski of NBC Sports

Cowbell Kingdom (Cowbell Kingdom Podcast) — Michael Malone and Aaron Bruski drop by for lengthy discussions on the Kings
  • 3 days ago
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The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 53: Kevin Nesgoda of Sonics Rising

SBN (Greg Wissinger) — Play nice, kids. The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week I'm joined by Kevin Nesgoda, managing editor of Sonics Rising.  I know your initial reaction is going to be to grab your trusty...
  • 4 days ago
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Sacramento Kings to delay decision on Quincy Acy roster spot

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — The Sacramento Kings were set to make a decision on the roster spot of Quincy Acy by Saturday, but the team has agreed to delay the decision until August 15th. Presumably finding a common ground...
  • 4 days ago
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