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Sacramento Kings recruiting low-income workers for arena construction

The Sacramento Bee (rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis)) — Sacramento Kings officials held a training and outreach session this morning with community and faith-based groups to begin recruiting workers from “high-need backgrounds and...
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Most Sacramento City Council members praise arena financing plan

The Sacramento Bee (rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis)) — The Sacramento City Council provided mostly glowing reviews Tuesday night of the city’s plan to help finance a new downtown sports arena for the Kings. The proposed design for the...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Ailene Voisin: Kings GM D’Alessandro faces test in offseason

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Finding and acquiring top players will be a challenge Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro listens to owner Vivek Ranadive, right, describe the hiring process during a news...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

City to release update on Sacramento arena negotiations

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler)) — With a climactic City Council vote just weeks away, Sacramento officials plan to release an update Monday on the city’s negotiations with the Kings over the planned $448 million arena at...
  • 2 days ago

Leading Off: Adelman deserves banner night by Kings

The Sacramento Bee (vcontreras@sacbee.com (Victor Contreras)) — Rick Adelman deserved a better exit. After winning 50 or more games for five consecutive seasons – including a 61-21 record in the 2001-02 season that ended agonizingly close to an NBA...
  • 2 days ago

Sacramento arena price jumps $30 million; extra costs borne by Kings

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler and Ryan Lillis)) — The price tag of the new Sacramento Kings arena at Downtown Plaza has grown by approximately $30 million, with the team picking up the additional cost, city officials said today.
  • 2 days ago

Kings by the numbers: Payroll breakdown

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Salary source: Hoopshype.com
  • 4 days ago

Can DeMarcus Cousins become a leader and teammate others want to play with?

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones |)) — As the Kings’ franchise player, he needs to become the team’s biggest recruiter and selling point for free agents DeMarcus Cousins has had trouble controlling his emotions...
  • 4 days ago

Ailene Voisin: What went right, what went wrong for Kings in 2013-14

The Sacramento Bee After missing the playoffs eight consecutive seasons and finishing with a 28-54 record for the second year in a row, there were plenty of reasons for the Kings’ “repeat”...
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NBA Beat: And the 2013-14 MVP award goes to...

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — For the first time, the NBA this season will reveal the ballots cast by media members for its annual postseason awards.
  • 4 days ago

Ailene Voisin: Rudy Gay holds the cards in Kings’ future

The Sacramento Bee Is anyone at Sleep Train Arena actually getting any sleep these days? Didn’t think so. Barely hours into the offseason, which will be far less traumatizing than the previous three years for...
  • 6 days ago

Live chat: Looking back at Kings' 2013-14 season, noon

The Sacramento Bee Join The Bee's Jason Jones at noon today to discuss the Kings' just-completed NBA season. Was it what you expected? Are you optimistic about next season? Join the live chat and share your thoughts...
  • 7 days ago

Leading Off: Who should be MVP for Kings this season?

The Sacramento Bee (tcouzens@sacbee.com (Tom Couzens)) — Though the Kings weren’t close to making the playoffs again this season, they were the only team in the NBA with three players who averaged at least 20 points. DeMarcus Cousins ...
  • 7 days ago

For Kings, a lot of work lies ahead in effort to get on track

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The message was made clear nearly a year ago when Michael Malone was hired as coach. Sacramento Kings fans hold a banner over the player exit tunnel in support of the Kings staying in...
  • 7 days ago

Kings postgame: Gay and Thomas top priorities for offseason

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — The season is over. Now on to to the top priorities for the offseason.
  • 7 days ago

Kings notes: Robertson likens Cousins to Hall of Famer Stokes

The Sacramento Bee (jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones)) — Late Royals great was known for his all-around skills
  • 7 days ago

Big crowd marks end of Kings’ first season under new owners

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler)) — Sacramentans crammed into Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday night to watch the Kings wrap up their eighth consecutive losing season. Unlike last year’s finale, when a possible move to Seattle...
  • 7 days ago

Live blog: Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns, 6:30 p.m.

The Sacramento Bee Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's season-ending game between the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns at...
  • 7 days ago

Ailene Voisin: Technically speaking, DeMarcus Cousins still battling his demons

The Sacramento Bee DeMarcus Cousins should be seated at the dinner table right now, elbowing for space and fighting for the entrees alongside Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond. ...
  • 8 days ago
Blog Articles

Watching the Playoffs hurts so good

SBN (Aykis16) — The NBA playoffs have almost gone on for a week now and once again, they are Kings-less.  That's obviously nothing new, but even with the Kings out of playoff contention for nearly a decade, it...
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Jerry Reynolds and the trade that changed Sacramento Kings history

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — Jerry Reynolds looks back at the trade that changed the course of Kings' history
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2014 NBA Draft: Kings looking for rim protector, big point guard?

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — On Tuesday afternoon we heard rumblings from general manager Pete D’Alessandro suggesting that trading the Kings first round pick was an option. Looking to improve the team and do so...
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Sacramento's "Only 3" needs some support

SBN (Aykis16) — DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas were fantastic this season, but they also had to carry a huge load because of the lack of a supporting cast. If you haven't yet read  Blake's...
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Isaiah Thomas, DeMarcus Cousins named in NBA’s Most Improved Player award voting

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — Although neither Isaiah Thomas nor DeMarcus Cousins brought home the NBA’s Most Improved Player award (an honor that went to Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic), that doesn’t mean...
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Kings used this season to 'recruit' Rudy Gay

SBN (Blake Ellington) — Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro spoke about Rudy Gay's future with the Kings at a media luncheon Tuesday. D'Alessandro said the organization used this last season as a "getting to know...
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Pete D’Alessandro looks ahead to Sacramento Kings’ future at end-of-season wrap

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — The Kings general manager assesses his first year on the job and what's to come for the franchise this summer
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Sacramento Kings looking to acquire second round draft pick?

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — After a series of trades (both this year and past), the Sacramento Kings are without a second round draft pick. That’s a problem in a relatively stocked draft that features a handful of...
  • 2 days ago

Sacramento Kings open to trading away first round draft pick?

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — The Sacramento Kings won’t know their official draft pick slot for a few more weeks, but needless to say the ping pong balls aren’t in their favor. Of course, as we’ve seen in...
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New arena term sheet gives city further financial protections

SBN (Blake Ellington) — A revised term sheet for the agreement between the city of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings was released Monday. Under the new agreement, which is scheduled to be voted on by the city council...
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City updates project details for new Sacramento Kings arena

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — Updated terms for the construction of new downtown arena are released
  • 2 days ago

Rick Adelman passes Sacramento Kings torch to Michael Malone

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — How the former Kings coach reached out to the man trying to restore credibility in Sacramento
  • 3 days ago

TNT mocks Shaq, Sacramento Kings with ‘gone fishin’ (Photo)

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — Apparently, you don’t need to make the postseason to be ‘honored’ in the ‘Gone Fishin’ segment on TNT. Usually reserved for a team who has been eliminated from the...
  • 3 days ago

Why it makes sense for Rudy Gay to opt out of his final year, and why he could still re-sign with the Kings

SBN (Aykis16) — Rudy Gay has to make one of the biggest decisions of his life in the next couple months, and it could mean leaving a lot of money on the table. Perhaps the biggest question of the offseason for...
  • 3 days ago

Farewell Rick Adelman

SBN (Aykis16) — Celebrating the greatest coach in Sacramento Kings history as he enters retirement. The Timberwolves held a press conference today in which they announced  Rick Adelman's retirement as an...
  • 3 days ago

2013-14 Nostradumbass of the Year

SBN (Aykis16) — Another year of prediction contests, another winner. Our second year of Prediction Contests was even more popular than last year. When I started this contest back in 2012-13, I wasn't sure it...
  • 4 days ago

Sunday Musings: Salary cap jump adds intrigue to Sacramento Kings’ wild summer

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — A long look into the salary implications of retaining Gay and Thomas
  • 4 days ago

New Salary Cap and Luxury Tax projections will help the Kings

SBN (Aykis16) — A bigger than normal expected bump in the salary cap and luxury tax for next season means that the Kings have a little more wiggle room should Rudy Gay opt in to his contract. Larry Coon, noted...
  • 4 days ago

Isaiah Thomas says he wants to stay with Sacramento Kings

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — Few players are more beloved in Sacramento than Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas. The pint-sized talent has won over the hearts of many thanks to his unstoppable motor, dedication and hard work....
  • 5 days ago

Sacramento Kings will attempt to re-sign Rudy Gay if he opts out of contract

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay has quite the decision to make in the coming weeks – leave $19 million dollars on the table by opting out of his contract and sign a new long term...
  • 5 days ago