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US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

The Sacramento Bee (AP Basketball Writer) — Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would've loved to give them what they wanted. Dominican Republic guard Juan Coronado (6), U.S. center DeMarcus Cousins and U.S....
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As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

The Sacramento Bee (AP Basketball Writer) — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. CORRECTS NEW ORLEANS TEAM NAME TO PELICANS, INSTEAD OF JAZZ - USA Basketball forward/center Anthony Davis...
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Leading Off: Why Cousins and Gay will make Team USA

The Sacramento Bee (tcouzens@sacbee.com (Tom Couzens)) — When Team USA plays the Dominican Republic in an exhibition tonight in New York, look for DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay of the Kings to be key players off the bench. Rudy Gay speaks with...
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Cousins knee better but unlikely to play for Team USA tonight

The Sacramento Bee DeMarcus Cousins was continuing his rehabilitation workouts Tuesday afternoon in New York, where Team USA will play exhibition games against Dominican Republic at 4 p.m. today and Puerto Rico on...
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Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

The Sacramento Bee (AP Basketball Writer) — On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. United States men's national basketball team head coach Mike Krzyzewski, center,...
  • 2 days ago
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Rose hears cheers as US beats Brazil 95-78

The Sacramento Bee (AP Sports Writer) — The roars for Derrick Rose started with the pregame introductions and did not fade until the final buzzer. United States' Anthony Davis (14), of the New Orleans Pelicans, dunks over...
  • 3 days ago
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Arena construction project consumes water, but not much

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler)) — Construction crews are pouring a lot of water on the site of the new Sacramento Kings arena. But not as much as you might think. Exterior demolition begins at the Downtown Plaza at 515 L...
  • 5 days ago
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Poll: What do you think of the Kings’ signing of 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar?

The Sacramento Bee The Kings broke new international ground by signing Sim Bhullar, a 7-foot-5 center out of New Mexico State who is the first player of Indian descent to join an NBA team. Is it a move that’s...
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Kings sign 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar

The Sacramento Bee The Kings signed New Mexico State center Sim Bhullar to a contract, the team announced today.
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Leading Off: Cousins’ injury causes ‘drama’ for Kings, fans

The Sacramento Bee (jdavidson@sacbee.com (Joe Davidson)) — That deep sigh sweeping through Sacramento? Kings management and fans wincing when DeMarcus Cousins was injured while going for a loose ball in Team USA’s practice Thursday in Chicago.
  • 6 days ago
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Cousins suffers minor injury; he’s expected to miss Team USA exhibition Saturday

The Sacramento Bee (tcouzens@sacbee.com (Tom Couzens)) — Kings center DeMarcus Cousins escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when he hit the floor during Team USA’s practice in Chicago. Still, he’ll likely miss Saturday’s...
  • 6 days ago
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Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

The Sacramento Bee (AP Sports Writer) — DeMarcus Cousins has injured his right knee while practicing with the U.S. national team. U.S. National Team player DeMarcus Cousins watches his teammates after an undisclosed injury during...
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Excavator tears through walls as demolition of Downtown Plaza begins

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler)) — There’s probably no turning back now. Early Wednesday, chunks of walls began to fall as the first visible sign of the transformation of the mall into a new arena for the Sacramento Kings. ...
  • 7 days ago
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Kings schedule released – a look at 5 home games certain to be sellouts

The Sacramento Bee The NBA released its 2014-15 schedule Wednesday. Here are five Kings opponents certain to pack Sleep Train Arena: San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan pauses with the basketball during the first...
  • 7 days ago
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Kings open season at home on Oct. 29 vs. Warriors

The Sacramento Bee (tcouzens@sacbee.com (Tom Couzens)) — The Kings will open the 2014-15 NBA season at Sleep Train Arena on Oct. 29 against the Warriors.
  • 7 days ago
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Excavator tears through walls as demolition of Downtown Plaza begins

The Sacramento Bee (dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler)) — There's probably no turning back now. The demolition of Downtown Plaza began in earnest early today, as the struggling shopping mall began giving way to the site of the new Sacramento Kings...
  • 8 days ago
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Leading Off: Is Richmond still more Warrior than King?

The Sacramento Bee (jdavidson@sacbee.com (Joe Davidson)) — Mitch Richmond enters the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today as a ... Warrior at heart? Mitch Richmond enters the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today. The former...
  • 12 days ago
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Mourning thanks doctors, kidney donor at hoop Hall

The Sacramento Bee (AP Sports Writer) — Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him. ...
  • 12 days ago
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Ailene Voisin: Gay joins Cousins in quest to make U.S. national team

The Sacramento Bee (avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin)) — Mark Cuban has his issues with basketball’s international governing body (FIBA). Paul George has a fractured leg. Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin are either not interested...
  • 12 days ago
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Kings forward Rudy Gay added to U.S. national team roster

The Sacramento Bee Kings forward Rudy Gay has been added to the U.S. men’s national roster and will compete for a spot on the team that play in the FIBA World Cup in Spain, USA Basketball’s Jerry...
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Blog Articles

Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins assesses his return against Dominican Republic

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — The USA Basketball big man discusses his health following Wednesday's contest against the Dominican Republic.
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The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft: Final Rounds

SBN (Aykis16) — In which Brad starts making players up. Our All-Time Draft concludes today as each GM rounds out their team with a couple of bench players.  At one point Brad started making up players. Tomorrow...
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Team USA beats Dominican Republic 105 to 62 as Gay scores 13 points

SBN (Aykis16) — Team USA played their second exhibition game yesterday against former King Francisco Garcia and the Dominican Republic and dominated, winning 105 to 62.  It was DeMarcus Cousins ' first game...
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Who starts at power forward for the 2014-15 Sacramento Kings?

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — If given the choice, who would you start next to DeMarcus Cousins?
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The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 57: Jonathan Santiago

SBN (Greg Wissinger) — Jonathan Santiago joins us to talk all things Kings! The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week I'm joined by our friend Jonathan Santiago from Cowbell Kingdom.  If you've ever listened to the...
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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins returns to action in Team USA win

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — Team USA dominates the Dominican Republic.
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The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft: Rounds 5 & 6

SBN (Aykis16) — The back half of the All-Time Sacramento Kings draft is today and here is where things start to get a little messy.  In the e-mail thread where we held the draft, this is when the curse words...
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Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins unsure if he’ll play against Dominican Republic

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — Team USA hosts the Dominican Republic in a friendly exhibition tomorrow evening in New York.  One of the burning questions heading into Wednesday night’s game is if DeMarcus Cousins will be...
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The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft: Rounds 3 & 4

SBN (Aykis16) — With the first two rounds of the All-Time draft out of the way, the draft heads into murky waters as they wrap up the first half. Yesterday's first couple rounds of the All-Time Kings draft...
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Steve Ballmer stayed ready for next NBA opportunity after failed Sacramento Kings bid

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — The new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers stayed prepared for the next opportunity after losing out on the Sacramento Kings.
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Sacramento Kings’ Rudy Gay wants to earn spot on Team USA

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — The 28-year-old forward is vying for one of 12 spots in Team USA for the World Cup In Spain.
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The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft

SBN (Aykis16) — We are going to be drafting the best teams we can using only players that have put on a Sacramento Kings uniform. Trust us, it's a lot harder than it sounds. Last week the guys over at Blazers...
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Vivek Ranadive And Chris Mullin Take Ice Bucket Challenge

SBN (Kevin Fippin) — We may have a nominee for coolest Ice Bucket Challenge video ever...
  • 3 days ago
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Sunday Musings: Sacramento Kings searching for continuity

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — Continuous change brings instability on the court
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USA Basketball tops Brazil, but lack of size shows in 95-78 win

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — USA wins, but their lack size was evident in Saturday's exhibition contest.
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Report: Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins feeling better after Thursday injury scare

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — The Sacramento Kings starting center is feeling better about his health.
  • 4 days ago
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Original Kings owner excited about Ranadive's plans for Sacramento

SBN (Blake Ellington) — Sports and arena politics have changed quite a bit since Gregg Lukenbill brought the Kings to Sacramento from Kansas City in 1985. The original owner of the Kings still lives in the area and is...
  • 5 days ago
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DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay join Team USA to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

SBN (Aykis16) — DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and other USA Basketball players did the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. The big thing on social media lately if you haven't seen it has been the Ice...
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Sacramento Kings make history by signing Indian center Sim Bhullar

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — The Sacramento Kings make NBA history by signing the first player of Indian descent to their roster.
  • 6 days ago
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Sacramento Kings leadership encouraged Rudy Gay’s return to USA Basketball

Cowbell Kingdom (Jonathan Santiago) — After a two-year hiatus, Rudy Gay is back with USA Basketball.  The Sacramento Kings starting small forward was added to USA’s pool of players following the departures of Paul George and...
  • 6 days ago
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