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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.
  • 9 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...
  • 10 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.
  • 10 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...
  • 10 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...
  • 12 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.
  • 13 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,...
  • 13 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.”
  • 14 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...
  • 15 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...
  • 16 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...
  • 16 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...
  • 17 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.
  • 17 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,...
  • 18 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.
  • 18 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...
  • 19 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...
  • 19 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.
  • 19 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,...
  • 20 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.
  • 21 days ago
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Blog Articles

How Jason Thompson ranks in the Pacific Division

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — When Jason Thompson isn’t at the saloon, he’s honing the aim of his 3-shooter (a weapon which we covered in detail here). It remains to be seen if the man is now the quickest ...
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Kings beat Lakers at buzzer in Las Vegas

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — Kings knock off the Lakers
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Sweet Baby Ray Saves The Day

SBN (Kevin Fippin) — Ray McCallum Forever!!
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Kings 93, Lakers 92: Ray McCallum tips in game winner at buzzer to lead Kings comeback

SBN (Aykis16) — The Kings ended the preseason on a Ray McCallum buzzer beating tip in. Typical. The Sacramento Kings looked as though they were going to end the preseason on a sour note, falling to the ...
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Here Lies Robert Sacre

SBN (Kevin Fippin) — Boogie is BBBBBAAAADDDD MAN!!
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Rudy Gay knocked out of game with Jaw injury

SBN (Aykis16) — The Kings forward took a mean elbow from Julius Randle and is not expected to return. We're at halftime of the Kings - Lakers preseason game, but Rudy Gay's night is done. Gay took an...
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The Sacramento Kings’ Shooting Guard Conundrum

A Royal Pain (Rafe Wong) — It seems like going into this season the only starting positions that Michael Malone has publicly solidified are his center (Demarcus Cousins) and his small forward (Rudy Gay), having the point...
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Sacramento Kings announce Downtown Arena Groundbreaking set for Wednesday

SBN (Aykis16) — The ongoing joke regarding the Kings arena for the last decade has been "I'll believe it when I see shovels going into the ground".  That day has actually come, and it's next Wednesday. The Kings...
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Preseason Preview: Kings vs. Lakers

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — Kings travel to Las Vegas to take on the Lakers
  • 19 hr 18 min ago
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Kings vs. Lakers Preview: Preseason ends

SBN (Aykis16) — The NBA preseason is coming to an end for the Sacramento Kings tonight as they face the Los Angeles Lakers in their annual preseason matchup in Las Vegas.  The game is not televised on our end...
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How Rudy Gay ranks in the Pacific Division

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — Where does Gay stack-up in the Pacific division?
  • 23 hr 23 min ago
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Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 168: Comcast SportsNet’s Bobby Jackson

Cowbell Kingdom (Cowbell Kingdom Podcast) — Former Sacramento Kings legend Bobby Jackson joins the program
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Practice notes and quotes: October 23

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — The mood was cheery as the media entered the practice facility during shootaround, and Tyrone Corbin led a team huddle to cap the practice. Michael Malone didn’t address reporters, but Ryan...
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Sacramento Kings Expressed Interest In Jordan Crawford

A Royal Pain (Bryan Rose) — Before the Sacramento Kings signed Ramon Sessions, it appears they had their eyes on another bench guard in Jordan Crawford. The four-year veteran has been well traveled during his short stint in...
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How Ben McLemore ranks in the Pacific Division

Cowbell Kingdom (Rui Thomas) — Grading McLemore against the Pacific Division competition
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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?...
  • 2 days ago
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Ben McLemore drops agent Rodney Blackstock

Cowbell Kingdom (James Ham) — McLemore drops player agent
  • 2 days ago
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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...
  • 2 days ago
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‘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...
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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...
  • 2 days ago
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