Found October 15, 2012 on
The Kings liked Thomas Robinson's energy and athleticism while scouting him.
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A mattress company has secured the naming rights of Sacramento's basketball arena, so beginning this season, it will be known as "Sleep Train Arena."
Sleep Train Arena?
We are long since past the days when stadium names sounded cool, or nostalgic; its all about generating money. For one of basketball's oft-troubled franchises, the Sacramento Kings decided to take what they could get. Sleep Train Inc. was the winner in the Kings stadium naming rights sweepstakes, and their name will replace the current Power Balance Pavilion...
Under the rules of the new CBA, rookie scale contract extensions are going to become a lot more rare. They are going to be reserved for only the players most valued by their teams because it has now become such a big financial commitment.
The players drafted in 2009 have until October 31 to sign extensions with their teams or else they will become restricted free agents next summer...
((HT: News10 Sacramento))
This is not a joke- although the HQ wishes it was- then, we really could make fun of what lengths the city of Sacramento's businesses are going to go get publicity (or keep the Kings in town, one of the two...)
The HQ knew the arena in Sacramento as ARCO for the longest time when the Kings relocated from Kansas City. Then, it went to Sacramento...
Marcus Thornton made four 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Portland Trail Blazers 117-100 on Monday night.
DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Kings. Jason Brooks added 16 points, James Johnson had 12, and Jimmer Fredette and Tyreke Evans 11 each.
Cousins came off the bench midway through...