Found April 02, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Kings rookie guard Ray McCallum plays in the NBA as if his father, Ray Sr., is still coaching him. “Playing for my father the last three years (at Detroit Mercy), my whole life he was always on me about turning the ball over,” McCallum said. “He’d take me out of games in college last year if I turned the ball over.” That might explain why McCallum has been so careful with the ball during his first NBA season. McCallum has played more than 40 minutes in four consecutive games while Isaiah Thomas recovers from a right quadriceps contusion, accelerating McCallum’s learning curve. During the four games, he’s been more aggressive on offense without the excessive turnovers committed by most rookies. In the four starts, McCallum has averaged 45.2 minutes, 15.3 points, 7.0 assists and just 1.8 turnovers, and in the last two games he has 18 assists and just three turnovers. “He protects the ball and he makes good decisions,” Kings coach Michael Malone said. “Whether it’s being a coach’s so

NBA Rumors: Isaiah Thomas hopes to remain with the Sacramento Kings

It is hard to believe he was the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.Image by: Mike via Wikimedia CommonsThe Sacramento Kings hope they can re-sign Rudy Gay but they also have to worry about Isaiah Thomas who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Gay is expected to opt out of his contract to become a free agent and the only way the Kings can retain him is by offering and paying...

Kings announce first-ever co-branded, nickname jersey sponsorship

In the team’s continued effort to create unique and innovative partnerships, the Sacramento Kings and Pizza Guys, in conjunction with Isaiah Thomas, are excited to reveal that the team’s point guard will debut the League’s first-ever co-branded, nickname jersey this Sunday, as the Kings host the Dallas Mavericks. “Led by Vivek, our organization’s mantra is to be leaders...

April Fools! DeMarcus Cousins is not releasing an R&B album (video)

On Sunday, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins announced via his Instagram account that he was all set to release an R&B album. Cousins revealed the supposed album would be released under the name of his musical alter ego, Boogie Smooth (Boogie Cousins is his NBA nickname). The title of the album allegedly was “Misunderstood.” A […] The post April Fools! DeMarcus Cousins...

Bollywood beats Hollywood as Ray McCallum has yet another big game in 107-102 victory

It was a fun night of basketball at Sleep Train Arena Wednesday night as the Kings beat the Lakers for the first and only time this season in what was dubbed "Bollywood Night". The arena was brightly decorated with multicolored shirts, Indian music and dancing occurred throughout and Rudy Gay briefly became Shiva, destroyer of worlds. The Lakers were able to keep the...

Rudy Gay sorting through options about next season

He says he has not made a decision on the $19.3 million on the table or whether he wants to remain with the Kings at any price. He has so not made a decision, Rudy Gay insists, that he is asked to list a couple factors that will go into the final call and responds, “I don’t know.” It is long after another loss at Sleep Train Arena, this time to the Knicks, in a near-empty...

Kings Announce NBA’s First Ever Co-Branding Sponsorship

The NBA is usually ahead of the sporting curve when it comes to innovative ways to brand the league and make money and the Sacramento Kings are proof (although, that doesn’t mean they’re always good ideas). Apparently, Isaiah Thomas of […]

Cousins takes over in Kings’ victory over Pelicans

The Kings on Monday night had just had one of those quarters that have doomed them all season. After a good start, Sacramento looked out of sorts defensively in the second quarter. Its lead and momentum were gone. That’s when DeMarcus Cousins took over. Cousins bullied his way through New Orleans’ front line, and rookie Ray McCallum came through in the fourth quarter to help...

DeMarcus Cousins tries to play piano as Boogie Smooth

Yesterday on TNLP, we noted that Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins played an April Fools Joke on us by announcing an R&B album under the album title, “Misunderstood”. If you happened to wonder if DeMarcus could sing or play the piano as Boogie Cousins, we have the proof in the below video: Cheers to you, Boogie Smooth! *** Cousins image courtesy of Getty Images

Gay, McCallum lead Kings past Lakers, 107-102

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Rudy Gay scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Ray McCallum had 27 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 on Wednesday night.

Reggie Evans Fined $15,000 By NBA for Elbow to Anthony Davis

The NBA has fined Reggie Evans $15,000 for his elbow shot to Anthony Davis’ face in the third quarter of the Sacramento Kings-New Orleans Pelicans game on March 31. NBA President Rod Thorn made the announcement in a press release on April 1. During the game, the Evans was charged with Flagrant 2 foul, resulting in his ejection. The post Reggie Evans Fined $15,000 By NBA for Elbow...

Reggie Evans fined $15K for elbowing Anthony Davis in the face

Reggie Evans earned a flagrant-two foul and an ejection for leading with his elbow and clobbering Anthony Davis in the face on Monday, and a day later, he’s earned a $15,000 fine from the league office.

Reggie Evans Fined $15K By NBA For Elbow To Anthony Davis' Face

Reggie Evans was fined $15,000 for elbowing Anthony Davis in the face, the NBA announced Tuesday. The foul on Evans, which was a Flagrant 2 and resulted in his ejection, occurred with 1:03 remaining in the third quarter of the Sacramento Kings' 102-97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Seattle investor group remains focused on NBA

SEATTLE (AP) The investor who attempted to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle says his investment group is solely focused on pursuing the NBA and is not interested in owning an NHL franchise.
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