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It's hard to know what kind of team the Kings are going to be on the court this season. But off the court, in matters far more important than basketball, the Kings have played with honor and compassion.
Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie, left, smiles as Chuck Hayes talks to reporters.
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When the Sacramento Kings dropped the news that they were voiding the contract of recently-signed free agent center Chuck Hayes, it was depressing for multiple reasons, not the least of which was legitimate concern for the health of Hayes himself. But after seeking a second opinion and getting clearance to play, the story, for now,…
Chuck Hayes was talking about practice and couldn't have been happier.
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Hayes, left, and rookie Jimmer Fredette participate in the Kings' practice Saturday. Hayes was named the team's captain.
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Chuck Hayes, right, and Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie share a light moment during Saturday...
Mention some of DeMarcus Cousins' less-than-flattering statistics from last season and you won't hear any excuses for them.
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Center DeMarcus Cousins says he is determined to show improvement in several essential areas this season, his second with the Kings.
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DeMarcus Cousins is ejected against...
Usually NBA season previews are best read in October, back when football games hardly mattered, Midnight Madness was a few weeks away, and baseball was winding down. Perhaps with the last of the offseason's iced tea in hand, as you whiled away on a too-warm-for-the-season afternoon.
Well, pour yourself a glass of bull shot and tighten those mittens, because it's late-December...
Even if the Kings are much better than they were last season and we think they will be, given the maturation of Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins and the addition of Jimmer Fredette, John Salmons, J.J. Hickson and others they'll still be a long shot to make the playoffs this season.
The Cleveland Clinic spent a day with Chuck Hayes and declared his heart perfectly sound. Meanwhile, the Kings doctors had nearly a week with the guy and thought his heart was such a big worry his contract would have be voided, which it was. Now that he is back in a Kings uniform, with an extra million or so dollars in his pocket for his troubles, one big question is: will he...
Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: The Chuck Hayes' situation cost the Kings organization an estimated $1 million, but what price life? Geoff Petrie and Hayes are expected to provide details about recent developments later today, but even before hearing both parties' accounts about the veteran forward/center's medical results, brief retirement and second opinion...
Jerry Reynolds has seen just about everything when it comes to the Kings. Whether he was coaching, working in the front office or sitting courtside as the team's TV color analyst, Reynolds has seen a lot of Kings basketball.
First-round draft pick Jimmer Fredette gives the Kings a high-profile personality and perhaps that rare first-year player who can help turn the team...
The company buying bankrupt Power Balance LLC is talking with the Sacramento Kings about keeping the sports wristband marketer's name on the Kings' arena.
The return of Chuck Hayes continues to be big news surrounding the Kings as they prepare for their season-opening game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. Check out the multimedia presentation.
Chuck Hayes meets media after the free agent center was signed at Power Balance in Sacramento, Calif., December 09, 2011.
An obscure Southern California company won court approval Thursday to buy Power Balance LLC and will continue negotiating to keep the Power Balance name on the Sacramento Kings' arena.