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A couple of months ago, it looked like the Sacramento Kings were going to be heading up to the Pacific Northwest but thanks to a nice last-second save by Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and new owner Vivek Ranadive, it appears the team will be staying for years to come.
In one of the more unique stories from night one of the Kings staying in Sacramento, Sacramento Bee reporter Jason Jones detailed the story of one female fan who had to deal with a unique situation being a therapist in the area:
When NBA Commissioner David Stern made his grand entrance, literally walking down the purple carpet outside the security desk, some of the fans chanted his name. One longtime fan, who was holding photos of Kings players and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson shouted, “Thank you, Commissioner. You’re our hero!” I approached her a few minutes later to hear more of her thoughts, and was given an earful. Joyce Dovelli, 55, a licensed family therapist, swears the Kings uncertain future contributed to domestic discord. “A lot of people who came in were stressed out about the Kings leaving,” she said. When I asked, ‘Are you kidding?’ she grinned, then replied, “Actually, no.”
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The Sacramento Kings have elected not to pick up their 14-15 option on Jimmer Fredette. Fredette would have been due $3.1 million if the Kings exercised the option. Fredette was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft ahead of Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard and Iman Shumpert. Fredette will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
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The Kings declined their $3.1 million option on Fredette's contract for the 14-15 season on Thursday.
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