KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kings’ draft pick Georgios Papagiannis’ father argues with media on Twitter

While the Sacramento Kings’ selection of Georgios Papagiannis 13th overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft provoked plenty of criticism from media and even an apparent subtweet from Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins, Papagiannis has one notable person in his corner; his very opinionated father. SI’s Luke Winn profiled Papagiannis last year and included comments from his father, Kanellos...
Via Awful Announcing
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cousins: draft night tweet about ‘a hot sculpting class’

If only DeMarcus Cousins was as good at lying as he is in the low post. After creating a small stir by seemingly express displeasure with the Kings’ moves on draft night with a conveniently-timed subtweet, Cousins tried his best to set the record straight on Friday, albeit jestingly so. The All-Star center told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that the tweet had nothing to do...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Social Media on the Sacramento Kings Draft Performance

The Sacramento Kings concluded their draft last night, and as a result, they were able to pick up five new players for their team. These players are Georgios Papagiannis, Malachi Richardson, Skal Labissiere, Isaiah Cousins, and Bogdan Bogdanović. Throughout last night, many people in the Sacramento Kings community certainly expressed their thoughts on how Vlade […] Social Media...
Via A Royal Pain
5 hours ago

DeMarcus Cousins: Draft night tweet about ‘hot sculpting class’

Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins used his Twitter account during the NBA Draft in such a way that is seemed obvious he was not pleased with his team’s strategy. We covered that angle when his message hit social media, and it was hard to argue with him for feeling frustrated by what Sacramento did during the draft. But not so fast. Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated spoke...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac says he would like to have Rajon Rondo back next season

The Sacramento Kings have a lot a bigs. The Sacramento Kings do not have a lot of point guards. Rajon Rondo is a free agent. The Sacramento Kings backcourt looks pretty shallow at the moment. Darren Collison has legal issues, the future of the inexperienced, restricted free agent Seth Curry is still uncertain and Rajon Rondo is a free agent. After missing on the point guards in...
Via Sactown Royalty
9 hours ago

DeMarcus Cousins subtweets the Kings after No.13 pick

DeMarcus Cousins is known for not just being a great basketball player, but also being fantastic on social media. This came up once again Thursday during the NBA draft. The Sacramento Kings originally had the No. 8 pick in the draft but traded it to Phoenix for a package including the 13th overall pick. With that selection, the Kings drafted Georgios Papagiannis, an 18-year-old...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking for the Big Picture

The Kings' draft did not inspire confidence that they know what they are doing The Sacramento Kings entered last night's NBA Draft in an unenviable situation. They had the eighth overall pick, sitting at the tail end of the draft's second tier of prospects. In desperate need of help in the backcourt, the Kings needed things to fall into place perfectly to nab one of those coveted...
Via Sactown Royalty
10 hours ago

WATCH: Kings Select Isaiah Cousins

With the 59th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select Isaiah Cousins.
Via YouTube
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Recapping the Draft Madness

The NBA Draft was in session this evening, and it was pivotal for the Sacramento Kings to have a successful day in their draft room. Let’s just say it got interesting… Throughout the draft, and even before, the Kings front office made some noise in the NBA world, and were able to add some talent […] Sacramento Kings: Recapping the Draft Madness - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain...
Via A Royal Pain
19 hours ago

WATCH: Kings Select Georgios Papagiannis

With the 13th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select Georgios Papagiannis.
Via YouTube
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins seems frustrated by Kings’ draft pick

The Sacramento Kings had a busy first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, but did they have a good one? DeMarcus Cousins does not seem to think so. Lord give me the strength — DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016 This is a real problem. The Kings’ 2015-16 season wasn’t exactly harmonious. Getting rid of George Karl seemed to be a step towards appeasing the superstar...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings draft Georgios Papagiannis

Leave it to Sacramento to take the surprise pick. How does the Greek big man fit with the Kings? The Player: Georgios Papagiannis was last year’s hot name as a college prospect, but the Greek center elected to stay overseas for another year and then declare directly for the draft. An intelligent player who can shoot from the midrange as well as pass, Papagiannis fills out his...
Via The Lottery Mafia
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings take Greek center Papagiannis after trading down

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac had a busy draft night Thursday, trading the rights to eighth pick Marquese Chriss and backup guard Marco Belinelli in two separate deals that gave the rebuilding Kings three first-round picks. The Kings got the 13th and 28th picks, along with a future second-round pick and the rights to Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Royal Roundtable: Thoughts on the Sacramento Kings New Uniforms

A Royal Pain is back with it’s Royal Roundtable Discussion. If you are new to the site or need a refresher, these articles start off with a topic that pertains with the Sacramento Kings. The members of A Royal Pain then give their insights on the topic and can choose to debate with other members […] A Royal Roundtable: Thoughts on the Sacramento Kings New Uniforms - A Royal Pain...
Via A Royal Pain
1 day ago

The Kings Are Getting “Completely Shunned” By NBA Draft Prospects’ Agents

What’s the one NBA team no potential draftee wants to get selected by?  It appears to be the Sacramento Kings.  ESPN NBA Draft expert Chad Ford is reporting that Sacramento has only been able to get one prospect ranked in his top 30 – Wade Baldwin, a point guard out of Vanderbilt – in for a workout. Ford also says that the Kings weren’t able to get medical reports on most...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: NBA Draft Prospects Talk Kings

Hear from Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray, Denzel Valentine and Dejounte Murray as they discuss their potential fit with the Kings.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CK Nation: Rudy Gay joins the show, mock draft, and holy cow moments

In the first segment, Leo Beas releases his mock draft. He breaks down who he believes the Sacramento Kings will draft at #8. In the second segment, Rudy Gay joins the show over the phone to discuss various topics. In the final segment, we show this weeks #HolyCow moments. If you have a Holy Cow moment you would like to share use the #HolyCow on any of our social media platforms...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Caron Butler to opt in with Kings for 2016-17

Caron Butler has decided he’d like to spend another year in Sacramento. The 14-year veteran has exercised his player option for 2016-17, which will pay him $1.5 million next season, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. Butler had said he was waiting to see who the Kings would hire as head coach to decide if he’ll play next season. He must have liked the hiring of former Memphis...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings ‘praying’ Hield falls to them at No. 8

The Sacramento Kings are facing a pretty extensive rebuild of their team, and they reportedly have someone in mind with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Kings are “praying” that Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield is there for them with the 8th pick, and both GM Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive are extremely high on the player. Hield projects as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sacramento Kings Guard Ben McLemore Challenges NBA's Top Dunkers With 'Half-Court Swish Dunk'

When Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore came out of Kansas in 2013, he was considered to be a shooter and a leaper. McLemore has a solid jump shot. During his college career, he shot 34.6 percent from 3. He's also a dunker. Competing in the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, he did a dunk called the Shaq-Lemore, in which he jumped over Shaquille O'Neal for an emphatic slam. RELATED...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings unveil new uniforms

The Sacramento Kings have a new logo and will be playing in a new arena next season. Whether or not that’ll affect their team chemistry remains to be seen, but the team has also decided to give their uniforms a more simple, sleek look as well. Here’s a first look at what each of the four versions looks like. New logos equal new uniforms: Kings unveil four looks for 2016–17...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings tease new uniforms that have been leaked by NBA2K

The Sacramento Kings are going through somewhat of a rebrand this offseason, after they unveiled five new logos back in April. The assortments of logos looked great, and have fans in Sacramento excited for what lies ahead, especially with the opening of their new arena, the Golden 1 Center. Tuesday, the team released a Vine featuring Willie Cauley-Stein where he’s trying on the...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo on Kings’ drama: ‘There were too many distractions’

It sure does look like Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo will not be back in California’s capital city after testing the free-agent waters this summer. Rondo sounded off on the dysfunction that we all saw during the Kings’ disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Needless to say, it doesn’t bode well for Sacramento’s hopes of retaining the top-flight point guard. “There were...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo believes tension led to Sacramento Kings’ failure this season

With a decade in the NBA, point guard Rajon Rondo has seen just about everything he thought possible. Then he stepped foot in the locker room for the Sacramento Kings this past season, and things took a different turn. The 10-year veteran admitted that the internal tension within the organization as a whole led to a team that failed to live up to expectations in 2015-16. In an interview...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins makes Olympic team for Rio

DeMarcus Cousins will be representing the US at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer, trying to win gold for the country as a member of the Olympic basketball team. Word came out on Friday that the Sacramento Kings center was told he earned a spot on the Olympic team: Kings' DeMarcus Cousins has been told he has earned a roster spot on USA Basketball's 2016 Rio Olympics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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