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Kings measuring success on 'wins and losses'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago. On the court, the progress of the team's rebuilding project is more difficult to measure. The ownership group, led by Silicon Valley software tycoon...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 teams/30 days preview: Sacramento Kings

Coach Michael Malone still has a lot to prove. The Kings didn't have tons of talent, so he can't entirely be blamed for a less-than-average season. But they weren't always organized, either. This is a key season when it comes to evaluating the second-year coach. Centers DeMarcus Cousins is the most offensively gifted center in the NBA. He can score, pass and shoot with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings optimistic changes will translate into wins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Pete D'Alessandro pondered how he felt about the roster he assembled for the Sacramento Kings training camp by doing an exercise in his office this week. On one side of his whiteboard, the Kings general manager wrote out the depth chart he had at this time last year. On the other, he listed the current roster. There was little resemblance. Just five players...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Teams will now have an 8-Day All-Star Break

(Photo Credit via Jason Thompson)                                                                                                                                                        The NBA All-Star break is one of excitement, spectacular competitions, but not really a vacation for the athletes.  Normally...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Sacramento Kings: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… There hasn’t been much positive to say about the Kings for the years. Under Rick Adelman in the early 00s they were an exciting young team with players like Mike Bibby, Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic and veracious fans that I personally loved to watch. Then their roster...
Via HoopStuff
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Pursuing Josh Smith

The Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons are discussing a trade involving Josh Smith. The Kings would have to give up Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams or Jason Terry in exchange for Smith, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Both parties are searching for a third team to make this trade... The post Kings Pursuing Josh Smith appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings, Pistons Discussing Trade For Josh Smith

It seems Greg Monroe may actually be important to the Detroit Pistons.  Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that the Kings and Pistons are having strong discussions about a trade centered around Josh Smith. Talks have centered around Jason Thompson and either Derrick Williams or Jason Terry to the Pistons for Smith. As ESPN.com reported last month, Detroit and Sacramento have engaged...
Via Thacover2
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings, Pistons Discussing Trade For Josh Smith

It seems Greg Monroe may actually be important to the Detroit Pistons.  Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that the Kings and Pistons are having strong discussions about a trade centered around Josh Smith. Talks have centered around Jason Thompson and either Derrick Williams or Jason Terry to the Pistons for Smith. As ESPN.com reported last month, Detroit and Sacramento have engaged...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings, Pistons Continue To Discuss Josh Smith Trade

The Sacramento Kings continue to pursue a trade for Josh Smith with the Detroit Pistons. The Kings are attempting to find a third team to engage in trade talks to help facilitate the deal. Talks have centered around Jason Thompson and either Derrick Williams or Jason Terry to the Pistons for Smith. Skeptics question whether the Kings could gamble on trying to fit Smith in alongside...
Via RealGM
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings, Pistons Discuss Josh Smith Trade

The Sacramento Kings have discussed a trade for Josh Smith with the Detroit Pistons. The Kings could send Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams as part of a trade package for Smith. Rajon Rondo has also been a target of interest for the Kings, who is a close friend of Smith.
Via RealGM
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Willing to Trade for Kevin Love Even If He Doesn’t Re-Sign

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Sacramento Kings are willing to trade for All-Star forward Kevin Love and they would make a deal even if there is no assurance from Love that he would re-sign with the team. The Kings are willing to give up their 8th overall pick in this year’s NBA draft along with a number of trade assets. This is a huge gamble by Sacramento. It would be amazing...
Via The Sideline
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Deron Williams breaks Jason Thompson's ankles

The 2014 season has not been friendly overall to Nets star point guard Deron Williams. However, a season that has been consistently plagued by injuries and disappointment has turned around a bit for Williams, who has really come on since the all-star break. This is a case of deja vu, as Williams had a very similar showing just last season. With the new spring in his step, Williams...
Via New York Sports-Kings
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Have Just Four Players Remaining From Maloof Era

The Sacramento Kings have almost entirely turned over their roster over the past year under new general manager Pete D'Alessandro. The overhaul continued in February with the departures of Marcus Thornton and Jimmer Fredette, two players acquired during the ownership of the Maloof family. DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Travis Outlaw and Jason Thompson are the only players remaining...
Via RealGM
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Express Interest In Pierre Jackson, Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson

The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in acquiring the draft rights of Pierre Jackson. Jackson is playing in the D-League and his draft rights are owned by the New Orleans Pelicans. Jackson is averaging 29.1 points and 6.2 assists with the Idaho Stampede. The Cavaliers have also discussed a trade for Marcus Thornton or Jason Thompson from the Sacramento Kings.
Via RealGM
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings to be buyers at trade deadline

The Kings are on a seven-game losing streak and sit in last place in the Western Conference, 11 and a half games out of the final playoff spot. Still, that’s not stopping them from seeking upgrades at the trade deadline, according to Chad Ford’s “Tank Rank” piece for ESPN Insider. Ford hears the Kings are looking to acquire talent rather than sell it off as they attempt a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Rudy Gay gametime decision versus Jazz

The Sacramento Kings lost to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday by the score of 125-117.  The loss was the Kings' third in a row and dropped them to 15-28, tied for last in the Pacific Division.  The Kings played without Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins.  As reported by Jason Jones at sacbee.com, Rudy Gay sat out with strained Achilles but left with the team for Utah.  The Kings...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Boards-N-Blocks: Wonder Twin Powers Activate

Yeah, I think about the Thompson Twins. They sang one of the 1980s most epic cheese ballads. And yeah, I think about the Minnesota Twins, specifically the 1987 Minnesota Twins, who were one of the raddest teams ever, especially on RBI Baseball. And what was the deal with the Wonder Twins? Who decided to come up with superheroes where one could turn into animals and the other forms...
Via Razzball Basketball
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Player Grades & Team Grades vs New Orleans Pelicans

Sacramento Kings players grades vs New Orleans Pelicans: Starting lineup:  DeMarcus Cousins –  A+ Great game for DeMarcus Cousins, he was on triple double watch, but early foul trouble prevented that from happening. Game stats: 18 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, three steals, and four blocks.  Jason Thompson – A+ Great game for Jason Thompson, he played great on both ends...
Via KC Sports Ninja
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Thunder Move To 10-0 Against The Kings In OKC

I’m not sure what exactly it is. I know we have one of those atmospheres that even jazzes up visiting teams from time to time. It’s been well documented that even opposing NBA players appreciate the passion that emanates from Chesapeake Energy Arena. I see how that could backfire, if our passion fired up the wrong team. I could very easily envision certain NBA players who would...
Via KC Sports Ninja
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Player Grades & Team Grades Vs Memphis Grizzlies

Sacramento Kings player grades vs Memphis Grizzlies: Starting Lineup: DeMarcus Cousins: B-  DeMarcus Cousins put up 22 points & 17 rebounds, but shot 30% from the field, while also tallying five fouls. He did shoot 10 for 13, from the free throw line, which is impressive for a big man. DeMarcus Cousins needs go up strong all the time in the paint, it’s really effecting his...
Via KC Sports Ninja
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Conley leads Grizzlies past Kings 91-90

Mike Conley had 25 points and six assists, then grabbed possession of a jump ball in the final 2 seconds to help the Memphis Grizzlies secure a 91-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Courtney Lee added 17 points for Memphis, which won its season-best fifth straight. Marc Gasol, in his third game back after missing 23 games with a knee injury, finished with 16 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies slip past Kings at home, rise above .500 again

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Conley had 25 points and six assists, then grabbed possession of a jump ball in the final two seconds to help the Memphis Grizzlies secure a 91-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Courtney Lee added 17 points for Memphis, which won its season-best fifth straight. Marc Gasol, in his third game back after missing 23 games with a knee injury...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith for Jason Thompson? Makes Sense in My World

J.R. Smith for Jason Thompson On the surface you would say who the heck is going to ever trade for a guy like J.R. Smith? But we all know that there is a team out there that will make a trade to acquire the unpredictable Smith. If only the Knicks could trade to themselves, because we all know that the Knicks are usually on the other end of this deal; taking on bad contracts and...
Via Knickswag
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings beat Miami Heat: Win in OT 108-103

This was, all things considered, a pretty important game for this team if you are hoping for better improved play over the long term. There were some positive signs, some negative things (too many turnovers) and the reality that Miami just wasn't very good last night.  All these things happen. But, something else happened last night that needs to be remembered: The Kings...
Via Evil Cowtown
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings look to trade Jason Thompson

The Kings had a logjam in their backcourt with Isaiah Thomas, Greivous Vasquez, Ben McLemore, Marcus Thornton, and John Salmons. Then they traded Vasquez and Salmons Sunday in the Rudy Gay trade, but after acquiring Derrick Williams earlier this month, now they're looking at a logjam down low. So the Kings have decided to move another power forward on their roster. Next up?...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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