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Every NBA Three-Point Contest winner

4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' unleash a cute dog as their (temporary) social media manager

Something strange and awesome happened over the weekend in Sacramento. When the Kings played the Pacers on Saturday night, they put a dog in charge of their social media channels.The confusing campaign, led by a corgi named Minnie and her owner Kevin Chiu, was called #CorgiTakeover and was not just limited to Twitter. Minnie was featured on all social media channels (including Instagram...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the NBA's Top 25 all-time leaders in free throw percentage

Can you name the Top 25 career leaders in free throw percentage in the NBA?
22 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the NBA's Three-Point Contest

The Three-Point Contest has been a part of the NBA All-Star Game weekend since the 1985-86 season. Can you name every winner? Note: The 1998-99 game was cancelled due to the lockout.    
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons hold off Nets for third straight victory

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons pulled away at the beginning of the fourth quarter for their third straight victory, 103-89 over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.Reggie Jackson had 23 points and eight assists for Detroit, and Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and 13 rebounds. The Pistons played without forward Marcus...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Basketball Hall of Fame alters eligibility rule

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is expected to shorten its eligibility timeline, allowing some players to be inducted earlier than expected.As it currently stands, a player must wait five full NBA seasons after retirement to become eligibility, but the new rule change would require a player to wait five calendar years instead. The new rule change is expected to have an immediate...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: NBA players who have made 200+ 3-pt FGs in a single season

Thirty-one different players have made at least 200 or more 3-pointers in a single season 44 times heading into the 2015 NBA season. How many can you name? Season and team given below ('2T' indicates a player played for two different teams that season).
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Sacramento Kings 2001-02 roster

In the 2001-02 season, the Sacramento Kings won the Pacific Division for the first time and famously took the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers to seven games in the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Can you name all 12 members of Sacramento's roster that season?
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Skiles Discusses Mario Hezonja-Peja Stojakovic Comparison at Practice

I had to ask it. Since Orlando Magic #5 Draft pick Mario Hezonja became a series top-ten prospect, you can look all over the internet and see all the Peja Stojakovic comparisons that exist. Well why not ask the guy who is coaching the 20-year-old Hezonja, but who also played and coached a 19-year-old Peja over in Thessaloniki, Greece for PAOK in ’96-’97? So I asked Scott Skiles...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Peja Stojakovic Hired By Kings For Front Office Position

Peja Stojakovic has been hired as the Sacramento Kings' director of player personnel and development. Stojakovic also will be the general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate. Stojakovic played nearly eight seasons for the Kings after being drafted 14th in 1996. He averaged 18.3 points and played in three All-Star Games.
Via RealGM
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings VP of basketball operations Divac adds general manager title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Vlade Divac has added the title of general manager of the Sacramento Kings. The Kings announced Monday that Divac will serve as vice president of basketball operations and general manager. Divac was hired in March as vice president of basketball and franchise operations. The Kings also announced that Mike Bratz will be assistant general manager, Roland Beech...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Divac adds title of GM of Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Vlade Divac has added the title of general manager of the Sacramento Kings. The Kings announced Monday that Divac will serve as vice president of basketball operations and general manager. Divac was hired in March as vice president of basketball and franchise operations. The Kings also announced that Mike Bratz will be assistant general manager, Roland Beech...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 'No truth' to Hedo Turkoglu-to-Kings rumors

The Kings are still looking to fill another roster spot and reports started to fly around that they could bring in Hedo Turkoglu to act in that role.It made sense. Turk was a teammate of Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic back in the early 2000s with Sacramento. Apparently, that might not be true, though.Reports surfaced over the weekend that Turkoglu, who has played 997 career games...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings meeting with former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks

Bobby Marks has spent the past month or so becoming one of NBA Twitter's must-follows. Before that, though, he actually had a basketball career, as assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets. Clearly, Marks' intellect spewing on Twitter is part of a ploy to get back into the game, showing off exactly how much he knows and how well he knows it. Apparently, the Sacramento Kings...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings extend offer of front-office job to Peja Stojakovic

The Kings front office is still in flux. Dean Oliver is out. Jason Levien is weirdly consulting (watch out for that, by the by considering Vlade Divac got pretty much the same gig before owner Vivek Ranadive forced Pete D'Alessandro out with a demotion and a Divac full-time hire). Now, Vlade is extending an offer to one of his buddies. From ESPN's Marc Stein:We shouldn't have been...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings Offer Peja Stojakovic Role In Front Office

The Sacramento Kings have offered Peja Stojakovic a full-time position in their front office, according to sources. Vlade Divac has reportedly asked Stojakovic to leave Europe and join the Kings in a player personnel role. Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey was retired by the Kings in December. He attended summer league in Las Vegas with the Kings in a consulting role to Divac earlier this...
Via RealGM
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Missing Rings: The 2002 Sacramento Kings

Background: After a 55 win season in 2001 the Sacramento Kings looked to take the next big leap and bring home a Championship to the City of Trees. Yet after a season that saw them swept by their hated in state rivals the Los Angeles Lakers four games to none in the semifinals, GM Geoff Petrie shook up the core of the team’s foundation in the off season. Petrie would trade fan...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Kings owner Vivek Ranadive looks ridiculous wearing virtual reality goggles

We know Vivek Ranadive already has a warped view of reality. So, why the heck does he need these? That picture came at Las Vegas Summer League, where basically the entire Kings organization showed up on a whim Monday. Vlade Divac, DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, Caron Butler, George Karl, Kosta Koufos and former Sacramento great Peja Stojakovic made appearances. The Kings have had...
Via Fox Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: The one and only

In every draft there is hype on a basketball player from Europe. Sometimes teams invest in these guys and it pays off (Peja Stojakovic). Other times it can be traumatizing as buying a hefty amount of stock in GM in 2009 and watch it plummet into bankruptcy before your very eyes (Darko Milicic). Fortunately, the Dallas Mavericks have been basting in the sunshine ever since 1998 when...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

1996 Golden Generation Illustrations

The 1996 NBA Draft was packed with crazy good talent like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Derek Fisher and Peja Stojakovic. That group alone produced one Rookie of the Year, four MVP, 12 NBA championship rings, 51 all-star appearances and that’s just for starters. In this piece by San C from China, the golden generation draftees get a well...
Via Hooped Up
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Retire Peja Stojakovic’s Jersey

Yesterday former Sacramento Kings small forward Peja Stojakovic had his number 16 retired by the team he helped make lovable in the 90’s at halftime. Per the Sac Bee: “This is an unbelievable moment for me and family,” Stojakovic said during the ceremony. During his four year run with the Kings Stojakovic was a feared shooter that was selected as a all-star three times. His...
Via Hooped Up
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Peja Stojakovic’s No. 16 Jersey to be retired on Dec. 16th

The 2001-02 Sacramento Kings were one of the most entertaining teams to never win an NBA championship.  Serbian forward Peja Stojakovic was one of the key players during the Kings’ phenomenal run to the Western Conference finals. In eight seasons with the Kings, he averaged 18.3 points per game and put together a total of […] The post Peja Stojakovic’s No. 16 Jersey to be...
Via Champs Nation
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings to retire Peja Stojakovic’s jersey

The Sacramento Kings had some very good runs in the early 2000s, and those runs were led by Mike Bibby, Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, and sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic. The team will keep the memory of Stojakovic forever, as they announced today that they would retire his No. 16 jersey. The Sacramento Kings announced today that […]
Via Full Scale Sports
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings to retire Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey on Dec. 16

  The Sacramento Kings are planning to retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey. The Kings announced Tuesday that Stojakovic's jersey will be retired when they host Oklahoma City on Dec. 16. He joins Vlade Divac (21), Chris Webber (4) and Mitch Richmond (2) as the only players to have their jerseys retired by the Kings since the franchise moved from Kansas City in 1985. Sacramento...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacremento Kings to retire Peja Stojakovic's number

With all the great players that graced NBA courts throughout the late '90's and early 2000's, Peja Stojakovic is one name that often gets overlooked, but damn did Peja produce in his prime. He is Sacremento's second leading scorer all-time, behind only the recently hall-of-fame enshrined Mitch Richmond, and he finished fourth in MVP voting in 2004.Stojakovic was a central piece to...
Via Around the Arc
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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