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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...
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December 28, 2013  |  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...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings lose to Pelicans 113-100; Pelicans win behind 21-8 run to close game

The headline says it all. I happened to be at this game, and while it was happening in real time, I wasn't able to keep track of the game. But there is one sequence that I saw in real time happen, and the person to blame is ultimately DeMarcus Cousins. Now, he's not the only problem with this team, but he's one of the many reasons this team is not very successful right...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Assessing the Kings place after trading for Rudy Gay

There has been much talk about whether or not the Kings can afford Isaiah Thomas in the wake of the salary cap behemoth otherwise known as Rudy Gay's contract, how many shots Rudy Gay can take and still be effective, and, whether or not Jason Thompson is on the outs himself. Talk is cheap. Doing is important. That's the key single greatest takeaway I have from this trade...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Truth, vigilance, and the Kings blowing chunks on the basketball court......

Forgive me for a bit of cynicism. All of the intense harboring and belief that the KIngs have turned the corner has made me want to take a permanent residence next to a toilet. After all, there is so much ********* I can swallow before I can vomit incessantly. Which, naturally, reveals the contents of my stomach to be...wait for it......SACRAMENTO KINGS BASKETBALL! Gotcha. You...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Truth, vigilance, and the Kings blowing chunks on the basketball court......

Forgive me for a bit of cynicism. All of the intense harboring and belief that the KIngs have turned the corner has made me want to take a permanent residence next to a toilet. After all, there is so much ********* I can swallow before I can vomit incessantly. Which, naturally, reveals the contents of my stomach to be...wait for it......SACRAMENTO KINGS BASKETBALL! Gotcha. You...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings are close to completing a trade for Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans

As Ailene Voisin reported, the Kings and Pelicans are close to agreeing to a Sign and Trade deal that includes Tyreke Evans for Robin Lopez and Greivis Vasquez. There's just one problem: Actually completing the trade. Which is the point of the post. I don't agree with the trade, if it ends up happening, and if it ends up happening I'll comment then when I know more...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

How the Kings can re-sign Tyreke Evans, and acquire Andre Iguodala and Omer Asik

First, accept that I'm rosterbating. It's July 1, I'm bored, it's hotter than a ************ here (or it's just sort of still air which is weird), and well I'm still kind of bored. I can't take a walk and mumble to myself while staring at WASP's in Land Park. So here I am. Next, accept that I am hypothesizing that A) the Kings can work out a Sign...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings draft Ben McLemore at 7th overall; Ray McCallum at 36th overall

Well. Alrighty then. Yeah. I just wrote that. Get over it. Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum as the first two picks of the Vivek & Co. era. That's nothing if not anything but an asset collection as far as I can see.  Are either of those players automatically better than Tyreke Evans? No. What about Isaiah Thomas? I'd say McLemore of course is, but by how much...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings hire Pete D'Alessandro as GM

Well. Pete D'Alessandro is the next GM. Which, I don't mind telling you. is a pretty damn good deal. D'Alessandro has been in league front offices under Chris Mullin and the last 3 years under Masai Ujiri in Denver. And yes, Denver lost both D'Alessandro and Ujiri. (Which is a different matter entirely.) What does this mean for Sacramento? Well who knows. ...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Decisions make you with the roster start with the decisions you make elsewhere and the ...

As you can tell by the title, decisions are often complicated and are not necessarily just about one thing. The draft is a great example of one thing. You can tell a fan's priority by the argument they make. For instance, the argument about Trey Burke is that he's a solid pass first PG with star "potential." The Kings were 10th in total points scored, 19th in...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

A new era is upon us. Where do the Kings go from here with the roster?

I've been looking forward to this post for awhile. (Not really.) Where do the Kings go from here? With the news of Michael Malone being hired yesterday (or presumed to start the process of Malone being hired within the next few days), and with the news of the sale officially closing, and with the news of Vivek Ranadive purchasing the 7% stake that Chris Hansen declined to follow...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings hire Michael Malone to be the new head coach

Mike Malone. This is the new head coach ladies and gentleman. Like him, hate him, leave him, or don't. You can read Sam Amick's writeup at USA Today, or Ramona Shelburne's (of ESPN). Jason Jones also reports everything that Amick and Shelburne have said. Adrian Wojnarowski said that Malone plans on bringing in his father as an assistant. My opinion? I'm all...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings drop to 7th overall pick in June Draft

Well. Another year. Another apocalypse on Twitter, message boards and the like because the Kings didn't get the #1 pick. There is no controversy in the Kings getting a great player because, hell, what if they aren't that many great players in this draft to get? Also, don't you know the Kings are supposed to suck forever while we sell out anyway? This is what we wanted...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

So what do the Kings do now?

Where do the Kings go from here? Who does Vivek Ranadive hire as a GM to replace Geoff Petrie? Who do the Kings hire to replace the almost certainly fired Keith Smart? Do they go analytical? Do they do other things with their front office? Who is their franchise player? Do they have a franchise player? What kind of cap room do the Kings have? What does the draft offer in terms of...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA's Relocation Committee Recommends 12-0 to vote against relocation to Seattle

In case you haven't noticed yet, that means the committee, that by most estimation has the recommendation that guides the other owners (after all that's why it's a committee) just voted against relocation to Seattle. To be clear, what this is a recommendation to not relocate. The committee of 12 voted unanimously to deny relocation. This has nothing to do with the...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings lose to the Clippers 112-108

Normally I'd break down the game, and what went right, wrong etc, etc etc. Who cares? Tonight was about the end of an era, and barring a really stupid decision by the Board of Governors in New York a couple of weeks from now, perhaps the last game ever in Sacramento. You know what? I don't care. There was the game and here is the boxscore. Have fun with it. ...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

"THIS IS OUR TEAM" -- 30 Second Commercial Spot

This is the commercial that is already running in Times Square in New York City, that New York City, yes, that New York City. Partake, and enjoy. And then watch it over and over and over.  
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Term Sheet is out, yippee!!! What's in it?

There is a term sheet. So there is that. Now it's onto the bid, which, if you believe David Stern and I do not, Stern said he expected the variances in bid (i.e. more money from the Sac bid) to be eliminated. In otherwords: We're not making the Maloofs take less money for what they sold the team for.  Are the Sacramento Kings worth 525 million in Sacramento? Probably...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vivek Ranadive is part of the new potential Kings ownership group

Rather than going on and on, I'll just say that the announcement of Ranadive has come in place of an announced term sheet that the city was hoping to have by today. However, let me state a few things that are important. One is that the term sheet doesn't need to be released, technically, until Tuesday at 6pm. Which, in case you're wondering, is when the council meeting...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

How Aaron Brooks being waived effects the Kings salary cap picture moving forward

Well, this is going to be what it's going to be. A lot of geeky numbers blah blah blah, so if you're bored skip it. Otherwise, stick around for what people might bother to tell you in April (assuming the Kings are in Sacramento by the end of the month that is). So I'm going to address a few things, One is set-off, one is how the cap picture now looks after Brooks...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings notes

It's been too long since I last wrote so I thought I'd release some bits of info and thoughts on the various topics of recent days. First, last night, Mayor Kevin Johnson reported his whales to be Mark Mastrov and Ron Burkle. He also reported that Mitch Richmond would be a minority investor among the 25 or so that eventually came forward. There was also a note of corporate...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

More thoughts post Thomas Robinson trade

Rather than pointing out the obvious and saying the Maloofs are cheap pieces of craptastic amphibious lowlife ****, I'll just leave them out of this. We know they are worthless. Yesterday proved it yet again. The NBA was thrilled to hear they "agree" to sell the team to Hansen because if nothing else it illustrates one thing: They will have to sell to whomever the NBA...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

More thoughts post Thomas Robinson trade

Rather than pointing out the obvious and saying the Maloofs are cheap pieces of craptastic amphibious lowlife ****, I'll just leave them out of this. We know they are worthless. Yesterday proved it yet again. The NBA was thrilled to hear they "agree" to sell the team to Hansen because if nothing else it illustrates one thing: They will have to sell to whomever the NBA...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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