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Kings-Nets Preview

The Sacramento Kings are hoping to find a rhythm again with DeMarcus Cousins healthy, but they need to get back to playing better defense. Though the Brooklyn Nets have Deron Williams and Brook Lopez back from injuries, neither is playing up to expectations. Sacramento looks to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a month Monday night when it visits Brooklyn. The...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cousins scores 39 to lead Kings past Knicks in overtime

  DeMarcus Cousins scored nine of his season-high 39 points in overtime in his return from a stomach ailment, and the Sacramento Kings handed the New York Knicks their seventh straight loss, 135-129 on Saturday night. Rudy Gay scored 29 points and Darren Collison added 27 points, 10 assists and a tiebreaking 3-pointer late in overtime for the slumping Kings. Sacramento had lost...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knicks-Kings Preview

The Sacramento Kings have had their share of trouble finding victories this season. When DeMarcus Cousins sits out, that task has become nearly impossible. The Kings may be without their star forward once again Saturday night when they host the lowly New York Knicks. Cousins missed Sacramento's 115-106 loss to Phoenix on Friday with the stomach flu. The illness is unrelated to Cousins...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suns outlast Kings for 5th straight win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Marcus Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Isaiah Thomas keyed the decisive run against his former team and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the short-handed Sacramento Kings 115-106 on Friday night for their fifth straight win. In his first game back in Sacramento, Thomas led an 18-7 spurt to start the fourth quarter that put Phoenix up by 15. The former Kings...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns outlast Kings for 5th straight win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Marcus Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Isaiah Thomas keyed the decisive run against his former team and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the short-handed Sacramento Kings 115-106 on Friday night for their fifth straight win. In his first game back in Sacramento, Thomas led an 18-7 spurt to start the fourth quarter that put Phoenix up by 15. The former Kings...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Cousins sits out vs. Suns with stomach flu

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is sitting out against the Phoenix Suns with the stomach flu. The Kings listed Cousins as out Friday night because of gastroenteritis. Interim coach Tyrone Corbin says the stomach bug is unrelated to the illness that sidelined Cousins for nearly a month. Cousins sat out 10 games with viral meningitis before playing...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Heslip May Sign Overseas

Brady Heslip is considering leaving the D-League to sign overseas. The Sacramento Kings were giving serious consideration to calling up Heslip from the Reno Bighorns prior to Mike Malone's dismissal. Heslip is the D-League's leading scorer this season with 27.9 points per game.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay finishes with ferocious slam dunk over three Lakers

On the way to a Sacramento Kings victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-101, Rudy Gay did something pretty disrespectful. Look at Gay throw down the vicious slam in Laker traffic: That’s a throwdown right around three Los Angeles Laker players. Yup. Pretty impressive. Gay went on to finish the game with 24 points but that thing he did in the third quarter was definitely the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Drops 29 Points and 14 Rebounds

Still recovering from viral meningitis which caused him to miss 10 games. Sacramento Kings power forward DeMarcus Cousins dominated the Lakers in a win with 29 points and 14 rebounds. “If you all knew how I really felt out there … ” Cousins said with a laugh. “It is a surprise. I’m just playing my part – coming in, doing my job every day. That’s all I can do.” Sacramento...
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings and Nets Talk About a Deron Williams Trade

The Sacramento Kings are a spectacle of franchise upheaval right now. And after eager second-year owner Vivek Ranadive had coach Mike Malone fired...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings snap five-game losing skid with victory over Lakers

  DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds in his second start since returning from a serious illness, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak with a 108-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Rudy Gay scored 24 points, and Ben McLemore added 23 points and eight rebounds to help the Kings pull away late. Sacramento had lost 10 of 12 games - going...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Lee Expected To Return Monday From Hamstring Injury

David Lee practiced on Sunday and expects to return from a hamstring injury on Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings. "He looked great," Steve Kerr said. "The hamstring is fine. He scrimmaged 5-on-5. We’ll do the same thing (Sun), and we anticipate him playing Monday." Lee added he believes he will play against the Kings. Lee has played just one game this season.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Rumor: Deron Williams To Sacramento Kings?

Yahoo! Sports reports that Deron Williams to Sacramento may be in the cards as the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings discuss a trade. The rumored deal would send former all star Deron Williams to the Kings for point guard Darren Collison along with forwards Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson. The Kings want Nets second year big man Mason Plumlee included but Brooklyn wants to...
Via Basketball Bicker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

The Brooklyn Nets have admitted their efforts to become a contender did not work out as planned, and now they are trying to rebuild and trade away some of their pieces. The Nets reportedly have made Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams available for trade, and Williams sounds like one of the players who...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets-Kings Discussing Trade For Deron Williams

The Sacramento Kings owner wants to play fatansy basketball, so why not trade for the former No. 1 point guard in the NBA. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal that would send Deron Willams to the Kings for Darren Collison and Jason Thompson. No deal is imminent, but the talks are ongoing, sources told Yahoo Sports. The talks...
Via Thacover2
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets-Kings Discussing Trade For Deron Williams

The Sacramento Kings owner wants to play fatansy basketball, so why not trade for the former No. 1 point guard in the NBA. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal that would send Deron Willams to the Kings for Darren Collison and Jason Thompson. No deal is imminent, but the talks are ongoing, sources told Yahoo Sports. The talks...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings, Nets Discussing Deron Williams Trade

The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a deal centered on Deron Williams. Talks have centered upon Darren Collison, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson for Williams. Sacramento has significant interest with Williams, but a hurdle to a possible deal is the Kings’ desire to have center Mason Plumlee included into the package, league sources said. The Nets' partnership...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

TLM Podcast Ep. 48 – Mike Malone’s Firing, and Trade Scenarios!

What to make of Mike Malone’s firing, playing 4 on 5, and the liklihood that some of the NBA’s bigger names on the trade block will be dealt. In what was the most quickly put together episode in the history of the TLM Podcast, James and I recorded Tuesday night on the subjects of Mike Malone, the Kings future, and potential trade scenarios for Ben McLemore, Nik Stauskas,...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins probable to play tonight vs. Bucks

            Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been upgraded to probable for Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Cousins has missed the past 10 games because of viral meningitis, but he has participated fully in practice recently. The Kings have gone 2-8 with Cousins sidelined...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks vs. Kings preview

The Sacramento Kings are certainly familiar with how difficult it can be to deal with adversity, which is something the Milwaukee Bucks will now have to overcome without Jabari Parker. As the visiting Bucks try to avoid falling to 0-2 since losing their star rookie, the reeling Kings seek their first win under interim coach Tyrone Corbin on Thursday night when DeMarcus Cousins is...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranadive Wants Kings' Next Coach To Be Offensive-Minded 'Jazz Director'

Vivek Ranadive wants the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings to be an offensive-minded "jazz director." Ranadive discussed Malone's firing and the Kings' coaching search in an interview Tuesday with ESPN's James Ham, saying that he wants a coach who will help showcase the players' offensive talents. "Defense is great, but we need defense and offense," the Kings owner said. "We...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Mullin doesn’t want to take over the Kings mid-season

The Sacramento Kings are looking for a new head coach after firing Mike Malone. General Manager Pete D’Alessandro made it clear that Malone was let go because of wins and losses. Right now, Tyrone Corbin is the interim head coach but there will be a lot of speculation on who will be the next coach as the season progresses. One name that has been floating around is Hall of Famer...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Malone’s firing, and the future of the Sacramento Kings

Mike Malone’s firing was surprising, but also suggests that he had no place in the Sacramento Kings of the future. Checking Twitter at one in the morning is a nightly occurrence that takes place before I go to bed. Sitting in the glow of the screen of my iPhone, I try to cull the last information of the day that may be of value before I shove off into the calm of sleep. On Sunday...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay throws down poster dunk on Serge Ibaka during Kings-Thunder

There are few things that are more impressive than a poster slam dunk and during tonight’s Sacramento Kings-Oklahoma City Thunder game, Rudy Gay showed off his aerial ability. Late in the second quarter, Rudy was able to get to the basket and decided to throw down the two-handed dunk in the face of Serge Ibaka: Rudy just put Ibaka on a poster! *** Rudy dunks on Ibaka [Sports...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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