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Powerless Rankings 4/17: The end

With the regular season over, 14 teams find themselves out of the playoffs and lefts Previous Rankings: 3/31 The regular season is over, and 14 teams have little to look forward to until the draft lottery on May 17th. Since this is the final edition of the Powerless Rankings this season, these final rankings will be based upon the 14 teams in the NBA that finished below the playoff...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Asked Fans for Popcorn During Kings-Lakers

The Sacramento Kings made some headlines this week after DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay “popcorned” the home of rookie guard Nik “Sauce Castillo” Stauskas. However, that wouldn’t be the last time popcorn and Cousins would be tied together this season. During Wednesday night’s Kings-Lakers game, Cousins, who was inactive, got a little hungry while watching his squad clobber...
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More changes likely for Kings after another losing season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A season that started out so promising for the Sacramento Kings ended the same way as the previous eight: out of the playoffs, with a losing record and looking for luck in the draft lottery. Except this time, that only begins to explain how things went so wrong. Sacramento (29-53) struggled to shed its label as a league laughingstock, firing two coaches and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers end franchise's worst season with 23-point loss to Kings

  Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Derrick Williams added 22 and the Sacramento Kings sent the Los Angeles Lakers to the worst record in franchise history with a 122-99 victory Wednesday night in both clubs' season finale. Ray McCallum had 19 points for Sacramento, which missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year. The Kings (29-53) finished with one more victory than they...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings beat Lakers 122-99, sending LA to worst season ever

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Derrick Williams added 22 and the Sacramento Kings sent the Los Angeles Lakers to the worst record in franchise history with a 122-99 victory Wednesday night in both clubs' season finale. Ray McCallum had 19 points for Sacramento, which missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year. The Kings (29-53) finished with one more victory...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics, Kings to play regular-season game in Mexico City

NEW YORK -- The Boston Celtics will play the Sacramento Kings in Mexico City in December, the NBA's third regular-season game in Mexico. It will be the league's 22nd game in Mexico overall, the most for any country outside the U.S. and Canada. The Dec. 3 game will be the centerpiece of a trip that will also include community programs and interactive fan events. The NBA is also planning...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sauce Castillo Is A Real Hot Sauce Now, Because Of Course It Is

Well that certainly didn’t take long. Thanks to a recent closed captioning snafu, Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas was blessed with a brand new nickname: Sauce Castillo. Today, Musashi Foods rolled out a brand new hot sauce with the label “Sauce Castillo”. So excited about our partnership w/ @NStauskas11 on #SauceCastillo ! Pre- order now Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Nik Stauskas' house got completely covered in popcorn by Kings teammates

It took until the last day of the season but Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas did not escape some rookie shenanigans, courtesy teammates DeMarco Cousins, Rudy Gay and Reggie Evans. Here's the trio in action (full video here on Kings' website): And here's the aftermath: "Look at this!" Stauskas exclaimed. "It's everywhere! My house got popcorned!!!" As Gay explained in the video...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas Got His Entire House Filled With Popcorn By His Teammates

The pranking of rookies has a long tradition in sports and Nik Stauskas got one last parting “gift” for his rookie season from his Sacramento Kings teammates. While filling a car with popcorn is the more traditional route taken for movie-snack related pranks, Stauskas doesn’t have a car. So, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Reggie Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Former Michigan Star Nik Stauskas’ House Got “Popcorned”

Every year, NBA veterans like to haze rookies a bit, and one of the more popular moves is to “popcorn” a player’s car. Dion Waiters, who now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder but was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, received one of the worst in history, if you remember. But this week, former Michigan star Nik Stauskas, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, came home to an...
Via College Spun
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Video: Nik Stauskas got his apartment “popcorn’d” by teammates

Sacramento Kings rookie and former Michigan Wolverine Nik Stauskas didn’t own a car during his first season in the NBA.  As a result of his teammates having to drive his mooching tail around, they dumped popcorn EVERYWHERE in his apartment. EVERYWHERE. Not cool guys.  1. You know that zero NBA players were involved in the clean-up.  And 2. What a waste of good popcorn.  You...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas had his house popcorned by teammates

The Sacramento Kings played their final home game of the season on Monday night, and former Michigan star Nik Stauskas almost went a complete season without falling victim to rookie hazing. The key word there is almost. Stauskas returned to his condo to find that DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Reggie Evans had scattered popcorn...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vander Blue had hilarious jersey mistake

The Los Angeles Lakers signed second-year shooting guard Vander Blue not long before their game against the Sacramento Kings on Monday. If you want to know how late the acquisition came together, just have a look at the back of Blue’s jersey. According to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, the Lakers wanted Blue to play against...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Casspi helps Kings beat Lakers 102-92

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Omri Casspi had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-92 on Monday night. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Kings, who outscored the Lakers 27-18 in the fourth period to avoid their ninth loss in 10 games. Jordan Clarkson scored 15 points of his 23 points in the second half...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams puts down half-court alley-oop dunk against Lakers

Derrick Williams is still putting on a show even though this game is mostly meaningless between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers. Andre Miller is still a master of the alley-oop lob. And Williams can do this: Just because their games don’t mean anything to the standings doesn’t mean they won’t put on a show. Heck of a play, Kings. *** Derrick Williams pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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The Sacramento Kings have no plan

There are bad franchises, and then there are the Sacramento Kings. No team has displayed such a shocking level of ineptitude while actively trying to be successful. In the last seven years, the Kings have won more than 30 games just once. They've had seven head coaches during that timeframe. There is no consistency, either on the court or upstairs in the front office. Under new owner...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings unable to give George Karl a win in his return to Denver

  George Karl was hoping for a triumphant return to Denver. He had to settle for a warm welcome from a friendly crowd. Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 30 points and the Denver Nuggets spoiled Karl's return, beating the Sacramento Kings 122-111 on Sunday. Wilson Chandler had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Nuggets in their home finale. At 19-22, Denver had a losing record...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings sign John Stockton's son, David, through 2015-16 season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, through the 2015-16 season. The Kings announced Stockton's signing Sunday. The team previously signed him to a 10-day contract earlier this season. He had one point, two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 21 in his only appearance...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings sign point guard David Stockton through 2015-16 season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, through the 2015-16 season. The Kings announced Stockton's signing Sunday. The team previously signed him to a 10-day contract earlier this season. He had one point, two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 21 in his only appearance...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings shut down Cousins, Gay for final 3 games

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay are being shut down for the final three games of the season. The Kings said Saturday that Cousins is sitting out to rest and begin rehabilitating his nagging right ankle and other leg injuries. Gay is out after continuing to experience symptoms related to a concussion he sustained March 30. Gay...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings-Nuggets Preview

George Karl is heading to Denver for the first time since being forced out by the Nuggets two seasons ago. The Sacramento Kings coach might not have his top three scorers in his attempt to beat his former team Sunday. Karl led Denver to nine consecutive playoff appearances and his 423 victories in eight-plus seasons were just shy of matching Doug Moe's team-record 432. Karl had captured...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings To Sign David Stockton To Multi-Year Deal

The Sacramento Kings are planning to re-sign guard David Stockton to a multi-year contract before the end of their season. Stockton previously was on a 10-day contract with the Kings in February. Stockton has spent most of the season in the D-League with the Reno Bighorns.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Nik “Sauce Castillo” Stauskas Try Sauce Castillo Hot Sauce

This embed is invalid" /> The best development of the Sacramento Kings’ season is easily the branding of Nik Stauskas as “Sauce Castillo.” To think, all it took to start a revolution was a caption error during a goddamn Kings-76ers game. Nonetheless, the nickname has stuck and Stauskas appears to be all in. As you can see above, Stauskas even tried some...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas and Jason Thompson try Sauce Castillo hot sauce

So we know that Nik Stauskas probably has the best nickname in the NBA. The man that is now known as Sauce Castillo (after a closed captioning botch) has his own hot sauce, thanks to the Sacramento Kings. They even had a Sauce Castillo night. He and Jason Thompson went ahead and did a taste test: They said it had a nice kick. It definitely brought the heat from 22 feet. *** Nik...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac Has Become Lead Decision-Maker Of Kings' Front Office

Vlade Divac has emerged as the new lead voice of the front office of the Sacramento Kings. Divac was recently hired by the Kings under the seemingly broad title of vice president of basketball and franchise operations. The Kings have yet to formally announce their new power structure, but sources say that Divac has supplanted both general manager Pete D'Alessandro and former Kings...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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