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  1. Francisco Garcia sues exercise ball maker for a broken arm

    Sep 14, 2011, 10:56 PM EST

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    It was training camp in 2009 and Francisco Garcia of the Kings was doing something you see a lot — lifting weights while balancing on a stability ball. Work on strength and balance at once. Garcia was on the Gymnic “Burst Resistant” Plus Stability Ball. Turns out, not so burst resistant. The ball burst and…

  2. Video: Watch J.J. Hickson throw it down at Impact series

    Sep 14, 2011, 1:22 PM EST

    2008 NBA Rookie Portraits

    In what has largely been an entertaining pickup game at the Impact Compeititve Basketball Series in Las Vegas, just about nobody has been more entertaining than J.J. Hickson. The guy plays above the rim. Kings fans drool thinking about him on the wings of the break with Tyreke Evans running the show and DeMarcus Cousins…

  3. Who looked good in Vegas Day 1: Marreese Speights, Iman Shumpert

    Sep 13, 2011, 9:09 AM EST

    MArreese Speights; Amir Johnson

    Monday was Day 1 of the Impact Competitive Training Series out in Las Vegas. That is some organized run for NBA guys, a chance for them to fine tune their games and get in shape for training camps and a season that may or may not come soon. About 40 guys were there for the…

  4. What the Kings should do when the lockout ends…

    Sep 9, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    Paul Westphal, Tyreke Evans

    This is the next installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Sacramento Kings. You can also read up on the Lakers, Timberwolves and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams. Last Season: So much for all that dazzling promise. The Kings were like that…

  5. Mayor Kevin Johnson releases arena funding report, will the Maloofs and NBA bite?

    Sep 8, 2011, 9:48 AM EST

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    The plight of Kings fans, who came within an inch of losing their only major professional sports team, may be coming to a crossroads today, when the Think Big Sacramento coalition led by mayor Kevin Johnson releases their arena funding proposal to the public. All they have to do is come up with a plan…

  6. Kevin Johnson still busting it to keep Kings in Sacramento

    Sep 6, 2011, 2:06 PM EST

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    While the NBA labor strife seems to suck the life out of all thins NBA, Mayor Kevin Johnson is trying hard to keep the NBA alive in Sacramento. By next March the city needs to have taken big steps toward building a new arena in Sacramento or the Kings are Anaheim bound. The biggest stumbling…

  7. Video: Tyreke Evans has wicked handles

    Aug 26, 2011, 5:15 PM EST

    Tyreke Evans

    We’ll grant you that he is doing this against high school kids — this was at the Elite 24 event which mixes NBA players and some of the best high school players around. But still, damn Tyreke Evans looks good. Now, if he gets a jump shot with these handles, it is on.

  8. Has Tyreke Evans developed a reliable jump shot?

    Aug 25, 2011, 1:35 PM EST

    Tyreke Evans, John Salmons

    Tyreke Evans is a beast when he drives the lane. Just a couple years into the league he is one of the best penetrators in the league and he finished an impressive 59.8 percent of shots when he got inside. But if you could keep him outside it was a different story. He shot 25.2…

  9. Report: Casspi now eyeing Tony Parker’s team in France

    Aug 23, 2011, 9:33 AM EST

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    Omri Casspi is not going to Israel if he plays overseas during he lockout. Which is kind of surprising but talks with Maccabi Tel Aviv (where he would team up with Jordan Farmar) fell through over money and now the Cavalier’s forward looking around at other options. Like teaming up with Tony Parker in France,…

  10. Study says 22 other cities could support an NBA team

    Aug 19, 2011, 7:14 PM EST

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    Contraction? Why are we talking about contraction? (Well, we’re talking about it because it’s good bargaining leverage so David Stern keeps it alive. But that’s another issue for another day.) For all the trouble the NBA is having in New Orleans and the threats of moving from Sacramento, there are plenty of other cities that…

  11. Even in an exhibition, DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t like refs

    Aug 18, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins Al Horford

    DeMarcus Cousins felt like the referees didn’t respect him during his rookie season. Normally we’d chalk that up to rookies not getting calls in the NBA, but Cousins felt like that in college. He probably said the same things in high school. That attittude was the main reason he racked up technicals at a Rasheed-like pace…

  12. Sacramento Kings arena funding plan to be released Sept. 8

    Aug 18, 2011, 1:11 AM EST

    ProposedKingsArena

    We don’t know the specifics of how the city of Sacramento plans to pay for the proposed $387 million Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC), but we do know when they plan to announce those plans. According to Ryan Lillis of the Sacramento Bee, a menu of funding options will be presented to the public on…

  13. Report: Omri Casspi near deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Aug 15, 2011, 9:18 AM EST

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    While most of the major teams of Europe — the EuroLeague level teams — have shied away from signing NBA players Maccabi Tel Aviv has been the exception. They already signed Jordan Farmar and now Omri Casspi is reportedly set to return to the team. The Cavaliers forward played for the Israeli club before coming…

  14. Tyreke Evans wants to set up Kings practices during lockout

    Aug 12, 2011, 7:55 PM EST

    Tyreke Evans

    Amar’e Stoudemire is doing it with the Knicks. Zach Randolph is doing it with the Grizzlies. Now Tyreke Evans may do it with the Kings — set up practices during the lockout. That’s what he told Cowbell Kingdom during a podcast. “I was thinking about that, calling some of the players up, trying to get…

  15. Update: Casspi pulls muscle during practice, may miss Eurobasket

    Aug 10, 2011, 7:12 PM EST

    Omri Casspi

    UPDATE 7:12 pm: This was a knee injury, not a pulled muscle as first described, and because of that Israel’s Omri Casspi may miss EuroBasket. Which pretty much dooms the country’s already long-shot chances. He says it will take six weeks to heal, but EuroBasket starts at the end of August. It didn’t sound like…

  16. DeMarcus Cousins gets tattoo that reads “Misunderstood.” Of course.

    Aug 7, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

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    From the Department of “Things That You Will Feel Silly About When You Are 35,” comes DeMarcus Cousins‘ newest tattoo, posted on Twitter, which features simply the word “Misunderstood” on his calf:   The question mark, I think, is what really makes it, along with the fact that the typeface itself is difficult to read.…

  17. Tyreke Evans wants his role defined in Sacramento

    Jul 31, 2011, 10:29 AM EST

    Paul Westphal, Tyreke Evans

    This is another problem that can in part be chalked up to the lockout. Tyreke Evans remains the guy that will make the King’s offense go next year — he’s finally healthy again — and now he’s got an interesting potential backcourt mate in just drafted Jimmer Fredette. Except, Evans and Fredette basically play the same…

  18. Sacramento still looking for way to pay for new arena

    Jul 28, 2011, 10:30 PM EST

    sacramento arena

    While the lockout has stopped Sacramento Kings Jimmermania marketing efforts — they can’t even talk about the guy, let alone show him off all over town — it has not stopped the drive to get a new arena built. It can’t, the deadline has not changed. If by next March the NBA owners are not…

  19. Isaiah Thomas’ journey made into documentary

    Jul 26, 2011, 10:38 AM EST

    Washington v North Carolina

    Isaiah Thomas was selected No. 60 — the very last pick, Mr. Irrelevant — in the NBA draft. He fell that far because there are questions — he’s small for an NBA point guard (5’10”) and is not and explosive athlete at a position where the NBA is loaded with amazing athletes. That said, he…

  20. Rick Adelman next to interview for Timberwolves job

    Jul 22, 2011, 2:31 PM EST

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    The question isn’t if Rick Adelman would do a good job as Timberwolves coach, because he would. He’s done a good job everywhere he’s been, you don’t get a .605 career winning percentage without knowing how to do the job well. The questions are if he wants the job, and if the Wolves will pay…

  21. John Salmons has a clothing line

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:15 PM EST

    Salmons Clothing Line

    When you think style, you think Salmon. John Salmon. Um, okay, neither did we, but the man is coming out with his new clothing line. Seriously. Here’s the press release, with a hat tip to the invaluable Basketball Jones: Debuting spring 2012, Salmons & Brown offers clean, tailored styles with a little edge. Partner John…

  22. Video: Jimmer Fredette has NBA range on his shot

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:39 PM EST

    Gonzaga v Brigham Young

    There remain plenty of questions about how Jimmer Fredette’s game will translate to the NBA level. What was never in question was if he could shoot. He has range. As he showed at his Jimmer Camp, he has half court range. Not that coach Westphal wants him shooting from half court. First, not an efficient…

  23. Kings star Tyreke Evans says foot “100 percent”

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    Tyreke Evans

    For much of last season plantar fasciitis slowed Tyreke Evans. He missed long stretches of games (19 at one point), and when he did play he was not exploding to the hole in the way that won him Rookie of the Year (he got to the rim two fewer times per game in his sophomore…

  24. Fredette sees similarities between himself, Tim Tebow

    Jul 15, 2011, 3:49 PM EST

    Gonzaga v Brigham Young

    Is Jimmer Fredette the Tim Tebow of the NBA? Interesting question. Both were huge college stars with questions about how their games would translate to the next level. Both have a religious aspect to their popularity. Both are locked out right now. Tebow and Fredette also both are at the American Century Championships this weekend,…

  25. Today’s NBA or Europe roundup — Jimmer’s staying

    Jul 15, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

    Seems like every day one or more NBA players say they are open to the idea of playing overseas during the NBA lockout. While we have our doubts about how many will actually go (even if the lockout drags into the season), here’s a roundup of who is saying and doing what in the last…

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