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  1. Tyreke Evans says he will not play All-Star weekend

    Dec 24, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    A combination of injuries — physical and emotional — have crippled Tyreke Evans‘ season. Plantar fasciitis, one of the NBA’s most unfortunate, nagging injuries, has hindered Evans throughout the year, and made sure that the reigning Rookie of the Year would not be selected to this year’s All-Star Game. Regardless, Evans is a shoe-in for…

  2. Sacramento is just a train wreck

    Dec 24, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

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    DeMarcus Cousins — the guy who lost his starting job after coach Paul Westphal called him unprofessional — was coming off the court in the fourth quarter and was offered a high five by Westphal Thursday night. Cousins declined it. Westphal grabbed is arm and they had words. Again. And that may have been third…

  3. Paul Westphal’s seat gets hot in Sacramento

    Dec 23, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

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    The Sacramento Kings are not a good basketball team. Their offense is terrible, and they’re somehow worse on defense. Their record of 5-21 on the season — and 1-9 in their last 10 games — is indicative of a young team that is regressing, not improving. Then there is the mess surrounding the curious benching…

  4. Kings bench, fine DeMarcus Cousins for giving “choke” sign during game

    Dec 22, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT

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    With 19 seconds left and the Kings up five points on the Warriors Tuesday night, Golden State’s Reggie Williams went to the free throw line and missed the first of two pretty badly off the front rim. DeMarcus Cousins did a little taunting, walking out into the lane and making the choking gesture. That offended…

  5. Video: Vladimir Radmanovic sends game to overtime

    Dec 22, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

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    Two seconds left in the game, up three — what should have been the Kings defensive priority? Defend the three point shot you say? Ha. Watch the video below of Vladimir Radmanovic’s dramatic shot to send the Kings/Warriors game to overtime Tuesday and look how well the Kings defend the paint on this one. Nobody…

  6. Bulls evaluating Joakim Noah’s thumb injury, surgery not out of question

    Dec 15, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Wednesday night Joakim Noah will put on his Bulls uniform and likely have a good game against what passes for interior defense by the Toronto Raptors. Thursday, back in Chicago, he will see a specialist about a thumb injury that has the Bulls concerned there is ligament damage, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago.…

  7. Tyreke Evans to miss at least three games with that foot injury that wasn’t so bad

    Dec 13, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

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    Remember how last week Tyreke Evans said he was going to see a foot specialist, which doesn’t sound good? But then the MRI came back and it was all just a mild case of plantar fasciitis. Which hurts like someone was stabbing your heel with every step — but no fracture, so yea!! The pain…

  8. Saturday Starting Five: First quarter LVPs

    Dec 11, 2010, 9:55 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Miami Heat

    Our first quarter is over, so it’s time for that time honored cliche, first quarter MVPs, which usually have nothing to do with four-quarter MVPs. But instead, for our Saturday Starting Five, we’ll be covering those players who haven’t lived up to what their teams have needed, or paid, them to be. Sure, there are…

  9. MRI negative for Tyreke Evans’ foot, Kings still can’t be happy

    Dec 11, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    Tyreke Evans was scheduled for an MRI Friday, and the fear being whispered about was the dreaded “stress fracture.” A tiny crack in the bone is extremely painful, hard to heal, and could keep him out for months. Kings fans waited with baited breath to find out if their franchise player was done for a…

  10. Kings’ assistant coach Mario Elie arrested for DUI

    Dec 9, 2010, 3:52 PM EDT

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    What is it about drinking and driving in Sacramento? Mario Elie, the one time three-point NBA specialist turned Sacramento Kings coach, was arrested for driving under the influence, according to News 10 in the city (KHTK 1140 AM broke the story). He was pulled over for a broken taillight but the officer smelled alcohol and…

  11. Tyreke Evans has seen the doctor, is still playing

    Dec 8, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Tyreke Evans announced yesterday that he was going to see a specialist about the plantar fasciitis that has been bothering him. He stayed behind in Los Angeles after the Kings loss to the Clippers to see the doctor. Evans is expected to be playing tonight when the Wizards come to Sacramento, according to Jason Jones…

  12. Tyreke Evans to see specialist for plantar fasciitis

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:33 PM EDT

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    During the preseason, Tyreke Evans admitted that he is battling plantar fasciitis, but nobody thought it was all that serious as Paul Westphal ran him out there for 40 minutes one preseason game. But apparently it is bothering him, as he sent out this tweet today. Goin go see a foot physician for my plantar…

  13. Pau Gasol’s hamstring ailing, but Lakers have no other good options

    Dec 3, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Pau Gasol missed 17 games last season because one or another of his hamstrings was hurt. This season, Gasol knew he would have to play more minutes and take on more of the load in the paint until Andrew Bynum returned (then Theo Ratliff went down, making things worse). What has returned more quickly than…

  14. Kings sue exercise ball maker for injury to Franciso Garcia

    Dec 2, 2010, 8:17 AM EDT

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    Back in October 2009, the Sacramento Kings’ Francisco Garcia was lifting weights while on the Gymnic “Burst Resistant” Plus Stability Ball — when it did burst. Sure, sounds funny, but Garcia fell to the ground, broke his right wrist and missed time. Now the Kings are suing the Italian makers of that ball for $4…

  15. DeMarcus Cousins shows maturity by admitting immaturity

    Dec 1, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

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    DeMarcus Cousins: Real trouble or just immature? It may be a little of both, but more just immature if you look at what he told Sam Amick of FanHouse about being thrown out of practice Monday. “I was being selfish,” Cousins said after tallying 20 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Indiana on…

  16. Video proof Josh McRoberts has hops

    Dec 1, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s not every day when we can bring you a high-flying Josh McRoberts highlight. This is what the Pacers do well, pushing the ball and getting some points in transition. Great dish from TJ Ford. But in the end, it’s about McRoberts climbing the ladder in a way I’m not sure we thought he could.

  17. How DeMarcus Cousins is securing Paul Westphal’s job

    Nov 30, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    There are problems with the Sacramento Kings — they are not good and seem to be getting worse. They are a terrible shooting team that has the fourth worst offense in the NBA despite having Tyreke Evans in it. Their defense isn’t much better — and it’s all slipping, they are 1-9 in their last…

  18. Kings assign Hassan Whiteside to the D-League

    Nov 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

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    This is exactly how NBA teams should use the D-League. Hassan Whiteside is just a ridiculous athlete, but he’s still figuring out how to play basketball at the NBA level. He needs time on the court, something Paul Westphal can’t really give him in Sacramento right now. So Whiteside has been assigned to the D-League’s…

  19. DeMarcus Cousins kicked out of Sacramento practice

    Nov 29, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Sacramento Kings

    Remember how at Summer League a lot of people were watching DeMarcus Cousins play and saying, “how did he drop all the way to No.5?” (I’m sheepishly raising my hand…) Well, um, the rumors of him being difficult to deal with are apparently more than rumors. DeMarcus Cousins was kicked out of Kings practice today…

  20. Kings waive Antoine Wright

    Nov 29, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Antoine Wright, the seldom-used swingman of the Sacramento Kings who has only made headlines this season for a DUI, has been waived by the team, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo. The Kings signed him this summer out of Toronto, but he has barely gotten off the bench. Wright has played just 31 minutes total…

  21. We could do this everyday… more Blake Griffin highlights

    Nov 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Maybe you missed what Blake Griffin did to the Kings on Thanksgiving (25 points, 15 boards), but Shaquille O’Neal didn’t. Nor did LeBron James. Both of them tweeted during the game they were watching Blake Griffin — and they are not alone. Guys around the league are taking notice. Personally, just can’t get enough Griffin…

  22. Games of the night: Where the Clippers pair beats the Kings pair

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:33 AM EDT

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    We hope you missed these games because you were with family and giving thanks, or at least because you were rooting against the Cowboys… Hawks 116, Wizards 96: The Hawks played their best game in a couple weeks, which started with them getting the ball inside. With JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche the Wizards have…

  23. Report: Kings have made calls to trade for a point guard

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:46 AM EDT

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    The struggling Sacramento Kings have an idea of what they need to do. Right now, Tyreke Evans is the point guard for the Sacramento Kings. And he’s not a bad one. Certainly a score-first guy but someone averaging 5.2 assists per game, about 18.9 percent of his team’s baskets when he is on the floor…

  24. Jerry Sloan to miss next two Jazz games

    Nov 18, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

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    The comeback king Utah Jazz will have to do it without coach Jerry Sloan on the sidelines the next couple games. He will miss the Jazz’s next two games to attend the funeral of a family member, the Jazz announced today. Those are games Friday night in Salt Lake City against San Antonio, followed by…

  25. Geoff Petrie has the Kings all wrong

    Nov 17, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT

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    The last thing that any sports fan wants to read or hear is that their team’s leadership — owners, coaches, GMs, etc. — doesn’t seem to know something that they obviously should. With that in mind, I’d encourage all Kings fans who planned on feeling good about their team’s direction today to move along and…

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