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  1. NBA Draft: Kings reportedly sold on taking DeMarcus Cousins with the No. 5 pick

    Jun 23, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins may not be the most agreeable player in the draft, but he has to be among the most talented. Cousins’ combination of size, skills, and potential has many scouts swooning, yet it seems like teams in the lottery are looking for reasons not to take him. Obviously no coach or GM wants to…

  2. Spencer Hawes gets another chance, but Philadelphia is not so forgiving

    Jun 23, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

    Right now, everything is good between Spencer Hawes and Philadelphia. The management there, his teammates, the fans are all good with him. It was that way in Sacramento for a long time. He was to be the future. Hawes and the fans loved each other. But that soured. He can drain threes (at a 30…

  3. NBA Draft: Kings backup plan may be Greg Monroe

    Jun 20, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    When the Kings traded Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes to the Sixers for Samuel Dalembert, it became pretty clear they were aiming for a big in Thursday’s draft. The question is, of course, which big? The Sacramento Bee reports that DeMarcus Cousins is the top selection, but that if Cousins is off the board, Greg…

  4. Report: Sixers trade Dalembert to Kings for Nocioni and Hawes

    Jun 17, 2010, 2:14 PM EDT

    In what likely would be the first domino in a series of moves, the Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly made a trade to start shaping the roster more to the liking of new coach Doug Collins. Samuel Dalembert will be traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Andres Nocioni, according to ESPN.com’s…

  5. NBA Draft: Looks like Johnson to Wolves at No. 4 set, Cousins may fall to Kings

    Jun 14, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    We pretty much know what the top three picks in the NBA Draft were going to be: No. 1 John Wall to the Wizards (as sure a thing as Kobe Bryant being surly in a press conference), No. 2 will be Evan Turner to Philadelphia (unless they trade the pick, which could happen), then at…

  6. NBA Draft: Sacramento hosts draft workout clash of the titans

    Jun 10, 2010, 12:11 PM EDT

    While the bright lights of the NBA shine on the Lakers and Celtics, the real work of the league right now is taking place in practice facilities, with college players going at each other under the watchful eyes of scouts and general managers. It is draft workout season. This is where teams bring in a…

  7. Andres Nocioni to Sacramento: "I said openly I would not stay."

    Jun 10, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

    Don’t be surprised if the Sacramento Kings are involved in a draft day trade, and look for Andres Nocioni to be in the package. The Argentinean forward did an interview with Ole, an Argentinean sports publication. (We’re surprised an Argentinean sports publication has time for basketball on the eve of the World Cup, but whatever.…

  8. Turkoglu actually wants to go to Sacramento

    Jun 8, 2010, 11:14 AM EDT

    With all due respect to the great Tom Ziller, not many people choose Sacramento. It’s a place people end up. It’s a seat of power (California’s capital), but as a metropolitan center, well… let’s just say it’s lacking. You don’t hear major free agents to be raving about the nightlife in Sac Town. Not like…

  9. Sacramento Kings not playing your big free agent games

    Jun 1, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    The Sacramento Kings have a boatload of cap space. Nobody ever really mentions this, you don’t hear the Kings come up in the LeBron sweepstakes talk, but the money is there. Two of the worst contracts in the NBA — Larry Hughes and Kenny Thomas — come off the books, so the Kings are about…

  10. Tyreke Evans gets one whopper of a speeding ticket

    Jun 1, 2010, 8:37 AM EDT

    Tyreke Evans drives hard. And we don’t just mean into the lane off the high pick-and-roll. We mean his Mercedes-Benz S550. Evans was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol — think CHiPs — for doing more than 100 mph on a freeway near Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Bee. This wasn’t some polite Eric…

  11. Throw it down big man! Bill Walton is back in the booth.

    May 27, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Now you have another reason to watch Sacramento Kings games besides the mesmerizing game of Tyreke Evans — Bill Walton will be in the booth. It’s not every Kings game, but he will be a color analyst for some, according to the Sacramento Bee. He’ll attend the Kings games at Staples Center (both Lakers and…

  12. NBA Draft: Blazers admit they are looking to move up, but just a little

    May 27, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    Portland has been one of the teams mentioned as a possible trading partner for the Minnesota Timberwolves at for or the Sacramento Kings at five. Maybe not. Blazers left-hanging-in-the-wind General Manager Kevin Pritchard told the Portland Tribune the Blazers are looking to move up from their No. 22 position on the draft board, but not…

  13. NBA Draft: Who's dealing? A look at tradeable picks

    May 23, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    A significant side effect of the lottery is that teams who don’t necessarily need or want a nigh impact player at various positions get slotted in draft positions to acquire such a player. It also means that teams see an opportunity to cash in on a high impact young player by moving the pick for…

  14. NBA Draft Lottery: Timberwolves and Kings fall into tough choices

    May 19, 2010, 12:26 AM EDT

    Tyreke Evans head sank on the desk. Minnesota General Manager David Kahn was described as “pissed” by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress after he saw his results. For every winner, there must be a loser. Yin and yang. If the Wizards and Sixers vault up the NBA Draft board, someone must fall. Minnesota had the second…

  15. NBA Draft Lottery: Could the NBA's top pick be moved before the draft?

    May 18, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

    Teams just do not trade the top pick in the NBA Draft. Doesn’t happen. It has been 17 years since the NBA’s top overall pick was traded before the draft. The fact is elite talent is just too hard to come by in the NBA, you need elite talent to win big and if you…

  16. Thunder pick up 2011-2012 option on Scott Brooks

    May 5, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    Coach of the Year winner Scott Brooks was already slated to be the coach of the Thunder for the foreseeable future, but Sam Presti made it official by picking up Brook’s contract through the 2011-2012 season. Not exactly shocking news. The Thunder were incredibly successful this season, particularly relative to their dismal 23-59 in ’08-’09.…

  17. It's official: Tyreke Evans is your Rookie of the Year

    Apr 29, 2010, 4:51 PM EDT

    We’ve known this since Tom Ziller broke the story Monday. Well, we’ve really known since February. But now it is official: Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans is your rookie of the year. Evans received 67 first-place votes from the writers and media who cast these votes. Golden State’s Stephen Curry finished second and Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings finished…

  18. Report: Tyreke Evans to be named Rookie of the Year

    Apr 27, 2010, 9:46 AM EDT

    It would not be a surprise — after all he was the leading candidate for most of the year — but now it appears to be reality. Tom Ziller at Sactown Royalty is reporting that Tyreke Evans will be named NBA Rookie of the Year. We’re good with this, as this blog has been home…

  19. Rookie of the Month versus Rookie of the Year

    Feb 27, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

    Stephon Curry has had himself quite the month. 21 points, 5.4 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.6 steals. Wow! He’s played so well in fact, that some are starting to say he deserves some run for Rookie of the Year. Which is kind of like saying OK Go deserves consideration for a lifetime achievement award. Nice run,…

  20. Study: Winners touch a lot. Appropriately. We think.

    Feb 23, 2010, 9:24 AM EDT

    A recent study of the NBA outlined in the New York Times this morning states that there is a high correlation between the frequency of touching between teammates on the floor and their performance. From the NYTimes: In a paper due out this year in the journal Emotion, Mr. Kraus and his co-authors, Cassy Huang…

  21. How good is Calipari at developing NBA talent? Ask the Thunder's newest player.

    Feb 21, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Coach John Calipari of Kentucky has produced two top-two players out of the last two drafts, and likely the last two Rookie of the Year award winners. He’s likely to have three of his players in the top ten this year (John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson). And if you need any further proof of…

  22. Ricky Rubio had a part in Kevin Martin being traded to Houston?

    Feb 20, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Okay, this is a little complicated, so try and keep up. Sam Amick for the Sacramento Bee has a fascinating piece that was originally published here, then pulled, then reposted somewhere else, then yanked again, and finally blogged here. We’ll start at the beginning, last summer when the Kings were going through the draft process.…

  23. REPORT: Knicks, Kings, Rockets complete three-way trade, McGrady to New York

    Feb 18, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

    UPDATE 4 2:06M: Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that Hilton Armstrong will also go to Houston. Armstrong’s is an expiring contract. The Rockets now possess an army of capable big men with which to conquer the Earth. UPDATE 3 1:41PM: Chad Ford chimes in with the two picks that were sent to Houston from…

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