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Three Kings Players Named to All-NBA D-League Teams

The Sacramento Kings made heavy use of their D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, late in the year. The Kings made multiple call-ups, including center Sim Bhullar, who became the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA. The Kings also called up David Stockton, son of legendary Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton. Today, Bhullar, Stockton and David Wear were named to all...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas plans to see something similar to a 'mental coach' this offseason

Sacramento Kings rookie shooting guard Nik Stauskas had a tough introduction to the NBA. Stauskas, the 8th overall pick from the 2014 draft, ended up shooting just 36.5 percent from the field this season in a disappointing rookie campaign.  The 21-year-old swingman has a lot he wants to work on this offseason, but one point in particular stands out from his Q&A with James Ham...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Kings Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the King will add next to Demarcus Cousins, Rudy...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 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...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
13 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...
Via RealGM
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sim Bhullar Checks Into His First NBA Game

22-year-old Sim Bhullar from Brampton, Ontario officially made history as the first player of Indian descent to play in the league, when he checked into his debut game with the Kings in the 4th quarter. “It was a great feeling and I’m happy to be kind of an ambassador,” he said. Bhullar added: “Hopefully more kids growing up will see there’s a player of Indian descent...
Via Hooped Up
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings ready to shut down DeMarcus Cousins

With nine games left in the season, the Sacramento Kings are strongly considering shutting down star center DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings aren’t even close to making the playoffs with a 26-47 record in the West so there’s no reason to risk more injuries to Cousins and take the chance of a harsher injury that could make him miss some of next season. Cousins has had calf, thigh...
Via Crossover Chronicles
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi makes up for crashing into girl in stands with ‘Frozen’ doll (pic)

If there’s a surefire way in this day and age to make a little girl feel a lot better about an unfortunate situation, one can’t go wrong with incorporating a little “Frozen” magic into an effort to make things right. Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi clearly understands this undeniable fact. During Sunday’s game against the...Read More The post Omri Casspi makes up...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Sacramento Kings

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Sacramento Kings who smoked the Washington Wizards on Sunday night; have won two straight games and feature DeMarcus Cousins, who...
Via Philadunkia
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins on Kings’ season: ‘It’s been a circus, man’

Demarcus Cousins certainly didn’t hold back when expressing his opinion when asked about the rough go of it the Sacramento Kings have had to navigate this season. “It’s been a circus, man. It’s been a complete circus,” Cousins told Michael Lee of The Washington Post. “We got off to a hot start. Unfortunately, I got...Read More The post DeMarcus Cousins on Kings’ season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce shoves Omri Casspi into little girl (Video)

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce sent Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi flying into the stands during the second quarter of Sunday night's game at the Sleep Train Arena.Pierce was called for a flagrant 1 foul after shoving Casspi right into a poor little girl in the front row.  That big meany.The Kings got the last laugh, however, as they blew out the Wizards 109-86.H...
Via Holdout Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Nike’s Kyrie 1 is the most popular shoe in the NBA

Whether it’s on the feet of Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams, Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder or the man himself—Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving—Nike’s Kyrie 1, the first signature shoe for the three-time All-Star and 57-point dropping Kyrie Irving, has quickly become one of the game’s most worn shoes. According to Nice Kicks, the Kyrie 1 has been featured on at least one...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins?

New Sacramento Kings coach George Karl is looking to make his imprint on the franchise. Immediately after he was hired, the team traded for his former pupil in Denver, Andre Miller. Now comes this report from Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck that indicates every single player on the Kings roster was available for trade at the deadline, All-Star center Demarcus Cousins included. ...
Via Sportsnaut
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Mitch Richmond's 1995 All-Star Game MVP

Mitch Richmond's 1995 NBA All-Star MVP award was the culmination of the respect deserved from basketball fans everywhere and earned by one Michael Jordan. The post On Mitch Richmond Earning Michael Jordan’s Ultimate Respect And The 1995 All-Star Game MVP appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Barkley curses on live TV while discussing Kings

Charles Barkley is on a roll this week. On Tuesday night, he had some words for Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey. And he also ripped the practice of teams using analytics to evaluate players. But he wasn’t done. On Thursday night, he and the NBA on TNT crew talked about the Sacramento Kings’ coaching search—specifically whether or not the team should have consulted with...
Via The Sports Daily
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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