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2014/15 Sacramento Kings: Rising Sideways

(DeMarcus Cousins by Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always...
Via Hoops Manifesto
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings’ McLemore showing improvement in ballhandling skills

With 8:23 to play in the third quarter Monday night, Kings guard Ben McLemore made a very meaningful play in a game that didn’t count. An assist in a preseason game isn’t significant, but it’s how McLemore pulled it off that excites Kings coaches. McLemore grabbed a missed shot by San Antonio forward Boris Diaw and pushed the ball upcourt, finishing the break with a bounce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will DeMarcus Cousins Be the Best Big Man in the NBA?

My crystal ball is telling me that DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins will be the best big man in the NBA by season’s end. Bold prediction right? I say no. DeMarcus Cousins is set to have his best season as a pro, and I am here to tell you this before it happens. The 24 year-old pro has scratched the surface as one of the best young talents in the NBA, but this is the year he takes...
Via The Front Office News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kings measuring success on 'wins and losses'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago. On the court, the progress of the team's rebuilding project is more difficult to measure. The ownership group, led by Silicon Valley software tycoon...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings preview: Player Projections

Just eight days away from the Sacramento Kings’ tipoff and Isportweb’s third and final season preview has finally arrived. In our first two previews we analyzed the Kings’ roster and competition. It is now time to make some daring predictions on how the players will actually perform. The following are my statistical projections for some key players on the Kings roster. Starters...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Down 16 points at one time, young Spurs make comeback to defeat Kings

AT&T CENTER – Heading into the fourth quarter down 78-77 to the Sacramento Kings Monday, the San Antonio Spurs were 12 minutes away from making a full comeback, as they had been down by as much as 16 points in the game. With the Kings playing most of their starters throughout the night and even […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Make It Official, Pick up Option on Ben McLemore

As of yesterday (10/19) the Sacramento Kings General Manager, Pete D’Alessandro, announced that Ben McLemore’s option has been picked up for the 2015-16 NBA season. Ben McLemore, who averaged over 15 points a game at Kansas, was drafted in the 1st round by the Sacramento Kings. He is clearly a work in progress but Sacramento feels that he is someone worth investing in. On Wednesday...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings pick up G Ben McLemore's option

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore's contract. General manager Pete D'Alessandro announced the move Sunday. McLemore averaged 8.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 26.7 minutes last season as a rookie. McLemore was picked seventh overall by Sacramento in the 2013 draft. The Kings also waived center Sim Bhullar, guard...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Release Sim Bhullar, Deonte Burton, David Wear

The Sacramento Kings waived center Sim Bhullar, guard Deonte Burton and forward David Wear on Sunday. The Kings preseason roster now stands at 15.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore gets street named after him in Missouri

There are many perks that players within the league gain over time and recently, Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore got a pretty big honor from his hometown in Missouri. McLemore grew up in a small town called Wellston, Missouri (near St. Louis) and early on Friday, Ben posted the below tweet showing that the street that he lived on as a kid was renamed in his honor: Wake up to...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: DeMarcus Cousins sat out Wednesday's loss with 'Achilles soreness'

During the Sacramento Kings’ recent trip to Beijing for a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets, DeMarcus Cousins was unable to play because of some ‘Achilles soreness’.Now before you fantasy owners go looking for a trade, is reporting that despite the soreness, Cousins’ injury isn’t considered serious. It’s more likely that with all the travel during...
Via NBA Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Season Preview: Team Projections

It’s just about half way through NBA preseason, and isportsweb is back for its second round of season previews. In our first preview, we picked apart the Kings roster. Now, it’s time to create a bold forecast of just how successful this young Sacramento team will be in 2015. The Deep Pacific The Pacific division is extremely competitive, let alone the entire Western Conference...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stauskas surprised by response to ‘white rookie’ comments

TweetLast weekend, Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas learned how athletes are constantly under a microscope when he made headlines for the following statement about how opponents will attack him this season: “I understand that I’m a rookie and I’m white, so people are going to attack me at all times,” he said. “Just coming out there in the game, I felt it right away...
Via Los That Sports Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings rookie busted sending photo of per diem to girlfriend

What happens when NBA rookies get that first envelope with the daily per diem? In Nik Stauskas’ case, he took a photo...
Via Busted Coverage
15 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins has great reply to Euro reporter's question

United States forward DeMarcus Cousins was given an impromptu quiz on his geography skills during a press session in Spain for the FIBA World Cup, with one European reporter asking him if he knew where Slovenia was located. While most Americans also could not point out the country on a map, none of could us could have given a better answer than Cousins: Classic U.S. moment: European...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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