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Cousins scores 39 to lead Kings past Knicks in overtime

  DeMarcus Cousins scored nine of his season-high 39 points in overtime in his return from a stomach ailment, and the Sacramento Kings handed the New York Knicks their seventh straight loss, 135-129 on Saturday night. Rudy Gay scored 29 points and Darren Collison added 27 points, 10 assists and a tiebreaking 3-pointer late in overtime for the slumping Kings. Sacramento had lost...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brady Heslip May Sign Overseas

Brady Heslip is considering leaving the D-League to sign overseas. The Sacramento Kings were giving serious consideration to calling up Heslip from the Reno Bighorns prior to Mike Malone's dismissal. Heslip is the D-League's leading scorer this season with 27.9 points per game.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay finishes with ferocious slam dunk over three Lakers

On the way to a Sacramento Kings victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-101, Rudy Gay did something pretty disrespectful. Look at Gay throw down the vicious slam in Laker traffic: That’s a throwdown right around three Los Angeles Laker players. Yup. Pretty impressive. Gay went on to finish the game with 24 points but that thing he did in the third quarter was definitely the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings and Nets Talk About a Deron Williams Trade

The Sacramento Kings are a spectacle of franchise upheaval right now. And after eager second-year owner Vivek Ranadive had coach Mike Malone fired...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Rumor: Deron Williams To Sacramento Kings?

Yahoo! Sports reports that Deron Williams to Sacramento may be in the cards as the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings discuss a trade. The rumored deal would send former all star Deron Williams to the Kings for point guard Darren Collison along with forwards Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson. The Kings want Nets second year big man Mason Plumlee included but Brooklyn wants to...
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

The Brooklyn Nets have admitted their efforts to become a contender did not work out as planned, and now they are trying to rebuild and trade away some of their pieces. The Nets reportedly have made Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams available for trade, and Williams sounds like one of the players who...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins probable to play tonight vs. Bucks

            Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been upgraded to probable for Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Cousins has missed the past 10 games because of viral meningitis, but he has participated fully in practice recently. The Kings have gone 2-8 with Cousins sidelined...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranadive Wants Kings' Next Coach To Be Offensive-Minded 'Jazz Director'

Vivek Ranadive wants the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings to be an offensive-minded "jazz director." Ranadive discussed Malone's firing and the Kings' coaching search in an interview Tuesday with ESPN's James Ham, saying that he wants a coach who will help showcase the players' offensive talents. "Defense is great, but we need defense and offense," the Kings owner said. "We...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Malone’s firing, and the future of the Sacramento Kings

Mike Malone’s firing was surprising, but also suggests that he had no place in the Sacramento Kings of the future. Checking Twitter at one in the morning is a nightly occurrence that takes place before I go to bed. Sitting in the glow of the screen of my iPhone, I try to cull the last information of the day that may be of value before I shove off into the calm of sleep. On Sunday...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins found out Kings fired Mike Malone via Twitter

Another day, another life changing event discovered via Twitter. This time, the life changing event was the Sacramento Kings’ firing of Mike Malone, and DeMarcus Cousins finding out via Twitter. The news first broke via Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 And then...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins found out about Mike Malone firing on Twitter

Mike Malone wasn’t given much of a chance to turn the misfortunes of the struggling Sacramento Kings around. After a disappointing 28-54 season last year, Malone had the Kings off to an 11-13 start this season. He was fired on Sunday — one day after the team lost its third consecutive game. Many of us...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins learned of Mike Malone's firing on Twitter

You can just tell when an organization isn’t run the right way. One indicator of this is a lack of communication from the front office as it relates to star players on the team. Shortly after it was announced that the Sacramento Kings had fired head coach Mike Malone on Sunday evening, the response from a undoubtedly skeptical fan base took over the social media world. Why fire...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings To Employ ‘Some Semblance’ Of Wacky 4-on-5 Defense

This embed is invalid" /> If you keep up with the basketball news cycle, you probably remember a story from a few months back about the Sacramento Kings possibly experimenting with a radical new defensive strategy. The brainchild of team owner Vivek Ranadive, the defense, according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, would involve the positioning four players in the...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings Shock the NBA by Firing Head Coach Mike Malone

The biggest bombshell of the NBA season dropped last night when Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Sacramento Kings...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the Sacramento Kings doing?

Back in July, during NBA Summer League, Grantland’s Zach Lowe tweeted out some version of the following question regarding the Sacramento Kings: “So, um, does anyone have any idea what the Sacramento Kings are doing?” Lowe later dedicated an entire column to the Kings, outlining their strategy (Draft 3.0!) as the franchise attempts to pick Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl a candidate to coach Sacramento Kings?

With the Sacramento Kings parting ways with Michael Malone it seems that the city of Sacramento has fully committed to recruiting George Karl. In a Tweet Karl posted earlier this morning… My phone battery went from 100% to 50% from all these Twitter notifications….. — George Karl (@CoachKarl22) December 15, 2014   100% – 50% is quite impressive, but a timetable...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Owner Wants Team To Play 4-On-5 Defense With A Cherry-Picker

Adrian Wojnarowski’s report on the Kings is jaw dropping, and shows the flaws in a system that puts finances over true basketball knowledge. How else can you explain Vivek Ranadive being allowed to treat the Kings like a fantasy basketball league, juggling ideas and lineups anytime he wishes. According to Wojnarowski, Tyrone Corbin and the next official head coach will be forced...
Via Thacover2
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin Could Have Kings' Head Coaching Job If He Wants It

Chris Mullin is acting as an advisor to Vivek Ranadive and mentor to Pete D'Alessandro within the Sacramento Kings' organization. With Michael Malone fired, Mullin could become the Kings next head coach if he wants the job. "All he has to decide is that's what he wants and job is his," said one general manager.
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Fire Michael Malone Abruptly; Tyrone Corbin To Replace

The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone late Sunday night just 24 games into his second season with the team. A person with knowledge of the move confirmed the firing Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. The firing was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. A formal announcement was expected Monday. Malone went 39-67 after being hired in...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings fire head coach Mike Malone

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Mike Malone. The decision was apparently made after the team dropped a five-point decision to the lowly Detroit Pistons at home on Saturday night. Wojnarowski’s report goes on to tell us a story of an ownership group in Sacramento that failed to create cohesion between the coaching staff...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings fire Mike Malone

The Sacramento Kings fired HC Mike Malone late Sunday night, according to a report by Yahoo Sports.  Ty Corbin will be the interim head coach. The Kings are currently in 10th place in the Western Conference with an 11-13 record. Malone was 39-67 in his two season with the club. [YAHOO SPORTS] The post Report: Sacramento Kings fire Mike Malone appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings fire coach Mike Malone

            The Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Michael Malone, reports Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 GM Pete D’Alessandro hadn’t hired Malone, and had never been strong bond between...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Morphs Into Old Rudy Gay As James Harden Beats The Kings All By Himself

The Ghost of Rudy Gay’s Past made a visit to Sacramento Thursday night and the result wasn’t pretty. While inefficient chucking may be in his rear-view mirror, he’s still not totally immune to performances like the ones he was famous for in Memphis and Toronto. Thursday night against the Houston Rockets, Gay turned into Toronto Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore Pays Tribute To Michael Brown

Over the weekend Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore paid tribute to the late Michael Brown who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. During Sunday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies the NBA rookie who grew up 15 minutes away from Ferguson wore a pair of shoes with a message that read: “R.I.P. Mike Brown”. Ben McLemore finished the game with...
Via Basketball Bicker
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings win the Internet with delightful ugly sweater photo shoot (pics)

As we barrel uncontrollably — perhaps reluctantly for some — headlong into the holiday season, let these photos of Sacramento Kings players rocking ugly Christmas sweaters for a very Yuletide-themed photo shoot serve as a reminder to some that for all the stress, time crunches, frantic dashes to the mall and the other assorted annoyances...Read More The post Sacramento Kings...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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