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Ben McLemore's 15-16 Option Exercised By Kings

The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore’s contract.

Entering his second NBA campaign, the 6-5 guard averaged 8.8 points (.376 FG%, .320 3pt%, .804 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.7 minutes per contest as a rookie last season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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 Staff Report

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings Hire Division III Assistant To Coach D-League Affiliate

The Sacramento Kings have hired David Arseneault Jr. of Divison III Grinnell (Iowa) College to coach their D-League affiliate.

Arseneault, who has served as an assistant at Ginnell College, will try to incorporate the Division III program's well-chronicled high-scoring offensive system into the Reno Bighorns.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rudy Gay Drops Weight Gained Before 13-14 Season

Rudy Gay dropped 15 pounds that he gained before last season.

“I had to lose a lot of weight,” Gay said. “I put on a lot of unnecessary weight. I feel good now. I feel lighter, I feel quicker.”

Gay said the extra weight was due to his workout regimen.

“Heavy weight lifting,” Gay said. “That’s somthing that I shouldn’t have done.”

Gay said his “excessive” gains were to prepare to play against bigger players last season with the Toronto Raptors.

“One of the emphasises coming into camp last year with Toronto was me playing the stretch four and putting on the weight was one of those things,” Gay said. “It didn’t turn out very well so I had to drop it. Now I feel like a guard again.”


Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Kings Hire Dean Oliver

The Sacramento Kings have hired Dean Oliver to provide statistical analysis and play a role in personnel decisions.

Oliver had been the director of production analytics at ESPN.

 

Pete D’Alessandro worked with Oliver in Denver before becoming the Kings’ GM last year. Oliver worked with the front office and coach George Karl.

“He’s going to be a big part of this team in terms of brokering deals,” D’Alessandro said. “His reputation throughout the league is stellar, and his contact base is as big as anyone’s.”

D’Alessandro believes Oliver will be a valuable asset to the Kings’ coaches and players.

“There’s plenty of coaches and players who’ve learned the right things,” Oliver said. “They don’t need an analytical approach in order to do things the right way. But there’s a lot more information. You’ve got players who want to know more about the details.”

Michael Malone said he is a “numbers guy” and believes they can be beneficial.

“I’m looking forward to working with anybody that can help us win games,” Malone said . “... We’re going to use whatever information that Dean and the entire front-office staff give us to help us become a winning basketball team.”

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Scotty Hopson Waived By Kings

The Sacramento Kings waived guard Scotty Hopson on Wednesday.

Hopson was recently acquired from the Houston Rockets along with Alonzo Gee and a pair of second-round draft picks in exchange for guard Jason Terry and a trade exception.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ramon Sessions Agrees To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal With Kings

Ramon Sessions has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Kings are using their biannual exception to sign Sessions.

Sessions' deal is fully guaranteed with no options, according to a source that spoke with RealGM's Shams Charania.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Mickael Pietrus Works Out For Kings

The Sacramento Kings worked out free agent Mickael Pietrus this week in Sacramento, league sources tell RealGM.

Pietrus is on workout trail as he remains unsigned. 

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Kings Agree Upon One-Year Guaranteed Deal With Ryan Hollins

Ryan Hollins and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a one-year, fully guaranteed deal, according to a source.

Hollins, who will turn 30 in October, most recently played for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Hollins has played 435 career games since coming into the NBA out of UCLA in 2006.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Rockets Officially Acquire Terry For Gee, Hopson

In exchange for Jason Terry, the Rockets will send forward Alonzo Gee and guard Scotty Hopson to the Kings.

RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

The three review the summer moves for all five teams including the ownership change for the Clippers and new coaches for the Warriors and Lakers.

Kings To Retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16

The Kings will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic on Dec. 16.

Gay Upset With Fractured Jaw, Broken Tooth From 'Dirty Play' By Lithuania

Rudy Gay took an elbow to the top of his mouth in the third quarter of Team USA's win over Lithuania on Thursday.

Dmitry Kulagin Signing One-Year Deal In Russia After Discussing NBA Move With Kings

Dmitry Kulagin will sign a one-year contract to continue his pro career in Russia, a source told RealGM.

Ryan Hollins Receiving Interest From Heat, Spurs, Bulls, Kings

Ryan Hollins met with the Heat on Friday, according to sources.

Jeremy Tyler To Be Released By Kings

Jeremy Tyler has a contract guarantee date in the middle of this month.

Dmitry Kulagin, Kings Discuss Deal

Dmitry Kulagin and the Sacramento Kings are still discussing an NBA deal, a source tells RealGM.

David Wear To Sign Camp Deal With Kings

Travis Wear could eventually join the Reno Bighorns in the D-League if he doesn't make Michael Malone's roster.

Kings Waive Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington was traded to the Kings by the Mavericks in the beginning of August.

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry, Second Round Picks From Kings For Gee, Non-Guaranteed Players

The Rockets have agreed on a trade to acquire Jason Terry from the Kings.

Report: Rondo Told Celtics He 'Wants Out'

Rajon Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015.

Sim Bhullar Signs Camp Deal With Kings

Sim Bhullar has signed a camp deal with the Kings.

DeMarcus Cousins Listed Day-To-Day, No Structural Damage To Knee

DeMarcus Cousins is listed as day-to-day.

Kings Agree To Deal With Deonte Burton

The Kings have reached an agreement to sign Deonte Burton, a league source told RealGM.

Rudy Gay Added To USA Basketball Roster

Rudy Gay will compete for one of the final 12 roster spots that goes to Spain for the World Cup.

Knicks Acquire Acy, Outlaw From Kings For Ellington, Tyler, 2nd Round Pick

The Kings are expected to release Jeremy Tyler and use the stretch provision on Wayne Ellington.

Pacers Expressing Interest In MarShon Brooks

The Pacers have MarShon Brooks on a short list of free agent possibilities, league sources told RealGM.

Kings Sign Eric Moreland To Three-Year Deal

Eric Moreland went undrafted out of Oregon State in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Terrence Williams To Work Out For Kings

Terrence Williams last played in the NBA in 2013 with the Celtics.
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