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NBPA To File Grievance Against Kings For Voiding Mbah a Moute's Contract

Aug 1, 2015 1:02 PM

The NBPA is filing a grievance against the Sacramento Kings, challenging the legitimacy of the franchise’s voiding of free-agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute’s contract over an alleged failed medical physical, according to sources.

The NBPA is planning to file the grievance to the NBA early next week.

Mbah a Moute has been meeting with NBPA executive director Michele Roberts in Johannesburg this week, where Mbah a Moute, a Cameroon native, has been medically cleared to play for Team Africa against Team World in the first NBA exhibition game in Africa.

Mbah a Moute signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Sacramento on July 14.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Luc Mbah a Moute, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings To Hire Nancy Lieberman As Assistant Coach

Jul 30, 2015 5:39 PM

The Sacramento Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach.

Vlade Divac will formally offer the job to Lieberman next week and she plans to accept it.

Lieberman is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and coached previously in the D-League.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

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Kings Waiving Eric Moreland

Jul 29, 2015 1:12 PM

The Sacramento Kings are releasing forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM.

Moreland’s contract guarantee date is on Saturday, and the Kings’ front office eventually deemed his game too similar to rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. As a free agent, Moreland is expected to receive firm interest around the NBA.

At 6-foot-10, Moreland has strong finishing ability and activity. After recovering from shoulder surgery, Moreland had an impressive Summer League in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year. He averaged 6.4 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes per game for the Kings’ entry.

Moreland played three regular-season games for the Kings in 2014-15. In seven games with Reno in the D-League, he averaged 13.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

Moreland went unselected out of Oregon State in the 2014 NBA draft. Through workouts and the summer league, the 23-year-old earned a three-year contract with the Kings.

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Tags: Eric Moreland, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Kings Part Ways With Dean Oliver

Jul 26, 2015 6:16 PM

The Sacramento Kings have parted ways with Dean Oliver.

Oliver is one of basketball's foremost experts on analytics and was Director of Player Personnel.

Oliver had multiple years remaining on his contract.

Divac has told confidants that he is strongly opposed to the use of analytics in evaluating players.


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Kings Offer Peja Stojakovic Role In Front Office

Jul 25, 2015 7:13 PM

The Sacramento Kings have offered Peja Stojakovic a full-time position in their front office, according to sources.

Vlade Divac has reportedly asked Stojakovic to leave Europe and join the Kings in a player personnel role.

Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey was retired by the Kings in December. He attended summer league in Las Vegas with the Kings in a consulting role to Divac earlier this month, but sources say a firm decision on whether the 38-year-old joins them on a permanent basis might not come before September.‎

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Caron Butler Agrees To Two-Year, $3M Deal With Kings

Jul 21, 2015 9:43 PM

Caron Butler and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a two-year, $3 million deal.

The contract includes a player option for Butler in the second season.

butler spent last season with the Detroit Pistons.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Caron Butler, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Seth Curry Agrees To Two-Year, $2M Deal With Kings

Jul 21, 2015 8:35 PM

Seth Curry and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a two-year, $2 million deal.

The deal includes two fully guaranteed seasons for Curry.

Curry was named to the Summer League First Team with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Curry has played productive basketball in the D-League after going undrafted in 2013 out of Duke.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Seth Curry, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Quincy Acy Reaches Two-Year Deal With Kings

Jul 20, 2015 7:55 PM

Free agent forward Quincy Acy has reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told RealGM.

Acy’s deal to return to the Kings includes a player option on the second season.

A three-year NBA veteran, Acy averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds for the New York Knicks a year ago. He’ll give Sacramento additional floor-spacing and depth in the frontcourt.

Out of Baylor University, Acy was the 37th overall selection in the 2012 NBA draft to the Toronto Raptors. He has averages of 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds over his NBA career.

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Kings Agree To Contract With Duje Dukan

Jul 20, 2015 6:37 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a deal with undrafted Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan, league sources told RealGM on Monday.

Dukan's deal with the Kings will contain guarantees, sources said.

Over five summer league games with the Kings, Dukan averaged 9.2 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 41.7 percent from three-point land (10-of-24).

Dukan, a native of Croatia who attended high school in Deerfield, Ill., played four collegiate seasons at Wisconsin. The 6-foot-10 big man was a redshirt as a junior.

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Kings Void Contract Of Luc Mbah a Moute Following Failed Physical

Jul 16, 2015 3:47 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute failed his physical with the Sacramento Kings and has had his contract voided.

Mbah a Moute spent last season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Tags: Luc Mbah a Moute, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

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Jason Levien Acting As Unofficial Advisor To Ranadive
Jason Levien was formerly an assistant general manager with the Sacramento Kings under Geoff Petrie and later became CEO of the Grizzlies.

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Kings Sign Luc Mbah A Moute
Luc Mbah a Moute has averaged 6.8 and 4.9 rebounds in seven NBA seasons.

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Kings Interested In Matt Bonner
The Kings could use more floor spacing in the frontcourt in the form of Matt Bonner.

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Divac: Everything Is Going To Be Alright Between Cousins, Karl
George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins shared an awkward handshake at Summer League on Monday.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Nets Beat Out Kings To Sign Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani accepted the Nets offer of a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum that includes a player option.

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Divac: Karl-Cousins' Relationship Not 'Pretty Right Now'
Vlade Divac expects both George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins to be with the franchise at the start of next season.


Spurs Acquire Ray McCallum From Kings
Ray McCallum will give the Spurs depth at point guard to replace Cory Joseph.

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Omri Casspi, Kings Agree Upon Two-Year, $6M Deal
The Kings drafted Omri Casspi and reacquired him last offseason.

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Kosta Koufos Agrees To Four-Year, $33M Deal With Kings
Kosta Koufos' deal contains a player option after Year 3 to become a free agent in 2018.

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Derrick Williams Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Knicks
The second year of Derrick Williams' deal is a player option.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Rajon Rondo Agrees To One-Year, $9.5M Deal With Kings
Rajon Rondo has agreed to sign with the Kings on a one-year, $10 million deal.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Patrick Beverley Agrees To Re-Sign With Rockets On Four-Year, $25M Deal
The Rockets brought Patrick Beverley back from Europe several years ago and has become an invaluable defensive player at point guard.

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Marco Belinelli Agrees To Three-Year, $19M Deal With Kings
Marco Belinelli joins the Kings from the Spurs.

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Wesley Matthews Agrees Upon Four-Year Offer With Mavs
The exact money amount of Wesley Matthews' deal won't be determined until the Mavericks resolve their pursuits of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.

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Lakers Reach Out To Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo has most strenuously been pursued by the Kings.

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Wesley Matthews Has Three-Year, $45M Offer From Kings; Prefers Mavs
The Mavericks are considered the favorites to sign Wesley Matthews.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Monta Ellis Agrees To Four-Year, $44M Deal With Pacers
Monta Ellis was also receiving strong interest from the Kings.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

James Anderson Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Kings
Justin Anderson was the 20th overall pick by the Spurs out of Oklahoma State in 2010.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Trade Stauskas, Thompson, Landry To 76ers To Clear Cap Space
Sacramento is pursuing Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo and Wesley Matthews in free agency.

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Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks
Derrick Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Wolves.

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