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Ben McLemore Has Been Available In Trade Talks For Months

Sep 23, 2016 12:06 PM

Ben McLemore has been available in trade talks by the Sacramento Kings for months.

McLemore is in the final season of his rookie contract.

The Kings acquired Arron Afflalo and Malachi Richardson this offseason.

McLemore’s playing time dropped to 21.2 minutes per game last season because the Kings opted to use Marco Belinelli more.

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Rudy Gay To Opt Out, Unlikely To Have Interest In Re-Signing With Kings

Sep 19, 2016 12:55 PM

Rudy Gay has informed the Sacramento Kings he intends to opt out and is unlikely to have interest in re-signing during the 2017 offseason.

Gay holds a $14.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season. He’ll make $13.3 million this season.

The Kings have no interest in trading away Gay without a substantial package in return.

The Kings could wait until deeper into the season before moving Gay.

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Jordan Farmar, Kings Agree To Deal

Sep 13, 2016 4:46 PM

Jordan Farmar has agreed to a deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Farmar finished last season playing for Dave Joerger with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Kings also have Darren Collison and Ty Lawson at point guard.

David Pick

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Isaiah Cousins Signs Partially Guaranteed One-Year Deal With Kings

Sep 6, 2016 1:32 PM

Isaiah Cousins has signed a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Cousins was a second rounder by the Kings out of Oklahoma in 2016.

Cousins averaged 6.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 25.1 minutes over two Summer League games for the Kings.

Cousins averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in his senior season at Oklahoma.

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Darren Collison Avoids Jail Time With Plea In Domestic Violence Case

Sep 2, 2016 8:07 PM

Darren Collison has agreed to a plea deal of one count of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from a May 30th incident.

According to the plea agreement, Collison received a 20-day jail sentence, which he will serve in an Alternative Sentencing Program, where he will work on community service projects overseen by Placer County.

"Words cannot describe the feelings and regret that I have been experiencing the last few months," Collison said in a statement. "My family and I found ourselves in such an unfamiliar situation and it has been a difficult few months. This is far from who I am as a person and not something I am proud of. I take full responsibility for my actions. I have apologized to my beautiful wife that I have known and loved since high school. I appreciate and am thankful for the love and understanding from my family, friends and supporters. Now it is time to put this behind us and move forward.

The Kings also released a statement: "Domestic violence is a serious issue across our nation and one that runs contrary to our organization’s values. We’re disappointed by Darren’s behavior and today he accepted full responsibility for his actions. He is committed to using this incident to help raise awareness through education of this critical issue in the community. We’re working with Darren and the NBA on the appropriate next steps."

Collison is expected to start for the Sacramento Kings at point guard this season.

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Pelicans Had Serious Interest In Ty Lawson

Sep 2, 2016 11:41 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans made a strong run at signing Ty Lawson before he ultimately decided to join the Sacramento Kings.

The Pelicans are looking for depth in the backcourt behind Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans.

Lawson played for the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers last season.

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Kings' Arena Costs Keep Rising, Now $109M Over Proposal

Sep 1, 2016 12:15 PM

The latest estimate of Golden 1 Center’s construction costs have increased to $556.6 million.

Costs have increased by $21.7 million in just one month.

The $556.6 million price represents a more than $79 million increase since the Kings broke ground in October 2014 on what was envisioned as a $477 million project.

The original estimate when proposed in 2013 was $447 million, bringing the total increase to $109 million.

With the city’s subsidy capped at $255 million, all the additional costs are coming from the Kings.

The Kings have maintained that the increases aren't cost overruns as much as the costs of design changes implemented since the initial proposal.

Dale Kasler/Sacramento Bee

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Kings Working Out Mychel Thompson

Aug 31, 2016 2:10 PM

The Sacramento Kings are bringing in Mychel Thompson for a workout.

Thompson went undrafted in 2011 out of Pepperdine.

Thompson averaged 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 29.1 minutes per game last season in the D-League.

Thompson is the brother of Klay Thompson.

David Pick

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Ty Lawson Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Kings

Aug 29, 2016 12:15 AM

Ty Lawson has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Lawson was traded to the Houston Rockets last offseason and finished the season with the Indiana Pacers.

Lawson was one of the NBA's more productive point guards until he had a series of DUI's in 2015.

The Kings had Darren Collison and Garrett Temple already on their depth chart at point guard.

The New Orleans Pelicans also expressed interest in Lawson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics

Aug 28, 2016 12:59 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is open to playing for Team USA again in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Cousins won a gold medal in his first Olympics for the United States.

“I’m open to [coming back for Tokyo 2020]. I’ll be older then, so it depends on how my body feels. As of right now, where I’m at, absolutely, I’m open to it,” he said. “I think people don’t understand [how hard this winning is]. They see the guys on the roster and they think automatically, they’re supposed to win. This [international game] isn’t our game. This isn’t the way we play. This is an adjustment for every guy on the roster.

“No matter how much time there is, if guys can come together and mesh and play with some type of chemistry, you’re going to win games. It’s been proven in the past. We’ve had some of the most talented teams in the past and we didn’t win, so it’s not as easy as people think it is.”

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Host Danny Leroux, Kevin Pelton of ESPN Insider and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated break down the Pacific Division including an offseason review and regular season preview.

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Execs Don't Expect DeMarcus Cousins To Re-Sign With Kings In 2018
The Kings have two trade deadlines and one offseason to consider trading DeMarcus Cousins before he's free to leave on his own.

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Reno Bighorns Holding Open Tryouts In Late August
Members of the Bighorns and Kings' staff will be in attendance to evaluate players.

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Rudy Gay Denies Asking For Trade, Has No Idea On Direction Of Kings' Franchise
Rudy Gay was asked about how he's handling reports the Kings are looking to trade him this offseason.

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Kings To Name Street Leading To New Arena After David Stern
David Stern helped keep the Kings from relocating away from Sacramento.

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DeMarcus Cousins Calls Carmelo Anthony 'My Favorite Player Of All-Time'
DeMarcus Cousins sometimes resembles a wing player in the body of a big at 6'11, 270 pounds.

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Kings Still Searching For Rudy Gay Trade
Rudy Gay has a player option for 2017 and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

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Quincy Acy Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Mavs
Quincy Acy spent last season with the Kings, averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game.

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Kings Claim Lamar Patterson Off Waivers
Lamar Patterson was waived by the Hawks this week to create an available roster spot.

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Rudy Gay Requests Trade From Kings
The Kings are attempting to find a suitable trade package for Rudy Gay.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Seth Curry Finalizing Two-Year, $6M Deal With Mavs
Seth Curry spent the past two seasons with the Kings.

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Matt Barnes, Kings Agree To Two-Year, $12M Deal
Matt Barnes is a native of the Sacramento area.

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Kings To Rescind Qualifying Offer To Seth Curry
Seth Curry emerged as a promising rotation guard this past season with the Kings.

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Garrett Temple, Kings Agree Upon Three-Year, $24M Deal
Garrett Temple has played for the Washington Wizards since 2012 and is capable of playing either guard position.

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Pacers, Kings Discuss Rudy Gay Trade
Sacramento still has interest in Monta Ellis while the Pacers would prefer to deal Rodney Stuckey.

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Anthony Tolliver, Kings Agree Upon Two-Year, $16M Deal
The second year of the deal for Anthony Tolliver is guaranteed for just $2 million.

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Kings Agree Upon Two-Year, $25M Deal With Arron Afflalo
The Kings have had a need at shooting guard for several seasons.

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Kings Interested In Dion Waiters, Allen Crabbe
Dion Waiters and the Kings are gaining traction on a contract.

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Nets, Kings, 76ers Interested In Allen Crabbe
Allen Crabbe had a breakout 15-16 season, scoring 14.2 points per 36 minutes with a True Shooting Percentage of .572 in 26.0 minutes per game.

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76ers, Kings Interested In Dion Waiters
The Thunder acquired Victor Oladipo on draft night, which complicates the potential for Dion Waiter's return.

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