Nov 24, 2014 4:17 PM EST
Lou Williams and DeMarcus Cousins have been named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 23.
Williams helped the Toronto Raptors to a 3-0 week, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference with 23.7 ppg and ninth with 2.0 spg.
Cousins led the Sacramento Kings to a 2-1 week and paced the league in rebounding (16.3). He averaged 25.7 points (second in the league) on .577 shooting (30-for-52) and tallied five blocks.
Nov 20, 2014 2:16 PM EST
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom (@James_Ham) about the Sacramento Kings, one of the real success stories from the first month of the season.
The two discuss what keyed this strong start, the dominance of DeMarcus Cousins, the importance of Rudy Gay's extension and potential trade targets for this season.
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Nov 16, 2014 3:25 PM EST
Rudy Gay has agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension with the Sacramento Kings, according to sources.
The extension begins with the 2015-16 season, and includes a player option for the the 2017-18 season.
Gay has one year left on his current deal, which will pay him $19.3 million.
For the Kings, the re-signing of Gay is an important statement on the franchise's ability to get high-level players to decide to stay with the organization.
Nov 07, 2014 3:16 PM EST
The Sacramento Kings have started the season with a 4-1 record and are comfortable with their roster now after a year in which they have been incredibly active in exploring trade scenarios.
"(Coach) Michael Malone and I," D'Alessandro said, "in our first meeting with the team, we looked at everyone in the room and said, 'Guys, we picked this team now.' Our ownership, our front office, our coaching staff -- this is our team. Last year, we came in here and we couldn't say that. Do we want to take our time a little and see where this thing goes? Yeah. It's a different feeling. Yes, we want to see what this team is now. Does that mean any team in the league is ever sitting on their hands and saying they're done? No. Of course not. But we really feel about the acquisitions we made. We feel great about guys like (Omri) Casspi and Darren (Collison) and Ryan (Hollins). (Ramon) Sessions is now starting to come along as well. We want to see what we have here.
"When you talk about thirst, last year when we came in, we knew we had to disrupt the whole roster," said general manager Pete D'Alessandro. "Dismantle. I don't know if that was a thirst as much as -- well, it was a thirst. It was a necessity, right? Our eyes are always open. We're always looking to get better. But we are very happy with the acquisitions that we made. We're going to take a wait-and-see approach and see how this thing goes. Obviously every team in the league is looking for that one magical guy, but let's see if this chemistry's right for a little bit."
Nov 07, 2014 10:51 AM EST
Ben McLemore has decided to sign with Klutch Sports Group two weeks after firing his previous agent Rodney Blackstock.
Klutch is run by Rich Paul, who also represents LeBron James.
McLemore’s decision to hire Blackstock, who became certified before last year’s NBA Draft, was criticized by some who said the delayed decision and going with a new agent cost McLemore a chance to be selected in the top-3 of the draft.
Nov 05, 2014 12:29 AM EST
The Sacramento Kings assigned Eric Moreland to the team’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, on Tuesday.
A 6-10, 218-pound forward from Oregon State, Moreland has not seen action during the regular season.
He totaled four points (2-4 FG), five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 20 minutes in three games off the bench in the preseason for the Kings.
Oct 31, 2014 5:27 PM EDT
Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have agreed upon a four-year, $70 millon maximum contract extension.
The deal contains no options.
The Sacramento Kings reportedly made a late push to trade for Thompson by offering anyone other than DeMarcus Cousins or Rudy Gay.
Oct 28, 2014 12:35 PM EDT
The rising cap has triggered renewed interest from teams in trading for Jason Thompson, according to multiple sources.
The Kings like to use a small-ball lineup and could use Thompson as a backup center.
Thompson is signed through the 16-17 season.
Oct 28, 2014 12:20 PM EDT
Vivek Ranadivé has pitched an idea to the Sacramento Kings' brain trust of playing 4-on-5 defense to leave one player to cherry-pick on the offensive end of the floor, according to multiple sources.
The Kings won't try that idea, but their D-League affiliate might experiment with the concept.
Ranadivé is committed to pushing boundaries in his search for an offbeat brand of “position-less” ball.
Oct 27, 2014 7:41 PM EDT
With an opportunity to sign, free agent Terrence Williams worked out for the Sacramento Kings on Monday for the second time since July, league sources told RealGM.
Williams, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of Louisville, has reshaped his professionalism and maturity over the past several years, longing to reprove and commit himself in the NBA.
With the Kings’ inconsistent wing performances at times in the preseason, Williams could prove to be the most ideal fit for the franchise’s roster among the free-agent pool. At 14 players, Sacramento has one roster spot open.
Williams, 27, spent most of last season in the NBA D-League with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He averaged 20.5 points, 6.4 assists and five rebounds in 32 games, including the D-Fenders single-game record of 59 points.
After leaving the NBA to sign in the Chinese Basketball Association in 2012, Williams received an opportunity with the Boston Celtics and earned a multi-year contract. He averaged nearly five points, two rebounds and two assists in 2013, and became a contributor in Doc Rivers’ rotation late in the season
Amid his early years with the Nets, successful stop in Sacramento and recent season with the Celtics, Williams refined his work ethic and became one of Boston's most diligent workers. The Celtics released Williams in the summer of 2013 because of an off-court court charge that was later dismissed as self-defense.
Williams has averaged 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 153 NBA games over four seasons.
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The Kings roster now stands at 14 players.
Ben McLemore averaged 8.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.7 minutes per contest as a rookie last season
The Kings preseason roster now stands at 15.
In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.
The Kings have hired David Arseneault Jr. of Divison III Grinnell (Iowa) College to coach their D-League affiliate.
Rudy Gay dropped 15 pounds that he gained before last season.
Dean Oliver had been the director of production analytics at ESPN and reunites with Pete D'Alessandro.
The Kings waived guard Scotty Hopson on Wednesday.
The Kings are using their biannual exception to sign Ramon Sessions.
Mickael Pietrus remains on the workout trail.
Ryan Hollins most recently played for the Clippers.
In exchange for Jason Terry, the Rockets will send forward Alonzo Gee and guard Scotty Hopson to the Kings.
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.
The Kings will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic on Dec. 16.
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 will sign a one-year contract to continue his pro career in Russia, a source told RealGM.
Ryan Hollins met with the Heat on Friday, according to sources.
Jeremy Tyler has a contract guarantee date in the middle of this month.
Dmitry Kulagin and the Sacramento Kings are still discussing an NBA deal, a source tells RealGM.
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