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Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

DeMarcus Cousins Suspended One Game By NBA For 16th Technical Foul

DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season, the NBA announced on Monday afternoon.

Cousins will serve his suspension in the Sacramento Kings' season finale on Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns.

Cousins picked up his 16th technical foul in Sunday's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Cousins averaged 22.7 points and 11.7 rebounds this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jared Cunningham Signs With Kings For Rest Of Season

The Sacramento Kings have signed guard Jared Cunningham for the remainder of the season.

Signed to a 10-day contract on March 31, Cunningham is averaging 3.0 points (.235 FG%, 10-10 FT), 0.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 6.3 minutes per game in six games off the bench for the Kings.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings Assign Willie Reed To D-League

The Sacramento Kings assigned forward Willie Reed to their D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns.

Reed has averaged 13.6 points (.649 FG%, .800 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists 2.4 blocks, and 25.0 minutes per game in five games off the bench for the Bighorns this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Reggie Evans Fined $15K By NBA For Elbow To Anthony Davis' Face

Reggie Evans was fined $15,000 for elbowing Anthony Davis in the face, the NBA announced Tuesday.

The foul on Evans, which was a Flagrant 2 and resulted in his ejection, occurred with 1:03 remaining in the third quarter of the Sacramento Kings' 102-97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings To Sign Jared Cunningham To 10-Day Contract

The Sacramento Kings will sign Jared Cunningham to a 10-day contract.

The Kings have only two healthy guards available in Ray McCallum and Ben McLemore.

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Willie Reed To Sign With Kings For Remainder Of Season

Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Sacramento Kings on a contract for the remainder of the season, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM.

The deal contains a team option for next season.

Reed, a 6-foot-10 forward with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, has averaged 14.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 59 percent shooting this season. He went to training camp with the Kings in 2012, and the team remains enamored with his activity and athleticism.

Reed finished last season with the Memphis Grizzlies and participated with their summer league team, but he was released prior to 2013-14.

Reed, 23, played two seasons at Saint Louis University, where he averaged 12.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a sophomore.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Orlando Johnson Not Re-Signed By Kings

Orlando Johnson was not signed by the Sacramento Kings after the expiration of his second 10-day contract.

The Kings had to decide whether to sign Johnson for the remainder of the season.

Johnson averaged 1.3 points in seven appearances for the Kings.

Via Jonathan Santiago/Cowbell Kingdom

Jackson Convinced Steve Kerr To Take Seattle Coaching Job

The New York Knicks are expected to pursue Steve Kerr as their next head coach.

Phil Jackson had convinced Kerr to come to Seattle as his coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Seattle ownership group was planning on hiring Jackson for a front office role similar to the one he signed with the Knicks.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kings See Derrick Williams' Versatility As Asset, Not Detriment

Derrick Williams continues to be between positions at small forward and power forward. 

Williams is one of the most athletic players on the Sacramento Kings, but utilizing and maximizing that ability hasn't been consistent.

If Rudy Gay returns to the Kings next season, he will take the starting spot at small forward, which would leave Williams vying for the spot at power forward.

“This last stretch, I want to use it to prove that I should be starting,” Williams said. “And that’s the main goal, to prove it to Coach and finish the season strong as a team and see what works best.”

“You go back to his days at Arizona, when he was the No. 2 pick, he played a lot of four (power forward),” Mike Malone said. “I see in the NBA if a bigger guy is guarding him, he can take that guy out on the perimeter. If you play him at the small forward, you can post him up some. He’s got that versatility and athleticism that is very attractive."

Williams is a good matchup against more athletic power forwards.

“The league is getting a lot smaller it seems, and I think Derrick’s versatility is a real advantage when you play him at the four,” Malone said. “Now you have a quick and athletic lineup.”

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Kings Archives

Royce White To Receive 2nd 10-Day Contract With Kings

Royce White is remaining in Sacramento working on his strength and conditioning while the Kings are on the road.

Carl Landry Out For Season To Undergo Knee Surgery

Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season after a recent MRI revealed a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

Kings Sign Orlando Johnson To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Orlando Johnson has averaged 9.0 in five appearances with the Kings.

Kings To Sign Royce White To 10-Day For D-League Assignment

The Kings will sign Royce White to a second 10-day deal for NBA games if the D-League stint goes well.

Tibco Provided $400k Worth Of Tech To Kings In 2013

The Kings' new smartphone app was designed by Tibco, but it is unclear what else was provided by the company.

Kings Have Just Four Players Remaining From Maloof Era

DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Travis Outlaw and Jason Thompson are the only players remaining on the roster that were acquired by Geoff Petrie and the Maloofs.

Jimmer Fredette Clears Waivers, Signs With Bulls

Jimmer Fredette is expected to officially sign with the Bulls.

Cousins Suspended One Game For Punch Of Beverley

DeMarcus Cousins was also suspended one game for punching Patrick Beverley in the game.

Jimmer Fredette Waived By Kings, Leaning Toward Signing With Bulls

Jimmer Fredette will be waived by the Kings.

Royce White Likely To Sign 10-Day Deal With Kings

The Kings recently worked out Royce White and will likely sign him to a 10-day deal.

Orlando Johnson To Sign With Kings

The Kings originally drafted Orlando Johnson in the 2012 NBA draft.

Jimmer Fredette Finalizing Buyout With Kings

The Kings passed on picking up their team option for 14-15, which would have allowed Jimmer Fredette to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Jason Terry Won't Report To Kings, Will Rehab Knee In Preperation For Next Season

Jason Terry will rehabilitate a knee injury in Dallas to prepare for next season.

Heat Trade Roger Mason To Kings To Create Roster Spot

The Heat have been attempting to trade Roger Mason to create an open roster spot.

Warriors Acquire Steve Blake For Bazemore, Brooks

The Warriors and Lakers have agreed upon a trade of Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks for Steve Blake.

Nets, Kings Agree To Terry, Evans For Thornton Trade

Marcus Thornton has fallen in the Kings' rotation, while the Nets could use an individual scorer in the backcourt.

Golden State, Sacramento Have Never Reached Playoffs In Same Season

The Warriors and Kings are separated by just 90 miles and have shared Northern California for 29 seasons, but they have yet to develop a rivalry.

Isaiah Thomas Has Strained Ligaments In Wrist

Isaiah Thomas' wrist issue is considered "a short-term nuisance," one source said.

Nets, Kings Discussing Terry, Evans For Thornton Trade

Marcus Thornton is being shopped by the Kings in multiple scenarios.

Cavaliers Express Interest In Pierre Jackson, Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson

The Cavaliers have expressed interest in acquiring the draft rights of Pierre Jackson.
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