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George Karl Apologized To DeMarcus Cousins In Offseason

Oct 5, 2015 12:30 PM

George Karl admitted apologizing to DeMarcus Cousins during a meeting facilitated by Vlade Divac during the offseason.

Karl had suggested every player on the Sacramento Kings was tradeable.

“What I said, I should not have said,” Karl reiterated Friday. “But we all make mistakes. I make mistakes with game-planning, make mistakes coaching. DeMarcus makes mistakes. I think he was a little surprised (laugh) to hear me say that I make mistakes and that I’m going to ‘bleep up’ again.”

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings Exercise 16-17 Option On Ben McLemore

Oct 3, 2015 4:00 PM

The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2016-17 option on guard Ben McLemore’s contract.

Entering his third NBA campaign, the 6-5 guard averaged 12.1 points (.437 FG%, .358 3pt%, .813 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 32.6 minutes per contest in starting all 82 games he played in last season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Eric Moreland Agrees To Re-Sign With Kings

Sep 3, 2015 2:48 PM

Eric Moreland has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings on a one-year contract, according to league sources.

Moreland will have significant guarantees in his deal with the Kings.

Moreland went undrafted out of Oregon State in 2014 and spent time last season with the Kings and in the D-League with the Reno Bighorns.

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

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Peja Stojakovic Hired By Kings For Front Office Position

Sep 1, 2015 12:13 PM

Peja Stojakovic has been hired as the Sacramento Kings' director of player personnel and development.

Stojakovic also will be the general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate.

Stojakovic played nearly eight seasons for the Kings after being drafted 14th in 1996. He averaged 18.3 points and played in three All-Star Games.

Sacramento Bee

Tags: Sacramento Kings, Reno Bighorns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Eric Moreland Expected To Decide Among Interest From Lakers, Pistons, Kings

Aug 30, 2015 2:29 PM

Free agent Eric Moreland has multiple deals to compete for a roster spot in NBA training camp, with the Detroit Pistons as frontrunners, league sources told RealGM.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are strong under consideration for Moreland, sources said, and their front offices expect the 6-foot-10 forward to settle upon a destination once the final offers are presented. The Kings waived Moreland on July 29 before his contract guarantee date for the 2015-16 season.

Moreland would hold strong chances in roster competitions with the Pistons, Lakers and Kings. Detroit will have several forwards battling for final regular season spots, and Los Angeles and Sacramento have openings with 12 and 14 guaranteed contracts, respectively.

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.

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, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings Sign Marshall Henderson To Camp Deal

Aug 28, 2015 4:51 PM

The Sacramento Kings have signed Marshall Henderson to a training camp deal, according to a source.

Henderson starred at Ole Miss before going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Marshall Henderson, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ryan Hollins Receiving Interest From Kings, Wizards, Clippers

Aug 27, 2015 11:53 AM

Ryan Hollins is drawing interest from the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Hollins has most recently played for the Kings and Clippers.

Hollins turns 31 in October and was a second round pick in 2006 out of UCLA.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ryan Hollins, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings To Wear Baby Blue Throwbacks

Aug 21, 2015 4:07 PM

The Sacramento Kings will wear baby blue throwbacks from the 85-86 season for select games.

The Kings are in their final season at Sleep Train Arena before moving downtown.

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Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA

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'Vast Majority' Within Kings' Organization In Favor Of Trading DeMarcus Cousins

Aug 17, 2015 4:27 PM

DeMarcus Cousins was the subject of trade rumors before the draft, but tension remains between him and the Sacramento Kings' organization with the preseason nearly a month away.

"Sacramento wants to hold onto him. Vivek Ranadive absolutely wants to hold onto DeMarcus Cousins. But I've been told if you polled the rest of the organization, the vast majority are in favor of trading DeMarcus Cousins and that would include, though he denies it, George Karl," said Howard Beck.

Cousins won't become a free agent until 2018.

Vlade Divac has tried to make the situation between Cousins and Karl tenable.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings Hire Roland Beech To Run Analytics Department

Aug 15, 2015 7:50 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to hire Roland Beech to run their new analytics department.

Beech was previously with the Dallas Mavericks and was particularly influential during their 2011 title run.

Beech is also the founder of

The Kings parted ways with Dean Oliver this offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings, Vince Hunter Agree Upon Partially Guaranteed Deal
The Kings have reached agreement on a deal with Vince Hunter, including a partial guarantee, league sources told RealGM.

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NBPA To File Grievance Against Kings For Voiding Mbah a Moute's Contract
The NBPA is planning to file the grievance to the NBA early next week.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kings To Hire Nancy Lieberman As Assistant Coach
Nancy Lieberman is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and coached previously in the D-League.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

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

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Kings Part Ways With Dean Oliver
Dean Oliver had multiple years remaining on his contract, but Vlade Divac is opposed to their use.


Kings Offer Peja Stojakovic Role In Front Office
Vlade Divac has reportedly asked Peja Stojakovic to leave Europe and join the Kings in a player personnel role.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Caron Butler Agrees To Two-Year, $3M Deal With Kings
The contract includes a player option for Caron Butler in the second season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Seth Curry Agrees To Two-Year, $2M Deal With Kings
Seth Curry has played productive basketball in the D-League after going undrafted in 2013 out of Duke.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Quincy Acy Reaches Two-Year Deal With Kings
Quincy Acy has reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Kings, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kings Agree To Contract With Duje Dukan
Duje Dukan's deal with the Kings will contain guarantees, sources told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Kings Void Contract Of Luc Mbah a Moute Following Failed Physical
Luc Mbah a Moute failed his physical with the Kings.

Bill Herenda/Comcast

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.

Sacramento Bee

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

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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