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Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season.

“My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun to play with Rudy (Gay), DeMarcus (Cousins), J.T. I still have a lot of friends there. I would love to come back and fulfill my path. But now I have to concentrate on the national team, and maybe, I can get some of this pressure off my chest.”

Via Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Kings, Pistons Continue To Discuss Josh Smith Trade

The Sacramento Kings continue to pursue a trade for Josh Smith with the Detroit Pistons.

The Kings are attempting to find a third team to engage in trade talks to help facilitate the deal.

Talks have centered around Jason Thompson and either Derrick Williams or Jason Terry to the Pistons for Smith.

Skeptics question whether the Kings could gamble on trying to fit Smith in alongside DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. The Kings like the idea of acquiring Smith because it wouldn't make them part with any players in their long-term plans.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Rudy Gay Wants To See How Kings Develop Before Discussing Extension

Rudy Gay opted into his $19.3 million player option with the Sacramento Kings for the 14-15 season and is in no rush to sign an extension.

The Kings are interested in signing Gay to an extension, but he would like to see how the team develops.

“I don’t want to create a big fuss like it was before, but I’m taking my time,” Gay said. “I’m open to doing things, but I really want to see where the organization is going.”

Gay said he would have tested the market if he would have opted for free agency this summer.

“If I was going to opt out, I was definitely going to look at my options on different teams,” Gay said. “But with me opting in, I’m not saying no extension is going to happen. I’m just trying to see where we’re going as a team and how we plan on getting better.”

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Isaiah Thomas To Suns On Four-Year, $27M Sign-And-Trade With Kings

Isaiah Thomas has reached agreement with the Phoenix Suns and will be dealt as a sign-and-trade on a four-year, $27 million contract.

Thomas is a restricted free agent of the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings will receive a $7 million traded player exception, along with the draft rights to Alex Oriakhi.

Sam Amick reports that the Suns envision a three-guard lineup of Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Thomas.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Julyan Stone In Discussions With 76ers, Kings, Bucks

Clearing NBA free agency waivers after his release from the Toronto Raptors, Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.

Stone, one of the tallest pure point guards at 6-foot-7, averaged one point and one rebound in 21 games for the Raptors a season ago.

Stone remains a possibility for the Raptors, a source said.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Kings Hire Tyrone Corbin As Assistant Coach

The Sacramento Kings have hired Tyrone Corbin as an assistant coach.

Corbin was most recently head coach of the Utah Jazz, compiling a 112-146 record.

Mike Malone was looking for a coach with head coaching experience to help on the staff.

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Isaiah Thomas Receives Interest From Celtics, Mavs, Warriors, Heat, Pistons, Suns

Isaiah Thomas has received interest from the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns.

Thomas is a restricted free agent, giving the Sacramento Kings the ability to match any offer sheet or execute a sign-and-trade.

Thomas was a second round pick in 2011 out of Washington.

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Willie Reed Released By Kings, Will Play For Pacers In Summer League

Willie Reed has been released by the Sacramento Kings and has reached an agreement to play for the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando summer league, league sources told RealGM.

Reed, a 6-foot-10 big man, had signed with the Kings late last season, with a team option for the 2014-15 season.

Reed also spent time on the Memphis Grizzlies’ roster two seasons ago. He’s showcased his activity and athleticism in the NBA D-League, where he averaged 14.7 points and 9.9 rebounds this past season.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Embiid In Play For 76ers, Magic; Unlikely To Fall Past Kings At No. 8

Joel Embiid is currently slotted to go third overall to the Philadelphia 76ers in the most recent mock draft by Jonathan Givony at Draft Express.

The 76ers are planning a slow rebuild, so selecting Embiid with the possibility he sits out his entire rookie season as Nerlens Noel did in 13-14 is not an issue.

Draft Express reports that the Orlando Magic also represent a viable option to select Embiid with the No. 4 pick and the worst case scenario are the Sacramento Kings at No. 8.

Via Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Kings, Pistons Discuss Josh Smith Trade

The Sacramento Kings have discussed a trade for Josh Smith with the Detroit Pistons.

The Kings could send Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams as part of a trade package for Smith.

Rajon Rondo has also been a target of interest for the Kings, who is a close friend of Smith.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Sacramento Kings Archives

Aaron Gordon In Consideration To Go As High As No. 4 To Magic

Aaron Gordon is not expected to fall past the Kings at No. 8.

Rudy Gay Exercises $19.3M Option For 14-15 With Kings

The Kings have made re-signing Rudy Gay a top priority.

Kings Encouraged After Meeting With Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay has until June 30 to decide on his player option.

Kings Interested In Schröder, Knight With No. 8 Pick As Trade Chip

The Kings are looking to add a player that can contribute in a meaningful way immediately.

Celtics, Lakers, Kings, Hornets, Wolves, Suns Open To Trading Lottery Pick

The idea of a lottery pick in this year's draft being available in trade talks is a surprising development, but several teams appear amenable to a deal.

Tyrone Corbin Expected To Interview For Kings' Assistant Coach Opening

The Kings are in the early stages of their search to fill an assistant coaching vacancy.

Kings Interested In Kevin Love, Willing To Deal Without Assurance He'll Re-Sign

The Kings have expressed interest in trading for Kevin Love, according to a source.

Alvin Gentry Expected To Interview For Jazz's Coaching Vacancy

The Cavaliers have also discussed interviewing Alvin Gentry.

Kings To Put No. 8 Pick On Trade Block

The Kings will put the pick up on the trade block in search of a veteran player ready to contribute immediately.

Cavaliers Win NBA Lottery; Bucks Pick 2nd, 76ers 3rd

The Cavaliers have won the NBA Lottery for the third time in four seasons.

Sacramento Completes Definitive Arena Agreement

The deal now goes to the City Council for a May 20 vote.

Nelson Calls Owens For Richmond Trade 'One Regret Of Career'

The Warriors traded away Mitch Richmond for the draft rights to Billy Owens in 1991 to the Kings.

Kings See Rudy Gay As Long-Term Fit

The Kings have maintained that they view Rudy Gay as a long-term fit.

Kings To Draft Based On Best Player Available

Pete D'Alessandro believes the Kings will prioritize drafting the best player available instead of selecting based on need.

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

The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

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

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

Jared Cunningham Signs With Kings For Rest Of Season

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

Kings Assign Willie Reed To D-League

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

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.

Kings To Sign Jared Cunningham To 10-Day Contract

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