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Kings Reassign Eric Moreland To Reno

The Sacramento Kings have reassigned rookie forward Eric Moreland to the Reno BigHorns of the D-League.

The 6-10, 218-pound forward from Oregon State is averaging 13.3 points (.581 FG%), 10.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in three games (all starts) for the Reno Bighorns.

Moreland saw action for the first time in the regular season in the Kings’ 102-89 loss to the Houston Rockets on Nov. 26.

Via RealGM Staff Report

NBA Denies Kings' Protest From Game Against Grizzlies

The NBA has denied the Sacramento Kings' protest of their 111-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 13.

The basis for the Kings' protest was that Courtney Lee's game-winning shot should have been disqualified as having been made after time expired. Under league procedures, each team has an opportunity to make submissions in support of its position, and the protesting team is required to establish a misapplication of the official playing rules that had a clear impact on the game's outcome.

Via RealGM Staff Report

DeMarcus Cousins, Lou Williams Named NBA Players Of Week

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

RealGM Radio: James Ham On The Kings' Strong Start

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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Via RealGM Staff Report

Rudy Gay Agrees To Three-Year, $40M Extension With Kings

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.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Taking 'Wait-And-See Approach' With Current Roster

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."

Via Scott Howard-Cooper/NBA.com

Ben McLemore Hires Rich Paul As Agent

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.

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Kings Assign Eric Moreland To Reno In D-League

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Klay Thompson, Warriors Agree Upon $70M Max Extension

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.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Receive Trade Interest In Jason Thompson

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.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

Sacramento Kings Archives

Ranadivé Pitched 4-On-5 Defense To Have 5th Player Cherry-Pick

The Kings won't try that idea, but their D-League affiliate might experiment with the concept.

Terrence Williams Works Out For Kings Again For Potential Signing

Terrence Williams worked out for the Kings on Monday for the second time since July, with an opportunity to sign, league sources told RealGM.

Kings Release Trey Johnson

The Kings roster now stands at 14 players.

Ben McLemore's 15-16 Option Exercised By Kings

Ben McLemore averaged 8.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.7 minutes per contest as a rookie last season

Kings Release Sim Bhullar, Deonte Burton, David Wear

The Kings preseason roster now stands at 15.

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

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.

Kings Hire Division III Assistant To Coach D-League Affiliate

The Kings have hired David Arseneault Jr. of Divison III Grinnell (Iowa) College to coach their D-League affiliate.

Rudy Gay Drops Weight Gained Before 13-14 Season

Rudy Gay dropped 15 pounds that he gained before last season.

Kings Hire Dean Oliver

Dean Oliver had been the director of production analytics at ESPN and reunites with Pete D'Alessandro.

Scotty Hopson Waived By Kings

The Kings waived guard Scotty Hopson on Wednesday.

Ramon Sessions Agrees To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal With Kings

The Kings are using their biannual exception to sign Ramon Sessions.

Mickael Pietrus Works Out For Kings

Mickael Pietrus remains on the workout trail.

Kings Agree Upon One-Year Guaranteed Deal With Ryan Hollins

Ryan Hollins most recently played for the Clippers.

Rockets Officially Acquire Terry For Gee, Hopson

In exchange for Jason Terry, the Rockets will send forward Alonzo Gee and guard Scotty Hopson to the Kings.

RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

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.

Kings To Retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16

The Kings will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic on Dec. 16.

Gay Upset With Fractured Jaw, Broken Tooth From 'Dirty Play' By Lithuania

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 Signing One-Year Deal In Russia After Discussing NBA Move With Kings

Dmitry Kulagin will sign a one-year contract to continue his pro career in Russia, a source told RealGM.

Ryan Hollins Receiving Interest From Heat, Spurs, Bulls, Kings

Ryan Hollins met with the Heat on Friday, according to sources.

Jeremy Tyler To Be Released By Kings

Jeremy Tyler has a contract guarantee date in the middle of this month.
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