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76ers, Kings Interested In Dion Waiters

Jun 28, 2016 4:54 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings have interest in signing Dion Waiters.

Waiters will be a restricted free agent this offseason with the Oklahoma City Thunder holding matching rights. The Thunder acquired Victor Oladipo on draft night, which complicates the potential for his return.

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Tags: Dion Waiters, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dunc'd On: NOP, WAS, DEN, MEM, SAC, ORL Offseason Previews

Jun 28, 2016 4:05 AM

A detailed look at the offseasons for the New Orleans Pelicans ($24 million in projected cap space), Washington Wizards ($30 million projected, 14:15), Denver Nuggets ($31 million projected, 29:00), Memphis Grizzlies ($26 million projected, 44:30), Sacramento Kings ($30 million projected, 1:00:00) and Orlando Magic ($44 million projected, 1:16:00).

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux of RealGM, The Athletic and the Sporting News (@DannyLeroux). 

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, NBA, Dunc'd On

Suns Acquire Marquese Chriss From Kings

Jun 23, 2016 8:23 PM

The Sacramento Kings have traded Marquese Chriss, selected with the eighth overall pick, to the Phoenix Suns.

Sacramento will acquire the 13th overall pick, 28th overall pick, a 2020 second rounder and Bogdan Bogdanovic. 

The Suns have had a need for an athletic power forward.

Phoenix selected Dragan Bender earlier in the draft with the third overall pick.

Both Bender and Chriss are good shooters and they should be able to play with each other at center and power forward.

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Tags: Marquese Chriss, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings Trying To Trade For D'Angelo Russell From Lakers

Jun 23, 2016 7:21 PM

The Sacramento Kings have been active in trade talks this week and the one player they're focused on acquiring is D'Angelo Russell.

Russell went second overall in last year's draft to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Last June, the Lakers and Kings held talks centered around DeMarcus Cousins with the second overall pick involved.

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Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Pacers Talked Rudy Gay Deal With Kings Before Acquiring Thad Young

Jun 23, 2016 7:07 PM

The Indiana Pacers were in serious talks with the Sacramento Kings for Rudy Gay before they acquired Thaddeus Young.

The Kings' asking price was too high for the Pacers and they pivoted towards Young.

Sacramento continues to shop Gay in trade talks.

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Tags: Rudy Gay, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Hornets Acquire Marco Belinelli For 22nd Overall Pick

Jun 23, 2016 6:51 PM

The Charlotte Hornets will acquire to acquire Marco Belinelli from the Sacramento Kings for the 22nd overall pick.

The deal can't be completed until after July 1st but the Hornets will select a player at 22 on behalf of the Kings.

The Hornets were believed to be shopping the pick earlier in the day to create cap space. Charlotte has a number of free agents including Courtney Lee.

The Kings signed Belinelli last offseason to a three-year, $19 million deal.

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Tags: Marco Belinelli, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings Receiving Offers Of Multiple Future 1st Round Picks For No. 8

Jun 23, 2016 6:33 PM

The Sacramento Kings have received offers of multiple future first round picks in exchange for the eighth overall selection.

The Kings have future pick obligations due to previous trades with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011 and the Philadelphia 76ers last offseason.

The Kings are trying to get into the playoffs as they open up their new arena.

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Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Caron Butler Exercises $1.5M Player Option With Kings

Jun 21, 2016 11:54 AM

Caron Butler has exercised his $1.5 million player option for the 16-17 season with the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings attempted to trade away Butler midseason with the Milwaukee Bucks considered the most likely option at the time.

Butler was the 10th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft out of UConn.

Butler played in only 176 total minutes with the Kings last season.

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Rajon Rondo Critical Of 'Tension' Kings Played Under

Jun 14, 2016 12:19 AM

Rajon Rondo was critical of his experience with the Sacramento Kings.

Rondo will be a free agent again this offseason after signing with the Kings in 2015.

"There were too many distractions on and off the court. The organization as a whole, I don't think was together completely. I think as a team you have to want the best for the next man beside you, and that wasn't the case with the Sacramento Kings," he said.

Of DeMarcus Cousins' relationship with George Karl and his staff, Rondo said there was "a lot of tension at first."

"Too much tension. I've never witnessed or experienced a thing like that in my 10-year career," he said.

Rondo said he would "love to continue to play with" Cousins, but for that to happen, he and the Kings need to "come together and figure out if we can work, but if not, I'm always in, I'm open. I'm open this summer and I look forward to having a great career."

As for his free-agent options this summer, Rondo said, "I want to see myself in a situation where guys want to grow, guys want to get better. I don't want to be the hardest-working guy in the gym."


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DeMarcus Cousins Selected For USA's Olympic Team

Jun 10, 2016 5:43 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has been chosen for the United States' Olympic team in Rio.

Cousins has emerged over the past few seasons as one of the best big men in the NBA.

Cousins was an All-NBA Second Team selection in both 2015 and 2016.

The United States also selected Cousins for their 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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Kings Felt 'Deflated' After George Karl Wasn't Fired Midseason
When the Kings nearly fired George Karl before the All-Star break before ultimately deciding to let him finish out the season, the players were disappointed by the decision.

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Kings Finalize Coaching Staff With Elston Turner Top Assistant
Elston Turner, Duane Ticknor and Jason March will join holdovers Corliss Williamson and Nancy Lieberman and former Kings assistant Bryan Gates

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Darren Collison Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge
Darren Collison was arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident over Memorial Day weekend with his wife.

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Cost Of New Kings' Arena Jumps From $447M To $534.6M
The city's subsidy is capped at $255 million and the owners of the Kings have been taking care of most of the cost increases themselves.

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Kings Won't Get Into Bidding War On Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo had a return to form after signing a make good contract with the Kings, but they still finished outside of the playoffs.

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76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd
The 76ers, Lakers and Celtics are in the top-3 of the NBA Draft Lottery.

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Kings Won't Trade DeMarcus Cousins 'This Year For Sure'
The Kings will have three more trade windows before DeMarcus Cousins becomes a free agent if he begins the 16-17 season with the team.

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Kevin McHale Withdraws Candidacy From Kings' Job
Kevin McHale had engaged in exploratory talks with the Kings.

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Kings To Interview Henry Bibby
Henry Bibby was head coach of USC for several seasons and he's since bounced around as an assistant coach, most recently with the Detroit Pistons in 2014.

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Mark Jackson, Corliss Williamson, Jeff Hornacek Added To Kings' Interviews
The Kings have had one of the most extensive searches in recent memory as they work to replace George Karl.

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Kings To Interview David Blatt
David Blatt also interviewed last week for the Knicks' job.

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George Karl Didn't Feel Supported By Kings
George Karl spent less than two seasons with the Kings.

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Vivek Ranadive Most Intrigued By Kevin McHale In Kings' Coaching Search
Kevin McHale has been cautious in his approach to the job as the Kings have gone through several coaches during the ownership tenure of Vivek Ranadive.

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Patrick Ewing To Interview For Kings' Head Coaching Job
The Kings are intrigued by the possibility of having Patrick Ewing coach DeMarcus Cousins.

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Kings Choose Ken Catanella To Be New Assistant General Manager
Ken Cantanella has been the Assistant General Manager for the Pistons since August 2014.

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David Morway, Kings No Longer Discussing Front Office Job
David Morway was previously the general manager of the Pacers and assistant general manager of the Bucks.

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Kevin McHale A Candidate for Kings' Job
McHale, most recently the head coach of the Houston Rockets, joins the list of candidates for the Sacramento Kings.

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Knicks Have Trade Interest In Darren Collison
Darren Collison is scheduled to make $5.2 million next season with the Kings.

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Seth Curry Declines $1M Option With Kings To Become Free Agent
Seth Curry's play in Summer League with the Pelicans led to a two-year guaranteed deal with the Kings.

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RealGM Radio: Sacramento Kings With James Ham
Host Danny Leroux and James Ham of CSN California go in-depth on the Sacramento Kings, including DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo’s future with the team and the Kings’ coaching search.

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