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Kings To Name Street Leading To New Arena After David Stern

Jul 26, 2016 11:14 AM

The Sacramento Kings will name the street leading to the front door of their new arena in honor of David Stern.

Stern helped keep the Kings from relocating away from Sacramento.

“When I learned we would have the option of naming the road, it was a no-brainer for me,” Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive told The Sacramento Bee on Monday. “There were no other names on my list. David took the NBA to the global level and started the WNBA, but he is about so much more than basketball. He is one of the greatest leaders in the world, and on top of that, the team would not be in Sacramento without David Stern.”

Stern was told about the plan during a visit from Ranadive in April.

“Vivek asked if he could stop by, and I said, ‘Sure,’ ” Stern said late Monday. “He said, ‘In light of your 30 years as commissioner and everything you have done for Sacramento, we’d like to name the street on which Golden 1 Center sits in your name.’ I was deeply touched. I said, ‘Now what do I do?’ He said, ‘You have to come out for the dedication on Sept. 30 and the first home game of the season (date to be determined).’ I said, ‘Sure.’ ”

Stern convinced the league’s owners to resist the Maloofs’ proposed relocation to Anaheim in 2011. In 2013, he helped assemble the ownership group headed by Ranadive, a move that thwarted the Maloofs’ sale of the franchise to Seattle’s Steve Ballmer and Chris Hansen.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

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DeMarcus Cousins Calls Carmelo Anthony 'My Favorite Player Of All-Time'

Jul 22, 2016 12:30 PM

DeMarcus Cousins sometimes resembles a wing player in the body of a big at 6'11, 270 pounds.

Cousins cites Carmelo Anthony as his favorite player of all-time.

“I’m a fan of any player with skill,” Cousins said. “ ... Melo being my favorite player of all time, I’m trying to pick his brain every second I can.”

Cousins and Anthony are teammates on Team USA.

“It’s dope,” Cousins said after a recent practice at the Mendenhall Center. “I enjoy being around him. He’s got so so much experience in this game. It’s well known that I’ve been a Melo fan my whole life. Just to be able to work with him daily is going to help me become a better player. I’m excited for it."

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Kings Still Searching For Rudy Gay Trade

Jul 19, 2016 11:51 AM

The Sacramento Kings remain interested in trading away Rudy Gay this offseason.

Gay was acquired by the Kings in December of 2013 in a trade with the Toronto Raptors. Gay signed a three-year extension worth $40 million in 2014. Gay has a player option for 2017 and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

Gay reportedly has requested a trade this offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

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Quincy Acy Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Mavs

Jul 14, 2016 6:18 PM

Quincy Acy has agreed upon a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Acy spent last season with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game.

Acy was the 37th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Baylor.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Kings Claim Lamar Patterson Off Waivers

Jul 14, 2016 5:25 PM

The Sacramento Kings have claimed Lamar Patterson off waivers.

Patterson was waived by the Atlanta Hawks this week to create an available roster spot.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Consitution

Tags: Lamar Patterson, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Rudy Gay Requests Trade From Kings

Jul 8, 2016 5:59 PM

Rudy Gay has requested a trade from the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings are attempting to find a suitable trade package for Gay.

Gay was traded by the Toronto Raptors to Sacramento in December of 2013.

The Kings, however, have no interest in Monta Ellis.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

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

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Seth Curry Finalizing Two-Year, $6M Deal With Mavs

Jul 4, 2016 10:05 PM

Seth Curry and the Dallas Mavericks are finalizing a two-year, $6 million deal.

Curry spent the past two seasons with the Sacramento Kings. 

Dallas previously re-signed Deron Williams, putting Curry in the point guard mix with him and J.J. Barea.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Matt Barnes, Kings Agree To Two-Year, $12M Deal

Jul 3, 2016 8:22 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with Matt Barnes.

Barnes is a native of the Sacramento area.

Barnes was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Memphis Grizzlies last offseason. 

Barnes has remained a productive forward despite being a 36-year-old journeyman.

Sam Amick/USA Today

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Kings To Rescind Qualifying Offer To Seth Curry

Jul 3, 2016 6:20 PM

The Sacramento Kings will rescind their qualifying offer to Seth Curry, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Curry emerged as a promising rotation guard this past season with the Kings.

Curry shot 45 percent on 111 three-point attempts in 15.7 minutes per game over 44 appearances. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Garrett Temple, Kings Agree Upon Three-Year, $24M Deal

Jul 3, 2016 4:10 PM

Garrett Temple has agreed upon a three-year, $24 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Year 3 of Temple's deal is a player option.

Temple has played for the Washington Wizards since 2012 and is capable of playing either guard position.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Pacers, Kings Discuss Rudy Gay Trade
Sacramento still has interest in Monta Ellis while the Pacers would prefer to deal Rodney Stuckey.

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Anthony Tolliver, Kings Agree Upon Two-Year, $16M Deal
The second year of the deal for Anthony Tolliver is guaranteed for just $2 million.

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Kings Agree Upon Two-Year, $25M Deal With Arron Afflalo
The Kings have had a need at shooting guard for several seasons.

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Kings Interested In Dion Waiters, Allen Crabbe
Dion Waiters and the Kings are gaining traction on a contract.

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Nets, Kings, 76ers Interested In Allen Crabbe
Allen Crabbe had a breakout 15-16 season, scoring 14.2 points per 36 minutes with a True Shooting Percentage of .572 in 26.0 minutes per game.

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76ers, Kings Interested In Dion Waiters
The Thunder acquired Victor Oladipo on draft night, which complicates the potential for Dion Waiter's return.

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Dunc'd On: NOP, WAS, DEN, MEM, SAC, ORL Offseason Previews
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Suns Acquire Marquese Chriss From Kings
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Kings Trying To Trade For D'Angelo Russell From Lakers
The Kings have been active in trade talks this week and the one player they're focused on acquiring is D'Angelo Russell.

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Pacers Talked Rudy Gay Deal With Kings Before Acquiring Thad Young
The Kings' asking price for Rudy Gay was too high for the Pacers and they pivoted towards Thaddeus Young.

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Hornets Acquire Marco Belinelli For 22nd Overall Pick
The Hornets have acquired to acquire Marco Belinelli from the Kings for the 22nd overall pick.

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Kings Receiving Offers Of Multiple Future 1st Round Picks For No. 8
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Caron Butler Exercises $1.5M Player Option With Kings
The Kings attempted to trade away Caron Butler midseason with the Bucks considered the most likely option at the time.

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Rajon Rondo Critical Of 'Tension' Kings Played Under
Rajon Rondo would like to continue playing with DeMarcus Cousins but isn't sure if he and the Kings will be able to agree upon a deal.

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DeMarcus Cousins Selected For USA's Olympic Team
The United States also selected DeMarcus 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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