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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

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

Vivek Ranadivé has pitched an idea to the Sacramento Kings' brain trust of playing 4-on-5 defense to leave one player to cherry-pick on the offensive end of the floor, according to multiple sources.

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

Ranadivé is committed to pushing boundaries in his search for an offbeat brand of “position-less” ball.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

Terrence Williams Works Out For Kings Again For Potential Signing

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

Williams, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of Louisville, has reshaped his professionalism and maturity over the past several years, longing to reprove and commit himself in the NBA.

With the Kings’ inconsistent wing performances at times in the preseason, Williams could prove to be the most ideal fit for the franchise’s roster among the free-agent pool. At 14 players, Sacramento has one roster spot open.

Williams, 27, spent most of last season in the NBA D-League with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He averaged 20.5 points, 6.4 assists and five rebounds in 32 games, including the D-Fenders single-game record of 59 points.

After leaving the NBA to sign in the Chinese Basketball Association in 2012, Williams received an opportunity with the Boston Celtics and earned a multi-year contract. He averaged nearly five points, two rebounds and two assists in 2013, and became a contributor in Doc Rivers’ rotation late in the season

Amid his early years with the Nets, successful stop in Sacramento and recent season with the Celtics, Williams refined his work ethic and became one of Boston's most diligent workers. The Celtics released Williams in the summer of 2013 because of an off-court court charge that was later dismissed as self-defense.

Williams has averaged 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 153 NBA games over four seasons.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Kings Release Trey Johnson

The Sacramento Kings waived guard Trey Johnson on Saturday, the team announced.

The Kings roster now stands at 14 players. 

Johnson, a 6-5 guard, appeared in four exhibition games for Sacramento, totaling eight points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes off the bench.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ben McLemore's 15-16 Option Exercised By Kings

The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore’s contract.

Entering his second NBA campaign, the 6-5 guard averaged 8.8 points (.376 FG%, .320 3pt%, .804 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.7 minutes per contest as a rookie last season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings Release Sim Bhullar, Deonte Burton, David Wear

The Sacramento Kings waived center Sim Bhullar, guard Deonte Burton and forward David Wear on Sunday.

The Kings preseason roster now stands at 15.

Via RealGM Staff Report

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings Hire Division III Assistant To Coach D-League Affiliate

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

Arseneault, who has served as an assistant at Ginnell College, will try to incorporate the Division III program's well-chronicled high-scoring offensive system into the Reno Bighorns.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rudy Gay Drops Weight Gained Before 13-14 Season

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

“I had to lose a lot of weight,” Gay said. “I put on a lot of unnecessary weight. I feel good now. I feel lighter, I feel quicker.”

Gay said the extra weight was due to his workout regimen.

“Heavy weight lifting,” Gay said. “That’s somthing that I shouldn’t have done.”

Gay said his “excessive” gains were to prepare to play against bigger players last season with the Toronto Raptors.

“One of the emphasises coming into camp last year with Toronto was me playing the stretch four and putting on the weight was one of those things,” Gay said. “It didn’t turn out very well so I had to drop it. Now I feel like a guard again.”


Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Kings Archives

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.

Dmitry Kulagin, Kings Discuss Deal

Dmitry Kulagin and the Sacramento Kings are still discussing an NBA deal, a source tells RealGM.

David Wear To Sign Camp Deal With Kings

Travis Wear could eventually join the Reno Bighorns in the D-League if he doesn't make Michael Malone's roster.

Kings Waive Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington was traded to the Kings by the Mavericks in the beginning of August.

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry, Second Round Picks From Kings For Gee, Non-Guaranteed Players

The Rockets have agreed on a trade to acquire Jason Terry from the Kings.

Report: Rondo Told Celtics He 'Wants Out'

Rajon Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015.

Sim Bhullar Signs Camp Deal With Kings

Sim Bhullar has signed a camp deal with the Kings.

DeMarcus Cousins Listed Day-To-Day, No Structural Damage To Knee

DeMarcus Cousins is listed as day-to-day.

Kings Agree To Deal With Deonte Burton

The Kings have reached an agreement to sign Deonte Burton, a league source told RealGM.
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