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Omri Casspi Encouraged By George Karl, Wants To Re-Sign With Kings

Mar 25, 2015 12:38 PM

Omri Casspi would like to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings in free agency this offseason.

Casspi has been encouraged by the initial weeks of George Karl's tenure.

“I want to come back here so badly,” Casspi said. “I love the community and I feel like the team is finally moving in the right direction. George Karl’s system is great, and I’m not just saying that because I play for him, but because I really do believe this is the right way to play basketball. Spacing the floor. Moving, making extra passes, sharing the ball. Getting our hands on balls, deflections, then getting out and running. Unfortunately, coach Karl has not had a lot of time to teach us everything, but these last two games, you can see what we can become.”

Casspi is represented by Dan Fegan, who is also agent for DeMarcus Cousins.

Casspi's girlfriend is a native of Los Angeles who has practice law in Israel. If Casspi re-signs, she plans on taking the California bar exam.

“Shani loves it here,” Casspi said of his girlfriend. “We both do. This community has been through so much, and now we are on the right path. I want to be a part of that, especially with that new arena coming, coach Karl and Vlade here. When the time comes, my agent will talk to (general manager) Pete (D’Alessandro) and hopefully we get it done.”

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

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Kings To Sign David Wear To 10-Day Contract

Mar 23, 2015 12:52 AM

The Sacramento Kings are lining up a 10-day contract for David Wear.

Wear has played for the Reno Bighorns in the NBA D-League this season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Vlade Divac Named VP Of Basketball And Franchise Ops For Kings

Mar 3, 2015 2:42 PM

Vlade Divac has been named vice president of basketball and franchise operations.

Divac played for the Kings between 1998 and 2004.

Divac will advise the Kings' front office and coaching staff, while also assisting in global branding efforts.

“With an unparalleled philanthropic track record that spans the globe, Vlade Divac is the epitome of our NBA 3.0 philosophy,” said Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé. “He has a unique perspective and global stature that will only further elevate our organization around the world.”

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Darren Collison To Undergo Surgery, Likely Out For Season

Feb 26, 2015 5:25 PM

Darren Collison will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury that will likely end his season.

Collison suffered a strained hip flexor on Feb. 5 and hasn't played since.

Collison will be re-evaluated three to six weeks after the surgery and there is no timetable for his return.

The Sacramento Kings signed Collison in the offseason.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Darren Collison, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Injury

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Oliver: Eyes Better Than Numbers But Numbers See All The Games

Feb 26, 2015 2:49 PM

Dean Oliver is one of basketball's pioneers of advanced analytics and participated in a discussion about its place in the game.

Oliver was asked to dispel the myth that "stat guys don't even watch the games."

"A good scout, a good analyst, they go and they watch the game," said Oliver. "Your eyes see the game much better than the numbers. But the numbers see all the games. And that's a big deal....They see all the detail and they really get you a lot of the story....Watching on video and going to games, those add different components to what the numbers can give you....And then there are other things that you have to talk to people about. You have to talk to the coaches."

Oliver currently works for Vivek Ranadive and the Sacramento Kings.

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Kings Interested In Ty Lawson

Feb 26, 2015 2:31 PM

George Karl would like the Sacramento Kings to try to trade for Ty Lawson.

The Denver Nuggets are rebuilding and could make Lawson available.

Karl previously coached Lawson with the Nuggets.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

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Andre Miller Interested In Re-Signing With Kings

Feb 26, 2015 10:42 AM

Andre Miller is interested in re-signing with the Sacramento Kings in the offseason.

Miller was traded to the Kings by the Washington Wizards at the deadline.

Miller turn 39 next month.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Kings Hire Vance Walberg As Assistant Coach

Feb 23, 2015 4:35 PM

Vance Walberg has been hired by the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach.

Walberg was previously on Karl's staff with the Denver Nuggets. Walberg formerly was head coach at Pepperdine.

Walberg is best known as the creator of the dribble-drive offense.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

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David Stockton To Sign 10-Day Contract With Kings

Feb 20, 2015 12:26 AM

David Stockton will be signed by the Sacramento Kings on a 10-day contract.

Stockton had been playing with the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.

Stockton gives the Kings backcourt depth.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Andre Miller Traded By Wizards To Kings For Ramon Sessions

Feb 19, 2015 12:01 PM

The Sacramento Kings have acquired Andre Miller from the Washington Wizards for Ramon Sessions.

Miller reunites with George Karl, who was hired by the Kings over the All-Star break.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Kings, Rockets Warned Goran Dragic Won't Re-Sign If Traded
The Suns are pursuing trades outside the preferred list of Goran Dragic, which is believed to feature the Knicks, Lakers and Heat.

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Suns Focused On Goran Dragic Talks With Celtics, Rockets, Kings
Goran Dragic prefers a trade to the Heat, Lakers or Knicks.

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Goran Dragic Wanted 'Bad' By Kings
The Kings could move Nik Stauskas and Jason Thompson in order to create max contract space to sign Goran Dragic in the offseason.

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Thunder, Kings, Bulls, Clippers Interested In Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are making Arron Afflalo available in trade talks, though serious discussions have yet to take place at this point.

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Jason Thompson Seeks Trade From Kings Before Deadline
Jason Thompson isn't scheduled to become a free agent until 2017.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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George Karl Agrees Upon $15M Contract With Kings
George Karl will earn $1.25 million for the rest of the 2014-15 season, which will begin with his Kings debut after the All-Star break on Feb. 20.

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George Karl Agrees To Become Kings' Head Coach
George Karl is beginning to assemble his coaching staff.

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George Karl Likely To Be Hired By Kings Following ASG
George Karl and the Kings were still working Tuesday on the finer deal points of an expected four-year contract.

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Quincy Miller, Kings Plan To Discuss New Deal After All-Star Weekend
Quincy Miller and the Kings are planning to negotiate a new deal after the NBA All-Star weekend, league sources told RealGM.

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Kings Moving Closer To Deal With George Karl
DeMarcus Cousins' agents, Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana, have been adamantly opposed to George Karl's hiring.

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DeMarcus Cousins Named To West All-Star Team As Injury Replacement For Kobe
DeMarcus Cousins will replace Kobe Bryant.

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Quincy Miller Signs Second 10-Day Contract With Kings
The Kings have signed Quincy Miller to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday.

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Quincy Miller To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Kings
Quincy Miller was leading the NBA Development League with 26.3 points 3.7 blocks per game when the Kings signed him.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

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Quincy Miller Agrees To Sign With Kings
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Kings Willing To Trade Nik Stauskas For Frontcourt Player
Nik Stauskas has received limited playing opportunities behind Ben McLemore on the depth chart.

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Clippers, Kings Discuss Jordan Farmar For Ramon Sessions Trade
Ramon Sessions has missed the last 10 games because of a low back strain.

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