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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Quincy Miller Agrees To Sign With Kings

Jan 17, 2015 2:56 PM

The Sacramento Kings have reached agreement to sign a 10-day contract with Quincy Miller out of their NBA D-League affiliate in Reno, league sources told RealGM on Saturday.

Miller, who starred in scoring 35 points in Reno's showcase game on Friday, is working to join the Kings for their home game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

After being waived by the Denver Nuggets out of training camp in October, Miller elected to sign in the D-League over overseas offers. Despite the unique, fast-paced and offensively driven system that Reno runs, Miller had remained confident in his ability to return to the league and had strong ties within the Sacramento organization.

Miller also had meetings scheduled at the D-League Showcase with the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs.

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Kings Willing To Trade Nik Stauskas For Frontcourt Player

Jan 15, 2015 4:25 PM

The Sacramento Kings are attempting to improve their frontcourt beside DeMarcus Cousins and are willing to include Nik Stauskas in trade scenarios.

Stauskas has received limited playing opportunities behind Ben McLemore on the depth chart.

The Kings are looking for a stretch-four or an above the rim defender.

Stauskas was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The Kings have the expiring contracts of Derrick Williams and Reggie Evans to include in such a deal, pushing the potential salary of an incoming player into the $10-$11 million range. 

The Kings also traded a lottery pick in his rookie season in 2013 when they sent Thomas Robinson to the Houston Rockets.

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Clippers, Kings Discuss Jordan Farmar For Ramon Sessions Trade

Jan 14, 2015 1:35 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings have discussed a trade that would send Sessions to Los Angeles for Jordan Farmar.

Sessions has missed the last 10 games because of a low back strain.

Farmar is a career 37.4 percent shooter from three-point range, which would appeal to the Kings’desire for more perimeter shooters.


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Cousins: I'm In A Better Place Than I Was Before

Jan 11, 2015 1:35 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA's most talented big men, but he's developed a reputation for being unable to control his emotions.

“There’s been a lot of ups and downs throughout my career and all I can do is stay as positive as possible,” Cousins said. “There’s light at the end of the tunnel. That’s the biggest thing you can look forward to. That’s what I tell myself all the time, ‘It’s not as bad as it was before.’ I’m in a better place than I was before.

“The whole reputation thing, I’m over. People can think what they want to think. The only people who really matter are the guys on the team. It’s easy to kick somebody when they’re down, and I feel like that was the case [with me].”

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Eric Moreland Out Remainder Of Season After Shoulder Surgery

Jan 4, 2015 3:16 PM

Eric Moreland underwent successful surgery Saturday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the Sacramento Kings announced.

Moreland will begin rehabilitation immediately and should be ready for NBA Summer League play.

The 6-10 forward totaled two points (1-1 FG) and one rebound in two minutes off the bench in three games with the Kings this season. He averaged 13.7 points (.592 FG%), 12.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in seven contests with the Reno Bighorns.

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DeAndre Kane Drawing Interest From Celtics, Kings, Jazz

Jan 4, 2015 1:16 PM

As an intriguing prospect in Europe, the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz are keeping tabs on undrafted Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane, league sources told RealGM.

Kane, a rookie, has averaged 14 points, 5.7 rebounds and five assists in the EuroChallenge for Antwerp in Belgium. Although his deal with the club is expected to run through the remainder of the NBA’s regular season, Kane will likely be a free-agent workout candidate and summer league participant for those NBA teams interested.

In his senior season at Iowa State, Kane played 36 games while averaging 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists. He led the university to the Sweet Sixteen and emerged as a player invited to last May’s draft combine in Chicago.

After going unselected in the draft, the 6-foot-4 Kane played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the July summer league, where he averaged 5.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 19.7 minutes per game.

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Tyrone Corbin Signed By Kings For Remainder Of Season

Dec 30, 2014 8:00 PM

The Sacramento Kings have removed the interim tag from Tyrone Corbin’s title as head coach.

Corbin has agreed to a contract to coach the Kings through the remainder of this season.

Corbin was promoted after the Kings fired Michael Malone on Dec. 14 and the Kings are 2-5 during his tenure.


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Brady Heslip May Sign Overseas

Dec 26, 2014 10:08 AM

Brady Heslip is considering leaving the D-League to sign overseas.

The Sacramento Kings were giving serious consideration to calling up Heslip from the Reno Bighorns prior to Mike Malone's dismissal.

Heslip is the D-League's leading scorer this season with 27.9 points per game.

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Josh Smith Agrees To Sign With Rockets

Dec 24, 2014 1:21 PM

Josh Smith has agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Smith was waived this week by the Detroit Pistons.

Smith has been promised a spot in the starting lineup and now has the opportunity to play beside former AAU teammate Dwight Howard. Smith only would consider clubs offering a starting spot, which limited his options to the Rockets and Miami Heat

Smith will likely sign a deal with the Rockets for the biannual exception of $2 million once he clears waivers at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday. 

The Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings also had interest in Smith.

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Nets, Kings Cool Trade Talks With Mason Plumlee Not Available
The Kings hoped being willing to take on Deron Williams would help get a deal done for Mason Plumlee.

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Rockets Emerge As Favorites To Sign Josh Smith
Beyond Josh Smith's close friend Dwight Howard, there's confidence among Rockets' players that they'll be able to sign him.

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Kings, Clippers, Mavs, Rockets, Heat Interested In Josh Smith
The Clippers and Mavericks can only offer Josh Smith the minimum.

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Kings, Nets Discussing Deron Williams Trade
The Kings and Nets are discussing a deal centered on Deron Williams.

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Ranadive Wants Kings' Next Coach To Be Offensive-Minded 'Jazz Director'
Vivek Ranadive wants a coach who will help showcase the players' offensive talents.

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Mullin Resists Lobbying To Become Kings' Coach, Corbin To Be Given 'A Shot'
With Chris Mullin not interested in coaching at this point, the Kings will give Ty Corbin "a shot" for the rest of the season.

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Kings To Use Version Of 4-On-5 Defense
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Chris Mullin Could Have Kings' Head Coaching Job If He Wants It
Chris Mullin is acting as an advisor to Vivek Ranadive and mentor to Pete D'Alessandro within the Kings' organization.

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George Karl, Alvin Gentry, Mark Jackson Emerge As Kings' Candidates
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Issues Between Malone, Kings' Front Office Began With Royce White
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Kings Fire Mike Malone
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DeMarcus Cousins Recovering Slowly From Viral Meningitis, Out 7-10 More Days
DeMarcus Cousins has missed the past five games with a case of viral meningitis and continues to recover slowly, according to sources.

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Steve Kerr Compares Warriors' Two-Way Balance To 01-02 Kings
The Warriors rank first in defensive efficiency and fifth on offense to start the season.

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Ranadive To Get $290M Payout In Sale Of Software Company
Vivek Ranadive will get a payout of more than $290 million, including the sale of his personal shares and “golden parachute compensation,” according to an earlier SEC filing.

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DeMarcus Cousins Out Through Weekend With Virus
DeMarcus Cousins was admitted to the hospital Tuesday for rest and to be re-evaluated.

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DeMarcus Cousins Undergoes Additional Tests For Virus
DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Raptors with a virus.

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Kings Reassign Eric Moreland To Reno
Eric Moreland 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.

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NBA Denies Kings' Protest From Game Against Grizzlies
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.

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DeMarcus Cousins, Lou Williams Named NBA Players Of Week
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings to a 2-1 week.

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