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LeBron On Dunk: I Like McLemore, Sucks It Was Him

LeBron James cleared Ben McLemore for a tomahawk dunk in Friday's win by the Miami Heat over the Sacramento Kings that instantly went viral.

“It sucks that it was him,” James said after the game. “Because I like him. That sucks.” 

“I just went over there to try and take the charge,” McLemore said before letting out a smile. “And he dunked the ball.” 

McLemore second-guessed himself after the play.

“Afterwards, I thought maybe I should have just fouled him,” McLemore said. “Knowing it was LeBron, I knew they weren't going to call (a charge), but I was just playing to my defensive principles. Even though they didn't call it, I didn't let that mess my game up.” 

Via Tom Haberstroh/ESPN

Kings Like Long Lineup Of Gay, Williams, Outlaw

The Sacramento Kings have been bringing Travis Outlaw off the bench as the first wing to replace Ben McLemore, which gives Michael Malone a long lineup to go with Rudy Gay and Derrick Williams.

“What I liked about it is we became very long and athletic out there on the perimeter,” Malone said. “At some points you had Derrick (Williams), Rudy and Travis out there and all those guys can switch screens, cover for each other and they all can make a play offensively. I liked it on both ends of the floor. We’ll continue to give it a look as the season goes along.”

Marcus Thornton began the season as the starter, but his playing time has been cut.

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Celtics, Kings Haven't Discussed Rajon Rondo Trade

Contrary to speculation and rumors, the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings have not held trade talks on Rajon Rondo.

Sources from both sides confirmed to Sam Amick that no discussions have been held.

The Latino Post reported that the Kings were moving closer to sending Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson and picks to the Celtics in a deal for Rondo.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Kings Searching For Pass-First Point Guard Via Trade

The Sacramento Kings traded Greivis Vasquez in their deal for Rudy Gay and are now searching for a pass-first point guard.

The Kings are thin at point guard behind Isaiah Thomas, who is also more of a scoring point guard.

The Kings have been incredibly active in trade talks this season, completing the deal for Gay as well as a trade for Derrick Williams.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Kings To Run Offense Through Gay, Cousins, Thomas

The Sacramento Kings now have their nucleus on offense in Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas.

“Now you have two guys that you can trust with the ball, Rudy and Isaiah Thomas, all around the perimeter,” Michael Malone said. “Then you have a go-to guy in the post with DeMarcus Cousins. There’s three different pieces that you can go to throughout the game.”

In the Kings' 106-91 win on Sunday over the Houston Rockets, Gay scored 26 points, while Cousins had 21 and Thomas finished with 19.

All three players have very high usage rates.

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Some GMs Wouldn't Offer Rudy Gay MLE In Free Agency

The Toronto Raptors traded Rudy Gay on Sunday in a deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Masai Ujiri found a trade partner in his former front office colleague with the Denver Nuggets in Pete D'Alessandro. 

"I know GMs who say they wouldn’t touch him now in free agency for the midlevel exception," wrote Lowe. 

Gay has a player option for the 14-15 season worth $19.3 million.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

Kings Likely To Trade Jason Thompson

The Sacramento Kings are trying to trade Jason Thompson.

With the Kings recently acquiring Rudy Gay and Derrick Williams, there will be fewer minutes available for Thompson.

Thompson received a five-year, $30 million contract extension under the previous regime of the Kings.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Raptors, Kings Agree On Rudy Gay Trade

The Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings have agreed to a trade centered on Rudy Gay, according to sources.

The Raptors will receive John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, according to sources.

Gay was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Raptors last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski, Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Recall Hamady Ndiaye From D-League

The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hamady Ndiaye from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.

Ndiaye will rejoin the Kings at the Utah Jazz for Saturday's game in EnergySolutions Arena.

Ndiaye recorded seven points (2-4 FG, 3-6 FT), a team-high-tying seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 24 minutes starting for the Bighorns in Reno’s first win of the season

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings Assign Hamady Ndiaye To D-League

The Sacramento Kings assigned center Hamady Ndiaye to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.

Originally from Senegal, the 7-foot center is averaging 0.2 points (1-6 FG, 0-1 FT), 1.4 rebounds and 5.8 minutes per game in nine appearances this season for the Kings. This will be the fourth D-League team Ndiaye will see action with, having played for the Dakota Wizards (2010-11), Maine Red Claws (2011-12) and Iowa Energy (2011-12).

Via RealGM Staff Report

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Kings Assign Hamady Ndiaye To D-League

This will be Hamady Ndiaye's fourth D-League team over the course of his career.

Carter-Williams, McLemore Named Rookies Of The Month

Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and a league-high three steals per game.
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