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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 25, 2017 11:50 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Suns (1:56), Kings (8:25), Lakers (13:12), Mavericks (20:45), Grizzlies (30:49), Pelicans (34:59), Jazz (44:12), Trail Blazers (51:10), Clippers (55:19), Nuggets (1:02:12), Timberwolves (1:06:27), Thunder (1:15:28), Spurs (1:18:39), Rockets (1:26:09), Warriors (1:31:30) and their best bets in both conferences.

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Kings Hire Galen Duncan To Serve As Life Coach To Players

Sep 21, 2017 1:38 PM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Galen Duncan to serve as Vice President of the Kings Academy and professional development.

Duncan, who spent the last 10 years as senior director of player development with the Detroit Lions, will take on the role of player development and establishing a player-centric curriculum that aligns with the organization's philosophy to help athletes mature into well-rounded professionals.

Duncan considers himself more of a life coach than a sports psychologist. Duncan helps players through their finances, off-court opportunities and general counseling. 

"With that money, there is the pressure to perform. There's family members who may understand or don't understand the situation the young man is in. Some of these guys are coming from situations where they've been the guy, they've been getting a certain number of minutes a night and that might not be the same case when they get to this situation, so my job is to mentor them through that," Duncan told Sactown Royalty. "A lot of these guys, other than AAU trips and a year in college, it's the first time they've been away from home, so my job is to make them feel a little more comfortable and help them become young men and work to be better people."

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Zach Randolph Avoids Jail With Plea Deal

Sep 13, 2017 9:09 PM

Zach Randolph has pled no contest to resisting arrest and possession of marijuana stemming from an incident in August in Los Angeles. The deal will allow Randolph to avoid jail time.

Randolph will need to complete 150 hours of community service. If Randolph completes the community service and has no run-ins with the law over the next 12 months, the resisting arrest conviction will be removed from his record.

Randolph must also avoid associating with any drug dealers as part of the agreement.

Randolph signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Sacramento Kings in July.

The NBA could still issue discipline to Randolph.

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Kings Sign Matt Jones To Camp Deal

Sep 10, 2017 9:59 AM

The Sacramento Kings have signed Matt Jones to a camp deal.

The Kings already have 15 guaranteed contracts and two two-way players signed.

Jones played for the Houston Rockets in Summer League after going undrafted out of Duke in 2017.

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Zach Randolph's Charges Reduced To Misdeamenors

Aug 31, 2017 9:44 PM

Zach Randolph has been charged to two misdemeanors following an August 9th marijuana arrest.

Randolph was initially arrested for felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell, a charge based on the large quantity of weed cops say he had at the time. 

Prosecutors have reduced the charges to misdemeanor possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Randolph is unlikely to face any jail time.

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Zach Randolph Could Face NBA Ban

Aug 12, 2017 3:46 PM

Zach Randolph could face similar penalties as O.J. Mayo from the NBA following his arrest in Los Angeles this week on marijuana possession charges.

The league’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association says a player will be dismissed and disqualified from the NBA if he is convicted of, or pleads guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to, a crime involving the felony distribution of marijuana.

Mayo was dismissed and disqualified from the NBA in 2016 for violating the league's anti-drug program.

Randolph left the Memphis Grizzlies to sign with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.

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Zach Randolph Arrested On Marijuana Possession Charge

Aug 10, 2017 10:06 AM

Zach Randolph was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday for possession of marijuana.

Randolph signed a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings in the offseason.

The LAPD were called about a noise disturbance and three people were seen grabbing their waistbands and running when they arrived. Randolph was one of the three people detained. 

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Kings Hire Brandon Williams As Assistant GM

Jul 30, 2017 4:45 PM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Brandon Williams as assistant general manager.

Williams was previously Vice President of Basketball Administration for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Williams will replace Scott Perry, who was hired by the New York Knicks as general manager.

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Otis Smith Meets With Kings On VP Of Basketball Ops Job

Jul 26, 2017 2:12 PM

The Sacramento Kings have met with Otis Smith about their vacant Vice President of Basketball Operations job.

The Kings are searching for a new No. 2 executive to report to general manager Vlade Divac following the departure of Scott Perry to the New York Knicks.

Smith was previously general manager of the Orlando Magic where he spent six seasons in the job.

Smith has spent the past two seasons working for the Detroit Pistons.

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Jack Cooley Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Kings

Jul 22, 2017 10:18 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to sign Jack Cooley to a two-way contract.

Cooley averaged 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and shot 64 percent in Summer League.

Cooley averaged 13.0 points and 6.9 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game last season in Germany.

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Vince Carter Agrees Upon One-Year, $8M Deal With Kings
Vince Carter has agreed upon a one-year, $8 million deal with the Kings.

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Grizzlies To Retire Zach Randolph's No. 50
Zach Randolph signed with the Kings this offseason.

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Kelly Olynyk Receiving Interest From Nets, Pacers, Kings, Jazz
Kelly Olynyk is one of the better available stretch big men on the open market.

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Zach Randolph Agrees To Two-Year, $24M Deal With Kings
Zach Randolph has left the Grizzlies to join the Kings.

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George Hill Agrees To Three-Year, $57M Deal With Kings
George Hill has agreed upon a three-year, $57 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.

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Ben McLemore Agrees To Two-Year, $10.7M Deal With Grizzlies
The Kings declined to tender a qualifying offer to McLemore, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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Vince Carter To Meet With Kings
Vince Carter is a free agent after continuing to be a valuable role player with the Grizzlies.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Kings Offer Otto Porter Four-Year, $106M Max Contract
The Kings have offered Otto Porter a four-year max contract.

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Ty Lawson Receiving Interest From Wolves, Pelicans, Thunder, Kings
Ty Lawson averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 25.1 minutes per game over 69 games for the Kings.

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Jonathon Simmons Receiving Interest From Kings, Clippers, Wolves
Jonathon Simmons is limited due to the Gilbert Arenas provision on what he can sign for in restricted free agency.

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Kings Decline Qualifying Offer To Ben McLemore
Ben McLemore will be an unrestricted free agent.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Kings Expected To Sign Bogdan Bogdanovic To Three-Year, $36M Deal
The Kings acquired the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic at the 2016 draft from the Suns.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Rockets Focused On Trading Ryan Anderson If They Need Cap Space
Ryan Anderson is owed $19.6 million and $61.3 million in total over the next three seasons.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Chris Paul Re-Elected NBPA President, Garrett Temple Elected VP
Chris Paul says he's "humbled that my fellow players have voted to have me continue."

ESPN

Kings Release Arron Afflalo Before Guarantee Date
Arron Afflalo had a guarantee date of June 23rd with only $1.5 guaranteed.

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Blazers Move Up To No. 10 With Kings To Select Zach Collins
The Kings traded Zach Collins to the Blazers for No. 15 and No. 20.

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Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Suns, Kings Thunder Have Discussed Kristaps Porzingis Trade
Phil Jackson expressed in an MSG interview that he's still disappointed Kristaps Porzingis skipping his exit meeting.

Ian Begley, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Langston Galloway To Decline $5.4M Player Option With Kings
Langston Galloway will have a $6.8 million cap hold and would become a restricted free agent if the Kings extend a $6.5 million qualifying offer.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Kings Declined Lakers' Offer Of No. 2 For Nos. 5, 10
The Lakers would have packaged one of the two Kings' picks to the Pacers along with 27, 28 and salary cap filler for Paul George.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Chris Granger Steps Down As President Of Kings
Chris Granger was hired by Vivek Ranadive in August 2013 to oversee the teamís business operations.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee