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Kings Hire Jenny Boucek As Assistant Player Development Coach

Oct 20, 2017 5:14 PM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Jenny Boucek as an Assistant Player Development Coach on the staff of Dave Joerger.

With 18 years of professional coaching experience and two WNBA championships under her belt, Boucek returns to Sacramento after most recently serving as the head coach of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm for three seasons (2015-17).

Boucek has worked as a coach in the WNBA since 1999.

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Kings To Sit Harry Giles Through January To Strengthen Knees

Oct 6, 2017 4:27 PM

The Sacramento Kings will hold out Harry Giles through at least January.

Giles and the Kings training staff will focus on a measured and sustained progression plan designed to improve physical strength in his surgically repaired knees.

Giles is otherwise healthy and will continue as he has during the preseason to actively participate in controlled elements during team practices. Given his age, personal injury history and the wealth of scientific research supporting a methodical approach to ACL prevention and rehabilitation, Giles will continue on this track going forward and be reevaluated routinely throughout the program.   

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RealGM Radio: Pacific Division With Kevin Pelton, Ben Golliver

Oct 5, 2017 3:39 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Kevin Pelton of ESPN (@kpelton) and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated (@BenGolliver) go in-depth on the NBA’s Pacific Division.

They discuss how the Warriors, Clippers, Lakers, Kings and Suns fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Kings Pick Up 19-20 Option On Dave Joerger

Sep 27, 2017 1:13 PM

The Sacramento Kings have picked up their fourth-year option on Dave Joerger for the 19-20 season.

The Kings hired Joerger as head coach in 2016.

Sacramento also has Divac under contract through the 19-20 season.

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Kings Extend Vlade Divac Through 19-20

Sep 27, 2017 1:11 PM

The Sacramento Kings have extended the contract of Vlade Divac as general manager through the 19-20 season.

Divac was hired by the Kings as general manager in 2015.

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Zach Randolph Felt 'Wrongfully Arrested'

Sep 26, 2017 12:08 PM

Zach Randolph was sentenced to 150 hours of community service for his involvement in an incident during the offseason in Los Angeles.

“I’m not speaking a lot about it, but I felt that I was wrongfully arrested," said Randolph. "Things that was put out there wasn’t true. But I don’t want to be a distraction to my team, my organization, so I’m just going to move forward and play basketball.”

Randolph was also asked if he expects a fine or suspension from the NBA.

“No. I didn’t do anything wrong,” said Randolph.

Randolph signed with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.

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

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Zach Randolph Could Face NBA Ban
The NBA's CBA says a player will be dismissed and disqualified from the NBA if he is convicted of a crime involving the felony distribution of marijuana.

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Zach Randolph Arrested On Marijuana Possession Charge
Zach Randolph was one of three people detained.

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Kings Hire Brandon Williams As Assistant GM
Brandon Williams was previously Vice President of Basketball Administration for the 76ers.

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Otis Smith Meets With Kings On VP Of Basketball Ops Job
The Kings are searching for a replacement for Scott Perry.

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Jack Cooley Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Kings
Jack 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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