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Kings Interested In Facilitating Three-Way Jimmy Butler Trade

Sep 25, 2018 9:28 AM

The Sacramento Kings are interested in helping to facilitate a Jimmy Butler trade.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and whichever team agrees to trade for him will possibly need a third team to take on salary. The Wolves are intent on trading Gorgui Dieng, who has three years and $48 million left on his contract.

The Kings are the only team in the NBA who can absorb the $11 million into cap space while they also possess several expiring contracts such as Zach Randolph, Iman Shumpert and Kosta Koufos.

The Kings are without their first round pick in 2019.

Assistant GM Brandon Williams has informed teams that the Kings aren't adverse to parking contracts that extend into the 2019-20 season.

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler

Sep 24, 2018 11:14 AM

The Miami Heat have been as aggressive as any other team in pursuing a trade for Jimmy Butler.

The Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Butler.

Butler requested a trade from the Wolves last week.

Glen Taylor and Butler want a deal completed before the Timberwolves' first day of practice on Tuesday.

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bogdan Bogdanovic To Undergo Minor Arthroscopic Surgery On Left Knee

Sep 21, 2018 7:14 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic exited Serbia’s 91-65 World Cup Qualifying victory over Estonia on Monday after experiencing left knee discomfort early in the first quarter. Further evaluation revealed a minor injury to his left knee.

On Monday, a minor arthroscopic procedure is scheduled at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, to be performed by Dr. Riley Williams.

Bogdanovic is expected to make a full recovery and an update will be provided when it is available.

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Tags: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Injury

Magic Hire Bill Pope As Director Of Pro Personnel

Sep 19, 2018 5:01 PM

The Orlando Magic have hired Bill Pope as their Director of Pro Personnel.

Pope was most recently working as a scout with the Sacramento Kings. Pope also worked as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons.

Pope's impending agreement was initially reported by Marc Stein of the New York Times.

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Tags: Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

RealGM Radio: Kevin Pelton, Ben Golliver On The Pacific Division

Sep 8, 2018 2:45 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, Lakers, Clippers, Suns and Kings 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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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA, RealGM Radio

Feds Investigating Alleged Money Laundering By Former Kings' Executive

Aug 30, 2018 4:07 PM

The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating Jeffrey R. David, 44, the former chief revenue officer for the Sacramento Kings who currently holds the same position with the Miami Heat.

David allegedly diverted $9 million from the Golden 1 Credit Union and another $4.4 million from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.

David's position with the Kings was eliminated on June 1st and joined the Heat as chief revenue officer in July.

No criminal charges have been filed in the case, which was referred to federal investigators by the Kings a week ago.

Sam Stanton, Darrell Smith/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, NBA

Kings Hire Ty Ellis As Head Coach Of G-League Team

Aug 13, 2018 10:19 AM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Ty Ellis to become head coach of the Stockton Kings.

Ellis was previously an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns.

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Tags: Sacramento Kings, Stockton Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Warriors To Play Kings In Seattle On Oct. 5

Aug 7, 2018 10:07 AM

The Golden State Warriors will play the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 5 at KeyArena in Seattle.

The preseason game will be the NBA's first return to Seattle since the Sonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008.

Kevin Durant played his rookie season in Seattle with the Sonics.

“That would be amazing, hopefully that goes through,” Durant said in February of returning to Seattle for a preseason game, when the exhibition was in its planning stages. “I mean, the fans of Seattle definitely deserve basketball, and that would be amazing. So, I’m looking forward to that.”

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

Kings Agree To Sign Jamel Artis To Two-Year Deal

Jul 31, 2018 7:09 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to sign Jamel Artis to a two-year deal.

Artis played 15 games with the Orlando Magic last season.

Artis will compete in training camp for a roster spot.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Jamel Artis, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings Likely To Sign Wenyen Gabriel To Two-Way Contract

Jul 29, 2018 8:56 PM

The Sacramento Kings plan on signing Wenyen Gabriel to a two-way contract.

Gabriel went undrafted out of Kentucky.

Gabriel played for the Sacramento Kings in Summer League.

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Tags: Wenyen Gabriel, Sacramento Kings, Stockton Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

Vince Carter Agrees To One-Year, $2.4M Deal With Hawks
Vince Carter spent last season with the Kings.

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Yogi Ferrell Agrees To Two-Year $6.2M Deal With Kings
Yogi Ferrell backed out of a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the Mavericks earlier on Friday.

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Nemanja Bjelica, Kings Discussing Two-Year, $13M Deal
Nemanja Bjelica will have $2 million guaranteed for the 19-20 season.

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Nemanja Bjelica To Open Contract Talks With Kings
Vlade Divac reached out to Nemanja Bjelica to explain the value of remaining in the NBA versus returning to play in Europe.

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Kings Trade Garrett Temple To Grizzlies For Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis
The deal clears an additional $1 million in salary-cap space for the Kings, who now have $20.5 million.

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Kings Interested In Rodney Hood
Talks have not progressed between Rodney Hood and the Kings to the point where an offer is imminent.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Marvin Bagley III Set For MRI On Tweaked Hip, Groin
Marvin Bagley will miss Sunday's game and is doubtful for Tuesday's game.

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Kings Waive Nigel Hayes
Nigel Hayes is expected to remain on Sacramento's Summer League team.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Kings Will Pivot To Trades With $17M In Cap Space
The Kings will pursue absorbing contracts in exchange for a first round pick in 2019 or a veteran small forward.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Kings Serious About Signing Zach LaVine To Offer Sheet
The restricted free agent market has been limited this offseason.

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Knicks Agree To One-Year, $6.5M Deal With Mario Hezonja
The Magic, Grizzlies and Blazers also pursued Mario Hezonja.

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Garrett Temple Exercises $8M Player Option With Kings
Garrett Temple signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Kings in 2016.

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Hawks, Bulls, Kings Preparing To Use Cap Space For Trades Of Bad Contracts
The Hawks, Bulls and Kings are seeking draft assets in exchange for their cap space.

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Kings Interested In Jabari Parker, Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja is an unrestricted free agent and has ties to Peja Stojakovic.

James Ham/NBC Sports Bay Area

Bulls Had Interest In Trading Up For Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson
The Bulls hoped Marvin Bagley would drop to the Hawks at No. 3.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Kings Expected To Take Marvin Bagley At No. 2
The Kings have also taken strong looks at Luka Doncic and Michael Porter Jr. with their selection.

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Kings Have Internally Decided Selection At No. 2
Sacramento is believed to be selecting between Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley.

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Kings Deciding Between Marvin Bagley, Trading Down For Michael Porter
Marvin Bagley has expressed interest in playing for the Kings.

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Kings Not Interested In Trading Down From No. 2 With Clippers
The Clippers are attempting to package the No. 12 and No. 13 picks in the draft to move up.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times