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Montrezl Harrell Could Be Part Of Buddy Hield Trade

Jul 28, 2021 10:36 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings have been engaged in discussions on a Kyle Kuzma for Buddy Hield swap. As that deal would require more salary from the Lakers side, Montrezl Harrell could also be headed to the Kings.

In order for Harrell to be traded to Sacramento, he would need to exercise his $9.7 million player option for 2021-22.

The Kings like the fit of Kuzma and Harrell alongside De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton. Sacramento is trying to break a 15-year playoff drought, and is expected to try to add win-now talent this offseason.

On the Lakers side, they are trying to retool their roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, in hopes of getting back into title contention. According to multiple reports, Kuzma is being shopped, along with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the No. 22 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft to bring in help for James and Davis.

The Philadelphia 76ers have also been linked to Hield. It seems likely that a long-rumored Hield trade will be executed this offseason.

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Tags: Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, Buddy Hield, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Sacramento Tenders Qualifying Offer To Terence Davis

Jul 27, 2021 7:16 PM

The Sacramento Kings have extended a qualifying offer to guard Terence Davis. Davis will now be a restricted free agent. Davis' cap hold and qualifying offer will be $1.9 million. The Kings will have the ability to match any offer sheet Davis signs with another team.

The Kings acquired Davis at the 2021 trade deadline from the Toronto Raptors. In 27 games with Sacramento, Davis averaged 11.1 points per game, while hitting 37.2% of his three-pointers.

As they are likely to be an over-the-cap team, Sacramento can re-sign Davis to provide some shooting off their bench. The Kings have also been rumored to be considering Buddy Hield trades. Davis would provide some of what would be lost in a Hield trade.

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Lakers, Kings Discuss Buddy Hield For Kyle Kuzma Trade

Jul 25, 2021 1:31 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings have discussed a trade centered on Buddy Hield for Kyle Kuzma, sources tell The Athletic. The Lakers are seeking an upgrade in the backcourt and have also been linked to free agents Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Spencer Dinwiddie. 

The Kings previously had interest in Kuzma via trade. Kuzma signed a three-year, $40 million extension with the Lakers before the 20-21 offseason.

The Kings signed Hield to a four-year, $86 million extension in 2019.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday that the Lakers have been incredibly aggressive in offering Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope around the league. 

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Kings Shop No. 9 For Players To Help Them Win Now

Jul 22, 2021 11:02 AM

The Sacramento Kings have shopped the No. 9 overall pick in the draft for players who can help them win now, sources tell The Ringer.

The Kings finished the 20-21 season with a 31-41 record and were two games out of the final Play-In spot. The Kings last made the playoffs in 2006.

If Sacramento keeps the No. 9 pick, The Ringer currently has Franz Wagner as their selection.

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Heat, Kings, Knicks, Rockets, 76ers 'Most Aggressive' In Pursuing Damian Lillard Trade

Jul 20, 2021 8:36 AM

The Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers have recently been the "most aggressive suitors" for a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard.

Lillard has said he expects to remain with the Blazers next season, but he has become clear in his desire for more urgency in their efforts to contend for a title.

Should Portland eventually decide to trade Lillard, executives in the NBA expect the Blazers to receive a return for Lillard comparable to what the Brooklyn Nets sent the Rockets for Harden. Lillard is signed for four more seasons at $176 million total.

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings 'Highly Unlikely' To Trade De'Aaron Fox

Jul 14, 2021 9:45 AM

The Sacramento Kings are "highly unlikely" to trade De'Aaron Fox this offseason, sources tell the Sacramento Bee.

Marc Stein of Substack reported this week that the Kings have interest in trading for Ben Simmons. The Kings would likely be willing to offer the Philadelphia 76ers a package of Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III and multiple first round picks. The 76ers likely wouldn't be interested in a package from the Kings unless it included either Fox or Tyrese Haliburton. 

Fox signed a five-year, $163 million extension with the Kings during the 2020 offseason. Fox averaged 25.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 35.1 minutes per game last season.

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Cavs, Pacers, Wolves, Kings, Raptors Interested In Trading For Ben Simmons

Jul 13, 2021 12:53 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have opened up trade talks involving Ben Simmons and a number of teams are said to have expressed interest. 

According to Marc Stein of Substack, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors have expressed interest in trading for Simmons. A number of other teams are expected to also join trade talks.

Simmons has four seasons at nearly $150 million remaining on his contract.

Simmons, who turns 24 this month, is a three-time All-Star.

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Bobby Jackson Hired As Head Coach Of Stockton Kings

May 27, 2021 2:41 PM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Bobby Jackson to become head coach of the Stockton Kings of the G League.

Jackson was previously an assistant coach and player-development coach for the Kings.

Kings assistant coach Lindsey Harding and advance scout Jonah Herscu also interviewed for the job.

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Kings Will Retain Luke Walton As Head Coach Next Season

May 17, 2021 7:52 PM

The Sacramento Kings will retain Luke Walton as head coach next season.

The Kings missed out on the playoffs again in Walton's second season with the team. Walton, however, maintains the support of Sacramento's key players. 

Previous reports indicated the nature of Walton's contract could make firing Walton financially difficult for the franchise. 

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Luke Walton Not Concerned About Job Security With Kings

May 17, 2021 1:19 PM

Luke Walton is entering the offseason comfortable with his job security as head coach of the Sacramento Kings. Walton finished his second season with the Kings without a playoff berth, putting him at 0-for-4 in the category dating back to his days with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

“It doesn’t weigh on me because it’s the same thing I always talk about — it’s control what you can control — the same message I give my players every day,” Walton said. “To me, the storyline and the focus of Sacramento right now should be on this team and the excitement of what we saw out of our young rookie in Tyrese and the progress that De’Aaron Fox made and the year Richaun Holmes and Harrison Barnes had, and even Buddy [Hield] — watching Buddy continue to grow and start having games with seven or eight assists and low turnovers.

“That’s what we should be talking about as a group and as an organization. So if you ask me, I’ll tell you, no, I’m not concerned at all because it doesn’t do anything for me or the group to be concerned, so we’ll stay focused on the positive and the good things. Like I continue to say, I’m excited about this group and excited about our future.”

The Kings have a promising future with De'Aaron Fox playing at a near All-Star level and the Rookie of the Year candidacy of Tyrese Haliburton. 

“… Look, we’re all frustrated. We want to be part of a postseason. I know the organization does, the fans do, the media does, so that part of it is disappointing, but you’ve got to look at the good, too, and the progress that so many of these guys have made this year.”

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Terence Davis Sees His Future With Kings Ahead Of Restricted Free Agency

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De'Aaron Fox Was 'Hit Like A Truck' By COVID-19

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Kings Can't Stretch Payments Over Time To Luke Walton If Fired

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Tyrese Haliburton Won't Need Surgery On Knee, Likely Out For Season

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Tyrese Haliburton To Get MRI On Monday, 'Initial Optimism' He Avoided Serious Injury

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Kings Sign Louis King To Two-Way Contract

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Kings Sign Chimezie Metu To Multi-Year Deal

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Kings Sign Damian Jones To Multi-Year Deal, Waive Chris Silva

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De'Aaron Fox To Miss 10-14 Days Due To Health & Safety Protocols

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Damian Jones Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Kings

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Rockets Claim DaQuan Jeffries Off Waivers

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Damian Jones Signs 10-Day Contract With Kings

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Kings To Waive DaQuan Jeffries, Expected To Bring In New Player

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Marvin Bagley Remains Away From Kings While Recovering From Broken Hand

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De'Aaron Fox, Terry Rozier Named NBA's Players Of The Week

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Kings To Release Jabari Parker

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Raptors Trade Terrence Davis To Kings For 2nd Round Pick

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Heat Agree To Acquire Nemanja Bjelica From Kings

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Kings Acquire Delon Wright From Pistons For Cory Joseph, Two Second-Round Picks

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Nuggets Interested In Harrison Barnes, Aaron Gordon

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