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Kings Not Interested In Trading Down From No. 2 With Clippers

Jun 19, 2018 12:58 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are attempting to package the No. 12 and No. 13 picks in the draft to move up.

But the Sacramento Kings are one team not interested in moving that far down by trading away the No. 2 overall pick.

The Kings' plans at No. 2 remains one of the biggest mysteries heading into Thursday's draft.

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Zach Randolph's Brother Murdered In Indiana

Jun 17, 2018 9:39 AM

Roger Randolph, the brother of Zach Randolph, was killed in a shooting in Marion, Indiana.

Roger Randolph's body was found by police officers responding to reports of gunfire around 5 AM on Saturday morning. The death was believed to be an isolated incident and not a random shooting. 

Zach Randolph was not with his brother at the time.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of Roger Randolph's tragic death," Kings general manager Vlade Divac said in a statement. "As a cherished member of the Kings family, our prayers, heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with Zach and his family during this painful and difficult time."

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Kings Appear Zeroed In On Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley, Michael Porter

Jun 14, 2018 10:15 AM

The Sacramento Kings appear to be focused on Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley Jr. and Michael Porter Jr. with the second overall pick.

The Phoenix Suns are widely expected to take Ayton at No. 1.

Porter's draft stock fell due to injury issues during his freshman season at Missouri but the Kings are believed to be very high on him.

The Kings do not own their 2019 first round pick.

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Kings, Mavericks Interested In Trading Down

Jun 11, 2018 7:14 PM

The Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks are open to moving down in the draft, according to multiple sources.

The Kings are attempting to accrue more young players and may not be sold on a clear-cut option at No. 2.

The Mavericks, meanwhile, will try to compete to reach the playoffs next season. Dallas owns the No. 5 pick.

The Los Angeles Clippers have interest in packaging the No. 12 and No. 13 picks to move up.

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Iman Shumpert Exercises $11M Player Option With Kings

Jun 8, 2018 8:59 PM

Iman Shumpert has opted into his $11 million player option for the 18-19 season with the Sacramento Kings.

Shumpert was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Kings at the deadline in a deal for George Hill.

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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team

May 22, 2018 2:19 PM

Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

Jayson Tatum nearly was a unanimous selection as well, earning 99 out of 100 First Team Votes.

Kyle Kuzma and Lauri Markkanen round out the First Team.

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Donovan Mitchell
Ben Simmons
Jayson Tatum
Kyle Kuzma
Lauri Markkanen

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Dennis Smith Jr.
Lonzo Ball
John Collins
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Josh Jackson

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Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic

May 20, 2018 7:07 PM

There is a growing belief that both the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are prepared to pass on Luka Doncic if he is available to them at No. 2 and No. 3.

The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1. 

Another team could conceivably trade up with the Kings or Hawks to select Doncic, but he could also slide to the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 4 or even the Dallas Mavericks at No. 5.

Doncic struggled at times in the Euroleague Final Four, which was attended by a host of scouts and NBA decision-makers.

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Luka Doncic Could Be Drafted Anywhere From First To Fifth

May 18, 2018 6:36 PM

Luka Doncic had 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Real Madrid's 92-83 win in the semifinals of the Euroleague Final Four.

Amongst the NBA decision-makers in attendance to watch Doncic were Vlade Divac of the Kings, Robert Sarver and James Jones of the Kings, as well as Donnie Nelson and Tony Ronzone of the Mavericks.

More NBA executives are expected to arrive in Belgrade for the final on Sunday.

Executives said Doncic has a fairly wide potential draft range from No. 1 to as far as No. 5. The Suns will draft first, followed by the Kings at No. 2 and Hawks at No. 3. The Grizzlies will select No. 4 while the Mavericks own the fifth pick.

Because Doncic could remain with Real Madrid, he has an unique amount of leverage to potentially influence which team drafts him.

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Kings To Consider Bigs At No. 2 In Addition To Luka Doncic

May 16, 2018 3:07 PM

The Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 in the lottery and are believed to be considering their options beyond Luka Doncic if the Phoenix Suns select Deandre Ayton at No. 1 as expected.

"I think when they were at seven, they were really looking hard at Michael Porter," said Jonathan Givony on The Woj Pod. "But now that they moved up to two, I think they have to look at the big guys. They have a real hole there in the frontcourt. I don't think that they're in love with Willie Cauley-Stein by any means. They started Zach Randolph at the four all year long.

"What do they do there? Do they go with Marvin Bagley who is going to be a compelling prospect for them? Or do they go with Luka Doncic? His father is of Serbian descent. Their GM is Serbian. Their assistant GM is Serbian. Their international scout is Serbian. Luka Doncic is Slovenian, he would tell you that obviously, but it used to be the same country not too long ago. You would think if anybody would be comfortable drafting a European player so high, it would be that front office, but I don't think it is a home run by any means.

"I'm heading to Belgrade tonight for the Euroleague Final Four to watch Luka Doncic, among others. It will be interesting for me to see who is there. I know Vlade (Divac) is going to be there. Is Vivek Ranadive going to be there? Is Brandon Williams going to be there? What is that process going to look like in terms of who is going to be making that pick."

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Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

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Kosta Koufos Exercises $8.7M Player Option With Kings
Kosta Koufos signed a four-year, $33 million deal with the Kings in 2015.

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Kings Name Peja Stojakovic Assistant GM
Peja Stojakovic will support Vlade Divac in front office responsibilities, including management of player development, talent evaluation and oversight of the Stockton Kings.

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Vince Carter Plans On Playing At Least One More Season
Vince Carter has remained a productive rotation player.

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Kings Will Relocate G League Affiliate From Reno To Stockton
Stockton is a 45-minute drive from the Golden 1 Center compared to a two-hour drive through a mountain pass to Reno.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Kings Sign Nigel Hayes For Remainder Of Season
Nigel Hayes is averaging 15 points in 43 G League games this season.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Garrett Temple Could Decline $8M Option With Kings
Garrett Temple signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Kings in 2016.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Warriors, Kings To Play Preseason Game In Seattle
Kevin Durant began his career in Seattle with the Sonics, while the Kings nearly relocated to Seattle in 2013.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Raptors Not Interested In Signing Vince Carter This Season
The Kings have been willing to buyout Vince Carter if that becomes his preference.

Kyle Cantlon/Yahoo! Sports

Sacramento To Submit Bid For NBA All-Star Game
The Kings are finalizing a bid for the NBA All-Star Game in either 2022 or 2023.

Ryan Lillis/Sacramento Bee

Kings Tried To Include Georgios Papagiannis In Cavs-Jazz Trade
Rival executives say the Kings wanted to save themselves the embarrassment of waiving Georgios Papagiannis, who was the 13th pick in 2016.

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Joe Johnson Agrees To Buyout With Kings, Will Sign With Rockets
Joe Johnson played for Mike D'Antoni earlier in his career with the Suns.

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Kings Waive Georgios Papagiannis
Georgios Papagiannis was the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft.

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Joe Johnson To Receive Interest From Celtics, Warriors On Buyout Market
Joe Johnson is expected to negotiate a buyout from the Kings.

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Raptors Trade Bruno Caboclo To Kings For Malachi Richardson
Bruno Caboclo was Toronto's first round pick in 2014.

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Rockets Interested In Trading For George Hill
The Kings could trade George Hill in a one-for-one swap with Houston for Ryan Anderson.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.


Cavs, Kings Continue To Discuss George Hill Trade
George Hill is owed $19 million next season, which tempers Cleveland's desire for a move.

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Cavs Asked George Hill To Accept Buyout For 18-19 If LeBron James Leaves
George Hill is guaranteed $19 million next season and $1 millon out of $18 million the following season.

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Kings Explore Trading Skal Labissiere, Malachi Richardson
The Kings would have to clear one or two roster spots to take on contracts in a possible George Hill trade.

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Cavaliers, Kings Discussing George Hill Trade
The Cavaliers' offer for George Hill is centered upon Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

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