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Garrett Temple Could Decline $8M Option With Kings

Mar 3, 2018 1:02 PM

Garrett Temple has an $8 million player option next season with the Sacramento Kings but some inside and outside the organization believe he could decline it to test free agency.

Temple could help a contending team and sign a multi-year contract, though possibly at a lower annual average.

Temple signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Kings in 2016.

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Warriors, Kings To Play Preseason Game In Seattle

Feb 21, 2018 6:27 PM

The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings have scheduled a preseason game in Seattle next season on Oct. 6th.

The NBA hasn't played a game in Seattle since the Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008.

Kevin Durant began his career in Seattle with the Sonics, while the Kings nearly relocated to Seattle in 2013.

The contract to play the game in Seattle has yet to be completed.

The Warriors have also recently played a preseason game in Vancouver.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, NBA

Raptors Not Interested In Signing Vince Carter This Season

Feb 20, 2018 10:13 AM

The Toronto Raptors are unlikely to sign Vince Carter this season, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

“After speaking with a few team sources, I can confirm that they’ve had internal dialogue and debate about the idea of bringing Vince Carter back … but they’ve decided now is not the right time,” Lewenberg said. “And I think the consensus seems to be there’s so much going on right now, and they want this season to be about this team, their accomplishments and their playoff push and not the sideshow that I think would come with a Vince Carter return.”

Carter was traded by the Raptors to the Nets in 2004.

The Kings have been willing to buyout Carter if that becomes his preference.

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Sacramento To Submit Bid For NBA All-Star Game

Feb 16, 2018 9:39 AM

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

Vivek Ranadive and the city of Sacramento will present its bid on Feb. 23.

“Golden 1 Center has been a great spark for the city and building on that momentum, we have assembled an unprecedented plan to host a global celebration of basketball at the All-Star Game in Sacramento,” Ranadive said in a written statement.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Sacramento Bee in October 2016 that the league was determined to bring the All-Star Game to Sacramento. The biggest issue impacting Sacramento, and several other NBA cities, is the lack of hotel rooms.

The 250-room Sawyer Hotel recently opened next to Golden 1 Center, the city has plans for a 350-room hotel next to the Sacramento Convention Center and work should begin soon on a 170-room Hyatt Centric boutique hotel on Seventh Street downtown. 

Ryan Lillis/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA All-Star

Kings Tried To Include Georgios Papagiannis In Cavs-Jazz Trade

Feb 14, 2018 9:50 AM

The Sacramento Kings attempted to include Georgios Papagiannis as part of a three-way trade at the deadline with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings.

Rival executives say the Kings wanted to save themselves the embarrassment of waiving Papagiannis, who was the 13th pick in 2016.

Koby Altman and Sacramento assistant general manager Brandon Williams vocally disagreed over the insertion of Papagiannis in the trade.

Cleveland couldn't take on his deal because the NBA's repeater tax would turn the balance of his $2.3 million contract for this season and $2.4 million next season into three times that due to the luxury tax.

The Kings waived Papagiannis after the deadline.

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Joe Johnson Agrees To Buyout With Kings, Will Sign With Rockets

Feb 10, 2018 12:47 PM

Joe Johnson plans on signing with the Houston Rockets when he becomes a free agent.

Johnson has finalized a buyout agreement with the Sacramento Kings. Johnson was traded by the Utah Jazz to the Kings at the deadline.

Johnson played for Mike D'Antoni earlier in his career with the Phoenix Suns.

Johnson has averaged 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 32 games this season.

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Kings Waive Georgios Papagiannis

Feb 8, 2018 4:51 PM

The Sacramento Kings will waive Georgios Papagiannis.

Papagiannis was the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Papagiannis only appeared in 38 games over a season and a half with the Kings.

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Joe Johnson To Receive Interest From Celtics, Warriors On Buyout Market

Feb 8, 2018 3:07 PM

Joe Johnson is expected to negotiate a buyout from the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings acquired Johnson as part of a three-way trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz.

Johnson is expected to receive interest from the Celtics and Warriors.

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Raptors Trade Bruno Caboclo To Kings For Malachi Richardson

Feb 8, 2018 1:30 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade Bruno Caboclo to the Sacramento Kings for Malachi Richardson.

Caboclo was Toronto's first round pick in 2014.

The Kings selected Richardson 22nd overall in 2016.

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Rockets Interested In Trading For George Hill

Feb 7, 2018 8:54 PM

The Sacramento Kings have received trade interest on George Hill from both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets.

The Kings could trade Hill in a one-for-one swap with Houston for Ryan Anderson, who is a native of Sacramento. Anderson has two more seasons left on his deal at $41 million.

The Kings want to maintain financial flexibility and the final season of Hill's three-year deal is partially guaranteed.

The Kings and Cavaliers have discussed a deal involving Hill for several weeks.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

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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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Cavaliers Interested In Trading For George Hill
George Hill can play either guard position and also come off the bench.

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Harry Giles Ruled Out For Entire 17-18 Season
Sacramento plans on having Harry Giles participate in Summer League.

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Kings To Sit At Least Two Veterans Per Game To Develop Younger Players
George Hill, Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple, Vince Carter and Zach Randolph will have their minutes reduced.

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Kings Fire Director Of Scouting Mike Bratz
Mike Bratz was hired as assistant general manager under Pete D'Alessandro.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

George Hill: First Months With Kings 'A Little More Difficult Than I Anticipated'
George Hill's numbers have dropped off dramatically and he often appears disengaged.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Kings Assign Skal Labissiere To G-League
Skal Labissiere has averaged 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 17.1 minutes per game.

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Phil Jackson Planned On Signing George Hill To Mentor Frank Ntilikina
The Knicks instead used their cap space on Tim Hardaway Jr., who Phil Jackson did not have interest in signing.

Marc Berman/New York Post

10 Percent Stake In Kings Up For Sale
The Kings have done well financially since moving into their new arena last season.

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Magic Explore Trade Market For Mario Hezonja
The Magic have to decide whether to pick up their $5.2 million option on Mario Hezonja for the 17-18 season.

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DeMarcus Cousins Scores 41 In 'Super Nervous' Return To Sacramento
DeMarcus Cousins scored 41 points and 23 rebounds in his first game back in Sacramento.

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DeMarcus Cousins Regrets Being Loyal To Kings, Not Leaving In 2015
DeMarcus Cousins' agent told the Kings in 2015 that he wanted to be traded to the Lakers.

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Kings Hire Jenny Boucek As Assistant Player Development Coach
Jenny 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
Harry Giles and the Kings training staff will focus on a measured and sustained progression plan.

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

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Kings Pick Up 19-20 Option On Dave Joerger
The Kings hired Dave Joerger as head coach in 2016.

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