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Iman Shumpert Attempts To Enter Portland's Locker Room To Confront Jusuf Nurkic

Jan 15, 2019 9:33 AM

Iman Shumpert was stopped from entering the locker room of the Portland Trail Blazers after the Sacramento Kings' 115-107 victory.

Shumpert was angry with Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen.

"Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men," Shumpert said. "Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That's it."

Nurkic downplayed the incident.

"I'm not going to worry about it," he said. "He's going into retirement soon. I'm not going to worry about a guy who's going into retirement soon."


Tags: Jusuf Nurkic, Iman Shumpert, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, NBA

Vlade Divac Asks Kings' Minority Owners To Stop Meddling

Jan 14, 2019 9:47 PM

Vlade Divac held a conference call with 13 members of the Sacramento Kings' executive board on Monday asking them to stop meddling and to bring an end to the alleged leaks in the media about internal matters.

Vivek Ranadive was also on the conference call.

Divac was demanding respect of the Kings' minority owners.

Divac, like Dave Joerger, has one season remaining on his deal with the Kings.

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Tags: Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings To Extend Contracts For Dave Joerger's Coaching Staff

Jan 13, 2019 9:21 PM

The Sacramento Kings are in the process of picking up options for Dave Joerger's coaching staff through next season.

The extensions put the assistants on the same contractual timeline as Joerger. 

There are currently nine assistants on Joerger's staff, including Bryan Gates, Elston Turner, Bob Thornton, Jason March, Duane Ticknor, Larry Lewis, Bobby Jackson, Phil Ricci, and Dan Hartfield.

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Knicks, Kings Discussing Enes Kanter For Zach Randolph Trade

Jan 9, 2019 10:57 AM

The New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings are discussing a trade centered around Enes Kanter for Zach Randolph.

Both Kanter and Randolph are on expiring contracts.

Kanter's minutes have recently been reduced as the Knicks focus on youth development.

Nothing appears imminent at this time.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Enes Kanter, Zach Randolph, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dave Joerger: Focused On Kings Amid Timberwolves' Rumors

Jan 9, 2019 1:39 AM

Dave Joerger addressed rumors of him potentially taking over as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, saying that his focus is on getting the Sacramento Kings to the playoffs. 

“Obviously I’m a Minnesota kid, so it’s interesting, but at the same time, my focus is right here, right now. I mean, we’re having a great time with our guys...we have an identity, and we’re giving ourselves a chance to be in the playoff race. I think every coach and every player, that’s all they ever want in their careers, is an opportunity to be in the playoffs, and that’s really where my mindset is now.”

Joerger previously interviewed for the Timberwolves job in 2014, but ultimately decided to return to the Grizzlies.

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Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

Warriors, Kings Hit NBA Record 41 3-Pointers

Jan 6, 2019 3:09 PM

The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings combined for an NBA record 41 made 3-pointers in the Warriors' 127-123 win.

The Warriors shot 21-47 from distance, while the Kings made a franchise record 20 out of 36 3-pointers. It was also the first game in league history where both teams made over 20 3's in a game.

Steph Curry lead the Warriors with 10 3's, while Buddy Hield hit 8 3's to pace the Kings.

The previous record for most made 3's in a game was 40, set last February by the Cavs and Wolves.

Tags: Stephen Curry, Buddy Hield, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Marvin Bagley III Out At Least Two More Weeks

Dec 29, 2018 12:56 AM

Marvin Bagley III will be held out of basketball activities for at least two more weeks. 

Bagley suffered a bone bruise on his left knee in a game against the Warriors on December 14th. An MRI showed no structural damage.

Bagley is averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season. 

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Tags: Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Injury

Vlade Divac: Kings Won't Sacrifice Future Cap Space For Playoff Push

Dec 26, 2018 11:51 PM

Vlade Divac stated that while he is willing to make a trade to help the Sacramento Kings' playoff push, it will not come at the expense of a potential $60 million in free cap space this summer. 

When asked if the Kings were a playoff team, Divac said "Uh… right now, yeah. If you look at the standings, we’re in the playoffs. But are we desperate to do it? No, we’re not. Do we want to be there? Yeah. Are we going to push? Yeah. The players are playing for it. We are supporting it. If I have to do something to help them, yeah I will do it. But not just from desperation and to sacrifice everything that we’ve built".

The Kings currently have $11 million in cap space and no first-round pick in 2019. 

Divac also added that he is still open to adding a first-round pick this season, saying "I have room to do that (by taking on another team’s ‘bad’ contracts in exchange for the pick). So if I can convert (that into a pick), yes. But it’s not something (where) I’m desperate to do it. If it comes, great. If it doesn’t, I’m fine".

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Buddy Hield Reveals He's 26 Years Old, Not 25 As Listed

Dec 21, 2018 1:22 AM

After celebrating his birthday earlier this week, Buddy Hield clarified that he's 26-years-old, one year older than his listed 25 years of age. 

When asked why the official NBA website has him listed at 25-years-old, Hield responded “that’s their fault, not my fault. The first time I saw it on Wikipedia, my mom said, ‘Why do they have your age wrong?’ I said, ‘I have no idea.’ ”

Hield said his conscience was clear and that the Kings front office knows of his real age. 

Hield added, "I came over with a passport. My passport has 1992 on it. My driver's license has 1992 on it. I just think people got their information from Wikipedia or wherever, and they just went with it. They just got it wrong.”

James Ham/NBC Sports

Tags: Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

Kings Looking For Help At Small Forward

Dec 20, 2018 2:01 PM

In light of Iman Shumpert's hip injury that forced Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield to split minutes between shooting guard and small forward, the Sacramento Kings are looking to add another wing.

According to Zach Lowe, "the Kings are one of those teams who are obsessed with 'Well, we don't have a real 3. We need to get a real 3. Shump's our 3, but he's a fake 3", while adding that a lack of length is an issue for Hield and Bogdanovich in defending the position long-term.

One of the early surprises of the season, the Kings have no first-round pick in 2019 and $11 million in cap space, making them potential buyers at the trade deadline. 

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Kings-Pacers To Play Two 2019 Preseason Games In India
The NBA will preseason games in India for the first time.

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De’Aaron Fox: I'm The Fastest Person In The League
Fox stated he was faster than both John Wall and Russell Westbrook going baseline to baseline with the ball.

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Dave Joerger: Fox-Bagley Are The Next Durant-Westbrook
Dave Joerger pushed back hard on the suggestion that his comments about Luka Doncic on Sunday were a continuation of his rift with the front office.

Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

Marvin Bagley To Be Re-Evaluated In 10-14 Days
Bagley is averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds on the season.

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Pelicans, Pistons, Kings Identified As Active Buyers On Trade Market
The typical start of trade season is Dec. 15 when most players who signed deals in the offseason are eligible to be dealt.

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Kings Looking To Improve Current Team On Trade Market
The Kings haven't reached the playoffs since 2006.

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Dave Joerger Asks Brandon Williams To Leave Shootaround
Dave Joerger and Brandon Williams have been in conflict this season.

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Dave Joerger Believes Brandon Williams Would Like To Replace Him
Brandon Williams has been given additional power over the past year and handles most of the day-to-day operations.

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Kings Front Office Frustrated By How Dave Joerger Has Handled Young Players
The way Dave Joerger is handling Marvin Bagley III in particular could eventually lead to his dismissal.

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Sign Taren Sullivan
Taren Sullivan went undrafted out of Division II Findlay.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

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Kings Sign Brandon Austin To Camp Deal
Brandon Austin spent time with the Reno Bighorns of the G League last season.

James Ham/NBC Sports

Kings Interested In Facilitating Three-Way Jimmy Butler Trade
The Kings are hoping to use their cap space and expiring contracts to collect assets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler
The Nets, Pistons, Rockets, Clippers, 76ers, Blazers and Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Jimmy Butler.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic To Undergo Minor Arthroscopic Surgery On Left Knee
Bogdan Bogdanovic is expected to make a full recovery.

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Magic Hire Bill Pope As Director Of Pro Personnel
Bill Pope was most recently working as a scout with the Kings.

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RealGM Radio: Kevin Pelton, Ben Golliver On The Pacific Division
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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Feds Investigating Alleged Money Laundering By Former Kings' Executive
Jeffrey David allegedly diverted $9 million from the Golden 1 Credit Union and another $4.4 million from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.

Sam Stanton, Darrell Smith/Sacramento Bee

Kings Hire Ty Ellis As Head Coach Of G-League Team
Ty Ellis was previously an assistant coach with the Suns.

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Warriors To Play Kings In Seattle On Oct. 5
The preseason game will be the NBA's first return to Seattle since the Sonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008.

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