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Otis Smith Meets With Kings On VP Of Basketball Ops Job

Jul 26, 2017 2:12 PM

The Sacramento Kings have met with Otis Smith about their vacant Vice President of Basketball Operations job.

The Kings are searching for a new No. 2 executive to report to general manager Vlade Divac following the departure of Scott Perry to the New York Knicks.

Smith was previously general manager of the Orlando Magic where he spent six seasons in the job.

Smith has spent the past two seasons working for the Detroit Pistons.

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Tags: Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Jack Cooley Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Kings

Jul 22, 2017 10:18 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to sign Jack Cooley to a two-way contract.

Cooley averaged 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and shot 64 percent in Summer League.

Cooley averaged 13.0 points and 6.9 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game last season in Germany.

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Tags: Jack Cooley, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Vince Carter Agrees Upon One-Year, $8M Deal With Kings

Jul 6, 2017 8:27 PM

Vince Carter has agreed upon a one-year, $8 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Carter spent the past three seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies as he's continued to remain a productive rotation wing late into his career.

Carter signed a three-year, $12 million deal with Memphis in the 2014 offseason.

The Kings have already signed veterans George Hill and Zach Randolph to significant contracts this offseason.

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Tags: Vince Carter, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Grizzlies To Retire Zach Randolph's No. 50

Jul 6, 2017 12:19 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced they will retire Zach Randolph's No. 50.

Randolph signed with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.

"It’s always about basketball — but sometimes it’s about more than basketball. That’s when it’s special," wrote the Grizzlies in an open letter to Randolph and "Grizz Nation."

"The eight years Zach spent in the mud, in Memphis, are special. They are filled with franchise-defining basketball success, but they are so clearly about more than that. Every Memphian felt it and all of us believe it.

"Zach helped establish what it means to play for the Grizzlies on the court and in the community, and in doing so helped forge an identity for our City.

"His numerous on the court accomplishments speak for themselves. He is our all-time leader in field goals, rebounds and of course, takedowns.

"He is a proud civic leader and an extraordinary hands-on community benefactor. It is no coincidence that our collective dedication to service in our communities and our pride in Memphis surged during his time here.

"Grit & Grind is more than a motto to us, it has become a civic code of conduct and cultural ethos. It’s the way we do things in Memphis and at the Grizzlies. The best way for the team, the organization and for the City of Memphis to honor and respect the foundation built on Zach’s broad shoulders is to continue to Grit & Grind.

"To Zach — Thank you for all the joy and magical moments too numerous to count. Thank you for the energy and excitement you brought each and every night to FedExForum. Thank you for your leadership and service. Thank you for your larger than life impact and for keeping all Memphians warm. Thank you.

"While there will be a time and place to recognize your lasting impact in Memphis, starting today, as stated earlier by Controlling Owner, Robert Pera, number 50 will never be worn by any other member of the Memphis Grizzlies.

"From Memphian to Memphian, thank you and best of luck to you and your family."

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Tags: Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, NBA

Kelly Olynyk Receiving Interest From Nets, Pacers, Kings, Jazz

Jul 5, 2017 3:39 PM

The Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz have interest in signing Kelly Olynyk.

The Boston Celtics rescinded their qualifying offer to Olynyk following Gordon Hayward's commitment in order to clear cap space.

Indiana is trying to unload salary in order to sign Olynyk.

Olynyk is one of the better available stretch big men on the open market.

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Tags: Kelly Olynyk, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Zach Randolph Agrees To Two-Year, $24M Deal With Kings

Jul 4, 2017 1:23 PM

Zach Randolph has agreed to sign a two-year, $24 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.

With Sacramento signing both George Hill and Randolph, they will no longer have cap space for their Otto Porter max offer in restricted free agency.

Randolph had been with the Memphis Grizzlies since 2009. Randolph will reunite with Dave Joerger with the Kings.

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Tags: Zach Randolph, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

George Hill Agrees To Three-Year, $57M Deal With Kings

Jul 4, 2017 1:13 PM

George Hill has agreed upon a three-year, $57 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.

Hill turned down a renegotiate and extend offer from the Jazz in February.

Utah's decision to trade for Ricky Rubio before the start of free agency limited Hill's options. Hill also received interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets. The Lakers were unwilling to offer a multi-year deal due to their desire for cap space in 2018.

The Kings drafted De'Aaron Fox at No. 5 and is expected to be their point guard of the future.

The third-year of the deal is a partial guarantee. According to Sam Amick, the guaranteed amount for the entire deal is $40 million.

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Tags: George Hill, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Ben McLemore Agrees To Two-Year, $10.7M Deal With Grizzlies

Jul 2, 2017 10:24 PM

Ben McLemore and the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed upon a two-year, $10.7 million deal.

The Sacramento Kings declined to tender a qualifying offer to McLemore, making him an unrestricted free agent.

McLemore was a lottery pick in 2013.

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Tags: Ben McLemore, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Vince Carter To Meet With Kings

Jul 2, 2017 8:01 PM

Vince Carter will meet with the Sacramento Kings on Monday.

Carter is a free agent after continuing to be a valuable role player with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Carter signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Grizzlies in 2014.

Sacramento has amongst the most cap space in the NBA and are attempting to rebuild and change their culture.

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Kings Offer Otto Porter Four-Year, $106M Max Contract

Jul 2, 2017 5:55 PM

The Sacramento Kings have offered Otto Porter a four-year, $106 million max contract.

The Washington Wizards have match rights since Porter is a restricted free agent. Washington is expected to match any offer sheet.

Porter has been negotiating with the Wizards on a five-year deal.

If Porter signs an offer sheet with a rival team, it would be for five percent raises instead of eight. The deal could allow him to return to the open market after three years.

Porter will continue to take meetings with other teams.

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Tags: Otto Porter, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Ty Lawson Receiving Interest From Wolves, Pelicans, Thunder, Kings
Ty Lawson averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 25.1 minutes per game over 69 games for the Kings.

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Jonathon Simmons Receiving Interest From Kings, Clippers, Wolves
Jonathon Simmons is limited due to the Gilbert Arenas provision on what he can sign for in restricted free agency.

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Kings Decline Qualifying Offer To Ben McLemore
Ben McLemore will be an unrestricted free agent.

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Kings Expected To Sign Bogdan Bogdanovic To Three-Year, $36M Deal
The Kings acquired the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic at the 2016 draft from the Suns.

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Rockets Focused On Trading Ryan Anderson If They Need Cap Space
Ryan Anderson is owed $19.6 million and $61.3 million in total over the next three seasons.

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Chris Paul Re-Elected NBPA President, Garrett Temple Elected VP
Chris Paul says he's "humbled that my fellow players have voted to have me continue."


Kings Release Arron Afflalo Before Guarantee Date
Arron Afflalo had a guarantee date of June 23rd with only $1.5 guaranteed.

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Blazers Move Up To No. 10 With Kings To Select Zach Collins
The Kings traded Zach Collins to the Blazers for No. 15 and No. 20.

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Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Suns, Kings Thunder Have Discussed Kristaps Porzingis Trade
Phil Jackson expressed in an MSG interview that he's still disappointed Kristaps Porzingis skipping his exit meeting.

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Langston Galloway To Decline $5.4M Player Option With Kings
Langston Galloway will have a $6.8 million cap hold and would become a restricted free agent if the Kings extend a $6.5 million qualifying offer.

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Kings Declined Lakers' Offer Of No. 2 For Nos. 5, 10
The Lakers would have packaged one of the two Kings' picks to the Pacers along with 27, 28 and salary cap filler for Paul George.

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Chris Granger Steps Down As President Of Kings
Chris Granger was hired by Vivek Ranadive in August 2013 to oversee the teamís business operations.

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Rudy Gay Declines $14.3M Player Option With Kings
Rudy Gay will become an unrestricted free agent.

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Kings Decide Against Stretching Anthony Tolliver's $2M For 17-18
The Kings waived Anthony Tolliver on June 1st and he is owed $2 million next season.

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Markelle Fultz To Work Out For Kings
The Kings own the fifth and tenth overall picks in the 2017 draft.

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Kings Waive Anthony Tolliver
The Kings would have owed $8 million to Anthony Tolliver had they kept him for the upcoming season.

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Markelle Fultz, CAA Clients Won't Avoid Kings
The Kings met with Markelle Fultz at the draft combine in Chicago.

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Agents Continue To Push Draft Prospects Away From Kings
The Kings may be unable to host a player for a workout that goes in the top-20.

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Markelle Fultz Interviewing With Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Kings, Knicks
Markelle Fultz is one of the only top projected picks to attend the pre-draft combine in Chicago.

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Rudy Gay To Opt Out Of $14.2M Contract With Kings
Rudy Gay was having a productive season before he suffered a complete tear of his Achilles tendon in Jan. 18th.

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