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Coach K: DeMarcus Cousins is Team USA's backup center

Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski feels that DeMarcus Cousins has separated himself from fellow reserve bigs Andre Drummond and Mason Plumlee, and the Sacramento Kings big man will back up Anthony Davis at the FIBA World Cup, via ESPN's Marc Stein. Still recovering from the bone bruise in his right knee suffered earlier this month in Chicago, Cousins was the fourth player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Nik Stauskas cautions Michigan fans expecting Zak Irvin to make similar sophomore leap

Standing in the corner of the grade school gym, Nik Stauskas surveyed a court filled with 130 campers who kept one eye on him and one on the drill in front of them. Though positioned in the shadows off to the side, Stauskas was the center of attention Tuesday at Liberty School. This is the former Michigan star now. He’s a member of the Sacramento Kings, living the NBA dream after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Source: Kings interested in Russian guard Dmitry Kulagin

Russian shooting guard Dmitry Kulagin is receiving interest from the Sacramento Kings and is seriously considering coming to the NBA, a source told Yahoo Sports. Kulagin, 22, averaged 7.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists for Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy last season. The 6-foot-6, 195-pounder, who was not selected in the 2014 NBA draft, is no longer draft eligible.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Final Team USA Basketball roster released

Team USA finished up its exhibition slate in the United States with a win over Puerto Rico on Friday evening. Immediately following the 112-86 victory, the final 12-man roster was released.  The USA national Mens team's 12-man final roster! — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 23, 2014 Among the biggest surprises was the fact that Damian Lillard...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Projecting The Starting Five

As the clock continues to tick down until the Sacramento Kings’ season opener against the Golden State Warriors, it seems about time to make an early projection of how their starting lineup will look on opening night. With a roster consisting of returning veterans, talented rookies and sophomores, and a free agent acquisition, Sacramento have […] Sacramento Kings: Projecting...
Via NBA Draft Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

This Throwback Photo of Nik Stauskas and Vince Carter Will Make You Feel Old

Sacramento Kings rookie guard Nik Stauskas celebrated Throwback Thursday on social media yesterday by sharing this photo of him as a kid getting ready to shoot some three-pointers during halftime at a Raptors game. While it makes us feel old to see Stauskas this young (he’s 20 now) it must make Vince Carter feel even older. Vince Carter, still in his glory days with the Raptors...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Franchise Outlook

The Kings continue to face a lot of questions about their roster and coaching staff as they look set for another season in the lottery. After finishing 28-54 last season, it has been eight years since the Sacramento Kings made the NBA playoffs. After another offseason with another lottery pick, are the Kings any closer to making a coveted return to the playoffs? Coaching – 13...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins works boxing speed bag in Instagram video

In case you didn’t know, USA Basketball is holding a practice today at United States Military Academy at West Point. All of the players on the Team USA squad got a nice tour of the locale and during one of the stops, Sacramento Kings teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay got the chance to show off their boxing skills. After Rudy did a solid job on the speed bag, check out DeMarcus...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Sim Bhullar Signing Grade

Sacramento Kings: Sim Bhullar Signing Grade By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The Kings signed former New Mexico State big man, Sim Bhullar to a deal yesterday – and when I say big I mean massive. Bhullar, the first player of Indian descent to be signed by an NBA team is listed at 7’5” and 360 pounds and looks larger than that. Terms of the deal were not disclosed...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sim Bhullar, 7-Foot-5 Center, Signs With The Kings

TweetThe Sacramento Kings have signed the NBA’s first player of Indian descent: Sim Bhullar. He stands at 7-feet, 5-inches tall, and weighing in at around 360 pounds. He’s a pretty big fella. Bhullar comes from Toronto, and played for New Mexico State last year. He was the tallest player in the NCAA and went undrafted in June. The Kings signed Bhullar on Thursday, although contract...
Via Los That Sports Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Sign Undrafted Canadian Sim Bhullar

The Sacramento Kings announced they have signed undrafted Canadian Sim Bhullar to a deal that will bring him to training camp at the end of September. A Toronto native, Bhullar is the first player of Indian descent to sign an NBA contract, however, the eventuality of the 7'5 center getting a chance to make an NBA roster this fall was not completely unexpected.
Via Pro Bball Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings And The 5 NBA Offseason Losers

Sacramento Kings And The 5 NBA Offseason Losers By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. Sacramento Kings - They lost Isaiah Thomas and signed Darren Collison for the cost difference of just 1.3 million per season. Wow. A 20-6 player for 7 million or a 11-4 player for 5.3 million? Ridiculous. Also, they drafted Nik Stauskas who filled little need for them instead of...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Sacramento Kings Jerseys (Photo)

The Sacramento Kings have unveiled their new jerseys. The Sacramento Kings are taking steps to surge the struggling franchise. The new jerseys have a “retro” look to them, in what the Kings refer to as “throwback with a modern twist”… The Kings have a strong fan base, and hopefully, this new branding will eventually lead to success. The post New Sacramento Kings Jerseys...
Via Geeks and Cleats
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Sacramento Kings: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Moves Made Drafted Nik Stauskas Traded Isaiah Thomas For Trade Exception Signed Darren Collison Strongest: Drafting Nik Stauskas - In my NBA Draft Grades I gave this pick a D-, which tells you a lot about what I think of their offseason, I just picked the only move...
Via HoopStuff
25 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins would be 'crushed' if cut from Team USA

This is the look of a man who heard he could be cut from Team USA in favor of Mason Plumlee. Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins’ journey to NBA stardom has been one with a lot of bumps on the road, but it’s one he’s made it through and is now on the cusp […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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