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KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Play for the Sacramento Kings?

NEW ORLEANS, LA – MARCH 27: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings grabs the rebound ;No; on March 27, 2015 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Last week, the Sacramento Kings traded Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, and last year’s #8 overall pick Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers in order to free up cap space to pursue free agents. They’d offered...
Via The Sports Journal
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sac Bee’s Marcos Breton goes all Yosemite Sam, lets Vivek Ranadive have it on Twitter

Last Thursday was a day both the Sacramento Kings Organization and their fanbase would like to forget (until Friday that was). After courting Free Agent Shooting Guard Wes Matthews for days, many believed the Kings were the frontrunners against the Mavericks to land the sharpshooter.  When reports started to come out later in the day that the Kings had upped their offer from a 45...

Omri Casspi, Kings Agree Upon Two-Year, $6M Deal

Omri Casspi and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal. The Kings drafted Casspi and reacquired him last offseason. Casspi was especially effective after George Karl took over as head coach. An unrestricted free agent, Casspi indicated in April his desire was to remain with the Kings. "I love it here. I want to come back. My agent knows that, I know that...
Via RealGM
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree to terms with Omri Casspi and solidify their Bench

It was a mere three days ago seemingly at this exact time that nothing could seemingly go right for the Sacramento Kings to add any new acquisitions to their roster. Last Thursday saw the Franchise strike out on Monta Ellis and Wesley Matthews, both who turned down massive contract offers (A reported $64 million was thrown at Matthews, $48 million at Ellis). The Kings shed off the...

Sacramento Kings: Rajon Rondo Signing Grade

  (April 11, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 season, 9.5 million This is the most interesting contract in free agency to me. I heard that Rajon Rondo wanted to sign a one year contract to get his value stronger after his reputation beating few months with the Mavericks. It is was just a poor...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas trolls Kings after Rajon Rondo signing

Isaiah Thomas has been there before. The Boston Celtics point guard was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011, but their breakup wasn’t exactly amicable. So when the Kings reportedly inked former Celtic Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $9.5 million contract Friday, leaving starting point guard Darren Collison in the dust, Thomas took a jab at the team on Twitter. @aaronbruski lol...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Rajon Rondo will fit well with the Sacramento Kings

A few hours after the Sacramento Kings signed Marco Belinelli, the Kings signed Rajon Rondo. Earlier this week the Kings traded Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers as a salary dump. By doing so, the Kings were able to bring in Marco and Rondo. Rondo signed a one year deal worth $10 million. Rondo had been a very important player for the Boston...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings sign Kosta Koufos

Kosta Koufos has agreed to sign with the Sacramento Kings on a four-year deal, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Koufos’ deal with the Kings is a four-year deal worth $33 million.  Koufos was rumored to have interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers after both had struck out on big free agents. However, with the Lakers plans to trade for Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert and the...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Derrick Williams agrees to 2 years with Knicks

Derrick Williams is headed to New York looking for another chance to fulfill the promise he once showed. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the former No. 2 overall draft pick has agreed to terms with the Knicks on a two-year deal worth $10 million. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Williams was picked...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Marco Belinelli and James Anderson Signing Grades

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Sacramento Kings hectic situation and the utter disaster forming in the locker room has been enough to ward off numerous big name free agents, despite increased money offered on their contracts. However, Sacramento was able to convince two quality rotational guards in Marco...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo headed to Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings appeared to be the only team interested in free agent Rajon Rondo, and the point guard is officially going to become a member of the squad. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Rondo will sign a one-year deal with the Kings. Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $10 million deal with Kings, source told Yahoo — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Marco Bellinelli was a great signing for the Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings have recently signed former Spur Marco Belinelli to a 3 year $19 million contract. The Kings have been chasing a few players this off-season and Marco will be the first free agent they sign. Marco has played for five different teams since he joined the NBA in 2007. The Kings will be his sixth team. Belinelli’s best qualities lie within his offensive game. When...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings’ Disappointing Offseason Might Only Get Worse

The Sacramento Kings have become the antithesis of a team making smart moves during free agency. From George Karl’s reported desire to trade superstar center DeMarcus Cousins, to the Kings shedding $14 million in salary with no obvious replacement plan, to extending an absurd offer to a player recovering from a torn Achilles, the franchise is a mess. But unfortunately for the...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steel workers on Kings arena wrote ‘Go Warriors’ on materials

Golden State Warriors fans are everywhere these days, and their imprints are far reaching. That includes the Sacramento Kings’ new home. Schuff Steel in Stockton, Calif., is constructing some of the steel that will go on the roof of the new Kings’ arena. Of course, being partway between Oakland and Sacramento means that not everyone...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins shares text convo with Nik Stauskas

Sacramento Kings center and former Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins shared (and then deleted) a conversation he had with former teammate Nik Stauskas after the former Michigan Wolverine was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Stauskas was moved in a deal with Jason Thompson and Carl Landry so that Sacramento could clear cap space. In the conversation, Cousins simply wishes...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers on winning side of atrocious salary dump by Kings

In the Summer of 2013, the Golden State Warriors gave up two likely late first round picks in order to clear the space to sign Andre Iguodala. In the Summer of 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers gave up Tyler Zeller and a first round pick in order to clear the space to sign LeBron James (though he had not committed yet). In the Summer of 2015, the Sacramento Kings gave up Nik Stauskas...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Acquire Stauskas, Landry, and Thompson from Sacramento

Yesterday, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry, and Jason Thompson from the Sacramento Kings . It is unsure what the 76ers are giving up in this deal, but they are acquiring 3 legitimate basketball players and a future first-round draft pick mainly so the Kings can create salary cap room to entice Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, and/or Wesley Matthews. The stat line...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest Move Brings to Light Major Issues with the Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings traded two pretty lofty contracts, their top-10 pick from last June and a future first rounder to the Philadelphia 76ers in a clear cost-cutting move on Wednesday night—a move that clears about $16 million in cap space. By sending Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Nik Stauskas to Philadelphia for overseas players and a future second-round pick, Sacramento made...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nik Stauskas traded to Philadelphia 76ers

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings are trading Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers. The trade makes Stauskas the second Wolverine to be traded in the last week after Tim Hardaway Jr. was dealt to the Atlanta Hawks. “Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings are sending Nik...
Via UM Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo wants 'all of' Kings' $10M cap space

With a coach and owner reportedly feuding over whether they should trade their star player — just two years after the franchise came close to shipping out of town — the Sacramento Kings are kind of a mess right now. That hasn’t scared off Rajon Rondo, though. Rondo is reportedly interested in signed with the Kings as a free agent, and the former All-Star point guard apparently...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Interested in Signing SG Monta Ellis

The Sacramento Kings have been very active in rumors so far this offseason, and they have been mentioned in yet another one. According to a report from Chris Broussard, the Kings are interested in signing free agent shooting guard Monta Ellis this offseason. They may not have the money that he is looking for, but they will at least attempt to sign him. Sources: In addition to Indiana...
Via Hoops-Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings have had discussions with John Calipari

John Calipari finds his name wrapped up in the NBA rumor mill every offseason, but the newest situation he has been linked to is complicated even by his standards. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Sacramento Kings have been in contact with Calipari to gauge his interest in taking over the team’s front-office...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings considering firing George Karl over Cousins spat

Coach-player unrest in Sacramento might result in DeMarcus Cousins being traded. It also might lead to George Karl losing his job. The Kings are considering firing Karl as their head coach over his inability to get along with and desire to trade his All-Star center, a source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard on Thursday. Broussard’s source did point out, however, that canning Karl...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins 'absolutely' wants to stay with Kings

All indications are that the Sacramento Kings are shopping DeMarcus Cousins in advance of Thursday night’s NBA draft. It seems like Cousins and Kings coach George Karl have no intention of coexisting, though you wouldn’t know that from what Cousins is saying. On Wednesday night, one of Cousins’ Twitter followers asked him about the trade...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeMarcus Cousins asked for a trade last month

As rumors continue to swirl around the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins, a new report on Tuesday threw more gasoline on the fire. According to Dave Carmichael of KHTK Sports in Sacramento, Cousins asked for a trade last month. This really shouldn’t surprise anyone as there is clearly tension between Cousins and newly-hired coach George Karl. The All-Star center has almost...
Via Rumors and Rants
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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