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KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

In a rather abrupt turn of events, the Sacramento Kings reportedly intend to keep head coach George Karl after all. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Monday night that the Kings planned to fire Karl during the coming days. On Tuesday, however, Stein reported that the team had changed their plans significantly and Karl is staying. ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings, in a dramatic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings to fire George Karl

It was reported after the Sacramento Kings’ blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night that the Sacramento front office was so angry about the loss, they were seriously considering firing head coach George Karl. Now, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Kings will indeed fire Karl in the coming days: ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings are going ahead with a coaching...
Via The Comeback
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Knicks, the Kings — two abruptly-broken things

Frank Sinatra knew about the workings and rhythms of the NBA: That’s life, that’s what all the people sayYou’re ridin’ high in April, shot down in MayBut I know I’m gonna change that tuneWhen I’m back on top, back on top in June The opening lyrics from “That’s Life,” his 1966 hit, capture the very transitory nature of NBA seasons, and the teams and coaches which...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Has Apparently Given Up on Playing Defense

Turmoil is brewing in Sacramento, which is something you could say about the Kings during almost every NBA season. Rumors about head coach George Karl getting fired get louder with each passing day. The Kings record sits at 21-30, a reflection of the porous defense they play night in and night out. The Kings give up 108.9 points per game, last in the NBA, and possessions like the...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher blasts Rondo over triangle offense criticism

The New York Knicks need a point guard and may pursue one in free agency, but it seems safe to say that said point guard won’t be Rajon Rondo. Rondo is a point guard who likes the ball in his hands and isn’t known for his 3-point shooting, and he admitted on Friday that the triangle offense probably wouldn’t be a good fit for him. Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who runs the triangle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-King says he could do 'much better job' than George Karl

Bobby Jackson was once Sacramento Kings royalty, and he’s not happy about the way George Karl is coaching the team right now. The current CSN Bay Area broadcaster ripped into Karl on Friday night as the Kings were being manhandled by the Brooklyn Nets, who won the game 128-119: “I think i could come off this set and do a much better coaching job right now.” - @TheBobbyJackson...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Williamson More Likely To Be Named Kings' Interim Head Coach Than Lieberman

If the Sacramento Kings decide to fire George Karl, the team could to elevate Corliss Williamson to interim head coach. Nancy Lieberman is also an assistant coach for the Kings, but she's unlikely to be named interim head coach. "I don't think I'm in limbo," Karl said. "I think I've got a heckuva challenge [against] a team that's played damn well -- probably it's best basketball...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings pre-break push

The NBA schedule and level of hardwood play is grueling, undoubtedly. The All-Star break is much deserved and necessary; however, as it nears, remaining focused for some teams is crucial and there is no exception for the Sacramento Kings. Heading into Brooklyn to start a 4-game road trip, they must remain focused and dig deep. It wasn’t long ago they were sitting in the eighth...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Route 56: It all went wrong for the Kings when Boogie danced

The race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference is hardly a done deal. The competition will almost certainly linger into April with no clear resolution. This year’s 8 seed in the West will not be a 45- or 48-win team, as we’ve seen in past seasons. It will be a team near the .500 mark, and it’s no sure thing that the Golden State Warriors’ first-round playoff opponent...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings nix shirt giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins takes issue

The Sacramento Kings abruptly canceled a planned t-shirt giveaway on Monday night at Sleep Train Arena after DeMarcus Cousins and others took issue with the theme. The Kings originally intended to give out shirts by placing them on every seat in the arena to commemorate Lunar New Year. The shirts bore a picture of a purple monkey to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo’s year as a Sacramento King

Rajon Rondo is one of the true point guards left in the game and he is executing ferocious tenacity with a stellar ability to run the court in his first year (of a one year contract) with the Sacramento Kings. His double-double a night stat line consist of 11.8 PPG, 11.9 APG and 6.5 RPG. Currently he’s leading the league—by a considerable margin—in assists, sitting at a full...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings willing to trade Rudy Gay

The Sacramento Kings (20-26) are reportedly willing to listen to trade offers for small forward Rudy Gay. This has been a rumored possibility for a while now, but ESPN’s Marc Stein provided some perspective as to what the Kings are looking for out of any potential deal that would send Gay packing: “Sacramento is said to be seeking a quality young player in return if it parts...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins ‘untouchable’ in trade talks

The Sacramento Kings are willing to pick up the phone and listen to trade talk—just don’t ask about DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins, he of 104 points over his last two outings alone, won’t be moving at this year’s NBA trade deadline, which occurs on Feb. 18. Forget for a moment his on-court dominance and understand that Cousins is a key part of the franchise’s marketing strategy...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Kings arena to feature NBA’s largest video screens

Golden 1 Center, the future home of the Sacramento Kings, is pulling out all the stops to become the “fastest and most connected indoor sports and entertainment venue in the world,” the team claims in its report. The high-speed Wi-Fi will be 17,000 times faster than the average home Internet connection, and Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is said to be experimenting with security...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings trade rumors involving Rudy Gay

Trade rumors regarding Sacramento Kings forward, Rudy Gay, have continued to circulate. Recent teams involved in this trade talk include Chicago and the Los Angeles Clippers. The freshest one to surface involves the New Orleans Pelicans. With the trade deadline just a month away, general managers are undeniably active. Teams on the cusp of a playoff run could be searching for an...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings shoot down Rudy Gay trade rumors

Rudy Gay is the latest name on the NBA trade block—just don’t ask the Sacramento Kings about it. It’s time for a he said-she said affair around the talented forward, who has one year left on his current contract and won’t see his name fade from the trade spotlight until the February 18 deadline passes. A report surfaced Thursday from Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops stating...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins got ejected and he was swinging mad

The Sacramento Kings had momentum against the best team in the NBA, and in a matter of moments, Monday night’s matchup against the Golden State Warriors turned it another embarrassing footnote in a long list of them this season. With the Kings up 66-64 on the Warriors, star forward DeMarcus Cousins picked up his fifth foul just over three minutes into the third quarter. With...
Via The Comeback
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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