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Kings pick up G Ben McLemore's option

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore's contract. General manager Pete D'Alessandro announced the move Sunday. McLemore averaged 8.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 26.7 minutes last season as a rookie. McLemore was picked seventh overall by Sacramento in the 2013 draft. The Kings also waived center Sim Bhullar, guard...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore's 15-16 Option Exercised By Kings

The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore’s contract. Entering his second NBA campaign, the 6-5 guard averaged 8.8 points (.376 FG%, .320 3pt%, .804 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.7 minutes per contest as a rookie last season.
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings Release Sim Bhullar, Deonte Burton, David Wear

The Sacramento Kings waived center Sim Bhullar, guard Deonte Burton and forward David Wear on Sunday. The Kings preseason roster now stands at 15.
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 91-59

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 91-59 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Derrick Williams and Darren Collison each had 12 points for Sacramento. Ramon Sessions added 11 points and six assists and rookie Nick Sauskas had 10 points. The Kings played without Rudy Gay, their second...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore gets street named after him in Missouri

There are many perks that players within the league gain over time and recently, Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore got a pretty big honor from his hometown in Missouri. McLemore grew up in a small town called Wellston, Missouri (near St. Louis) and early on Friday, Ben posted the below tweet showing that the street that he lived on as a kid was renamed in his honor: Wake up to...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac and Shaquille O’Neal Enjoy Flop Jokes

Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé and minority owner Shaquille O’Neal joined Vlade Divac at adidas flagship store in Beijing to go shopping for Vivek’s birthday, and the two bitter rivals now friends. Shared a few jokes about flopping. This was kinda awkward, but definitely funny and somewhat weird. H/N SB Nation The post Vlade Divac and Shaquille O’Neal Enjoy...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: DeMarcus Cousins sat out Wednesday's loss with 'Achilles soreness'

During the Sacramento Kings’ recent trip to Beijing for a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets, DeMarcus Cousins was unable to play because of some ‘Achilles soreness’.Now before you fantasy owners go looking for a trade, rotoworld.com is reporting that despite the soreness, Cousins’ injury isn’t considered serious. It’s more likely that with all the travel during...
Via NBA Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Williams Still Has Moves at 38 Years Old

Former Sacramento Kings playmaker Jason Williams aka White Chocolate still has it and he showed “it” at the Orlando Pro Am where he yelled “I ain’t travel since I was 6” which is all kinds of awesome. Man, I really miss watching this dude play. The post Jason Williams Still Has Moves at 38 Years Old appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rookie Nik Stauskas Girlfriend Taylor Anderson Is A Smokester

Photo Credit: tayanderson1/Instagram We might be late to this Taylor Anderson party, but for those who are unaware, it’s time for all the sports fans to know who she is. This ‘hottie’ is currently dating Sacramento Kings’ rookie SG Nik Stauskas. The couple started going out when Stauskas was attending Michigan in his sophomore year. At that time, via Big Lead, Taylor Anderson...
Via Blog Surface
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Point Guard Rankings

Overall Ranks | C Ranks | SF Ranks | PF Ranks | SG Ranks | PG Ranks 2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Point Guard Rankings ConsensusPGChrisMikeEsten 1Stephen Curry - GS113 2Chris Paul - LAC221 3John Wall - Was442 4Russell Westbrook - OKC355 5Kyrie Irving - Cle564 6Damian Lillard - Por637 7Derrick Rose - Chi976 8Kyle Lowry - Tor789 9Goran Dragic - Pho898...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Season Preview: Team Projections

It’s just about half way through NBA preseason, and isportsweb is back for its second round of season previews. In our first preview, we picked apart the Kings roster. Now, it’s time to create a bold forecast of just how successful this young Sacramento team will be in 2015. The Deep Pacific The Pacific division is extremely competitive, let alone the entire Western Conference...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Sacramento Kings

Sacramento has made some perplexing decisions the past few seasons, even after the Bluths Maloofs were fired. As the other front offices loaded up with advanced weaponry and statistics that needed entire teams to handle things, the Kings were still defending their moat with a few bows and arrows and t-shirt cannons. But they hired Dean Oliver for a prominent role in the organization...
Via Analytics Game
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stauskas surprised by response to ‘white rookie’ comments

TweetLast weekend, Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas learned how athletes are constantly under a microscope when he made headlines for the following statement about how opponents will attack him this season: “I understand that I’m a rookie and I’m white, so people are going to attack me at all times,” he said. “Just coming out there in the game, I felt it right away...
Via Los That Sports Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings rookie busted sending photo of per diem to girlfriend

What happens when NBA rookies get that first envelope with the daily per diem? In Nik Stauskas’ case, he took a photo...
Via Busted Coverage
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins has great reply to Euro reporter's question

United States forward DeMarcus Cousins was given an impromptu quiz on his geography skills during a press session in Spain for the FIBA World Cup, with one European reporter asking him if he knew where Slovenia was located. While most Americans also could not point out the country on a map, none of could us could have given a better answer than Cousins: Classic U.S. moment: European...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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