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Kings ready to shut down DeMarcus Cousins

With nine games left in the season, the Sacramento Kings are strongly considering shutting down star center DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings aren’t even close to making the playoffs with a 26-47 record in the West so there’s no reason to risk more injuries to Cousins and take the chance of a harsher injury that could make him miss some of next season. Cousins has had calf, thigh...
Via Crossover Chronicles
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin Expected to Accept St. John’s Head Coaching Job

Hall of Famer Chris Mullin currently holds a front office gig with the Sacramento Kings and reportedly was considered for the head coaching spot with that position became available part-way through the season. But as it turns out, he may […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
1 day ago  |  Discuss

HOF’er Chris Mullin offered St. John’s coaching job

NBA Hall of Famer and current advisor to the Sacramento Kings, Chris Mullin, has been offered a job at his alma mater in St. John’s. He helped lead the team to the 1985 Final Four and now could take the path of another former player like Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State. Of course, Mullin is known for his time in a Pacers and Warriors jersey and scoring almost 18,000 points in his career...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Rajon Rondo Should Choose Sacramento

(Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… With free agency looming in the near future, the Dallas Mavericks’ star point guard, Rajon Rondo, will have to decide between re-signing with an aging playoff competitor or taking his services elsewhere in the league. Rondo’s innate passing ability and excellent court vision...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas gets ‘Sauce Castillo’ nickname after closed captioning error

It’s been everywhere. Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas has a new nickname due to some weird closed captioning error. Seriously: My closed captioning just referred to Nik Stauskas as "Sauce Castillo" and I will never be able to not call him this again — Andrew Unterberger (@AUgetoffmygold) March 25, 2015 Some people make their own names up. Kobe Bryant came up with ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas Now ‘Sauce Castillo’ Thanks To Closed Captioning Error

During Tuesday night’s Sacramento Kings-Philadelphia 76ers broadcast, one of the greatest athlete nicknames was born. Kings rookie shooting guard Nik Stauskas hit a 3-pointer during the game, prompting the Sixers announcer respond, “Stauskas, hitting the three.” Pretty mundane, right? It would have been, but whoever was doing the closed captioning...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Closed captioning calls Nik Stauskas “Sauce Castillo,” which he and Kings’ fans are embracing

It’s always fun to watch the creation of a player’s nickname in real time, and it’s even more fun when that nickname comes from a closed captioning error. When Sacramento Kings’ guard Nik Stauskas hit a three-pointer Tuesdaay night against the 76ers, closed captioning transposed the play-by-play man’s call of “Stauskas hitting the three” into “Sauce Castillo hit the...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi makes up for crashing into girl in stands with ‘Frozen’ doll (pic)

If there’s a surefire way in this day and age to make a little girl feel a lot better about an unfortunate situation, one can’t go wrong with incorporating a little “Frozen” magic into an effort to make things right. Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi clearly understands this undeniable fact. During Sunday’s game against the...Read More The post Omri Casspi makes up...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Sacramento Kings

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Sacramento Kings who smoked the Washington Wizards on Sunday night; have won two straight games and feature DeMarcus Cousins, who...
Via Philadunkia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins on Kings’ season: ‘It’s been a circus, man’

Demarcus Cousins certainly didn’t hold back when expressing his opinion when asked about the rough go of it the Sacramento Kings have had to navigate this season. “It’s been a circus, man. It’s been a complete circus,” Cousins told Michael Lee of The Washington Post. “We got off to a hot start. Unfortunately, I got...Read More The post DeMarcus Cousins on Kings’ season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce shoves Omri Casspi into little girl (Video)

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce sent Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi flying into the stands during the second quarter of Sunday night's game at the Sleep Train Arena.Pierce was called for a flagrant 1 foul after shoving Casspi right into a poor little girl in the front row.  That big meany.The Kings got the last laugh, however, as they blew out the Wizards 109-86.H...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams monster alley-oop dunk from Rudy Gay against Wizards

In terms of some of the best in-game dunkers in the league right now, Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams has to be among them. During the first half of today’s Kings-Wizards, Sacramento’s Rudy Gay was able to find Derrick with a beautiful alley-oop pass that lead to Williams throwing down a one-handed slam dunk: That was pretty impressive, folks! *** Williams monster...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 days ago  |  Discuss

We might just have the dunk of the year courtesy of Derrick Williams

Are you ready to get out of your seat? Because you might set your eyes on what is arguably the dunk of the year. Against the Hornets, the Kings’ Derrick Williams obliterated Hornets big man Bismack Biyombo with a dunk that ranks right up there with any humiliating dunk the Clippers’ Blake Griffin might serve up. Check out this soul-crushing dunk Derrick had in Sacramento right...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gay scores 33 points as Kings beat Hornets

  Rudy Gay had 33 points and nine rebounds, leading the Sacramento Kings past Charlotte 101-91 on Friday night for their second victory over the struggling Hornets in 10 days. The loss was a costly one for the Hornets. A victory would have moved Charlotte past Indiana and Boston into the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics and Pacers both lost earlier in the...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets suffer costly loss to Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rudy Gay had 33 points and nine rebounds, leading the Sacramento Kings past Charlotte 101-91 on Friday night for their second victory over the struggling Hornets in 10 days. The loss was a costly one for the Hornets. A victory would have moved Charlotte past Indiana and Boston into the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics and Pacers both...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nike’s Kyrie 1 is the most popular shoe in the NBA

Whether it’s on the feet of Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams, Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder or the man himself—Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving—Nike’s Kyrie 1, the first signature shoe for the three-time All-Star and 57-point dropping Kyrie Irving, has quickly become one of the game’s most worn shoes. According to Nice Kicks, the Kyrie 1 has been featured on at least one...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman Sitting Court Side at Charlotte-Sacramento Game Nailed in Face With Basketball While Checking Phone

When you are sitting court side at a basketball game it would seem logical to pay attention to the action on the court. Not only are you paying a pretty penny for those tickets, but you can never tell when a player or a ball is going to come flying your way.A lady at the Charlotte Hornets-Sacramento Kings game Wednesday night certainly learned that lesson the hard way!via SBNationGIF...
Via FatManWriting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas wears Michigan State gear after lost bet

Back on February 17, former Michigan Wolverine Nik Stauskas made a bet with former Michigan State Spartan Draymond Green heading into the matchup between the two schools on the hardwood. While it took some time for the two to come to an agreement on what to wager, it was eventually decided that the loser would wear team gear of their rival. Green won the bet, talked some trash, and...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins?

New Sacramento Kings coach George Karl is looking to make his imprint on the franchise. Immediately after he was hired, the team traded for his former pupil in Denver, Andre Miller. Now comes this report from Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck that indicates every single player on the Kings roster was available for trade at the deadline, All-Star center Demarcus Cousins included. ...
Via Sportsnaut
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Mitch Richmond's 1995 All-Star Game MVP

Mitch Richmond's 1995 NBA All-Star MVP award was the culmination of the respect deserved from basketball fans everywhere and earned by one Michael Jordan. The post On Mitch Richmond Earning Michael Jordan’s Ultimate Respect And The 1995 All-Star Game MVP appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Barkley curses on live TV while discussing Kings

Charles Barkley is on a roll this week. On Tuesday night, he had some words for Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey. And he also ripped the practice of teams using analytics to evaluate players. But he wasn’t done. On Thursday night, he and the NBA on TNT crew talked about the Sacramento Kings’ coaching search—specifically whether or not the team should have consulted with...
Via The Sports Daily
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings officially name George Karl head coach

The Sacramento Kings have thanked former head coach Tyrone Corbin for everything he has done over the past two months since the team fired Mike Malone by parting ways with the interim head man. The team has also officially hired veteran head coach George Karl to replace Corbin. Karl last coached in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets in 2012-2013, leading them to 57 wins and earning...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings set to hire George Karl as head coach

Barring some late-phase drama — which certainly wouldn’t be uncommon from these erratic Sacramento Kings — George Karl is set to...
Via Athlon Sports
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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