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2016 Roundtable Report Cards: Small Forwards are a little good, a little bad and a little nonexistent

For the longest time, the most popular meme on Sactown Royalty was "But can he play SF?".  The years between Ron Artest and Rudy Gay were filled with a morass of veterans way past their prime, young players thrust into situations they weren't prepared for, and John Salmons. Rudy Gay, Omri Casspi and Caron Butler might be the deepest wing situation the Kings have had in years, but...
Via Sactown Royalty
6 hours ago

2016 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 4

Kris Dunn won 34.7% of the vote yesterday to join Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram on the StR Draft Board. When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining. Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is draft board, a list with the order of prospects you'd like to see the Kings pick. In other words, if we were the Kings front office, when our...
Via Sactown Royalty
9 hours ago

WATCH: CK Nation: Film session on Rondo and funny DMC moments

In the first segment, we break down some film on Rajon Rondo and in the second segment, we provide you with our Holy Cow moments. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THEM! In the final segment, we provide you with the latest Kings news. If you have a Holy Cow moment you would like to share use the #HolyCow on any of our social media platforms and it might get featured on the show!
Via Cowbell Kingdom
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 101: Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer

Kevin Lipe joins us to share his insights on new Kings coach Dave Joerger. The Sactown Royalty Show is back! This week I'm joined by Kevin Lipe, who covers the Kings for the Memphis Flyer. He's covered new Kings head coach Dave Joerger for years, and joins us to share his insights. Kevin thinks it was a good hire for the Kings, but shares a lot of negatives about Joerger as a coach...
Via Sactown Royalty
19 hours ago

Is Another Roster Shake-Up in Store This Offseason?

The offseason is well underway for the Sacramento Kings. The Draft Lottery has been and gone, which resulted in the Kings receiving the 8th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Now it’s full steam ahead for the draft on June 23rd. The Kings have already begun their pre-draft workouts, however, the first two workouts have […] Is Another Roster Shake-Up in Store This Offseason? - A Royal...
Via A Royal Pain
23 hours ago

WATCH: Kings Pre-Draft Workout: 5/24/16

Inside look at Kings Pre-Draft Workout featuring Venky Jois, Nick Faust, Mamadou Ndiaye, Mike Tobey, Codi Miller-McIntyre and Anthony Beane.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mamadou Ndiaye Kings Pre-Draft Workout Interview 5/24/16

UC Irvine center Mamadou Ndiaye talks about what he can contribute to a team, his mindset heading into the NBA Draft, and more following today's Pre-Draft Workout.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cost Of New Kings' Arena Jumps From $447M To $534.6M

The cost of building the Sacramento Kings' new arena, the Golden 1 Center, has jumped an additional $16 million, bringing the current price tag to $534.6 million. The city's subsidy is capped at $255 million and the owners of the Kings have been taking care of most of the cost increases themselves. The latest increase will be picked up by corporate partners expected to play roles...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Sacramento Kings Re-sign Quincy Acy?

There wasn’t much for Sacramento Kings fans to be proud about this season, but one player that was a fan favorite for the Kings community was Quincy Acy. Acy is not a player that has the stats to show his total worth, but rather the value is shown through his prominent level of hustle and […] Should the Sacramento Kings Re-sign Quincy Acy? - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento...
Via A Royal Pain
1 day ago

WATCH: Kings & Republic FC Inaugural Oak Park Sports Clinic

The Sacramento Kings teamed up with Republic FC to hold the first-ever Oak Park Sports Clinic.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings prepared to let Rajon Rondo walk in free agency

Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo returned to form big time this past season after struggling through a down 2014-15 campaign with the Dallas Mavericks. The four-time All-Star recorded an average of 11.9 points and a league-best 11.7 assists while playing under a prove-it deal for the Kings. None of this means that Sacramento is prepared to exhaust a huge bounty to retain the...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac: DeMarcus Cousins won’t be traded this year ‘for sure’

All the chatter about DeMarcus Cousins potentially being on the trade block can stop, at least for a minute. Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac definitively put it all to rest on Tuesday, via Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 in Sacramento. Kings GM Vlade Divac was asked about trading DeMarcus Cousins today after the presser. 'He's not going to be traded - this year for sure...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings reportedly are inching closer to hiring Dave Joerger as coach

The Sacramento Kings apparently have zeroed in on their next head coach. The Kings are in discussions with former Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger that are progressing quickly, Yahoo Sports reported Sunday.Joerger is scheduled to meet with team officials and owner Vivek Ranadive€“ on Monday, a day after Joerger met with VP of basketball operations Vlade Divac, according to the report...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Joerger and a “Kings Landing” in Sacramento

Dave Joerger is considering becoming the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, and the feeling from the other side of the table is mutual. No decision has been made at press time (Sunday at noon Eastern), but the mere possibility that Joerger could stage a “Kings Landing” makes it worthwhile to explore this relationship. * See the cover image for this story? That’s DeMarcus Cousins...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins’ brother tasered during nightclub brawl

The brother of Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins was arrested for his involvement in a brawl at a Tampa Bay nightclub early Thursday morning. DeMarcus was reportedly there when the incident occurred, but police say he was not involved. TMZ reports that the fight began when DeMarcus and his brother, Jaleel, tried to get into the DJ area at The Drynk SoHo but were denied access...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins talks Kings trade rumors, ‘personal vendetta’ to bring back ‘glory days’

Lost in the hype of the NFL draft was the revelation the Sacramento Kings might be tired of dancing with DeMarcus Cousins and ready to test the trade market with the league’s best center. Cousins isn’t having any of it. Trade rumors or not, Cousins joined Carmichael Dave of CBS Sacramento recently to shoot down any trade rumors, stressing his loyalty to the people and city of...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl 'never felt that level of support' from Kings

George Karl gave his first interview since being fired by the Sacramento Kings, and he made the organization look as dysfunctional on the inside as it looks from the outside. Karl spoke to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee about his time with the Kings, and admitted that he didn’t feel empowered by the organization. “Eighty percent of the time I think the Kings did what had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins says his feet bother him more every year

DeMarcus Cousins is undeniably one of the most talented players in the NBA, but long-term health could be an issue for him as he enters the prime of his career. Speaking on 1140 KHTK this past week, Cousins said his feet bother him more every year, per Andy Furillo of the Sacramento Bee. Furillo added this in response to that information: “This is not a good trend for anybody...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings suffered through their 10th straight losing season, a run of futility topped in recent years only by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The difference between Sacramento and Minnesota is that the Wolves are teeming with potential stars all over the roster and are buoyed by the hiring of Tom Thibodeau. Outside of DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings' core is somewhat limited...
Via RealGM - NBA
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings willing to test market for DeMarcus Cousins?

DeMarcus Cousins is arguably the best center in the NBA right now, but his moodiness has become a problem for the Sacramento Kings, so much so that GM Vlade Divac will reportedly explore the market for Cousins. From Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee: the sense within the organization is Divac is tempted by the prospect of pairing his center with his personally selected coach but...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings reportedly have reached a point with DeMarcus Cousins that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for the superstar center. Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee reports that Kings general manager Vlade Divac envisions a possible scenario where he could pair the talented Cousins with the team’s new head coach. But issues related to how the two-time All...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings offer fans free tattoos of team's new logo

Are you a diehard Sacramento Kings fan? Do you like getting tattoos? Well, you’re in luck. The Kings covered the cost of tattoos of their sweet new logo for some lucky fans on Wednesday. It was first-come, first-serve at five participating tattoo parlors only. This is fun - Kings fans can get free tattoos with the new logo at select tattoo shops. 1st come, 1st serve - Wed pic...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings offering free tattoos of new logo to fans

The Sacramento Kings released five pretty awesome new logos on Tuesday and want fans to embrace them in a pretty serious way. The Kings are offering free tattoos to any fans who want to get tatted with the new logo. As the Sacramento Bee reports, the Kings announced that on Wednesday they’ll pay for tattoos of the new logo if you hit up select tattoo shops in the California area...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings officially unveil five (yes, five) new logos

The Sacramento Kings are in need of a new look as a basketball franchise and that begins with an updated approach to the team’s official logo. Or logos. The Kings have unveiled five fresh, new logos, because every brand refresh must come with multiple options these days. After all, what better way to establish your brand than by using as many similarly-themed logos as you can...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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