KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

UPDATE: Golden 1 Center’s Parking Issue

The Golden 1 Center, the new home of the Sacramento Kings, is set to host its first ever preseason game on October 10th. With all the hype and excitement from the fans towards the new venue, an interesting problem has arisen in the form of concern over the space needed for parking. The Kings and […] UPDATE: Golden 1 Center’s Parking Issue - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento...
Via A Royal Pain
16 hours ago

WATCH: Day in the Life: Skal Labissiere

Join Kings rookie Skal Labissiere behind the scenes during NBA Summer League!
Via YouTube
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

What will Sacramento’s shooting guard depth chart look like?

Anthony Bertacchi’s piece yesterday on CowbellKingdom.com about the future of Ben McLemore is a perfect segue into a discussion of the depth chart at shooting guard for the Kings in 2016-17. The article points out that McLemore, in his third season with the Kings, often slid back into the shadows during games. It’s the most accurate way of explaining what actually happened. The...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
23 hours ago

ESPN statistical model projects the Sacramento Kings to improve

But not by much The other day, ESPN’s Kevin Pelton published his projected records for the 2016-17 NBA season utilizing the statistical model of Real Plus-Minus (RPM). ESPN’s already released their prediction by their “experts” on how the Kings would do, and that predicted the team would regress a little bit. So color me surprised when I read Pelton’s article and find...
Via Sactown Royalty
23 hours ago

Social Media on the Sacramento Kings New Court

Yesterday the Sacramento Kings released what their new court will look like for this upcoming season. Typical of Kings fans, many within the community published their thoughts on their team’s new look on social media. With that being said, listed down below are some of the reactions that the A Royal Pain team was able […] Social Media on the Sacramento Kings New Court - A Royal...
Via A Royal Pain
1 day ago

Dave Joerger wants to lay down a long-term foundation for the Kings

ESPN basketball dude and all-around good guy, Zach Lowe, had Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger on his podcast yesterday. This sort of longer-form, open interview with a member of the Kings organization is rare, and we’ve heard so little out of Joerger, or the Kings’ front office since free agency kicked off, that this interview really is a must-listen for Kings fans. ...
Via Sactown Royalty
2 days ago

Sacramento Kings Release Their New Hardwood

Throughout this summer the Sacramento Kings have gradually been releasing parts of their new look to the public. Today, they released what their court will look like in their new Golden 1 Center. Kings Unveil New Court Design » https://t.co/AgehiUS1Bj pic.twitter.com/Ul6LJ0WR9J — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) August 24, 2016 Rafe’s Thoughts The format of the court [...
Via A Royal Pain
2 days ago

Sacramento Kings unveil new court design

We’ve seen the new logos, we’ve seen the new jerseys, and now we see the new court. The Sacramento Kings today revealed the design for the new court through their social media account. Kings Unveil New Court Design » https://t.co/AgehiUS1Bj pic.twitter.com/Ul6LJ0WR9J— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) August 24, 2016 In addition to incorporating the new logo...
Via Sactown Royalty
2 days ago

Report: Kings interested in trading for Ricky Rubio

The Ricky Rubio Trade Rumor Pinwheel just never stops turning. According to a report by Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN on The Scoop Podcast, the Sacramento Kings are interested in trading for Rubio and have been for quite some time. While Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has insisted over the summer that the team is likely holding onto the Spanish point guard, the trade chatter surrounding...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016-17 Kings Schedule by Team

With the help of Front Street Animal Shelter, the Sacramento Kings reveal the 2016-17 schedule by team.
Via YouTube
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Video Breakdown: Darren Collison is better than you think

The Sacramento Kings need point guard depth. Now, whether you believe Darren Collison is the answer as the starter or not, he has shown to be a viable option and CK's Dominic Urrutia breaks down where Collison is best at. Let us know if you believe he is a starter or if he is better suited coming off the bench? If you enjoyed the breakdown, give it a thumbs up and leave a comment.
Via Cowbell Kingdom
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Do The Sacramento Kings Go From Here?

Right now, the Kings are probably the most enigmatic team in the league. The Kings have easily one of the top-15 players in the league in DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, they just signed one of the league’s more promising young coaches in Dave Joerger, and yet, the rest of their team doesn’t make much sense.The trades, free agent signings, and draft picks over the past four seasons...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CK Nation: Are You a Die-hard Kings Fan?

CK Nation presents Kings Trivia in the first segment. Leo Beas and Emmanuel Basulto play the game but we want die-hard Kings fans to play along and test your knowledge on how well you know your team’s history by commenting below. Tally your points and don’t cheat! In the second segment, we give you this week’s HOLY COW moments! You don’t want to miss them. Send us your...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kings Launch LIFT Program

Sacramento Kings begin LIFT program to complete over 10,000 volunteer hours in the local community.
Via YouTube
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac: Cousins ‘most dominant player in the world’

Move over, LeBron James. Don’t even think about throwing your hat in the ring, Kevin Durant. The same goes for you, Stephen Curry. DeMarcus Cousins is the most dominant player in the NBA, at least according to Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac. Did we say the NBA? We meant the world. “It’s a no-brainer,” Divac said after Team USA’s rout of China Tuesday night...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay admits to having ‘no idea’ about what the Kings are doing

Add the Sacramento Kings’ starting small forward to the lengthy laundry list of people who don’t have a damn clue about what that franchise is doing. In an interview with Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty on Tuesday, Rudy Gay admitted to confusion with the way that the Kings are trending. “I have no idea,” said Gay when asked what he thought about the direction of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins: All-NBA vote ‘absurd’ and ‘a joke’

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins isn’t a fan of how the All-NBA voting went with him not being selected to the first team. Per Pro Basketball Talk’s Dan Feldman, this is how the voting broke down for Cousins: First team: 32 Second team: 28 Third team: 33 Not on ballot: 33 Cousins ended up being selected by voters to the All-NBA second team, which isn’t exactly...
Via Sportsnaut
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Cousins addresses recent remarks about Kings’ offseason

DeMarcus Cousins once again is trying to clarify seemingly critical remarks concerning the offseason strategy of the Sacramento Kings. In essence, Cousins insists that his comments have been misinterpreted. The latest controversy stems from how Cousins had to say about how the Kings have approached the offseason with moves that included selecting center Georgios Papagiannis in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins is just as confused as the rest of us by the Sacramento Kings’ draft

If you are mystified by the Sacramento Kings’ plan to acquire all of the centers, then you are not alone. It turns out the Kings’ franchise cornerstone, and one of those numerous front court players, DeMarcus Cousins is just as confused. Cousins spoke to reporters following Team USA’s practice on Monday, and was asked about the Kings’ puzzling offseason acquisitions. ...
Via The Comeback
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cousins on Kings: ‘I don’t really understand what’s going on’

Any hope that the drama involving Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and his team would die down following the firing of George Karl can pretty much be thrown out the window. Cousins, one of the top all-around players in the NBA, is also one of the most divisive. His on-court and off-court actions since entering the league as the No. 5 pick of the Kings back in 2010 has made...
Via Sportsnaut
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings' sudden, surprising restraint

The Sacramento Kings aren't known for showing restraint. Instead, over the past few years, they've repeatedly self-combusted by mixing reckless ambition with short-sighted goals. Make the playoffs! Keep DeMarcus Cousins happy! Random loud noises! They've predictably fallen flat on their face, over and over again. Armed with the vaguest understanding of just how complex the NBA's...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Papagiannis: 'I'm going to get better in the next games'

Georgios Papagiannis made his debut tonight and he finished with 8 points on 4-of-7 from the field. He had his moments but admits that he will have to get better. Check out what he had to say. 20K GIVEAWAY- BEATS by Dr. Dre Pill + Portable Speaker Official Rules to Enter: 1. Repost the giveaway picture on Instagram and use the hashtag #CowbellKingdomGiveaway 2: Subscribe to...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: DeMarcus Cousins has lost 33 pounds since end of season

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been hitting the gym religiously since the end of the 2015-16 NBA season and has plenty to show for his efforts. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Cousins has already dropped 33 pounds this offseason. DeMarcus Cousins ended the season at 308lb… Weighing in at 275 now. He's been first guy in the gym all Summer. — Steve...
Via Sportsnaut
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Will the Sacramento Kings Trade Rudy Gay?

Rudy Gay is hoping that his time with the Sacramento Kings will come to an end as he has requested a trade from the team. Gay becomes one of the best NBA veterans available on the trade market with his career averages of 18.4 points, 2.3 assists and 5.9 rebounds in 10 seasons. The Kings are looking to shake up its roster after another non playoff and unsuccessful season. Marc Stein...
Via The Sports Journal
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo on Bulls offense: ‘Perfect system to be great in’

Rajon Rondo believes he will be a great fit within the Fred Hoiberg’s Chicago Bulls offense. “It’s more of a read-based offense. It’s not so much dictated on calling a set every time down the floor,” Rondo said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I like to make my plays off reactions. I try to be two or three steps ahead of my guy, my opponent. So it’s a perfect system to try...
Via The Sports Daily
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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