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KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBPA To File Grievance Against Kings For Voiding Mbah a Moute's Contract

The NBPA is filing a grievance against the Sacramento Kings, challenging the legitimacy of the franchise’s voiding of free-agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute’s contract over an alleged failed medical physical, according to sources. The NBPA is planning to file the grievance to the NBA early next week. Mbah a Moute has been meeting with NBPA executive director Michele Roberts in Johannesburg...
Via RealGM
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings to Hire Nancy Leiberman as Assistant Coach

In the past few months, we’ve seen a paradigm shift in male team sports. Woman have broken into the professional coaching ranks and there is no end in sight. This is a good thing. The Sacramento Kings are expected to […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nancy Lieberman Hired as Kings Assistant Coach

A photo posted by hoopedup (@hoopedup) on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:41am PDT Hall of Fame inductee and women’s basketball legend Nancy Lieberman has been hired by the Sacramento Kings have hired Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. Honored to be a Sacramento King. Thanks Mark https://t.co/qNhp7mKy7Y — Nancy Lieberman (@NancyLieberman) July 31, 2015 “Definitely I’m...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kings set to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

The Sacramento Kings have been in the headlines a lot this offseason, mostly for the wrong reasons. But here is one move they are definitely getting right. According to a report on Wednesday by Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee, the team is expected to add Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to their coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How should the Sacramento Kings fill their last roster spot?

Seth Curry After signing Seth Curry, Duje Dukan and Quincy Acy, the Sacramento Kings have 16 total players on their roster, 14 of which have guaranteed contracts. David Stockton and Eric Moreland are the two players who have non-guaranteed contracts. This means the Kings have one roster spot open. Stockton and Moreland are on the roster, but they Kings do not have to pay them until...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Waiving Eric Moreland

The Sacramento Kings are releasing forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM. Moreland’s contract guarantee date is on Saturday, and the Kings’ front office eventually deemed his game too similar to rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. As a free agent, Moreland is expected to receive firm interest around the NBA. At 6-foot-10, Moreland has strong finishing ability and activity...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: The Kings spend a spa day at the Dead Sea

Omri Casspi is currently leading a contingent of NBA players through Israel, and included inside that group is a bunch of Kings. Apparently, they decided to have a spa day at the Dead Sea while there. This is what we can only assume is Casspi and a muddied up DeMarcus Cousins:Oh, and Iman Shumpert, who's also on the trip, got in on the fun:I guess the Kings are working on how to...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings extend offer of front-office job to Peja Stojakovic

The Kings front office is still in flux. Dean Oliver is out. Jason Levien is weirdly consulting (watch out for that, by the by considering Vlade Divac got pretty much the same gig before owner Vivek Ranadive forced Pete D'Alessandro out with a demotion and a Divac full-time hire). Now, Vlade is extending an offer to one of his buddies. From ESPN's Marc Stein:We shouldn't have been...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Second Coming of Curry: Why Seth Curry has a Chance to Stick with the Sacramento Kings

Seth Curry’s last name by itself should be enough for the 24-year-old baller to get a shot in the NBA. His brother, Steph, is the league’s reigning MVP and catalyst for the world champion Golden State Warriors. His father, Dell, played 16 NBA seasons and made more than 40 percent of his three-point shot attempts over that span. However, the name wasn’t enough until the skills...
Via Standing O Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vlade Divac is 'strongly opposed' to analytics

Basketball is in the middle of a statistical revolution in the same way baseball was when “Moneyball” came out over 10 years ago. Many teams are now prominently using analytics to evaluate teams and players and help them gain a better understanding of successful strategies. One person who hasn’t quite joined the revolution is Vlade...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Is there room for Seth Curry and Quincy Acy?

Quincy Acy and Rajon Rondo with their former teams. It has been a busy offseason for the Sacramento Kings. They have made a lot of changes thus far. The Kings will have a very different roster going into the 2015-’16 season. They have signed some notable names this offseason as opposed to the players they let go. They have been signing players left and right as their roster continues...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Offer Peja Stojakovic Role In Front Office

The Sacramento Kings have offered Peja Stojakovic a full-time position in their front office, according to sources. Vlade Divac has reportedly asked Stojakovic to leave Europe and join the Kings in a player personnel role. Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey was retired by the Kings in December. He attended summer league in Las Vegas with the Kings in a consulting role to Divac earlier this...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Analysis: Sacramento Kings

A team desperate to turn things around, the Sacramento Kings gambled this offseason on moves that could pay off if things go right. Coming into the offseason The Sacramento Kings were without a doubt the most confusing team and were, to an extent, a laughing stock. From DeMarcus Cousins indirecting George Karl over social media to Vlade Divac playing down the rift, the Kings soap...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Missing Rings: The 2002 Sacramento Kings

Background: After a 55 win season in 2001 the Sacramento Kings looked to take the next big leap and bring home a Championship to the City of Trees. Yet after a season that saw them swept by their hated in state rivals the Los Angeles Lakers four games to none in the semifinals, GM Geoff Petrie shook up the core of the team’s foundation in the off season. Petrie would trade fan...

Sacramento Kings: Should Rudy Gay start at power forward?

Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins There have been talks coming from the Sacramento Kings’ camp about Rudy Gay starting, or at least playing more at the power forward position. Starting a stretch four seems to be the new trend in the NBA nowadays. Stretch fours may be undersized, but they have been highly effective. Today’s style of basketball revolves around high tempo offenses...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

1 on 1 with Katerina Kountouris

Longtime Sacramento Kings Dance Team Member Katerina Kountouris was a fixture for years during halftime routines and interacting with fans. Now she’s been harnessing her true passion as a fitness model. She was kind enough to answer some questions to talk about her upbringing and her likes/dislikes.  KK- = Katerina Kountouris KJ = Keith Jouganatos             KJ: So when...

Rondo ‘excited’ by adversity: ‘I love to prove people wrong’

Rajon Rondo is used to having critics, both on and off the basketball court. But now he says he is more motivated than ever to prove those people wrong. Rondo arrived in Las Vegas on Monday to sign his one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, and he appears ready to push the negativity surrounding him to the side and start winning again. “I’ve been basically challenged my...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cousins, George Karl share awkward handshake

DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl made contact with one another at an NBA Summer League game on Monday, and there was no word of one man’s fist hitting the other’s face. Karl came up to Cousins and shared a somewhat awkward handshake with him. None of the events that have taken place this offseason give...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac on Karl-Cousins relationship: ‘It’s not pretty’

It was just a few short weeks ago that the NBA world was abuzz with the potential that the Sacramento Kings would trade DeMarcus Cousins. Those reports were quickly replaced with other suggestions that head coach George Karl could be out of a job less than a year after the team hired him. Now after a solid draft and a few quality off-season moves, things seem to have calmed down...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

It is progress time for the Philadelphia 76ers

Despite the work that still needs to be done, it is time for the Philadelphia 76ers to start making some progress on the basketball court. The post It’s Progress Time For The Philadelphia 76ers appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas trolls Kings after Rajon Rondo signing

Isaiah Thomas has been there before. The Boston Celtics point guard was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011, but their breakup wasn’t exactly amicable. So when the Kings reportedly inked former Celtic Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $9.5 million contract Friday, leaving starting point guard Darren Collison in the dust, Thomas took a jab at the team on Twitter. @aaronbruski lol...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings’ Disappointing Offseason Might Only Get Worse

The Sacramento Kings have become the antithesis of a team making smart moves during free agency. From George Karl’s reported desire to trade superstar center DeMarcus Cousins, to the Kings shedding $14 million in salary with no obvious replacement plan, to extending an absurd offer to a player recovering from a torn Achilles, the franchise is a mess. But unfortunately for the...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers on winning side of atrocious salary dump by Kings

In the Summer of 2013, the Golden State Warriors gave up two likely late first round picks in order to clear the space to sign Andre Iguodala. In the Summer of 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers gave up Tyler Zeller and a first round pick in order to clear the space to sign LeBron James (though he had not committed yet). In the Summer of 2015, the Sacramento Kings gave up Nik Stauskas...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Karl's relationship with Kings owner 'strained'

There can’t be a single person outside of the Sacramento Kings organization who didn’t see this coming. Following multiple reports indicating that Kings head coach George Karl is pushing the team to trade DeMarcus Cousins, comes this dandy from Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix: Relationship between Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and George Karl deeply strained right now, per...
Via Sportsnaut
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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