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Las Vegas Summer League: Sacramento Kings – Final Roundup

The Kings took the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League title, but not all of their key players performed consistently well. Given who was playing for the Kings in summer league, it’s not terribly surprising that they ultimately hoisted the trophy as their owner, Vivek Ranadive, beamed with pride. Throughout the seven games, particularly the final four, how did each of the key players...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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TLM Podcast Ep. 37

Aaron Fischman and Nick Denning talk Vegas Summer League, Eric Bledsoe, and Kevin Love. Sacramento are the Kings of Summer. Lou Amundson visits delis. These are the hot takes from Vegas, and we have the exclusive coverage. Vegas Summer League has come and gone, and our very own Aaron Fischman gave us his experience from it. As Aaron was covering the Kings, we discussed well, the...
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Kings Rumors: Sacramento looking to claim Omri Casspi

The Sacramento Kings drafted Omri Casspi with the 23rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and he became the first Israeli player to ever play in the NBA. Casspi's heritage and play on the court lead to him quickly becoming a fan favorite in Sacramento. After a few seasons bouncing around the league Casspi may be headed back.Omri Casspi has already publicly expressed interest...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas enjoys first s’mores (PHOTO)

Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas enjoyed his first s’mores Wednesday. He’s 20 years old.  Girlfriend Taylor Anderson tweeted out this picture as the two sat around the bonfire.  He’s 20 years old.  He’s Canadian, yes, but he’s 20 years old and had not had a s’mores before tonight. Congratulations, Nick, you’re now more normal. Twitter

Kobe Bryant’s 36 Point Performance in Summer League

The 2014 NBA Summer League has ended and the Sacramento Kings have been crowned this year’s champions. Ray McCallum was named the Finals MVP, leading the Kings to a 6-1 record, also averaging 12.0 points 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Summer league is a place where players can showcase their talents, pretty much to brag about their improvements. But for rookies, its a place...
Via The Sideline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray McCallum leads Kings to Vegas Summer League championship

Before tip off of the Las Vegas NBA Summer League championship it was the Ben McLemore and Ra'shad James show for the Sacramento Kings:However, once the game started it was all Ray McCallum whose 29 point effort led Sacramento's 77-68 come from behind victory over the Houston Rockets in the title game played at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center.McCallum, (9-15 shooting...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Trading For Rondo

Sacramento Kings: Trading For Rondo By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Sacramento Kings are reported to like the thought of having a Big 3 of DeMarcus Cousins-Josh Smith-Rajon Rondo for some reason, one that I cannot explain. Regardless, if they are to trade for him, it would have to be one big trade. Why? The Kings have some assets, but they aren’t enough for...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings believe they’re progressing in Malone’s strategic overhaul

Even before the end of last season, Kings coach Michael Malone spoke often about changing the team’s style of play. Malone wanted the Kings to play smarter and faster, move the ball and commit more to defense. That’s how the San Antonio Spurs won the 2014 NBA championship. Through free agency (point guard Darren Collison) and the draft (shooting guard Nik Stauskas), the Kings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore through-the-legs alley-oop slam dunk at Summer League

As the semifinal round of the 2014 NBA Summer League is halfway through, the Sacramento Kings are just about to face off with the Chicago Bulls. During the warm-ups before the game, Kings second year man Ben McLemore decided to show off his aerial ability with this nice alley-oop in the below Vine video. Watch as Ben goes between the legs and slams it down with two hands: *** McLemore...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo to Sacramento is Real?

KHTK in Sacramento, apparently a CBS affiliate, is tweeting that Sacramento is deep in talks with the Celtics and Detroit, and that offers are on the table, and that the two deals are dependent on each other.Was told by a lower management Kings official, talks regarding Pistons F Josh Smith are on hold as of now, due to SAC/BOS Rondo negotiationsWas told reasoning behind slow process...
Via Celtics Today
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Rumors: Sacramento 'rebuffed' in Josh Smith talks

The Sacramento Kings have had a rather curious offseason thus far. They showed no significant interest in bringing back young guard Isaiah Thomas as a restricted free agent, even after the Phoenix Suns signed Thomas to a highly affordable offer sheet.Instead, the Kings signed former L.A. Clippers backup Darren Collison to a three-year deal worth $16 million, which was deemed by many...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Packages the Kings Could Send to Detroit for Josh Smith

Number OnePistons Send: Josh SmithKings Send: Derrick Williams, Jason TerryWhy the Kings Would do it: The Kings basically give up a prospect and a bench veteran for the star power type player they have craved for years now.  While Smith may not fit that well next to Rudy Gay, the Kings have been rumored in talks for multiple top tier names recently, and Smith would just be the...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gay weighs extending deal, wants to see how team develops

Rudy Gay is committed to the Kings for the 2014-15 season after exercising his player option worth $19.3 million. And while he says he likes the Kings’ direction thus far, he is no rush to think beyond next season. After watching the Kings beat the Charlotte Hornets 72-65 in a summer league game at Cox Pavilion, Gay spoke to the media for the first time since he decided to remain...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay Wants To See How Kings Develop Before Discussing Extension

Rudy Gay opted into his $19.3 million player option with the Sacramento Kings for the 14-15 season and is in no rush to sign an extension. The Kings are interested in signing Gay to an extension, but he would like to see how the team develops. “I don’t want to create a big fuss like it was before, but I’m taking my time,” Gay said. “I’m open to doing things, but I really...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Evaluating Darren Collison signing

Earlier this week, the Sacramento Kings agreed to lockup former UCLA point guard Darren Collison for the mid-level tax exception of $5.3 million/year. When looking at the face value of this acquisition, this is clearly seen as a downgrade from Isaiah Thomas. But lets get real, GM Pete Allessandro is just plain smarter than us or clearly knows something that we don’t, right? This...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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