I'm sold on Buddy Hield

Work ethic, attitude, and performance make it easy to like Buddy James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area caught up with Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield, and talked to him about his mindset following the February trade that brought Buddy to Sacramento. There's nothing earth-shattering from Buddy, but the quotes inside just reaffirmed for me how much in bought in on this kid....
Via Sactown Royalty
6 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Round 2 Preview

This article previews the NBA Playoff matchups for the Eastern Conference Second Round.  It provides some nuggets why each team could win and my predictions. The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, so I thought I would take a step back from the Sacramento Kings content and provide you loyal readers with a preview of […] NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Round 2 Preview - A Royal Pain...
Via A Royal Pain
23 hours ago

Four years ago, the Kings stayed

An anniversary worth celebrating Today marks the four-year anniversary of the Sacramento Kings officially staying in Sacramento. We've dealt with plenty of ups and downs since then. But we've dealt with those swings as fans of the Sacramento Kings. This team often makes me hate myself for being a fan of theirs, but I still feel like this is an anniversary worth remembering and celebrating...
Via Sactown Royalty
1 day ago

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Darren Collison

This article is part of a series that A Royal Pain is writing where we grade each player on the Sacramento Kings individually. For this article specifically, we will evaluate the performance of Darren Collison. We will grade Collison based on his offensive, defensive, and overall performances for the 2016-2017 season. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: For this series, […] Sacramento Kings...
Via A Royal Pain
1 day ago

The most Kings players that have never played for the Kings

Which non-Kings best represent the Kings It started, like most things, with a tweet. Inspired by Tuesday’s discussion of potential trade targets with the Portland Trail Blazers, I came to a realization about Evan Turner. With a tip of the cap to Andy Glockner, we’re now going to expand on that idea and look at the starting 5 of the “most Kings” players who have never been...
Via Sactown Royalty
3 days ago

WATCH: Season Recap: Garrett Temple

Looking back at Kings guard Garrett Temple's 2016-17 season.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video Breakdown: Jonathan Isaac and Frank Ntilikina

With Rudy Gay’s tenure in Sacramento coming to an end, the Sacramento Kings desperately need a small forward and drafting Jonathan Isaac will alleviate their gaping hole at that position. Frank Ntilikina is a potential top-10 prospect in the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft. Therefore, we decided to break down his strengths on offense and defense. Put on your GM hat on: Would you pull the...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
3 days ago

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Buddy Hield

This series examines the Sacramento Kings players’ most recent season giving them a performance grade.  Today we will take a look at Buddy Hield. The last 12 months have been quite the whirlwind for Buddy Hield.  At this time last year, he had just finished his senior season at the University of Oklahoma.  He shined on […] Sacramento Kings Report Card: Buddy Hield - A Royal...
Via A Royal Pain
3 days ago

WATCH: Video Breakdown: Jonathan Isaac will surprise many NBA teams

With Rudy Gay’s tenure in Sacramento coming to an end, the Sacramento Kings desperately need a small forward and drafting Jonathan Isaac will alleviate their gaping hole at that position. Join the conversation and if you like the breakdown give it a thumbs up and share it with your fellow NBA fans. Visit our Online Store: Make...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Season Recap: Langston Galloway

Looking back at Kings guard Langston Galloway's 2016-17 season.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rudy Gay Prepared to Come Back "Stronger than Ever"

Checking in on Rudy Gay's rehab from Achilles surgery.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings are Stocking Up

It’s really easy to pile on what might be one of the worst run organizations in professional basketball. The Sacramento Kings, under the ownership of Vivek Ranadive, haven’t done much to counter the perception that they don’t know how to operate an NBA franchise. And yet, they’ve made what appear to be multiple great moves to stock up their front office in the last couple...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A very animated and excited Willie Cauley-Stein after the Kings’ victory

The best is yet to come, according to the soon-to-be third year pro. You must check out this entire interview because WCS was informative and entertaining. If you are looking for NBA Autographs, NBA Memorabilia, or NBA Trading Cards, has it all! They also do giveaways on their Instagram page all the time so follow them to keep up! You can also visit their online store...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rudy Gay on recovering from his injury

“It’s been one of those situations where you wake up and you feel like the world is over some days and some days you’re motivated, but for the most part I’ve been motivated and it’s helped me. I feel like I’m way ahead of schedule.” –Rudy Gay If you are looking for NBA Autographs, NBA Memorabilia, or NBA Trading Cards, has it all! They also do giveaways...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
18 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins describes facing Kings as ‘very weird’

DeMarcus Cousins faced the Sacramento Kings from the other side for the first time on Friday, and he admitted that the entire experience was strange for him.Cousins’s New Orleans Pelicans won 117-89, with the center contributing 37 points and 13 rebounds in a huge performance. He reflected on it after the game, saying it was odd to see the Kings from the opposite side.“It was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings’ resting rotation

With a record of 29-46, the Sacramento Kings are in 12th place and seemingly out of the race to make it to the playoffs. There will be no playoff run for the Kings in the near future. And yet, head coach Dave Joerger still wants to rest his players. If your season is going to be done within a few weeks, just let your players play through the final game. They don’t need to be fresh...
March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins isn’t giving the Kings any bulletin board material in pregame interview

DeMarcus Cousins will face off against the Sacramento Kings, his former team, for the first time on Friday night.During a pregame interview on Thursday, Cousins refused to give his former teammates any bulletin board material, repeating the same answer over and over to all questions he was asked about playing his former team. Okay, so “go in, play hard, try to get a win” doesn’t...
Via The Comeback
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

A Chicago Bulls and Jimmer Fredette reunion makes sense

Jimmer Fredette, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft is enjoying his time in the Chinese Basketball Association. Fredette was a sensation in his college days at BYU. Fredette was the 2010-2011 nations leading scorer as well as the 2011 national player of the year. Unfortunately  his NCAA career didn’t carry over to the NBA where he spent five season playing with four...
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan has funny quote about Clippers’ recent struggles

The Los Angeles Clippers’ recent slide has brought out the metaphorical side of center DeAndre Jordan.Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Jordan dropped this funny line about the team’s struggles of late, per Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Yikes, that bad, huh?In all seriousness, the Clippers are in the midst of an alarming 8-8 stretch in the month of March that culminated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Kings owner looking for an executive to place over Vlade Divac

The shakeup of the Sacramento Kings may not have ended with last month’s trade of DeMarcus Cousins.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports on Monday that Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has begun searching for an executive to place over general manager Vlade Divac. ESPN’s Marc Stein adds that the Kings have “expressed exploratory interest” in former Philadelphia 76ers general...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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