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Free-agent-to-be Rondo has strong words for old Boston coach

Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo put on an impressive show for his old fans in Boston on Sunday with 14 points, 15 assists and six steals. But it came in typical Kings fashion, a loss.That used to be Celtics, fashion, too. But not anymore. Boston's 128-119 victory was its fourth in a row and ninth in the last 10 games, and pushed the Celtics to a season-best nine games over...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings minority owners looking for way to oust Ranadive

The Sacramento Kings are a hot mess, but you knew that already. The squad has dramatically floundered since owner Vivek Ranadive took over the team, going through four head coaches in just three years. Reports suggest a fifth new head coach is on its way, as George Karl likely will be the next head coach to go. The Kings continue to put up dismal results, sitting 10th in the Western...
Via The Comeback
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Knicks, the Kings — two abruptly-broken things

Frank Sinatra knew about the workings and rhythms of the NBA: That’s life, that’s what all the people sayYou’re ridin’ high in April, shot down in MayBut I know I’m gonna change that tuneWhen I’m back on top, back on top in June The opening lyrics from “That’s Life,” his 1966 hit, capture the very transitory nature of NBA seasons, and the teams and coaches which...
Via Bloguin Best
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Cousins needs some help

The Sacramento Kings are slowly falling out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference. If you asked me earlier this year who would be the 8th seed in the West, the Utah Jazz would definitely have come to mind, but Sacramento also stood out too. They bolstered their team so much in the off-season, or so I thought. Granted, their record is 21-30, which isn’t that bad in the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Has Apparently Given Up on Playing Defense

Turmoil is brewing in Sacramento, which is something you could say about the Kings during almost every NBA season. Rumors about head coach George Karl getting fired get louder with each passing day. The Kings record sits at 21-30, a reflection of the porous defense they play night in and night out. The Kings give up 108.9 points per game, last in the NBA, and possessions like the...
Via Stack
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher blasts Rondo over triangle offense criticism

The New York Knicks need a point guard and may pursue one in free agency, but it seems safe to say that said point guard won’t be Rajon Rondo. Rondo is a point guard who likes the ball in his hands and isn’t known for his 3-point shooting, and he admitted on Friday that the triangle offense probably wouldn’t be a good fit for him. Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who runs the triangle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-King says he could do 'much better job' than George Karl

Bobby Jackson was once Sacramento Kings royalty, and he’s not happy about the way George Karl is coaching the team right now. The current CSN Bay Area broadcaster ripped into Karl on Friday night as the Kings were being manhandled by the Brooklyn Nets, who won the game 128-119: “I think i could come off this set and do a much better coaching job right now.” - @TheBobbyJackson...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Williamson More Likely To Be Named Kings' Interim Head Coach Than Lieberman

If the Sacramento Kings decide to fire George Karl, the team could to elevate Corliss Williamson to interim head coach. Nancy Lieberman is also an assistant coach for the Kings, but she's unlikely to be named interim head coach. "I don't think I'm in limbo," Karl said. "I think I've got a heckuva challenge [against] a team that's played damn well -- probably it's best basketball...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings ‘strongly weighing’ firing George Karl

George Karl’s time may be running out in Sacramento. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports’s The Vertical, team owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Vlade Divac were so livid over Friday night’s blowout loss to Brooklyn that they strongly considered axing Karl, with one source calling it “an overreaction to the loss.” Karl seems to have survived for now...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins vents, Karl reportedly on hot seat after latest loss

NEW YORK — Joe Johnson and the Nets kept pouring it on in their best performance of the season, though the Kings' problems went beyond their defense.DeMarcus Cousins just wouldn't say what, or who, they were."I'd rather keep it in house, but we definitely have a bigger issue than just energy and effort," Cousins said. "That can't be the excuse every night."Johnson had season highs...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings pre-break push

The NBA schedule and level of hardwood play is grueling, undoubtedly. The All-Star break is much deserved and necessary; however, as it nears, remaining focused for some teams is crucial and there is no exception for the Sacramento Kings. Heading into Brooklyn to start a 4-game road trip, they must remain focused and dig deep. It wasn’t long ago they were sitting in the eighth...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Route 56: It all went wrong for the Kings when Boogie danced

The race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference is hardly a done deal. The competition will almost certainly linger into April with no clear resolution. This year’s 8 seed in the West will not be a 45- or 48-win team, as we’ve seen in past seasons. It will be a team near the .500 mark, and it’s no sure thing that the Golden State Warriors’ first-round playoff opponent...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings cancel Lunar New Year promo after Cousins complains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings cancelled a Lunar New Year promotional giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins complained it was insensitive on the first day of Black History Month. The Kings were set to give away T-shirts commemorating the Chinese Year of the Monkey, which starts on Feb. 8, at the team's game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. The shirts sported...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings nix shirt giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins takes issue

The Sacramento Kings abruptly canceled a planned t-shirt giveaway on Monday night at Sleep Train Arena after DeMarcus Cousins and others took issue with the theme. The Kings originally intended to give out shirts by placing them on every seat in the arena to commemorate Lunar New Year. The shirts bore a picture of a purple monkey to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings willing to trade Rudy Gay

The Sacramento Kings (20-26) are reportedly willing to listen to trade offers for small forward Rudy Gay. This has been a rumored possibility for a while now, but ESPN’s Marc Stein provided some perspective as to what the Kings are looking for out of any potential deal that would send Gay packing: “Sacramento is said to be seeking a quality young player in return if it parts...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins on All-Star fan voting: ‘I don’t think it’s fair’

Despite unleashing a fire-breathing rampage on a petrified National Basketball Association this season, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will not be starting for the Western Conference in this year’s All-Star Game. And that doesn’t sit well with the Boogie Man. A day after putting up a career-high 56 points on Monday in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets, Cousins was asked about what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins ‘untouchable’ in trade talks

The Sacramento Kings are willing to pick up the phone and listen to trade talk—just don’t ask about DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins, he of 104 points over his last two outings alone, won’t be moving at this year’s NBA trade deadline, which occurs on Feb. 18. Forget for a moment his on-court dominance and understand that Cousins is a key part of the franchise’s marketing strategy...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Kings arena to feature NBA’s largest video screens

Golden 1 Center, the future home of the Sacramento Kings, is pulling out all the stops to become the “fastest and most connected indoor sports and entertainment venue in the world,” the team claims in its report. The high-speed Wi-Fi will be 17,000 times faster than the average home Internet connection, and Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is said to be experimenting with security...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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