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AP source: Derrick Williams agrees to 2 years with Knicks

Derrick Williams is headed to New York looking for another chance to fulfill the promise he once showed. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the former No. 2 overall draft pick has agreed to terms with the Knicks on a two-year deal worth $10 million. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Williams was picked...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Marco Belinelli and James Anderson Signing Grades

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Sacramento Kings hectic situation and the utter disaster forming in the locker room has been enough to ward off numerous big name free agents, despite increased money offered on their contracts. However, Sacramento was able to convince two quality rotational guards in Marco...
Via HoopStuff
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo headed to Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings appeared to be the only team interested in free agent Rajon Rondo, and the point guard is officially going to become a member of the squad. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Rondo will sign a one-year deal with the Kings. Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $10 million deal with Kings, source told Yahoo — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings have offered four-year, $64 million contract to Wesley Matthews

Since free agency started, the Sacramento Kings have been very quite and that is a good thing. The Kings need to get their front office on the same page after the show they put on before and after the NBA Draft. Now that everything has calmed down, the team can start going after free agents. Head coach George Karl wants to play faster on offense and his previous teams love to shoot...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steel workers on Kings arena wrote ‘Go Warriors’ on materials

Golden State Warriors fans are everywhere these days, and their imprints are far reaching. That includes the Sacramento Kings’ new home. Schuff Steel in Stockton, Calif., is constructing some of the steel that will go on the roof of the new Kings’ arena. Of course, being partway between Oakland and Sacramento means that not everyone...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Reached Out To Nik Stauskas After He Was Traded

NBA free agency has been wild, and DeMarcus Cousins reached out to now former Sacramento Kings teammate Nik Stauskas after he was traded.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins shares text convo with Nik Stauskas

Sacramento Kings center and former Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins shared (and then deleted) a conversation he had with former teammate Nik Stauskas after the former Michigan Wolverine was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Stauskas was moved in a deal with Jason Thompson and Carl Landry so that Sacramento could clear cap space. In the conversation, Cousins simply wishes...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Sam Hinkie strikes again with Stauskas trade

Leave it to Sam Hinkie to capitalize on another team’s misfortune. This exact scenario happened again last night. The Sixers accepted a salary dump from the Sacramento Kings in the form of Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and last years No. 8 overall pick, Nik Stauskas. These were not the only assets Hinkie acquired last night. The magician was also able to gain another future 1st...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Anderson Signs Multi-Year Deal With Kings

James Anderson and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a multi-year deal. Anderson last played in the NBA in 13-14 with the Philadelphia 76ers and spent last season with Zalgiris in Lithuania. Anderson was the 20th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs out of Oklahoma State in 2010.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Rajon Rondo to the Sacramento Kings

BREAKING: According to a source close to the Rondo deal in Sacramento, it appears that Rajon Rondo will be suiting up in a Kings uniform. As long as the meeting goes smoothly, “the deal is all but done.” As this probably upsets many L.A. Lakers fans, don’t forget with the #2 draft pick, they selected the star guard from Ohio State, D’Angelo Russell, no longer needing Rondo...

Latest Move Brings to Light Major Issues with the Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings traded two pretty lofty contracts, their top-10 pick from last June and a future first rounder to the Philadelphia 76ers in a clear cost-cutting move on Wednesday night—a move that clears about $16 million in cap space. By sending Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Nik Stauskas to Philadelphia for overseas players and a future second-round pick, Sacramento made...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings trade Nik Stauskus to 76ers

The Sacramento Kings have traded guard Nik Stauskus, forward Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Sacramento is clearing the space for a pursuit in free agency, league sources tell Yahoo. Stauskas had been pursued by several teams. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015 Sources: 76ers sending the rights...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Trade Stauskas, Thompson, Landry To 76ers To Clear Cap Space

The Sacramento Kings have cleared salary cap space by trading Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia was targeting Stauskas in the deal and will take on the salaries of Thompson and Landry as the cost. Sacramento is pursuing Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo and Wesley Matthews in free agency. The 76ers receive a protected first round pick from...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nik Stauskas traded to Philadelphia 76ers

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings are trading Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers. The trade makes Stauskas the second Wolverine to be traded in the last week after Tim Hardaway Jr. was dealt to the Atlanta Hawks. “Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings are sending Nik...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo wants 'all of' Kings' $10M cap space

With a coach and owner reportedly feuding over whether they should trade their star player — just two years after the franchise came close to shipping out of town — the Sacramento Kings are kind of a mess right now. That hasn’t scared off Rajon Rondo, though. Rondo is reportedly interested in signed with the Kings as a free agent, and the former All-Star point guard apparently...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings reportedly have 'strong interest' in Rajon Rondo

The Sacramento Kings are starting to look like one of the more likely destinations for Rajon Rondo. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reports that the Kings made a phone call to Rondo and expressed “strong interest” in him when the free agency period began at midnight on Tuesday. While no contract offer was made,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Interested in Signing SG Monta Ellis

The Sacramento Kings have been very active in rumors so far this offseason, and they have been mentioned in yet another one. According to a report from Chris Broussard, the Kings are interested in signing free agent shooting guard Monta Ellis this offseason. They may not have the money that he is looking for, but they will at least attempt to sign him. Sources: In addition to Indiana...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings have had discussions with John Calipari

John Calipari finds his name wrapped up in the NBA rumor mill every offseason, but the newest situation he has been linked to is complicated even by his standards. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Sacramento Kings have been in contact with Calipari to gauge his interest in taking over the team’s front-office...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Interested in Acquiring Eric Bledsoe from Suns

The Sacramento Kings are in search of a new point guard, and head coach George Karl is leading the push to acquire one. Ty Lawson is one name that has come up in trade rumors surrounding the Kings, while there has also been speculation that the Kings could look to sign Rajon Rondo in free agency. According to a report from SportingNews.com, there is another name that is beginning...
Via Hoops-Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings considering firing George Karl over Cousins spat

Coach-player unrest in Sacramento might result in DeMarcus Cousins being traded. It also might lead to George Karl losing his job. The Kings are considering firing Karl as their head coach over his inability to get along with and desire to trade his All-Star center, a source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard on Thursday. Broussard’s source did point out, however, that canning Karl...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: An inside draft day look at an incompetent franchise at work (Spoiler: It's the Kings)

If you think you could do a better job running a NBA franchise than some teams do, you very likely could. Here's a video from last Summer of the Kings botching their 2014 draft. Step one of having a poor front office is the presence of a meddling owner. Why does Vivek Ranadivé seem to have at least if not more say than the team's general manager Pete D’Alessandro does with who...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeMarcus Cousins asked for a trade last month

As rumors continue to swirl around the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins, a new report on Tuesday threw more gasoline on the fire. According to Dave Carmichael of KHTK Sports in Sacramento, Cousins asked for a trade last month. This really shouldn’t surprise anyone as there is clearly tension between Cousins and newly-hired coach George Karl. The All-Star center has almost...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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