Kings open new arena with visit from Spurs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings waited a long time to kick off a new era of basketball, especially considering the franchise's recent fortunes. Symbolically, they will step into the future Thursday when they open their shiny new arena. The San Antonio Spurs may find that to be the perfect backdrop as the continue into their new era of basketball, one that kicked off...
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WATCH: Kings vs Suns Highlights: 10/26/16

Highlights from the team's season opening win in Phoenix.
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Kings show growth in season opener

Phoenix, Ariz. —- Every NBA team understands the threat that star center DeMarcus Cousins poses.Wednesday night it was the Sacramento Kings bench squad that stunned the youthful Phoenix Suns on the way to a 113-94 victory in the season opener for both teams.The starting-five for the Kings began the game 4-of-15 shooting, and Cousins was forced to the bench with early foul trouble...
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Cousins, Gay lead Kings past young Suns 113-94

PHOENIX (AP) DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 113-94 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. The Kings won an opener for the first time in three years and gave coach Dave Joerger a victory in his Sacramento debut. Sacramento used an 18-1 first-half run to take control and was up by as many as 26...
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Postgame: Kings 113, Suns 94

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Recap: Sacramento Kings Burn The Phoenix Suns In Season Opener

I wonder if anyone expected these results tonight? The Sacramento Kings entered the Talking Stick Resort Arena this evening to open their season, and to the Kings’ fortune, they beat the Phoenix Suns by a score of #-#. This victory is also the first game won for Dave Joerger as the team’s head coach. In […] Recap: Sacramento Kings Burn The Phoenix Suns In Season Opener - A...
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Would the Sacramento Kings improve defensively without Rudy Gay?

It looks like a near certainty that Rudy Gay will be leaving the Kings either at the NBA trading deadline or in the offseason. Whether it’s a trade for Goran Dragic or something involving the Los Angeles Lakers, the rumors are everywhere.However, for now, let’s try to wrap our heads around what the team would look like without him and see how Matt Barnes or Omri Casspi would...
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12 hours ago

Opinion: What Will The Sacramento Kings’ Record Be?

As the Sacramento Kings begin their regular season today against the Phoenix Suns, the A Royal Pain team joined together to discuss where the purple and white will finish this year in the record books. Listed down below is each member’s prediction on what will be the Sacramento Kings’ record this season. Enjoy! Rafe (@rafnation): […] Opinion: What Will The Sacramento Kings’...
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Kings vs. Suns Fan Predictions

The Prediction Contest is back in full swing! Since the season just started, it will be a few games before a leaderboard is set. Below are a series of prediction questions for tonight's game. The first four questions will be asked every game, while the 5th will change each game. Point value for predictions are listed next to the questions. If you believe that more than one player...
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19 hours ago

Cowbell Kingdom’s Sacramento Kings 2016-17 Season Projections

Leo Beas After watching all three games on opening night, I firmly believe the Kings will sneak into the playoffs if they stay honest on defense and if DeMarcus Cousins dominates in the paint 70 percent of most games.Most teams play small and we saw what the Spurs did to the Warriors last night. Yes, they gained Kevin Durant, but they lost their inside defensive presence and their...
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21 hours ago

Sacramento Kings’ Hope Falls in the Hands of Dave Joerger and DeMarcus Cousins

Can Coach Dave Joerger create a team united to win? Can DeMarcus Cousins be a team leader instead of a Bad Boy screw-up who pouts, argues with refs, and leads the league in technicals and locker room rants? I have written elsewhere that Cousins has a problem with authority (thinks the refs are out to […] Sacramento Kings’ Hope Falls in the Hands of Dave Joerger and DeMarcus Cousins...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Ty Lawson has made the Kings' 15 man roster.

Ty Lawson is excited to start the 2016-2017 NBA season with the Sacramento Kings.
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WATCH: Sacramento Kings Practice

Live at Kings Practice
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Mavericks expected to ‘go hard’ after DeMarcus Cousins

The talk around DeMarcus Cousins’ eventual trip to NBA free agency has already started. ESPN’s Tim MacMahon fired the first shot, noting the Dallas Mavericks are one team ready to  pursue the NBA’s best big man: For Mavs fans who might be wondering, DeMarcus Cousins is set to hit free agency in summer of 2018. Yes, Mavs expected to go hard after him. — Tim MacMahon...
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Report: Mavs expected to push hard for DeMarcus Cousins in 2018

The Dallas Mavericks have struck out time and time again with elite centers on the free agent market, but you have to admire their perseverance. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Saturday, the Mavericks are expected to go hard after Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins when he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2018. For Mavs fans who might be wondering...
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WATCH: Kings Preseason Highlights

With Kings regular season slated to begin soon, we look at highlights from the team's preseason games!
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WATCH: The Kings & Sacramento Police K9

Meet Rex, the newest Kings & Sacramento Police K9 trained to protect and serve Golden 1 Center!
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Kings exercise 3rd-year option on Willie Cauley-Stein

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have exercised their third-year option on center Willie Cauley-Stein. General manager Vlade Divac announced the move Friday. Cauley-Stein is entering his second season with the Kings after being drafted sixth overall in the 2015 draft. Cauley-Stein averaged 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game last season when he was named...
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WATCH: Rudy Gay discusses the latest trade rumors

Check out what Rudy Gay had to say tonight about the latest rumors and overall game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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National anthem protests now include the actual anthem performer

The national anthem protests sweeping across the United States don’t typically involve the singer of the actual anthem. That changed Monday when one anthem singer decided to make a statement. On Monday night, the Sacramento Kings hosted Israeli basketball team Maccabi Haifa B.C. during an exhibition game in Sacramento. Before the game, singer Leah Tysse sang the national anthem...
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DeMarcus Cousins has never heard of Paul McCartney

DeMarcus Cousins is apparently so focused on his NBA career that the only thing he has done throughout his life is play basketball and return to the rock he lives under. Is there any other explanation for not knowing who Paul McCartney is? On Monday, Cousins was asked if he attended the first event at the Sacramento Kings’ new Golden 1 Center, which was McCartney’s concert....
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Kings owner admits George Karl tried to trade Cousins

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has confirmed what we already knew: George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins really, really didn’t get along. Ranadive told USA Today’s Sam Amick in an interview that Karl, coach of the Kings at the time, spent the summer of 2015 trying to ship Cousins out the door. “You know, look, George had tried to trade Cousins that whole summer, and there...
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Kings sign jersey ad sponsor Blue Diamond

The Sacramento Kings have become one of the first NBA franchises to sign an ad sponsor. The team agreed to partner with Blue Diamond, the world’s leading almond brand, per the Kings website. Here’s a look at what the ad will look like on Kings uniforms, starting next season. Kings, @BlueDiamond Partner to Showcase California Growers and Inspire Health and Wellness » https...
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NBA Pacific Division Preview: Sacramento Kings

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Moving to the West, we begin in the Pacific. Projected Conference Finish: 13th Best Move of Offseason: This one was tough. It took me a solid four minutes to come up with something positive, but I guess getting Skal Labissière where they did was a good pick. High upside anywhere, much less in the 20s. After that...
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Darren Collison gets only eight game suspension for domestic violence

If there is one thing the professional sports world has shown very little tolerance for in the past few years, it has been for domestic violence. The NBA apparently takes a slightly different view of things. That’s because it has decided to suspend Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison for just eight games following his conviction on a single charge of domestic violence...
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