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Kings finalize trade of Jason Terry to Houston

The Kings announced they have traded guard Jason Terry and two future second round draft picks to the Houston Rockets for guard/forward Alonzo Gee, guard Scotty Hopson and a trade exception.
Sacramento Bee Sep 16, 2014
Poll: Does Peja Stojakovic deserve to have his Kings number retired?

Poll: Does Peja Stojakovic deserve to have his Kings number retired?

The Kings announced they will retire the No. 16 worn with distinction by small forward Peja Stojakovic. Did Stojakovic do enough as a member of the Kings to deserve that rare honor? Peja Stojakovic was a key member of fine Kings teams. Did he do enough to deserve having his number retired?
Sacramento Bee Sep 16, 2014
Kings will retire Peja Stojakovic’s No. 16 in December

Kings will retire Peja Stojakovic’s No. 16 in December

The Kings announced Tuesday former Kings All-Star Peja Stojakovic will have his No. 16 retired Dec. 16 when Sacramento hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder. Peja Stojakovic talks to Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive before the game at the Sleep Train Arena Sunday April 6, 2014 in Sacramento.
Sacramento Bee Sep 16, 2014

Kings to retire jersey of Peja Stojakovic

Stojakovic’s #16 jersey will be retired on Dec. 16.
Sacramento Bee Sep 15, 2014
US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade. United States' James Harden lifts the trophy alongside the rest of the team players as they celebrate wining the final of the World Cup Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. United States' James Harden holds the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. United...
Sacramento Bee Sep 14, 2014
USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. United States' James Harden throws the ball against Serbia's Nikola Kalinic, left, and Serbia's Milos Teodosic during the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. United States' James Harden, left, and Serbia's Nemanja Bjelica vie for the ball during the final World Basketball match between the...
Sacramento Bee Sep 12, 2014

Shareef Abdur-Rahim weighs in on Atlanta Hawks situation

Abdur-Rahim addresses racially-charged comments by Hawks’ owner and general manager.
Sacramento Bee Sep 11, 2014
US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night. United States's James Harden basket reacts during the Basketball World Cup semifinal match against Lithuania at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through Sept. 14. United States's DeMarcus Cousins, right, and Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas go for the ball during their Basketball World...

An older, wiser Rudy Gay enjoying Spain

Rudy Gay was a late addition to Team USA, and in fact, he didn’t even join the squad until after the weeklong training camp in Las Vegas in late July. But in a brief telephone chat from Spain, the Kings forward said he welcomed the chance to compete in another FIBA World Cup partly because he enjoyed playing on Mike Krzyzewski’s 2010 national team four years ago.
Sacramento Bee Sep 10, 2014
Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer. United States coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, shakes hand with player Kenneth Faried during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. James Harden of the U.S looks up during the Basketball World Cup quarterfinal between Slovenia and United States at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain,...
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014

NBA Development League season starts Nov. 14

The NBA Development League will tip off its 14th season with six games on Nov. 14.
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014
US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

Klay Thompson scored 20 points and James Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter after a scoreless first half, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose of the U.S, left, vies for the ball with Slovenia's Goran Dragic during their Basketball World Cup quarterfinal match at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. Anthony Davis of the U.S,...
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014

Kings open training camp Sept. 27

The Kings will open training camp Sept. 27 in Sacramento at the team training facility.
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014
International basketball not the same as US game

International basketball not the same as US game

The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do. Ukraine coach Mike Fratello, right, gestures during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against the United States, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. Brazil's Guilherme Giovannoni, left, hits a rebound from Serbia's Miroslav Raduljica during the Group A...
Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins earning praise for World Cup performances

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins earning praise for World Cup performances

As he predicted – so he deserves all the credit – DeMarcus Cousins is making the most of his opportunity with Team USA. DeMarcus Cousins of the US, dunks the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. DeMarcus Cousins of the U.S, second right, vies for the ball over Mexico's Orlando Mendez, right, during Basketball World Cup Round of 16 match between United States...

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