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Sacramento Bee Oct 6, 2014
Kings tinkering with small ball to push tempo this season

Kings tinkering with small ball to push tempo this season

Last season, the catchphrase was “NBA 3.0.” This year, the chatter is all about positionless basketball, or not be bound to the traditional lineup of a point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center. Ramon Sessions, center, is fouled by Toronto’s Terrence Ross, right, as he tries to drive to the basket between him and Louis Williams, left, during the second half of a preseason game on Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Sacramento Bee Oct 6, 2014

Kings notes: Rookie Stauskas is a crowd favorite in Vancouver

Nik Stauskas, who was born in Etobicoke, Ontario, said he was nervous for his preseason debut in the Kings’ 99-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
Sacramento Bee Oct 6, 2014
Kings lose preseason opener to Raptors

Kings lose preseason opener to Raptors

Like most who follow basketball, Kings coach Michael Malone was impressed with how the San Antonio Spurs’ pass-happy offense and efficient defense carried them to the NBA championship last season. The Kings finished last in the league in assists last season, and Malone could show his players video of the Spurs or other teams to demonstrate how to move the ball. But he has another plan. Toronto Raptors' Tyler Hansbrough, left, and Sacramento Kings' Reggie Evans battle for a rebound during the first half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday Oct....
National Post Oct 5, 2014
Toronto Raptors open pre-season with a win over Sacramento Kings in Vancouver

Toronto Raptors open pre-season with a win over Sacramento Kings in Vancouver

It helped that the crowd elevated this to something a little more than a typical pre-season game
Ailene Voisin: Collison hopes to make a point with the Kings

Ailene Voisin: Collison hopes to make a point with the Kings

Darren Collison recognizes he has big, er, small, shoes to fill. Isaiah Thomas was extremely popular during his three seasons with the Kings. He was feisty and stubborn, charismatic and athletic, and he had a knack for squeezing between defenders and scoring in the lane. Darren Collison drives for a basket playing for the Los Angeles Clippers against Oklahoma City in last season’s playoffs Sacramento Kings coach talks with new guard Darren Collison during practice on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Sacramento Kings guards Darren Collison and rookie Nik Stauskas practice on...
Sacramento Bee Oct 3, 2014

Kings hire statistics guru Oliver

At one time, Dean Oliver wasn’t widely respected in basketball for his analytic and statistical evaluations.
Sacramento Bee Oct 3, 2014

Kings undecided on starting lineup for preseason opener

Kings coach Michael Malone said he hadn’t decided who would start Sunday’s preseason debut against the Toronto Raptors in Vancouver.
Sacramento Bee Oct 2, 2014

Incoming veterans look to infuse Kings’ locker room with winning culture

The lack of professionalism that infected the Kings’ locker room always seeped onto the court in recent seasons.
Sacramento Bee Oct 2, 2014

Live chat: Talk Kings - and MLB playoffs - with Ailene Voisin, 1:15 p.m.

Join Bee columnist Ailene Voisin for a live chat following the conclusion of the chat with Kings beat reporter Jason Jones. Ailene will discuss the Kings and their prospects for the upcoming season, as well as the MLB playoffs. The chat begins at 1:15 p.m.
Sacramento Bee Oct 1, 2014

Cousins appears more mature, better equipped to become leader of Kings

When Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive anointed DeMarcus Cousins the team’s leader last year, it was a premature proclamation.
Sacramento Bee Oct 1, 2014

Kings working on the art of not dribbling

It wouldn’t be too much hyperbole to say the Kings have been obsessed with dribbling the basketball in recent seasons.
Sacramento Bee Sep 30, 2014

Kings forward Casspi feels at home again in return to Sacramento

Omri Casspi was traded by the Kings to Cleveland after the 2010-11 season, but Sacramento was always home to him.
Sacramento Bee Sep 30, 2014

Malone: Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson are the ‘MVPs’ of training camp

Veteran forwards are off to a good start as the team sorts out who will play amongst their power forwards.
Sacramento Bee Sep 30, 2014
Gay glad to be back; Kings want him here beyond this season

Gay glad to be back; Kings want him here beyond this season

Before the Kings made their run at free agents in the offseason, their first big sales pitch was to Rudy Gay in June. They were trying to persuade the small forward to stay in Sacramento for the 2014-15 season. Rudy Gay, shown on media day last week, might be the top unrestricted free agent at small forward next summer. Rudy Gay of the US dunks the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Dominican Republic, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 to Sept....

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