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Sactown Royalty Nov 24, 2015

Are you kidding me?! Rajon Rondo sends the game to OT!

The Kings ultimately fell short, but this was amazing. Rajon Rondo had 20 assists last night, but none of them were as important (or as spectacular) as this one to Rudy Gay. The Kings ultimately fell short in the extra period, but we'll remember this for a long time. (h/t reddit)
Sactown Royalty Nov 21, 2015

Kings 97, Magic 91: Third-quarter run nets Kings first road win

It wasn't the prettiest win the Kings could have had, and it was highlighted with inconsistency on both ends of the court, but Saturday's 97-91 win against the Orlando Magic was a welcome sight for a Sacramento squad desperate for their first road win. DeMarcus Cousins returned after his one-game suspension to lead the team with 29 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and Rajon Rondo added 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Tobias Harris led the Magic with 24 points, and Evan Fournier had 17 points but shot just 7-20 from the field. Even with Rudy Gay sidelined with a shoulder...
Sactown Royalty Nov 18, 2015

Kings 97, Hawks 103: Go home Kings, you're drunk

An atrocious effort stayed a close game out of sheer dumb luck, but ended in a well-deserved L That was some pretty disappointing basketball. In a game against a shorthanded Atlanta Hawks team, the Sacramento Kings showed no indication that they really wanted to win this game. The effort game-long was lackadaisical, there were several questionable coaching decisions, and the team overall looked like it was hungover, which, given Atlanta's famous nightclubs, is a real possibility. Regardless, disappointing. Onto the quick observations. Rajon Rondo notched another triple-double, but lets...
CelticsBlog Nov 18, 2015

Dwight Powell salvaging Rondo trade for Dallas Mavericks

Sure, the Mavs still lost that deal, but it might not be quite as bad as we thought. As the Boston Celtics prepare to take on the Dallas Mavericks tonight, we're reminded of the brilliance of last year's trade that dumped Rajon Rondo in Dallas, which helped spark a second-half surge that propelled the Celtics into the postseason. Last year the Mavericks were looking to beef up their rotation with an upgrade at the point guard position, but the ill-fated trade backfired when Rondo failed to fit in with his new team. His acquisition derailed the Mavs, who couldn't wait to get rid of their...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 18, 2015

Mavericks face improved Celtics squad on the road

Dallas aims to pick up its second win against an Eastern Conference team tonight in Boston. The Celtics showed in back-to-back Ws against Oklahoma City and Houston they won't be pushovers. The Mavericks face the Celtics Wednesday for the second time since the Rajon Rondo trade that altered the course of the previous season. It's also the first time the teams have played since that move blew up in Dallas' face and the point guard was exiled from the team in the middle of the first round. The trajectory of the two teams could hardly have been more different in the second half of that...
Sactown Royalty Nov 15, 2015

Kings vs. Raptors Preview: Sacramento looks to end homestand with a bang

The Sacramento Kings have won two straight, but their final game of this homestand is going to be a big challenge.  The visiting Toronto Raptors are 7-3 and feature one of the most explosive backcourts in the NBA today.  A win tonight would be huge for this team's confidence heading into a five-game road trip next week. Today's action tips off at 6:00 pm on CSN California and on KHTK 1140. 3 Questions 1. Will Collison and/or Gay be back?  Collison has missed four games with a strained hamstring and the Kings have really missed his offensive spark off the bench.  Rajon Rondo has stepped...
Sactown Royalty Nov 14, 2015

Boogie and Rondo are tremendous fantasy values

This is a sponsored post as part of SBNation's partnership with FanDuel. If this isn't your thing, that's cool. No need to rain on anyone's parade. If you're playing FanDuel on a regular basis, you already know that you should be playing Rajon Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins whenever possible. Rondo has been a triple-double machine this past week, finishing with a triple double in 3 of his past 4 games. FanDuel success is all about finding values where you can, and the system is notoriously slow to update player costs. Take advantage of having Rondo in your lineup as much as possible before his...
Sactown Royalty Nov 13, 2015

Let's take a minute to appreciate Rajon Rondo

Amidst the chaos, Rondo has been a pro. The biggest shame of all the recent Sacramento Kings chaos, aside from the fact that our beloved team may be circling the drain for yet another season, is that some genuinely amazing stories are being missed. Take, for instance, Rajon Rondo. When the Kings signed Rondo, many expected he would be the cause of distress in the locker room. After a bad stint with the Dallas Mavericks, it was easy to understand why. Rondo is known for being stubborn, and doesn't always mesh well with coaches. But we haven't seen that Rondo. We've seen consummate...
Sactown Royalty Nov 13, 2015

Duje Dukan assigned to the Reno Bighorns

The Sacramento Kings announced today that they would be assigning rookie Duje Dukan to their D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.  Dukan was signed to a two-year contract this summer after a good stint with the summer league, but has yet to see any playing time this season and only played 9 minutes during preseason as well. Dukan will get plenty of opportunity in Reno in a high-octane offense.  The Bighorns start their season tonight and it's not inconceivable that Duje could play in that game.  Duje will join Vince Hunter and Marshall Henderson as affiliate players, although Hunter...
Sactown Royalty Nov 13, 2015

Kings vs. Nets Preview: Let's make it two in a row

The Sacramento Kings broke their losing streak with a big win against the Pistons on Wednesday, and now they have a chance to get some momentum against a Brooklyn Nets team that ranks among the bottom in the NBA.  The Nets are probably thinking the same thing though, and they are coming off an even more impressive road win against the Houston Rockets.  Today's action tips off at 7:00 pm on CSN California and on KHTK 1140. 3 Questions 1. Will the Kings come out with energy?  The Nets are not a sexy opponent, but the Kings shouldn't care at this point.  This is a game that the team has to...
Sactown Royalty Nov 13, 2015

DeMarcus Cousins' heat map so far makes no sense

It's like a topographical map of the underworld. Check this out. What? (h/t reddit)
Grand Rapids Press Nov 12, 2015

Pistons postgame: DeMarcus Cousins nets game-high 33, triple-double for Rajon Rondo

Detroit dropped its second straight game, 101-92, to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Sactown Royalty Nov 8, 2015

Warriors 103, Kings 94: Scrappy Sacramento can't pull off upset

The short-handed Kings held tough against the reigning champs and Rajon Rondo finished with a triple double, but Sacramento couldn't pull off the upset in a 103-94 loss. For a game that felt over before it begun, the short-handed Kings held tough against the reigning champion Golden State Warriors and the eventual 103-94 loss was much closer than the final score indicated. With DeMarcus Cousins still hampered by his achilles strain and Darren Collison also out due to hamstring trouble, the Kings had to rely on their newly acquired depth to keep pace with Golden State. Rajon Rondo had a...
Sactown Royalty Nov 5, 2015

Mass Confusion Reigns in Phoenix

The Kings aren't grasping George Karl's offense and the defense is broken The Sacramento Kings are digging themselves a hole. With DeMarcus Cousins sitting out in street clothes, it almost looked as if the five guys on the court had never played together before. Its still early in the season, but with three top-flight Western Conference teams looming in the next few days, that hole might be about to get deeper. There is no flow to the Kings offense. The first play of the second half involved Rajon Rondo dribbling the ball for about 20 seconds before being forced to hoist up an errant...
Sactown Royalty Nov 4, 2015

Rajon Rondo has little regard for Willie Cauley-Stein's nickname

Willie Cauley-Stein and the other Kings talk about his nickname. Rondo has other ideas.

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