6:09 AM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
Sacramento Bee 18 hours ago
As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. CORRECTS NEW ORLEANS TEAM NAME TO PELICANS, INSTEAD OF JAZZ - USA Basketball forward/center Anthony Davis (42), of the New Orleans Pelicans, posts up against a coach during a team practice at the Brooklyn Nets' training facility in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. CORRECTS NEW ORLEANS TEAM NAME TO PELICANS, INSTEAD OF JAZZ - U.S. forward/center Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans, posts up against a coach during basketball practice at the Brooklyn Nets' training facility in East...
Sacramento Bee Aug 20, 2014
Leading Off: Why Cousins and Gay will make Team USA

Leading Off: Why Cousins and Gay will make Team USA

When Team USA plays the Dominican Republic in an exhibition tonight in New York, look for DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay of the Kings to be key players off the bench. Rudy Gay speaks with reporters Sunday after watching the Kings’ summer league game against Charlotte in Las Vegas. DeMarcus Cousins has twice before participated in Team USA training camp but this year is playing for a roster spot.
Sacramento Bee Aug 19, 2014

Cousins knee better but unlikely to play for Team USA tonight

DeMarcus Cousins was continuing his rehabilitation workouts Tuesday afternoon in New York, where Team USA will play exhibition games against Dominican Republic at 4 p.m. today and Puerto Rico on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Sacramento Bee Aug 19, 2014
Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. United States men's national basketball team head coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, dines with Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, right, at Washington Hall on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. The team was at the academy for a practice session. Members of the United States men's national basketball team pose for a photo at Trophy Point overlooking the Hudson River during a tour at the U.S. Military Academy on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in...
Sacramento Bee Aug 15, 2014
Arena construction project consumes water, but not much

Arena construction project consumes water, but not much

Construction crews are pouring a lot of water on the site of the new Sacramento Kings arena. But not as much as you might think. Exterior demolition begins at the Downtown Plaza at 515 L Street as the struggling shopping mall began giving way to the site of the new Sacramento Kings arena on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Sacramento.
Sacramento Bee Aug 15, 2014
Poll: What do you think of the Kings’ signing of 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar?

Poll: What do you think of the Kings’ signing of 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar?

The Kings broke new international ground by signing Sim Bhullar, a 7-foot-5 center out of New Mexico State who is the first player of Indian descent to join an NBA team. Is it a move that’s going to help the Kings? Please share your thoughts. Sim Bhullar blocks a shot against Jarred Shaw of the Charlotte Hornets in their NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas on July 13, 2014. The Kings announced Friday that they signed Bhullar to a contract.
Sacramento Bee Aug 15, 2014

Kings sign 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar

The Kings signed New Mexico State center Sim Bhullar to a contract, the team announced today.
Sacramento Bee Aug 15, 2014

Leading Off: Cousins’ injury causes ‘drama’ for Kings, fans

That deep sigh sweeping through Sacramento? Kings management and fans wincing when DeMarcus Cousins was injured while going for a loose ball in Team USA’s practice Thursday in Chicago.
Sacramento Bee Aug 14, 2014

Cousins suffers minor injury; he’s expected to miss Team USA exhibition Saturday

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when he hit the floor during Team USA’s practice in Chicago. Still, he’ll likely miss Saturday’s exhibition game against Brazil.
Sacramento Bee Aug 14, 2014
Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

DeMarcus Cousins has injured his right knee while practicing with the U.S. national team. U.S. National Team player DeMarcus Cousins watches his teammates after an undisclosed injury during a practice of the men's basketball team Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago Saturday. U.S. National Team player DeMarcus Cousins lays on the court and is looked over by trainers after an undisclosed injury during a practice of the men's basketball team Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S....
Sacramento Bee Aug 14, 2014
Excavator tears through walls as demolition of Downtown Plaza begins

Excavator tears through walls as demolition of Downtown Plaza begins

There’s probably no turning back now. Early Wednesday, chunks of walls began to fall as the first visible sign of the transformation of the mall into a new arena for the Sacramento Kings. The demolition of Downtown Plaza began in earnest early today, as the struggling shopping mall began giving way to the site of the new Sacramento Kings arena. Major demolition is visible Wednesday after exterior walls were knocked out at the portion of the Downtown Plaza where the Kings arena will rise. A handful of spectators watch the wrecking crew’s show near Sixth and L...
Sacramento Bee Aug 14, 2014
Kings schedule released – a look at 5 home games certain to be sellouts

Kings schedule released – a look at 5 home games certain to be sellouts

The NBA released its 2014-15 schedule Wednesday. Here are five Kings opponents certain to pack Sleep Train Arena: San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan pauses with the basketball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Spurs 106-85. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) From left to right, Lon Babby, Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations, Isaiah Thomas, Anthony Tolliver, Ryan McDonough, general manager of the Suns, and Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek all pose for a photograph as family members of the...
Sacramento Bee Aug 13, 2014

Kings open season at home on Oct. 29 vs. Warriors

The Kings will open the 2014-15 NBA season at Sleep Train Arena on Oct. 29 against the Warriors.
Sacramento Bee Aug 13, 2014
Excavator tears through walls as demolition of Downtown Plaza begins

Excavator tears through walls as demolition of Downtown Plaza begins

There's probably no turning back now. The demolition of Downtown Plaza began in earnest early today, as the struggling shopping mall began giving way to the site of the new Sacramento Kings arena.
Sacramento Bee Aug 9, 2014
Mourning thanks doctors, kidney donor at hoop Hall

Mourning thanks doctors, kidney donor at hoop Hall

Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks during his induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning gestures as he addresses a gathering during his enshrinement ceremony for the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Mourning won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in...

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