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Sactown Royalty 5 hours ago

Kings offered Monta Ellis 4 years, $48 million

Monta Ellis took less money to join the Pacers. Monta Ellis agreed to a 4-year, $44 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. In the immediate aftermath of the signing, reports surfaced that the Kings had offered Ellis 4 years, $48 million, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Sources: Monta Ellis turned down more $ from Sacramento. Kings offered $48 million over 4 years — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 2, 2015 While many Kings fans may see this news and breathe a sigh of relief, this isn't positive for the Kings organization. One of the team's top targets just accepted less...
Sactown Royalty 5 hours ago

Kings reach agreement with James Anderson, per report

The Kings are continuing to make moves. The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a multi-year deal with James Anderson, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. Anderson will presumably serve as a back-up wing player, as he can play the two or the three. Interestingly enough, Anderson comes to Sacramento from the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings have agreed to a multi-year deal with guard James Anderson, a source told Yahoo Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 2, 2015 This post will be updated as more information comes available, including the terms of the deal. Meanwhile, Kings...
Sactown Royalty 18 hours ago

Analysis: The Philadelphia trade isn't as bad as it may seem

The trade to create cap space is a risk, but it isn't a disaster. The Sacramento Kings took a big risk Wednesday evening, executing a big trade with the Philadelphia 76ers to create cap space. The final details, as are currently known, are as follows. The Kings receive the rights to international prospects who are not named Dario Saric. Essentially, the Kings are creating cap space with this deal, and not much else. The Kings traded away Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, and Nik Stauskas. The Kings also send Philly a first round pick with top-10 protections. This pick only kicks in after the...
Sactown Royalty 19 hours ago

Kings trade Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Nik Stauskas to Philadelphia 76ers

The Kings just created a ton of cap space with one move. The Sacramento Kings have emerged from their free agency slumber and pulled the trigger on a trade that sends Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, and Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers. It is unclear what the Kings will receive in return, if anything. The 76ers may simply absorb the contracts into their cap space. Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015 The Kings are sending Nik...
Sactown Royalty Jul 1, 2015

The Latest on Rajon Rondo, Corey Brewer

Conversations between the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks free agent point guard Rajon Rondo are getting interesting, to say the least. It’s unclear whether that is the good kind of interesting, or the bad kind of interesting, but something is happening behind the scenes. Ailene Voisin started the morning off by saying that, surprisingly; DeMarcus Cousins was not a fan of Rondo. Cousins had said the complete opposite in an interview with Bill Simmons last year. I’m not going to put words in anyone’s mouth, or pretend like I know the motives behind a tweet, but that came so out...
Sactown Royalty Jul 1, 2015

2015 free agency highlights value of Rudy Gay

The 2015 free agency period is showing us just how valuable Rudy's extension was. The first day of NBA free agency has had a few monster extensions, a few surprises, and a few players taking hometown discounts. Danny Green, considered a target for the Kings, agreed to a 4 year deal worth $45 million per year. DeMarre Carroll agreed to a deal with the Raptors for 4 years and $60 million. What this tells us is that Rudy Gay just become an enormous value. Rudy Gay looks even more like a bargain for his deal in Sac, considering what this year and even last year's free agents are...

NBA Free Agency updates: Kings targeting Rajon Rondo, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard getting maximum contracts

Two of the NBA's top young talents re-upped with their teams, while the Kings are in hot pursuit of Rajon Rondo. The Sacramento Kings and Rajon Rondo are gravitating toward one another in free agency, and Rudy Gay has been pushing to make it happen. The Kings would look to potentially play both Rondo and Darren Collison together in an attempt to solidify their backcourt. Rondo is looking for a one-year contract, hoping for a chance to redeem his value after a tumultuous finish to his season with the Dallas Mavericks. The Los Angeles Lakers were linked to Rondo in the past, but following...
Sactown Royalty Jul 1, 2015

Kings intend to bring back Casspi

A fan favorite seems likely to return According to the Sacramento Bee's Ailene Voison, the Sacramento Kings have every intention to bring back swingman Omri Casspi. Casspi was originally drafted by the Kings, but left in a trade after failing to become the small forward of the future. Casspi returned last season as a bench contributor, and re-won the hearts of many Kings fans. Kings intent on re-signing Omri Casspi, who desperately wants to return and play for George Karl. OC is also a Fegan client (DMC) so beware. — Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) July 1, 2015 I'm not terribly...
Sactown Royalty Jul 1, 2015

Mutual interest between Sacramento Kings and Rajon Rondo

Vlade Divac has reached out to the free agent point guard, and there seems to be mutual interest. Prepare yourselves, Kings fans. It seems increasingly likely that Rajon Rondo and the Sacramento Kings may soon reach an agreement on a short-term contract. This has been rumored for a while now, but Yahoo's Marc Spears has some recent updates that make this seem inevitable. Kings VP Vlade Divac has called free agent guard Rajon Rondo and requested that he visit Sacramento, a source said. Contract not offered YET — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2015 Interest in Kings...
Sactown Royalty Jul 1, 2015

Kings pursuing Danny Green

The 3-and-D specialists may be too expensive for the Kings. As NBA free agency kicks off, there's been some activity and a flurry of new rumors. It seems the Kings are still in hot pursuit of Rajon Rondo, as had been previously reported. As many suspected, the Kings are also reportedly pursuing Danny Green. Once free agency window opened, hearing the Sacramento Kings have expressed interest in both Rajon Rondo and Danny Green. — Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) July 1, 2015 Green emerged as a 3-and-D specialist in San Antonio, and would be a huge boost to Sacramento's shooting. That...
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 30, 2015

Lakers Free Agency: Jeremy Lin drawing interest from Knicks, Mavericks and Kings

Jeremy Lin's time with the Lakers may be up, but he already has suitors lined up. The Los Angeles Lakers added point guard D'Angelo Russell into the mix with the No. 2 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft and may lose Jeremy Lin to free agency. Lin is drawing interest from the Sacramento Kings (according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated), New York Knicks (according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders), and Dallas Mavericks (according to Tim McMahon of ESPN). Lin struggled in his lone year with the Lakers, falling behind both Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson in Bryon Scott's rotation. There...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Kings set to defend title (Summer League roster released)

The [Summer League] champions are back. The Sacramento Kings today announced their official campaign to defend their title by releasing the roster for the Las Vegas Summer League, which will take place from July 10-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. In addition to Willie Cauley-Stein, the Kings selection with the sixth pick in the NBA Draft, the rest of the roster rounds out like this: James Anderson, 6'6'', 213 pounds, guard, Oklahoma State Sim Bhullar, 7'5'', 360 pounds, center, New Mexico State Duje Dukan, 6'10'', 218 pounds, forward, Wisconsin Corey Hawkins, 6'2'', 192...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

This free agency period is a crucial time for the Kings

It may not seem like it, but the stakes are high. This summer is a critical time for the Sacramento Kings organization. It may not seem like it. Public opinion is about as low as it has ever been, which is sad considering how many years this team was run by the Maloof family. Even with a great free agency period, nobody will expect the Kings to contend for a playoff spot next season. So why is this summer so important? Because the Kings desperately need to change that public image before next summer. The summer of 2016 will see the influx of money from the new TV deal. Every team will have...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Rudy Gay is the "Loudest Voice" in Rondo Recruitment

Rondo's name and the Sacramento Kings have been linked for as long as the new ownership group has been in place. Could this longstanding rumor finally become reality? It will if Rudy has his say in it. In the latest of endless rumors linking Rajon Rondo to  the Sacramento Kings, Marc Stein is reporting that Rudy Gay is actively recruiting Rondo into what would likely be a one year deal in Sacramento. Free-agent scuttle: Kings forward Rudy Gay is among loudest voices urging on-the-market point guard Rajon Rondo to come to Sacramento — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 30, 2015 And...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Former Kings Quincy Acy and Derrick Williams Could Return to Sacramento Next Season

It’s little things like the Sacramento Kings’ fan base rallying behind a report suggesting Quincy Acy could return to Sacramento next season that keep me going. One lone, bright, overwhelmingly inconsequential report amidst all the chaos can create such a positive reaction that you almost forget that everything else is on fire. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports first reported the Kings apparent interest in Acy. The New York Knicks did not extend a qualifying offer to the former Kings forward, making him an unrestricted free agent. Acy was acquired by the Kings in the 2013-14 season as a...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Surprise, Surprise, The Kings are Interested in Monta Ellis

Tom Ziller predicted it, Carmichael Dave speculated on it, and now Chris Broussard (yes, I know) is reporting that the Sacramento Kings are interested in Dallas Mavericks free agent guard Monta Ellis as we head into free agency I believe the Kings will make a strong push to sign free agent guard Monta Ellis. — Trillmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) June 30, 2015 Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix also chimed in, adding that the Ellis pursuit is being pushed by ownership. Yippie! Hearing Kings ownership pushing hard for a pursuit of free agents Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis. Likely...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

NBA Free Agency: Sacramento Kings Current Payroll

Free agency begins at midnight on July 1st, and the Kings hope to be both busy and productive. Use the following information as a handy reference guide during the free agency period. Player Contract Notes Cousins $ 14,728,844 Gay $ 12,403,101 Landry $   6,500,000 Thompson $   6,431,250 Collison $   5,013,559 Cauley-Stein $   3,398,280 Denotes max. rookie scale for #6 pick McLemore $   3,156,600 Stauskas $   2,869,440 McCallum $       947,276 Non-Guaranteed Moreland $       845,059 Non-Guaranteed Stockton $      ...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Kings rumored to be considering firing George Karl for cause, hiring John Calipari

Sigh A report has surfaced from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Sacramento Kings may be attempting to fire head coach George Karl for cause, with an endgame plan to hire John Calipari to be both head coach and GM. This one is going to come with a big, bright, flashing "CONSIDER THE SOURCE" warning. While Woj is the undisputed king of breaking trades and draft picks, he's also been less than reliable on matters related to the Kings. According to Woj, the Kings have their lawyers reviewing Karl's contract to see if he can be terminated for cause as a result of his attempts to trade...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Kings Expected to have Interest in Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

Sean Deveney of Sporting News reported yesterday that the Sacramento Kings are "expected to express interest" in Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe, according his source. The Kings, one source said, are expected to express interest in Bledsoe. While Sacramento has been buried in rumors involving center DeMarcus Cousins, a league executive said the Kings have been far more focused on improving the point guard position. The Kings started Darren Collison at the position, but would like to move him into a backup role. And if Sacramento keeps Cousins, bringing in his former Kentucky teammate and...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Kings Free Agency Rumors and News

We round up all the latest. The NBA Free Agency period officially begins July 1st at midnight ET, meaning teams can reach agreements with players as of 9pm PT on Tuesday. Keep in mind this is simply the negotiating period, and teams can't officially sign players until July 9th. The Sacramento Kings will be limited in their financial ability to pursue free agents with someone around $9 million to work with, but a move or two is sure to be made. Tom Ziller wrote a comprehensive review of all free agents available this summer, and I encourage you to take a look at his list. Rather than a...

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