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30Q: Who will be the Kings starting Point Guard at the end of the season?

30Q: Who will be the Kings starting Point Guard at the end of the season?

The changes at Point Guard have produced arguably the biggest storyline for the Kings as training camp approaches. While Darren Collison is likely the immediate starter, could Ramon Sessions or Ray McCallum steal the job by the end of the season? The Point Guard position was the focus of the offseason for the Sacramento Kings, who added Ramon Sessions on Saturday to contend with Darren Collison and Ray McCallum for playing time. After the July sign-and-trade shipped Isaiah Thomas out of town, the position is arguably the biggest storyline going into the season; the production out of the...
Sactown Royalty Sep 22, 2014
30Q: Can Rudy Gay continue to be efficient?

30Q: Can Rudy Gay continue to be efficient?

When the Kings traded for Rudy Gay this past year, there was a hope that his performance in Toronto was an aberration and that he would bounce back in a new environment.  He had been shooting a paltry 38.8% from the field over the first 18 games of the season despite taking almost 19 shots a game. Rudy not only bounced back in Sacramento, but he actually ended up shooting better than ever.  His 48.2% from the field and 51.6% on two-point field goals were the highest of the career, and he even flirted with a month or two of being above the 50% marker overall, a rarity for wing players. Of...
Sactown Royalty Sep 21, 2014
30Q: Do the Kings actually have a deep bench now?

30Q: Do the Kings actually have a deep bench now?

The Kings haven't made any huge moves this offseason but they have added quite a few complementary pieces. The Kings have been pretty active this offseason, even if it's only been minor moves and additions rather than a major game-changing trade or signing.  This past week saw the Kings add Ryan Hollins, Omri Casspi and Ramon Sessions, and they've also added Nik Stauskas and Eric Moreland earlier in the summer. Personally, I don't think the Kings are completely done making moves just yet, especially considering that the logjam that is the Power Forward position still exists.  But as of...
Sactown Royalty Sep 20, 2014
30Q: What does the signing of Ramon Sessions mean for Ray McCallum?

30Q: What does the signing of Ramon Sessions mean for Ray McCallum?

Sacramento's signing of Ramon Sessions today surprised some people who were a little confused as to why the Kings were relegating promising youngster Ray McCallum further to the bench.  McCallum had a very impressive summer league and also showed flashes of brilliance at the end of last season when taking over for the injured Isaiah Thomas. Before the Sessions' signing, McCallum was set to be Darren Collison's primary backup for next season, one of the pros for many fans upset at the loss of Isaiah Thomas.  Now McCallum is back to being a third string Point Guard, just like for most of...
Sactown Royalty Sep 20, 2014
Sacramento Kings sign Ramon Sessions to a two year deal

Sacramento Kings sign Ramon Sessions to a two year deal

The Kings have added a veteran guard to their backcourt. In a move to shore up the backcourt, the Kings have come to an agreement to sign Ramon Sessions to a 2 year, $4.2 million contract using their bi-annual exception.  Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal. Sessions was easily one of the better free agents left available and will make a solid addition to Sacramento's bench.  He will likely fill in at both guard positions, although he's primarily a backup Point Guard.  Sessions has career averages of 11.7 points on 43.9% from the field to go with 4.7 assists, 3.0...
Sactown Royalty Sep 19, 2014
30Q brought to you by you!

30Q brought to you by you!

Find out how you can contribute to our 30Q series Our annual 30Q series is well underway, but for one of our following posts in the upcoming weeks, we want to hear your questions on the Kings.  We'll take the 30 best questions (that we haven't asked or answered yet) and include them in a single post. Your questions don't just have to be about the upcoming season either.  For example,we've done 30Qs asking who your favorite Kings of all time are or what was the best live game you've ever attended.  You could ask questions about NBA rules you don't understand (like what exactly is a trade...
Sactown Royalty Sep 19, 2014
Kings have worked out Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon

Kings have worked out Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon

Recent reports suggest the Kings are looking for another wing player. The Kings are continuing to hold workouts for veteran players in what looks like a search for another wing player.  Recent reports have the Kings bringing in veterans Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon over the past week. Kings continue to look at wings (Josh Howard, Mikael Pietrus, Jamario Moon), leads to me to wonder if Derrick Williams will play PF in 14-15 — Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) September 19, 2014 Pietrus was a valuable roleplayer for years on the Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors....
Sactown Royalty Sep 19, 2014
30Q: What new technology are the Kings looking into?

30Q: What new technology are the Kings looking into?

Kings co-owner Andy Miller weighs in about what types of technology the Kings are looking into for the new arena and how they will be testing some technology at Sleep Train Arena this season. Plus, a redesigned Kings app is expected to launch when the season begins. With the new Kings regime came a lot of ties to the Silicon Valley, which in turn, has created the potential for molding technology with sports in Sacramento. At the forefront of that push is co-owner Andy Miller, who is in charge of technology for the Kings. With the demolition of Downtown Plaza over a month-and-half in, the...
Sactown Royalty Sep 17, 2014
Jason Terry trade becomes official

Jason Terry trade becomes official

The Kings are getting a couple of unguaranteed contracts and a trade exception in exchange for Terry and a couple of second round picks. Although the trade was agreed to in principle a few weeks ago, the Jason Terry trade was not official until today. The full details of the trade see Terry going to Houston along with two future second round picks for Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a small trade exception (about $1.4 million by my calculation). Giving up two second round picks just to get rid of Terry isn't a particularly great deal, but it does give the Kings much more flexibility this...
Sactown Royalty Sep 16, 2014

In praise of Boogie

Appreciating Cousins, because he's pretty great. Last week I wrote that we shouldn't praise DeMarcus Cousins for not throwing a punch.  I didn't think it was that crazy of an idea, but it sparked a firestorm.  Somewhere along the way, a lot of people got the impression I don't like DeMarcus Cousins, and am looking for any opportunity to tear him down.  I'm fine with people disagreeing with me, but the idea that people might think I dislike Boogie upset me.  I love Cousins.  And there a plenty of reason to praise him.  I just didn't think a lack of assault was one of them.  But let...
Sactown Royalty Sep 16, 2014

Kings to retire Peja Stojakovic's number

The Sacramento Kings announced they will retire Peja's jersey, with the ceremony held on December 16th. The Sacramento Kings announced today that the will retire the number 16 in honor of Peja Stojakovic. This move was hinted at when Ben McLemore changed from 16 to 23 this offseason, but is now official. The Kings will retire Peja's jersey on December 16th (16 on the 16th, get it?) when the Kings host the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the press release, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive praised Peja as being "instrumental in putting Sacramento on the map on a global scale." Peja was drafted by the...
Sactown Royalty Sep 15, 2014
30Q: Will the Kings make another big trade this season?

30Q: Will the Kings make another big trade this season?

The Kings made waves last year with their trade of Rudy Gay. Will they go for another home run this year? In Sacramento Kings history, the biggest team improvements have almost always come about because of big trades.  In 1991, the Kings traded for Mitch Richmond.  In 1998 they traded Richmond for Webber.  In 2006 the Kings sent Peja Stojakovic to Indiana for Ron Artest.  And last year the Kings sent John Salmons, Chuck Hayes, Greivis Vasquez and Patrick Patterson to Toronto for Aaron Gray, Quincy Acy and Rudy Gay. That last deal can't be considered anything but a success for the...
Sactown Royalty Sep 14, 2014
Team USA dominates Serbia 129 to 92 to win the 2014 FIBA World Cup

Team USA dominates Serbia 129 to 92 to win the 2014 FIBA World Cup

USA! USA! USA! In a result that surprised nobody, Team USA went on to win the Gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup thanks to a dominant 37 point win over Serbia. The United States hit 15 of 30 three pointers in the victory and were led in scoring by Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving's 26 points. Serbia came out strong, getting an early 8 point lead and even getting USA star Anthony Davis into early foul trouble.  That left it up to Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins to come in and anchor the defense, a job in which he filled admirably.  Cousins was a force on both ends, and he finished...
Sactown Royalty Sep 14, 2014
Team USA vs Serbia Game Thread

Team USA vs Serbia Game Thread

Team USA looks to clinch the gold. Team USA faces their final challenge on Sunday as they square off against Serbia. Rudy Gay of the Sacramento Kings is expected to play despite the fractured jaw he suffered against Lithuania. Gay will be joined by Kings team DeMarcus Cousins. The game tips off at noon PT, and will be aired on ESPN2. Go USA!
Sactown Royalty Sep 14, 2014

30Q: Is it too late for Derrick Williams?

As Derrick Williams enters the final year of his rookie contract, can the Kings develop him into a long-term fit, or is he more valuable as an expiring contract? As the Kings enter the second season of the Derrick Williams gamble, they may soon hit an impasse with the 23 year-old forward. Williams remains one of the youngest players on the squad and has plenty of potential for growth, but the team wants to win now, and his $6.6 million dollar expiring contract is a logical fit in any blockbuster trade. Is it too late for Williams to earn a place as a long-term player in Sacramento? In a...
Sactown Royalty Sep 12, 2014
Omri Casspi confirms he's signing with the Kings

Omri Casspi confirms he's signing with the Kings

In case you were wondering what's been going on with the Kings and Omri Casspi, we've finally got some clarification from the man himself.  The Kings seemingly wrapped up negotiations with Omri Casspi to sign a one year deal back in late July, but since then, there has not been official word of his signing. Today, Casspi tweeted out this picture of his old jersey along with a short message: I'm back where I belong... #SacTown #18 http://t.co/LFMtoNV6lK — Omri Casspi (@Casspi18) September 12, 2014 The Kings have still not officially acknowledged his signing, but as we've been saying...
Sactown Royalty Sep 12, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins showed us he still has a long way to go

Some are touting the punch that wasn't as progress. I say not so fast. Yesterday's incident with DeMarcus Cousins and Jonas Valanciunas was not a bright spot for DeMarcus.  Yes, he didn't throw a punch when everyone expected he would.  And that's wonderful.  I'm glad Cousins didn't throw a punch and undo all the positive strides he's made with Team USA.  But not throwing a punch isn't something to be celebrated, it's to be expected. DeMarcus Cousins has a reputation for having a bad temper.  As Kings fans, we've watched the growth of DeMarcus since his rookie year.  Rookie DeMarcus,...
Sactown Royalty Sep 12, 2014
30Q: Can Ray McCallum have a breakout season?

30Q: Can Ray McCallum have a breakout season?

Ray should some glimpses of being a true NBA point guard last year at the end of the year. This season he will have plenty of opportunity to show us what to make of that. Even with him winning the highly coveted Summer League Finals MVP trophy, I think many of us here in Sacramento think of Ray McCallum as our little secret. He spent most of last year riding the bench of playing down in Reno, and really did nothing until we cut Jimmer and Isaiah went down with an injury. It was then that we saw glimpses of what could be a very good player in the future. He can handle the ball, take it...
Sactown Royalty Sep 11, 2014

Team USA dominates second half, beats Lithuania 96-68 to advance to the FIBA World Cup Finals

Also DeMarcus Cousins almost got into a fight with Jonas Valanciunas. Team USA got off to a very slow start against Lithuania but it didn't matter. They pushed an 8 point halftime lead to 24 very quickly thanks to an 18-2 run to start the third quarter.  Kyrie Irving led the way for the United States with 18 points while Klay Thompson and James Harden chipped in 16 points each. \ Lithuania did a good job of drawing fouls and getting to the line, shooting 42 attempts to just 20 attempts for USA.  Toronto Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas shot just 2-5 from the field but still finished with...
Sactown Royalty Sep 11, 2014
Team USA vs. Lithuania Open Thread

Team USA vs. Lithuania Open Thread

The United States is just two wins away from bringing home the gold, but they'll have to beat a Lithuania team led by Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas to make the final game. The game starts at 12 pm PDT on ESPN.  Go USA! Go Boogie and Rudy!

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