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Sactown Royalty 7 hours ago
Concerns abound after Willie Cauley-Stein’s preseason

Concerns abound after Willie Cauley-Stein’s preseason

It’s not time to panic, but there are serious concerns In the wake of the DeMarcus Cousins trade last season, Willie Cauley-Stein emerged as a breakout player. In the final 25 games, WCS averaged 12.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, with roughly 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block per game thrown in for good measure. He was one of the bright spots, and one of the players many people expected to continue on an upward trajectory this season. But Willie’s preseason was concerning, to say the least. In 5 preseason games, Willie averaged just over 8 points per game on 42% shooting. He averaged...
Sactown Royalty 10 hours ago
2017-18 Prediction Contest Kickoff

2017-18 Prediction Contest Kickoff

The Prediction Contest is back for the sixth straight year. Think you have what it takes to take the crown of Nostradumbass from OnTheBandwagon? Get your prognostication caps on and join us before every game (and certain special occasions) to make your predictions. At the end of the year we'll tally our scores and appoint a new Nostradumbass of the Year. As always, we start each year with a prediction kickoff of the upcoming season. On to the questions: 1. What will be the Kings record this year? (5 points for a correct guess) 2. Who will score the most points in a single game for...
Sactown Royalty Oct 14, 2017
Kings 106, Warriors 117: That’s a wrap for Preseason

Kings 106, Warriors 117: That’s a wrap for Preseason

David Stockton got his time to shine at least. And just like that, preseason is over. Sacramento once again rested most of its regular season rotation, but they hung tight with the Warriors for three quarters, in large part thanks to David Stockton’s performance. Stockton put together the best game any King has had this preseason, scoring 23 points on 9 of 12 shooting to go with 8 assists and 2 steals. If he wasn’t so damn tiny he’d probably be on an NBA roster for real. Malachi Richardson chipped in 15 points in what was easily his best game of the preseason as well, looking...
Sactown Royalty Oct 13, 2017
Kings vs. Warriors Preview: The Revulsion Will Not Be Televised

Kings vs. Warriors Preview: The Revulsion Will Not Be Televised

After a second set of back-to-backs and a slew of injuries, a cautious Kings squad head to Oakland to play the World Champions, but good luck finding a way to watch it! Thursday night’s game against the Clippers was another rough one for the Kings. Sub-ninety point scoring, 40% shooting, 26 turnovers and a small slew of injuries (George Hill, groin; Bogdan Bogdanovic, ankle): the hallmarks of must avoid television. What does Friday the 13th have in store for the Kings? How about a matchup against the Golden State Warriors, on the road, and the night after laying a big stinker in Los...
Sactown Royalty Oct 13, 2017
Sacramento Kings and Lil Jon to raise money for charity via opening night halftime performance. Yeah!

Sacramento Kings and Lil Jon to raise money for charity via opening night halftime performance. Yeah!

The funds will support local wildfire relief efforts as well as hurricane victims. The Sacramento Kings announced that they’ll use the opening night halftime performance by Lil Jon to raise money for hurricane victims and local wildfire relief efforts. The Kings will honor first responders throughout the night and will encourage donations to the Red Cross. The fundraising effort will be coordinated through Facebook Live, the first time an NBA event has raised funds in this way. A couple of thoughts on this. First, this is a very cool move by the Kings. I’m always a fan of using...
Sactown Royalty Oct 13, 2017
Kings 87, Clippers 104: Growing Pains

Kings 87, Clippers 104: Growing Pains

The Kings are still figuring out their identity. Thursday night’s game against the Clippers saw the Kings likely give us the best preview of what we should expect in the regular season. Sacramento played a mix of vets and youth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Clippers’ experience and firepower. Perhaps the biggest problem right now with the Kings is that there doesn’t seem to be any reliable go-to weapons. With DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings had a guy who they could give the ball to and reliably expect something to happen. That was even the case with Rudy Gay to a lesser...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 13, 2017
Kings vs Warriors Key Matchup: Battle of the Spartans

Kings vs Warriors Key Matchup: Battle of the Spartans

Two Michigan State alums Zach Randolph and Draymond Green renew their friendly rivalry in final preseason game. I was all ready to spend 30 paragraphs breaking down the “Omri Casspi Revenge Game”. Really, I was. The former Sacramento Kings small forward is returning to the place where he, along with Tyreke Evans, were Sac’s two first round draft picks of 2009. It seemed like a juicy subplot: Casspi has been resurrected from the lonely grave of Kings basketball to come alive for the Golden Empire in the chase for a ring. Surely Coach Steve Kerr will let “OmriMania” run wild all...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 13, 2017
Warriors vs. Kings preview: Golden State hoping to finish preseason strong

Warriors vs. Kings preview: Golden State hoping to finish preseason strong

After their blowout win in Shanghai, the Warriors are back home in Oakland looking for a victory over the quirky Sacramento Kings. How to watch Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 Time: 7.00 P.M. PST Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California TV: NBCS Bay Area Radio: 95.7 The Game Team records: Warriors: 1-2 Kings: 1-3 Last meeting: Warriors 114- Kings 100 (March 14, 2017) Projected Starters: Warriors: PG Stephen Curry, SG Klay Thompson, SF Kevin Durant, PF Draymond Green, C Zaza Pachulia Kings: PG De’Aaron Fox, SG Buddy Hield, SF Bogdan Bogdanovic, PF Zach Randolph. C Willie...
Sactown Royalty Oct 12, 2017
De’Aaron Fox out against Clippers

De’Aaron Fox out against Clippers

Is De’Aaron Fox ducking Milos Teodosic??? De’Aaron Fox will not play in tonight’s matchup as the Sacramento Kings visit the Los Angeles Clippers, sitting out with a lower back contusion after a hard fall on October 8th against the Lakers. De'Aaron Fox (back contusion) is out again tonight for Sacramento. Listed as day-to-day.— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) October 12, 2017 The injury shouldn’t be a concern for Kings fans. James Ham spoke to Fox after yesterday’s practice and Fox seems unconcerned by the injury. Spoke to De’Aaron Fox following practice. He’s feeling a lot...
Sactown Royalty Oct 12, 2017
Kings vs Clippers Preview: Best Team in LA vs. Best Team in Sacramento!

Kings vs Clippers Preview: Best Team in LA vs. Best Team in Sacramento!

It’s a Battle Royale as two teams who dominate their city spotlight square off with the season looming just six days away. Well, we’ve got two more preseason games to go. For better or for worse, the season is at hand and as this is the last Kings preseason game that is being televised, you best soak it all in! The Kings have flown to Los Angeles for a Thursday night match up and the chance to take on the only team in the area with a smooth passing, star rookie point guard with a chance at winning Rookie of the Year; the Clippers! Blake Griffin vs. Skal Labbissiere, DeAndre Jordan vs....
Clips Nation Oct 12, 2017
Clippers – Kings Preview: Showdown Between the Shorthanded

Clippers – Kings Preview: Showdown Between the Shorthanded

It’s a battle of the battered as the injury-plagued Clippers and Kings face off at Staples Center Thursday night. The Los Angeles Clippers (1-2) continue to be plagued by preseason injuries as they host the Sacramento Kings (1-3) at home Thursday. Here’s what to look out for during this Southern California - Northern California match-up. Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles California When: 7:30 PM PT How to Watch: NBATV; Fox Sports West How to Listen: AM 570 LA Sports Projected Starting Lineups: Kings: Willie Cauley-Stein, Buddy Hield, George Hill, Justin Jackson, Skal...
Sactown Royalty Oct 11, 2017
StR Show #125: First Impressions From The Kings' Preseason Games Thus Far

StR Show #125: First Impressions From The Kings' Preseason Games Thus Far

BASKETBALL IS BACK! Good morning! Episode #125 of the Sactown Royalty Show is live! We’ve got four preseason games to talk about on the podcast this week, and I couldn’t be happier. I wanted to drop another note in here as a reminder that if you left a review on iTunes for the podcast between July 2017- September 28th 2017 and can somehow verify to me that you are who you say you are, either DM me on Twitter (@TonyXypteras) or leave a comment here with your email address and proof, and I’ll get in touch with you over sending Y'all a Chipotle gift card as an appreciation for your...
Sactown Royalty Oct 10, 2017
Death, Taxes and the Kings re-signing David Stockton for training camp

Death, Taxes and the Kings re-signing David Stockton for training camp

The Kings signed David Stockton, Reggie Hearn and waived Marcus Williams today. In news that should surprise absolutely no one who has followed the Kings for the last few seasons, the Kings announced today that they have signed David Stockton and Reggie Hearn to the team while waiving guard Marcus Williams. This is the third straight seasons in which the Kings have signed Stockton to a training camp deal, and he even played on the main squad for a little while towards the end of the 2015 season. Stockton and Hearn have both been mainstays for the Reno Bighorns, and this move goes ahead and...
Sactown Royalty Oct 10, 2017
Kings 83, Trail Blazers 97: The Kings sure have a lot of youth

Kings 83, Trail Blazers 97: The Kings sure have a lot of youth

Even with seven rotation players out, the Kings showed they still have some promising young talent available. That was a bit more palatable. While the Kings dropped their third straight preseason game, it wasn’t without its moments. Sacramento played without seven players that figure to be a part of the regular season rotation and managed to hang with a Portland team that was playing its main guys for a majority of the time. Justin Jackson finally managed to get a rhythm going from the field, leading the Kings in scoring with 16 points on 50% shooting, including 3 of 6 from three. ...
Blazersedge Oct 10, 2017
Nurkic, Turner Star as Blazers Depose Kings

Nurkic, Turner Star as Blazers Depose Kings

Portland played their regular-season rotation, the Kings youngsters, but the game was entertaining anyway. The Portland Trail Blazers won another preseason game in encouraging fashion tonight against the Sacramento Kings. With the Blazers’ “Big 3” of Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, and CJ McCollum destined for extended minutes while Kings coach Dave Joerger rested eight of his regular-season rotation players, Portland was in the driver’s seat before the game even started. The second half featured some nervous moments, but ultimately Portland’s talent prevailed in a 97-83...
Blazersedge Oct 9, 2017
Gameday Thread: Blazers at Kings

Gameday Thread: Blazers at Kings

Portland visits Sacramento for a 7:00 pm game, televised on NBC Sports Northwest and NBA TV. Come chat with us! Game 4 of the preseason is here. One day after dismantling the Clippers, the Portland Trail Blazers play the Kings in Sacramento. Despite playing on back-to-back days, there are no signs of any resting players. Injuries: Noah Vonleh is not playing. Shabazz Napier’s status will be decided today.. How To Watch Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings: Time: 7:00 pm, Pacific TimeTV: NBC Sports Northwest | NBA TVOnline Streaming: PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and via...
Sactown Royalty Oct 9, 2017
DeMarcus Cousins adds fuel to the “Lonzo Ball is afraid of De’Aaron Fox” fire

DeMarcus Cousins adds fuel to the “Lonzo Ball is afraid of De’Aaron Fox” fire

It seems Boogie still has Sacramento’s back against the Lakers The following are facts: • De’Aaron Fox scored 39 points on Lonzo Ball in the Sweet 16. • Lonzo Ball missed the matchup against De’Aaron Fox in Summer League with a mysterious groin injury. • Lonzo Ball missed Sunday’s preseason matchup with Fox due to a "mildly sprained ankle". • Lonzo Ball is afraid of De’Aaron Fox These are the facts. And now we have further support from former Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, via our friends at Brew Hoop. Y'all see this, @sactownroyalty, @LakersSBN? ...
Sactown Royalty Oct 9, 2017
Kings vs Trail Blazers Preview: The March Towards the Season Continues

Kings vs Trail Blazers Preview: The March Towards the Season Continues

In a rare preseason back-to-back, the Kings take on the Portland Trail Blazers in Sacramento. Sunday night’s game against the Lakers was ugly. Not by NBA game standards, or preseason standards, but by Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution standards. The highlight reel from this game would show De’Aaron Fox scooting in a contested dunk, Z-Bo hoisting a couple threes to keep Sacramento breathing in the fourth, and the forgiving sound of the final buzzer. Even the joy from knowing Lonzo Ball flaked out yet again was lost after his sparring partner, our fantastic Mr. Fox was sidelined...
Sactown Royalty Oct 9, 2017
Kings 69, Lakers 75: Why’d they televise this one?

Kings 69, Lakers 75: Why’d they televise this one?

What an ugly, ugly game. Preseason can be a mixed bag, but man was this an ugly game. Both teams failed to score 80 points at all, and the Kings managed just 69 (nice) on a putrid 31.3% from the field. The Lakers weren’t much better at 41.4% but they were able to hold the lead for pretty much the entire game. Zach Randolph (16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists) and Garrett Temple (12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals) were the only Kings to finish in double digits. Only Z-Bo (7-15) and Vince Carter (3-4 from downtown) had anything close to good shooting nights for the Kings. It was an...

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