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Sactown Royalty 15 hours ago

Ty Lawson makes roster as Kings make final cuts

The Kings waived Jordan Farmar, Isaiah Cousins and Lamar Patterson (again) to trim the roster down to 15. Faced with the NBA deadline to trim their roster to 15 before the official start of the 2016-17 season, the Kings today waived guards Isaiah Cousins and Jordan Farmar, along with Lamar Patterson. That means that Point Guard Ty Lawson has officially made the final roster. These cuts should come as no surprise, as Lawson was widely expected to make the team and will likely be the starting Point Guard for the first 8 games of the season while Darren Collison is suspended. Even an...
Sactown Royalty 22 hours ago

2016-17 Prediction Contest Kickoff

The Prediction Contest is back for the fifth straight year. Think you have what it takes to take the crown of Nostradumbass from PejaVu2? 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 Sacramento...
Sactown Royalty Oct 22, 2016

Kings to re-sign Lamar Patterson days after cutting him

Is a trade coming? Or maybe this is just a way to secure his D-League commitment? A few days ago, the Kings made their first cut of training camp by waiving Lamar Patterson, who they picked up off of waivers earlier this summer. Now it appears that they are changing their mind. Sources say Lamar Patterson is re-signing with the Sacramento Kings.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) October 22, 2016 There could be a few reasons for this, as the Kings only have 1 roster spot left with most assuming that it’s either going to go to Ty Lawson or Jordan Farmar. There’s a trade coming in...
Sactown Royalty Oct 20, 2016

Kings to buy controlling interest in Reno Bighorns

The team already ran the basketball side of things but now they’ll be fully in charge of business as well. The Kings have enjoyed a close relationship with their D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, for a few years now. One of the first things Vivek Ranadivé did upon becoming owner of the Kings was to strike up a deal with the Bighorns for single affiliation and the agreement to run the basketball side of things. Now the Kings are looking for more control, as Sam Amick reports that the Kings are going to be buying the controlling interest of the team to run it from top to bottom. ...
Sactown Royalty Oct 19, 2016

Kings are pursuing Ricky Rubio

The Kings are the most “determined” suitor for Rubio but Minnesota is unwilling to trade right now. It should be no surprise that the Kings are scouring the rest of the NBA in search of a long-term solution at Point Guard. Yesterday we learned that there have been preliminary talks between the Heat and Kings regarding Goran Dragic, but there doesn’t seem to be anything imminent there. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings are one of the most persistent suitors for Minnesota’s starting Point Guard Ricky Rubio, a player many Kings fans were enamored with prior to the 2009 NBA...
Sactown Royalty Oct 19, 2016

Dave Joerger hopes to cure the Kings identity crisis

With so much change, the Kings haven’t had an established identity in a long time. Dave Joerger is aiming to fix that. This time of the year is about optimism for every NBA team, including the Sacramento Kings. The Kings are likely more optimistic than some teams because the previous season is probably one they would like to forget, and that’s been the case for around a decade. Over that stretch, the Kings have had a team with a defined identity maybe twice. There was the 2005-06 roster that featured Ron Artest (Metta World Peace), Bonzi Wells, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Kenny Thomas,...
Sactown Royalty Oct 19, 2016

Kings 89, Clippers 92: Let the games begin

Kings fall to the Clippers to close out the preseason As usual, its preseason, so throw out the final score. The Kings lost to the Clippers on the Golden 1 Center’s national TV debut, and the broadcast might as well have been a two-hour long promotion for the new arena. That being said, besides the arena histrionics, there was plenty to take away from the actual basketball action. The game story doesn’t matter all that much; the Kings essentially blew this game in a NSFW-worthy second quarter, and couldn’t shoot well enough in the second half to make up the difference. Well, not until...
Sactown Royalty Oct 18, 2016

Kings and Heat have reportedly discussed a trade involving Rudy Gay and Goran Dragic

The rumored trade would send Goran Dragic to the Kings for Rudy Gay and Darren Collison. In recent weeks we’ve seen several reports that the Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat have been engaged in trade talks this summer, although a substantial rumor had yet to materialize. None of those reports mentioned any specifics until today, when Basketball Insider’s Michael Scotto reported that one deal that was discussed involved Goran Dragic being sent to the Kings in return for Rudy Gay and Darren Collison. Unlike a lot of rumors, there seems to be substantial benefits on both sides for such a...
Sactown Royalty Oct 18, 2016

21 GMs don’t know that DeMarcus Cousins is the best center in the NBA

DeAndre Jordan was voted best center in the annual GM survey The 2016 NBA GM Survey is upon us. It’s always a fun and interesting read, and gives us an idea of how NBA decision-makers view the league. But this year it has brought into focus a startling and baffling oversight. 21 NBA GMs voted for someone other than DeMarcus Cousins as the league’s best center (technically 22, but Vlade can’t vote for Cousins based on the rules of the survey, so we’ll excuse his vote here). DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers won top honors, receiving 33.3% of the votes, while Cousins gathered...
Sactown Royalty Oct 15, 2016

Kings vs. Wizards Game Thread

Tip-off at 4 p.m. Pacific. As usual, no mention of illegal online streams will be tolerated in this thread. Go Kings!
Sactown Royalty Oct 15, 2016

Sacramento Kings vs Washington Wizards Preview: Searching for Wins in that Cold Kentucky Rain

The Sacramento Kings travel to the University of Kentucky to take on the Washington Wizards in their penultimate preseason game. After an up and down game against the Los Angeles Lakers ultimately resulted in a 12 point victory for the Sacramento Kings, the boys in purple have flown into Lexington, Kentucky to take on the Washington Wizards in a game in which there are four former players from the University of Kentucky. Looking to go above the .500 mark this preseason, the Kings will have to run up against DeMarcus Cousin’s former teammate John Wall, an all-world point guard recently...
Sactown Royalty Oct 14, 2016

Kings 116, Maccabi Los Angeles 104: Kings blitz Lakers from deep

The shorthanded Kings still took care of business in Vegas thanks to some hot shooting Its preseason, and its in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean games can’t be fun. And despite the fact that the Sacramento Kings decided to sit DeMarcus Cousins, Ty Lawson, Omri Casspi, Garrett Temple, and Matt Barnes, this was a pretty entertaining game. The Kings took an 18 point lead at halftime, nearly blew it all in the third quarter, but finished the job in the fourth. The Kings shot 13/21 from three point range (61.9%), and 58.7% overall from the field, notching 31 total assists on their 44 made...
Sactown Royalty Oct 13, 2016

Kings vs. Lakers Game Thread

Kings and Lakers tip-off at 7:30 p.m. in Vegas. As usual, no mention of online streams for the game will be tolerated in this thread. Go Kings!
Sactown Royalty Oct 13, 2016

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview: Rematch in Las Vegas!

The Sacramento Kings face off against the Los Angeles Lakers in their annual exhibition in Las Vegas After a barn burner of a game on Monday night against Maccabi Haifa, the Kings set their sights on a rematch with the young and talented Los Angeles Lakers. Meeting up for their annual exhibition in Las Vegas, both teams have something to coming into their 7:30 match in the T-Mobile Arena. With a 2-2 record in preseason, the young Laker’s squad is out to show that their win nine days ago wasn’t just a matter of happenstance after Sacramento’s coach pulled his starters in the second...
Sactown Royalty Oct 13, 2016

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 108: BabyGiraffe & Tony Xypteras

We talk about the Vivek interview, Geoff Petrie’s response, and preseason basketball The Sactown Royalty Show is back! This week I'm joined in the first segment by Baby Giraffe, aka Tim Maxwell. We talk about the Kings preseason, and the new mess Vivek made with his interview with Sam Amick. In the second segment, Tony joins us to talk about additional wrinkles in the Amick interview and Geoff Petrie's response. We also talk about Ty Lawson, and preseason lineups. It's a long show, but it's full of good discussion. Be sure to check it out. Like the show? Subscribe to us on iTunes or on...
Sactown Royalty Oct 12, 2016

Geoff Petrie Blasts Vivek Ranadivé

The former Kings GM did not take kindly to Ranadivé’s assertion that “nobody wanted to be here” when the new Kings owner took over the team. Just the other day, Vivek Ranadive had a lot to say about his early tenure as owner of the Sacramento Kings. Vivek talked about a lot of different things, such as the doomed relationship between Pete D’Alessandro and Michael Malone, but one of the nuggets in his comments were about the state of the franchise when he took over. From Vivek’s interview with Sam Amick: You have to keep it a little bit in perspective, Sam, because three years...
Sactown Royalty Oct 12, 2016

The Kings and Heat have had trade discussions this summer

Could the Kings be targeting Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic? We discuss that and more from Zach Lowe’s NBA Predictions for the upcoming season. ESPN’s Zach Lowe dropped his annual 30 (crazy) predictions column earlier this morning. First and foremost, go read it. It’s always fun. Lowe is one of the best NBA writers on the planet, and his sources are rarely wrong, comparatively speaking. Of particular interest to us are the few Kings nuggets sprinkled throughout the column this year, so let’s dive in, shall we? Zach Lowe, on Kings / Heat trade talk – The easiest method:...
Sactown Royalty Oct 11, 2016

The Golden 1 Center is Incredible

Sacramento got to experience its first game in the new downtown arena on Monday night and it didn’t disappoint. Over the past year or so I have had multiple opportunities to take tours of the Golden 1 Center as it was being built and even after it was completed. I ended up turning all of those invitations down, mainly because I wanted my first experience in this arena to be a Kings game. I wanted to see the building in action. Last night, as the Kings played their first ever game in downtown, I finally got my opportunity and I was not disappointed. I’ve never actually been to...
Sactown Royalty Oct 11, 2016

Kings 135, Maccabi Haifa 96: Kings get first preseason win

The first professional basketball game played at the Golden 1 Center was a win for the Kings It doesn’t really mean much, but the Sacramento Kings wrecked their Israeli league opponents Maccabi Haifa 135-96. Ty Lawson had a terrific game all-around game getting the start at point guard with 13 points (5/6 FG, 3/3 FT), 8 assists, 7 rebounds and only 2 turnovers in 18 minutes of gametime. DeMarcus Cousins was just physically impossible to matchup with by Haifa’s undersized frontline, comfortably notching 14 points (5/7 FG, 4/5 FT) 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Ben McLemore led the Kings in...
Sactown Royalty Oct 10, 2016

Kings vs. Maccabi Haifa Game Thread

Tip-off’s at 7:30 pm. No talk of illegal streams will be tolerated in this thread. Go Kings!

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