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Sactown Royalty Apr 25, 2017
Should the Kings pursue a trade with the Trail Blazers?

Should the Kings pursue a trade with the Trail Blazers?

Portland will be looking to create cap space this summer The Portland Trail Blazers are an up-and-coming team who just proved their current roster isn’t a title contender. Time to add some free agents, right? Great plan, but the Blazers have one of the ugliest cap sheets in the league. In addition to big deals for Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, the Blazers also have Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, Maurice Harkless, and Evan Turner all locked up on long term contracts, each for over $10 million per season. The Kings, meanwhile, enter the offseason with significant cap space and the ability...
Sactown Royalty Apr 25, 2017
A Preferable Form of Failure

A Preferable Form of Failure

Is it better to tank or to get swept as the 8th seed? The Golden State Warriors finished their first round sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. Golden State’s average margin of victory was 18 points. And they dominated in this fashion while missing their head coach for most of the series, and missing Kevin Durant for half the games. The Warriors are a juggernaut, and they dismissed the Blazers with minimal effort. And Portland exemplifies what the Kings were striving to be before they traded away DeMarcus Cousins. When I see what happened to the Blazers, I'd much rather have a...
A Royal Pain Apr 25, 2017

Royal Roundtable: Who Is the Sixth Man of the Year For the Sacramento Kings?

Who was the sixth man of the year for the Sacramento Kings this season? The A Royal Pain (ARP) squad gives their intake on the subject. ARP is back with it’s Royal Roundtable discussion. If you are new to the site or need a refresher, these articles start off with a topic that pertains with […] Royal Roundtable: Who Is the Sixth Man of the Year For the Sacramento Kings? - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Royal Pain Apr 25, 2017

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Anthony Tolliver

This series examines the Sacramento Kings players’ most recent season giving them a performance grade.  Today we will take a look at Anthony Tolliver. Anthony Tolliver joined the Sacramento Kings last offseason on a contract of 2 years for $16 million.  At the time, I chronicled if Tolliver was worth that money here and it turns […] Sacramento Kings Report Card: Anthony Tolliver - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Royal Pain Apr 24, 2017

The Cry of the Kings: Ping Pong Balls in the 2017 Draft! Don’t call Our Name!

With two draft picks in the top ten in June, the Sacramento Kings are poised to rebuild in a major way. But the ping pong balls could ruin everything. This article examines the potential ramifications of the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery on May 16 and what effects it could have on the Sacramento Kings.  Let […] The Cry of the Kings: Ping Pong Balls in the 2017 Draft! Don’t call Our Name! - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sactown Royalty Apr 24, 2017
Could the Kings pursue Milos Teodosic?

Could the Kings pursue Milos Teodosic?

He’s a popular name amongst Kings fans The Sacramento Kings have a huge hole at the point guard position. The best professional basketball player not in the NBA plays point guard. As such, it’s only natural that Kings fans have started lusting after Milos Teodosic of CSKA Moscow. And in many ways, it makes sense. Teodosic plays for the Serbian national team with Bogdan Bogdanovic, who the Kings are expected to bring over this summer. Kings GM Vlade Divac oversaw the Serbian Olympic Committee prior to joining Sacramento’s front office. On paper, it makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately,...
Sactown Royalty Apr 24, 2017
Vlade Divac is settling in for the long haul

Vlade Divac is settling in for the long haul

An empowered Divac is making his mark on the Kings. Vlade Divac was one of the most important players in Kings history. He was the biggest free agent signing and the glue guy that held together one of the best teams in the NBA. Now he’s trying to build a winner as the team’s manager. Vlade’s taken his lumps as a GM, mainly due to his lack of any managerial experience. He’s made mistakes to be sure, and even he’d probably admit to that. But he’s also made bold calls, like trading DeMarcus Cousins. It was the right move for the Kings, even though the process and aftermath...
Sactown Royalty Apr 23, 2017
What’s your favorite Kings playoff moment?

What’s your favorite Kings playoff moment?

Let's recall better times As I'm sitting here watching the NBA playoffs, I find myself thinking back to Kings playoffs of old. With not much else going on tonight, let's just have an open discussion of better days. What was your favorite Kings playoff moment?
A Royal Pain Apr 23, 2017

The Sacramento Kings Have Gotten Rid Of Their Curse… For Now

A curse has been hovering over the Sacramento Kings franchise for the last few years, but it was finally broken during their 2016-2017 campaign. What’s The Curse? For the last couple of years, the NBA has developed into a shooting league. If a team does not have reliable shooters on their roster (especially at shooting […] The Sacramento Kings Have Gotten Rid Of Their Curse… For Now - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Royal Pain Apr 23, 2017

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Rudy Gay

This series examines the Sacramento Kings players’ most recent season giving them a performance grade.  Today we will take a look at Rudy Gay. It was a whirlwind of a season for Rudy Gay.  The preseason outlook was rosy for Mister Gay, but then he informed the Kings management he would opt out after the season and […] Sacramento Kings Report Card: Rudy Gay - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Royal Pain Apr 23, 2017

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Willie Cauley-Stein

This article is part of a series that A Royal Pain is writing where we grade each player on the Sacramento Kings individually. For this article specifically, we will evaluate the performance of Willie Cauley-Stein. We will grade Trill based on his offensive, defensive, and overall performances for the 2016-2017 season. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: For this […] Sacramento Kings Report Card: Willie Cauley-Stein - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sactown Royalty Apr 22, 2017
On Optimism and Cynicism

On Optimism and Cynicism

Being a fan of this team is a balancing act In the past week, the Sacramento Kings parted ways with Roland Beech, replaced him with Luke Bornn, and hired Scott Perry to oversee day-to-day front office duties, reporting directly to Vlade Divac. In response to these moves, some fans have expressed optimism, other cynicism, and others a mixture of both. When it comes to the Kings, there's no right or wrong way to react to a move. I argued against trading DeMarcus Cousins for years. I was stunned when the team actually traded him after years of flirting with the idea. After the trade, I found...
A Royal Pain Apr 22, 2017

Opinion: Why Sacramento Kings Fans Should Be Excited For The Future

After another disappointing season for the Sacramento Kings, optimism surrounding the team isn’t necessarily bubbling over among its’ fans. The conclusion of a 32-50 season would do that to a person, but that does not mean fans should throw in the towel for the 2017-18 season. A Bright Young Core Already In Place… Following the mid-season […] Opinion: Why Sacramento Kings Fans Should Be Excited For The Future - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Royal Pain Apr 22, 2017

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Garrett Temple

This article is part of a series that A Royal Pain is writing where we grade each player on the Sacramento Kings individually. For this article specifically, we will evaluate the performance of Garrett Temple. We will grade Temple based on his offensive, defensive, and overall performances for the 2016-2017 season. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: For this […] Sacramento Kings Report Card: Garrett Temple - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sactown Royalty Apr 21, 2017
Kings hire Scott Perry as Executive VP of Basketball Operations

Kings hire Scott Perry as Executive VP of Basketball Operations

Perry has previously worked with the Pistons, Sonics and Magic. He’ll essentially be Vlade’s right-hand man. Following yesterday’s hire of Luke Bornn as Vice President of Strategy and Analytics, the Kings will further be adding to their front office by hiring Scott Perry as an Executive Vice President per Adrian Wojnarowski. Perry will join Kings as Executive VP and work closely w/ Vlade Divac, league sources said. Perry spent past 5 years as Magic assistant GM.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 21, 2017 NBCSN’s James Ham has also confirmed this news. Confirming...
A Royal Pain Apr 20, 2017

Improving the Sacramento Kings’ Defense is Paramount for a Quick Turnaround

Despite finishing the regular season with an 8-17 record after the All-Star break (32-50 overall), Sacramento Kings fans enter the offseason with optimism for the future. The new arena shouldn’t expect to host its’ first postseason game for a couple seasons. However, the defense must show improvement to show fans the organization continues to head […] Improving the Sacramento Kings’ Defense is Paramount for a Quick Turnaround - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sactown Royalty Apr 20, 2017
Kings hire Luke Bornn as VP of Strategy and Analytics

Kings hire Luke Bornn as VP of Strategy and Analytics

Bornn will oversee the Kings analytics department It didn’t take long for the Kings to announce a replacement for the departing Roland Beech. The Kings announced today that they have hired Luke Bornn as their new Vice President of Strategy and Analytics. If you haven’t heard that name before, that’s no surprise. Bornn has no background working in basketball, having recently served as the Head of Analytics for A.S. Roma, an Italian soccer team but he has co-authored 6 papers on basketball since 2014 and he’s also been a mainstay at the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference. He’s also...
Sactown Royalty Apr 20, 2017
Reno Bighorns rebrand to match Kings

Reno Bighorns rebrand to match Kings

The Bighorns colors and scheme now match Sacramento’s The Reno Bighorns announced Wednesday that they have updated their color scheme to match that of the Sacramento Kings. The overall branding remains mostly unchanged, but the team will now use the familiar Kings purple as their primary color. I also like the little crown dotting the “i” in Bighorns. The Kings have had an exclusive partnership with the Bighorns since 2013, but officially purchased the team in October 2016. While the change to the color scheme isn’t unexpected, I have to admit that the previous...
A Royal Pain Apr 20, 2017

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Skal Labissiere

This article is part of a series that A Royal Pain is writing where we grade each player on the Sacramento Kings individually. For this article specifically, we will evaluate the performance of Skal Labissiere. We will grade Labissiere based on his offensive, defensive, and overall performances for the 2016-2017 season. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: For this […] Sacramento Kings Report Card: Skal Labissiere - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
A Royal Pain Apr 20, 2017

Sacramento Kings Report Card: Tyreke Evans

This series examines the Sacramento Kings players’ most recent season giving them a performance grade.  Today we will take a look at Tyreke Evans. Tyreke Evans started his career with the Sacramento Kings after being selected fourth overall in the 2009 NBA Draft.  He went on to be Rookie of the Year and looked primed […] Sacramento Kings Report Card: Tyreke Evans - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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