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Sactown Royalty 7 hours ago

It's time to end the Ramon Sessions experiment

When the Sacramento Kings signed Ramon Sessions this past summer to be their backup Point Guard, Kings fans were pretty excited.  Sessions had a track record of being a pretty good lead guard in other cities, although he's bounced around the league quite a few times. To say Sessions' season to date has been a disappointment would be an incredible understatement.  Sessions is shooting just 35.5% from the field and averaging just 2.6 assists a game.  Moreover, Sacramento gets noticeably worse whenever he's on the floor; According to basketball-reference.com, Sacramento is 7.7 points per...
Brew Hoop 18 hours ago

Bucks vs. Kings final score: Milwaukee's royally hot shooting night pushes them past Kings in 108-107 win

Box Score The Western Conference is tough? HOGWASH. The Bucks improved to 6-5 against the West and will return home from the pacific coast road trip no worse than .500 after beating the Sacramento Kings 108-107. O.J. Mayo kept the Bucks alive early, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the first quarter. He was the only Buck with a pulse early on, and though some of his shots were off, he kept the team afloat. The Bucks were also able to keep pace with the hot shooting Kings in the first by being scorching hot from the perimeter, going 10-14 from deep in the first half. That mark was the highest...
Sactown Royalty 18 hours ago

Bucks 108, Kings 107: Bucks three-point barrage spoils Cousins' return

Cousins finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, but the Kings coughed up 21 turnovers and struggled to stop the Bucks three-point shooters in the loss. DeMarcus Cousins dominated in his return, but the collective Kings defense let him down. The big man finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists but missed a deep shot in the closing seconds as the Kings fell to the visiting Bucks 108-107. Cousins played a total of 31 minutes despite being on a restriction as he plays his way back into game shape after missing ten games due to viral meningitis. The Kings (11-15)...
Sactown Royalty Dec 18, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins officially listed as Probable for tonight's game against Bucks

While today's game against the Bucks was speculated heavily to be DeMarcus Cousins' return date, as late as last night the Kings had him listed as "questionable" to play, which according to the Kings meant just a 25% chance. Today however, the Kings released an injury update which upgraded DeMarcus Cousins to probable.  Rudy Gay is also probable, while Omri Casspi (left knee bone contusion) and Reggie Evans (left knee & hip contusion) are both out. Cousins likely will not play heavy minutes tonight or in the near future as he works back into game shape.  It's also unknown if he will join...
Sactown Royalty Dec 18, 2014

Michael Malone releases statement on his time with the Kings

The one person we haven't heard from in the wake of Michael Malone's firing as head coach of the Sacramento Kings is Michael Malone himself.  Last night however, Malone sent the following statement to the Sacramento Bee: "Coaching in the NBA is an honor and a privilege, one I've never taken for granted. The valued relationships I've garnered over the last 17 months with the entire Kings ownership group, players, team personnel, and members of the press leave an indelible mark on me and my family. I want to thank Vivek Ranadive for the opportunity and wish the franchise good fortune...
Sactown Royalty Dec 18, 2014

Kings vs. Bucks Preview: The Return of the King

After missing 10 games with viral meningitis, DeMarcus Cousins is set to see his first action since Thanksgiving tonight as long as everything goes alright at shootaround.  The Kings hope that his return will reverse their fortunes as they've gone just 2-8 without him. Tonight's action tips off at 7:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. Milwaukee has been a surprising team as Jason Kidd has them playing well with a record of 13-13.  They had won just 15 games all of last season.  Milwaukee's resurgence has largely been due to their improved...
Sactown Royalty Dec 17, 2014

Kings among teams talking with Celtics about Rajon Rondo but Mavericks in the lead

Word broke today from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Boston Celtics have begun to engage in serious discussions to trade guard Rajon Rondo.  While Rondo has been in trade rumors for years, Wojnarowski says that Boston has "left strong impressions with rival organizations that they're prepared to make a deal that includes him". It's no secret that the Kings have been hot for Rondo ever since new ownership took over, being connected to him several times over the past couple years.  Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix added fuel to the fire today with this tweet: Word around the league...
Sactown Royalty Dec 17, 2014

Kings reportedly still interested in Pistons Forward Josh Smith

Don't count out the Kings and Josh Smith pairing up just yet. Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News snuck this tidbit into a larger piece about Greg Monroe and the Pistons: The Sacramento Kings are still interested in Smith, a source told The Detroit News. The man with final say, Van Gundy, turned down the Kings proposal over the summer - one that amounted to a pu pu platter of talent relative to Smith's, as he wanted a chance to see if he could unlock all of Smith's versatility and turn it into consistency. Smith has gotten off to a slow start, although he had his best game of the season...
Sactown Royalty Dec 17, 2014

Vivek Ranadivé speaks out on Malone firing

Prior to last night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (which the Kings ultimately went on to lose 104-92), Vivek Ranadivé finally spoke to the media regarding the firing of former Kings head coach Michael Malone.  In an excellent piece for ESPN by James Ham, Ranadivé laid out his five point mantra which can be summarized thusly: 1. Kings fans are the best 2. Michael Malone is a good guy 3. Michael Malone was the right guy to have in place last year to help right the ship and build a new culture out of the dysfunction left by the Maloofs. 4. The Kings aren't satisfied with the...
Sactown Royalty Dec 17, 2014

Kings players surprised by coaching switch but welcome Corbin

Michael Malone is out and Tyrone Corbin is in as head coach of the Sacramento Kings. The players were surprised by the move. The Kings stepped onto the floor with new head coach Tyrone Corbin at the helm on Tuesday for the first time. The game came on the heels of Sunday's news that Michael Malone has been fired. The Kings lost to a tough Oklahoma City Thunder team 102-94 on the same night that Kings legend Peja Stojakovic had his jersey retired. Following the game, the topic of Malone being fired was the main line of questioning from reporters. The players seem to be in full support of...
Sactown Royalty Dec 17, 2014

Watch Peja Stojakovic's Jersey Retirement in its entirety

The Kings retired Peja Stojakovic's #16 jersey on Tuesday night in an awesome ceremony.  As a fan, it was an amazing experience to be a part of in person and it was also great seeing so many of the players that I grew up with there to celebrate with their former teammate. If you missed the ceremony, fret not, as the Kings have posted the entire thing on their Youtube channel, which you can watch above. Long live #16!
Welcome to Loud City Dec 17, 2014

Thunder vs Kings, final score: Oklahoma City earns tough win over Sacramento, 104-92

The Thunder used a big 1st quarter and late game defense and timely scoring from Westbrook and Durant to hold off the Kings. Box Score | Sactown Royalty The Oklahoma City Thunder won their 7th game in a row and 9 out of their last 10 by defeating the Sacramento Kings on the road, 104-92. In a game that was marked by plenty of drama off the court leading in, credit goes to both teams for being able to maintain focus and play a competitive and physical game throughout. The Thunder jumped out to a big 14 point lead at the end of the 1st quarter, but the Kings showed tremendous resiliency...
Sactown Royalty Dec 17, 2014

Thunder 102, Kings 94: Westbrook fends off late run by Kings

Thunder star Russell Westbrook scored ten fourth quarter points to hold off a late run by the Kings on a night that featured Peja Stojakovic's jersey retirement. Playing in a nationally televised game without their superstar and only days removed from a shocking coaching change, the Sacramento Kings managed to keep the score close late in the game despite all the recent turmoil - but in the end, the star power of the Oklahoma City Thunder proved too much. Russell Westbrook had 32 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals to lead Oklahoma City (12-13), while Kevin Durant added 26...
Denver Stiffs Dec 17, 2014

Sacramento Kings should hire George Karl to become new head coach

In the wake of firing Mike Malone as the team's head coach, the Kings should get former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl to Sacramento immediately. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is on a fool's errand if he thinks that Hall of Famer Chris Mullin - an advisor for the franchise - is the best man for the vacated head coaching job in California's state capitol. Instead, Ranadive and the Kings' brass (which includes former Denver Nuggets front office executives Pete D'Alessandro and Mike Bratz) should look outside their organization to the man who currently ranks sixth in all-time wins...
Sactown Royalty Dec 16, 2014

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 63: Matt Moore discusses the firing of Michael Malone

Matt Moore of CBS Sports joins us to discuss Michael Malone being fired, and what's next for the Kings. The Sactown Royalty Show is back! This week I'm joined by Matt Moore of CBS Sports.  We spent almost the entire episode just discussing Michael Malone's firing, and next steps for the Sacramento Kings. We talked about George Karl, and his potential fit, along with some other candidates. Matt's been on the show before, and he's always a good guest, but this was a really great conversation.  Give it a listen. Note that this episode was recorded late Monday night, so some of Tuesday's...
Sactown Royalty Dec 16, 2014

Kings contact Vinny Del Negro for coaching vacancy

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated announced on Twitter today that the Kings have contacted former Bulls and Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro about their head coaching vacancy. The Kings have contacted Vinny Del Negro about its head coaching vacancy, per league sources. Del Negro led Bulls, Clippers to the playoffs. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) December 16, 2014 Owner Vivek Ranadive is still weighing options, per source. Still, growing sense that Sacramento will let Tyrone Corbin finish the season. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) December 16, 2014 Del Negro, a former Kings...
Sactown Royalty Dec 16, 2014

Opinion: Sifting through the Rubble

Trying to maintain a broader perspective on Michael Malone's departure and his clash with management. Its now day two of the post-Mike Malone era of the Sacramento Kings. About forty hours as of this sentence since Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news of Malone's firing. At that moment, I, along with pretty much every Kings fan, was angry, shocked, confused, and bewildered at how suddenly the franchise shifted gears. To be fair, it is to the organization's credit that they were able to keep the divide between coach and management in-house for so long to the point nobody expected such a sudden...
Sactown Royalty Dec 16, 2014

Remembering Michael Malone for who he was and what he did

Michael Malone was the guy to lift the Kings out of a transitional period, and he did that well. Being around Michael Malone over the last year was an overall positive experience. He would often exchange pleasantries before a media scrum, wanted to shake your hand when your conversation concluded, looked you in the eyes and would regularly thank you for your time. He criticized his team when they needed it and consistently used stats to back up the points he would try to get across. He also backed up what he said to his players and built a reputation as a player's coach. But his...
Sactown Royalty Dec 16, 2014

Kings vs. Thunder Preview: Win one for Peja

Tonight was supposed to simply be a special night to celebrate Peja Stojakovic's jersey retirement on national tv but instead we have a few new storylines to follow.  Durant and Westbrook are back and have the Thunder playing awesome.  Rudy Gay and Kendrick Perkins apparently hate each other.  Oh and yeah, Tyrone Corbin is our head coach now.  Tonight's action tips off at 7:30 pm on ESPN and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. Corbin hasn't had much time to prepare since taking over for Malone and he got about as tough of an opponent as you can get in the Oklahoma City Thunder.  It...

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