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Sactown Royalty 6 hours ago

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 57: Jonathan Santiago

Jonathan Santiago joins us to talk all things Kings! The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week I'm joined by our friend Jonathan Santiago from Cowbell Kingdom.  If you've ever listened to the Cowbell Kingdom podcast, as you should be, you know Jonathan is going to be a great guest. We'll talk about DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Team USA, and much more.  Be sure to tune in. The show goes live at 9pm PT, and you can listen live here. Like the show? Subscribe to us on iTunes or on Stitcher! Leave us ratings, leave comments, let us know how we're doing. Ratings and comments on iTunes...
Sactown Royalty 20 hours ago

The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft: Rounds 5 & 6

The back half of the All-Time Sacramento Kings draft is today and here is where things start to get a little messy.  In the e-mail thread where we held the draft, this is when the curse words started flying, particularly at the lack of great Point Guard options.  The Kings really have not had very many good Point Guards in their history.  In fact, if you think about it, Darren Collison might be a Top-10 Kings Point Guard of all time already. Now that you're all good and depressed, on to the draft! *** ROUND 5 Pick 33 With the 33rd pick of the Sactown Royalty All-Time Kings Draft, Blake...
Sactown Royalty Aug 19, 2014

The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft: Rounds 3 & 4

With the first two rounds of the All-Time draft out of the way, the draft heads into murky waters as they wrap up the first half. Yesterday's first couple rounds of the All-Time Kings draft brought some surprising choices, but most of the big names in Kings history have already been taken off the board.  That's something we found out while doing this exercise: when you've only really had about on decade of success in 30 years, you tend not to have a lot of phenomenal players in your team's history. As such, the drafting gets more interesting from here on out in my opinion because there are...
Sactown Royalty Aug 17, 2014

Vivek Ranadive And Chris Mullin Take Ice Bucket Challenge

We may have a nominee for coolest Ice Bucket Challenge video ever...
Sactown Royalty Aug 16, 2014

Original Kings owner excited about Ranadive's plans for Sacramento

Sports and arena politics have changed quite a bit since Gregg Lukenbill brought the Kings to Sacramento from Kansas City in 1985. The original owner of the Kings still lives in Sacramento and is excited about what Vivek Ranadive is doing with the franchise and Sacramento. Gregg Lukenbill entered the NBA as the owner of the Sacramento Kings shortly after the David Stern era began and Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. It was a different NBA, different California and a different Sacramento. Lukenbill, a Sacramento native always known for sporting a simple pair of jeans and...
Sactown Royalty Aug 15, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay join Team USA to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay join Team USA to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and other USA Basketball players did the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. The big thing on social media lately if you haven't seen it has been the Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people dump ice water on themselves to raise awareness for ALS research while challenging others to do the same.  DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and other Team USA members got into the spirit of things recently by taking part in the challenge themselves, as evidenced by this video from Cousins' Instagram. Here's another angle from Rudy Gay's Instagram: Cousins' reaction is...
Sactown Royalty Aug 14, 2014

Kings Sign Sim Bhullar To Training Camp Deal

The Kings made a BIG signing this afternoon... like 7 feet 5 inches big. It appears that the Kings came to an agreement with undrafted rookie, Sim Bhullar, this afternoon.  You can credit Sim City himself for breaking the news of his signing on twitter: Dreams do come true! Officially signed my first NBA contract with the @sacramentokings !! pic.twitter.com/3TZc7O4Meu — Sim Bhullar (@SimBhullar2) August 14, 2014 The 7'5" Indio-Canadian represents the first NBA player of Indian decent.  And while he's proven to be extremely popular, he definitely falls into the "project"...
Sactown Royalty Aug 14, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins injures knee in Team USA practice

DeMarcus Cousins injures knee in Team USA practice

The Kings big man went down with a right knee injury, and is being held out of remaining scrimmages. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins injured his right knee during Thursday's Team USA scrimmage, according to multiple outlets.  At this time, we do not know how serious the injury is.  Cousins will undergo an MRI, and will be held out of Team USA activities for the weekend, including Saturday's game against Brazil. Kings DeMarcus Cousins will have MRI on his right knee that was injured at @usabasketball camp, but Jerry Colangelo called it precautionary. — Marc J. Spears...
Sactown Royalty Aug 14, 2014

Arena Progress Update: Day 14 - The walls are tumbling down

It's all happening! The walls of Downtown Plaza came crashing down on Wednesday morning as an excavator tore through the building on 515 L Street. The work was the first significant street-level exterior demolition that has been done since the process started on Aug. 1. Below is a video clip we got of the first walls being torn down. The whole time I couldn't help but think how fun it would be to drive that thing, but of course they wouldn't let me. Ugh. Here is a look at the building around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Here is a look at this same building from Anthony Esqueda earlier in...
Sactown Royalty Aug 13, 2014

2014-2015 NBA Schedule Released: Kings To Play Seven Nationally Televised Games

The 2014-2015 schedule has been released. We highlight the biggest games. It's that time of year Kings fans. Break out your calendars because the 2014-2015 NBA schedule has been released and there are some DOOZIES this year. You guys have questions and I've got answers: When Is The Home Opener?: The Kings kick off the season at home again this year!  Make sure you grab your tickets EARLY because we're taking on our I-80 West rivals the Golden State Warriors on October 29th! I don't want to see any blue at Sleep Train people! Do We Have Any Nationally Televised Games This Year?: Oh boy do...
Sactown Royalty Aug 13, 2014

Where will the Kings be in 12 months?

Around SB Nation NBA we attempt to guess the future. Today around SB Nation NBA we're taking a look at where our teams will be a year from now.  For the Kings, this exercise emphasizes what a crossroads the Kings find themselves facing.  Predicting the next year feels like a fool's errand after the massive roster reshaping we witnessed last season and this summer.  Since it's a fool's errand, Akis kindly asked me to take a crack at it. The Best Case The Kings have finally made the long-expected leap.  After a daring trade to acquire [player-to-be-determined], most of us thought Pete...
Sactown Royalty Aug 12, 2014

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 56: Jerry Reynolds

That's right. We've got Jerry. The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week I'm thrilled to welcome Jerry Reynolds to the show.  When we ask for suggestions for guests, Jerry is the name we hear most often.  It's really exciting to finally have him on the show. As you know from 82 games each season, and from any radio or podcast appearance ever, Jerry is a fantastic guy to listen to.  We're lucky enough to have him for an extended one on one interview.  We're going to have no shortage of topics to discuss, but feel free to include your questions for Jerry in the comments below.  We'll...
Sactown Royalty Aug 12, 2014
Sacramento Kings sign undrafted Nevada Point Guard Deonte Burton

Sacramento Kings sign undrafted Nevada Point Guard Deonte Burton

According to several reports, the Kings have signed free agent Deonte Burton.  Yannis Koutroupis was first to report the news and several other reporters have also confirmed. Former Nevada point guard Deonte Burton has reached an agreement to join the Sacramento Kings, according to a source. — Yannis Koutroupis (@YannisNBA) August 12, 2014 Burton played 4 years at the University of Nevada and went undrafted in June.  He averaged 20.8 points on 47.1% shooting from the field in his senior year, along with 4.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals. It is unclear at this point if this...
Sactown Royalty Aug 12, 2014
Is it too late for Jason Thompson and the Sacramento Kings?

Is it too late for Jason Thompson and the Sacramento Kings?

One of the most interesting things I got out of Jerry Reynold's most recent interview with the Rise Guys was his assertion that Jason Thompson has been possibly the most misused guy in Kings history.  We've known for a while now that the Kings are interested in trading Jason Thompson, and we've also known that Thompson himself is probably rooting for that to happen as well. Thompson is the longest tenured King, and in fact just needs 59 more games in a Kings uniform to be the longest tenured Sacramento King ever.  During his six seasons with the Kings, Sacramento has never once won 30...
Sactown Royalty Aug 11, 2014

How does the impending Kevin Love trade affect Sacramento?

If you haven't heard by now, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have a handshake agreement to trade Kevin Love to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first round pick.  It's also possible that Bennett gets flipped to Philadelphia for Thaddeus Young. On the surface, this trade doesn't appear to affect the Kings at all, but it does. For one, someone in the West is finally getting worse.  The West is incredibly competitive, and each year the teams in it just seem to keep getting better.  Minnesota finished in 10th place in the West with a 40-42 record...
Sactown Royalty Aug 9, 2014

Arena Progress Update: Day 9 - excavator preps Macy's building

Things are happening at Sacramento's Downtown Plaza as the demolition for the new arena continues. Let's take a look at the sights and sounds. We're still 784 days away from the opening of the new downtown Sacramento arena, but the demolition of Downtown Plaza is already a little over a week in and walls are being dug into. On Friday, an excavator was prepping for the demolition of the old Macy's building at 6th and L Streets. According to a team spokesperson, this wasn't the start of an actual tear down, but done to make room for equipment that will be moved into the building. We caught...
Sactown Royalty Aug 8, 2014

Mitch Richmond Hall of Fame Ceremony: Open Thread

The Rock is headed to Springfield. Mitch Richmond will be officially inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame today, and it will be broadcast at 3:30 pm Pacific time on NBA TV. Former teammates Chris Mullin and Ralph Sampson will be his presenters and he will join a class that also includes Alonzo Mourning, Sarunas Marciulionis and David Stern among others. We've covered Mitch a lot this week in recognition of his achievement. First, I wrote about how he was finally being recognized for the work he did in relative obscurity in Sacramento. Then Brad wrote an awesome retrospective on the...
Sactown Royalty Aug 8, 2014

Rudy Gay officially named to Team USA Roster

Thanks Kevin Durant! Well that didn't take long. Only hours after a report surfaced that Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay could be added to the Team USA as a Kevin Durant replacement, we have official confirmation. USA Basketball adding Kings forward Rudy Gay to their World Cup roster.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 8, 2014 Hearing Part II: Team USA has secured the services of Sacramentos Rudy Gay to join roster and compete for FIBA World Cup spot— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 8, 2014 Rudy joins DeMarcus Cousins as Kings players hoping to make Team USA in Spain for...
Sactown Royalty Aug 8, 2014
Could Rudy Gay join DeMarcus Cousins on Team USA in light of Kevin Durant's withdrawal?

Could Rudy Gay join DeMarcus Cousins on Team USA in light of Kevin Durant's withdrawal?

The withdrawal of Kevin Durant from the Team USA roster caught everyone a little bit off guard yesterday, but it might have opened an opportunity for another King to make the roster: Rudy Gay. Aggrey Sam, the CSN Bulls Insider, says that Gay joining Team USA could be a possibility following Durant's withdrawal and Paul George's devastating injury: Been on vacation since the day after the exhibition game in Vegas, but I wouldn't be surprised if Rudy Gay is an addition to Team USA. — Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) August 8, 2014 Hearing that it's a possibility. Makes sense to me. Has...
Sactown Royalty Aug 8, 2014

Learning to appreciate Mitch Richmond

I didn't appreciate Mitch Richmond enough while he was in Sacramento, but that's changed with time. I was too young and too naïve to appreciate Mitch Richmond in his time.  I watched basketball, and rooted for the Kings, but I was far from a die-hard.  I loved playing basketball, though.  One of my closest friends at Ridgepoint Elementary, Danny, wore two basketball jerseys religiously.  His Mitch Richmond Kings jersey, and a Jason Kidd Mavericks jersey.  In hindsight, both were great jerseys, but we still had a good time making fun of him for constantly supporting the two.  He...

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