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Sactown Royalty 2 hours ago

USA Men's Basketball Showcase: Open Thread

This is your open thread to watch DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of the Team USA hopefuls compete in an open showcase tonight on ESPN at 6 pm Pacific. Go Boogie! Go USA! Down with Plumlee!
Sactown Royalty 7 hours ago

Cousins has a chance to prove himself in USA Basketball's Showcase tonight

It seems strange that DeMarcus Cousins isn't considered a lock for Team USA's roster for the FIBA World Cup, but that appears to be the situation as of now.  While Cousins is arguably the best big man on the roster next to Anthony Davis (and some might say better than Davis, at least offensively), reports yesterday seemed to indicate that Team USA might favor more of a role player type like Mason Plumlee who could run the floor and defend. A final decision is far from over however, as Team USA has all the way until August 29th to make their final decisions and likely will keep Cousins on...
Sactown Royalty 22 hours ago

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 54: Matt Moore of CBS Sports returns!

Our friend Matt Moore returns to the show to talk Boogie, USA Basketball, and more! The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week I'm happy to welcome Matt Moore of CBS Sports back to the show.  He's always a great guest, and we've got a lot to cover this week. We'll definitely be discussing DeMarcus Cousins and his status with USA Basketball.  We'll probably also discuss Isaiah Thomas, Darren Collison, and the rest of the Kings' offseason. 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...
Sactown Royalty Jul 31, 2014
Could Mason Plumlee really make Team USA over DeMarcus Cousins?

Could Mason Plumlee really make Team USA over DeMarcus Cousins?

Brian Windhorst of ESPN sent a little shock through Twitter this afternoon when he posted this: 2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 31, 2014 Naturally that got everybody talking, and not just Kings fans.  Cousins has widely been regarded as a virtual lock to make the roster considering the fact that big names like Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge are out for this summer.  Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, who has been in...
Sactown Royalty Jul 31, 2014

Kings attend open workout for Free Agent guard Dahntay Jones

The Kings seem to be testing the water on players that may fit after other moves are made. The Sacramento Kings are definitely not done making moves this offseason, as evidenced by continued looks at players that seemingly don't fit on the roster as is. Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reported today that free agent guard Dahntay Jones held an open workout in Las Vegas today and the Kings were one of the teams that was in attendance.  Jones last played in the NBA in the 2012-13 season for the Atlanta Hawks.  Jones also spent 25 games with the Kings back in the 2007-08 season.  Jones...
Sactown Royalty Jul 31, 2014
Isaiah Thomas discusses his exit from Sacramento and future in Phoenix

Isaiah Thomas discusses his exit from Sacramento and future in Phoenix

Isaiah Thomas is no longer a King, but he was in Sacramento for his youth basketball camp this week and took some time to speak to us about his departure from the Kings, his new role with the Suns, his relationship with Mayor Kevin Johnson and more. Isaiah Thomas held his Elite Youth Camp in Rocklin this week. The camp brought Thomas back to Sacramento after the free agency period landed him a four-year, $28 million contract with the Phoenix Suns. At his camp, Thomas taught kids ages 6-16 basketball fundamentals and how to have fun while playing. He also put an emphasis on being a good...
Sactown Royalty Jul 30, 2014

Arena Financing is done, demolition of Downtown Plaza site begins Friday

We are a go for an arena. Those are words that just a year and a half ago not many people thought we'd ever be able to say in Sacramento.  And we're not talking about an arena plan, or arena money.  We're talking about an arena, shovels in the ground, purple hardhats on the workers. The Kings sent out a press release this afternoon announcing that demolition of the Downtown Arena site will begin this Friday at 6:00 am.  This is coming after the NBA's finance committee gave the green light on Sacramento's financing plan earlier today according to the Sacramento Bee. The demolition won't...
Sactown Royalty Jul 30, 2014

Moreland, Casspi could signal upcoming moves

It's no secret that the Kings do not consider the current roster a finished product. The signings of Omri Casspi and Eric Moreland could be setting up additional moves. On the surface, the signing of Eric Moreland and the expected signing of Omri Casspi (expected to be made official as early as Wednesday) are somewhat insignificant for the Sacramento Kings.  Casspi is an underwhelming back-up small forward who was already on a very cheap contract and still cleared waivers.  He brings some skills, and understands his role, but he certainly has his fair share of flaws.  Eric Moreland...
Sactown Royalty Jul 29, 2014

Sacramento Kings agree to terms with Eric Moreland, per report

RealGM is reporting that the Kings have come to terms with the Summer League standout. As Kings fans have been eagerly anticipating, Shams Charania of RealGM is reporting that the Kings are signing Eric Moreland. The Sacramento Kings have reached agreement with summer league forward Eric Moreland on a free agent contract, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2014 Moreland made a strong impression at Las Vegas Summer League for the Kings, and it's been expected that the Kings would sign him to a minimum deal.  The Kings are overstocked at the power...
Sactown Royalty Jul 29, 2014

Kings working out Terrence Williams, trying to recapture the magic of the 2009-2012 glory years

The 2009-2012 era in Sacramento Kings basketball is undoubtedly the one that fans look most fondly upon, and as such the Kings are trying their best to recapture some of that magic.  First was the signing of Omri Casspi, and now RealGM is reporting that the Kings are working out free agent guard Terrence Williams! Free agent guard Terrence Williams has a workout and meeting with the Kings on Thursday in Sacramento, league source tells RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 29, 2014 Williams, a former lottery pick who played 18 games with the Kings back in 2012, spent last...
Sactown Royalty Jul 29, 2014

Can a healthy Carl Landry help the Kings next season?

Carl Landry really hasn't had a chance to prove himself worthy of that four-year contract he signed with the Kings last summer. If the circumstances are right, he may get a chance next season. Carl Landry was Pete D'Alessandro's first free agent signing last summer, and let's face it; the move has been a bust up until now due to injuries. But a healthy Landry could actually help the team next season - the only problem is that statement comes with a lot of "ifs." If he stays healthy. Landry will turn 31 before next season begins and is coming off knee surgery. Last season, he only played in...
Sactown Royalty Jul 28, 2014

Sacramento Kings and Comcast negotiate new, lucrative 20 year deal

The Kings are locking in a new local television deal that could prove to be a big financial windfall for the small market team. The Kings today announced that they have signed a 20 year media rights extension with Comcast SportsNet California.  Per Sports Business Daily (subscription required), the deal is set to be worth around $690 to $700 million, or around an average of $35 million a year.  This deal has essentially tripled the Kings' local television revenue, as their previous deal was worth around $11 million a year according to Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee. From the Sports...
Sactown Royalty Jul 28, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins making Team USA would be huge

At the end of next month, Team USA will head to Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.  DeMarcus Cousins could be among the 12 team roster hoping to defend USA's 2010 championship. Cousins has been in the Team USA system for a few years now, but this is his first real chance of making the roster, especially after big men Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge all withdrew their names for consideration.  That leaves Cousins and Anthony Davis as the two most prominent big men on the roster. Last season, Cousins made a big leap in his game, and this year the Kings are going to need him...
Sactown Royalty Jul 26, 2014

Annointing King Boogie

As Boogie Cousins embarks on a media tour designed to distance himself from his defamatory national narrative, he also brings to light the similarities between he and the city that he represents. An enigma to most, if not all, there's perhaps no greater example of the human personality's arbitrary nature than DeMarcus Cousins.  One second he's demonstrating a self awareness and indifference of somebody jaded beyond their years, and the next he's laying into an official over a perceived basketball injustice as though he didn't already understand how likely he was to experience it. This...
Sactown Royalty Jul 25, 2014
Kings finalizing deal with Omri Casspi

Kings finalizing deal with Omri Casspi

The Kings are finalized a deal to bring Omri Casspi back to Sacramento, according to Marc Stein. The Sacramento Kings are finalizing a deal to bring small forward Omri Casspi back to Sacramento, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 25, 2014 Stein added that the deal will be a one-year minimum contract, which should allow the Kings to retain Quincy Acy. It's a great move for the Kings to be able to keep Acy while...
Sactown Royalty Jul 25, 2014
Omri Casspi Clears Waivers But Kings Could Still Sign Him

Omri Casspi Clears Waivers But Kings Could Still Sign Him

Omri's not coming home... yet? ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that one time Sacramento Kings small forward, Omri Casspi, has officially cleared waivers. This news comes as quite a surprise to most, as the Kings were rumored to have strong interest in bringing Casspi back to Sacramento, after news broke earlier this week that he'd been waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. ESPN sources say that Omri Casspi, in a surprise, has just cleared waivers and is a free agent — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 25, 2014 This doesn't mean that the Kings couldn't still go after Casspi, who's just...
Sactown Royalty Jul 25, 2014

The complex relationship between Jason Thompson and Kings fans

Jason Thompson has fallen out of favor with Kings fans, but it's just because both parties are ready to move on. I recently found myself repeatedly discussing the Kings' need to dump Jason Thompson.  I would almost always use that same term.  Dump.  Jason Thompson has definitely fallen out of favor around here, but it's a strange and complex situation.  Most Kings fans would likely rejoice if Thompson was traded, but I don't think there are many Kings fans who actually dislike JT. Thompson is considered a salary cap issue, but doesn't actually have a terrible contract.  He's due $6...
Sactown Royalty Jul 24, 2014
The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 53: Kevin Nesgoda of Sonics Rising

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 53: Kevin Nesgoda of Sonics Rising

Play nice, kids. The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week I'm joined by Kevin Nesgoda, managing editor of Sonics Rising.  I know your initial reaction is going to be to grab your trusty pitchfork, but stick with me.  Based on my previous conversations with Kevin, I think you'll enjoy what he has to say about the Sacramento/Seattle friction. Kevin is also an avid NBA fan in general, so we'll be discussing how the offseason has gone for the Kings, as well as Sacramento's performance at Vegas Summer League.  It should be a great show, be sure to check it out! The show goes live at 9pm...
Sactown Royalty Jul 24, 2014
Report: Kings extend deadline on decision for Acy, exploring ways to keep him

Report: Kings extend deadline on decision for Acy, exploring ways to keep him

Acy's time as a King may not be over yet as the Kings now have more time to figure out a way to keep him. Don't count out Quincy Acy just yet. According to Jason Jones, the Kings have agreed to extend the deadline on whether or not to guarantee his contract from July 25th to August 15th. Deadline for Kings to make a decision on Quincy Acy has been extended to Aug. 15, giving more time to figure out ways to keep him. — Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) July 25, 2014 Kings love Acy, who worked hard on his game and had solid summer league and want to explore ways to keep him, improve team...
Sactown Royalty Jul 24, 2014

Examining why the Kings might waive Quincy Acy

The luxury tax rears its ugly head, among other things. Yesterday we reported that Sacramento's pursuit of Omri Casspi would likely mean the Kings waiving popular big man Quincy Acy.  Reaction from fans was overwhelmingly negative, particularly after Acy had come off of a strong summer league.  The fact of the matter is, Acy might be waived no matter what, regardless if the Kings win the Casspi "sweepstakes" or not (we should know whether the Kings submitted a successful waiver claim after 2 pm Pacific on Friday). The way Quincy Acy's contract is structured is that his salary will only be...

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