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Sactown Royalty 2 hours ago
Kings vs. Warriors Preview: Ugh, we have to watch Matt Barnes play again?

Kings vs. Warriors Preview: Ugh, we have to watch Matt Barnes play again?

Don’t let the fact that Matt Barnes is playing tonight distract you from the fact that the Kings beat the Warriors this season. Man, this is going to be a painful game to watch. On the one hand, you have the fact that a young, inexperienced Kings team is going up against the best team in the NBA that has won their last four games by an average of 24 points. But mainly it’s because we have to watch Matt Barnes again. At least we have solace in the fact that it’s not in a Kings uniform. Barnes, for what it’s worth, feels the same way. It’s a mutual disrespect. Matt Barnes on...
Golden State Of Mind 13 hours ago
Warriors vs. Kings: Final Norcal battle

Warriors vs. Kings: Final Norcal battle

Golden State and Sacramento, two divergent Northern California teams, face off for the final time this season. Game Information Golden State Warriors (57-14) vs. Sacramento Kings (27-44) How to watch Date: Friday March 24, 2017 Time: 7:30pm PST Location: Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA TV: CSN Bay Area Radio: 95.7 THE GAME Team comparison Injury report Last updated 3/23/17 Warriors: Kevin Durant; Andre Iguodala Kings: Malachi Richardson With a couple days of rest under their belt, the Golden State Warriors welcome their neighbors to the north, the Sacramento Kings. Lottery bound Kings The...
Sactown Royalty 23 hours ago
Ty Lawson pleads Not Guilty to Probation Violation

Ty Lawson pleads Not Guilty to Probation Violation

Lawson will be due back in court in 6 weeks where a judge will decide if his probation will be revoked or not. Kings guard Ty Lawson was due in court today for a probation hearing stemming from his 2015 arrest in Denver for a DUI. According to the Denver Post, Lawson had tested positive for alcohol three separate times since then and also failed to complete the community service portion of his probation. At today’s hearing, Lawson pleaded not guilty to violating his probation. As a result, a probation revocation hearing has been set for May 4th, 2017 at which point the judge will decide...
Sactown Royalty Mar 23, 2017
Kings asked Lakers for Brandon Ingram and D’Angelo Russell

Kings asked Lakers for Brandon Ingram and D’Angelo Russell

New details continue to emerge in the failed trade discussions that could have sent DeMarcus Cousins to the Lakers It’s well-known that the Sacramento Kings engaged with the Los Angeles Lakers in trade discussions for DeMarcus Cousins. We know that the Lakers balked at including Brandon Ingram in the trade, which led to Cousins ultimately being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans and the Lakers front office being sent into chaos. In the aftermath, nobody has had more details than ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, and she revealed more details in a recent episode of The Lowe Post with Zach...
Sactown Royalty Mar 23, 2017
Bucks 116, Kings 98: An Expected Outcome

Bucks 116, Kings 98: An Expected Outcome

Greek Freak > Greek Peak Although the Kings hung in the game for much of the first quarter, Sacramento was completely outplayed by a much more talented Bucks squad tonight. Milwaukee hit eight of twelve three pointers in their 44 point second quarter alone and once Jason Kidd’s team built up the lead, they didn’t look back. The Bucks young star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, absolutely shredded the Kings’ porous defense on his way to 32 points (12/22 FG), 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 0 turnovers in 40 minutes. Sacramento was led in scoring by Buddy Hield who tied his...
Sactown Royalty Mar 22, 2017
Kings vs. Bucks Preview: A Rebuild to Emulate

Kings vs. Bucks Preview: A Rebuild to Emulate

The Bucks are an example of a rebuild the Kings could follow. It wasn’t so long that the Bucks were in a similar position as the Kings, wondering what their future would look like after years of going nowhere. It’s amazing how quickly things can change with the right breaks and the right talent. For Milwaukee, their break came in the form of Giannis Antetokounmpo, a calculated risk made by their team that has worked out in spades. There hasn’t really been a player like the Greek Freak before, a 7 footer who plays like a PG and has arms that stretch from sideline to sideline. When...
Sactown Royalty Mar 22, 2017
Malachi Richardson could be back this week

Malachi Richardson could be back this week

Richardon suffered a partial hamstring tear on February 15th When Malachi Richardson suffered a partially torn hamstring on February 15th, it was a disappointing blow to the Sacramento Kings. Richardson had played well, and the Kings had struggled to find consistent production at the shooting guard position. Many of thought Richardson might be done for the season, but now it seems Richardson could be back as soon as this week. From the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Jones: Shooting guard Malachi Richardson, who hasn’t played since partially tearing his right hamstring Feb. 15 against Golden...
Sactown Royalty Mar 21, 2017
NBA cracks down on teams resting stars

NBA cracks down on teams resting stars

Will there be unintended consequences for the Kings? The NBA is cracking down on teams resting stars. In a recent memo, league commissioner Adam Silver threatened teams with “significant penalties” for resting stars without giving the league appropriate notice. This probably won’t be much of an issue for the Sacramento Kings (I doubt the league cares if the Kings rest Arron Afflalo or Kosta Koufos on any given night), but it may still have some unintended consequences. First, it’s worth noting that the league will face unintended consequences regardless of how they handle the...
Sactown Royalty Mar 21, 2017
Is Ty Lawson playing himself out of a contract?

Is Ty Lawson playing himself out of a contract?

Not even accounting for his legal troubles, Ty Lawson hasn’t been playing great since the all-star break. Ty Lawson has had an interesting first year in Sacramento. At various points throughout his tenure here, you could argue for signing him to a long-term contract this summer just as easily as you could argue for cutting him on the spot, if that is any indication of how up and down things have been. He’s had a couple of questionable off court moments. There was that one flight he missed earlier in the season, along with the much-more-alarming probation violation allegations, but to...
Sactown Royalty Mar 20, 2017
The Yetisburg Address: 2016-17 Week 20

The Yetisburg Address: 2016-17 Week 20

This team plays with a ton of heart. The Kings weren’t going to be better after trading DeMarcus Cousins, but one thing you can say with absolute certainty is that this team doesn’t have the word quit in them. We’ve seen over the last couple weeks that this team will continue to play hard, and they’re doing so with a mixture of veterans and youth. The wins might not be there, but unlike some other tank jobs, these games aren’t chores to watch. The High Post You know what’s kind of neat? For once, the Kings are actually a really good shooting team. For years I’ve wanted the...
Pounding The Rock Mar 19, 2017
Spurs don’t need epic comeback to knock off Kings

Spurs don’t need epic comeback to knock off Kings

The last time these teams met the Spurs had to dig themselves out of a 28-point hole to notch a W. Not so much on Sunday night. Gregg Popovich decided to shake up the starting lineup, presumably to get the offense going early but that didn’t work out too well for San Antonio as the Sacramento Kings scored the first nine points of the game. Extraneous G inserted Davis Bertans at the four and moved LaMarcus Aldridge to center while Dewayne Dedmon moved back to the bench. Aldridge scored the first points for the Spurs on a putback to make it 9-2 before the Kings dropped five more on the...
Sactown Royalty Mar 19, 2017
Spurs politely demolish the Kings 118-102

Spurs politely demolish the Kings 118-102

The first quarter was ok? Despite making the final score of last nights loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder look respectable with some fun garbage time, the Kings did not play well. It was one of their worst losses of the season from a watchability standpoint. Steven Adams and Enes Kanter ate the Kings alive inside, and you just got the sense right from tipoff that the Kings had no chance. They played defeated, they looked defeated, and that kind of basketball is a chore to watch. I was expecting another chore tonight. Having to play the second night of a back-to-back in San Antonio is...
Sactown Royalty Mar 19, 2017
Kings vs. Spurs Preview: Can we just “Planned Rest” this game?

Kings vs. Spurs Preview: Can we just “Planned Rest” this game?

The Spurs probably aren’t gonna spot the Kings a 28 point lead this time. The last time these two teams met, the Kings, despite all expectations, came out gangbusters and put up a 28 point lead on the San Antonio Spurs on their homecourt. The Kings still lost by double-digits. That Spurs team was playing without Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, and who knows who Pop will play or rest tonight. It doesn’t really matter though as the Kings have very little chance of winning this game. This is one of the toughest games in the NBA regardless, and the Kings get to do it on the second...
Sactown Royalty Mar 19, 2017
Kings vs. Spurs Fan Predictions

Kings vs. Spurs Fan Predictions

Let us know what you think will happen in today’s game! Link to Leaderboard Below are a series of prediction questions for today’s game. The first four questions will be asked every game, while the 5th will change each game. Point value for predictions are listed next to the questions. If you believe that more than one player will lead a category, you can vote for multiple players, and this is worth double points if you are correct, but zero if you are wrong. Alternately, if you only guess one player when multiple players are tied, you get zero points. All submissions must be input...
Daily Thunder Mar 18, 2017

Five Thoughts from Kings vs. Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Sacramento Kings, 110-94. After the teams went back and forth for the first 6 minutes of the game, the Thunder used an 11-0 run to essentially put the
Sactown Royalty Mar 18, 2017
It’s a St. Patty’s Day Hangover as Kings lose to Thunder, 110 to 94

It’s a St. Patty’s Day Hangover as Kings lose to Thunder, 110 to 94

The Kings offense couldn’t get on track against Oklahoma City but Georgios Papagiannis had a good game Well that was a reality check. After two wins in a row, the Kings faced a team that wasn’t trying to lose as many games as possible and it showed. The Thunder played like a fine-tuned machine, utilizing their length and athleticism to stymie the Kings again and again. The Kings shot just 41.2% on the night, and even that doesn’t really factor in just how much the Thunder were stopping the Kings. Russell Westbrook didn’t get his 5th straight triple-double but he might as well have...
Welcome to Loud City Mar 18, 2017
Thunder vs Kings, final score: Adams, Westbrook power OKC to easy win, 110-94

Thunder vs Kings, final score: Adams, Westbrook power OKC to easy win, 110-94

The Thunder took care of business at home vs Sacramento. box score | Sactown Royalty The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Sacramento Kings at home, 110-94. With the Kings in freefall following their trade of DeMarcus Cousins, and tanking looking like their best option, OKC had little trouble putting away the lottery-bound team for their 5th consecutive win. With the Warriors on the horizon, this game could have turned into a trap for the Thunder, but through balanced scoring and effective defense, OKC cruised to the win. Russell Westbrook led the offense to an efficient 50% shooting for...
Sactown Royalty Mar 18, 2017
Kings 94, Thunder 110: Postgame Thread

Kings 94, Thunder 110: Postgame Thread

The Kings played like many of us felt today. Who schedules a matinee the morning after St. Patty's?
Sactown Royalty Mar 18, 2017
Kings vs. Thunder Preview: Trying to stop the Triple-Double Machine

Kings vs. Thunder Preview: Trying to stop the Triple-Double Machine

The Kings have won two in a row, but now start to face some real competition. Two wins in a row was nice, but let’s be honest, the Kings weren’t playing the best teams. The Magic and Suns were tanking a bit themselves and now the Kings enter a stretch where they play seven playoff teams in a row. The Thunder are first up on the board, and right now they’re in the midst of a four game winning streak as well as a four game triple-double streak for Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has stepped up in a huge way this season since Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City. Not only is he leading the...

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