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Sactown Royalty 10 hours ago

DeMarcus Cousins makes All-NBA 2nd Team for 2nd year in a row

The NBA announced its three All-NBA teams today and DeMarcus Cousins made an appearance on the 2nd team for the 2nd year in a row.  Cousins received 32 1st team votes, 28 2nd team votes and 33 3rd team votes.  He lost out on the 1st team honors to DeAndre Jordan.  No other Sacramento King received a vote. To be honest, while an All-NBA team nod is still an honor, a 2nd team finish for Cousins is still a disappointment.  Cousins is judged by many to be the best Center in the NBA and one of the best overall, and yet the team itself has not been carried upward because of it.  Cousins'...
Sactown Royalty 11 hours ago

2016 Roundtable Report Cards: Young bigs provide some optimism

The Kings really only utilized one true Power Forward last year in Quincy Acy, but because Willie Cauley-Stein played so much next to DeMarcus Cousins and Kosta Koufos, I'll throw him in there as well.  Both young big men provided a lot of reasons to smile for Kings fans this season, despite the fact that overall the season was pretty dismal. Eric Moreland was not included in these grades due to a lack of minutes and games played. As per the poll, the grading scale I used was as follows: A: Excels B: Exceeds Expectations C: Met Expectations D: Below Expectations F: Fails Feel free to share...
Sactown Royalty 15 hours ago

2016 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 5

Buddy Hield won 48.4% of the vote yesterday to join Kris Dunn, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram on the StR Draft Board. When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining. Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is draft board, a list with the order of prospects you'd like to see the Kings pick. In other words, if we were the Kings front office, when our pick came up, we'd take the top name left on our board. So pick your choice, not who you think Vlade Divac or anyone else would choose in a slot. Explain your choice in the comments, and lobby for...
Sactown Royalty May 25, 2016

2016 Roundtable Report Cards: Small Forwards are a little good, a little bad and a little nonexistent

For the longest time, the most popular meme on Sactown Royalty was "But can he play SF?".  The years between Ron Artest and Rudy Gay were filled with a morass of veterans way past their prime, young players thrust into situations they weren't prepared for, and John Salmons. Rudy Gay, Omri Casspi and Caron Butler might be the deepest wing situation the Kings have had in years, but even still, it wasn't without its own complications, and the grades reflect that.  Note: I decided not to include Duje Dukan in these grades due to his lack of playing time.  I can't say for sure, but I'm 99%...
Sactown Royalty May 25, 2016

2016 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 4

Kris Dunn won 34.7% of the vote yesterday to join Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram on the StR Draft Board. When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining. Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is draft board, a list with the order of prospects you'd like to see the Kings pick. In other words, if we were the Kings front office, when our pick came up, we'd take the top name left on our board. So pick your choice, not who you think Vlade Divac or anyone else would choose in a slot. Explain your choice in the comments, and lobby for who should be...
Sactown Royalty May 25, 2016

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 101: Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer

Kevin Lipe joins us to share his insights on new Kings coach Dave Joerger. The Sactown Royalty Show is back! This week I'm joined by Kevin Lipe, who covers the Kings for the Memphis Flyer. He's covered new Kings head coach Dave Joerger for years, and joins us to share his insights. Kevin thinks it was a good hire for the Kings, but shares a lot of negatives about Joerger as a coach. I didn't always enjoy what Kevin was saying, but found it extremely informative and worthwhile insight. Be sure to check it out. Like the show? Subscribe to us on iTunes or on Stitcher! Leave us ratings, leave...
Sactown Royalty May 24, 2016

2016 Roundtable Report Cards: Shooting Guards are going to need parent signatures on these

Yesterday we took a look back at how Sacramento's Point Guards did, but today we focus on their backcourt partners, the shooting guards.  I think it's safe to say that this was Sacramento's most disappointing position this season, with George Karl searching for an answer all season and not getting any help. As per the poll, the grading scale I used was as follows: A: Excels B: Exceeds Expectations C: Met Expectations D: Below Expectations F: Fails Feel free to share what your own individual grades are in the comments below! *** Marco Belinelli Blake: F Belinelli lit it up in preseason and...
Sactown Royalty May 24, 2016

2016 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 3

Brandon Ingram narrowly beat out Ben Simmons as the top overall choice for Sactown Royalty Readers atop the draft board.  Because of how close it was, we are immediately going to pick #3 and slotting Simmons at #2. When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining. Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is draft board, a list with the order of prospects you'd like to see the Kings pick. In other words, if we were the Kings front office, when our pick came up, we'd take the top name left on our board. So pick your choice, not who you think Vlade...
Sactown Royalty May 23, 2016

7'6" UC Irvine C Mamadou Ndiaye Headlines Kings' 2nd Pre-Draft Workout

The Sacramento Kings announced their second pre-draft workout this morning. Said workout will take place on May 24th, and feature 7'6" UC Irvine giant Mamadou Ndiaye. Via Kings.com - May 24, 2016 Venky Jois (F – 6’8" 230 lbs.) Eastern Washington Nick Faust (G – 6’6" 210 lbs.) Long Beach State Mamadou Ndiaye (C – 7’6" 300 lbs.) UC Irvine Mike Tobey (C – 7’0" 252 lbs.) Virginia Codi Miller-McIntyre (G – 6’3" 205 lbs.) Wake Forrest Anthony Beane (G – 6’2" 190 lbs.) Southern Illinois List will be updated as attendees are announced. As was the case in the Kings'...
Sactown Royalty May 23, 2016

2016 Roundtable Report Cards: Point Guards fare better than most

Now that we've had a little time to digest the season that was, I thought it'd be a good idea to do some report cards for the Kings.  Last year I did the grades individually, but I thought I'd be more inclusive this year and get the opinions of both my fellow staff and also you guys, the commenters.  You've already voted, and this week you'll see the results. As per the poll, the grading scale I used was as follows: A: Excels B: Exceeds Expectations C: Met Expectations D: Below Expectations F: Fails We'll start off our series by taking a look at the Sacramento Kings Point Guards and...
Sactown Royalty May 23, 2016

2016 Sactown Royalty Draft Board: Pick No. 1

Welcome to the 2016 Sactown Royalty Community Draft Board, an annual tradition here at StR. This is the readership's opportunity to create a democratic draft board which represents the order in which we as a collective would like the Kings' draft board to look like. It does not represent the desires of individual writers or fans (trust me ...), but some semblance of the community's collective thinking. When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining. Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is draft board, a list with the order of prospects you'd...
Sactown Royalty May 23, 2016

NBA Draft 2016 Scouting Profile: Demetrius Jackson

Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson is my second-ranked point guard in the class. Does the hyper athletic Jackson fit with the Kings roster? Demetrius Jackson NBA Position: PG General Information: 21 year old junior, played at Notre Dame. From Mishawaka, Indiana. Measurables: 6'1", 195 pounds, 6'5.5" wingspan, 7'9" standing reach, 37.5' no step vertical, 43.5 max vertical 2014-15 Season Statistics: 19.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 7.8 APG, 1.0 SPG, .2 BPG, 2.7 TOPG (33.0 minutes per contest) -€” 46.2% FG, 85.3% FT, 44.4% 3P, 57.9% TSP Summary: A lightning-quick bulldog of a player, Demetrius Jackson has...
Sactown Royalty May 20, 2016

NBA Draft 2016 Scouting Profile: Denzel Valentine

Michigan State Senior Denzel Valentine checks every box the Kings could want in a player on offense. Could the team cover up his defensive limitations enough to justify selecting him at #8? Denzel Valentine NBA Position: SG/SF/PG General Information: 22 year old senior, played at Michigan State. From Lansing, Michigan. 2016 AP Player of the Year. Measurables: 6'5.75", 210 pounds, 6'10.75" wingspan, 8'6" standing reach, 27' no step vertical, 32' max vertical 2014-15 Season Statistics: 19.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 7.8 APG, 1.0 SPG, .2 BPG, 2.7 TOPG (33.0 minutes per contest) -€” 46.2% FG, 85.3% FT,...
Sactown Royalty May 19, 2016

Willie Cauley-Stein named to All-Rookie 2nd Team

It's safe to say that most Kings fans were pretty happy with last year's lottery selection of Willie Cauley-Stein and his performance over his rookie year.  In fact, one point of contention many fans had with George Karl was the fact that he wasn't playing Cauley-Stein more. So it's nice to see that Willie's solid rookie year has been rewarded with an All-Rookie 2nd Team selection, which honestly comes as a little bit of a surprise to me as Willie didn't post huge numbers or anything (and also isn't the type of guy to seek numbers).  Willie joins Emmanuel Mudiay, Myles Turner, D'Angelo...
Sactown Royalty May 19, 2016

James Anderson inexplicably opts out of his player option

Seth Curry, Quincy Acy and Caron Butler... I understand all of those guys' reasons for opting out of their player options for next season. But James Anderson?  I thought Anderson was an absolute lock to opt in.  He was set to make $1.1 million next season, or in other words, $1.1 million more than any other NBA team was willing to pay him. Yet opting out is exactly what Anderson is doing according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders.  Anderson joins Curry and Acy as Kings players who have decided to test Free Agency.  Caron Butler has yet to make his decision on his own player option...
Sactown Royalty May 18, 2016

Kings Announce First Pre-Draft Workout

The Sacramento Kings announced their first pre-draft workout earlier this afternoon, and as most 'first workouts' go, the names on this list aren't necessarily what I would consider 'top' picks in this years draft. Press Release, via Kings.com -- Following is a list of scheduled attendees for Sacramento Kings Pre-Draft workouts, which will take place at Kings Practice Facility leading up to the 2016 NBA Draft on June 23. May 19, 2016 Josh Hagins (PG – 6’1" 180 lbs.) Arkansas Little Rock Gabe York (G – 6’3" 190 lbs.) Arizona Max Hooper (G – 6’6" 201 lbs.) Oakland Mike Bryson...
Sactown Royalty May 18, 2016

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 100: Tom Ziller returns

We celebrate our 100th episode by bringing back StR Editor Emeritus Tom Ziller. The Sactown Royalty Show is back! We're celebrating our 100th episode, so I brought back the first guest we ever had, Mr. Tom Ziller. TZ, of course, is the founder and Editor Emeritus of Sactown Royalty, and still writes for SB Nation NBA. We talked a little about the show, but mostly just spent our time talking about the team as a whole. The hiring of Dave Joerger, upcoming free agency targets, and more. Since this is the 100th episode, I'd also like to thank a few people. Thank you to Tom for giving me the...
Sactown Royalty May 18, 2016

The Kings may be cooling on Rajon Rondo

Zach Lowe indicates that the Kings may be fine with letting Rondo go. The Sacramento Kings have an important decision coming up this summer regarding free agent Rajon Rondo. Previous reports have indicated that the Kings are very interested in keeping the mercurial point guard. In his latest column from the NBA Draft Lottery, ESPN's Zach Lowe dropped a new development: The latest scuttlebutt is that the Kings are prepared to cut bait with Rajon Rondo if the bidding for him gets beyond a certain threshold that is lower than we might imagine, given the Kings' recent transaction...
Sactown Royalty May 18, 2016

NBA Draft 2016 Scouting Profile: Buddy Hield

In 20 years, this collegiate season will be remembered as "the Buddy Hield year". Do the Kings have any shot at snagging him at #8? Buddy Hield NBA Position: SG General Information: 22 year old senior, played at Oklahoma. From Freeport, Bahamas. Two-time Big 10 player of the Year, 2016 Sporting News Player of the Year, 2016 United States Basketball Writers Association Measurables: 6'5", 215 pounds, 6'9.25" wingspan, 8'5" standing reach. 2014-15 Season Statistics: 28.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, .6 BPG, 3.5 TOPG (35.4 minutes per contest) -€” 50.1% FG, 88.0% FT, 45.7% 3P, 66.5%...
Sactown Royalty May 17, 2016

NBA Draft Lottery: The Kings land the 8th pick

The Sacramento Kings have been in the NBA Draft Lottery 21 times.  Tonight was the Kings' 20th time not moving up in the lottery order, although that's not too bad given that the odds weren't great this year. The Kings finished with the 8th pick, the same spot they were slotted prior to the lottery.  The Kings last had the 8th pick in 1994 when they selected Brian Grant. Draft workouts should start soon, and we'll get a feel for the kind of players the Kings are looking at with the ()th pick.  The Kings desperately need help on the perimeter, but it will be interesting to see what the...

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    DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins makes All-NBA 2nd Team for 2nd year in a row

  • Rajon Rondo

    Rajon Rondo

    The Kings may be cooling on Rajon Rondo

  • Seth Curry

    Seth Curry

    James Anderson inexplicably opts out of his player option

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