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Sactown Royalty 8 hours ago

Darren Collison to have hip surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss rest of season

Darren Collison's season is probably over.  Following Marc Spears' report that there wasn't much optimism on Collison returning this season, the Kings made it all but official by announcing that Collison would be having hip surgery on Tuesday. From Sacramento's press release: SACRAMENTO, CA ---- Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison is scheduled to have a consultation with Dr. William Meyers on Monday at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia before undergoing surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury. Collison suffered the injury in the first half of Sacramento's contest against...
Sactown Royalty 13 hours ago

Sactown Royalty III(.0): Here we take pictures with George Karl???

It's always subject to change, based on the circumstances of the day. But as of right now, George Karl is scheduled to take a group photo with Sactown Royalty members after this Sunday's game. Last week we gave you the details on StR III(.0): Here We Karl (or if you prefer, Buy George). Here is the link that provides all of the details regarding the 3/1 afternoon game, and here is the link to buy tickets. We have now been informed that Kings Head Coach George Karl intends on joining StR members on the floor after the game for a group photo. Of course, this is subject to change, as...
Sactown Royalty 15 hours ago

Kings look to build off Memphis win, sustain energy level

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in a physical game Wednesday night. Head coach George Karl and the players discuss the positives and negatives of the game. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 102-90 on Wednesday. Following the game, head coach George Karl and his players shared their thoughts with the media on what went right. They also stressed the need to maintain 48 minutes of energy and limiting turnovers as they welcome the San Antonio Spurs into Sleep Train Arena on Friday. What Went Right Karl: "The first half had some good stuff … I thought we...
Sactown Royalty 18 hours ago

Darren Collison might miss the rest of the season, according to report

That strained hip flexor is looking more serious. Late at night, in the afterglow of the Kings' sweet revenge win over the Grizzlies, Yahoo!'s Marc Spears dropped a minor news bomb on Twitter. While a decision isn't final, sources say there isn't much optimism of Kings guard Darren Collison (hip flexor strain) returning this season — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 26, 2015 Darren Collison, out for the season? That escalated quickly. D.C. injured his hip flexor on February 5 against the Mavericks, and was listed as day-to-day after an MRI showed a strain. He hasn't played...
Sactown Royalty Feb 26, 2015

Sacramento Kings 102, Memphis Grizzlies 90: Sacramento grinds out a win

The Kings stepped up against a tough opponent and beat them at their own game. Great teams make you match their style and hope you can't beat them at their own game. That's exactly what the Memphis Grizzlies did at Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday, but the Sacramento Kings ruined the plan. The Kings adapted and persevered, and beat the Grizzlies in a grit-and-grind style game, winning 102-90. The game was marred by inconsistent officiating. The refs would call a ticky-tack foul one possession, and then allow a body shot on the next. And while it certainly may have felt like the Kings got the...
Sactown Royalty Feb 25, 2015

Have a question for Jason Thompson?

Have a question for Jason Thompson? Leave it in this thread and it may get answered tonight after the Kings take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Today's Question of the Game is for Kings power forward Jason Thompson. Thompson is the longest-tenured King on the roster and is five games away from passing Peja Stojakovic for most games played in the Sacramento era. He's seen a multitude of coaches and teammates over his tenure with the Kings and he just survived another trade deadline. Thompson's scoring has decreased this season (5.5 points per game), but he has played well defensively and gives it...
Sactown Royalty Feb 25, 2015

Kings vs. Grizzlies Preview: RYAN HOLLINS TIPPED THE BALL (Never Forget)

Sacramento has been off for what feels like forever but are back in action today to start a three game homestand.  Normally, those are cause for celebration, but this homestand is going to be very tough, starting tonight with the Memphis Grizzlies.  Today's action tips off at 7:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. Darren Collison is still out with a hip flexor strain which is a bit concerning given how much time off the team has had these last couple weeks.  Collison flew to LA to see a specialist earlier this week but the diagnosis appears to...
Sactown Royalty Feb 23, 2015

Kings hire Vance Walberg as Assistant Coach

When George Karl took the helm of the Sacramento Kings last week, he said that he wouldn't be looking to make wholesale changes to the coaching staff but that one or two additions could be seen.  One of those additions is now in place as the Kings announced the hiring of Vance Walberg as an Assistant Coach.  Walberg previously served with Karl in Denver.  Chris Haynes first reported Karl's interest in bringing over Walberg earlier this month. From the press release: SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today hired Vance Walberg as an assistant coach, according to General Manager...
Sactown Royalty Feb 23, 2015

Can the Kings play .500 basketball under George Karl?

George Karl hasn't finished below .500 with a team since the 1987-88 season when he went just 16-48 with the Golden State Warriors.  This season with the Kings he has 28 games to try to keep that streak alive, but it won't be easy.  Still, there's some hope that it can happen. According to NBA Strength of Schedule, the Kings actually have one of the easier remaining schedules in the league. Updated remaining West strength of schedule (more details here: http://t.co/YBNKU2h9aj). Toughest at the top. pic.twitter.com/cxOd15RcZK — John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) February 23,...
SLC Dunk Feb 22, 2015

San Antonio Spurs are the Utah Jazz the Utah Jazz want to be -- The Downbeat #1556

Another Stockton in the NBA; The Jazz/Spurs rivalry turned family; missing Alec Burks; Looking at the NBA Draft; and grading the Kanter trade This doesn't really have much to do with the Utah Jazz, unless you are interested in John Stockton and his family . . . but a fun story none-the-less for former Stockton obstacle George Karl and former Stockton hindrance the Sacramento Kings: Congrats @dstockton32 on being the Bighorns 2nd call-up of the season! Good luck in Sac Info: http://t.co/zww5p34BBA pic.twitter.com/xPeAOSDMbP — Reno Bighorns (@renobighorns) February 20, 2015 Kings...
Sactown Royalty Feb 22, 2015

Caption Contest #4: Who turned the lights off?

Last Week's Picture: Last Week's Winner: OnTheBandwagon I would have made this shot.  But I died. - Nationwide Last Week's Runner-up: wtfaldavis "Purple Nurple!" As always, the most recommended caption wins.  Good luck!
Clips Nation Feb 22, 2015

Rivers, Clippers overthrow Kings: 126-99

Behind a career-high night from Austin Rivers, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings to push their winning streak to four without Blake Griffin. Clearly, he's not needed ever again. Since the departure of Blake Griffin to right elbow surgery, the Clippers have played five games with tonight being the latest. They’re now 4-1 after a resounding victory over the Sacramento Kings. This clearly illustrates that the Clippers need to move Griffin immediately when the offseason hits and players can be moved. Nothing else will suffice. This team is massively better without his...
Sactown Royalty Feb 22, 2015

Clippers 126, Kings 99: Karl said there'd be games like this

The Kings fell apart early and never threatened to close the gap. A hallmark of George Karl's teams is that they run. They run on defense, they run on offense. We saw this in Friday's game against the Boston Celtics, and it carried over in the first quarter of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The problem with adjusting to this style midseason is that players can't be expected to adjust their conditioning so quickly. Starting the Karl era on a home-and-away back to back certainly didn't help the transition. The Kings started strong, but fatigue soon seemed to set in, as the...
Sactown Royalty Feb 21, 2015

DeMarcus Cousins says Kings locker room trusts George Karl's word

The Kings players had fun and showed trust in George Karl in his first game as head coach. There were a few moments Friday night when the opponent made its push to take control of the game. A decision had to be made collectively by the Kings players: Were they going to let the game slip away like they had been doing for the majority of the season by resorting to hero ball, or fight and close it out? They chose the latter. The last couple of months for the Kings has been an overall lethargic display of how not to play basketball. But something different happened against the Boston Celtics...
Sactown Royalty Feb 21, 2015

Behind the scenes look at Karl's standing ovation

The Sacramento Kings shared behind-the-scenes footage of Karl stepping on the floor for his first game as head coach.
Sactown Royalty Feb 21, 2015

Kings vs. Clippers Preview: Sacramento looks to keep Karl undefeated

Sacramento is riding high after their first win of the George Karl era but the going gets rough starting tonight as the Kings head to Los Angeles to play the Clippers.  While Blake Griffin is not available, the Clippers are still a formidable team. Today's action tips off at 7:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. The Kings haven't won more than one game in a row since November when Mike Malone was coach and before DeMarcus Cousins fell ill with viral meningitis.  That's a long time to have gone without back to back wins.  The upcoming schedule...
Sactown Royalty Feb 21, 2015

Professor Andre Miller brings veteran savvy to the Sacramento Kings

The Kings will benefit from having Andre Miller as a coach on the floor. FROM OUR SPONSOR:The State Farm National Bureau of Assists is an All-Star team. Whether you're on the east or the west, the agents are here to assist on StateFarm.com. If you look at per minute stats, Andre Miller has been nearly identical to Ramon Sessions this season. But Kings fans knew that Thursday's swap was about more than raw stats, and Miller's first game in a Kings uniform showed the difference. Miler didn't finish with an eye-popping stat line against the Celtics, finishing with eight points, four assists,...
Sactown Royalty Feb 21, 2015

Kings vs. Clippers Fan Predictions

Link to the 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 before tip-off. Any submissions after tip-off will not...
CelticsBlog Feb 21, 2015

Celtics fall to Kings 109-101

First game back in action after the All-Star Break and it was a close one. In their first game since the All-Star break, and more importantly the trade deadline, the Boston Celtics lost to the Sacramento Kings in the Sleep Train Arena, despite an inspired performance from Avery Bradley. The Celtics jumped out to an early lead, largely on the back of Tyler Zeller, who went 6 of 7 on field goal attempts to start the game.  However, the Kings came back with a 17-0 run against the C's ineffectual second unit, finishing the first quarter up by one point, 28-27. After leading at the half,...
Sactown Royalty Feb 21, 2015

Kings 109, Celtics 101: King George Reigns Supreme

The George Karl era kicks off with a bang in Sacramento It wasn't basketball perfection, but damn was it fun. The Sacramento Kings had new life breathed into their formerly rotting corpses, roaring onto the court with a frenetic energy that hasn't been seen in these parts for a long time. The Boston Celtics were shorthanded and scrapped hard for the entire 48 minutes, but the Kings rode the feel-good vibes on their way to a 109-101 win. George Karl insisted that he wanted to emphasize an aggressive style of play, one that highlights ball movement and parlaying defense into offense, and the...

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