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Sactown Royalty 16 hours ago

Sacramento Kings waive Wayne Ellington

The Kings will use the stretch provision to create additional cap space. The Sacramento Kings have waived Wayne Ellington using the NBA's stretch provision, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.  This move wasn't entirely unexpected, as Sam Amick introduced the possibility when the trade was first reported.  However, there was a camp that thought the Kings might keep Ellington for his outside shooting.  Ellington is a limited player, but has a career three-point average of 38.6%. Ellington was acquired by the Kings from the Knicks along with Jeremy Tyler.  The Kings traded away Travis...
Sactown Royalty 18 hours ago

30Q: Is the Honeymoon Period Over?

Our annual series kicks off as we ponder whether Kings fans will continue to cut new ownership the same slack should the losses continue to pile up. (It's time once again for our annual series "30Q" in which we answer 30 questions over the course of September as we get ready for the upcoming season.) A year ago at this time, Kings fans were still riding supremely high after being saved from extinction yet again.  Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Johnson had saved the Kings, a new arena plan had been finalized, and most importantly, the Maloofs were finally gone. The season that followed wasn't...
Sactown Royalty Aug 31, 2014

Kings trading Jason Terry to Rockets for Alonzo Gee, unguaranteed contracts

The Kings are dealing Terry in what appears to be a salary-cutting move. The Sacramento Kings are trading Jason Terry to the Houston Rockets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Sacramento is finalizing a deal to send guard Jason Terry to the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 31, 2014 Woj reports that Kings will also send a second rounder pick to Houston, and will receive a package of non-guaranteed contacts, highlighted by Alonzo Gee. Houston will send package of non-guranteed contracts to Kings, including...
The Dream Shake Aug 31, 2014

Rockets trade for Jason Terry with Sacramento Kings

Former Dallas Maverick shooting guard Jason Terry is apparently headed to Houston as the Rockets have traded with the Sacramento Kings. One minute we were all watching Team USA locked in a battle with Turkey at the FIBA World Cup, and the next we see the Woj bomb to end all Woj bombs: Jason Terry is headed to Houston. The Rockets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, have agreed to trade Alonzo Gee to the Kings in exchange for the former Rockets killer. Additionally, the Kings will give the Rockets a future second rounder to take on Terry's $5.8 million salary for 2014-15. Realistically, this...
Sactown Royalty Aug 31, 2014

Team USA vs. Turkey Open Thread

Team USA plays Turkey at 12:30 pm Pacific Time on ESPN, looking for their second win in a row after beating Finland 114 to 55 on Saturday. Go Kings! Go USA!
Sactown Royalty Aug 31, 2014

Rajon Rondo wants to be traded, but not to the Kings

Rondo wants to be traded, but has made it known he will not re-sign with the Kings if traded to Sacramento. Rajon Rondo has reportedly told the Boston Celtics that he will not re-sign with them next offseason, and would like to be traded. While this initially seems like good news for the Kings, who have been reportedly interested in the Celtics point guard, Rondo also indicated he would not re-sign with Sacramento if traded there. This leaves the Kings in a difficult predicament.  The Kings could still trade for Rondo, and hope to sell him on Sacramento's future. The Kings used this same...
Sactown Royalty Aug 30, 2014
Team USA vs. Finland Open Thread

Team USA vs. Finland Open Thread

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay (along with the rest of Team USA) are getting ready to play Finland in Game 1 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.  Today's game is at 12:30 pm Pacific on ESPN.  Feel free to use this as your open thread. Go Kings! Go USA!
Sactown Royalty Aug 29, 2014

Reminder: Nik Stauskas is a better shooter than you

The offseason doldrums are upon us, with the Kings reportedly looking at Russian guards and Greg writing DeMarcus Cousins fan fiction, but meanwhile the Kings players are hard at work getting ready.  We already know Cousins and Rudy Gay are doing their best to bring home the Gold for Team USA in Spain these next couple weeks and Jason Terry is even getting shots up in the Kings practice facility. Rookie Nik Stauskas is coming off a Summer League Championship (almost quite literally it seems) but is hard at work perfecting his craft.  Stauskas became a bit internet famous in college for...
Sactown Royalty Aug 29, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins is The Negotiator

DeMarcus Cousins is The Negotiator

Everyone knows the Kings didn't star in The Negotiator. But this post wonders, maybe they did? [Editor's Note: This is purposely written in the manner of a poor storyteller, even I'm not this bad] DeMarcus Cousins walked into the bar,  stunned to see a collection of his friends and colleagues.  Everyone was clapping.  DeMarcus was a hero that day, having successfully negotiated his way out of a hostage situation.  DeMarcus had been a cop for a long time, and he was a very good Negotiator.  The best.  He smiled as he saw Mike Malone and Jimmer Fredette.  Good officers, better...
Sactown Royalty Aug 28, 2014
Sacramento Kings All-Time Top 10: The Power Forwards

Sacramento Kings All-Time Top 10: The Power Forwards

Let’s continue with our ranking of the top ten Sacramento Kings at each position. Today we look at the power forwards. I must tell you, this list was a much bigger pain in the arse than the centers. Cousins notwithstanding, the centers list sort of fell into a natural order. No such luck here, especially when looking at 10 - 3. A quick reminder about the criteria used here: 1.     50 game minimum. 2.     Overall contribution. A look at the numbers. 3.     Contribution beyond the box score. See Pollard, Scot for one example. 4.     Subjectivity rules. And as it is my list,...
Sactown Royalty Aug 27, 2014

Sacramento Kings All-Time Top 10: The Centers

Ah, the dog day of NBA off season. How to fill the hours? “All time” lists are popular. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Let's see... how about an all-time list of Kings by height? Been done. All-time roster? Done, done, done, done, done, done, done, and done...though that was one wife ago. By jersey number? Twice! All-time by position? Hmmm...I don't see anything...score! Yeah, all-time by position will work. It's just regimented enough to cause angst (DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson: centers or power forwards?), and I can institute capricious standards to suit my own personal...
Sactown Royalty Aug 26, 2014

Kings interested in Russian Guard Dmitry Kulagin

According to Yahoo!'s Marc Spears, the Kings are potentially interested in bringing over Russian Guard Dmitry Kulagin. Kulagin, a member of Zenit Saint Petersburg, is 22 years old and went undrafted in this past June's draft.  In his last year he averaged 7.3 points per game on 41.6% from the field to go along with 2.7 points and 2.4 assists in 22.3 minutes a game. Signing Kulagin would likely be more than just a training camp invite as he is subject to a buyout from his current team and he likely wouldn't come over to the NBA unless he was guaranteed a job.  One reason the Kings could be...
Sactown Royalty Aug 26, 2014

Team USA beats Slovenia 101-71 in final exhibition match before FIBA World Cup

The United States men's basketball team played their final exhibition match before the FIBA World Cup today, beating Slovenia 101 to 71. DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay both came off the bench for the national team, playing about 14 minutes apiece.  Cousins had a rough offensive game, scoring just 6 points on 2-7 shooting, but he was very active defensively, grabbing 4 rebounds to go along with 3 steals and 3 blocks. One of those steals led to a very emphatic dunk on the fast break with the assist from none other than Rudy Gay: Rudy himself scored 11 points on an efficient 4 of 6 from the...
Sactown Royalty Aug 26, 2014

Ray McCallum aims to be more of a vocal leader next season

Directing his teammates on the floor is something second-year guard Ray McCallum has been working on and expects to do more of next season. There are a lot of positives about Kings point guard Ray McCallum - the Summer League performance, the basketball IQ, the ability to not turn the ball over. His well-rounded, smart game will likely result in a long NBA career. The long-term question is if the 2013 second-round pick eventually becomes a starter in the league or continues to be a reliable role player/backup guard. One of the short-term questions is if he can be more of a vocal leader on...
Sactown Royalty Aug 25, 2014

Arena Progress Update: Day 25

It's been over a week since our last arena update, and since then, big time progress has been made on demolishing 515 L Street. Cowbell Kingdom's James Ham and Jonathan Santiago were able to take a tour of some of the interior last Friday and you can read about that experience here. One of the more interesting tidbits I took from that piece was the fact that 75% of the materials taken from demolishing the downtown plaza will be recycled, with some being used for the new arena itself and most for roads.  There's also an estimate in there that we could be seeing actual steel rising from...
Sactown Royalty Aug 23, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay make final cut for USA Basketball following win over Puerto Rico

The Kings will be represented on Team USA for the first time in years as DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay both made the final cut for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The speculation on whether or not the Kings would be represented on Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup is officially over.  Jerry Colangelo announced the final roster last night after USA Basketball's 112-86 win over Puerto Rico and it was good news for Kings fans as both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay were named to the team. Cousins and Gay join Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried, James Harden,...
Sactown Royalty Aug 23, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay named to final Team USA roster

Both Kings will go to Spain with Team USA. USA Basketball announced its final cuts before the 2014 FIBA World Cup late on Friday, and both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay survived. Both will represent the United State when the World Cup opens in Spain in a week. The final four cuts were Chandler Parsons, Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward. That brings the roster to 12. On Friday against Puerto Rico, Gay was one of the first players off of the bench, scoring 13 points in 16 minutes on 5-9 shooting. Cousins was the second big man off of the bench behind Mason Plumlee. He played 12...
Sactown Royalty Aug 22, 2014

Team USA vs Puerto Rico Open Thread

Watch, enjoy, discuss. Team USA is back in action Friday, facing Puerto Rico in a warm-up exhibition.  The Sacramento Kings are represented by DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.  Friday's game also represents the potential last chance to impress the coaching staff, as more cuts are expected on Saturday.  According to ESPN's Marc Stein, DeMarcus and Rudy seem likely to survive this rounds of cuts, but nothing is set in stone.  In Wednesday exhibition against the Dominican Republic Rudy Gay led Team USA in scoring, and DeMarcus Cousins grabbed a game-high 8 rebounds. All eyes will also be on...
Sactown Royalty Aug 22, 2014

The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft: Final Thoughts and Vote!

We have drafted our 8-man teams over 8 rounds and 4 days and now it's time to vote on a winner which will be up to you.  You will only be able to judge a team by their tenure in Sacramento, but aside from that any judgement is up to you. We've included statistical breakdowns of each team as well as some final thoughts from each of our GMs to aid you in your vote.  I just want to thank you guys and my fellow GMs for making this exercise so fun.  The feedback from you guys was awesome and I hope you enjoyed this as much as we did. *** Team Blake aka "The Webb of Talent" ...
Sactown Royalty Aug 21, 2014

The Sacramento Kings All-Time Draft: Final Rounds

In which Brad starts making players up. Our All-Time Draft concludes today as each GM rounds out their team with a couple of bench players.  At one point Brad started making up players. Tomorrow we will hold a poll to determine the rankings of each team and hear from each GM on how they view their team working along with a stats breakdown on each team based on averages from each players years with the Kings.  You will then decide which team is best per your judgements. But first, let's see what the final round has in store! *** ROUND 5 Pick 49 With the 49th pick of the Sactown Royalty...

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