8:05 AM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
Sacramento Bee

Leading Off: Cousins’ injury causes ‘drama’ for Kings, fans

That deep sigh sweeping through Sacramento? Kings management and fans wincing when DeMarcus Cousins was injured while going for a loose ball in Team USA’s practice Thursday in Chicago.

Sacramento Bee

Cousins suffers minor injury; he’s expected to miss Team USA exhibition Saturday

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when he hit the floor during Team USA’s practice in Chicago. Still, he’ll likely miss Saturday’s exhibition game against Brazil.

Sacramento Bee

Vlade Divac undergoes emergency surgery in Serbia

Former NBA center Vlade Divac has undergone emergency stomach surgery in Serbia. Former Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac stands with Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive after being introduced to the crowd in the first quarter on Friday, March 21, 2014 between the San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

Sacramento Bee

Ailene Voisin: Injuries, age give younger NBA players chance on international stage

L Inside the gym where Team USA is training for next month’s FIBA World Cup, you can’t take two steps without tripping over one of the most talented players in the world. The Warriors’ Stephen Curry is among a group of younger star players, including DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings, who have an opportunity to shine on an international stage. The Thunder’s Kevin Durant, left, though only 25, is already something of an elder statesman of the national program, and despite his thin physique, remains fresh and resilient.