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FIBA World Cup, Smack / Aug 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Says He “Would Be Crushed” If Cut From National Team

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins isn’t Team USA’s conventional big man. Coach Mike Krzyzewski stresses pace and space above all else on both ends of the floor, always preferring a nominal power forward like Carmelo Anthony next to a mobile, intimidating interior presence that impacts the game without the ball. That’s not Cousins, and despite a training camp performance that’s led many to call him the best big on the roster save for Anthony Davis, a recent report suggested recent Select Team call-up Mason Plumlee has a better chance to make the 12-man World Cup roster than he does. In a candid interview with Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee, Cousins acknowledged his style of play is a strange fit for USA Basketball and said he “would be crushed” if not named to the national team. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Twitter / Aug 1, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Mason Plumlee Likely To Make Team USA Over DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Plumlee

Team USA tryouts have wrapped up after three days of scrimmaging and drills under the cool eyes of college assistant coaches and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. With Kevin Love withdrawing at the behest of Minnesota — though that might change — and Blake Griffin done after a small back fracture was discovered, it opened up a spot for Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins to earn a spot. Not so fast though, because Mason Plumlee might beat him out as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst notes. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 11:15 am

Watch Ray McCallum Hit Running 3-Pointer As Kings Take Summer League Title

Ray McCallum

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Houston Rockets 77-68 to capture the Las Vegas summer league title on Monday night. Ray McCallum dropped 29 points including a running three-pointer after sprinting from the back-court to beat the shot clock in the final 1:30 of the fourth. Read More »

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Why The Kings Should Avoid Trading For Josh Smith

Ben McLemore, Josh Smith, Reggie Evans

The Kings are again looking to make a deal for Detroit’s underwhelming 2013 free agent acquisition, Josh Smith. The two clubs recently returned to a deal they had discussed last month, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. We’re not so sure the deal works for Sacramento, though. Read More »

DimeTV, Ink / Jul 5, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Watch DeMarcus Cousins Explain His Ink To Dime

DeMarcus Cousins

Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins continues to build a body of work on the basketball court that marks him as one of the best young post players in the game today. Simultaneously, he’s also been building up the ink decorating his arms and torso as he tells Dime in this exclusive video. Read More »

NBA / Jun 21, 2014 / 4:19 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins Wears Mask to ESPN Studios

DeMarcus Cousins

Just call him “Boogie-Man.” Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recently wore a zombie mask on a visit to ESPN’s Los Angeles campus, frightening all comers in the process. Read More »

Smack / Jun 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Video: Paul George, Steph Curry, Dwight Howard & More Read “Mean Tweets”

Paul George

You might have caught this segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where the host convinces celebrities to tape spots where they’re reading mean tweets about themselves then reacting. Find out how it goes for Paul George, Dwight Howard, Amar’e Stoudmeire, Jeremy Lin, Jalen Rose and more NBA stars and commentators.. Read More »

Latest News / May 27, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Kings Willing To Trade For Kevin Love Without Assurances He’ll Re-Sign

DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love

Kevin Love has informed the Timberwolves he won’t sign an extension and will opt out of his contract next summer to be a free agent, and because a player of Love’s caliber doesn’t become available often, there are a lot of interested suitors. The Sacramento Kings are the latest team to enter the fray, and they’re not concerned with Love’s ability to opt out and become a free agent next summer. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Most Improved Player

Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up is an unusual triumvirate our writers landed on in a difficult award to empirically measure: The Most Improved Player. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:15 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball Second Team

John Wall

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »