TAG: Sacramento Kings

Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Kings Owner Pitched Idea Of 4-On-5 Defense With Cherry-Picker

Vivek Ranadive

We love forward, outside-the-box thinking in the NBA, and are absolutely thrilled that the Brothers Maloof sold the Sacramento Kings. But owner Vivek Ranadivé might want to pump the breaks on his enthusiasm for zany in-game strategy. According to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, Ranadivé recently floated the idea of playing 4-on-5 defense with a cherry-picker to leading franchise officials. Read More »

Video / Oct 25, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Watch DeMarcus Cousins Beat Ed Davis Off Dribble, Dunk On Robert Sacre

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (photo. Basketball Orbit YouTube)

The only thing better than beating one Los Angeles Lakers big man? For DeMarcus Cousins, dunking on another. Watch the Sacramento Kings star easily go by Ed Davis off-the-dribble before rising for a powerful dunk on a helpless Robert Sacre. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 15, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Watch Deron Williams Use Four Straight Crossovers To Beat Ramon Sessions

Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams recently said that he is fully healthy and plans to regain his status as one of the league’s best point guards. He has a long way to go to reach his goal, but Williams showed a flash of the ability that once made him so devastating last night in his team’s exhibition against the Sacramento Kings. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Oct 12, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: DeMarcus Cousins Gets Second Technical Of Preseason In Shanghai

DeMarcus Cousins

After finishing his first four seasons in the NBA in the top five for technical fouls, DeMarcus Cousins has vowed to cut his technicals to no more than five this season as a sign of his maturity on the court. The only problem is he already has two in preseason, after picking one up in Shanghai early Sunday. Read More »

NBA / Oct 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Feels “Like I’m About 45 Years Old” After Grueling Summer

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins made his first USA Basketball team this summer after two previous tryouts. He was with them when they took gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Two weeks later, training camps started, which includes this week’s trip to China to play exhibition games against the Nets. So it’s no wonder Boogie told NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper on Tuesday before boarding a plane to China, “I feel like I’m 45 years old.” Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 8, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Watch Nik Stauskas Exhibit Rare Offensive Knack, Comfort In Preseason

Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas (Ed Szczepanski, USATODAY)

O Canada! Hours after the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins wowed in his preseason debut, fellow countryman Nik Stauskas was similarly impressive in his second outing with the Sacramento Kings. Showing off the effortless shooting stroke and all-around offensive knack that made him a mid-lottery pick, Stauskas appeared a seasoned vet in the Kings’ exhibition win last night against the Toronto Raptors, scoring 13 points on just six shot attempts during a team-high 26 minutes of court-time. Read More »

instagram / Oct 8, 2014 / 6:00 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Catches Rookie Nik Stauskas Showing Off His NBA Cash

Nik Stauskas

Under the terms of the NBA’s rookie salary scale, former Wolverine Nik Stauskas will make $2,745,840 for the 2014-15 season after getting selected by the Kings with the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He’ll also get doled out some per diem during Sacramento’s trip to China for some preseason action. Teammate DeMarcus Cousins caught him snapping a photo of his cash on the plane! Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 9:00 am

Video: Kyle Lowry’s Spinning No-Look Bank Shot

Kyle Lowry

Every now and then, when a player hears a whistle, they’ll throw up a prayer in the hopes of drawing the foul plus the shot. During last night’s preseason game between the Kings and Raptors, Toronto PG Kyle Lowry had his prayer answered in the form of this whirling, no-look bank shot — plus the foul. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 6, 2014 / 10:15 am

T-Ross Steal & Coast-To-Coast Tomahawk Jam

Terrance Ross

Terrance Ross (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA is back…sort of. Preseason games tipped off this weekend with the Pellies taking on the Heat on Saturday and the Cavs hosting Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday. The Kings and Raptors also faced off. Terrance Ross intercepted a Nik Stauskas pass at the beginning of the second quarter and the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk contestant took it coast-to-coast for the tomhawk jam. Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Sets Goal Of No More Than Five Technicals In 2014-2015

DeMarcus Cousins

Talent will never hold DeMarcus Cousins back. The 6-11, 270 pound behemoth combines supreme coordination with a soft touch and rare offensive knack, traits on full display since he roared onto the national scene as a freshman at the University of Kentucky in 2009-2010. Cousins put his unique package of skills together for a career-best campaign last season, averaging 22.7 points and and 11.7 rebounds per game and posting the NBA’s fifth best PER. Those are numbers reserved for franchise cornerstones and All-NBA performers, but such praise and adulation have been slow to come for Cousins. For as good as Boogie was last season, many believe his notoriously wild temper is still a limiting factor. Read More »