93 results for month: 10/2010

Training Camp Update: Day 19.

Boogi and Tyreke.

Boogie and Tyreke.

This is the last official day of camp and I have to be completely honest, I am sad. For the last four weeks, I have put my life on hold to chase the story here at the practice facility. A special thanks goes out to the Kings for the amazing access but also to everyone who watched my children in the middle of the day and made this possible. It has been a wild ride and I have loved every minute of it. ... More

The Deal with Dalembert.

News traveled fast via twitter today that Samuel Dalembert might make it back for the Kings' second game of the season in New Jersey. While this is exciting news, it also appears to be overly optimistic for  a player the Kings medical staff ruled out for 4-6 weeks a little over two weeks ago. Here is Dalembert's comment in its entirety to remove some of the confusion:

"I'm excited, it's feeling much better. It's feeling much better. I don't feel as much pain as before. It's healing. I'll try to shoot sometime to do more tomorrow and then keep going."

"We are about to find out, I'm about to get on the treadmill right now. So I'm about to run on the treadmill and I'll let you guys know tomorrow. That's the real test you know, run on the treadmill and see how you feel after that. And then tomorrow, if I feel good, if nothing is really bugging me, I'll try to do more and then hopefully, I'll be out there in New Jersey."

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Training Camp Update: Day 18.

I am going to miss training camp on Sundays. There is nothing better than full court scrimmages with an almost full roster to work with. Coach Westphal again tooled with a big line-up today, playing Cousins, Thompson and Landry together for long stints, along with Garcia and Evans.  They were matched up with Whiteside, Jackson and Casspi as their opponents, which was intriguing to say the least.  Casspi and Thompson got a little bit chippy with each other, but nothing too serious. Whiteside had a couple of monster blocks, but Cousins returned the favor late with a violent rejection that almost had Whiteside looking for a new head. I will have coaches comments on this action below. Injuries:
  • Dalembert working with Coach Carril.

    Dalembert is still out, BUT he made reference to possibly being ready to go against New Jersey the second game of the season. I'm not sure this is a reality at this point, but he is working hard everyday to get back. The adductor injury Dalembert sustained is one of those err on the side of caution type injuries. Once Dalembert thinks he's ready, I would then give him another week.
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A Day Off!

Hello readers. The Kings have taken the day off today so we sill not have a training camp update. Be sure to check out both the Luther Head and Beno Udrih interviews from the last two days and I will see you all here tomorrow. More

Pre-season Interview #8: Luther Head.

Luther Head.

Coming into camp, I believed that Luther Head was a perfect fit for the Sacramento Kings bench. He is an experienced shooter with ball handling skills, but still young enough to fit the culture of the current club.  After the first week of camp, however, I thought Head had played his last NBA game.  He was slowed by a quad injury and honestly, he looked like he was wearing cement shoes.  Luther Head's lack of mobility triggered a bad Kings memory: Is the ankle injury that the New Orleans Hornets used to renege on his contract offer, just another Shareef Abdur-Rahim situation without the mid-level exemption money? ... More

Pre-season game #7: Kings vs. Jazz.

Starting line-ups: Kings:
  • Tyreke Evans
  • Beno Udrih
  • Donté Greene
  • Darnell Jackson
  • DeMarcus Cousins
Injuries: Samuel Dalembert (adductor)- Out. Jazz:
  • Earl Watson
  • Raja Bell
  • Andrei Kirilenko
  • Paul Millsap
  • Al Jefferson
Injuries: Daron Williams (personal reasons)- not with team. Mehmet Okur (achilles tendon)- Out. ... More

Kings vs. Jazz televised.

It looks like the NBA package is open tonight as a part of their free trial. DirecTV channels 754 and 754-1 (HD) are running the Jazz feed of the game. Hopefully it is the full game and we can watch the final tune up before the season starts in its entirety. More

Pre-season Interview #7: Beno Udrih.

I sat down on Wednesday with Sacramento Kings starting guard Beno Udrih. Strangely enough, after 16 days of training camp, 3 home pre-season games and an official media day, it was the first time that we had met. Of all the Kings, Beno has been the least visible, the least available to the media and always the first to leave the courts in the practice facility. Now, don't get me wrong, he is working hard to get ready for the season in his own way and on his own time, but to the media, he is a phantom. I wasn't sure what to expect. And certainly, I did not expect to get such an amazingly honest, articulate and intelligent player like the one I got. I must warn you, Beno answers every question to it's fullest so this is a marathon, not a sprint. Here is Beno Udrih with The Purple Panjandrum: ... More

Training Camp Update: Day 17.

Coach Carril and Carl Landry.

  • Samuel Dalembert- Out. The initial report was 4-6 weeks and that was almost two weeks ago. The word around camp today is that Dalembert will still be out for a while.
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The Jazz waive guard Ryan Thompson.

According to Yahoo Sports Mark J. Spears via twitter: Jazz waived guard Sundiata Gaines, guard/forward Othyus Jeffers, forward Demetris Nichols and guard Ryan Thompson. Ryan is the brother of Kings third year power forward Jason Thompson. Both Thompson brothers played their collegiate ball at Rider. After playing for the ... More