93 results for month: 10/2010

Training camp update: Day 15.

Omri Casspi shooting after injuring his ankle.

Sunday is typically a scrimmage day for the team, which according to Coach Westphal, they love. As soon as the screen was lifted today, Omri Casspi went down in a heap, clutching his left ankle. The mood turned somber and the scrimmage ended with the trainer tending to Casspi while the rest of the team held their post practice meeting. Turns out Omri is okay, and after a bit of time, Casspi was not only able to get up, he was able to shoot around and sit down for a quick interview. I'll have that up later but here is the rest of the camp news: ... More

Training camp update: Day 14

The screen stayed down for most of practice today and when it came up, we were only able to see the waning seconds of a full-court scrimmage. The good news is, Beno, Tyreke and Francisco were all practicing. The bad news is, DeMarcus Cousins was sitting in a chair next to Dalembert and Whiteside with no shoe on his right foot. I have posted an injury report here. ... More

Injury update.

Good and bad news from today's training camp. Here are the highlights: Good- Tyreke Evans (both ankles)- Returned to practice. Francisco Garcia (ankle)- Returned to practice. Beno Udrih (shoulder)- Returned to practice. Bad- DeMarcus Cousins strained his right ankle in practice today. He is day to day. It didn't ... More

Pre-season interview #5: Donté Greene on being the new starter.

After the announcement by Coach Westphal that Greene would begin the season as the Kings starting small forward, Donté sat down on an exercise bike to answer some questions for us media types. I will note that this has not been the norm for Greene during camp. Typically, when practice is over, Greene has been the least visible King. I'm not insinuating that he is not working hard because attached to the courts in the practice facility is the weight room and Greene could very well be in there for hours, but we do not have access to that part of the facility. ... More

Carl Landry speaks up via twitter.

Just in case anyone out there was wondering what a big brother should do when his little brother gets waived from his basketball team, here is a start: To The NBA World: The Sacramento Kings release Marcus Landry today. Landry is now the best free agent (wing) player available on the market. It was a joy to speak with Marcus ... More

Marcus Landry, Connor Atchley and Joe Crawford waived.

Coach Westphal on having to waive Marcus Landry, Connor Atchley and Joe Crawford today: "It's always tough when you have to do that. We have a lot of respect for those three players and I wouldn't be surprised to see one or all of them either land back with us at some point or in the league for sure." It's an unenviable job to ... More

Kings Waive Marcus Landry, Connor Atchley, and Joe Crawford

From the Kings media release: SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today announced that they waived forward-center Connor Atchley, guard Joe Crawford and forward Marcus Landry from their training camp roster. The Kings roster now stands at 14. Too bad for Joe Crawford and Marcus Landry. I think they could have found a ... More

Coach Westphal chooses Donté Greene and Carl Landry as starters.

This news should come as no surprise to those following the Kings closely, but today Coach Paul Westphal made the announcement he has been dropping hints about all week:
"If we're healthy, we'll start with Beno, and Cisco and Donté and Carl and DeMarcus the first game. And then when Tyreke comes back, he'll start in place of Cisco."
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Season Preview Essays: Pooh Jeter

I must warn you – I can't speak of Pooh Jeter without obvious bias trickling out in every word. He was by far the most entertaining bro on my beloved Hapoel Jerusalem squad last season, and personally speaking, he was my second favorite player (the first was Uri Kukia, an undersized, unathletic forward with no discern... More

Season Preview Essays: Antoine Wright

I knocked the Antoine Wright signing when it happened, and after weeks of self-reflection (this is the stuff I reflect on, so shoot me), I'm not much happier. In fact, my stance remains pretty much the same. It's not that I don't like Wright. In fact, in NBA Live 2006 (this was before my switch to 2K), my affection for the ... More