30 results for month: 02/2011

Maloofs in the house.

Joe Maloof, via twitter, has confirmed that he, along with brothers Gavin and George will be in attendance for Here We Stay night at newly named Power Balance Pavilion. @Joe_Maloof Joe Maloof Gavin, George, & myself will absolutely be at the game Monday night. My mom really wants to come, but she just had back ... More

Your Mandatory Marcus Thornton Love Letter

My Dearest Marcus, Long have I craved for our roundball rendezvous. Ever since those optimistic days of training camp, ripe with hopes of ascension into 30 win range and of beastly monsters by the name of DeMarcus guarding our paint, my love for your skills as a shooter and creator has remained unwavering. Restricted free ... More

Paul Westphal talks the miracle in Orlando, Carl Landry, trade deadline and relocation.

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Following the Kings unbelievable victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, I was able to steal a few more minutes with Coach Paul Westphal while the team is on the road.  The Kings have two more games on its seven game-all-star break-interrupted road trip that has seen some pretty high high's and low low's.  It doesn't get any easier for the team in purple and black as they play back-to-back games in Charlotte and Memphis before returning home to what has become a fire storm of controversy with the team's ownership pondering relocation.  Coach Westphal and I talk victories, trades, rumors and relocation in yet another candid interview. JH: With all that is happening with your team right now, how proud are you of the effort that they brought tonight against a very good Orlando Magic team? Coach Westphal: It's a very satisfying win.  I'm happy for the players because when you take everything into account, you know, the trade deadline with its uncertainty, the losing streak we have been on, the injury to Tyreke, the upheaval with DeMarcus and Donté last week, just the specter of uncertainty with the arena situation and all the rumors surrounding that, and anybody's personal situation you know, players are wondering how their career is going, and in the midst of all of this stuff to be able to focus and play that well together and to really lay it out there like that and have success is quite a nice thing for these guys.  They had to play hard, and they had to play together, and they had to focus - I'm really happy for all of these guys. ... More

Here We Stay.

This is a pretty simple concept.  The team that you follow is threatening to leave town.  Not on another road trip, but for good - never to return.  You can cry, you can place blame and get angry or you can get off your ass and try to make a little bit of difference. That is what Here We Stay is all about.  It is ... More

Relocation Extension: This is happening, people. UGH

Mark Kreidler is on top of the Maloofs filing for an extension to look over Anaheim's offer of having the team move there. While this sounds bad, it's not a terrible sign. All it means is the team is looking into relocation. It doesn't mean they will relocate. At the same time, this sucks. There is no real deadline ... More

DSD Podcast.

Today I was able to fit in a podcast with Jon Santiago of Davis Sports Deli.  We touched base on the Landry/Thornton trade as well as the pending March 1st relocation date.  Click here to have a listen and put a voice to the writing. More

Landry to New Orleans a done deal.

According to this official Sacramento Kings press release: SACRAMENTO, CA, February 23, 2011 -- The Sacramento Kings today acquired guard Marcus Thornton and cash considerations in a trade with the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for forward Carl Landry, it was announced by Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff ... More

Marcus Thornton Scouting Report

Our good friends at Hornets 24/7 have been kind enough to exchange scouting reports with us on the key components of the latest Kings trade. They'll have words from me on Carl Landry in a short while. Here is what Michael Mcnamara says about what the Kings are getting with Thornton: From an outsiders perspective, the ... More

From Marc Stein: Landry could be heading to N’Awlins

Hello Marcus Thornton and David Andersen? More

Will the Maloofs pull the plug on the Sacramento Kings?

Both Marc Stein of ESPN and Sam Amick of Fanhouse are reporting that the Maloof brothers, majority owners of the Sacramento Kings, may file relocation papers to move the Kings to Anaheim California before the March 1st filing deadline.  The Maloofs as well as the previous owners of the Kings have been trying for well over a ... More