25 results for month: 09/2011

Highlights: Jimmer, Isaiah and Honeycutt from Jimmer’s All-Stars

If you didn't catch last week's game, here a few Kings rookie highlights from Jimmer's All-Stars. Isaiah Thomas Tyler Honeycutt Jimmer Fredette A tip of the hat to Lockout Hoops for sharing. More

Viewpoints: Arena consultant contracts and development team approved by city council

Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 in favor of paying consultants to explore funding options for a new entertainment-and-sports complex.  They also tabbed David Taylor and the ICON Venue Group to be the arena's official development team.  Below are a few takes on last night's meeting and perhaps on where the city goes from ... More

AEG confirms interest in Sacramento arena

Anschutz Entertainment Group has been in the conversation for quite some time as a potential operator of the proposed entertainment-and-sports complex.  Now its interest is no longer speculation.  From the Sacramento Bee: "We have made the mayor aware that … any assistance he would like to ask us for, we would be interes... More

Sacramento proposes to spend half-million on arena consultants

Multiple news outlets have reported that the city of Sacramento will have to spend $555,000 over the next six months on consultants advising the funding process for a new entertainment-and-sports complex.  The Sacramento Bee tells us where the money is coming from: The funding would come from the city's parking division ... More

The lockout officially eats games

The NBA has been gracious enough this morning to send out the following press release:   NBA POSTPONES TRAINING CAMPS FOR 2011-12 SEASON, CANCELS 43 PRESEASON GAMES NEW YORK, September 23, 2011--The NBA announced today that player training camps for the 2011-12 season have been postponed indefinitely because a new ... More

Jimmer’s All-Stars is a hit

Jimmer Fredette and a group of rookies put on a show Thursday night in Provo, Utah on the campus of BYU.  Although team Fredette lost 140-126 to team Leonard, the former Cougar got an incredible send off from more than 11,000 enthusiastic fans.  As opposed to most of the other summer league events, Fredette and his Octagon management team, landed a first class facility complete with a free live streaming website and a television deal with the BYU channel.  So that means that thousands of folks all over the country got to catch a glimpse of some high flying, fun loving, no defense playing hoops. Coach Steve Fisher came out to coach his former San Diego State star Kawhi Leonard who teamed with the Bucks' first rounder Tobias Harris to lead team Leonard with 24 points apiece.  Kemba Walker chipped in 23 points, six rebounds and four assists to drive the offense from the point, while big man Vernon Macklin anchored the post with 18 points on 8/11 shooting and six rebounds.  Team Leonard took an 18 point lead into the half, outscoring team Fredette 36-19 in the second quarter and never looked back. More after the jump... ... More

Jimmer Fredette’s All-Star exhibition tips off at 6 pm PST

From BYU TV: Basketball fans across the country are gearing up for the Jimmer's All-Stars Presented by Zions Bank exhibition game being played Thursday, September 22. The game will air live on BYUtv at 7pm MT. You can also watch the game online at http://byutv.org/watch/livetv. The game will take place at the Marriott ... More

Marcus Thornton discredits Maccabi rumor, dissects Kings pre-lockout deals

I caught up with Marcus Thornton for SLAM today.  He says he has no idea where the report of him declining a lucrative Maccabi Tel Aviv offer came from.  But he is considering overseas options and has received some offers in China and Spain.  Thornton and his agent continue to watch what progress is or isn't made in lockout ... More

Derek Fisher addresses latest labor talk hearsay

Following Tuesday's meeting between the players union and NBA officials, CBA negotiations seemed to take a turn for the worst.  However, union president Derek Fisher wants to set the record straight.  So in a letter obtained by Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick,  the Laker guard addressed each member of the NBPA on the direct... More

News aplenty: Vegas League attendance dwindles, lockout reigns and arena plan moves forward

Lots of news on the lockout and arena fronts from the past two days... Las Vegas fall league opens Despite the hype from Phoenix Suns swingman Jared Dudley, the crowds so far haven't shown up for the Impact Competitive Training Series.  Here's an image from yesterday before game 1 at the Impact Training Facility (via Ben ... More