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We have a training camp invite!

A local product has a chance to chase his dream with the Sacramento Kings.  Former Modesto Christian star Adrian Oliver announced on Twitter that he has been invited to Kings training camp. Oliver is the first unofficial camp invitee we've heard from so far.  The 6'-3 shooting guard played his first two seasons of college ... More

2011-12 Sacramento Kings schedule released

It is official. The Kings open the 2011-12 NBA season Decemember 26th, the same way they ended the 2010-11 season, at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.  With the lockout killing more than seven weeks of the season, the NBA will play an impacted 66 game schedule, including some pretty hectic stretches for all teams.  After the jump is a quick look at some of the rough spots for the Sacramento Kings followed by the complete 2011-12 regular season schedule. ... More

Kings continue relationship with 1140 The Fan

Our good friend Tom Ziller over at Sactown Royalty broke this story last week, but today, the Kings and radio broadcast partner 1140 The Fan announced they will continue their relationship for another season of NBA basketball. For the 19th consecutive season, 1140 The Fan will serve as the home of the Sacramento Kings after ... More

Stadium, parking and Here We Stay update

Image: Kevin Fippin

The fight to keep the Kings did not end in May with the announcements by David Stern and the Maloof family that they would give Sacramento one more chance to get a new entertainment and sports facility built in the capitol city.  Mayor Kevin Johnson and his team have been busy putting together a financing plan that will hopefully take care of the pesky $387 million cost of a new building.  That plan needs to be in place by March 1, 2012, but the mayor's office has to lay a lot of ground work before a definitive agreement is put into place.

During a December 13th Sacramento City Council meeting, Mayor Johnson is going to roll out a plan to lease 8000+ Downtown Sacramento area parking spaces to a private parking firm and possibly even take the idea to a vote.  Despite recent reports, we've confirmed through our own private sources, that the leasing figure is at least $200-million and possibly more.  In the past, we have talked about parking being the "magic bullet" in this deal, and $200 million of a $387 million stadium deal is exactly that. ... More

Kings preseason games announced

The Sacramento Kings have sent out an official press release to announce their two-game preseason schedule for this abbreviated off-season.  Kings fans who are desperate for some NBA action will have to watch the 2011-12 version of the Sacramento Kings tip-off in Oakland for a match-up against the Golden state Warriors. &... More

Dalembert talks Miami, New York and Houston

Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida caught up this weekend with Sacramento Kings free agent center Samuel Dalembert, who is currently in his native Haiti.  Not surprisingly, Dalembert spoke glowingly about the prospect of playing for the Miami Heat, a team in desperate need of a center and only a two hour flight away from ... More

NBA’s tentative labor agreement available, amnesty rule gets a tweak

Our friend Sam Amick of SI.com has landed the new tentative agreement.  While many are focusing on the finer nuances of the BRI split and exceptions, Kings fans should be looking at two specific items. First and foremost, a new provision requires all teams spend a minimum of 85% of the $58-million cap.  What does that mean Kings fans?  The Maloof family must spend at least $49.3 million in salary this season.  Why is this important?  The Sacramento Kings currently have roughly $31.8 million in dedicated salary after signing rookie first round pick Jimmer Fredette.  That leaves a whopping $17.5 million to spend on retaining restricted free agent Marcus Thornton, as well as signing second round picks Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Honeycutt.  $17.5 is the MINIMUM.  In total, the Kings are approximately $26.2 million under the salary cap. Now, here is something new and exciting for you CBA geeks out there.  Yes, there is an amnesty clause which allows every team in the league to jettison one player off of their current roster without either luxury tax or salary cap implications.  BUT, there is something new hiding in the proposal which might come in handy for the Sacramento Kings. ... More

Lockout ends, are your Sacramento Kings ready?

Every NBA coach has the fear that one or more of his players are going to come back from this long lay off way out of shape.  It's happened before.  Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker are two players that come to mind when people speak of the 1998-99 lockout.  These two went from all-star power forwards to poster children for what can ... More

Game on!

According to multiple sources, the NBA and the organization formally known as the NBA Players Association, have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, insuring that there will be NBA basketball on Christmas day.  Great work by Ken Berger of CBS Sports for breaking the story first, followed by ... More

Goon Squad Classic: Overtime Session

Earlier in the week we posted the first quarter action from the Goon Squad Classic.  Today, we have the overtime session, in its entirety for your viewing pleasure.  Special thanks to our friend Tobin Halsey for shooting the action from the baseline while Jonathon and I enjoyed our press seats at the scorers table. http://... More