1229 results for author: James Ham

Jimmer’s getting hitched, Thornton has options and Cisco plays for Team DR

There is very little Kings related news to pass on about the off-season/lockout at this point.  We are working on a few things, but until they materialize, here are a couple of crumbs to chew on. Jimmer Fredette has proposed to Whitney Wonnacott and she has accepted.  How do we know this?  The wonderful world of Twitte... More

DeMarcus Cousins with some great moves for team Goodman league

DeMarcus Cousins looked solid if not great yesterday, starting for DC's Goodman League team in their promo match-up against LA's Drew League all-stars.  JaVale McGee was no match for Cousins' power as the Kings' young big man dunked all over him in consecutive possessions.  With the NBA locked in a serious labor battle, games ... More

Think Big Sacramento almost ready to hand out “menu” of financing options

The Think Big Sacramento committee has announced that they are almost ready to put forth what they are calling a "menu" of funding options for a new entertainment and sports complex in the downtown rail yards.  This menu will be released on September 8th at the Sacramento Press Club's monthly luncheon and will include multiple ... More

Contract the Kings? Stern says not so fast Bill Simmons.

If you missed Bill Simmons podcast with NBA Commissioner David Stern on Friday, you need to sit down for an hour with an iced tea and a pair of noise cancelling head phones.  There is a lot of information to go over here but since this is a Sacramento Kings blog, let us focus on the critical items pertaining to this team. Let me just put the word out there- contraction.  It's an ugly word and even uglier when you understand the economics of the NBA and how they apply to the Sacramento Kings. While Bill Simmons peppered Commissioner Stern with a myriad of questions, contraction and the Kings was a major topic of discussion.  Stern was as candid as he could be and certainly open to the subject, which should scare the tar out of Kings fans. More after the jump... ... More

It’s time to get down and Boogie.

Kings' big man DeMarcus Cousins turns 21-years-old today and it appears he is going to do it in style.     While Jimmer Fredette was able to pull legendary golf instructor Hank Haney out of the crowd for an on course clinic up at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, DeMarcus is attempting to ... More

Basketball 101 anyone?

We have done our fair share of covering youth basketball camps for Kings players so far this summer.  You've seen Jimmer bury 60-footers surrounded by kids wearing Get Jimmered shirts.  On Monday, Tyreke sat for an interview over at Hardwood Palace, while young campers toiled in the background.  Today, we have something ... More

Does Tyreke Evans need to read Cowbell Kingdom?

There seems to be some confusion in Tyreke Evans' camp about the drafting of Jimmer Fredette.  In an interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Evans "has some questions" about his place in the Kings world.  And with the lockout in place, they can't answer this quandary. “I don’t know how we are playing it,” Evans ... More

Tyreke Evans goes to camp

Our friend Ryan Yamamoto of News 10, was able to grab a few minutes with Tyreke Evans early today from his youth basketball camp at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin, California.  Thanks to Ryan and the News 10 crew who were nice enough to share their raw footage. Here are some of the highlights: Evans has been working out ... More

Your midday cup o’ Kings: Francisco Garcia

As the roster sits today, the Sacramento Kings have only two players over the age of 25 - the 31 year-old John Salmons, who was acquired on draft day in a trade with the Bucks, and Francisco Garcia, the longest tenured King, who will be 30 on December 14th. It's strange how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that Francisco was a rookie riding the pine for a Kings playoff team that included Mike Bibby, Brad Miller, Ron Artest, Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim. These clips below bring us back to a different Cisco. Injuries have derailed and slowed the 29 year old wing over the last three years. Three seasons ago it was ankle injuries that cost him 27 games. Two seasons ago, a freak accident in the weight room resulting in a catastrophic arm injury, costing Cisco all but 25 games. Last season, Garcia missed 24 games with a left calf strain that took a long time to heal because of a set back during recovery. By seasons end, Garcia appeared worn down, not entirely unexpected after missing so much time during the year. More after the jump... ... More

Your morning cup o’ Kings: DeMarcus Cousins

One of the truly fascinating thing about covering the 2010-11 Sacramento Kings was watching rookie DeMarcus Cousins work, both on and off the floor.  When I describe to people what I do, one of the first questions out of their mouth is, "What is DeMarcus Cousins like?"  If I'm being honest, I tell them that it depends on the day.  Cousins is an engaging, intelligent kid with a big heart.  He is also surly, difficult and combative.  He wears his heart on his sleeve, which is a blessing and a curse.  He almost always sticks around to take his lumps from the media, even when things have gone poorly.  He wants to win, he wants to start and he wants to play the whole game. There is so much to like about DeMarcus Cousins and a certain amount of apprehension that you have to have with him.  While he is supremely talented, he is young and immature.  Is he worth the trouble?  Absolutely.  Is he going to have more growing pains?  Yes, but mark my words, the finished product will be one of the most dominant players in the NBA. More after the jump... ... More