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Kawhi Leonard confirmed for Friday.

Kawhi Leonard headlines another group of six prospects visiting Sacramento tomorrow.  Joining Leonard is Scotty Hopson (Tennessee), DeAndre Liggins (Kentucky), Mickey McConnell (St. Mary's), Kalin Lucas (Michigan State), and Jamine Peterson (Providence/NBDL's New Mexico Thunderbirds). Of this group, Kawhi Leonard is the ... More

Omri Casspi: Cereal Eater.

Yes, this is the greatest thing ever! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT1xOgtZMvo More

Cowbell Kingdom Prospect Profile: Kawhi Leonard

The draft prospects have been trickling through Sacramento, mostly six at a time.  And Friday will likely be more of the same. Although the list of candidates have yet to be released, our friend Sam Amick of SI.com confirmed earlier this week via Twitter that San Diego State small forward Kawhi Leonard will be the main attraction. While Jimmer Fredette seems to be the scoop de jour for the Kings right now (he's jumped up the DraftExpress.com mock to no. 7), it's Leonard that's fallen a few spots.  But multiple sources have told Cowbell Kingdom that the Kings minds aren't made up just yet.  They are extremely interested in the 19-year-old swingman and have been for some time. Breaking the mold from the previous 13 prospect profiles, we are going to take a good hard look at Leonard a few days early because his story is extremely compelling.  And if our sources are correct, Leonard might be just what the Kings are looking for come June 23rd. There are plenty of narratives that surround NBA players.  Last season, we delved into the excruciating painful journey of Kings reserve power forward Darnell Jackson as he clung to his NBA dreams  (If you haven't read it, please do. It will change your perspective on one of the strongest people I have ever had the privilege to meet).  Leonard has another one of those tragic stories. Since the tale has been told, both written by Sam Amick for the New York Times, and video by CBS Sports, there's very little for us to add.  That doesn't mean that we shouldn't share it with you because at the end of the day, Leonard could wind up a King.  And like every other King, he would become part of the family.


Now that you know his story, it's time to get to the profile after the jump. ... More

Sacramento Kings extend qualifying offer to Marcus Thornton.

Clearly it is house keeping day for the Kings, as they have just announced that they have extended a qualifying offer to guard Marcus Thornton: KINGS EXTEND QUALIFYING OFFER TO MARCUS THORNTON SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today extended a qualifying offer to Marcus Thornton, making him a restricted free ... More

Kings waive Jermaine Taylor.

We have just been sent an official press release from the Sacramento Kings: KINGS WAIVE JERMAINE TAYLOR SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today requested waivers on guard Jermaine Taylor, according to Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Taylor averaged 7.1 points (.476 FGs, .300 3FGs, .727 ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Draft Profile: Kemba and Co.

Left - Kemba Walker, Right - Nikola Vucevic

For the third time this offseason, the Sacramento Kings conducted a six-man draft workout.  Today, UConn's Kemba Walker headlined the group that included only one other prospect expected to go in the first round - Nikola Vucevic.  The curtain stayed down for all but ten minutes of the workout, leaving media wanting more.  But what we did see was not the most impressive offensive performance of Kemba Walker's career. Video interviews and analysis after the jump. ... More

Kemba confirmed.

Kemba Walker will finally make his long awaited trip to Sacramento on Monday.  Walker, who had a scheduling conflict for yesterday's Jimmer Fredette workout, will be joined by Nikola Vucevic (USC), Justin Hurtt (Tulsa), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (Washington), DeAngelo Casto (Washington State) and Jordan Williams (Maryland).  Of ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Draft Profile: Jimmer and Co.

From left to right: Tobias Harris, Jimmer Fredette & Tyler Honeycutt
Jimmermania hit the River City today.  BYU's star guard Jimmer Fredette competed with a group of prospects, including Randy Culpepper, Tobias Harris, Tyler Honeycutt, Josh Harrelson and Sam Muldrow.  Rumors have Fredette going anywhere from no. 7, where the Kings pick, all the way to the late teens.  Harris and Honeycutt are projected anywhere from 15 to 25, while the other three prospects are second-round candidates for the Kings at no. 60, the last pick in the draft. Videos and analysis after the jump. ... More

Is Portland after the Kings #7 pick?

According to Kerry Eggers of The Portland Tribune, the Portland Trailblazers have set their sights on UConn guard Kemba Walker and are looking to move into the top seven to land him. According to a league source, Portland would like to get into the top seven to be in position to take Connecticut point guard Kemba Walker. ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Draft Profile: Brandon Knight.


Today is day number one for draft prospects to start coming through Sacramento.  Things have been relatively quiet so far this draft season, with most teams taking part in multi-team, multi-player workouts put on by host teams around the country.  Brandon Knight is the Kings' first visitor, coming to Sacramento to take part in a battery of tests and drills with the team's front office brass before being thrown to the media wolves.  The freshman out of Kentucky is considered one of the top point guard prospects in this year's NBA draft and is drawing attention all the way from spot #3 to pick #7, where the Kings sit anxiously waiting.  Knight measured well at the NBA combine, showing good height, leaping ability and quickness to go with a very nice wingspan. ... More