Typically this time of year we're knee deep in NBA free agency and summer league action. But with the league in work stoppage mode, pro-am leagues and youth basketball camps hosted by NBA players have become all the rage this July.
After a rough (pun intended) weekend on the golf course at the American Century Classic, ...
The NBA unveiled the 2011-12 schedule today. And assuming a new collective bargaining agreement is reached in time, the Kings will start the season at home for the first time in eight years.
The last time the Kings opened the year in Sacramento, they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-92. Oh, and it was also the debut of some 18-year-old kid from Akron, Ohio.
Turner Sports' David Aldridge caught up with Donté Greene at the Goodman League in Washington DC. And like many NBA players this summer, the Kings forward is considering overseas basketball options during the league's work stoppage.
Greene, who said he's contemplating offers in Israel and Italy in the fall if the lockout is ...
SLAM's Brendan Bowers touched base with new Kings power forward JJ Hickson for a quick Q&A session. Among the questions Hickson answered was this one regarding his intensity level.
SLAM: You mentioned the lapses you had at times, but you also turned in some of your best performances last season against the Amar’e ...
Another study by the Think Big Sacramento Committee, titled the Capital Corridor Impact Report, was released today. And it pretty much sums up the obvious.
Most people attending events and Kings games at Power Balance Pavilion aren't from the city of Sacramento.
The following from the report's conclusion:
Jimmer Fredette just wrapped up a media conference call, talking about playing in this week's American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. He made the call from Los Angeles, where he is attending the 2011 ESPYs.
Would Jimmer play overseas? - "No, I haven't actually thought about that. I'm ...
As James told you in a post yesterday
, Jimmer Fredette will participate in the American Century Championship
golf tournament in Lake Tahoe this week. Here are some additional quotes from a conference call media had with Fredette back in May.
On his invitation:
I heard they (tournament officials) were in a meeting and all of a sudden they said “We would like to have Jimmer Fredette come play.” My friend’s jaw almost dropped because they’ve never even talked about another collegiate athlete playing in this tournament. To me, that’s just unbelievable because there have been some amazing college athletes to come through the ranks for however long the tournament has been going on.
We shared with you earlier today Kevin Pelton
of Basketball Prospectus' statistical projection of Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette
. Now we take a look at his outlook of DeMarcus Cousins for ESPN.com
. Again his method, a different one this time, explained in his own words:
This time, the projections are generated by Basketball Prospectus' SCHOENE Projection System, which uses players' stats to match them with similar talents at the same age, then uses the development of those peers to generate a projection.
Pelton's projection of Cousins after the jump...
Basketball Prospectus' Kevin Pelton
put together statistical projections of players from next year's rookie class for ESPN.com
. His method explained in his own words:
My projection system translates NCAA performance to the pros using the performance of past rookies and adjusting for strength of schedule. To that is added the pace at which each newcomer's NBA team played last season and a guess at minutes per game to create a projected stat line. Here's a look at the most impressive of next season's rookies (whenever they finally get to take the floor)...
His analysis of Fredette, which is a favorable one, after the jump...
Zach and I are on today's ESPN NBA 5-on-5 roundtable. Some Kings related excerpts:
3. Which rookie is ready to rise as a sophomore?
Zach Harper, Daily Dime Live: There were times when DeMarcus Cousins looked unstoppable, and there were times when he seemed uncoachable. When he's around the basket, he's too strong to ...