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Petrie and Westphal on 2011 NBA Draft, Jimmer Fredette, John Salmons and beyond

After the final pick of the NBA Draft was made tonight, Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie and Head Coach Paul Westphal addressed the local media at the Kings Practice Facility.  Updated (12:45 am) with video. Geoff Petrie httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtjek5KN0Xo Audio: Right-click, save-as ... More

2011 NBA Draft: Tyler Honeycutt Conference Call

We just got off the phone with 35th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and newest Sacramento King, Tyler Honeycutt.  As far as his new teammates go, he said he's most excited to play with Tyreke Evans.  And though he was unhappy to slip out of the second-round, he said the wait was harder on his mom.  Listen to his comments below.... More

Tyreke Evans talks 2011 NBA Draft

Caught up with Tyreke Evans a few hours ago, who's back in Sacramento hosting a free basketball camp with the Positive Coaching Alliance and VSP the next two days for underprivileged kids in the area.  And with the draft just minutes away, Evans shared some of his thoughts.

He was however unable to comment on the blockbuster trade the Kings reportedly made this afternoon.  The Kings guard hadn't yet received official word that the trade was a done deal from the team yet.

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Updated: Spurs GM R.C. Buford addresses Tony Parker trade chatter

Spurs GM R.C. Buford on the reports of Tony Parker's availability, via Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: “We’re not shopping anyone,” Buford said, via text message. “We’ve received calls on a lot of our guys and we’ve answered the phone.” For the right deal however, perhaps a trade for Tony Parker can ... More

Daily Dime Live 2011 NBA Mock Draft Recap!

The ESPN DDL live mock first-round mock draft is in the books.  I represented the Kings.  You can read the chat transcript here. The results... Cavs - Kyrie Irving Wolves - Derrick Williams Jazz - Brandon Knight Cavs - Enes Kanter Raptors - Kemba Walker Wizards - Kawhi Leonard Kings - Jimmer Fredette P... More

Geoff Petrie on the 2011 NBA Draft

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2sq7kRx0jk Kings VP of Basketball Ops Geoff Petrie discusses the Kings pre-draft process following today's workout. More

Josh Selby, Xavier Silas and Malcom Thomas Workout Reaction

From left to right: Malcolm Thomas, Josh Selby and Xavier Silas

Yesterday, the Kings brought Kansas' Josh Selby, Texas' Cory Joseph,  Georgetown's Austin Freeman, Northern Illinois' Xavier Silas and San Diego State's Malcolm Thomas for a Father's Day workout.  I usually leave the analysis to James, since he has a much keener eye when it comes to picking up on nuances and tendencies of these prospects than I do.   But since he was unable to attend, I'll share a few of my thoughts on the prospects along with video of the post-workout interviews. ... More

Updated: Norris Cole withdraws from Tuesday workout, Kings still host six

UPDATED (4:30 PM) :  Cleveland State's Norris Cole has pulled out of tomorrow's workout at the Sacramento Kings practice facility.  According to a Kings press release, he withdrew due to an injury from a previous workout.  Taking his place is Texas Southern's Kevin Galloway, a Sacramento-native who left Kentucky after the ... More

First arena coalition meeting focuses on public-private partnership

  The first public meeting between members of the Here We Build coalition took place yesterday afternoon.  According to our friend and appointed committee member Blake Ellington, the meeting included a 30-minute presentation by Dan Barrett, founder and principal owner of Barrett Sports Group, LLC.  It is a firm ... More

Peja Stojakovic: NBA Champion

From the Dallas Mavericks championship celebration at the American Airlines Center: First of all, I never expected to play on this team after playing against this team for so many years.  I just want to thank my teammates, thank the coaching staff, thank the ownership for the opportunity they gave me this year to compete ... More