Malachi Richardson: Humble and Hungry

“With the 22nd pick, the Charlotte Hornets select Malachi Richardson out of Syracuse,” echoed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in the 2016 NBA Draft. After shaking Silver’s hand wearing the Hornets draft cap, the then 20-year-old shooter quickly found out that he was headed to Sacramento, ... More

Analysis and takeaways from a successful 4-2 homestand for the Kings

For the first time this season, the negative buzz surrounding the Sacramento Kings has toned down a bit. Since returning from their eight game road trip, the Kings have developed a new identity built by adversity and experience. The Kings opened up their six-game homestand with a buzzer beater ... More

Papagiannis’ Mid-Year Report with Analysis and Video

When the Sacramento Kings traded away its eighth pick in the 2016 NBA draft to the Phoenix Suns, the Sacramento faithful went into shock. The weight of what a potential top ten draft pick would do for the Kings’ future was one that the community wanted to hold on to. With an opportunity to ... More

The signing of Lawson is paying off in early 2017

It was midway through August, the point guard dilemma was in full swing, and the Sacramento Kings window for opportunity was closing rapidly. The NBA had yet to enforce its sanctions on Darren Collison and with no timetable available, it had the franchise at a stand still. Knowing that acquiring ... More

Cousins deserves every penny of reported max-deal contract extension

It isn't an argument anymore, DeMarcus Cousins, as of right now, is the best big man in the NBA. His dominance both physically and statistically are unmatched by any at his size and position. With rumors of a max-deal extension offer from the Sacramento Kings swirling, there is no question that ... More

Joerger is still trying to figure out his starting lineup

People like to do things that will make them successful. If you do something and it doesn’t work then you adjust and try to make it better, and then rinse and repeat. For the Sacramento Kings, they’re trying to figure out what the best lineup is to start the game. You don’t have to start ... More

Blaming one individual for the Kings’ struggles is not a solution but a burden

It’s so easy to point fingers. Everyone has a name to throw into the fire. Anyone can be a critic. Pointing out the problem is always much easier than coming up with a solution. While there are plenty of problems that can and have been pointed out involving the entire organization, not a ... More

The significance of Anthony Tolliver’s effectiveness

For what seemed like ages in the late 2000's, the Sacramento Kings were plagued with the "young team" label that carried more of a negative connotation than positive. That label was synonymous with the roster's lack of playoff experience, low basketball I.Q., and inability to win games. With the ... More

Addressing Cousins’ Beef With Cowbell Kingdom and Moving Forward

Dear People of Sacramento and the NBA Community, I was at a promotional event hosting a Kings-Grizzlies watch party at Sail Inn Grotto when the Sacramento Bee released its column regarding DeMarcus Cousins’ attempts to control the media. I briefly skimmed through it because I was ... More

The Differences and Similarities Between DeMarcus Cousins and Rasheed Wallace

Over the last few years we’ve seen DeMarcus Cousins become one of the most dominant players in the NBA. Statistically, every year he’s gotten a little bit better and is now one of the most unstoppable big men in the game. So far, Cousins has racked up two All-Star nominations, two All-NBA teams ... More