Papagiannis discusses recent success and the importance of mentorship from his teammates

The name may not sound familiar to some yet, but this 7-foot-1 big man from Greece has high hopes for himself and the Sacramento Kings as well. In the recent draft, Georgios Papagiannis was selected with the 13th pick in the first round and didn't play for most of the season, but after the ... More

The young Kings need to take advantage of their golden opportunity

When the Kings shipped off their All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins they were sitting pretty in the ninth spot in the Western Conference. With a playoff berth in near sight, Kings fans were hopeful for something they haven’t seen in 10 years. The Kings had all the momentum heading into the break ... More

Finally, the Sacramento Kings have a direction

Put down the torches and pitchforks. Call off the witch hunt. For all the people calling for Vlade Divac’s job and Vivek Ranadive’s head, take a deep breath and consider your reasons. The Sacramento Kings have traded away DeMarcus Cousins, their biggest superstar since Chris Webber, for a ... More

The similarities of NBA players that played on bad teams and were traded

So, is everyone a little calmer now? Have you taken off the caps lock on your computer or phone? Are you less enraged at the move the Sacramento Kings made to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans? I can’t say that I was any different when it happened but, now that it’s been a ... More

Has the New Era of Proud officially arrived?

The Sacramento Kings organization as a whole have been reluctant to move DeMarcus Cousins, until now. According to multiple sources, the Kings have traded Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Kings were in discussions over the past several days with the Pelicans management at All-Star ... More

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