Karl: ‘Come in the film room, watch us play, and show me where it’s really bad basketball’

It was very apparent during the Sacramento Kings’ offseason that the franchise and its fans were ready to proclaim that this was the year. That this 2015-2016 roster would finally break the nine-year drought the team has faced with no playoff birth. The season is now more than a quarter of ... More

Darren Collison: A Glass Half Full

It’s been an up-and-down kind of career for Darren Collison. After being selected 21st overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets, he would go on to have a solid rookie campaign en route to being named a 1st Team All-NBA Rookie. As promising as his initiation into the NBA ... More

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins against the Boston Celtics. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)

Turnover Tuesdays: An unpredictable team

Turnover Tuesdays with Mr. Taylor As I predicted, the Kings went 2-2 last week bringing their record for the season to 7-12. 2-2 isn’t bad considering that they were without DeMarcus Cousins for all but one of the games, but it is disappointing considering their lackadaisical effort in a ... More

Sunday Musings: Is Rudy Gay a #2 option?

The Sacramento Kings are 18 games into the much anticipated 2015/16 season, and DeMarcus Cousins has already missed eight games. The Kings have managed to win one game without their star big man. That is unacceptable. You would think this team has enough talent to win a couple games ... More

Will Karl’s resume be enough to keep his job?

Optimism was injected into the Sacramento Kings fanbase last February as George Karl was named the new head coach in Sacramento. But with many of their recent coaches, the romance would be short-lived. Rumblings of a firing arose in the offseason even before his first opening night. Those ... More

Turnover Tuesdays: A bumpy road trip thus far

Turnover Tuesdays with Mr. Taylor The road, man… Last week, I made the bold prediction that the Kings would win 3 of 4 last week to improve to 7-8 on the season. Sometimes I’m wrong. The Kings played sloppy most of the week, losing to Atlanta and Miami (sans Cousins) before picking up a ... More

Sunday Musings: Is DeMarcus Cousins a media punching bag?

In basketball, there are media favorites such as Stephen Curry and Blake Griffin. DeMarcus Cousins has never been one of those favorites. Cousins pops up in the media circles when he gets into it with referees or the state of his franchise is in doubt. The NBA would love nothing more than ... More

Acy’s resurgence to the Kingdom

Fear the Beard Marco Belinelli was coming off a Quincy Acy screen and when the blue-collar forward rolled to the rim, Belinelli found him and Acy finished off the play with a thunderous dunk over ex-King Thomas Robinson. The crowd erupted and so did his teammates on the bench. These are some ... More

Turnover Tuesdays: What a difference a week makes

Turnover Tuesdays with Mr. Taylor What a difference a week makes. After a locker room outburst from DeMarcus Cousins and the “family meeting” that followed, the Kings reeled off three straight wins at home to improve to 4-7 on the season. Perhaps the most encouraging part of the ... More

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins horses around with New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)

All about small ball? Blink and you might miss the renaissance of the big man

It doesn’t take 20/20 vision to see that the NBA is going through a “small ball” phase. Every article in every publication seems to speak of spacing, stretch-fours, and corner threes. It’s almost as though the traditional bruising big man that can score 25 points, grab 12 boards, and ... More