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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2011 NBA Draft day is upon us, analysis and recap of events

It all began All-Star Weekend when NBA commissioner David Stern gently picked up the Sacramento Kings and placed them on the tracks of the craziest roller coaster ride known to man.  For months, the ride went up and down, side to side, splashing through pools of water, until a reprieve of sorts brought the ride to an abrupt halt.  While plenty of fans were able to get off and take a break, the hardcore fan couldn't quite lift the hand rail and got locked in for another turnaround. That turn?  Draft season. We've done our best to bring you top notch draft coverage through prospect profiles, podcasts with some of the most relevant guests and mock drafts from a variety of sources, so here is a recap. ... More

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, ... 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... More

Rumors are swirling: With the 7th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings…

The rumor mill is in full tilt tonight, with Yahoo! front man Adrian Wojnarowski leading the charge.  Is there a possible blockbuster trade looming between the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs involving All-Star guard Tony Parker? The San Antonio Spurs are engaged in discussions about ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Prospect Profile: Local Boys, Andrew Goudelock and Co.

Left: Mark Payne, Right: Kevin Galloway

Two local kids were the center of attention for media at today's draft workout at the Kings practice facility.  But it was Andrew Goudelock of Charleston who stood out of the final group of six to come through Sacramento.  Along with Goudelock was Sacramento's Kevin Galloway of Texas Southern and Stockton's Mark Payne of UC Davis.   Also participating was Spanish small forward Xavi Rabaseda and guards Jacob Pullen of Kansas State and Julyan Stone of UTEP.  Goudelock has a chance of being drafted as a late first to second round pick, but the rest of these prospects are fighting for their basketball lives. Videos and analysis after the jump. ... 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

Cowbell Kingdom Draft Profile: Matt Howard, David Lighty and co.

 

Left - David Lighty, Right - Matt Howard

With draft season winding down, the another group of six came in Monday to show the Kings brass what they have to offer.  Highlighting the group was a Matt Howard of the two time runner-up Butler Bulldogs and David Lighty of Ohio State.  For the first time this draft season, all six players were seniors, which certainly helped the structured level of competition on the floor.  Joining Howard and Lighty were guards D.J. Gay and Corey Fisher, swingman Gilbert Brown and the long armed Papa Dia. Videos and analysis after the jump. ... 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 ... More