Sacramento Kings agree to contract with Aaron Brooks: Reaction from Geoff Petrie, Keith Smart from NBA Summer League

Kings brass and players weigh in on their latest roster moves. More

It’s official, the Sacramento Kings acquire James Johnson from the Toronto Raptors

While most of us were busy sleeping, the Sacramento Kings were finishing off a deal to land small forward James Johnson from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a 2014 2nd round pick.  ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the deal, but it has since been confirmed by our friend Sam Amick of as well as others. The Kings have just confirmed the acquisition through an official press release.  Here is Geoff Petrie, Kings President of Basketball Operations' quote on the transaction.
“We’re excited to add a talent like James to our young nucleus of players,” said Petrie. “He’s an outstanding defender with athleticism who can play at both positions up front while providing some versatility offensively and adding a dimension to what we can do on the floor.”
Johnson is an interesting prospect.  Taken 16th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, he is moving on to his third team in four seasons.  The 6-foot-9 245-pound Johnson started 40 games last season for the Raptors, posting up 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, two assists, 1.4 blocks and a steal in 25 minutes per game. ... More

Are the Sacramento Kings tired of waiting for Hassan Whiteside?

After two season and two Las Vegas Summer League games, it appears the Sacramento Kings are now wondering if and not when Hassan Whiteside will ever cash in on his tremendous potential. The former Marshall standout slid to the second round two seasons ago and at the time, he appeared to be a steal.  So much that the Kings turned down plenty of offers to sell their pick and instead, drafted the athletic 7-footer with the 33rd overall pick. But after two seasons and a total of 19 games played, the team's patience appears to be waning. Following Saturday's game in Las Vegas, Kings summer league co-head coach Alex English made it known that Whiteside was limited to just 12 minutes during the contest because he failed to hustle back on defense. ... More

Summer League interview series part 3: Isaiah Thomas

Very few rookie second round picks make an impact on a team like Isaiah Thomas did for the Sacramento Kings last season. He may be undersized. He may not have the brand recognition of a Kyrie Irving. But this kid can play and he is becoming a leader/glue guy for this Kings roster. Thomas ... More

Game Recap: Kings bounce back, beat the Lakers 84-72

Unlike the Bobcats from a night ago, the Los Angeles Lakers did not bring their starting five to summer league and it showed. Looking to bounce back from last night’s debacle, the Kings pulled away from the Lakers late, beating the purple and gold by a score of 84-72. While the fans were waiting for Jimmer Fredette or Thomas Robinson to blow up, it was the 5-foot-11 Josh Akognon who looked unstoppable.  The 26-year old out of Cal State Fullerton led all scorers with 25, shooting 10-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-8 from distance. ... More

Summer League interview series part 2: Marcus Thornton

The Sacramento Kings spent big money on Marcus Thornton in free agency last season and for the most part, he delivered.  Thornton led the Kings in scoring and provided the perimeter shooting the team so desperately needed. Like DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas, Thornton is here in Las Vegas ... More

Summer League interview series part 1: DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings have shown up in force in Las Vegas.  Jimmer Fredette, Thomas Robinson and Hassan Whiteside are on the summer league team, but their teammates are flying in from all over the country to lend their support.  DeMarcus Cousins was already in Las Vegas working out for the USA ... More

Kings’ Summer League begins with a loud thud

Kings lose a stinker in Las Vegas, 121-87 to the Charlotte Bobcats. More

2012 Kings Summer League Highlights: Tony Mitchell with the stick-back

Tony Mitchell, a 22-year-old wing out of Alabama drew the start tonight at the small forward position for the Kings. While his numbers didn't jump out at you, he showed plenty of athleticism on this particular rebound and put-back. Follow @James_Ham More

2012 Kings Summer League Highlights: Thomas Robinson’s first basket, Hassan Whiteside throwdown

Sacramento Kings highlights from Summer League action in Las Vegas. More