Video: 1-on-1 with Jerry Reynolds (Part 1)

Cowbell Kingdom catches up with the Sacramento Kings' color analyst and director of player personnel. More

Video: DeMarcus Cousins jabs at Blake Griffin’s defense

After losing the Clippers last night, DeMarcus Cousins didn't mince words when it came to talking about Blake Griffin. More

CK Press Box Report: Clippers 93, Kings 85

The Sacramento Kings conclude a four-game homestand with a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. More

Game 55 Preview: Kings vs. Clippers

Previewing tonight's Sacramento Kings game against the Los Angeles Clippers. More

Understanding Keith Smart’s rotation

Suffering from back spasms, Tyreke Evans sat out the Sacramento Kings' final visit to Utah Friday.  Reserve Travis Outlaw started in his place at small forward. It was Outlaw's first start this year.  Fast forward just three days later and the veteran forward recorded his 24th "Did Not Play - Coach's Decision" of the season. Regardless of what you might think about Keith Smart's distribution of playing time, the head coach of the Sacramento Kings says he "keeps all guys...ready to play." "When you are a guy that’s not in the top eight," said Smart during media availability before Saturday's game against the New Jersey Nets.  "You have to always be ready to play. "So based on your rotation, he’s (Outlaw) on the fringe," he added when I asked him about the peculiarity of starting a player who appears to be on the periphery of his rotation.  "Based on my rotation, he is as close to the fire as any of our players." Smart's lineups have become the ire of some Jimmer Fredette fans, who complain about the rookie guard's inconsistent playing time.  But just like Outlaw, Fredette's minutes have fluctuated depending on a number of factors, including team injuries and match-ups presented by the opposition. "I look at the game, the situation," said Smart, who also noted that the condensed schedule hasn't played a role in deciding playing time.  "After the eighth man, I look at how the game is going to be played." ... More

Arena: David Stern “more hopeful” than “confident” in Kings’ future in Sacramento

The commissioner speaks out on the Sacramento arena project. More

Arena: Sacramento City Council comments and questions on pre-development agreements

Sacramento continues to move forward in its effort to build a new downtown arena despite seemingly wavering commitment from the Maloofs. More

CK Press Box Report: Suns 109, Kings 100

The Sacramento Kings lose to the Phoenix Suns, splitting a set of back-to-back home contests. More

Game 54 Preview: Kings vs. Suns

The Sacramento Kings welcome the Phoenix Suns to Power Balance Pavilion.  Tonight's game is the final meeting between the two Pacific Division teams this season. ... More

Arena: Mayor Kevin Johnson on Maloofs – “We can’t be jerked around”

Mayor Johnson expressed indignation toward the Maloofs, who claimed last week they never agreed to pay for any pre-development costs toward the construction of the proposed downtown arena.  Below are a few quotes from the mayor today followed by audio of Johnson's Q&A with Sacramento media after the jump. Johnson on whether the NBA Board of Governors meetings in a few weeks are a deadline for the Maloofs to come up with the rest of their pre-development money:
In terms of that deadline, I was very clear. I talked to (the) commissioner a couple times this week and I told him that the New York meetings are critical for Sacramento. Because we can't be in limbo - we can't keep having the finish line moved on us. We all expected that we had an agreement, we thought we'd all be pushing in the same direction and there's been countless tactics and antics that are just not becoming (of a) true partnership in my opinion. With that said, the commissioner said to me and insured me that the NBA governing board, the commissioner of the NBA, the relocation committee, the advisory financial committee - they all know what the facts are.
Johnson on whether a change of ownership comes back into the picture:
We're not going to be a city that sits on its hands. And we've gotten this far because we stood up and we've taken a stand on what we believe in. So do we need to look at contingency plans? Absolutely. What those are at this point,  I'm not ready to share. But as I said, we don't want to get caught flat footed. We need to make sure we're protecting our community in all ways and we need to look at all of our options. You can't make public statements that say one thing and then privately be doing another. I don't think that's in the spirit of what we all thought and where we thought we'd be at this point.
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