Video: DeMarcus Cousins describes himself as this lockout’s Shawn Kemp

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Kings ink Jimmer Fredette, Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas to rookie deals

It's Jimmer Time!  And also Tyler Time!  And wait ... Isaiah Time!  The Sacramento Kings announced this evening that first and foremost, they need a new pen, this one is all out of ink, and secondly, that while they were busy inking Chuck Hayes and Marcus Thornton, they had a little bit more ... More

Kings open training camp on Saturday

The Sacramento Kings just announced their training camp schedule for the 2011-12 campaign.  The teams practice facility doors open at noon on Saturday, December 10th for day one of camp.  On Thursday, December 15th, the Kings hold their official media day, followed by their annual Kings-on-Kings ... More

We have a training camp invite!

A local product has a chance to chase his dream with the Sacramento Kings.  Former Modesto Christian star Adrian Oliver announced on Twitter that he has been invited to Kings training camp. Oliver is the first unofficial camp invitee we've heard from so far.  The 6'-3 shooting guard played his ... More

Francisco Garcia first King to return to Sacramento practice facility

Swingman Francisco Garcia was the first King to take advantage of the open door policy at the Kings Practice Facility today. provides video of the media session after the jump.  But before that, here are a few highlights.
  • Garcia said he kept in touch with his teammates during the lockout.  He said he believes Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson will be back in Sacramento on Monday and thinks DeMarcus Cousins will be back Tuesday.  Garcia also spoke to Samuel Dalembert today and would like to see the Haitian center back in a Kings uniform this year.
  • Garcia was in the Dominican Republic for most of the lockout.  He did attend one the union meetings in New York.
  • Garcia on being the first King to return. "It's been a long time.  Actually, it feels like a couple years since we've been back."
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Kings preseason games announced

The Sacramento Kings have sent out an official press release to announce their two-game preseason schedule for this abbreviated off-season.  Kings fans who are desperate for some NBA action will have to watch the 2011-12 version of the Sacramento Kings tip-off in Oakland for a match-up against the ... More

NBA’s tentative labor agreement available, amnesty rule gets a tweak

Our friend Sam Amick of has landed the new tentative agreement.  While many are focusing on the finer nuances of the BRI split and exceptions, Kings fans should be looking at two specific items. First and foremost, a new provision requires all teams spend a minimum of 85% of the $58-million cap.  What does that mean Kings fans?  The Maloof family must spend at least $49.3 million in salary this season.  Why is this important?  The Sacramento Kings currently have roughly $31.8 million in dedicated salary after signing rookie first round pick Jimmer Fredette.  That leaves a whopping $17.5 million to spend on retaining restricted free agent Marcus Thornton, as well as signing second round picks Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Honeycutt.  $17.5 is the MINIMUM.  In total, the Kings are approximately $26.2 million under the salary cap. Now, here is something new and exciting for you CBA geeks out there.  Yes, there is an amnesty clause which allows every team in the league to jettison one player off of their current roster without either luxury tax or salary cap implications.  BUT, there is something new hiding in the proposal which might come in handy for the Sacramento Kings. ... More

Lockout ends, are your Sacramento Kings ready?

Every NBA coach has the fear that one or more of his players are going to come back from this long lay off way out of shape.  It's happened before.  Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker are two players that come to mind when people speak of the 1998-99 lockout.  These two went from all-star power forwards ... More

Goon Squad Classic: Overtime Session

Earlier in the week we posted the first quarter action from the Goon Squad Classic.  Today, we have the overtime session, in its entirety for your viewing pleasure.  Special thanks to our friend Tobin Halsey for shooting the action from the baseline while Jonathon and I enjoyed our press seats at ... More

Boo lockout

Today was supposed to be media day at Power Balance Pavilion.  It's kind of like the first day of school.  You get to see a bunch of friends that you haven't seen all summer, meet the new kids and take pictures.  Sure, there would be a little bit of homework after, but this was supposed to be a ... More