House keeping.

Just a bit of house keeping to take care of here for the Sacramento Kings:

The Sacramento Kings have exercised the rookie contract options on guard Tyreke Evans, forward Omri Casspi and center DeMarcus Cousins for the 2012-13 season, Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie announced today.

Really no surprise here.  Both Evans and Cousins appear to be building block type players for the Kings, while Omri Casspi has been a nice contributor in his first two season.  So far, the Kings have announced a qualifying offer for Marcus Thornton and now the option years being picked-up for Evans, Cousins and Casspi.  Last week, the Kings waived guard Jermaine Taylor, per his request and the Kings have yet to extend the $1,091,100 qualifying offer due former Kansas Jayhawk big man Darnell Jackson or announce if Pooh Jeter’s $788,872 team option for next season has been picked-up.  All in due time.

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About: James Ham

James Ham provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. James is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart". James graduated UC Davis with a degree in history and is happily married with two children.