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Jimmer Fredette will be arriving at the Sacramento airport Friday at 4pm. It's time for Kings fan to open their arms and embrace the Jimmer. Let's give this young man a Kings welcome folks.
After the final pick of the NBA Draft was made tonight, Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie and Head Coach Paul Westphal addressed the local media at the Kings Practice Facility. Updated (12:45 am) with video.
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Jimmer Fredette got stuck in the media queue waiting for the Kings three team deal to go through tonight. So the local Sacramento media got stymied and didn't receive the standard NBA draft pick conference call. Fortunately, News10's Ryan Yamamoto was able to get a solo interview of the newest King via satellite and we have ...
We just got off the phone with 35th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft
and newest Sacramento King, Tyler Honeycutt. As far as his new teammates go, he said he's most excited to play with Tyreke Evans. And though he was unhappy to slip out of the second-round, he said the wait was harder on his mom. Listen to his comments below....
With the 35th pick in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft
, the Sacramento Kings select sophomore small forward Tyler Honeycutt out of UCLA. Expected to go in the first round, Honeycutt slipped on draft day and was unexpectedly available when the Kings picked the first of their two second-rounders. Honeycutt ...
With the tenth pick in the 2011 NBA Draft
, the Sacramento Kings (via the Milwaukee Bucks) select point guard Jimmer Fredette out of Brigham Young University. The senior guard averaged an incredible 28.9 points per game in his final college season, shooting nearly 40% from three point range and leading BYU to a 62-11 ...
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.
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.
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, perhaps a trade for Tony Parker can ...
A double-dip day for the Cowbell Kingdom podcast...
Alec Burks - a real option for the Sacramento Kings at seven? We touched base with Coach Tom Abatemarco, formerly with the Kings, now an assistant at Colorado
, for his take on the former Buffalo shooting guard.
A lively conversation with Coach T after the jump.
- On Burks' shooting: "He has to get his base better on his feet. His feet are parallel, too close together. And we worked with him a little bit on changing that, but it's not going to happen overnight."
- On Burks' defense: "Sometimes Alec cruised and he was guilty of that. And as the year went on, he didn't cruise."
- On Burk's work ethic: "If you asked me this question earlier in the year, I would've said he really needed to improve. But as the year went on, his work ethic got better and better. He was in the office, seven in the morning watching tape with the coaches, he was doing extra work. I mean he really stepped it up and I think he has to step it up even more. I think there's still room for growth. "