54 results for tag: 2011 NBA Draft

Daily Dime Live 2011 NBA Mock Draft Recap!

The ESPN DDL live mock first-round mock draft is in the books.  I represented the Kings.  You can read the chat transcript here. The results... Cavs - Kyrie Irving Wolves - Derrick Williams Jazz - Brandon Knight Cavs - Enes Kanter Raptors - Kemba Walker Wizards - Kawhi Leonard Kings - Jimmer Fredette P... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 8: Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee

With less than 48 hours to go until the 2011 NBA Draft, could the trade winds be picking up for the Sacramento Kings?  We caught up last night with Kings beat writer Jason Jones to get his sense of what direction the Kings might take before the draft takes place Thursday. Highlights
  • Jones on the Tony Parker trade rumor: "I know Tony Parker's not Chris Paul.  But Tony Parker's still pretty good.  And I'm thinking that (seven for Parker straight-up) may just be the starting point.  But you have to assume that they're going to want to try to get a little more out of a deal than just the seventh pick, (and) who knows what that might be."
  • And Raymond Felton: "People forget that when the New York Knicks were playing good earlier this year, Raymond Felton is being talked about as being an All-Star in the east.  And he was playing some really good basketball and even when he got to Denver in the trade, I still felt like Raymond played well.  He was coming off the bench, you know from starting to (becoming a) reserve, I thought he still played well."
  • Alec Burks: genuine interest or smokescreen?
  • Some discussion on his piece from Sunday's Bee about Hassan Whiteside.
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Rumors are swirling: With the 7th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings…

The rumor mill is in full tilt tonight, with Yahoo! front man Adrian Wojnarowski leading the charge.  Is there a possible blockbuster trade looming between the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs involving All-Star guard Tony Parker? The San Antonio Spurs are engaged in discussions about trading point guard Tony Parker to ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Prospect Profile: Local Boys, Andrew Goudelock and Co.

Left: Mark Payne, Right: Kevin Galloway

Two local kids were the center of attention for media at today's draft workout at the Kings practice facility.  But it was Andrew Goudelock of Charleston who stood out of the final group of six to come through Sacramento.  Along with Goudelock was Sacramento's Kevin Galloway of Texas Southern and Stockton's Mark Payne of UC Davis.   Also participating was Spanish small forward Xavi Rabaseda and guards Jacob Pullen of Kansas State and Julyan Stone of UTEP.  Goudelock has a chance of being drafted as a late first to second round pick, but the rest of these prospects are fighting for their basketball lives. Videos and analysis after the jump. ... More

Geoff Petrie on the 2011 NBA Draft

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2sq7kRx0jk Kings VP of Basketball Ops Geoff Petrie discusses the Kings pre-draft process following today's workout. More

Cowbell Kingdom Draft Profile: Matt Howard, David Lighty and co.


Left - David Lighty, Right - Matt Howard

With draft season winding down, the another group of six came in Monday to show the Kings brass what they have to offer.  Highlighting the group was a Matt Howard of the two time runner-up Butler Bulldogs and David Lighty of Ohio State.  For the first time this draft season, all six players were seniors, which certainly helped the structured level of competition on the floor.  Joining Howard and Lighty were guards D.J. Gay and Corey Fisher, swingman Gilbert Brown and the long armed Papa Dia. Videos and analysis after the jump. ... More

Josh Selby, Xavier Silas and Malcom Thomas Workout Reaction

From left to right: Malcolm Thomas, Josh Selby and Xavier Silas

Yesterday, the Kings brought Kansas' Josh Selby, Texas' Cory Joseph,  Georgetown's Austin Freeman, Northern Illinois' Xavier Silas and San Diego State's Malcolm Thomas for a Father's Day workout.  I usually leave the analysis to James, since he has a much keener eye when it comes to picking up on nuances and tendencies of these prospects than I do.   But since he was unable to attend, I'll share a few of my thoughts on the prospects along with video of the post-workout interviews. ... More

Updated: Norris Cole withdraws from Tuesday workout, Kings still host six

UPDATED (4:30 PM) :  Cleveland State's Norris Cole has pulled out of tomorrow's workout at the Sacramento Kings practice facility.  According to a Kings press release, he withdrew due to an injury from a previous workout.  Taking his place is Texas Southern's Kevin Galloway, a Sacramento-native who left Kentucky after the ... More

TrueHoop Network Mock Draft Pick 7: Kings select Kawhi Leonard

The 2011 ESPN TrueHoop Network NBA Mock Draft is here and I’m more than glad to represent the Kings with the seventh pick. Each selection will be made available on network sites, will cover just the first round, and will be made according to prediction, not some blogger preference. Enjoy. Previous Pick: Check back hourly for picks until 5 pm today, pick 11 will start at 8 am on Tuesday. #1 — Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers — Cavs The Blog #2 – Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves – A Wolf Among Wolves #3 – Brandon Knight, Utah Jazz – Salt City Hoops #4 – Jonas Valanciunas, Cleveland Cavaliers – Cavs The Blog #5 – Kemba Walker, Toronto Raptors – Raptors Republic #6 – Enes Kanter, Washington Wizards – Truth About It With the 7th pick in the 2011 TrueHoop Network Mock Draft, the Sacramento Kings select Kawhi Leonard from San Diego State University. There are two pressing needs with the Sacramento Kings. They need a backcourt mate to pair with the Reke-Thornton combination and they need someone who can play some stellar, asphyxiation–inducing defense. The three most likely candidates to fill one of these needs are Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette and Kawhi Leonard. With Kemba off the board to Toronto in this scenario, we’re left with Jimmer against Kawhi – just like we saw in the Mountain West Conference last season. ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 7: Jerry Reynolds, Kings Analyst/Director of Player Personnel

Bringing us an inside-perspective of the draft process for the Sacramento Kings is Director of Player Personnel and long-time color analyst, Jerry Reynolds. Highlights
  • Jerry shares his take on scouting today versus 20-plus years ago.
  • On Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette: "I think they're all good prospects.  I don't think any of them will fail in the NBA.  Now, are they the best prospects?  I'm not going to get into that.  But I think they certainly all perform well."
  • On the possibility of trading out of the pick: "I will say this, I don't see much interest in moving up, so to speak, considering this draft.  I think it'd be more likely to even move down.  But probably neither."
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