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James Ham and Jonathan Santiago
After catching up with Tyreke Evans last week, we're happy to continue that theme by touching base with another member of the Sacramento Kings. Today, we welcomed Kings big man Jason Thompson to the program. Highlights
- During a workout session at the Kings practice facility in June, Thompson broke a toe in his right foot. With no access to Kings training staff during the lockout, JT has rehabbed on his own with a little help from the NFL. "Since I'm living in Philly in the offseason, I went through with the Eagles and used their doctors and facilities and had my agency get that done."
- Thompson on his third NBA season: "Every year I look at it as trying to have high expectations. I just think last year that I didn't have the opportunity that I thought I would have coming into the season. Not saying that as an excuse or anything like that. But I just know I learned different things, knowing that you could control only what you could control. I was happy that even though that there were bumpy times in the season, I know that I felt like I took it in the right matter - didn't put my head down or anything like that. And then I finished on a good note."
- On the emotional last home game at ARCO: "The fans still stayed after. They were cheering and I was just like 'man I can't go out like this.' So after I showered and stuff, just came out and gave my respect. And who knew if that was the last time I could see Kings fans in this arena. You know, i f you can't take 10, 15, 20 minutes out of your time, especially since that was the last game of the season to give your respects, then you really don't have a respect for the game or the fans."
- On working out with Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook: "When we work out together, we always do different things. There’s things that I do better than them and there’s things they do better than me. So it’s always good to work out with them and try to learn new things from their games."
- Tyreke is no stranger to the game of new teammate JJ Hickson. He says he's known the Kings newest addition for "a long time", having battled against Hickson in high school.
- Amar'e Stoudemire hopes to round up teammates for an unofficial Knicks training camp. Zach Randolph has expressed doing the same with his Grizzlies . Is Tyreke planning something similar for the Kings? "I was thinking about that, calling some of the players up, trying to get them to Sacramento early. I know it's going to be pretty hard for the rookies because they haven't set up yet with (homes). But I mean, the guys that have been playing, the veterans and the guys who have been playing a couple years on our team...I was definitely thinking of calling them up and (trying) to get a local gym in Sacramento and having a training camp."
- Tyreke has been keeping busy this offseason also through his work with VSP Vision Care. We highlighted one of two videos he starred in from a four-part webisode series, which offers vision health tips. Check the rest on the Eyefiles tab of VSP's Facebook Page.
Beno Udrih to the Milwaukee Bucks, but no word of what was coming back to Sacramento in the transaction. You could hear the tension build on the streets of the River City and then...oh...no...they...didn't. That's right Kings fans, John Salmons. Bedlam erupted on twitter and fan sites like Sactown Royalty. I scurried off to the arena for the official announcement, even texting then-media relations member and newly appointed Director of Public Relations, Chris Clark, something about about bringing a fire extinguisher in case a riot broke out and my car was lit on fire. More after the jump... ... More
Editors Note: This interview took place on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 before the NBA locked out their players.Welcome to part II of the Cowbell Kingdom summer interview series with Coach Paul Westphal. The Sacramento Kings dropped a bombshell on their fan base just hours before the 2011 NBA draft when they reacquired journeyman small forward John Salmons. Confusion, anger, utter disbelief reigned as fans lined up single file on the Tower Bridge and jumped to their deaths in the icy water below. Not really, but between the Salmons trade and rumors that Sam Dalembert has very little interest in returning to the Sacramento Kings, a lot of fans lost sleep. Thankfully, fans don't get to make the hard decisions, men with years of NBA experience do. James Ham: You just brought in Salmons and that gives you five small forwards (pre-Omri Casspi trade), how is that situation going to settle out? Is there going to be some movement there? Coach Westphal: Like I said, we're not through with our roster yet. You can never know what move you can make, particularly now because we don't know what the collective bargaining rules are going to be. But there will be moves made with our roster, I don't think we'll go in with five small forwards with a twelve man roster, but several of those players are flexible and can play multiple positions. A lot of this will be addressed when it's possible to address it. Read more after the jump. ... More
Beno Udrih to the Milwaukee Bucks and brought John Salmons back to Sacramento. Since then, it has been a wild ride in the river city. ... More