32 results for tag: Brandon Knight

DeMarcus Cousins selected to play in 2012 Rising Stars Challenge

The Sacramento Kings big man has been chosen to participate in the annual rookie/sophomore game. More

Tyreke Evans talks 2011 NBA Draft

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.

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2011 NBA Draft day is upon us, analysis and recap of events

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. ... 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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Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 5: Sam Amick, Sports Illustrated


With the NBA Draft just one week away, we're ramping up the podcast schedule.  How will it all play out before the Kings make their selection with the seventh overall pick?   To sort through all the draft chatter we're hearing, we welcomed Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick to the show. Highlights
  • On Leonard: "The personality and the life story, that's part of why he's moving up the board because he's got an ego in a sense that he's confident about himself, but he's not a young guy that's going to come in saying that 'man I can't wait to get my 12, 13 shots.'  He just wants to fit in, work hard and be a good NBA player."
  • On Kings scouting: "I was told that three different members - Geoff Petrie, Wayne Cooper & Shareef Abdur-Rahim I think it was, had all made separate trips to see Jan Vesley, which I think tells you something (about their interest).  But there's similar stories about Kawhi."
  • And as far as Brandon Knight working out against JimmerFredette & Kemba Walker before next Thursday?  Sam doesn't see it happening
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Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 3: Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty

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The Kings worked out point guard Brandon Knight yesterday.

Stay, move down, or trade out completely?  As the NBA Draft nears, the Kings appear to have options with the seventh overall pick.  Sactown Royalty's Tom Ziller joins us to talk about those prospects and more on this week's CK Podcast. Listen after the jump. ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Draft Profile: Brandon Knight.


Today is day number one for draft prospects to start coming through Sacramento.  Things have been relatively quiet so far this draft season, with most teams taking part in multi-team, multi-player workouts put on by host teams around the country.  Brandon Knight is the Kings' first visitor, coming to Sacramento to take part in a battery of tests and drills with the team's front office brass before being thrown to the media wolves.  The freshman out of Kentucky is considered one of the top point guard prospects in this year's NBA draft and is drawing attention all the way from spot #3 to pick #7, where the Kings sit anxiously waiting.  Knight measured well at the NBA combine, showing good height, leaping ability and quickness to go with a very nice wingspan. ... More

Brandon Knight visits Sacramento.

We have received official notice that Brandon Knight will be the first draft prospect through town on Thursday morning.  The freshman point guard out of Kentucky is expected to be long gone before the Kings draft at number 7, but these things always seem to work themselves out.  Knight measured nicely at 6'-3.25" with shoes ... More

More Combine News and Notes

Day 2 of the NBA Draft Combine is in the books.  Here's a round-up of some of the latest news and notes from around the web from those in attendance. Measurements are in. (Via Twitters of Ryan Feldman of The Hoops Report & Chad Ford of ESPN) A few measurements of prospects the Kings have reportedly met with or plan on interviewing:
Player Height (No Shoes) Height (With Shoes) Wingspan Weight
Jimmer Fredette 6 ft 0.75 in 6 ft 2.5 in 6 ft 4.5 in 196 lbs.
Derrick Williams 6 ft 7.25 in 6 ft 8.75 in 7 ft 1.5 248 lbs
Kawhi Leonard 6 ft 6 in 6 ft 7 in 7 ft 3 in 227 lbs
Brandon Knight 6 ft 1.5 in 6 ft 3 in 6 ft 6.75 in 177 lbs.
Kyle Singler 6 ft 7.5 in 6 ft 8.5 in 6 ft 10 in 228 lbs.
Marshon Brooks 6 ft 4.25 in 6 ft 5.25 in 7 ft 1 in 195 lbs.
Norris Cole 6 ft 0.25 in 6 ft 1.75 in 6 ft 2.25 in 174 lbs.
Nolan Smith 6 ft 1.5 in 6 ft 3.5 in 6 ft 5.5 in 188 lbs.
Alec Burks 6 ft 5 in 6 ft 6 in 6 ft 10 in 193 lbs.
JaJuan Johnson 6 ft 9 in 6 ft 10 in 7 ft 2 in 220 lbs.
Cory Joseph 6 ft 2 in 6 ft 3.25 in 6 ft 5.5 in 186 lbs.
Tristan Thompson 6 ft 7.5 in 6 ft 8.75 in 7 ft 1.25 in 227.4 lbs.
You can compare this year's prospects with past NBA prospects here on Draft Express. Some notable measurement highlights (Via Jason Jones of the Bee)
  • Lightest player: Norris Cole of Cleveland State
  • Biggest hands (length): Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State and Greg Smith of Fresno State (9.8 in)
  • The projected top two picks have body fat above 10 percent.  Derrick Williams of Arizona was at 10.8 and Kyrie Irving of Duke was at 10.2 percent.
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Small Forward, Not Point Guard, for the Kings?

The Kings draft picture got a little bit clearer following day one of the combine.  Via Jason Jones of the Sac Bee, they interviewed the following prospects: Derrick Williams, Arizona (SF) Alec Burks,  Colorado (SG) Brandon Knight, Kentucky (PG) Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State (SF) Nolan Smith, Duke (PG) JaJuan ... More