85 results for tag: Geoff Petrie

Catching up with Jerry Reynolds

The Sacramento Kings finished up an incredibly busy week on Friday by introducing newly acquired Aaron Brooks at a press conference on the floor of the team's practice facility.  Brooks and President of Basketball Operations, Geoff Petrie, took center stage, but hiding on the periphery was Jerry Reynolds, Kings Director of Player Personnel and long-time member of the team's television broadcast. Reynolds has been a fan favorite since the team moved here in 1985.  He has worn just about every hat imaginable for a franchise that has had more than its fair share of ups and downs.  Last weekend I had a chance to just sit and watch the first period of the Kings summer league game against the Lakers, but that conversation was just two guys catching a game.  On Friday, however, I was able to get something a little more formal for your listening pleasure. Excerpt Reynolds on if you can really learn about a player in a short summer league stint:
"I think you can, but I think maybe it's a little bit different.  I think what you can learn, is who can't do it.  To me...for the most part you don't want to make too much of it, because guys, whether they're averaging 12 points a game or 15 points a game or whatever, that's all just jibber-jabber at some point.  But some players that you see, clearly it's just not going to work.  You know, in a five game period, you just say - this guy is not a pro and he's not gonna be." -Jerry Reynolds
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Jimmer Fredette comes clean, admits he was trying to fit in

We have been screaming this from the mountain tops since the first day of training camp last season.  Jimmer Fredette is too nice.  He wants to fit in too badly.  He doesn't want to steal the spotlight, he just wants to be one of the guys and by doing so, he has lost the edge that made him great. Following the Kings' final summer league game in Las Vegas, Jimmer finally said what needed to be said, for himself and for everyone involved.
"I think I changed my game too much," Jimmer said on the NBATV telecast.  "I was too passive.  I was trying to fit in a little bit too much.  That's what I was working on this year.  Just getting that confidence back.  Just getting that stroke back and just being aggressive when I'm on the floor.  That's what they (Kings) got me for, to score the basketball and make plays for this team."
I don't know about you, but I feel better now, and no, I'm not joking. ... More

Meet Aaron Brooks, your newest Sacramento King

The Sacramento Kings have been a constant source of news for the last week to ten days.  Between mini-camp, summer league, free agency and trades, there has been very few dull moments.  Today the team called a news conference to introduce the newest King, point guard Aaron Brooks, who was signed to a two-year deal on Monday ... More

Sacramento Kings agree to contract with Aaron Brooks: Reaction from Geoff Petrie, Keith Smart from NBA Summer League

Kings brass and players weigh in on their latest roster moves. More

Are the Sacramento Kings tired of waiting for Hassan Whiteside?

After two season and two Las Vegas Summer League games, it appears the Sacramento Kings are now wondering if and not when Hassan Whiteside will ever cash in on his tremendous potential. The former Marshall standout slid to the second round two seasons ago and at the time, he appeared to be a steal.  So much that the Kings turned down plenty of offers to sell their pick and instead, drafted the athletic 7-footer with the 33rd overall pick. But after two seasons and a total of 19 games played, the team's patience appears to be waning. Following Saturday's game in Las Vegas, Kings summer league co-head coach Alex English made it known that Whiteside was limited to just 12 minutes during the contest because he failed to hustle back on defense. ... More

Video: Geoff Petrie and Keith Smart talk Thomas Robinson and 2012 NBA Draft

Comments from coach and president following the conclusion of the 2012 NBA Draft More

Geoff Petrie on Kings free agency and private workouts with Tyreke Evans

The Kings President of Basketball Operations on free agency and his private workouts with Tyreke Evans. More

While rumors fly, Geoff Petrie personally works with Tyreke Evans

With a little help, Tyreke Evans continues to work behind the scenes to get his game back on track. More

2011-12 Sacramento Kings in Review: Jason Thompson

A season review of the Sacramento Kings' starting power forward. More

Oscar Robertson vs. Bill Walton on the one-and-done player

Two NBA legends debate the idea of the one-and-done- college athlete. More