85 results for tag: Geoff Petrie

Updated: Kings sign Chuck Hayes to 4-year, roughly $20-mil deal

Chuck Hayes, who graduated from Modesto Christian, will be a Sacramento King. More

Updated: Kings re-sign Marcus Thornton for four years, $31-mil

Kings come to terms with their restricted free agent guard. More

Kings renounce rights to Samuel Dalembert and three others

Kings clear cap space by renouncing rights of four players. More

More action at Kings practice facility as seven work out today

With players trickling back to Sacramento, the Kings practice facility in Natomas was a bit livelier today.  Francisco Garcia, DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans, Isaiah Thomas, Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside and J.J. Hickson all wandered onto the practice court at various times this afternoon. Since they're currently not obligated to, none of the players addressed media only Jason Thompson addressed media (I had to leave before he did).  But the curtain was raised while a few of them organized a light scrimmage session.  We have some video (without audio) of that, plus additional notes after the jump. ... More

Five takeaways from Geoff Petrie’s Wednesday presser

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The NBA shut down all basketball-related communication from league front offices during the lockout.  Yesterday afternoon, Geoff Petrie broke his silence, addressing media for the first time since June.   After the jump are a few bullet-point takeaways from Wednesday's media session with the Kings President of Basketball Operations. ... More

Portland allegedly interested in Petrie

The Portland Trailblazers are still without a general manager after the club parted ways with Rich Cho in May.  It appears they're interested in the Kings President of Basketball Ops per ESPN's Marc Stein (via Twitter): The two names other execs are talking about RE: Portland search for new GM are Sacramento's Geoff Petrie ... More

Petrie and Westphal on the J.J. Hickson/Omri Casspi trade

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The Sacramento Kings called a press conference early today to announce the acquisition of J.J Hickson from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Omri Casspi and a future first round pick.  Here are the highlights of that news conference: Geoff Petrie, Sacramento Kings President of Basketball Operations:
  • On Hickson: "It was a chance to acquire a young player that's already proven himself to a pretty decent level in the league and strengthening our roster.  There's still a lot of upside there.  Some of the players that were just taken in the draft a week ago aren't a whole lot younger than J.J. and he's had three years in the league and been more productive each year.  It really falls, I think, mostly under the category of just improving the quality of your roster overall."
  • On the nexus of this trade: "We were having conversations with Cleveland prior to the draft and even somewhat during the draft and it just didn't seem to work. But they continued on here.  In order to accomplish this trade today, both teams had to waive physicals and reporting in order to get it complete today."
  • On the financial implications: "The other thing about this trade - it does not, again, significantly impact our salary cap room going forward at all.  So when we get to free agency, we'll still be basically in the same position.  We have to go and make other additions to the roster."
  • On Casspi: "Omri has had some pretty good stretches himself as a player and we wanted to make sure we could get fair value for him if we ever did move him."
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The storm before the calm?


Jimmer Fredette, Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas show off their duds.

Thursday morning, rumors began flying that the Kings were involved in a three team, five player, three draft pick deal that sent point guard 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

Three Kings: Jimmer and friends arrive in Sacramento

Quite a 24-hour period for the newest members of the Sacramento Kings.  Upon their arrival in California, rookies Tyler Honeycutt, Isaiah Thomas and Jimmer Fredette were greeted by hundreds of eager fans yesterday at Sacramento International Airport. Video:  Jimmer and company's arrival at Sac Interntional (via Kings.com)


Then today, they were formally introduced to the local media and appeared at a rally at Arden Fair Mall. Notes, more video and a photo gallery of today's events after the jump. ... More

Petrie and Westphal on 2011 NBA Draft, Jimmer Fredette, John Salmons and beyond

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. Geoff Petrie httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtjek5KN0Xo Audio: Right-click, save-as ... More