After six years of futility, the Sacramento Kings finally have the versatility to compete.
Just a bit of house keeping to take care of here for the Sacramento Kings:
The Sacramento Kings have exercised the rookie contract options on guard Tyreke Evans, forward Omri Casspi and center DeMarcus Cousins for the 2012-13 season, Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie announced today.
Really no surprise ...
Following the Kings unbelievable victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, I was able to steal a few more minutes with Coach Paul Westphal while the team is on the road. The Kings have two more games on its seven game-all-star break-interrupted road trip that has seen some pretty high high's and low low's. It doesn't get any easier for the team in purple and black as they play back-to-back games in Charlotte and Memphis before returning home to what has become a fire storm of controversy with the team's ownership pondering relocation. Coach Westphal and I talk victories, trades, rumors and relocation in yet another candid interview.
With all that is happening with your team right now, how proud are you of the effort that they brought tonight against a very good Orlando Magic team?
It's a very satisfying win. I'm happy for the players because when you take everything into account, you know, the trade deadline with its uncertainty, the losing streak we have been on, the injury to Tyreke, the upheaval with DeMarcus and Donté last week, just the specter of uncertainty with the arena situation and all the rumors surrounding that, and anybody's personal situation you know, players are wondering how their career is going, and in the midst of all of this stuff to be able to focus and play that well together and to really lay it out there like that and have success is quite a nice thing for these guys. They had to play hard, and they had to play together, and they had to focus - I'm really happy for all of these guys.
Paul Westphal is a completely likable guy. On January 6, 2011, he won the 300th game of his career, a feat that he was unaware of until after the game. Unfortunately, as the coach of the Sacramento Kings, Westphal has lost more games than he or anyone else would like. There are certainly many reasons for the losses, ...
According to the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones via twitter:
@mr_jasonjones Jason Jones
Tyreke Evans (ankle) is doubtful for tomorrow's game at Toronto
Evans rolled his left ankle in the first quarter of Thursday night's victory against the Denver Nuggets. After the game, Evans was visibly in pain and avoided ...
Last week the Sacramento Kings made a quiet move that helped the Houston Rockets clear a roster space before they made a larger three team deal that yielded swingman Terrence Williams. By giving up a future (highly protected) 2nd round pick, the Kings received second year shooting guard Jermaine Taylor
out of Central Florida ...
Our good ole friend 2nd round pick is no longer with the team according to Marc Stein's Twitter account:
A little quick scouting report on Jermaine Taylor
The rim should press charges on him or get a restraining order against him, because he attacks it constantly. Jermaine is not the shooter the Kings need by any ...