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It's Jimmer Time! And also Tyler Time! And wait ... Isaiah Time! The Sacramento Kings announced this evening that first and foremost, they need a new pen, this one is all out of ink, and secondly, that while they were busy inking Chuck Hayes and Marcus Thornton, they had a little bit more time to sign all three of their ...
With a star-studded opening week schedule, the Sacramento Kings are selling tickets at a frenetic pace.
Editor's Note: We were originally planning a 3-on-3 roundtable on this topic. But since our friend section214 of Sactown Royalty fame (who we invited to participate) wrote three, extensive and well-thought responses, we figured we'd run his work as an entire guest post .
Photo: James Ham
Hey, thanks for inviting me over to the Kingdom. The offices here are much more plush than that dungeon TZ has us writing out of. And the brandy and cigars are a very nice touch. I guess “Insider” sales must be pretty brisk.
I’ve given this subject a lot of thought, and by that I mean that I really have not given it much thought at all. But a gig’s a gig, and as this helps meet the requirements of my work release program, I appreciate the opportunity.
Our friend Sam Amick of SI.com has landed the new tentative agreement
. While many are focusing on the finer nuances of the BRI split and exceptions, Kings fans should be looking at two specific items.
First and foremost, a new provision requires all teams spend a minimum of 85% of the $58-million cap. What does that mean Kings fans? The Maloof family must spend at least $49.3 million in salary this season. Why is this important? The Sacramento Kings currently have roughly $31.8 million in dedicated salary after signing rookie first round pick Jimmer Fredette
. That leaves a whopping $17.5 million to spend on retaining restricted free agent Marcus Thornton, as well as signing second round picks Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Honeycutt. $17.5 is the MINIMUM
. In total, the Kings are approximately $26.2 million under the salary cap.
Now, here is something new and exciting for you CBA geeks out there. Yes, there is an amnesty clause which allows every team in the league to jettison one player off of their current roster without either luxury tax or salary cap implications. BUT, there is something new hiding in the proposal which might come in handy for the Sacramento Kings.
Every NBA coach has the fear that one or more of his players are going to come back from this long lay off way out of shape. It's happened before. Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker are two players that come to mind when people speak of the 1998-99 lockout. These two went from all-star power forwards to poster children for what can ...
Earlier in the week we posted the first quarter action from the Goon Squad Classic. Today, we have the overtime session, in its entirety for your viewing pleasure. Special thanks to our friend Tobin Halsey for shooting the action from the baseline while Jonathon and I enjoyed our press seats at the scorers table.
The team over at Yay Area's Finest put together an amazing mixtape of all the highlights from the Goon Squad Classic. Tremendous tip of the hat to them for their work.
Shameless plug alert. My final thoughts on this past weekend over at SB Nation Bay Area. A snippet:
Following suit with most of the exhibitions played during the lockout, the contest, which took place at an approximately two-thirds-filled-to-capacity UC Davis Pavilion, was more style than substance. Greene's team, ...
It wasn't NBA caliber. But host Donté Greene and company put on a show that entertained the fans in attendance at the Goon Squad Classic. His Black Team toppled the Purple Team, 167-164 in overtime at the UC Davis Pavilion. Greene's team featured Jimmer Fredette
, Jason Thompson and Spencer Hawes. Tyreke Evans, ...
The Goon Squad Classic, which takes place this Sunday at 6:30 pm at the UC Davis Pavilion, will feature a host of Kings players, past and a present. Kevin Martin, Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins and even rookie-to-be Jimmer Fredette
are slated to play in the charity exhibition game.
Unfortunately, Sacramento Kings guard ...