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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 . 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. ... More
#NBARank. But where might they and their other teammates land on next year's list? In part one of our three-part debate, we weigh-in on the Kings' swingmen.
What is #NBArank?#NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along. You can also follow along here: @NBAonESPN
How did we rank the players?We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player." Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPN Dallas, ESPN Los Angeles, ESPN Chicago, ESPN New York, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics. ... More
After catching up with Tyreke Evans last week, we're happy to continue that theme by touching base with another member of the Sacramento Kings. Today, we welcomed Kings big man Jason Thompson to the program. Highlights
- During a workout session at the Kings practice facility in June, Thompson broke a toe in his right foot. With no access to Kings training staff during the lockout, JT has rehabbed on his own with a little help from the NFL. "Since I'm living in Philly in the offseason, I went through with the Eagles and used their doctors and facilities and had my agency get that done."
- Thompson on his third NBA season: "Every year I look at it as trying to have high expectations. I just think last year that I didn't have the opportunity that I thought I would have coming into the season. Not saying that as an excuse or anything like that. But I just know I learned different things, knowing that you could control only what you could control. I was happy that even though that there were bumpy times in the season, I know that I felt like I took it in the right matter - didn't put my head down or anything like that. And then I finished on a good note."
- On the emotional last home game at ARCO: "The fans still stayed after. They were cheering and I was just like 'man I can't go out like this.' So after I showered and stuff, just came out and gave my respect. And who knew if that was the last time I could see Kings fans in this arena. You know, i f you can't take 10, 15, 20 minutes out of your time, especially since that was the last game of the season to give your respects, then you really don't have a respect for the game or the fans."
- On working out with Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook: "When we work out together, we always do different things. There’s things that I do better than them and there’s things they do better than me. So it’s always good to work out with them and try to learn new things from their games."
- Tyreke is no stranger to the game of new teammate JJ Hickson. He says he's known the Kings newest addition for "a long time", having battled against Hickson in high school.
- Amar'e Stoudemire hopes to round up teammates for an unofficial Knicks training camp. Zach Randolph has expressed doing the same with his Grizzlies . Is Tyreke planning something similar for the Kings? "I was thinking about that, calling some of the players up, trying to get them to Sacramento early. I know it's going to be pretty hard for the rookies because they haven't set up yet with (homes). But I mean, the guys that have been playing, the veterans and the guys who have been playing a couple years on our team...I was definitely thinking of calling them up and (trying) to get a local gym in Sacramento and having a training camp."
- Tyreke has been keeping busy this offseason also through his work with VSP Vision Care. We highlighted one of two videos he starred in from a four-part webisode series, which offers vision health tips. Check the rest on the Eyefiles tab of VSP's Facebook Page.
John Salmons, who was acquired on draft day in a trade with the Bucks, and Francisco Garcia, the longest tenured King, who will be 30 on December 14th. It's strange how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that Francisco was a rookie riding the pine for a Kings playoff team that included Mike Bibby, Brad Miller, Ron Artest, Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim. These clips below bring us back to a different Cisco. Injuries have derailed and slowed the 29 year old wing over the last three years. Three seasons ago it was ankle injuries that cost him 27 games. Two seasons ago, a freak accident in the weight room resulting in a catastrophic arm injury, costing Cisco all but 25 games. Last season, Garcia missed 24 games with a left calf strain that took a long time to heal because of a set back during recovery. By seasons end, Garcia appeared worn down, not entirely unexpected after missing so much time during the year. More after the jump... ... More
John Salmons and rookie Tyler Honeycutt, they shipped out Casspi to clear up a little room, but Greene will still have to battle to earn minutes at a crowded position that also includes Francisco Garcia and even Tyreke Evans at times. More after the jump... ... More
John Salmons. Bedlam erupted on twitter and fan sites like Sactown Royalty. I scurried off to the arena for the official announcement, even texting then-media relations member and newly appointed Director of Public Relations, Chris Clark, something about about bringing a fire extinguisher in case a riot broke out and my car was lit on fire. More after the jump... ... More
Basketball Prospectus' Kevin Pelton put together statistical projections of players from next year's rookie class for ESPN.com. His method explained in his own words:
My projection system translates NCAA performance to the pros using the performance of past rookies and adjusting for strength of schedule. To that is added the pace at which each newcomer's NBA team played last season and a guess at minutes per game to create a projected stat line. Here's a look at the most impressive of next season's rookies (whenever they finally get to take the floor)...His analysis of Fredette, which is a favorable one, after the jump... ... More