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Kings’ Speech: Game 9 vs. Atlanta Hawks

At 2-6, the Sacramento Kings welcome the Atlanta Hawks to Sleep Train Arena tonight.  The Hawks come into this evening's match-up at 3-4 after losing Wednesday night to the Golden State Warriors. The Hawks are a different team now that Joe Johnson has moved on to Brooklyn. However, Kings head coach Keith Smart noted ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 44: Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld on the 2012 NBA Draft

Kennedy shares his thoughts on Andre Drummond, Thomas Robinson and more. More

2012 NBA Draft: Kings will pick fifth and they have options

What might the Kings do now that the order for the draft has been established. More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 36: Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick on 2012 NBA Trade Deadline

Looking ahead to the NBA's annual trade deadline, which is this Thursday. More

CK Press Box Report: Hawks 106, Kings 99

A flat effort by the Sacramento Kings Sunday, who lose at home to the visiting Atlanta Hawks. More

Game 41 Preview: Kings vs. Hawks

Previewing tonight's Sacramento Kings game against the Atlanta Hawks. More

Thursday Cowbell Clippings: Featuring coaching takes and more transaction chatter

The Kings' first move post-lockout is apparently signing Chuck Hayes.  At Sactown Royalty, Tom Ziller explains why Hayes isn't Kenny Thomas: "When Kenny Thomas arrived in 2005, he had five years and $40 million remaining on his contract, or an average salary of $8 million per season. Under the deal as reported, Hayes will ... More

Cowbell Kingdom presents: Larry Coon (Part II)

Welcome to Part II of Cowbell Kingdom's interview with NBA salary cap guru Larry Coon.  In yesterday’s discussion, we touched on a lot of big picture ideas, not really focusing on individual team or player situations.   Our conversation took on a myriad of topics, everything from what the new CBA might look like, an explanation on gross revenue versus net revenue, to what a team like the Sacramento Kings with massive cap space should be able to accomplish in the new NBA landscape.  Today’s segment of the interview still has a big picture feel, but the specific teams and players are discussed along the way for context.  Hopefully you enjoy round two of the amazing Larry Coon with Cowbell Kingdom’s James Ham. James Ham:  Rumors are already flying about the 76ers looking to move Andre Iguodala.  Rumors are what they are, but with the new CBA looming, do you see a devaluing of players like Iguodala, who are at the $13-15 million range over a three or four year period because there is obviously going to be some constriction in salary, how much we don’t know yet? Larry Coon:  You could see that, but what’s going to happen with the rollbacks? I think that is one of the things that’s going to end up happening, so it depends on what percentage we see in rollbacks.  Then these guys are going to have a salary that’s a little bit more palatable.  Maybe they alter guarantees so that even players with existing contracts, the guarantees become less.  So you're still committing the cap money, but at least you're not committing yourself to an albatross contract like Eddy Curry or Gilbert Arenas who are just sitting there and you can’t do anything about it except buy them out and they still count against the cap. It depends mainly on how hard the cap is.  If it’s a true hard cap, and say it’s a $60 million cap, then that $15 million becomes one fourth of the entire table that you're going to be looking at.  In a soft cap, you are going to spend $25 million for Kobe, but so what, you can go up to $100 million, and although that’s a quarter of the cap, maybe it’s worth it - but if you're in a situation like an Atlanta or Memphis and you're paying a lot of guys these high salaries, and it’s a true hard cap or a pretty hard cap, you are going to have to make these decisions.  You have to be basing your payroll on what percentage of the total dollars available do we want going to this one player. ... More