39 results for tag: Kevin Martin

Spencer Hawes to play in Goon Squad Classic

Add another former Sacramento King to the Goon Squad Classic lineup.  Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes will make his return to the capital city region for the planned November 20th charity game. A new flyer features the former Kings center, along with Donté Greene, Jimmer Fredette, Kevin Durant and others. ... More

Goon Squad Classic is almost a go

Pending Donté Greene's signature, a charity basketball game for Sacramento is a go. Appearing on the Carmichael Dave Show this afternoon, the Sacramento Kings forward said the Goon Squad Classic is scheduled for Sunday, November 20th at the UC Davis Pavilion, with tip-off planned for 6:30 PM PST.  Tickets are expected ... More

Your morning cup o’ Kings: Jason Thompson

With all of the golf coverage from this last weekend, we got away from the morning cup o' Kings.  Today, we are back and since it's his birthday, we will look into some old footage of Kings power forward/center Jason Thompson as a senior at Rider University. Kings President of Basketball Operations, Geoff Petrie, became known for his ability to mine talent in Europe through the late 90's and early 2000's.  Peja Stojakovic and Hedo Turkoglu became crucial pieces during the glory years of Kings basketball, both drafted as young European prospects by Petrie and his staff.  Following the European invasion, Petrie turned to players from small U.S. colleges such as Western Carolina, Rutgers and Rider.  Like his European picks, Petrie found success, first with Kevin Martin and most recently with Jason Thompson. Thompson started out hot as a rookie, joining Spencer Hawes in a promising front line.  But the hope that a Spencer Hawes/Jason Thompson front court could return the Kings to the playoffs dissipated quickly.  Before last season, Hawes was traded to Philadelphia with Andres Nocioni for center Samuel Dalembert, clearing minutes for rookie DeMarcus Cousins.   Lost in a four man rotation of Dalembert, Cousins and Carl Landry, Thompson struggled in his transition to a role player.  After starting 114 games his first two seasons, JT started only 39 games last season and saw his minutes drop from 31.4 in year two to just 23.3 in his third year as a pro. More after the jump... ... More

From Sam Amick: Kevin Martin’s Parting Thoughts

Mr. Amick talked to Kevin Martin on the Sac Bee Kings Blog after all of the particulars of the trade were finalized. With Kevin Martin on his way to Houston to be reunited with Rick Adelman, he had some very nice, professional things to say: "But it's just like anything, with these relationships you build up for so long, ... More

From the Sac Bee: No Kevin Martin In The Fourth Quarter?

For the Sacramento Bee today, Jason Jones is questioning why Kevin Martin sat all but the final 15.4 seconds of the fourth quarter in a three-point home loss to the Celtics. When this game was close, and his coach called on him, Martin deferred to the group that gained so much confidence when he missed 32 games. There was ... More

Is Kevin Martin the Problem?

"Trade Kevin Martin!" "We don’t need him!" "He’s destroying this team and their continuity!" Okay, so the Kings are 0-3 since Kevin Martin returned and it’s starting to bring about the Sacramento Apocalypse. I get it. Things were fun, new and exciting with Tyreke leading the team and now that Kevin Martin is ... More

Kevin Martin Has A Hairline Fracture

From Kings.com: "An MRI taken today on Kevin Martin’s left wrist revealed a non displaced hairline fracture of the navicular bone." There is no definite treatment option that has been decided on yet. As someone who has had a hairline fracture in the wrist before, I can tell you that it's not the kind of pain that resona... More

Game 2 Recap: Hornets 97, Kings 92

Okay, I don’t really believe in moral victories. It’s fun to through the cliché around from time to time but in professional sports, you shouldn’t be content with losing no matter how bad your team is. So I’ll still say there is no such thing as a moral victory. But I do believe in games of progress and this 97-92 ... More

Take Cover! – Kevin Martin Trade Ideas

Last season was the first year in which Kevin Martin was allowed to have the keys to the organization. He was coming off of a 23.7 points per game scoring season (good for sixth in the league) and shot over 40% from three-point land. He had a brand new contract extension of five years and just over $50 million and seemed to be ... More