51 results for tag: Los Angeles Lakers

Road Reaction: Sacramento Kings 99, Los Angeles Lakers 92

The Kings spoil Dwight Howard's Laker debut with a seven-point victory at Staples Center. More

Road Reaction: Sacramento Kings 103, Los Angeles Lakers 98

The Kings win their third exhibition of the preseason against the Lakers. More

CK Live Chat: Sacramento Kings Season Outlook

Opening night is finally here. Join Cowbell Kingdom for a live chat leading up to the Sacramento Kings home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers. More

Kings practice notes: Team wraps up training camp with Christmas Eve session

A whirlwind week in Sacramento concluded on Christmas Eve with the Kings' final practice before Monday night's home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers. More

Kings ticket office pushes to “blackout” the yellow

With a star-studded opening week schedule, the Sacramento Kings are selling tickets at a frenetic pace. More

Magic Johnson to help finance new Sacramento arena?

A former Los Angeles Laker great says he'll help pay for a new arena in Sacramento. More

Kings to host Lakers in NBA regular season opener

Via Sactown Royalty, Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times reports that the Los Angeles Lakers will be the first opponent the Sacramento Kings face this season. They are scheduled to play three games over the first three days of the season: Dec. 25 at home against Chicago, Dec. 26 at Sacramento and Dec. 27 at home against Utah. ... More

NBA’s tentative labor agreement available, amnesty rule gets a tweak

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. ... More

Say goodbye to these Sacramento Kings games

The posturing and the politicking continue in labor negotiations between the NBA and Players Union.  Both sides met twice before David Stern's imposed game-cancellation deadline today.  But no agreement according to reporters on the scene. Stern says no chance of an 82 game season. No more meetings scheduled at the ... More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 1 – Doug Christie (Part 2)


Photo: Jonathan Santiago/Art: Mark W. Price

Part two of our conversation with former King Doug Christie. Highlights
  • On finding defensive role players: "You gotta look for somebody who's willing to be unselfish and at the same time someone who's competitive enough to take the challenge of going up against these guys (the league's best scorers)".
  • On Rick Adelman as a candidate for the Lakers job: "I think it would be a great fit because of the fact that he runs what Phil (Jackson) considered the triangle offense.  His, you really didn't give it a term, but it's the same offense."
  • On coaching: "I never really knew if I would enjoy coaching.  But since I got involved in it - in teaching, in training players - it's been something that I found that I truly, truly love.  Hopefully, I can get involved definitely with the Kings."
Listen after the jump. ... More