40 results for tag: NBA

CK Press Box Report: Kings 104, Trail Blazers 103

Amidst uncertainty regarding the franchise's future, the Sacramento Kings snap a seven-game losing streak with a home victory. More

Arena: NBA offers assistance after Maloofs raise concerns in project

Could a minor snag create a major problem in the plans to build a new arena in Downtown Sacramento? 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

Kings practice: Smart on his rotation, Thornton on developing more skills and other notes

Notes and observations from Sacramento Kings practice Wednesday. More

Arena: NBA, Maloofs and Sacramento to continue negotiations Monday

City officials and the Maloofs enter problem-solving mode in the effort to build a new Sacramento arena. More

Arena: Maloofs explore payment options as negotiations with Sacramento reach critical stage

Talks in Orlando have reached a pressing level in the push to build a new downtown arena. More

Arena: Sacramento City Council asked to approve list of parking bidders tonight

Previewing tonight's council meeting at Sacramento City Hall. More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 32: Sacramento Bee’s Marcos Breton on the arena project

The Sacramento Bee columnist weighs in on the push to build a new arena in California's capital city. More

Arena: Sacramento looking for approximately $80-million upfront from Kings/NBA

How much will the Sacramento Kings and NBA pay in the effort to construct a new arena in the capital city? More

Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 20: CBA Chat with Larry Coon and Tim Donahue

Apologies for the hiatus, but we're back with a new episode of the CK Podcast.  And today, we focus on the CBA.  The NBA and Players Union let fans down again, as labor negotiations ended Tuesday with no new labor agreement.  But is a resolution really in sight?  Larry Coon, author of the NBA Salary Cap FAQ, and Tim Donahue of fellow TrueHoop network blog Eight Points, Nine Seconds, join us for a panel discussion.

An excerpt from Coon's latest, saying it's "gut-check time" for the players:
It's now soul-searching time for the players. For now they have drawn a line in the sand at 53 percent. Players like Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett are leading the charge to hold firm and not give another inch. But Bryant and Garnett don't necessarily represent the interests of the rank-and-file players.
And Donahue on how these negotiations are framed:
One of the big traps that we consistently fall into is viewing the sides as two monoliths. It makes the math easier. But it also muddies the waters. The “players” are 400-plus individuals at different points in their careers with different financial positions, personal concerns and general outlooks on life.
Listen after the jump... ... More