49 results for tag: Samuel Dalembert
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
James Ham, Jonathan Santiago and special contributor Greg Wissinger, associate editor at Sactown Royalty, toss out a few players they'd like to see the Kings chase when free agency begins Friday. ... More
Samuel Dalembert and Marcus Thornton should be hearing from the Kings very soon, reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee this ... More
- Sacramento parking spaces and garages have emerged as a potential game-changer in the battle to build a new arena. However, new findings reported by the Sacramento Bee's Ryan Lillis, Dale Kasler and Tony Bizjak suggest they may not be as valuable as the city originally hoped. "But with a pivotal City Council decision on the deal scheduled in less than two weeks, city officials say those parking spots may not be as valuable as originally hoped. City Manager John Shirey told The Bee on Thursday that the assessed value of the city's parking facilities is lower than officials' early 'hopes or expectations.' The recent estimates came from financial consultants at Bank of America. Multiple sources familiar with the details of the project told The Bee this week that the city may be able get $200 million – or slightly more – in upfront cash by leasing its parking operations to a private company. That would include 7,200 spaces in garages, 5,500 on-street spaces and parking citation revenue. Shirey would not confirm that figure, but he said the new estimates are lower than originally believed. Officials have never said publicly what their early estimates were."
Larry Coon is author of the NBA Salary Cap FAQ and he joins James Ham and Jonathan Santiago to break down aspects of the new deal in today's Cowbell Kingdom Podcast. Highlights
- On the new amnesty rule: "I think this is cool. I think one of the things the league needs more of is silent auctions and that's what they got here."
- Today is the day B-List issues in the new CBA are being addressed. What's Coon's take on one of those minor issues - the draft age limit? I was thinking that the age limit was something the players would use as a trade chip. They would say: "Alright, you want the higher age limit? We'll give it to you as long you give us something else here, " and I think that's something that might happen when they start talking about it.
- What does this new CBA mean for free agents and the NBA trade market today? "For a team like the Kings, I think restricted free agents are going to be more in play because they shortened the matching period for the original team from seven days to three days. Now other teams aren't going to be tying up their salary so much and they're going to be more willing to go after other team's players."
Listen after the jump... ... More
Kings.com provides video of the media session after the jump. But before that, here are a few highlights.
- Garcia said he kept in touch with his teammates during the lockout. He said he believes Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson will be back in Sacramento on Monday and thinks DeMarcus Cousins will be back Tuesday. Garcia also spoke to Samuel Dalembert today and would like to see the Haitian center back in a Kings uniform this year.
- Garcia was in the Dominican Republic for most of the lockout. He did attend one the union meetings in New York.
- Garcia on being the first King to return. "It's been a long time. Actually, it feels like a couple years since we've been back."
Samuel Dalembert, who is currently in his native Haiti. Not surprisingly, Dalembert spoke glowingly about the prospect of playing for the Miami Heat, a team in desperate need of a center and only a two hour flight away from ... More
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