34 results for tag: Spencer Hawes

Game 10 Preview: Kings at Sixers

The Sacramento Kings begin a five-game road trip against a familiar face in Spencer Hawes and his Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia 76ers. More

Video: Goon Squad Classic Highlights

The team over at Yay Area's Finest put together an amazing mixtape of all the highlights from the Goon Squad Classic.  Tremendous tip of the hat to them for their work. More

Goon Squad Classic weekend meant more than just basketball

Shameless plug alert.  My final thoughts on this past weekend over at SB Nation Bay Area.  A snippet: Following suit with most of the exhibitions played during the lockout, the contest, which took place at an approximately two-thirds-filled-to-capacity UC Davis Pavilion, was more style than substance.  Greene's team, ... More

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

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

Season Preview Essays: DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins of Kentucky University gestures after being selected= There is a very good reason for the now 3-month-long-boogie that has been in Kings fans hearts ever since draft night of 2010. You're damn right I started off with a nickname pun. Because when you're dealing with 295 pounds made of nothing but pure talent, he can make everything – even nickname puns – work. The only problem is how. Because even though he has the ability, the body, the everything he ever needs, if you can't put it together, it could end up as bad as my pun. You’ve probably heard it by now, multiple times. You’ve been reading it non-stop since 2010 mock drafts started to surface. The attitude questions, the motor issues, the supposed lack of conditioning. The abundance of questions that all boil down to the same basic concept. Will he behave? Will he be able to use his massive frame and massive skill for the betterment of mankind, AKA Kings nation? Or does this road end in nothing more than a pat on the back from those burnt by Tyrus Thomas, Michael Beasley, and all other “draft by potential” headcases that never panned out? Will he be pre 2010, hold up the ball, kill your teammates’ will to live, airball iso 3s Zach Randolph? Or will he be 2010, dominant post scorer, rebounder extraordinaire Zach Randolph? All versions of the same question. Of THE question. ... More

From the Kings Media Release: Spencer Hawes Done For the Season

From the Kings themselves: An MRI performed today on the left knee of Sacramento Kings center Spencer Hawes revealed a deep bone contusion and an irregular signal in the joint line. Hawes is going to seek a second opinion from Dr. Lawrence Holland in Seattle tomorrow morning. Holland previously performed surgery on ... More

From Jason Jones: Spencer Hawes Probably Out For Wolves Game

Jason Jones had this for The Bee today about Spencer Hawes' injury: "He's pretty sore," Kings coach Paul Westphal said. "He's almost certainly out (tonight at Minnesota)." Hawes said he was kneed in the back of his knee. He missed Sunday's loss in Cleveland because of a lower back strain. Even though Spencer Hawes has been ... More

The Reason for the Kings Defensive Turnaround

Defensive and offensive efficiency haven’t been the strong suits for the Kings this year. And when neither side of the floor is something you excel in, you sort of have to trick opponents or catch them off guard to win games. That’s essentially what happened early on in the season. The Kings would push the tempo, hit the ... More

I Think Coach Westphal and Spencer Hawes Are Cool Again

During the intros for tonight's first game for the Kings since the Hawes-Westphal "feud" officially went public, the Kings coach and Spencer decided to show that it was all water under the bridge after two days of practice. After the game, Coach had this to say about the intros: - "If you want to see that again, ... More