Four home games at Power Balance Pavilion were lost after the NBA cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season yesterday. But Kings fans might have basketball to cheer for if Donté Greene has his way.Earlier today, Kings fans tweeted at the Sacramento Kings forward about putting together a charity exhibition game in the Capital region. He took their message to heart and it appears Greene has plans in the works to host a game the weekend before Thanksgiving. Among the players who’ve declared their interest? Wizards point guard John Wall along with Greene's fellow teammates Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins. New King J.J. Hickson also says he'd like to play. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn, Lakers forward and Sacramento native Matt Barnes, teammates Tyreke Evans and Hassan Whiteside were also extended Twitter invites by the Kings forward. Sacramento has proven before that a simple tweet can spark a major idea. So the possibility of a barnstorming exhibition featuring your favorite Sacramento Kings isn't out of the question. But with PBP off-limits due to the lockout, where would they play? ... More
- On working out with Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook: "When we work out together, we always do different things. There’s things that I do better than them and there’s things they do better than me. So it’s always good to work out with them and try to learn new things from their games."
- Tyreke is no stranger to the game of new teammate JJ Hickson. He says he's known the Kings newest addition for "a long time", having battled against Hickson in high school.
- Amar'e Stoudemire hopes to round up teammates for an unofficial Knicks training camp. Zach Randolph has expressed doing the same with his Grizzlies . Is Tyreke planning something similar for the Kings? "I was thinking about that, calling some of the players up, trying to get them to Sacramento early. I know it's going to be pretty hard for the rookies because they haven't set up yet with (homes). But I mean, the guys that have been playing, the veterans and the guys who have been playing a couple years on our team...I was definitely thinking of calling them up and (trying) to get a local gym in Sacramento and having a training camp."
- Tyreke has been keeping busy this offseason also through his work with VSP Vision Care. We highlighted one of two videos he starred in from a four-part webisode series, which offers vision health tips. Check the rest on the Eyefiles tab of VSP's Facebook Page.