Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

Kings sign G Marshall Henderson.

Of course the Kings sign him. Marshall was suspended back in 2013 during his senior season at Ole Miss for drugs and has been known for his trash talking on and off the court -- feel free to give it a Google. He does have some range from deep, but he probably won't make the team.
Aug 27 - 11:46 PM

Omri Casspi said that he feels the Kings can compete for a playoff spot next season, and that's why he elected to re-sign with Sacramento.

"I feel like we have a good team," said Casspi. "I felt I want to be a part of something that's growing and competing for the playoffs next year and being in the playoffs, putting ourselves in a position to win championships. And I didn't want to leave." The Kings added a lot of talent this offseason, but a playoff spot is always hard to come by when competing in the Western Conference. Casspi will be competing for reserve minutes with Caron Butler this upcoming season, so he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 27 - 6:24 PM

Ryan Hollins has reportedly received interest from the Kings, Wizards, and Clippers, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo.

Hollins has also been linked to the Pelicans and Mavericks, so it stands to reason that he'll hook on somewhere before training camp starts. The 30-year-old has never been a major contributor during his NBA career, however, and can be left undrafted in fantasy leagues as he'll be a bench player no matter where he lands.
Aug 27 - 11:58 AM

The Kings have hired Roland Beech to be their new Head of Analytics.

The Kings parted ways with stats guru Dean Oliver back in July and the media stirred up a storm by saying VP Vlade Divac was against analytics, but this confirms that those reports were untrue and Divac will continue to choose who he wants to surround himself with in the front office.
Aug 15 - 5:14 PM

Rudy Gay said the most meaningless stat in the NBA is points per minute.

He scored 0.59 points per minute last season.
Aug 14 - 5:27 PM

Vince Hunter has reportedly signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Kings.

Hunter averaged 14.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block per game during his sophomore season at the University of Texas at El Paso, but he went undrafted in the 2015 draft. He does offer some depth to a rather thin Sacramento frontcourt, and it'll be interesting to see if he's able to land a spot on the 2015-16 regular-season roster.
Aug 13 - 4:48 PM

Willie Cauley-Stein said that he'll try and learn from DeMarcus Cousins during his rookie season.

"I'm just trying to be under [Cousins'] wing," Cauley-Stein said. "He's a franchise player. I'm trying to be a franchise player one day. He's got a team and I want a team eventually, so I'm just trying to get under his wing and have him show me the ropes and work with him and just build all that. He's the older brother." Cauley-Stein will likely be backing up Cousins and Kosta Koufos during his rookie year, so his fantasy value may be limited to deeper leagues as a shot blocking specialist.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 12 - 12:59 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that his relationship with head coach George Karl is getting much better every day.

Cousins added that while the pair had some things to iron out, the situation that happened wasn't nearly as bad as it played out in the media, and it looks like both men are ready to move on. Cousins is the face of the Kings' franchise, and he should have no trouble returning to last year's averages of 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. He'll make for a quality selection towards the end of the first-round on draft day.
Aug 11 - 6:31 PM

Knicks president Phil Jackson said Quincy Acy is the ultimate professional in a recent interview.

While Acy didn't see huge minutes with the Knicks last year, Jackson was complimentary of his professionalism. "He's a doer with a professional attitude who always came to work, "Jackson said. "His constant effort is what made him one of our leaders by example." The 24-year-old may have a few solid games in him here and there, but he won't see enough minutes to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 11:23 AM

Eric Moreland will work out for the Lakers.

Moreland was recently waived by the Kings after only appearing in three games last season due to a shoulder injury, but he looked solid at summer league with averages of 6.4 points, 8.0 boards and 2.0 blocks and it's not surprising to see him generate some interest. We will let you know if he gets a training camp invite. The Lakers will also work out D.J. Kennedy, but he needs a lot to happen before making the team becomes a realistic scenario.
Aug 9 - 9:26 PM

George Karl said that he is excited about the additions of Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos to the Kings' frontcourt.

"I’m excited about Kosta and Willie," Karl said. "I think both are good guys, different types. Kosta is solid fundamentally, doesn’t make many mistakes, defensive-minded, tough-minded. Willie is a young athlete. We have to show him how to play. I think it’s a great combination and how much we play big is all going to be determined on how successful it is." Koufos is expected to start at center with DeMarcus Cousins shifting to power forward, but Stein could find plenty of playing time backing up both frontcourt spots for the Kings.
Aug 9 - 11:15 AM

George Karl said that he has plenty of time to mend his relationship with DeMarcus Cousins.

"We have a lot of time to get back on the same page," Karl said. "Summer talk and summer drama, I’ve always thought, is hype and so much of it is untrue. I’m not going to get into it but [Cousins] and I have to work together to get back together, and we will." Karl added that Cousins is obviously the best player on the Kings and that he needs him to be a leader this season, so it's good to see the two sides working on their relationship. Cousins will be an easy first-round choice on draft day.
Aug 9 - 11:11 AM

George Karl said that Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison could play together because Rondo is a "pass-first point guard."

"My feeling is that [Rondo’s] a pass-first point guard, which I think is important and I think in the end it really excites me," Karl said of Rondo and Collison sharing the floor. "We have two guys who can take control of the team and play together and keep the pace of the game. We can play with a lot of freedom and creativity but also play without turnovers." Collison is expected to ready for the start of the season after his 2014-15 campaign was cut short after undergoing core muscle surgery, but the arrival of Rondo really limits his upside. It's great that Collison could see some time next to Rondo, but he is a late-round flier at best while he is coming off the bench.
Aug 9 - 11:05 AM

Kings head coach George Karl said that he has had positive conversations with Rajon Rondo.

"Our conversations [have indicated] that he’s a basketball IQ guy who is going to challenge us as coaches because I think he knows the game," Karl said. "He might have some opinions that we’ll have give and take on. He’s an All-Star player. He’s a triple-double machine when he’s playing well. He likes to lead teams. He leads teams with a spirit that has a toughness to it." Rondo is the favorite to start at PG over Darren Collison, but Karl did say that both players can be on the court together. After a terrible finish to his 2014-15 season, Rondo is only worth a look in the later rounds for his low ceiling in standard leagues.
Aug 9 - 10:56 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 91 points at a charity game on Saturday.

Eric Bledsoe scored 85, so take this DMC line with about a dump truck of grains of salt. Cousins is expected to have less defensive responsibility with Kosta Koufos around, so his fouls should come down. He's a first-round pick in almost any league.
Aug 8 - 11:20 PM


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