Player News - Kings

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Corliss Williamson will stay on as an assistant coach with the Kings.

New head coach Dave Joerger is trying to hire both Elston Turner and Bryan Gates as assistants and hopes to add both to holdovers Willamson and Nancy Lieberman, who were both on George Karl's staff. Williamson was thought to be in line for the Kings head coaching position if Karl was fired, but will have to settle for a familiar assistant position in Sacramento.
May 24 - 9:52 AM

According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Kings are prepared to cut bait with Rajon Rondo if his free agency turns into a bidding war.

The Kings already have an excellent point guard under contract for next season in Darren Collison, so it wouldn't make a lot of sense for Sacramento to overpay for the 30-year-old guard. There are several teams around the league in need of a starting PG, so Rondo should get plenty of interest considering he's arguably the second best free agent PG after Mike Conley.
Source: ESPN
May 20 - 10:29 AM

James Anderson plans to leave the NBA and sign in Europe, according to David Pick.

Pick reports that Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Fenerbahce are all in the mix to sign Anderson, so it sounds like Anderson could sign soon. After averaging 3.5 points per game with the Kings last season, the 27-year-old will now be even further off the fantasy radar than he already was.
May 19 - 10:30 AM

The Kings have reportedly "cooled slightly" on the idea of re-signing unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

According to Kings' writer James Ham, "The Kings have not completely turned their backs on a possible return, but they are also not going to get into a bidding war for Rondo’s services." Defensive lapses were a constant for Rondo last season, and the Kings yielded the 10th-most points and third-most assists to opposing point guards. Rondo benefited from the blistering pace of George Karl's offense this year, so fantasy owners should temper expectations for 2016-17.
May 18 - 9:59 PM

The Kings reportedly will not get into a bidding war for Rajon Rondo this offseason.

While Rondo had a nice season statistically in Sacramento, the end result was still a losing record for the Kings, and it doesn't sound like the struggling franchise is fully committed to retaining his services despite Rondo's connection with DeMarcus Cousins. A Rondo departure would provide a major boost to the fantasy value of Darren Collison.
Source: ESPN
May 18 - 11:04 AM

Willie Cauley-Stein said that he felt George Karl didn't utilize him correctly during his rookie season.

Despite being a high lottery selection on a team with a losing record, Cauley-Stein wasn't given significant run in the Kings' rotation through much of the season, often losing minutes to Quincy Acy. However, when WCS did manage to earn 30-plus minutes a night through seven games in April, he responded with averages of 9.0 points, 6.1 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.3 swats per contest, which was good enough for mid-round value in standard 9-cat leagues. His ability to rack up the defensive statistics will make him an intriguing late-round selection on draft day.
May 17 - 4:56 PM

Seth Curry said he would "absolutely" return to the Kings as a restricted free agent this offseason.

Curry declined to pick up his player option worth $1 million, but because he has less than three years in the league, he'll still be a restricted free agent this offseason. Through the final seven games of the 2015-16 season, Curry was unleashed in the Kings rotation earning 32.5 minutes a night and producing averages of 16.4 points, 5.3 assists and 3.3 triples per contest while hitting his shots at a 45.9 percent clip. With the salary cap set to jump to $92 million next year, there will be a lot of teams out there willing to give The Other Curry a big time payday.
May 12 - 5:32 PM

Coach Dave Joerger said DeMarcus Cousins is a "go-to player" for the Kings offense.

"I know we're going to go through him," Joerger said. Cousins flew into Sacramento from Los Angeles for the Joerger press conference on his own accord, so that's a good start for their relationship. Cousins should be in a similar role with Joerger and has a good chance to lead the NBA in usage rate after doing so in 2015-16. Even if the Kings aren't first in pace again, Boogie will be a stat monster.
May 11 - 5:18 PM

Kings GM Vlade Divac restated on Tuesday that he has zero interest in trading DeMarcus Cousins.

"He's not going to be traded - this year for sure," said Divac. This won't stop the rumors from popping up around the trade deadline, but ever since assuming a front office role with the Sacramento franchise, Divac has said time and again that he has no interest in dealing away his franchise center. Boogie attempted a career-high 3.2 triples per contest under George Karl, so it'll be interesting to see if that trend continues under newly appointed head coach Dave Joerger.
May 10 - 3:30 PM

The Sacramento Kings officially announced Dave Joerger as their next head coach on Tuesday.

It didn't take long for Joerger to find another job after being fired by the Grizzlies and he was officially announced as the Kings head coach at a press conference on Tuesday. "It's a big day for the Sacramento Kings organization," said vice president of basketball operations and general manager Vlade Divac. While the Kings have been languishing as an organization, the hire of Joerger is a step in the right direction.
May 10 - 1:08 PM

Dave Joerger has agreed to a deal in principle to become the Kings head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The two parties were expected to finalize a deal today and they got it done. It's a three-year deal at $4 million per season with a fourth-year team option. Joerger was seventh in the the NBA Coach of the Year voting and has been terrific since being named a head coach in 2013. He kind of has a no-nonsense attitude, so that will be interesting to see how it fits with DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings played at the NBA's fastest pace last season while the Grizzlies were in the bottom five for each of the last three seasons. Obviously personnel can dictate pace, so the Kings should be faster than the Grizzlies. After the Kings have struggled mightily to undo their mistake with Mike Malone, they finally have a win here.
May 9 - 2:22 PM

A "second round of talks between Dave Joerger and the Sacramento Kings" is set for Monday, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.

While Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee reported that GM Vlade Divac said Joerger is just one of three finalists, all signs point to the ex-Grizzlies lead man becoming the new Kings head coach. Per Stein, the two sides are discussing a four-year deal worth approximately $16 million that would include a team option for the fourth season, and the Kings are hopeful that they can finalize a deal on Monday. Others that have interviewed for the job include Sam Mitchell, Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson, David Blatt, Mark Jackson, Jeff Hornacek, Patrick Ewing, Elston Turner, Corliss Williamson and Nate McMillan.
Source: ESPN
May 9 - 9:13 AM

The Kings are "rapidly progressing" toward a deal with head coach candidate Dave Joerger, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Joerger spent the weekend with the Kings and the prospective contract is "taking the shape of a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $4 million a year." Sacramento moved quickly after Joerger parted ways with the Grizzlies and he's already rumored to be eyeing Elston Turner and Bill Bayno as additions to his new staff, so it would be a mild surprise if this doesn't come to fruition.
May 8 - 11:08 PM

The Kings will interview Dave Joerger for their head-coaching position on Sunday.

Joerger was fired by the Grizzlies on Saturday after seeking permission to interview with the Kings. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Kings are big fans of Joerger and regard him as a serious candidate for the position. The Kings have interviewed several other candidates, but you could argue that Joerger is the current frontrunner for the job.
Source: ESPN
May 8 - 9:19 AM

General manager Vlade Divac is still expected to take a methodical approach in hiring a new coach, according to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.

There is mutual interest between the Kings and newly-available Dave Joerger. If Joerger is indeed interested, the Kings might want to pick up the pace before he signs with somewhere else. If Frank Vogel winds up with another team, Joerger would likely be the best candidate available within reason.
May 7 - 3:20 PM


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