Player News - Kings

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DeMarcus Cousins will definitely be at Team USA's minicamp this August, while Rudy Gay will likely be there as well.

Cousins is easily one of the best big men in the NBA, and he figures to be a lock to make the final roster for the Rio Olympics in 2016. As for the upcoming NBA season, Cousins' relationship with head coach George Karl will constantly be under the spotlight, so it will be interesting to see how everything plays out in Sacramento this season.
Jul 26 - 5:26 PM

The Kings parted ways with their Head of Analytics Dean Oliver on Sunday.

There were some rumblings earlier in the day that Kings VP Vlade Divac was against analytics, but that simply isn't true and the Kings are reportedly already looking for a replacement. Oliver was brought into Sacramento when Pete D'Alessandro was still in town, so it's clear that Divac would like to pick his own front office. The Kings are reportedly looking to add Peja Stojakovic and Bobby Jackson to their front office, so we will continue to follow this story closely.
Jul 26 - 4:30 PM

Caron Butler officially signed his two-year, $3 million deal with the Kings on Thursday.

Butler has a player option on the second year of his contract. He'll be joining a very crowded rotation, featuring guys like Rudy Gay, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli so he's not going to be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 23 - 4:51 PM

Seth Curry's two-year, $2 million deal with the Kings is reportedly fully guaranteed for the first season and has a player option on the second year.

Curry will be competing for minutes with Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison, Ben McLemore, Marco Belinelli and James Anderson in Sacramento, so it'll take more than a few injuries before we can consider him an asset in fantasy hoops.
Jul 22 - 10:21 AM

The Kings and FA Seth Curry have agreed on a two-year, $2 million deal.

Sacramento is "closing in on a deal," according to Marc Stein, and it sounds like Seth Curry may be playing in the same division as his MVP brother. Curry was voted to the Summer League's 'First Team' after averaging an impressive 24.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 3.2 steals and 1.5 turnovers in 33.1 minutes over six games. Fantasy owners shouldn't get excited however, as the Kings are already stacked in the backcourt with Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison, Ben McLemore, Marco Belinelli and James Anderson.
Jul 21 - 8:39 PM

The Kings signed Duje Dukan to a contract on Monday.

Dukan was a bench big for the Wisconsin Badgers and played well for the Kings at Summer League. Still, he's unlikely to make the team.
Jul 20 - 7:56 PM

Quincy Acy agreed to a two-year deal with the Kings on Monday.

The second year has a player option. Acy was with the Kings back in the 2013-14 season and was starting to play well towards the end of that campaign. Last season with the Knicks, he was becoming more of a stretch four, which is something the Kings are looking to add to their frontcourt rotation. He's still not worth drafting in almost any league.
Jul 20 - 7:51 PM

Seth Curry continued his strong Summer League play on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting, to go with two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and one turnover through 35 minutes of action.

Curry has worked hard to improve his ball handling abilities, and that has really been on full display during Summer League. He was named to the Summer League First Team on Sunday, and given how well he's played, he should be able to get a contract offer from an NBA club. That being said, Curry is unlikely to be much more than an emergency depth kind of guy, so he's not going to be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jul 19 - 11:03 PM

Pelicans general manager Dell Demps told NBA TV that they still haven't decided if they will offer Seth Curry a contract.

Curry has been lighting it up in Vegas with averages of 25.0 points, 4.8 boards, 2.8 assists, 3.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers a game, so the Pelicans likely won't be the only team in the mix to sign him. Curry will be in action again on Sunday vs. the Suns in the semi-finals, and he clearly has plenty of motivation to keep his foot on the gas pedal as he tries to lock up an NBA contract.
Jul 19 - 10:19 AM

Seth Curry turned it on in the second half against the Warriors during a 100-91 win on Saturday, finishing with 24 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

He went to the line 13 times in his 34 minutes to get his team to the semifinals. A Curry going to the line that much is unusual, and actually both Dell and Stephen Curry have never made it to the line 13 times in an NBA game in their careers. Seth had an awful start to this one and didn't hit his field goal until five minutes were left in the second quarter. He killed his man off the dribble today and is looking like an NBA player. At this point, it would be a shock to see a team not offer him a contract.
Jul 19 - 12:02 AM

Willie Cauley-Stein looked healthy on Friday against the Heat, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 32 minutes.

He was much better in understanding where the defense was and had a very nice dunk today due to him moving without the ball. Cauley-Stein is still a major project on the offensive side and the Kings are playing him strictly at center, so minutes are not going to be easy to come by.
Jul 17 - 7:14 PM

Willie Cauley-Stein will play against the Heat on Friday.

He bumped knees on Wednesday in the first half, but was able to return in the second half. Cauley-Stein has a lot of work to do on offense and the Kings aren't really even using him in halfcourt sets in Summer League. He's unlikely to have value in standard leagues while DeMarcus Cousins is active.
Jul 17 - 3:29 PM

The Pelicans are close to offering Seth Curry a guaranteed deal, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times.

This is a Bucks writer reporting on another team, so this is far from a lock. That said, this isn't a surprise due to Curry becoming the best shooting guard at Summer League. Some team will likely offer Curry a deal in the next week, but it may not be a fully-guaranteed deal.
Jul 17 - 3:01 PM

Rajon Rondo said that he is looking forward to playing with DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento.

"What made me comfortable is them having the best big man in the game," Rondo said of playing with Cousins. "It was a pretty easy decision. I think he’s definitely an MVP candidate and I look forward to playing with him and helping him grow as a player." It will be interesting to see how Rondo meshes with Cousins early on, but if the Kings can ease the tension between Cousins and head coach George Karl they could potentially have a solid season with the amount of talent on their roster.
Jul 17 - 12:14 PM

David Wear has signed a deal to play for Ankara in Turkey.

Wear averaged 16.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the D-League last season and also earned a 10-day contract with the Kings, but this likely means we won't see him in the states again for a while. We will keep an eye on his progress overseas, but he is well off the fantasy radar for now.
Source: Sportando
Jul 17 - 10:34 AM

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