Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

The Bulls and Pelicans have reportedly emerged as suitors for Royce White as he attempts an NBA comeback.

In addition to the Bulls and Pelicans interest, White also reportedly has offers from both the Clippers and Spurs to play for their Summer League squads, and he'll be an interesting guy to watch this offseason. However, he'd need to land in an ideal situation in order to gain any sort of relevancy in fantasy leagues, and none of the aforementioned teams would present that opportunity.
May 28 - 6:16 PM

Kings' GM Pete D'Alessandro, who has lost authority to VP of vice president of basketball and franchise operations Vlade Divac, may soon leave Sacramento's front office.

D'Alessandro is believed to be a "significant candidate" for the St. John's AD job, where former Kings' adviser Chris Mullin is currently coaching. Divac reportedly is now the one making the basketball decisions in Sacramento, and this would be another example of a disjointed front office undermining the authority of the ones they hire. Owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly hired Divac over the objections of Mullin and D'Alessandro, and it sounds like a breakup between D'Alessandro and Sacramento may be imminent.
May 28 - 2:36 PM

Royce White reportedly has offers to play in summer league from both the Clippers and the Spurs.

White has been working out in order to return to the NBA, but he's been doing so out of the public eye and without the attention he once received. A talented basketball player, White could thrive in the right situation, but we're a long way from that point.
Source: KTSP
May 25 - 9:12 AM

Royce White will play for the Clippers’ Summer League team this offseason.

White is only 24-years-old, and he has the talent to be at least a marginal role player at the NBA level. However, severe issues with anxiety and a fear of flying have made him a difficult guy to roster. If he impresses at Summer League, there might be a team out there willing to gamble on him, but he's not a guy that likely to have much, if any fantasy value. This will be an interesting story to watch this offseason.
May 22 - 11:07 AM

Kings' VP of basketball operations Vlade Divac said that DeMarcus Cousins is "untradeable" and a guy that the Kings would like to "build around."

There are more than a few teams out there that would love to make a trade for Cousins, but it doesn't appear that Sacramento's front office has any intentions of moving their franchise center. That won't stop the rumors from coming in, but as it stands right now, it would be quite shocking if Cousins were to be sent away for a collection of draft picks and role players. He'll be a first-round selection in next year's draft.
May 19 - 4:49 PM

The Kings are not interested in trading DeMarcus Cousins, according to CSN California.

This comes in the context of a rumor that the Celtics hope to pry Cousins away from the Kings with a package of draft picks and young talent, and there isn't a team in the league that would balk at acquiring him for the right price. Sacramento endured a rocky season including a mid-season coaching change that didn't sit well with Cousins, but for now, "The Kings want to make a playoff run next season with Cousins as the centerpiece of the franchise."
May 2 - 9:40 AM

The Celtics are reportedly expected to try and land DeMarcus Cousins via trade this offseason.

The Celtics currently have a treasure trove of draft picks to dangle in trade talks, in addition to guys like Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, and Gerald Wallace's expiring contract. There was a report that came out at the trade deadline this season that Kings' head coach George Karl didn't view anyone on the roster as "untouchable," and it'll be interesting to see if Sacramento is willing to listen to offers for Cousins this offseason.
Source: ESPN
May 1 - 10:25 AM

Orlandon Johnson has signed a deal to play for Barangay Ginebra in the Philippines.

Johnson was most recently playing for the Austin Spurs in the NBA D-League, and he posted averages of 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 43 games. We will track his progress closely, but he is well off the radar in fantasy leagues at the moment.
Source: Sportando
Apr 29 - 9:40 AM

Eric Moreland (shoulder) said he is 75-80 percent healthy.

"I’m coming along and I’m feeling pretty good," Moreland said. He has been out since his surgery on his left shoulder back in January and he also had surgery on his shoulder back in college. He'll likely be ready for his offseason plans in the near future.
Apr 22 - 2:09 PM

David Stockton scored five points on 2-of-3 shooting with seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

His contract isn't guaranteed for next season, so Stockton will likely have to impress at summer league if he wants to remain a King. In case it isn't obvious, he isn't on the fantasy radar for next season.
Apr 16 - 1:58 AM

Derrick Williams finished out the season on a high note, scoring 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting with six boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

When you lose DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Darren Collison and Omri Casspi to injury, someone has to step up in their absence. Williams was phenomenal tonight and head coach George Karl has to be pretty pleased with his play since he compared him to a vending machine. Jason Thompson contributed 12 points with seven rebounds and two assists while Ray McCallum chipped in 19 points, six assists, four boards and three steals.
Apr 16 - 1:40 AM

Nik Stauskas drew the start in place of Omri Casspi (illness) on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five boards, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minute.

It was easily the best game of his rookie season, but the fact that he was playing against the Lakers had a lot to do with it. Sauce Castillo will have a lot of work to do in the offseason if he wants to be a regular in the rotation next season, so prospective owners should keep tabs on him during the summer league. As of right now, he won't be on the radar in standard leagues.
Apr 16 - 1:33 AM

Ben McLemore dropped 24 points in an easy win over the Lakers on Wednesday, adding five boards, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

The Kings were depleted tonight and McLemore was the primary option on offense. He needs to improve his ball-handling skills this summer as well as his ability to create shots off the dribble, so owners will want to keep a close eye on his progress heading into fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 16 - 1:26 AM

Nik Stauskas (back) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, replacing Omri Casspi (illness).

The rookie has been very quiet this season, but he couldn't ask for a more favorable matchup tonight. The Kings are desperate for scoring right now and are missing a lot of players, so hopefully Stauskas can end his season on a high note.
Apr 15 - 10:36 PM

Omri Casspi (illness) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

The Kings actually have nothing to play/lose for tonight and are locked in as the No. 6 spot in the lottery. With Casspi out, we'll see more Derrick Williams, Ben McLemore and Sauce Castillo. Williams and B-Mac are worth using in all leagues tonight with both possibly positing big usage rates in lots of minutes.
Apr 15 - 3:25 PM

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