DeMarcus Cousins sits out preseason game in China

October 15th, 2014

Kings starting center misses preseason game with heel soreness; Kings lose to Brooklyn.
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Watch J-Will hoop – former King has still got it

October 14th, 2014

Jason Williams shows his skills at the Orlando Pro Am in this highlight reel from Home Team Hoops’ YouTube channel. He’s as much fun to watch – if a bit heavier and slower at age 38 – today as he was when he played for the Sacramento Kings around the turn of the century.



Jason Williams

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NBA to experiment with 44-minute preseason game

October 14th, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play 11-minute quarters in their exhibition game Oct. 19 at Barclays Center.
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Sacramento underestimating downtown arena traffic, lawyers say

October 14th, 2014

Lawyers challenging Sacramento’s handling of its downtown arena project argued in court Friday that the city is grossly underestimating the number of people who might show up for an event and the resulting traffic congestion. They contend as many as 31,000 might attend a major event, if the Kings allow standing-room-only admissions inside the arena and if the plaza outside is packed with people as well.



Rob Rothblatt, Design Director for AECOM, makes a presentation to the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board outlining the design plans for the construction of the downtown arena on January 27, 2014.

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Thunder star Kevin Durant has foot fracture

October 12th, 2014

Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the NBA’s MVP seems likely to be sidelined for at least the start of the season.



Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots in front of Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (6) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.

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Nets edge Kings 97-95 in China

October 12th, 2014

Mirza Teletovic sank a 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 97-95 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in the first of two NBA exhibition games to be played in China this year.



Brooklyn Nets’ Mason Plumlee, right, competes with Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins for the ball during a NBA exhibition game in Shanghai, China Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Nets defeated Kings 97-95.



Sacramento Kings’ Rudy Gay jumps to slam-dunk against the Brooklyn Nets during a NBA global game in Shanghai, China Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Nets defeated Kings 97-95.



Brooklyn Nets’ Sergey Karasev, black, competes with Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins in white (15) during a NBA exhibition game in Shanghai, China Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Nets defeated Kings 97-95.

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Recap: Sacramento vs. Brooklyn

October 12th, 2014

Brook Lopez scored 18 points with six rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Sacramento Kings, 97-95, in preseason action.
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Kings, NBA court foreign fans with exhibition game in China

October 12th, 2014

It’s Friday night in the biggest city of the world’s most populous country, and thousands of Shanghai hoops fans are streaming into an arena that resembles a giant space saucer, ready for a fan-appreciation night hosted by the National Basketball Association.



Chinese fans of the Sacramento Kings show their jerseys at an exhibition game between the Kings and Brooklyn Nets on Friday at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. From left are Shao Yi, 20; Gui Shihao, 23; and Cai Yijiang, 22, who said he has been following the Kings since he was 12.



Ryan Hollins of the Sacramento Kings takes a selfie with students of Ziluolan Primary School in Shanghai, China, on Saturday. Hollins and the Kings are in China for two exhibition matches against the Brooklyn Nets.



Ben McLemore, a 21-year-old guard for the Sacramento Kings, offers basketball tips to students at Ziluolan Primary School in Shanghai, China on Saturday. McClemore and the Kings are in China for two exhibition games against the Brooklyn Nets and various other events to promote the NBA brand in the world’s largest market.



Slamson, the Sacramento Kings mascot, signs an autograph for Lisa Liu, 10, at NBA fan appreciation night at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, on Friday. “I am so excited,” Lisa said in English.

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Kings guard Nik Stauskas surprised by reaction to comments

October 11th, 2014

Nik Stauskas said he was only trying to “keep it real.” But many aren’t prepared to accept reality.



Kings rookie Nik Stauskas talks to coach Michael Malone. Stauskas replaced Ben McLemore as the starter at shooting guard and had 13 points.

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Kings leave for China with a few things to work on

October 10th, 2014

The Kings leave for China this afternoon for a trip that is part training camp, part goodwill for the NBA.



Sacramento Kings against the Toronto Raptors at Sleep Train Arena during their pre-season game in Sacramento, Calif.

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