* It keeps getting worse in Sacramento: The Kings lost for the ninth time in 10 games and DeMarcus Cousins said George Karl was behind his suspension.
On a related note, a Sacramento Bee columnist is calling for the team to trade Cousins.
* Presumptive 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons is planning to sign with LeBron James’ agent, Yahoo! Sports reports. That would be the third No. 1 pick represented by Klutch Sports.
* The legendary Baron Davis, now a D-League guard, would love to return to the Warriors. Long shot.
* Robert Upshaw’s pro career is not going well at all. He explained himself in an interview with Silver Screen & Roll, then got his contract terminated for violating the D-League’s anti-drug program.
* We had a talk with CSKA Moscow’s Dimitris Itoudis, who might be the next Euro coach to make it into the NBA.