HoopsHype Francisco Garcia rumors

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The Kings' veteran and vocal leader played 8 minutes and 40 seconds in the win before exiting with 5:59 left in the first half. But according to Smart and several players, Hayes' impact on the game began well before tip-off. Hayes organized a players-only meeting Thursday morning to watch and critique game film following the Kings' 110-83 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, which dropped them to 2-5 to start the season. At the meeting, said DeMarcus Cousins, players "had our heart-to-hearts, we all discussed what we need to do better, we all held each other accountable. Chuck, he got on the bigs. I got on the bigs. (Francisco Garcia) got on the guards. "It showed tonight," Cousins said. "We went over film and showed our mistakes, just rotations and how in the offense we catch (the ball) and just stop. So we went over a lot and we got a good thing out of it." Sacramento Bee

January 5, 2012 Updates
December 14, 2011 Updates

I'm told that even if the Kings add Crawford they do not intend to waive any players using the NBA's amnesty clause to clear a salary from the books. That could change, but as of now that is not the plan. Francisco Garcia was rumored to be that player but I'm told that's not the case. Garcia has two more seasons left on his contract and if he were waived the Kings would have to pay him unless a team put in a bid to claim Garcia. Sacramento Bee

Crawford has reached out to current Kings players to get a feel for what it's like in Sacramento and if he is to go with the Kings, a source has told CSNNW.com that the Kings will use the amnesty on Francisco Garcia to clear up room. I've not been able to confirm if Crawford has spoken with a Blazer as of yet. CSNNW.com

December 2, 2011 Updates

Garcia added that he recently spoke with free agent Samuel Dalembert, one of the Kings' priorities. Garcia did not know if the center would return to the Kings. Garcia worked out Thursday and put up a few shots on an otherwise empty practice court. When other Kings are on the court with him, Garcia will feel more comfortable. "I played the whole summer, but I just miss my teammates," Garcia said. "You miss the whole thing. The fans, the practices, yelling at each other, getting at each other – I just miss all that." Sacramento Bee

September 15, 2011 Updates

Sacramento Kings guard-forward Francisco Garcia has filed a federal lawsuit against the maker of an exercise ball he blames for a 2009 weightlifting accident that left him with a broken arm. The 6-foot-7, 195-pound Dominican native was balancing himself on the Stability Ball Gymnic Plus while lifting dumbbells when the ball exploded, throwing him to the floor and causing him to break his right forearm, the lawsuit said. Reuters

July 28, 2011 Updates

With the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship right around the corner, John Calipari wants to make sure that his team is ready to face elite competition. Calipari is coaching the Dominican Republic national team and will call upon some familiar faces to prepare his squad for the tournament, which begins on August 30. On August 15, Calipari's two teams will collide at Rupp Arena, according to tweets from the head coach. Team Dominican Republic will face Team Kentucky, which will be made up of eight of the program's former stars. Calipari will coach the national team while Sam Bowie and Joe B. Hall will lead the Kentucky alum. Team Dominican Republic will include NBA players Al Horford, Charlie Villanueva and Francisco Garcia. Team Kentucky will include John Wall, Rajon Rondo, Tayshaun Prince, DeMarcus Cousins, Jodie Meeks, Nazr Mohammed, Eric Bledsoe and Keith Bogans. HoopsWorld

June 23, 2011 Updates
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Francisco Garcia, 35, an NBA fan from Fullerton, said he is eagerly awaiting word on whether the Kings are coming. "I just find it hard to believe that when the smoke clears, Anaheim won't look like the best option for the NBA," he said. Orange County Register

April 16, 2011 Updates
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You’ve been back for three games now, how are your legs feeling? Francisco Garcia: I feel better, I feel better. I’m still getting my timing and into game shape, but my legs feel good. JH: You just missed 21 games with the calf injury, and this isn’t the first time you have had a freak injury keep you out for a while. How much would you like to play a whole season and get a little bit of luck with the injuries? Francisco Garcia: Well, you know you can’t really control injuries. I wish I could play the whole season all the time, but with the way I play so hard… Next year, I’m going to try and stay as healthy as I can just like every year. Cowbellkingdom.com

January 22, 2011 Updates

Sacramento Kings small forward Francisco Garcia is expected to miss several more games because of a left calf strain. Garcia missed his third straight game Friday night at Golden State with the injury. Kings coach Paul Westphal said Garcia aggravated the calf again during Thursday's practice and will be out for at least another week. ESPN.com

January 21, 2011 Updates

Francisco García, who has been sidelined for the past two games because of a left calf strain, aggravated the injury in the waning minutes of Thursday's practice. García made a move, then stopped abruptly, summoning Kings trainer Pete Youngman onto the court. After a brief conversation, the veteran swingman hobbled toward the sideline in visible discomfort. "Francisco is going to be out for a while," said Kings coach Paul Westphal, "and it's probably more like a couple weeks than days." Sacramento Bee

January 7, 2011 Updates
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They don't even know what to call Francisco García anymore. Older brother. Resident shrink. Head cheerleader. The man who sticks their faces in the mirror. The after-hours coach who prods them away from the pubs and into the Kings' practice facility, sometimes into the wee hours. "Cisco, man, we would be lost without Cisco," second-year forward Omri Casspi said. "He's a brother to me. You can turn to him about anything, and he tells you straight. He has helped me with so many things, made me a better teammate." Sacramento Bee

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