HoopsHype Geoff Petrie rumors

December 11, 2012 Updates

Geoff Petrie's future is far more unclear. The longtime president of basketball operations is in the final year of his deal and fans and local media have been calling for his head. Even his most ardent supporters admit that this roster he built is full of pieces that just don't seem to fit. USA Today

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Under Petrie, the NBA's longest-tenured top basketball executive, the Kings have missed the playoffs for six consecutive seasons; four coaches have been scorched in the process, with Keith Smart's job security suddenly not so secure; the slow start has dampened preseason enthusiasm and furthered the belief that the Maloofs don't care and Smart can't coach, and that Petrie's Princeton pedigree notwithstanding, he is no longer the brains behind a highly successful venture. (NBA scouts summarized the Kings as a low-IQ roster that lacks a floor leader/facilitator, and has too many small guards and duplicating small forwards, a dearth of perimeter shooters, terrible chemistry and inexplicable offense.) Sacramento Bee

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Petrie said Fredette is still in the Kings' plans. But the team has to figure out if Fredette is indeed a point guard or more of a combo guard, which would free him to score more and not run the offense as much. "Everybody eventually gets their opportunity," Petrie said. "He's got a real good feel for the game, and he hasn't come close to shooting the ball to his potential. That's not a concern given the quality of his stroke and his history of making shots. It'll just require some patience and time." Sacramento Bee

November 7, 2012 Updates

The Sacramento Kings will officially assign second-year forward Tyler Honeycutt to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League tomorrow (November 8th, 2012), according to Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Honeycutt finished his rookie campaign (2011-12) averaging 1.3 points (.333 FGs, .333 3FGs, .600 FTs) in 15 games off the bench for Sacramento, but has yet to see any action this season. NBA.com

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Fredette insisted that he didn't play with any added motivation because of the team's decision to add another point guard to the mix, even if it does put him behind Brooks and Isaiah Thomas entering next season and qualify as the latest setback to an already frustrating start to his career. The obvious impact of the move could be spotted in the stands Monday during the Kings game, where Fredette's agent, Jeff Austin, was seen discussing the unexpected situation with Geoff Petrie, Sacramento's president of basketball operations, for nearly a half hour. SI.com

July 16, 2012 Updates

#NBAKings reach agreement in principle with Aaron Brooks. Quote from Kings Pres Geoff Petrie via press release - “We’re really excited about the prospect of Aaron joining the team,” said Petrie. “The fact that he’s chosen to play for the Kings makes us feel good about what he’ll be able to provide to us on the court. Aaron’s another young player who brings a lot of speed, quickness, experience and scoring ability.” Sulia

July 15, 2012 Updates

Petrie on areas team needs to improve: "We can’t get it all with one player. We would like to do some prudent things to improve our roster and still give us some flexibility going forward. To still improve ourselves at small forward, improve our shooting and probably get a little more creativity in the backcourt if that was possible and continue to build with a young nucleus." Sulia

July 8, 2012 Updates

The Sacramento Kings can mark off their top priority in free agency. They have reached an agreement with restricted free-agent power forward Jason Thompson, who can sign the contract Wednesday. "We're really excited about where we are with negotiations," Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie said Sunday. "And it's our intention to enter into a player contract once the moratorium ends." Sacramento Bee

Petrie could not discuss contract specifics, per league rules. But it is believed to be a multiyear deal that will pay Thompson about $6 million in the first season, approximately $1.5 million more than he would have earned if he played under his one-year qualifying offer. Sacramento Bee

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