HoopsHype Isaiah Thomas rumors

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Sometimes change can be sincere – especially when you don't even realize you're changing. Consider Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, for example. "(Cousins) thought I was joking around, but I told him, 'Man you had a really great attitude this game,' " Kings guard Isaiah Thomas said following a rather uneventful performance by Cousins in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Las Vegas. "Times you didn't get the ball, times you got fouled, that's how you've got to be." Not even a shot to the jaw from Lakers center Chris Kaman could unnerve Cousins. "He was hurt, and usually he'd be back cussing the ref out right there (pointing to the opposite end of the floor) instead of getting back on defense," Thomas said. "Instead he was like, 'OK, let me get back on defense.' " Sacramento Bee

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Vasquez spoke highly of Isaiah Thomas, telling media that he “loves that kid”. Vasquez is clearly relishing the competition between him and Thomas, but was mindful to remind everyone that they are teammates first and foremost. ”One thing we got clear is (that it’s) not about ‘we gotta be the heroes’,” Vasquez said. ”We gotta help this team win. As long as it goes (down that line) and we think about (the) Sacramento Kings, thats the most important thing for both of us. Today in practice, obviously we went at each other and we tried to get each other better. Because at the end of the day, we’re trying to get this team better.” Cowbell Kingdom

September 26, 2013 Updates

A case can be made for either player to be the starting point guard in Sacramento so new Kings head coach Mike Malone will have a tough decision on his hands. One thing is certain: Thomas isn’t going to lose his starting job without putting up a fight. “Hopefully the position will be up for competition,” Thomas told HOOPSWORLD in a phone interview. “If it is, I’m going to be battling each and every practice, each and every workout, whatever. At the end of the day, we are teammates – myself, Greivis Vasquez, Ray McCallum and Jimmer Fredette – we’re teammates, but at the same time we’re competing too. At the end of the day, this a competition and I am going for that starting spot because I do feel like I’m a starting point guard in this league. I think the competition is going to make each of us better and make sure we’re competing every day in practice. We’re going to work hard. HoopsWorld

“Overall, he’s a great dude,” Thomas said of Coach Malone. “He’s been a great coach so far, from what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard. I’ve been in Sacramento about a month working out with him and the coaching staff. I love what I see. It seems that there really is a chance for Sacramento. Now I’m not saying that we’re going to win a championship next year, or even make the playoffs, but we’re definitely going to move forward and there’s going to be some positive things in the city of Sacramento. I’m excited for the future. I’m excited for Coach Malone because he’s a great guy and, overall, a great coach. I’m just excited for this season.” HoopsWorld

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Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas showed off some serious handles at the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am this summer. He didn’t shy away from letting his opponents know they couldn’t guard him, both with his audacious moves and his mouth. Check out the highlights above. SLAM

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The NBA fined several players $15,000 each for participating in an unsanctioned University of Washington alumni basketball game, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers forward Spencer Hawes, Memphis Grizzlies guards Quincy Pondexter and Tony Wroten and Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas for participating in a June 23 game at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, league sources told Y! Sports. Yahoo! Sports

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A couple interesting comments from Kings players after what may or may not have been the final game in Sacramento: DeMarcus Cousins: "I played for the fans tonight. They stuck with us through this season, Since I've been here it's been the same thing, every year the same thing. I'm tired of it (losing) and I know they're tired of it, so this year is really going to be the decision. I just did it for the fans." Isaiah Thomas, asked how it felt after the game: "It's very weird because you just don't know. That might be the last time I ever shoot a basketball at Sleep Train Arena. So you just never know -- that's the scary thing about it. You might not see these fans, I might not be in this community anymore, you never know. So a lot of things are up in the air right now, and that's what sucks right now." Sulia

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