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July 21, 2013 Updates
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Kings coach Michael Malone said this about Greivis Vasquez after Wednesday night's scrimmage: “I’ve always been a big fan of Greivis. The first time I saw him play was when he was with the Venezuelan team and I was helping coach the Canadian National team. And they played against Team USA and he had the unenviable task of bringing the ball up the court against Kobe Bryant and Kobe was making him work and I felt bad for the kid. The neat thing about it was watching him develop and grow. I’ve gotten a chance to know Greivis just being in the NBA and competing against him from a coaching standpoint. He’s got great size, 6-foot-6 for a point guard coming off a career year for him.“ Sulia

July 3, 2013 Updates

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov did not limit his free spending to big-name players in his attempt to support rookie head coach Jason Kidd. Lawrence Frank, Kidd's lead assistant in Brooklyn, was given a four-year deal worth more than $1 million a season -- a deal that makes him the highest-paid assistant in the NBA -- a league source told ESPNNewYork.com. Mike Malone, new head coach of Sacramento, was the league's top-paid assistant last season while making $750,000 with Golden State. A second league source said Frank's deal with Brooklyn "could be the biggest in league history for an assistant." ESPN.com

July 2, 2013 Updates

Free agent point guard Jose Manuel Calderon will meet with the Kings today in Sacramento, agent Mark Bartelstein told HoopsHype. Owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro, head coach Mike Malone and Chris Mullin will be at the meeting with the Spanish guard, who returned to the United States yesterday. His stay in the country will be short as Calderon will be back in Spain in just a couple of days. HoopsHype

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The Sacramento Kings are looking to acquire a second first-round pick and are using guard Jimmer Fredette as bait. Sources say the Kings have reached out to a number of teams in the mid-to-late first round in an attempt to secure another pick. Both the Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz are potential destinations for Jimmer. Kings coach Mike Malone is enamored with both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Tony Snell, but the Kings feel that they can get them much lower in the draft. ESPN.com

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Ewing will join the coaching staff of new Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford. Ewing and Clifford have a strong professional and personal history together. Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone also tried to hire Ewing for his coaching staff. Yahoo! Sports

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Upon returning from trip to Sacramento, Ohio State's Chris Jent has 3-year contract offer to be Mike Malone's top assistant, sources tell Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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