HoopsHype Nik Stauskas rumors

January 28, 2015 Updates

League sources say they have been shopping Derrick Williams, but Stauskas was recently reported to be available as well. When there’s a team that is aggressively looking to make a trade and has attractive assets to pull one off, usually that means a deal will happen before the deadline. Keep an eye on the Kings. Basketball Insiders

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After his second consecutive DNP-CD on Monday night (Did Not Play -- Coach's Decision), Kings rookie Nik Stauskas tweeted out an emoji of a pencil and pad. Perhaps Stauskas is taking notes from the bench? The Canadian’s rocky start in the NBA has included trade rumors, as first reported by CBS Sports. CSNBayArea.com

January 16, 2015 Updates

The Nets have been in discussions about trading either Lopez or Deron Williams this season, including talks with the Kings that would have centered around Williams going to Sacramento in exchange for Darren Collison, Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams. Those talks were held up, however, by the Kings being interested in Mason Plumlee and the Nets in rookie Nik Stauskas, both non-starters for the other team. New York Post

January 15, 2015 Updates

Determined to find an upgrade to complement inside force DeMarcus Cousins, the Sacramento Kings are seeking frontcourt help in a trade and are willing to discuss first-round pick Nik Stauskas in the deal, league sources told CBSSports.com. CBSSports.com

The Kings want to pair Cousins with a frontline player who would fit with his post-up skills -- either a stretch four or above-the-rim defender, sources said. They've fielded numerous calls about Stauskas, whose opportunities have been limited with the steadily improving play of Ben McLemore. CBSSports.com

How many hypothetical retweets on Twitter would it take to have Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas' girlfriend Taylor Anderson accompany you to the high school prom? Apparently, the answer is 10,000 ... and it's also no longer hypothetical. After tweeting at Stauskas, who then OK'd it with Anderson, the number was set for the young man who boldly asked the NBA rookie. Just two hours later, after fellow NBA players and other athletes retweeted the request to help make his wish come true, he hit the magic number. He was even trending on Twitter at one point. Sports Illustrated

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October 9, 2014 Updates

Following Sunday night's loss to the Toronto Raptors, the former Michigan star made a statement to the media that has rubbed some folks the wrong way. "I understand that I'm a rookie and I'm white, so people are going to attack me at all times," he said. "Just coming out there in the game, I felt it right away." ESPN.com

Following Tuesday night's game, also against the Raptors, Stauskas tried to provide clarity for his words, but at the same time, he didn't back down from them. "I was very surprised," Stauskas told Cowbell Kingdom. "People kind of took it too far with what I was trying to say. I wasn't trying to get anyone to feel sorry for me. I wasn't trying to be controversial or anything like that. I was just trying to keep it real." ESPN.com

Stauskas stressed that he did not intend to spark any controversy with his comments. "I've said stuff like that before and I don't take that back, because I'm not trying to offend anyone, I'm not trying to be controversial, I'm just saying that's just really how I feel," the rookie guard said. "Some people may have a problem with it, some people may not, but if you've ever played the game of basketball, you understand that there's certain stereotypes and certain reputations that certain players have and based on that, people are going to play a certain way against you," Stauskas added. ESPN.com

July 20, 2014 Updates

Here’s a statement. Two of them actually, packaged into one big picture: Ben McLemore, the shooting guard the Kings drafted in the lottery in 2013, insisted he didn’t read too much into it when the Kings used another lottery pick on another shooting guard in the 2014 draft, and team officials, naturally, say they remain committed as ever to McLemore’s future in Sacramento. NBA.com

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