HoopsHype Nik Stauskas rumors

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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

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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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Jason Jones: Nik Stauskas is slated to sign his rookie contract today, the same day Pete D'Alessandro is due to arrive in Las Vegas. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

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"It was cool, I was ready to go out there and start playing some games," Stauskas told News10. "Just to see 'Stauskas' on the back of that Kings jersey, it's a good feeling. I've been waiting to put an NBA jersey on my entire life, so it's a great feeling." Following the hour-long media session, Stauskas then met with selected season ticket holders, before taking part in his first photo shoot donning his new Kings uniform. He then met again with team management and ownership over lunch. An hour later, it was off to the team's "Experience Center" or "XC Sacramento," located in downtown, just around the corner from the site where the new entertainment and sports complex will be built at the Downtown Plaza. news10.net

As a freshman, Stauskas started 33 of the 39 games he played, entering the starting lineup in just his seventh game. "I think Nik Stauskas brings a lot to the table," said Malone. "Shooting, passing, ball handling, creativity - I think he's only going to get better. "The jump he made from his Freshman year to his Sophomore year, I think was a tremendous one. In talking to the coaching staf at Michigan and coach (Jim) Beilein, they all feel he's only reached the beginning of that potential that we all feel he has." news10.net

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