HoopsHype Pete D'Alessandro rumors

March 13, 2014 Updates
February 23, 2014 Updates

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro talks about Jason Terry not joining the #SacramentoKings w/ @James_Ham A snippet from James' Sunday Musings interview with the Kings general manager: JH: You had to know that it was possible that Jason Terry wouldn't come to Sacramento when you made that deal, that there was potential that maybe he would sit out the rest of the season. Are you okay with how that played out? Pete D'Alessandro: Jason's a pro. He came right out and he sat down and we talked. His knee, frankly, had been bothering him and from our perspective, this is a time for us to get Ben (McLemore), Ray (McCallum), the young guys on the floor, as we discussed when we made the trade. As long as he is working on his end to do his rehab and get himself at 100-percent strength, and he will be because he is a pro, and we'll monitor that. I will keep in touch with him on a daily basis and honestly, he's a pleasure to deal with. Sulia

Michael Malone has not spoken veteran guard Jason Terry #SacramentoKings "I haven't spoken to Jason at all," Malone said before tonight's game against the Boston Celtics. "Pete D'Alessandro had a lot of conversations with his representation and obviously, he's back in Dallas, gonna try and rehab and get healthy and then we'll see where that takes us into next season." Also, Kings veteran Reggie Evans will be in uniform tonight. Since the trade, he's only gotten one shootaround under his belt so whether he even plays tonight remains up in question. "He is available for me to put in," Malone said. "How much he plays tonight will kind of be a game feel." Sulia

February 20, 2014 Updates

Pete D'Alessandro on the possibility of buying out new #SacramentoKings guard Jason Terry: I asked D'Alessandro before tonight's game against the Warriors about whether he's had or will have conversations with new Kings guard Jason Terry about a buy out. "You know we haven't gone there," D'Alessandro said. "I'd like to see him in a uniform. With that said, this is the NBA. I'm not...I need to sit down with Jason and talk to him, but our plan is we brought him in to be a part of this team. And so that's what we're looking forward to." Sulia

February 19, 2014 Updates

Thomas and rookie guard Ben McLemore were the subject of a trade rumor on Monday, but coach Michael Malone and general manager Pete D’Alessandro refuted the reports following practice on Tuesday afternoon. “The report that was, I think on Yahoo!, about our offer to Boston was so erroneous and I don’t know where it came from,” Malone told reporters on Tuesday. “We dispel the rumors that are out there that we know are not true, but at the same time, this is a business and you have no idea what can happen up until trade deadline. I think all of our players realize that.” Cowbell Kingdom

D'Alessandro took exception to the report and chose to make a statement publicly, rather than have it come out through an unnamed source. "I think a lot of people act in ways in this league that I choose not to do," D'Alessandro said. "So, I'm standing here today and I'm saying Ben McLemore is a guy that we have not put in deals. He's a guy that we love here. "So, sources? I think I'm a source. We haven't put Ben in anything," he continued. "We look at Ben as a major part of what we're doing long-term." news10.net

February 18, 2014 Updates

Michael Malone: "Contrary to the Sacramento Bee, there's no philosophical differences here. Pete D'Alessandro and myself communicate everyday. Right now is very quiet on the trade front but anything can happen obviously in this business. But I love the group that we have. I really do." news10.net

February 17, 2014 Updates

What about the philosophical differences between your coach and your front office? Look, I know people talk about that my coach is always focusing on defense, while guys like Mullie (Chris Mullin, adviser) and Petey (D’Alessandro, general manager) are offense-oriented. And that we have offensive players. It’s no secret the game has become an offensive game, with three-point shots, layups, the rule changes. We all see it. So we have to reconcile that. And I think it’s good. If I had everyone who agreed, why would I want them? Sacramento Bee

What about your personnel moves? Greivis Vasquez didn’t work out, but you were able to shed several contracts in the trade for Rudy Gay. And re-signing DeMarcus Cousins to an extension was another major commitment. Those are two major talents. Are you getting a return on the investment? I’m very pleased with those decisions. When I bought the team, everybody told me the first thing you should do is get rid of DeMarcus, including the previous management. But I just kept an open mind, and I interacted with the young man. And what I saw was a young man who wanted to win and had experienced nothing but chaos during his time with the Kings. Throughout the season he has proven that he wants to win, and he is maturing. I can’t fault him because he wants to win so much. Sacramento Bee

January 3, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers and Kings have been among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of trades, league sources say. On the heels of acquiring Rudy Gay from Toronto, the Kings are “swinging for the fences” on the trade market, one rival executive said. One top priority is shoring up the point guard position, with Andre Miller jumping to the top of the list after his falling out with Nuggets coach Brian Shaw and ensuing two-game suspension. But Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro's true long-term target is said to be Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson, who will be a restricted free agent after next season. With the Lakers having cooled on the idea of a Gasol-for-Andrew Bynum swap, the Cavs are now exploring other ways to end their experiment with the 7-footer before his $12.25 million salary for this season becomes fully guaranteed on Tuesday. CBSSports.com

December 10, 2013 Updates

Vivek Ranadivé is in constant communication with D’Alessandro and is willing to spend to improve the roster. The Williams trade in addition to the blockbuster seven-player deal that the Kings pulled off Monday came at a price. In fact, the Kings have added about $3.5 million in salary this season and nearly $15 million for next. Adding nearly $20 million in salary over two seasons is a luxury that the Kings have not had in a very long time. Cowbell Kingdom

Aggressive. That’s really the only way to describe what we have seen from Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro and his staff so far in their tenure. Less than 20 games into the NBA season and they’ve already pulled off two major trades that have reshaped an ailing roster and we’ve yet to make it to Christmas. “We need players here in Sacramento,” D’Alessandro said before Monday night’s drubbing of the Dallas Mavericks. “That’s just the bottom line. We’ve had a lot of really good backups for a long time and now we’re starting to acquire starters. That’s the first step.” Cowbell Kingdom

“We’re not kidding anybody,” D’Alessandro said bluntly before Monday’s tipoff against the Dallas Mavericks. “We’re a long way from being a completed product. We have five wins. We need players here.” The purge thus begins in earnest. Finally. Belatedly. Wholeheartedly. Kings fans who have waited almost a decade for this degree of seismic activity can look at the roster and almost recognize a plan, a semblance of sanity, a sense of purpose, a trade that makes sense. Sacramento Bee

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