HoopsHype Pete D'Alessandro rumors

November 27, 2013 Updates

“Our fans deserve for us to be aggressive. It’s important for us to pursue things and try to get this thing right. We look at them as partners in this thing, so every move we make and everything we do, really, we consider them. After what they’ve had to live through in recent years, this is our way of showing them what we’re trying to do and showing that we’re going to get this thing right. It’s going to be a process for the Sacramento Kings, but I think we have to be aggressive in everything that we do.” HoopsWorld

November 26, 2013 Updates

Just because D’Alessandro pulled the trigger on this trade with Minnesota doesn’t mean he’s done searching for ways to improve his team. Rival executives have said that the Kings have been the most active team in trade talks this season, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. D’Alessandro says that he’ll continue to be aggressive and see if there are additional trades that can make his team better. He believes he owes it to the team’s fans to be as aggressive and active as possible. HoopsWorld

“I think we always have to be aggressive, I really believe that,” D’Alessandro said. “We can never be satisfied. There are really are only two or three teams in this league that can feel satisfied, and really only one team that should be satisfied. So in terms of aggressiveness, we in particular always need to be aggressive because we have a lot of work to do here. HoopsWorld

“You’re always talking with your staff and evaluating the league to see what opportunities may be out there,” D’Alessandro said in a phone interview. “Early in the year, it became clear that we may have an opportunity to acquire Derrick. We did a lot of work and spent a lot of time doing background and research. His talent, we’ve seen that going back to his time at Arizona. We hope this is a fresh start for him. We feel this is a great environment for him to come here and get that fresh start.” HoopsWorld

November 2, 2013 Updates

Pete D’Alessandro: It was agonizing. I spent the last month, month and a half (deliberating). And you and I spoke about this, I spent a lot of nights where I actually stayed up looking at this thing. It’s not easy. Look, the thing about it is, we have a lot of evaluation to do – we do. We have guys that are coming up on extensions and we had the option and everything was kind of coming on this Oct. 31st date, which look, it’s part of the system. But it’s a date that is kind of awkwardly thrust in there and for us, it was even more awkwardly because we just started at the beginning of July. So it was a difficult process for us as a front office and as a management group. At the end of the day, our season begins, we have the ability to sign all of our guys and we continue evaluating. Cowbell Kingdom

Pete D’Alessandro: I think trying to keep flexibility… That’s a product of the business of the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) and how the new league kind of works. But also, I think a lot of it is the newness to us and understanding what it is that we have out here. And I think we feel really good about a lot of the things that you see out here. Cowbell Kingdom

Pete D’Alessandro: At the end of the day, I had to decide what’s next for the Sacramento Kings and what I felt was next for us was time. Really, time to evaluate it and think we valued the ability to continue that process more at this point. Cowbell Kingdom

October 29, 2013 Updates

SacKings taking their time deciding whether to pick up Jimmer Fredette's 4th year option. The Kings have until Halloween to decide whether they'll pick up the fourth year option on Fredette's rookie contract. Pete D'Alessandro doesn't anticipate a decision being made before then. "Yeah, I would expect (nothing before the deadline)," the Kings GM told Cowbell Kingdom. "We have until Thursday, so we’ll have an internal process and conversation and come to a decision. Obviously, we’ll have to do it by then. So I would think probably we'll take our time up until the deadline." Sulia

October 27, 2013 Updates

The team also has to decide whether to pick up the option on Jimmer Fredette’s contract for the 2014-15 season. Vasquez and Patterson are eligible for contract extensions that would begin with the 2014-15 season and could sign for as many as five years. The Kings could opt not to sign either player and make them qualifying offers after the season and make them restricted free agents. “We’re still looking at things and evaluating before making a decision,” said general manager Pete D’Alessandro. “… I think there’s some spirited conversations going on about all the guys near the deadline.” Sacramento Bee

October 17, 2013 Updates

The Kings have 14 guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season, one below the league maximum. But with Carl Landry out three to four months after surgery to repair a torn left hip flexor, the team has 13 players that figure to be ready for opening night on Oct. 30. "I'm not sure what (general manager) Pete D'Alessandro's plan for that last spot is right now, but I think 'H,' as we call him, has done a lot to showcase his abilities as to why he should be on this team," said Kings coach Michael Malone. Sacramento Bee

September 23, 2013 Updates

New Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro, who has been scouting the EuroBasket tournament in Slovenia, is scheduled to return to Sacramento early this week and resume negotiations that sources say are well under way. Cousins is said to be seeking the five-year max deal in the $80 million range that teams can award their designated franchise player, as already seen with Wall in Washington and soon to be repeated this week with George in Indiana. ESPN.com

September 16, 2013 Updates
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Chris Mullin is joining the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to sources familiar with the team's plans. Sources say that Mullin has been recruited by the Kings to expand upon his previous senior advisory role in support of new general manager Pete D'Alessandro and majority owner Vivek Ranadive. ESPN.com

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The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent forward Carl Landry to a multi-year contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D'Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. "Adding Carl provides depth and veteran leadership in our frontcourt," said D'Alessandro. "His professionalism and workmanlike approach to the game will also serve as a great example to our younger players. We're excited to have him join the team." NBA.com

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