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April 21, 2015 Updates

“And of course, you’ve got guys like (Steph) Curry who’s blowing up into a superstar and (Klay) Thompson has a huge year and Draymond Green, is looking like he may be the steal of the draft two years ago, and (Andrew) Bogut is a solid foundation defensively on any basketball court. “The two teams that I thought stood out, in my mind, were the Clippers and Cleveland, and Golden State, I think to me, is also a team that right now is substantially probably a little bit better than anybody else and if they can keep the orchestra playing with everybody involved, they’re my favorite right now.” CSNBayArea.com

April 20, 2015 Updates

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore has been named a finalist for the 2014-15 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award. “I’m grateful to be in the position to give back to underserved communities and serve as a role model for kids across the country,” McLemore said in a press statement by the Kings. “Giving back and creating positive change is important to me, and I am humbled to be recognized by the NBA for the work I’ve done and will continue to do.” McLemore’s nonprofit “All 4 Kids” has provided meals and presents to less privileged children in Kansas and Missouri. The 22-year old treated low-income Sacramento youth to a holiday shopping spree last winter, and regularly visits schools and shelters to promote reading and literacy by donating books and reading to children. Cowbell Kingdom

Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $25,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice. McLemore designated Saint John’s Program for Real Change, which intends to buy a 15-passenger van to take homeless kids currently without transportation to and from school. The winner will be chosen by NBA judges and fan votes. The window for voting is April 20-27. This can be done with a post on Twitter, an NBA Facebook account, or an Instagram post by using the hashtags #NBACommunityAssist and #BenMcLemore. Cowbell Kingdom

April 18, 2015 Updates

Alicia Jessop: The Sacramento Kings have become the 1st NBA team to partner with Waze. You can now get driving directions dictated in Vlade Divac's voice. Twitter

April 15, 2015 Updates

He wants to be traded. The Kings want to trade him. Take your pick. Both theories abound on Twitter, blogs, talk shows, etc., from those in the know and those who know nothing. But start with this: Vlade Divac, the Kings’ new vice president of basketball and franchise operations, is mesmerized by the center’s talent. He describes Cousins as a mini-version of the Lithuanian great Arvydas Sabonis. Divac looks at Cousins and sees a commingling of muscle and finesse, enormous skills, an increased willingness to pass and the potential for greatness. Though Cousins could make his teammates better – the litmus test for greatness – more consistently, he has progressed in this facet, too. Sacramento Bee

April 14, 2015 Updates

Karl is doing his best to make inroads. He said Cousins has no holes in his game and has praised the center’s basketball IQ. “I know I respect him a tremendous amount,” Karl said. “Just the way any good offensive player can border on being selfish, there’s always going to be a little conflict there. But I think our give-and-take, our communication is almost on a daily basis, and I think that will continue until we can get to a special place together. We have to continue to communicate.” Sacramento Bee

Today, the Sacramento Kings announced the team will travel to Mexico as part of NBA Global Games 2015. The Kings will play versus the Boston Celtics at Mexico City Arena on December 3. The contest marks Sacramento’s first visit to Mexico and the NBA’s 22nd game in Mexico overall, the most NBA matchups held in any country outside the U.S. and Canada. NBA.com

But Nik Stauskas doesn’t have a car. So what happens when you are a rookie in need of pranking, but the primary target of the prank doesn’t exist? Your hose gets filled with buckets of popcorn. For The Win

When Karl took over, one of the major questions was how the sixth winningest coach in NBA history would mesh with first time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. “I’ve had some great players and I’ve never had one player that I have said is untradeable,” Karl added. “You always got to be ready for the possibility of a great trade that could come your way. “I know I respect him (DeMarcus Cousins) a tremendous amount . . . I think our give and take and our communication has been almost on a daily basis . . . until we can really get to a special place together, I think we’ve got to continue to communicate, what he wants and what I want.” CSNBayArea.com

 

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