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February 26, 2015 Updates

Even DeMarcus Cousins, their franchise center, is not untouchable, according to a source with insight into Karl's thinking. "At the trade deadline, everyone was available," the person said. Including Cousins? "Every single person (on the Kings roster) was available." Although Karl does not hold a front office title, "he definitely has control" of future personnel decisions, the source said. Bleacher Report

George Karl's first power move as Sacramento Kings coach was to trade for Andre Miller, a trusted old hand from his Denver days. Expect more of the same this summer. Sources say Karl would love to acquire Ty Lawson—if the rebuilding Nuggets were to make him available—or any other members of his last Nuggets team, which won 57 games in 2012-13. Karl wants players who move the ball and push the tempo, and that could mean wild upheaval on the Kings roster. Bleacher Report

February 25, 2015 Updates

Thus far this season, Sacramento (19-35) has retained last year’s ignominious distinction of being last in the NBA in assists per game and also ranks 28th in turnovers per game. “I think it’s magnified because Darren's not here,” Karl said on making progress with Sacramento’s offense. “We would be fine. I’d probably be excited (if Collison was healthy), now I’m a little worried." “There’s a little worry there that we might not have enough playmakers.” CSNBayArea.com

February 24, 2015 Updates
February 23, 2015 Updates

Darren Collison is headed to Los Angeles Tuesday to see a specialist regarding his right hip flexor strain, Sacramento coach George Karl said after Monday’s practice. Collison, the Kings' starting point guard, has missed six consecutive games and Sacramento is 2-4 in his absence. CSNBayArea.com

Also making an appearance in the league’s top 30 turnover machines are small forward Rudy Gay (2.6 per game) and point guard Darren Collison (2.5), ranked 25th and 29th respectively among qualified players. Gay has been a culprit of too many dribbles, while Collison has been guilty of forcing feeds. But to be clear, this has been a team-wide epidemic. “Turnovers, basically, I tell them all the time, don’t be Magic Johnson,” Karl told the media after his first practice. “Just be a good basketball player. And good basketball players don’t make bad decisions. Make good, solid decisions, don’t try to make the Magic Johnson pass, because that’s when I think instead of throwing a pass that gets made 98 percent of the time, which it should be, we throw passes that have a 60/40 ratio, and that’s not even good for a quarterback in football.” Cowbell Kingdom

February 21, 2015 Updates

Scott Howard-Cooper: I have never seen DeMarcus Cousins more joyful, more relaxed and humorous, than in the post-game media scrum. That’s one happy man. Twitter @SHowardCooper



DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson are the only current Kings in a list with more NBA royalty than you would expect.


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