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January 16, 2015 Updates
January 15, 2015 Updates

Former Sacramento coach Mike Malone was at practice today and will travel with the team on the rest of this trip. He coached Williams at Cleveland, knows Martin and he walked out of practice today chatting with Thaddeus Young. Saunders said he's done that before with other coaches who have been fired because "the first three days you get 120 calls. Everyone tells you how great you are and two weeks later, no one talks to you." Saunders said he invited Malone to come down and travel with the team and he accepted. "It's good to have him and it's something hopefully that will help him, too," Saunders said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Determined to find an upgrade to complement inside force DeMarcus Cousins, the Sacramento Kings are seeking frontcourt help in a trade and are willing to discuss first-round pick Nik Stauskas in the deal, league sources told CBSSports.com. CBSSports.com

The Kings want to pair Cousins with a frontline player who would fit with his post-up skills -- either a stretch four or above-the-rim defender, sources said. They've fielded numerous calls about Stauskas, whose opportunities have been limited with the steadily improving play of Ben McLemore. CBSSports.com

Forward Jason Thompson has long been available in trade talks, but a deal involving Thompson likely would happen separately. The Kings are trying to move him, but Thompson's contract will be more valuable this summer or at next season's trade deadline heading into 2016-17, when only $2.7 million of his $6.8 million will be guaranteed. CBSSports.com

How many hypothetical retweets on Twitter would it take to have Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas' girlfriend Taylor Anderson accompany you to the high school prom? Apparently, the answer is 10,000 ... and it's also no longer hypothetical. After tweeting at Stauskas, who then OK'd it with Anderson, the number was set for the young man who boldly asked the NBA rookie. Just two hours later, after fellow NBA players and other athletes retweeted the request to help make his wish come true, he hit the magic number. He was even trending on Twitter at one point. Sports Illustrated

January 14, 2015 Updates

While nothing the magnitude of last season’s trade for Rudy Gay is imminent, the Kings are exploring trades, with backup point guard Ramon Sessions the most likely candidate to be dealt. According to a league source, the Kings discussed a deal that would have sent Sessions to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Jordan Farmar. Sessions has missed the last 10 games because of a low back strain. Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay injured his left knee with 1:44 remaining in the first quarter tonight against the Dallas Mavericks and did not return. The Kings are now calling the injury a left knee lateral joint capsule sprain and he is listed day-to-day. Cowbell Kingdom

When a boy started choking on a mint before Sunday night’s Kings game at Sleep Train Arena, a fast-thinking fan jumped into action. Cheryl Horner-Christensen knew something was wrong when her nine-year-old son Jace started hitting her on the leg. “His eyes got really big and I just said, ‘somebody please help me, please help me I think he’s choking,'” Horner-Christensen recalled. “This man sitting basically right in front of my son jumped over the seat and just picked him up and started doing the Heimlich maneuver on him.” “Like something out of a movie,” witness Devin Rushkin added. “He grabs onto the kid and starts doing the Heimlich. The mint…popped out. And then everything kind of calmed down after that.” Fox40.com

January 13, 2015 Updates
January 11, 2015 Updates

“There’s been a lot of ups and downs throughout my career and all I can do is stay as positive as possible,” Cousins said. “There’s light at the end of the tunnel. That’s the biggest thing you can look forward to. That’s what I tell myself all the time, ‘It’s not as bad as it was before.’ I’m in a better place than I was before. Boston Globe

January 10, 2015 Updates

"That passion for coaching is still there," Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo said of Karl. "He's had elite talent to work with before, and there are a few guys on the Kings who are like that." Ty Lawson said Karl would be a good fit for the Kings. "They want to run an up-tempo pace, and George is the perfect coach for that," Lawson said. "He knows how to manage people. (Sacramento) has a great team here, but I haven't really given it much thought if Karl should come here. I'm just concentrating on getting the Nuggets back into the playoffs." Denver Post



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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