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Q: I know you’ve said you didn’t understand why the Kings didn’t show more interest, but I’d heard they were certainly making efforts (during free agency), including (Kings general manager) Pete (D’Alessandro) going up to (Thomas’ home area of) Seattle to visit with you on a trip where you guys didn’t connect. How did you see that? Isaiah Thomas: I mean they were interested, but it wasn’t enough. I felt like if they wanted me as bad as they said they did, they should have been the first to show more interest than others. That’s the only thing that caught me off guard, but at the end of the day I thought, ‘Man, it’s a business and things happen.’ They looked in a different direction, and that’s what they wanted. People always say I feel bitter, but I don’t. People always ask me the question, so I’m going to answer it, and people always bring it up. So it is what it is.” For The Win

Q: What about the idea, which I’ve also heard, that some of the guys weren’t necessarily lobbying for you to be back? Isaiah Thomas: I’ve heard those things too. I don’t know, because I didn’t hear them say it, but I’ve heard people say it and more than one person. I’ve heard Rudy (Gay), and some things about DeMarcus (Cousins) saying some things, but I didn’t hear it, so I can’t say if it’s true or not. For The Win

Isaiah Thomas: But I know if them guys wanted me back then I probably would be back. And that’s as simple as it gets … The only thing is I wanted to be back because I loved the coaching staff. I love (Kings coach) Mike Malone. He was in my corner 100%. I know that for a fact. And then the city of Sacramento, with the love they showed me. (Sacramento mayor and former NBA player) Kevin Johnson. That was all I knew coming into the NBA. But at the end of the day, I wanted to be wanted – that’s what I keep telling people – and I didn’t feel like they wanted me as much.” For The Win

November 6, 2014 Updates

The fifth overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft knows what’s in front of his team. But this is a different DeMarcus Cousins. He’s not willing to jump into the Isaiah Thomas hoopla or get caught up in his team’s fast start. He has taken a page from the Jason Thompson handbook and decided to control what he can control. “Phoenix is a good team, (but) I’m not really concerned about the matchups,” Cousins said. “We’re really concerned about the way we go in and play basketball. I’m not really concerned about the individuals on the team. I’m worried about my team and how we’ll go in and perform.” Cowbell Kingdom

The Kings have received a lot of praise nationally for starting the season 3-1, largely because of the low expectations most have for them. Malone isn’t exactly overjoyed about the acclaim. “We haven’t done a damn thing yet,” Malone said. “So let’s not get too happy about being 3-1 in an 82-game season.” Malone offered a bit of perspective to his players. “I told them (Wednesday) morning Philadelphia started out 3-0 last year,” Malone said. “Big deal, so what, right?” Sacramento Bee

Arguably the biggest sneakerhead in the NBA, Nate Robinson isn't about that keeping his kicks in the closet life. He's not even saving them for pre and post-game stunting. When Nate gets his hands on a fresh pair, he intends to wear them on the court, just as he did in tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings. While everybody else was parading around in team colored sneakers from their respective brands, Nate was playing in the colorful 'Miro' Air Jordan 7 Retro from 2008. This shoe came dangerously close to making Our (Least) Favorite Colorway of Every Air Jordan list, but we know there's a lot of you out there who disagree. Sole Collector

November 4, 2014 Updates
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Jovan Buha: But he admitted that there indeed was some miscommunication with him and Doc on his level of interest in re-signing. I'm just guessing here, but it seemed like Collison was implying he wanted to re-sign with Clips for full MLE, but they weren't interested. Twitter @jovanbuha

 

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