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March 31, 2014 Updates

It’s unclear if this is a single, an EP or an LP, but the lead single is called “Emotional” and it features a guest appearance from Chance the Rapper, who is an actual, well-respected rapper who has gotten good reviews from actual, well-respected music publications. The album also promises a bonus track called “Big Fellas” featuring Rick Ross, and if you’ll excuse me, I’m just going to go run ten laps around my house. For The Win

March 28, 2014 Updates

The Sacramento Kings today signed forward-center Willie Reed for the remainder of the season, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Reed will report immediately to the Reno Bighorns, the team’s D-League affiliate. Reed, a 6-10, 220-pound forward-center, was averaging 14.8 points (.590 FG%, .612 FT%), 10.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.6 blocks per game in 31.8 minutes per game in 44 games of which he started 33 this season for the NBA D-League Springfield Armor. NBA.com

Vivek Ranadive: When I spoke to Pete, I told him, “I’ve got three other candidates that are finalists for this job, and it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get job. I will interview you, and most likely it will be for an Assistant GM [position]. If you want to come out, come out, but the chances of you getting it are one percent.” He came out, and the night before I gave him a call and said, “There are just five questions I have for you,” and then he just absolutely blew me away. Blew me away. He was the kind of 21st century GM that I was looking for. Looking at that, we don’t hold the fact that you haven’t done something against you. (Note: Malone had never been a full-time NBA head coach, nor D’Alessandro a full-time general manager prior to their being hired to those positions with the Kings) Mark Zuckerberg was 21 when he invented Facebook. That’s just how we think. ESPN.com

March 27, 2014 Updates

The report cited not only that Jackson was looking to leave the Warriors for another job, specifically with the Clippers or the Nets, but that he also went weeks without talking to former assistant Michael Malone, who has issue a denial of his own. "I'm not going to comment on everything," Jackson said. "First of all, Mike Malone commented and said that his part was a lie. So there you have that. Second of all, it’s poor reporting by Wojnarowski if you decided and knew this to hold on to it until (Tuesday). That's blockbuster stuff. "So, not true. None of it was true. I'm not going to go any further. This is my job and I'm thrilled to death to be the head coach of the Golden State Warriors." CSNBayArea.com

The 22-year-old forward was not in the gym when the Kings practiced Thursday afternoon as his second 10-day contract expired Thursday. The Kings did not sign him to a new contract for the rest of the season, but head coach Michael Malone wouldn’t rule out a possible return for the rookie forward. “The door is not closed,” Malone said after practice when asked about the potential for White to rejoin the team after its upcoming three-game road trip. “The 10-day has ended, but that doesn’t mean that the relationship has ended for good.” Cowbell Kingdom

Sean Cunningham: Regarding the report of Chris Johnson signing with the Sacramento Kings, hearing more and more that he failed physical. #NBAKings Twitter @News10Sean

The Kings are expected to sign center Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract today in time for him to go on their three-game trip. Johnson played for Boston this season and Memphis last season and had stints in the D-League. Meanwhile, forward Royce White’s second 10-day contract expired Wednesday. The Kings can sign him for the rest of the season or he will become a free agent. Sacramento Bee

Add New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony to the list of players that love Cousins’ game and want to see more from him after the Knicks defeated the Kings, 107-99, Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. “I love him, I love him,” Anthony said of Cousins. “I’m trying to get him to calm down a little bit but I love him, his game, what he can do out there on the basketball court. He stuffs the stat sheet, points, rebounds. He can pass the ball, got a good feel for the game. He just does a lot out there but I’m just trying to get him to calm down out there a little bit. Sacramento Bee

The Yahoo Sports report Tuesday said Malone would go weeks without speaking to Jackson last season while serving as his lead assistant. The report focused on Jackson’s relationship with first-year assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, who was reassigned to a position with the Warriors’ NBA Development League team in Santa Cruz. “What goes on in Golden State right now is really none of my business,” Malone said Wednesday. “Whatever happened between coach Jackson and Scalabrine, that’s on them. I will say this: I had two great years in Golden State. I consider myself a very small part of the success we had last year. As for one thing that has been reported, Mark Jackson and I still have a relationship.” Sacramento Bee

Malone took exception to the notion he could go weeks without talking to Jackson. Malone also said he didn’t want any reports to become a distraction. “We spoke as assistant coach and head coach,” Malone said. “He hired me to help him, and that’s what I did there. I think the record that they have right now being 17 games over .500 speaks for itself, and Mark’s record as a head coach also speaks for itself. But that’s between those guys down there. I have enough problems up here in Sacramento that I have to try to deal with.” Sacramento Bee

March 26, 2014 Updates

Tomorrow, the Sacramento Kings will sign former LSU Celtics, Blazers, Hornets and Timberwolves big man Chris Johnson. It is not known at this time whether it will be for the remainder of the season, multiple seasons, or a 10 day deal. Johnson has spent this season in China, averaging 20.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 29 games for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. The 28 year old is known for his length, athleticism and shotblocking. Sham Sports

March 25, 2014 Updates

Tomorrow, the Sacramento Kings will sign former LSU Celtics, Blazers, Hornets and Timberwolves big man Chris Johnson. It is not known at this time whether it will be for the remainder of the season, multiple seasons, or a 10 day deal. Johnson has spent this season in China, averaging 20.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 29 games for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. The 28 year old is known for his length, athleticism and shotblocking. Sham Sports

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