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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

Scalabrine, who joined the staff in July, was Jackson's choice as an assistant coach. For two straight years, Jackson has had issues with assistant coaches that he hired. Michael Malone and Jackson would go weeks without speaking to each other a year ago, league sources said. Malone left Golden State to become the head coach of the Sacramento Kings. Yahoo! Sports

March 24, 2014 Updates

Not only must he prove he can still play, White has to show he can handle the rigors of the league's schedule, including his first road trip this week. He's on his second 10-day deal with the Kings this month, and he knows nothing beyond that is guaranteed. "Those thoughts do come where it's like, 'If this doesn't work out, will I even go at it again?'" White said. Sacramento Bee

March 22, 2014 Updates

One of the only things he knows for sure at this point is that it feels different than his season with the Rockets of disagreements over treatments and D-League stints with Rio Grande Valley that led nowhere. “Oh, yeah,” White said. “It feels a lot different. In all fairness to Houston, they were in a much different position. A lot of things, they couldn’t make a ruling on themselves as much as the league. They had to wait on a lot of OKs and things from people. It was a real complex situation. But it feels very different. Everything’s different. The organization’s different, the city’s different, the people are different, my teammates are different.” “Are you different?” “I’m probably the least different out of the entire equation,” White said. “But I’m in a different place. I’m definitely feeling more comfortable with the ability to have a successful career in this league.” NBA.com

“The question was asked yesterday, ‘Is your hope that Royce’s playmaking ability, do you hope that’s contagious?’ ” Malone said. “Obviously you don’t want to be a team that is just a dribble, dribble, dribble, shoot and not pass to the open man. We want to be a team that’s hard to guard…. Having a guy out there that will make plays for his teammates and find the open man is always is a welcome sight for us.” NBA.com

Jason Jones: DeMarcus Cousins apologized to Sean Elliott over their run-in last season that led to Cousins being suspended 2 games for confronting him. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

March 21, 2014 Updates
March 20, 2014 Updates

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei ruled today that the City of Sacramento could acquire the former Macy’s men’s store at the Downtown Plaza for the proposed Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC). In response, Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger issued the following: “We are pleased by the ruling and thank the City and other partners for their leadership on this issue. Today’s news moves us yet another step closer to breaking ground and building a truly world-class entertainment and sports complex that will revitalize downtown Sacramento and cement the Kings long-term future in this incredible community.” NBA.com

The Sacramento Kings announced this afternoon that veteran forward Carl Landry underwent successful surgery on his right knee. He is expected to make a full recovery for the 2014-15 season. The 30-year old Landry made his season debut on Jan. 19 after missing the Kings’ first 38 games with a torn hip flexor. On March 8, the Kings were forced to shut Landry down for the remainder of the season when he sustained a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Cowbell Kingdom

March 19, 2014 Updates

Sam Lacey may have never played in Sacramento. However, that doesn’t diminish his legacy as one of the greatest players in Kings franchise history. Lacey passed away last Friday at the age of 66. He spent the majority of his career as a member of the Kings during the franchise’s time in Cincinnati and Kansas City. He posted career averages of 10.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game and is No. 44 jersey is one of just 10 retired numbers to hang up in the rafters of Sleep Train Arena. Cowbell Kingdom

“On behalf of the entire Sacramento Kings organization, I want to express our most profound and heartfelt condolences to Sam Lacey’s family and friends over his recent passing,” Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro said in a prepared statement. “One of the finest and longest-tenured players to ever don a Kings uniform, Sam’s prolific legacy is evident throughout franchise lore, where he ranks first in games played, rebounds, blocks and steals. He was also known as a tireless worker and a wonderful teammate. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered for his contributions on the game of basketball and in life.” Cowbell Kingdom

That’s a combined 15 for 21, a shooting percentage of better than 71 percent. It’s the kind of thing that might make you shrug your shoulders in amused appreciation of yourself. Of course, if you keep shrugging your shoulders in amused appreciation of yourself, the opposition might notice. “Well, it kind of [annoyed me] when he did the little shrug after hitting the three,” DeMarcus Cousins said after helping Sacramento rally for the win Tuesday night, via News 10. “I mean, it was a good shot I guess, but it’s whatever.” Washington Post

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