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April 1, 2015 Updates

The 22-year-old is expected to replace David Wear on the Kings' roster after Wear received a 10-day call-up from the Kings. Reno point guard David Stockton, son of the legendary John Stockton, is another recent Kings call-up from the Bighorns, who have sent a D-League-high five players to the NBA this season with their freewheeling offense under first-year coach David Arseneault. ESPN.com

Frank Isola: Walter Berry in attendance at Chris Mullin's press conference. Also here, Sacramento Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro & former Net Jayson Williams Twitter @FisolaNYDN

March 31, 2015 Updates

In a meeting Monday with The Sacramento Bee editorial board, he expounded on his vision for NBA 3.0 – and even for “Civilization 3.0,” the title of his forthcoming book. Ranadive, who made his fortune in Silicon Valley, said the new arena being built downtown will be the most technologically advanced ever. Fans who opt in will be “recognized” by the arena, directed to their seats and the shortest concession line and presented with special offers and information. Likewise, he envisions the surrounding mixed-use development as the “smartest block on the planet” – not just a collection of chain stores, but a gathering place for Sacramento that will be a model for what a 21st century city can be. He sees the controversial Jeff Koons sculpture, which he embraces, as only one piece in a public art collection that stretches across downtown. Sacramento Bee

Yet even as he pursues this exciting global vision, he has some very important business closer to home. That includes making sure taxpayers get a fair return on their investment of at least $255 million in the arena. It must be a good deal not just for the “whales” who bought into the team, but also for the minnows – the folks who are making the arena possible. Much of the economic boost from the arena would come from the surrounding $500 million development. Ranadive and Kings President Chris Granger acknowledged the “chatter” that they may seek another city subsidy – which would be problematic – but said it’s too early in the budgeting process to know for sure. Sacramento Bee

Adam Zagoria: St. John's officially names Chris Mullin head coach. Presser at 1:30 tomorrow. Chris Mullin: 'It’s a surreal experience coming home and returning to St. John’s Univ. This is a role I have been preparing for all of my life. I look forward to mentoring our current and future players, passing along knowledge and aiding in their development to help them reach their goals, similar to the impact Coach Carnesecca had on me thirty years ago." Twitter @AdamZagoria

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed Monday's 97-83 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies to rest nagging injuries as the team contemplates shutting down the All-Star big man for the rest of the season. Kings coach George Karl said Monday that he spoke with Cousins about how they would approach the final weeks of the season. Cousins has been dealing with a calf strain, sore foot and a thigh bruise among other ailments for several weeks. "We talked when he commented after one game that his body was beat up," Karl said before the Kings faced the Grizzlies. "I said, 'Instead of thinking about shutting it down, let's try to find some days that you can get your body rested.' We might schedule a piece of our games and (rest Cousins) again." ESPN.com

March 30, 2015 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN KINGS HISTORY

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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