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August 6, 2014 Updates
August 5, 2014 Updates

The Sacramento Kings today announced their 2014 NBA preseason schedule, which opens on the road against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Oct. 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia at Rogers Arena (4:00 p.m. PDT), followed by the team’s 2014 home debut against the Raptors 48 hours later at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 7 (7:00 p.m. PDT). Sacramento continues the international portion of its exhibition slate as participants in the NBA’s Global Games, where the team will face the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai (9:30 p.m. PDT). The Kings participation in the 2014 Global Games occurs a decade after Sacramento joined the Houston Rockets in October 2004 to play the league’s inaugural contests in China. The teams will meet again on Wednesday, Oct. 15 (4:30 a.m. PDT) at the MasterCard Center in Beijing before Sacramento returns stateside to Sleep Train Arena for a contest with Israeli League standout Maccabi Haifa on Saturday, Oct. 18 (7:00 p.m. PDT). The Kings seven-game slate includes road contests against the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs on Monday, Oct. 20 (5:30 PDT) and the preseason finale against the L.A. Lakers at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 24 (7:00 PDT). NBA.com

August 4, 2014 Updates

Without further ado, I present 2015 Mock Draft 1.0, Summer Forecast edition. DeMarcus Cousins: I love what we’re doing. Love what we’re doing. Pete (D’Alessandro), he’s real aggressive, going after stuff, trying for players we probably have no chance at getting. One of these times we’re going to get lucky, and in the past we wouldn’t do that. Do you know how good that feels? Since Vivek (Ranadive), Pete, Michael (Malone), Mullie (Chris Mullin), Mitch (Richmond) and those guys walked through the damn door, things have been on the rise. I am totally behind it. Michael is like me; he sees everything in black and white. I love the fact Pete keeps trying stuff. I am totally behind all this. Rudy, the Collison move, thinking Omri (Casspi) can stretch the floor. And the rookie, that kid Stauskas can really play. He makes the game easy and has an impact even when he’s not scoring. I am so happy to be a part of this, of what we’re doing. Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Kings today announced a multi-year commerce services and marketing agreement with Delivery Agent to manage the team’s official store across multiple platforms including desktop, mobile, tablet and directly through the television. Delivery Agent, the market leader in turning viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world’s leading global brands, will power end-to-end commerce by offering Kings fans a wide array of merchandise, premium customer service, and secure and easy checkout. Products available for purchase include apparel, novelty items, special event items and other unique Kings merchandise. NBA.com

USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski immediately noticed the drive from Cousins in the first day of camp, in both his desire and his conditioning. "He continues to get better and we love the fact that he's committed," Krzyzewski said. "He's trimmed down and he's trying like crazy." news10.net

Officials with the Sacramento Kings have confirmed they are involved in talks to purchase the Sacramento Republic F.C. The Sacramento Bee, which first reported the story, says no agreement is in place yet. News10 confirmed representatives from the Kings will be in Portland later this week to meet with officials from the Republic and MLS. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is also expected to attend the meetings. news10.net

August 3, 2014 Updates
August 2, 2014 Updates

Cousins, among those standing mere feet away, gripped a towel and nervously stretched it above his head while members of the USA Basketball medical team rushed over to tend to the stricken George. Hisparents came down from the stands and offered comfort. Players approached and observed, a few quickly turning away. After an approximately 15-minute delay, Krzyzewski addressed the crowd, thanked the fans and canceled the scrimmage. Later, USA officials declined to make players available and tabled all roster decisions. Sacramento Bee

August 1, 2014 Updates

Do you have a favorite memory on the floor as a King? Isaiah Thomas: I don't think it's just a specific game, just the whole experience. It was different from I think anybody else's because three different coaches in three years, front office changing, the arena situation, us maybe moving to Seattle, all of that plays a part in the whole experience and I wouldn't change it for anything. I tell everybody I love Sacramento, I always will love Sacramento, but when we play them I'm going to kill Sacramento. Sactown Royalty

What was going through your mind when you heard the Kings were going to sign Darren Collison? Isaiah Thomas: When they did that, I knew I wasn't coming back. Going into my fourth year, I felt like I kind of proved myself to be a starter, especially on the Sacramento Kings and like I told them, coach Malone, who was one of my biggest fans and the best coaches that I have had in my three years in the NBA, I told him if you bring somebody in better than me I'm just going to compete, I understand if you bring somebody like Chris Paul that's somebody that I'm not going to start over no matter what, I'm going to play my role and I'm going to compete. But if you bring in somebody, a draft pick or somebody that's just not better than me I feel like it is disrespectful. When they picked Darren Collison, I felt like it was time for me to move on. Sactown Royalty

 

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