Sacramento Kings Rumors
Protests erupted in Sacramento four days after Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was shot by police in his grandmother’s backyard. Demonstrators blocked the entrance to an arena where an NBA game was scheduled Thursday, chanting “Black Lives Matter” and the name of the 22-year-old who was killed. Police said the officers who fired at Clark believed he had a gun. Investigators said they did not find a weapon, only a cell phone.
“I loved my time in the D-League and everywhere else,” Musselmman said. “I feel like the one place I failed was Sacramento. With Golden State, I am a huge Warriors fan, I will watch their games, I will go to a game in the Bay Area. I will wear my Warriors stuff to work out. But the Kings, I just didn’t feel like I did a good enough job and so I — I do think, I always want to try to prove to myself more than anybody else just that you can put together a winning program so, I just know that that’s the one place I could have and should have done a better job.”
What goes around came around for Blake Griffin, who hysterically impersonated Austin Rivers while both played for the Clippers. As Griffin argued a foul he drew should have been a shooting foul during the Pistons’ win over the Kings last night, Vince Carter imitated him – not so flatteringly:
Shumpert is almost certain to opt in for next season. Having dealt with foot and knee injuries, this is not the time for Shumpert to test free agency when he has $11 million guaranteed for next season, even if he’s not a part of the Kings’ long-term plans. I’m intrigued by what Shumpert might add. He’s only 27 and has shown he can play in pressure situations, having been a part of Cleveland’s 2016 NBA championship team. Shumpert will be motivated to show the rest of the league he is healthy and that he can play a key role on a team.