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April 11, 2015 Updates

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will miss the final three games of the 2014-15 NBA regular season to rest and begin rehabilitating his right ankle and other leg injuries, the team announced today. An examination by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles revealed that Cousins has sustained multiple lower leg injuries over the course of the season, including ankle sprains and a calf strain – injuries sustained during a particularly heavy volume of basketball activity dating back to the summer. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp. NBA.com

Rudy Gay sustained a concussion on March 30 and was held out of the next three games. After initial resolution of his symptoms, Gay successfully returned through the NBA Concussion Policy’s return-to-participation protocol. Upon returning to full competition earlier this week, Gay experienced symptoms that required further observation and rest from play. The Sacramento Kings medical staff has continued to consult with the Director of the NBA Concussion Program, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, and has ultimately decided that Gay will not participate in games for the remainder of the season. NBA.com

The Sacramento Kings are planning to re-sign guard David Stockton before the end of their season to a multiyear deal, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Stockton, son of Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, will soon rejoin the Kings after playing out a 10-day contract with Sacramento last month. ESPN.com

Bhullar, though, certainly will remain in the Kings' plans even if he is not signed to a rest-of-the-season deal. The 7-foot-5 center spent the bulk of the season playing alongside Stockton in Reno with the Kings' D-League affiliate and is expected to return to Sacramento's NBA Summer League squad in Las Vegas in July, given Kings owner and India activist Vivek Ranadive's fondness for him. ESPN.com

April 10, 2015 Updates

Rudy Gay says he has head coach George Karl's system down "mentally," which is progress from January when he felt "lost" under Tyrone Corbin. But he is still hoping to get some direction on what the front office wants out of him this offseason. Gay, who signed an extension with the Kings a month before Michael Malone was let go, had this to say when asked about his goals for the offseason that begins in less than a week. "It's kind of different. I never really; for the most part I've always been with the organization and I kind of knew what they wanted me to do. But you know, I have to sit down and see what those guys; see what they want from me next year and try to come in as close to that as possible," Gay told Sactown Royalty. Sactown Royalty

April 9, 2015 Updates

Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins was in Los Angeles on Wednesday to see a specialist about his sore right foot. Cousins was one of five Kings unavailable because of injury for Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Last week, Cousins was rested for a game at Memphis partly because of lingering physical issues that have accumulated over the season. The sore foot is the first ailment that has required him to seek a second opinion. Sacramento Bee

April 8, 2015 Updates

Vlade Divac has quietly emerged as the new lead voice of the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to league sources. ‎Sources told ESPN.com ‎that Divac, who was recently hired by the Kings under the seemingly broad title of vice president of basketball and franchise operations, is indeed regarded as the team's top basketball official by owner Vivek Ranadive after months of turbulence in Sacramento. ESPN.com

The Kings have yet to formally announce their new power structure, but sources say that Divac has supplanted both general manager Pete D'Alessandro and former Kings adviser Chris Mullin -- who just jumped to the college game as the new coach at alma mater St. John's -- as Sacramento's lead basketball decision-maker. The future of D'Alessandro in Sacramento, especially after the departure of his closest ally in the organization in Mullin, is unclear. Sources say, however, that the Kings have already launched a search to add another front-line basketball executive to work alongside Divac whether D'Alessandro stays or departs. ESPN.com

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