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November 17, 2014 Updates

The Sacramento Kings and forward Rudy Gay have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $40 million that runs through the 2017-18 season, according to two league sources. Both sources spoke to News10 on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly and because no official announcement from the team had been made. news10.net

Gay's agent, Alex Saratsis of Octagon, finalized the details of the deal with Sacramento management over the past several days, culminating with an agreement on Saturday night. The Kings have wanted to re-sign Gay for several months, and Gay decided to push forward with an agreement in recent days, deciding to bypass free agency in the summer. Yahoo! Sports

November 16, 2014 Updates

The extension begins with the 2015-16 season, and includes a player option for the the 2017-18 season, sources told Yahoo Sports. The ability to exit the deal early gives Gay a chance to become a free agent in the summer of 2017, when he’ll be 31 and the market will be flush with the proceeds of the new $24 billion television package. Yahoo! Sports

Gay's agent, Alex Saratsis of Octagon, finalized the details of the deal with Sacramento management over the past several days, culminating with an agreement on Saturday night. The Kings have wanted to re-sign Gay for several months, and Gay decided to push forward with an agreement in recent days, deciding to bypass free agency in the summer. Yahoo! Sports

James Ham: Spoke with Pete D'Alessandro earlier and he says the NBA is still reviewing the Kings protest from Memphis. Kings believe they have a case. Twitter @James_Ham

November 14, 2014 Updates

Mention that Barkley doesn't believe the cold shoulder is merited, and Cousins responds as if Barkley is standing directly in front of him: "I have no respect for you and I never will. We have nothing to talk about. So, yes, every time we see each other, there will never be words." Bleacher Report

Cousins is convinced that if you understood the difference between the way his current and previous worlds work, you would’ve known his early troubles were simply growing pains while he adjusted to his new environs. "I've never been a guy who plays the political game," he said in the players' lounge before an exhibition game against Maccabi Haifa at Sleep Train Arena. "It's either right or wrong; that's how I was raised." Bleacher Report

"Coming up as a kid and hearing that from one of the best players ever to come out of Alabama," Cousins said, "a guy people grow up looking up to, to hear him say, 'Well, he's not that good...' I remember it like it was yesterday. Then, coming into my rookie season, you take up for your ex-coach and say I'm the worst thing that ever happened to Sacramento on national TV. Yeah, I'm going to remember." Bleacher Report

Cousins made it his summer goal to be part of the team, taking two weeks off after the season before beginning to prepare and saying he would've been "devastated" if he had not been selected. "There are things I still think are B.S., but I've grown to accept them," he said. "Well, I'm growing to accept them. It's still a bit of a challenge for me." Bleacher Report

Cousins' sense of justice has been tested in basketball more than anywhere else. He and his mother, Monique, believe he has been miscast so many times by Barkley and others that she is surprised to hear that DeMarcus provided her phone number and still conducts a thorough interrogation of a reporter before agreeing to an interview. "He believes everyone is a snake until proven otherwise," said his personal trainer, Keith Williams, who has known him since the 11th grade. "Especially the media." Bleacher Report

November 13, 2014 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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