Sacramento Kings Rumors
Your contract with the Sacramento Kings is getting over by next month, What are your future plans? Will you extend the contract or will like to be drafted to a different team? Seth Curry: Yeah, I am thinking on that. I’ve left a few games with the Kings. I love my club – Sacramento Kings and I like the team and enjoy my game there with my mates. It will be really difficult for me to move on to a new club, but it would be early to say that there’s no possibility.
It was telling that the Kings did not offer free tattoos bearing the likeness of DeMarcus Cousins. Does that mean they’re going to trade him? He doesn’t seem to think so, at least according to the mostly upbeat tone he took in his interesting conversations on 1140 KHTK this week with Carmichael Dave. Interesting – and also revealing. Asked if he considered himself a good teammate, Cousins inferred that there are “three people” who say he is not. He did not identify them. Were they teammates? If so, that is a very significant percentage of his locker room.
Cousins also said his feet bother him more every year. This is not a good trend for anybody, and even worse for a big man who plays basketball for a living. Hopefully, the platelet therapy will provide relief for Cousins’ pedal extremities. Losing 20 pounds wouldn’t hurt, either.
Catanella is a numbers whiz who worked as a graduate assistant for the Duke men’s basketball team while pursuing his MBA. He played at Amherst College and professionally for the Cologne 99ers, and was the general manager for that franchise in Germany. Catanella also has worked for the NBA as a salarycap and analytics expert, and he’s worked on Wall Street. He was an assistant general manager for the Detroit Pistons before joining the Kings. “My history in the game has been (across) the basketball spectrum,” Catanella said. “My education happens to be in the CBA and analytics, and that’s actually what I bring to an organization. So I’m very much looking forward to working with Vlade, whose basketball credentials speak for themselves.”
The source also said Lue currently has no interest in any of the current head-coaching vacancies around the league in Houston, New York, Sacramento or the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise he started his career with as a rookie point guard in 1998-99.
He stated in the interview that it’s his personal vendetta for the Kings to succeed. Anytime a player who has as much talent as Cousins says encouraging words like these, it generally brings excitement to the common fan but especially to his loyal supporters. But if his goal of putting the Kings back on the map by the end of next season doesn’t come to fruition, most of his loyal supporters will most likely turn on him, just as many have already. Again, this is assuming he’s on the roster next season.
The NBA’s coaching carousel is starting to speed up. And the Sacramento Kings, who have been on this ride so often during what has been a disastrous decade, won’t be getting off anytime soon. According to a person with knowledge of the Kings’ situation, they have already spoken to at least four candidates about their head coaching vacancy and still hope to connect with several more candidates before they’re done. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the process.