Sacramento Kings Rumors
Rod Beard: #Pistons Blake Griffin: “I can’t say anything about the officiating, but I don’t know that I’ve ever been part of a game like that. (I’m) very frustrated. I’m almost at a loss for words at what happened.”
Half the clubs in the 30-team league will host Chinese-themed celebrations, including Atlanta, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, reigning champion Golden State, Houston, Indiana, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Toronto, Washington and the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston, the former club of retired Chinese star Yao Ming, and the Golden State Warriors will wear specially designed uniforms with Chinese characters and symbols inspired by Chinese culture in tribute to Chinese fans.
The Kings continue to explore adding a rangier small forward, but they need to be wary of throwing major assets and cap room at what could end up an incremental move. (The bet here is that they do proceed with caution, in part because the Wizards have shown little appetite for dealing Otto Porter anywhere for a return heavy on future assets and cap flexibility, sources say.
Musselman won’t make excuses for his time in Sacramento. “That was the one time I felt as a coach I failed,” Musselman said. But it was a turbulent time in his life. He was going through a divorce. His kids lived 90 minutes away, with their mother. He’d finish practices and spend hours in traffic to spend time with his children. The stress, he says, was overwhelming. In the preseason, Musselman was arrested for DUI.
The rumor mill is churning, but NBC Sports California continues to hear that the Kings have no intention of taking on any long-term deals, unless it helps the team win today and down the road. They also aren’t in the mood to help another franchise save money, unless assets are attached. According to sources, high on the Kings’ priority list is adding more length and size at the small forward position, as well as a veteran point guard to bring off the bench.