Sacramento Kings Rumors
The Sydney Kings are still interested Andrew Bogut and will keep the final spot on their roster open while the big man decides where his future lies. Bogut, the NBL MVP in the 2018-19 season, remains unsure about his next career move due to the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. Since parting ways with the Kings in late May, the Boomers big man has been spending time with family as he weighs up returning to the NBL or NBA as a lead-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Pongrass stressed there was no pressure on Bogut to decide his future and the franchise understands his decision to weigh up his options during a period of significant global uncertainty. “Andrew told us he wanted to wait and see what was happening with the NBL, the NBA and the Olympics and we were fully respectful of that,” he said. “We told him to go and do his thing, take your time and look after your body.”
Harrison Barnes is often understated when it comes to speaking about himself. So the last thing he ever expected was to be viewed as a leader in the fight for change in America. He was fine doing his part without the praise. In a year that has been unpredictable in many ways, one of them has been Barnes firmly immersed in fighting for justice in ways he would not have envisioned, especially after being named to the Board of Directors for the NBA Foundation, a group that seeks to find ways all 30 NBA teams can make meaningful change.
“No chance,” Barnes said when asked if he envisioned all the things with which he is now involved. “Everything that has happened throughout this time has definitely showed me that there will be different opportunities than you could have ever imagined and things in society change so quickly. “And I’ve just been fortunate and blessed not just to be with not only great teammates but also a great organization and a great league that’s really trying to jump into the struggle and affect change.”
Barnes is committed to learning as much as he can about the issues he is passionate about and on important topics to be better prepared to help. Knowing he does not have all the answers allows Barnes to be active on social and racial issues while not feeling the need to know everything. “I’m not an expert so there’s really no pressure (on) me,” Barnes said. “I’m more so excited about the ability to learn. Me being able to be involved in the Foundation, yes, I’ll be able to give my two cents, but I’ll be able to learn and hopefully throughout the next couple of years seeing some of these projects, these efforts being implemented, hopefully seeing some results from those and going from there. It’s going to be exciting.”
Today, the Sacramento Kings, in continued partnership with Nike, the WNBA and NBA, announced the second season of Game Growers, a unique and empowering opportunity for girls 13-years or older in seventh or eighth grade to share their ideas on how to encourage more girls to play sports.