Sacramento Kings Rumors
Dave Mason: This is a cool story. The @Sacramento Kings have signed local kid @CodyDemps to a 10-day contract. The former @sacstate player and current @stocktonkings guard gets his first call-up to the NBA. He’s averaged 17.3 PPG, 5.8 APG, and 5.1 RPG over his last 15 games. #StingersUp pic.twitter.com/2x6l5s8sda
Jalen Rose: My No. 1 is to be in ownership with a team – in particular, the Detroit Pistons. I would love that opportunity. I’m proud to see other players getting that opportunity like Grant Hill with the Atlanta Hawks and Shaquille O’Neal with the Sacramento Kings. I would welcome and love that kind of opportunity. Again, I follow my idols; Magic and Isiah are in ownership. As for becoming a general manager or president of basketball operations, it all depends on the opportunity. If the right opportunity presented itself at the right time, it would be something that I would possibly consider.
Following the Kings’ 116-100 victory, Nowitzki spoke to the media and was extremely complimentary about the squad they are building in Sacramento. “[De’Aaron] Fox is fantastic, he’s so fast, he’s probably one of the fastest players I’ve seen in this league and he got better from year one to year two,” Nowitzki told reporters following the game. “[Marvin] Bagley’s looked great off the bench. There’s not a lot of guys that get you 20 and 10 off the bench. He’s an instant problem off the bench.”
James Ham: According to Joerger, no structural damage to Harry Giles leg. Just a thigh bruise and it stiffened up a bit during the half. No reason to risk anything more so Kings shut him down for the evening.
At the trade deadline, the Raptors flipped him to the Sacramento Kings for Malachi Richardson in a move aimed more at avoiding the luxury tax than improving the roster. There was plenty to learn from the experiment and optimism that Caboclo could still succeed elsewhere, it just wasn’t going to happen with the Raptors. “It was difficult for us because I just thought it was time,” president Masai Ujiri said. “We started the right process a little late, which is something we failed at but I think we’ll learn from. At some point, I think there needed to be some separation where he goes and learns something different somewhere else.
“I’m speechless, really. The locker room wasn’t speechless, that’s a jubilant locker room,” said Atkinson, who praised the bench of Hollis-Jefferson, Jared Dudley and Treveon Graham that played out the fourth quarter, when the Nets outscored Sacramento 45-18.