• Kings vs. Wizards preview: Keeping an eye on the NBA Draft Lottery odds

    Kings vs. Wizards preview: Keeping an eye on the NBA Draft Lottery odds
    Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images Sacramento has lost seven in a row going into the stretch drive of the schedule.The Sacramento Kings return home after an unsuccessful road trip to host the suddenly-streaking Washington Wizards.Sacramento went 0-4 on its road trip and has lost seven in a row to fall even further back in the Western Conference standings. The Kings are four games behind the Golden State Warriors for the second play-in spot with 18 games left on the schedule.Game Information
    Where: G
  • Late rally falls short in 117-110 loss

    Late rally falls short in 117-110 loss
    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/NBAE via Getty Images Seven losses in a row for the Kings.De’Aaron Fox continued his mastery of the New Orleans Pelicans. The rest of his team didn’t.The New Orleans-born Fox dropped 43, raising his season average against the Pelicans to 41 points per game for the season, while adding six assists and earning 15 trips to the line. But he missed seven free throws and a few pull-up 3-pointers he’d rather have back down the stretch, and the Kings couldn&rs
  • Kings vs. Pelicans Live Chat

    Kings vs. Pelicans Live Chat
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesLet’s talk about the play-in! The no. 11 and no. 12 seeds in the Western Conference face off tonight in what could be a key battle for the postseason play-in. Whoever wins between the Pelicans and the Kings will take the season series and have the standings tiebreaker at the end of the season.Game Information
    Who: Sacramento Kings (22-31) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (24-29)
    When: 6 p.m. PT
    Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Regional broadcast
  • Kings’ De’Aaron Fox fined $20,000 for criticism of referees

    Kings’ De’Aaron Fox fined $20,000 for criticism of referees
    "It was calls they were getting on the other end. If you’re going to call something on one end, call it on the other end."
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  • Kings to allow limited number of fans into Golden 1 Center beginning April 20

    Kings to allow limited number of fans into Golden 1 Center beginning April 20
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images The organization will honor frontline workers by hosting 1,600 of them for the April 20 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Sacramento Kings will have some fans in the building for the stretch drive of the season. The team announced they will allow a limited number of fans into the Golden 1 Center beginning on April 20 when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves.“We are thrilled to safely welcome fans back to the arena, starting with frontl
  • Kings vs. Pelicans preview: Can Sacramento end the losing streak?

    Kings vs. Pelicans preview: Can Sacramento end the losing streak?
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images The Kings has lose six in a row and are three games out of a play-in position.The Sacramento Kings will try and stop the bleeding when they take on Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.The Kings have lost their last six outings by an average of 12.3 points and have fallen further back in the Western Conference standings. Sacramento is coming off a loss to the NBA-leading Utah Jazz on Saturday.Game Information
    Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Lo
  • Kings get dominated in second half, lose to Jazz

    Kings get dominated in second half, lose to Jazz
    Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images Sacramento hung with the best team in the NBA, but couldn’t come up with a win in Utah.The Sacramento Kings gave everything they had for 42 minutes against the team with the best record in the NBA, but came apart late in the game.
    Donovan Mitchell had 42 points, while Mike Conley chipped in with 23 leading the Utah Jazz to a 128-112 win over the Kings.
    De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and eight assists to lead Sacramento, which has now lost its last six
  • Kings vs. Jazz preview: The tank is fully in effect

    Kings vs. Jazz preview: The tank is fully in effect
    Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images Whether intentionally or not, the Kings are stockpiling losses.The chase for the play-in in the Western Conference hasn’t been very competitive recently. On the one hand, there are four teams within 3.5 games of each other for the no. 9 and no. 10 seeds. On the other hand, those four teams have lost 25 of their last 30 games. Instead of pushing past each other into the postseason, the squads are falling flat on their faces.That’s the silver lining
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    Get paid for taking Vox Media surveys!
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images We want to know your opinions.We are continually looking for ways to improve the experience for our SB Nation communities and would love your input!
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  • Join us for a live chat during Kings vs. Pelicans!

    Join us for a live chat during Kings vs. Pelicans!
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images We’re testing out a new Game Day experience.This coming Monday, during the game against the Pelicans, we’re going to be trying something a little new on Sactown Royalty.Instead of having a regular game thread, we’re introducing a live chat in its place which hopefully is a little friendlier to use. The post with go live 10 minutes before tip-off. so around 5:50 p.m. PT. If you already have a commenter account, there shouldn’t be any addi
  • Cory Joseph gets his revenge game against Kings

    Cory Joseph gets his revenge game against Kings
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images The Kings have lost five straight. The “Cory Joseph Revenge Game” went according to plan, to the chagrin of the Sacramento Kings, who extended their losing streak to five games with an embarrassing 113-101 loss to the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons now have 16 wins on the season.
    The Kings’ decision to trade Joseph and the $25.2 million left on his contract to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Delon Wright was widely-viewed as a savvy
  • Kings vs. Pistons Preview: Something’s got to give

    Kings vs. Pistons Preview: Something’s got to give
    Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images Can the Kings snap their losing streak with a win against a lowly Pistons team? The Sacramento Kings have lost some disappointing games this season. On Wednesday, they lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves by 10 points. Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Timberwolves had only won three games by 10 points, which isn’t surprising when you consider the fact that they have the fourth-worst net rating (-7.0) in the NBA.
    In spite of letdowns like Wednesday, the Ki
  • Kings fans’ confidence is still surprisingly high

    Kings fans’ confidence is still surprisingly high
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images A four-game losing streak hasn’t dimmed enthusiasm about the direction of the team.Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Sacramento Kings fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.
    According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 72 percent of Kings fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down slightly from
  • Luke Walton says he has ‘no interest’ in the University of Arizona coaching vacancy

    Luke Walton says he has ‘no interest’ in the University of Arizona coaching vacancy
    Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images The Kings head coach was asked about potentially taking over at his alma mater during his recent media availability.The Sacramento Kings are in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race as they try to end their league-high 14-year postseason drought.
    After winning seven of eight games, the Kings have lost four in a row, including a demoralizing defeat to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. Sacramento is two games behind the Golden State Warriors for the 10
  • NBA Power Rankings: Suns move up to second as West dominates top five

    NBA Power Rankings: Suns move up to second as West dominates top five
    Only 3 of the top 10 teams in the rankings are from the East.
  • How does Damian Jones fit into the center rotation?

    How does Damian Jones fit into the center rotation?
    Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images The backup center position hasn’t exactly shined for the Kings this season.The Kings officially announced the signing of Damian Jones to a 10-day contract today, bringing the roster to 17 once again, including the team’s two-way players.Jones had an interesting stint with the Los Angeles Lakers recently, providing some vertical spacing for the team. His statistical production was fairly muted, however. In the one game the Lakers played aga
  • Fox, Haliburton among ESPN’s best 25 under 25

    Fox, Haliburton among ESPN’s best 25 under 25
    Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images In general manager Monte McNair’s first year at the helm, the Sacramento Kings have had an up and down season. The team has gone on impressive runs but also looked less than stellar during specific stretches of the season.
    During his introductory press conference, McNair preached patience and has tried to make moves to maintain financial flexibility going forward, especially as he tries to build a roster around two talented young pieces.
    The Kings h
  • Kings lose steam in fourth, fall 116-106 to Wolves

    Kings lose steam in fourth, fall 116-106 to Wolves
    Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images D’Angelo Russell took over in the fourth for Minnesota.The Kings gave away an absolute gift in Minnesota. They couldn’t create any meaningful separation from the Wolves throughout the first three quarters, opening the door for D’Angelo Russell to take over late with 13 points in the final frame, leading to a 116-106 win for the home team.This is the fourth straight loss in the row for Sacramento, but an absolute killer considering wh
  • Buddy Hield fined for language toward refs after Kings’ loss to Bucks (video)

    Buddy Hield fined for language toward refs after Kings’ loss to Bucks (video)
    Hield should have directed his ire at Kings coach Luke Walton.
  • Kings vs. Wolves preview: A must-win game

    Kings vs. Wolves preview: A must-win game
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Sacramento can’t afford to give this one away.For the first time this season, the two best rookies in the Western Conference will face off against one another, as Sacramento heads to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves.Despite the intrigue in the rookie of the year race between Tyrese Haliburton and Anthony Edwards, they aren’t the two faces of their franchises; those would be Kentucky alums De’Aaron Fox and Karl-Anthony Towns, each
  • Kings need to take advantage of upcoming schedule

    Kings need to take advantage of upcoming schedule
    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Sacramento needs to beat teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons if it wants to stay in the postseason race.The Sacramento Kings have been up-and-down all season. The team went 7-1 between Jan. 22 and Feb. 7 and then followed that up by losing nine games in a row.It looked like the Kings would fall out of the Western Conference playoff race, but they had a resurgence with a 7-1 stretch that got them back into the hunt for a spot in the postse
  • Kings’ fourth-quarter comeback falls short against Bucks

    Kings’ fourth-quarter comeback falls short against Bucks
    Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Sacramento has lost three in a row, but only sits 1.5 games behind the Golden State Warriors for the 10th seed in the Western Conference.After playing some of their best basketball of the season, the Sacramento Kings are falling back to earth.Newcomer Terence Davis scored a career-high 27 points, but it wasn’t enough in a 129-128 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Kings put forth a valiant effort in the fourth quarter. They were down by 13 with less
  • Kings waive DaQuan Jeffries, to sign Damian Jones

    Kings waive DaQuan Jeffries, to sign Damian Jones
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Some roster shuffling for the stretch run.Last night, James Ham of NBC Sports reported that the Kings were planning to waive DaQuan Jeffries, which the team confirmed Saturday morning. Jeffries had only played twice outside of garbage time since the All-Star Break, and had seemingly fallen further out of the rotation with the acquisitions of Moe Harkless and Terence Davis at the trade deadline.According to league source, the Kings are expected to waive
  • Kings vs. Bucks preview: Is another downturn imminent?

    Kings vs. Bucks preview: Is another downturn imminent?
    The Kings have had a habit of streaking in both directions this season.The last time the Kings faced off against the Bucks was during their worst stretch of the season, a nine-game losing streak that included injuries to most of the team’s key players.Sacramento is healthier now, and at home, but it remains to be seen if their quality of play is any better than it was then. The team had won seven of its last nine games before dropping an inexcusable contest to the Lakers, and the defense
  • Kings embarrass themselves in 115-94 loss to depleted Lakers

    Kings embarrass themselves in 115-94 loss to depleted Lakers
    Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Sacramento was barely in this one after the first quarter.The Kings were gifted a golden opportunity to jump up in the standings after San Antonio, New Orleans, and Golden State all lost Thursday. They had a winnable game in front of them as the Lakers came to town without Anthony Davis and LeBron James.But instead of embracing the offering from the schedule gods, Sacramento didn’t come out ready to play. The Kings had their last lead two minutes into the ga
  • Kings vs. Lakers preview: Sacramento hosts a shorthanded L.A. squad

    Kings vs. Lakers preview: Sacramento hosts a shorthanded L.A. squad
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Every game is a big one with the Kings in the playoff picture.The Sacramento Kings are back home for a matchup against the defending NBA champions, the Los Angeles Lakers.Sacramento’s five-game winning streak ended with a 120-106 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, but the Kings are right back in the Western Conference playoff race after their recent run.Game Information
    Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
    When: Friday, April 2
  • Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl air-balls consecutive free throws (video)

    Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl air-balls consecutive free throws (video)
    The Spurs bought out LaMarcus Aldridge in part to make Jakob Poeltl their clear starting center.
  • Kings winning streak ends with loss to Spurs

    Kings winning streak ends with loss to Spurs
    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Sacramento struggled, shooting just 41.8 percent from the field for its first defeat in six games.The Sacramento Kings finally came down to earth. After winning their previous five games, the Kings suffered a 120-106 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.De’Aaron Fox had 20 points and four assists, while rookie Tyrese Haliburton chipped in with 18 for Sacramento. San Antonio was led by DeMar DeRozan, who finished the contest with 26 points and seven assists.The
  • The Kings recapturing confidence from fans amidst their latest win streak

    The Kings recapturing confidence from fans amidst their latest win streak
    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Making moves for the present at the trade deadline certainly helps in that calculus.Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Sacramento Kings fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.
    As the trade deadline came and went, teams around the NBA have dramatically changed their outlook on this season. With the player movement, fans are also changing expectations.Accor
  • NBA Power Rankings: Jazz win streak vaults them back into top spot

    NBA Power Rankings: Jazz win streak vaults them back into top spot
    Denver is climbing the rankings fast.
  • Kings vs. Spurs preview: Let’s run it back

    Kings vs. Spurs preview: Let’s run it back
    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Sacramento is only 2.5 games behind San Antonio in the standings.The Sacramento Kings are playing the basketball of their season as they go into the second half of a back-to-back against the San Antonio Spurs.The Kings have won five in a row and seven of their last eight games and sit one game behind the Golden State Warriors for the 10th seed in the Western Conference.De’Aaron Fox had 24 points and five assists, while Richaun Holmes chipped in with 23 p
  • Kings get boost from new guys, earn fifth straight win

    Kings get boost from new guys, earn fifth straight win
    Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images The Kings are on another one of their hot streaks except this time, they have the talent to keep it up. The Sacramento Kings are streaking. With a win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, the Kings earned their fifth consecutive win, which is their longest winning streak of the season and their longest winning streak since the 2015-16 season.
    The Kings got meaningful contributions from the usual suspects — De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield and Ric
  • Kings vs. Spurs preview and game thread

    Kings vs. Spurs preview and game thread
    Photo by Kim Klement - Pool/Getty Images This is an important game if Sacramento is serious about competing for the playoffs.The Kings exited the trade deadline with a clear objective of competing for the play-in this season, despite having the opportunity to collect assets for the future. That makes this two-game set in San Antonio of utmost importance.It’s hard not to think of the last time the Kings played the Spurs, back in the bubble, when both teams were also in the mix for a play-in
  • The Kings’ goal during the deadline was to be “value buyers”

    The Kings’ goal during the deadline was to be  “value buyers”
    Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Monte McNair wanted to add value to the team both for the present and the future.Heading into the trade deadline, it was unclear whether the Kings would be buyers or sellers. Sacramento’s momentum fluctuated wildly over the first part of the season, and at any given moment, the team was either firmly on the upswing or destined for the lottery yet again. As such, it was hard to predict what path forward the front office would pursue.In his press conference afte
  • De’Aaron Fox earned his second Western Conference player of the week award

    De’Aaron Fox earned his second Western Conference player of the week award
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Fox beat out four All-Stars for the honor.For the second time this season, De’Aaron Fox is the Western Conference player of the week. The Kings went 4-0 over the past seven days, just as they did during the first week of February when Fox nabbed his first such honor. This is the first time since DeMarcus Cousins in the 2015-16 season that a Sacramento player has earned the nod twice.
    The Kings point guard averaged 36.8 points, which led the leagu
  • Where Kings have improved during recent 7-game stretch

    Where Kings have improved during recent 7-game stretch
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Sacramento has risen from the dead to get right back into the postseason hunt.After a 122-116 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the Sacramento Kings were 15-24 and sat 3.5 games out of 10th in the Western Conference standings. To make matters worse, Sacramento lost young forward Marvin Bagley III to a hand injury.Fast forward less than two weeks later, and the Kings are only a game out of a play-in position and just 2.5 games out of seventh after going 6-
  • Watch Harrison Barnes’ improbable three-point game-winner for Kings

    Watch Harrison Barnes’ improbable three-point game-winner for Kings
    Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer after catching an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court.
  • Barnes hits buzzer-beater to give Kings win over Cavs

    Barnes hits buzzer-beater to give Kings win over Cavs
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images It looked like Sacramento was going to lose a heartbreaker until the miracle it needed occurred.What a crazy finish!
    It looked the Sacramento Kings were going to lose a close one, but miracles do happen.The Cavs led by a single point with 1.6 seconds to go and the Kings had the ball on their own baseline, setting up this buzzer-beating attempt.HARRISON BARNES CALLED GAME pic.twitter.com/kLPkec71K6— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 28, 2021
  • Kings vs. Cavaliers preview: The play-in push continues

    Kings vs. Cavaliers preview: The play-in push continues
    David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Sacramento has won five of its last six games.The Kings have taken advantage of their recent easy stretch of the schedule to put together one of their best win streaks of the season, winning five of the last six. And the schedule gods have blessed them with another winnable game tonight, as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time this week.During the first matchup, Tyrese Haliburton set a career-high with 28 points in the 14-point win, as Sacrament
  • Who are NBA fans watching in this year’s NCAA Tournament?

    Who are NBA fans watching in this year’s NCAA Tournament?
    Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports It’s a chance to scout the 2021 draft class.Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Sacramento Kings fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.
    The NCAA Tournament returns to action this weekend, grabbing the attention of sports fans around the country. While there is no doubt the level of basketball doesn’t come close to the NBA, it’s easy to under
  • Three things to know: Aldridge (Miami?), Drummond (Lakers?) headline buyout class

    Three things to know: Aldridge (Miami?), Drummond (Lakers?) headline buyout class
    This looks to be a larger buyout class than we have seen in recent years.
  • De’Aaron Fox sets new career-high in points as Kings blow out Warriors

    De’Aaron Fox sets new career-high in points as Kings blow out Warriors
    Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images De’Aaron Fox was feeling it on Thursday. Even after a busy trade deadline, the Sacramento Kings came prepared to play on Thursday and handily beat the Golden State Warriors 141-119 behind a career-high night from their star point guard De’Aaron Fox.
    In 35:40 against the Warriors, Fox scored a career-high 44 points — 25 of which came in the first half — on an efficient 16-22 shooting from the field. Fox’s previous career-hi
  • Raptors keep Kyle Lowry through trade deadline, take complications to offseason

    Raptors keep Kyle Lowry through trade deadline, take complications to offseason
    Kyle Lowry had what felt like a farewell press conference last night.
  • Jabari Parker will reportedly be released by Kings

    Jabari Parker will reportedly be released by Kings
    Parker appeared in just nine regular season games for the Kings. The Sacramento Kings will waive forward Jabari Parker, according to a report from Jason Jones of The Athletic on Thursday.
    The Kings are expected to release forward Jabari Parker, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA— JasonJones (@mr_jasonjones) March 25, 2021Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was acquired by the Kings at last year’s trade deadline and exercised his $6.5 million player option to stay
  • Jabari Parker, Mfiondu Kabengele will reportedly be released by Kings

    Jabari Parker, Mfiondu Kabengele will reportedly be released by Kings
    Parker appeared in just nine regular season games for the Kinge while Kabengele never made an appearance. The Sacramento Kings will waive forward Jabari Parker, according to a report from Jason Jones of The Athletic on Thursday.
    The Kings are expected to release forward Jabari Parker, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA— JasonJones (@mr_jasonjones) March 25, 2021Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was acquired by the Kings at last year’s trade deadline and exercise
  • Report: Rockets trading Victor Oladipo to Heat

    Report: Rockets trading Victor Oladipo to Heat
    Miami also traded for Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica and could sign LaMarcus Aldridge, whom the Spurs are buying out.
  • Terence Davis has reportedly been traded to Sacramento

    Terence Davis has reportedly been traded to Sacramento
    The Kings are sending out another second-round pick.The Kings continue to stockpile players in their backcourt, adding Terence Davis from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a second-round pick, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Toronto is trading guard Terrence Davis to Sacramento for a future second round pick, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021Davis has averaged 7.3 points per game while shooting 37.9 percent from 3-point range over the last two years with th
  • Kings vs. Warriors preview: Sacramento could make up ground in play-in race

    Kings vs. Warriors preview: Sacramento could make up ground in play-in race
    Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images The Kings have won four of their last five games.The Sacramento Kings could make up some ground in the Western Conference playoff race when they take on the Golden State Warriors.Sacramento has won four out of its last five games and sits three games behind Golden State for the final play-in spot. The Kings are coming off a close 110-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.Game Information
    Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
    When: Thursda
  • Report: Kings sending Nemanja Bjelica to Heat

    Report: Kings sending Nemanja Bjelica to Heat
    Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images This marks third trade of the season and their first of trade deadline day. The Sacramento Kings are trading Nemanja Bjelica to the Miami Heat for Maurice Harkless and Chris Silva, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
    Miami is sending Moe Harkless and Chris Silva to the Kings, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/qcIwNnme3t— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021The Serbian-born big man was a key part of the Kings’ rotation
  • Report: Pistons trading Delon Wright to Kings for Cory Joseph, second-rounders

    Report: Pistons trading Delon Wright to Kings for Cory Joseph, second-rounders
    The Kings might not be selling at the trade deadline.

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