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Ailene Voisin: DeMarcus Cousins returns to Sacramento with more than FIBA World Cup gold medal

DeMarcus Cousins left Spain with a ton of baggage. Not the old baggage, new baggage.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Charles Barkley

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Sactown Royalty

Are the Kings Really Getting Better?

When Pete D'Alessandro and company took over the Sacramento Kings's front office in the summer of 2013, roster-wise things looked a little differently than they do today. As is stands now only two players remain from the roster D'Allesandro initially inherited, those players being Jason Thompson and Demarcus Cousins.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Clippers, Nik Stauskas, NBA Players, Jason Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Carl Landry

The Arizona Republic

Coro: Bledsoe could be facing 1-year deal

Coro: Bledsoe could be facing 1-year deal The restricted free agent has until Oct. 1 to work out a long-term contract with the Suns. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1tZABUa With two weeks left until the Oct. 1 deadline to accept a qualifying offer, guard Eric Bledsoe appears no closer to coming to terms on a long-term contract with the Suns.

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Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas

A Royal Pain

Can Eric Moreland crack the Sacramento Kings rotation?

March 9, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Oregon State Beavers forward Eric Moreland during the first half of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Before signing with the Kings, Moreland turned down offers from both the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Oregon State Beavers NCAA Basketball, Oregon State University NCAA, Eric Moreland, Reggie Evans, NBA Players, Jason Thompson, Carl Landry

Detroit Bad Boys

Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons: Aaron Gray

Of all the journeymen signed by Stan Van Gundy this offseason, Aaron Gray is perhaps the most puzzling. Is Gray just a practice dummy or does the new coach look for him to play a role this season? The 29-year-old center isn't exactly the player who you expect to see signed within the first week of the free agency season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Josh Harrellson, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, NBA Players, Aaron Gray

Sactown Royalty

Sacramento Kings' Offseason: Lots of rumors, minor moves

Welcome to Brendan Colarusso's blog on the Sacramento Kings . This is truly an honor to write and I thank you for reading.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Clippers, Travis Outlaw, Derrick Williams, Nik Stauskas, NBA Players, Jason Thompson

Sactown Royalty

Nik Stauskas On Cover Of SLAM Magazine

Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas will have to wait a while before playing his first NBA game but he won't have to wait when it comes to another milestone. That's because the former Michigan standout-along with other rookies-are featured on the cover of this month's SLAM Magazine .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nik Stauskas, NBA Players

Post-gazette.com

Jenn Menendez's Pirates chat transcript: 9.16.14

Jason Thompson: what do you think the reason for playing Lambo at 1b was? Seems adding another one is unnecessary. Jenn Menendez: Lambo was swinging the bat well off the bench and they wanted to get him a start to see what he could do.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Jason Thompson, Neil Walker, Baseball Players, Jose Tabata

CBS Local

Kings To Retire Peja Stojakovic's Jersey At December 16 Home Game

The Sacramento Kings announced Tuesday they will be retiring Peja Stojakovic's jersey later this year. The three-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion will be honored when the Kings play Oklahoma Thunder in Sacramento on December 16, according to a team statement.

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Sactown Royalty

30Q: How will this time be different with Omri Casspi?

When the Kings drafted Omri Casspi with the 23rd pick in the 2011 draft, it was hope that the athletic Israeli forward could be part of a new youthful resurgence along with Tyreke Evans . For the first 29 games of his career, he even looked like he could be a future star, averaging 12.1 points on a very efficient 49.4% from the field and 44.1% from three.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, Rudy Gay, NBA Players

Hardwood Paroxysm

FIBA World Cup Wrap-up: Don't try Team USA with a sorry country like Serbia

Yep, Team USA totally OWNED every country they played and came home with the gold medal in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. But we already knew that was going to happen and it did happen, so let's go back and take a look at how it happened.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kenneth Faried, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets, Rudy Gay, Atlanta Hawks, Gustavo Ayon, James Harden, Houston Rockets, Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, DeMarcus Cousins

China Daily

NBA Nation concludes successful China gig

NBA Nation, the NBA's largest fan basketball playground and lifestyle touring event, wrapped up its two-month tour of China, giving fans the opportunity to participate in basketball while staying active with NBA players, legends and dance teams. Covering 14 cities nationwide from July 19 through Sept 14, it's the third consecutive year that the mobile basketball playground came to China.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Draymond Green, NBA Players, Miles Plumlee

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Washington Post

FIBA good for Coach K recruiting?

Team USA/Duke Coach K celebrates the his team's FIBA World Cup win. The FIBA World Cup final between the United States and Serbia, was one of the least-watched sporting events on television on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins

BleacherReport

5 NBA Rookies Who Will Outshine Their Competition During 2014-15 Season

Not many NBA rookies have the chops to compete with or outperform teammates playing the same position. Only the most talented and skilled newcomers can exceed the production and impact of their counterparts.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Martin, NBA Players

BleacherReport

What We Learned About Each Member of Team USA Following FIBA Gold Medal Run

If Team USA's colossal 129-92 win over Serbia in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup gold-medal game taught us anything, it's that basketball's global reach has yet to spawn a serious challenger to the hoops throne. Try as countries might, even America's supposed "C Team" proved, in the end, a far more formidable force than anyone could've anticipated.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Dwight Howard (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Carmelo Anthony, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons

Cavs

Prince Kyrie Most Valuable He, All-FIBA

Kyrie Irving and the USA Men's National team won the FIBA World Cup of Basketball over the weekend and received gold medals for their efforts. After they routed Serbia in the final game, 129-92, Kyrie was named to the all-tournament team, and named tournament MVP.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tiago Splitter, Summer Olympic, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins, Chicago Bulls

A Royal Pain

Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore to replace Isaiah Thomas as 'Pizza Guy'

Apr 2, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore drives in against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Ben McLemore, NBA Players, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Clippers, Rudy Gay, Nik Stauskas, DeMarcus Cousins

BleacherReport

Is This DeMarcus Cousins' Last Chance to Prove He's a Franchise Player?

If this ends up being the year DeMarcus Cousins finally seizes the opportunity laid out in front of him - if he becomes the leader so many of us want - know this: he laid groundwork with Team USA. World Cup in Spain.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay

A Sea of Blue

Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Red, White, Blue and Boogie Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Great article at Grantland featuring DeMarcus Cousins.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, SEC Football, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins, University of Kentucky NCAA

Sactown Royalty

30Q: Will the Kings make another big trade this season?

The Kings made waves last year with their trade of Rudy Gay. Will they go for another home run this year? In Sacramento Kings history, the biggest team improvements have almost always come about because of big trades.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Rudy Gay, NBA Players, Quincy Acy, Derrick Williams, Nik Stauskas, Aaron Gray

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