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George Karl Met DeMarcus Cousins And It Was Suuuuuuper Awkward

Sometimes the universe is good to us, like when it brings us video of George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins meeting at a Summer League game—for what is likely the first time since Karl began doing everything in his power to alienate his team’s only star player—and allowing us to bask in the incredible awkwardness of the… » 7/14/15 10:15am 7/14/15 10:15am

Predictably, In Just 24 Hours, The Kings' Plans Have Gone Awry

Yesterday the Sacramento Kings made a bad trade. For the privilege of giving away two marginally useful players and thus opening up an additional $13 million in salary cap space, they had to trade to the 76ers last season’s first-round draft pick, a top-ten protected 2018 first-round draft pick, and the right to swap… » 7/03/15 2:18am 7/03/15 2:18am

The Kings Are Screwed No Matter What Happens To DeMarcus Cousins

Things are happening quickly. On Monday, Yahoo reported that new Kings coach George Karl is looking to ship DeMarcus Cousins out of town. (Crazy!) On Tuesday, ESPN reported that Kings owner Vivek Ranadive will not allow Karl to trade Sacramento’s stunningly talented young center. (Rational!) With the choices being… » 6/25/15 9:10am 6/25/15 9:10am

George Karl Apparently Wants DeMarcus Cousins Gone, Is Crazy

Last night, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb, reporting that Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl, who’s had his job for about 45 minutes, is doing everything he can to convince the rest of the organization that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins needs to be traded away as soon as possible. » 6/23/15 10:11am 6/23/15 10:11am

Closed Captioning Error Blesses Nik Stauskas With Fantastic Nickname

Something wonderful happened during Tuesday night's game between the 76ers and Kings. Sacramento rookie shooting guard Nik Stauskas hit a pull-up three, and the closed captioning translated the play-by-play call of "Stauskas, hitting the three" into "Sauce Castillo hit the three." Sauce Castillo! » 3/26/15 12:32pm 3/26/15 12:32pm

Boogie Cousins And John Wall Put On A Show; Some Team Also Won I Guess

A point guard and a center generally can't duel in the way we usually think of players dueling—directly, one-on-one, attacking each other at both ends. Apart from the occasional defensive switch or confrontation at the rim, they'll mostly compete from a distance, and indirectly, via their teams and the scoreboard. … » 3/15/15 1:15pm 3/15/15 1:15pm

After Making Game-Winner, DeMarcus Cousins Goes Off

The Sacramento Kings have been a prominent subject of the NBA rumor mill lately because of reports that they are considering firing head coach Ty Corbin and hiring George Karl to replace him. DeMarcus Cousins has gotten roped into these stories, with multiple reports that he is against the Karl hiring. For instance,… » 2/09/15 1:05am 2/09/15 1:05am

Reports: Kings Already Tired Of New Coach, Want To Hire George Karl

According to numerous reports (Sacramento Bee, Yahoo!, USA Today) the Kings are prepared to fire head coach Ty Corbin over the All-Star break, and want to hire former Nuggets coach George Karl in his place to be their third coach this season. Sitting at 11-13 in the brutal West two months ago, the Kings fired head… » 2/07/15 3:57pm 2/07/15 3:57pm

What In The World Was DeMarcus Cousins Thinking On This Inbounds?

Did he think he was on offense? Did he think the Warriors were shooting on the other basket? Did he think the ball was being inbounded from behind him? Did he think he was guarding somebody who hadn't yet walked onto the court? Sometimes players make the wrong decision on defense, or react too slowly, or forget… » 2/04/15 12:52am 2/04/15 12:52am