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Arena 'conversation' starts in Virginia Beach

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Arena 'conversation' starts in Virginia Beach

A conversation about a new 18,000 seat arena in Virginia Beach, VAbegins today. Will the Sacramento Kings be involved as previously reported?

REWIND: Report -- Kings on the move to Virginia Beach?
A city council meeting is set for 3 p.m. ET Tuesday andsubsequent press conference is to follow in Virginia Beach. Scheduled to attend the meetingand the press conference are high-ranking officials from Comcast-Spectacor and LiveNation, partners in the consortium which are looking for approval to builda new beach-front arena in Virginia Beach.According to a blog today on WAVY TVs website, todaysmeeting with the Virginia Beach city council and consortium leaders is meant tostart a conversation regarding the proposed new facility. Officially, there are no professional teams (NBA or NHL)which have aligned themselves with the arena effort there. Relating to the Kings, an NBA sourcetold CSN Bay Area last week, We have no information from the Kings on thismatter and there has been no application for relocation."Still, reports from Inside Business last week said representatives from the Kings would be in Virginia Beach this week, a report the Kings have denied.
George Maloof Jr. also denied the team had specifically engaged intalks with the coastal town:We have been approached by several cities over severalyears about moving the Kings, and we will not comment other thanthat." Stay logged on to CSNCalifornia.com as this story develops.

Report: Kings meeting with former Magic, Warriors exec

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Report: Kings meeting with former Magic, Warriors exec

In their search for Scott Perry's replacement, the Kings have spoken with the former GM of the Orlando Magic.

Otis Smith, who served as the Magic GM from 2006 to 2012, reportedly met with the Kings about their recently-vacated VP of basketball operations job.

News of the meeting for was first reported by ESPN.

Perry left the Kings this month to become the GM of the Knicks.

Smith has ties to Northern California. As a player, Smith's rights were sold by the Nuggets to the Warriors in 1987. He played in 137 games over two seasons with the Warriors.

After his playing days were over, Smith joined the Warriors' front office as the executive director of basketball operations.

Currently, Smith is the director of player development and an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.

Report: Deal in China for ex-Kings guard worth more than his NBA minimum

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Report: Deal in China for ex-Kings guard worth more than his NBA minimum

Jimmer Fredette is reportedly going back to China.

Fredette agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks worth $1.8 million annually, according to David Pick.

Fredette has accrued five years of NBA service.

The minimum NBA salary for Fredette in 2017-18 would be...

$1,709,538.

The Kings selected Fredette with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

He averaged 7.6 points per game as a rookie and 7.2 points in Year 2.

Sacramento waived Fredette in February 2014.

Over 50 games with the Pelicans in 2014-15, he averaged 3.6 points per game and shot below 19 percent from deep.

He did not see any action against the Warriors in the opening round of the 2015 playoffs.

In China last year, Fredette averaged 37.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.

He scored 73 points on Feb. 19.