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Kings jerseys picked worst in pro sports

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Kings jerseys picked worst in pro sports

Kings fans may disagree, but according to a list of thejerseys of every team in the four major professional leagues, Sacramentos uniforms are the worst insports.The Kings came in at No. 122 in Paul Lukas jersey powerrankings at Uni Watch on ESPN.com. Lukas has unveiled No. 122 down to No. 76,working his way to No. 1 by the end of the week. No other Bay Area teams madethe bottom two-fifths of the rankings.Lukas cited the Kings brutal color scheme, illegiblechest lettering on the home jersey, oddly off-center front uni numbers,clownish number font and completely incongruous old-school script on theblack alternate as his reasons for placing Sacramento last.The Kings finished behind the Cincinnati Bengals, BrooklynNets, Minnesota Vikings and Colorado Avalanche to round out the bottom five ofthe rankings.Although the list mostly balances football, basketball andhockey jerseys, Lukas does appear to favor MLB jerseys, only naming one baseballteam the San Diego Padres among his bottom 22 jerseys. Eight NBA and NFLteams composed the rest of that bottom part of the list along with five NHLteams.The Kings choice of purple, though commonly linked withroyalty, does open themselves up to strong opinions whether positive ornegative. Lukas inclusion of theVikings among his bottom five jerseys indicates any purple jersey was probablydoomed to finish low in the rankings.Other purple teams dot the lower half of the list, includingthe Phoenix Suns at No. 77, the Colorado Rockies at No. 88 and the BaltimoreRavens at No. 93.Do you think the Kings have the worst jerseys among majorprofessional teams? Which Bay Area teams have the best and worst jerseys?Comment below!

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.