The Kings Insider Podcast

@James_HamNBCS

Stream Kings games on the NBC Sports app

2:00

Tutorial: How to stream Kings games on NBC Sports California

Never miss a Kings game as you can stream your favorite team on your phone, tablet and desktop.

More Headlines

kings-insider-podcast.jpg
The Kings Insider Podcast: Exec VP of Basketball Ops Scott Perry
Sacramento's new Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Scott Perry, joins James Ham in the latest episode of The Kings Insider Podcast. Enjoy!
kings-hield-shoot.jpg
Hield after rookie season with Kings: 'I’m never going to take a step back'
Buddy Hield's rookie season didn't quite go as planned, but his resiliency has the shooting guard looking forward to a summer of improvement...
-
Skal Labissiere and John Calipari
Calipari sees Skal's progress during rookie season: 'I give Sac credit'
Towards the end of Skal Labissiere's rookie season, John Calipari offered his thoughts on his pupil's progress and admitted he used him wrong at UK.
-
Seven takeaways from the Kings' 2016-17 season
Skal Labissiere needs to get stronger and work on his handles, but this was the steal of the draft and the sky’s the limit.
-
kings-insider-podcast.jpg
The Kings Insider Podcast: Mike Schmitz of Draft Express
Mike Schmitz, the Director of Scouting for Draft Express, joins James Ham for the latest episode of The Kings Insider Podcast. Enjoy!
Source: Kings hire Perry as Executive VP of Basketball Operations
During his postseason media availability last week, Vlade Divac spoke openly about his willingness to accept additional help...
-
Kings add new stat guru Luke Bornn to front office
After dismissing their previous stat guru, the Kings on Thursday announced the hiring of a new VP of Analytics and Strategy.
-
Taking inventory of Kings' roster entering 2017 offseason
With the focus shifting to a youth movement, roster spots are at a premium. Who stays and who goes is a complex mess...
-
JJ Hickson playing for Kings in 2012
After six years, Kings almost free from shackles of Hickson trade
For the last six years, the Kings have been handcuffed by a trade they made in June of 2011. Soon, the J.J. Hickson trade will be behind them.
-
kings-insider-podcast.jpg
The Kings Insider Podcast: 2016-17 Season Review
James Ham and Aaron Bruski recap an adventurous 2016-17 season in the latest episode of The Kings Insider Podcast.
Source: Rudy Gay has until June to make decision on contract
Rudy Gay will likely make his announcement closer to the deadline when he has a better idea of where his recovery is...
-
Isaiah Thomas looking concerned
Sister of former Kings PG Isaiah Thomas killed in car accident
Chyna Thomas, the 22-year-old sister of former Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas, died in a car accident in Washington on Saturday morning.
-
kings-us.jpg
What they’re saying: Sacramento Kings thank their fans
The Kings finished the season with 50 losses as they turned to a youth movement. After the season, they thanked their fans for all their support.
-
trill-joerger-us.jpg
Divac, Joerger on the same page as they envision bright future for Kings
Going into the 2016-17 season, the Kings planned on pushing for the playoffs. Now, it's all about the youth movement after a 32-50 record.
-
Joerger reflects on proudest moment of 2016-17 season
Dave Joerger addresses if the foundation has been laid for the Kings heading into the 2017 offseason.
Shot of the Game: Hield hits Skal for fastbreak alley-oop
In the final Shot of the Game of the season, rookies Buddy Hield and Skal Labissiere connected for an alley-oop against the Clippers.
Clippers driving on Kings
Instant Replay: Kings end 2016-17 season with loss to Clippers
Playing with just seven healthy bodies, the Kings didn't have enough firepower to keep up with the Clippers in a season-ending loss Wednesday.
-
gay-rudy-ap.jpg
Kings forward Rudy Gay: 'Toughest part is over' in Achilles rehab
Kings forward Rudy Gay has hit the highs and lows of dealing with an injury this season. After the team's final home game, he opened up...
-
Hield playing against the Clippers
NBA Gameday: Kings finish season looking to send Clippers to Utah
After beating the Suns, the Kings are in LA for the final game of the season on Wednesday night and look to play the role of spoiler.
-
Papagiannis fights with Suns
Papagiannis ends Kings' Tech-less streak: 'I'm not going to back down'
Remarkable, the Kings had gone 23 games without a technical foul. "Little hot head" Georgios Papagiannis put an end to that Tuesday night.
-
Highlights: Lawson notches first-career triple-double
Buddy Hield scored a career-high 30 points in the Kings' 129-104 win over the Suns.
Hield: 'Can't wait to work this summer and get better'
Buddy Hield discusses the lasting impression he left with Kings' fans in the final home game of the season.
Joerger offers his thoughts on scuffle between Papa G, Suns
Dave Joerger analyzes the fact that the Suns attempted 109 shots on Tuesday.
Joerger shares why he's happy for Lawson after triple-double
Dave Joerger discusses the Kings' opportunity to spoil the Clippers'b d for the No. 4 seed in the West.
After triple-double, Lawson reveals favorite Golden 1 moment
Following the Kings' final home game of the season, Ty Lawson summarizes how the year went.
Joerger's message to fans: 'We're going to build a winner'
Following the Kings' final home game of the 2016-17 season, head coach Dave Joerger addressed the fans...
Shot of the Game: Cauley-Stein shows off jumper vs Suns
Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 13 points against the Suns and that included two nice jump-shots.
Lawson shooting against Suns
Instant Replay: Kings ride Lawson, Hield past Suns in home finale
In his 551st career game, Ty Lawson recorded his first triple-double to lead to the Kings to a beatdown of the Suns Tuesday night.
-
Lawson grabs 10th rebound for first career triple-double
With 6:45 left in the fourth quarter, Ty Lawson grabbed a rebound off a missed shot by the Suns to complete his first-career triple-double.
Divac analyzes play of Kings rookies over last two months
Vlade Divac joins Kayte Christensen during the Kings-Suns game to discuss the development of the young Kings players since the trade of DeMarcus Cousins, and the influence of veteran players.
Papa G gets into shoving, yelling match with Bender, Chriss
Things got testy early in the Suns-Kings game when rookie Georgios Papagiannis got into it with a pair of Suns.
NBA Gameday: Skal, Kings close home slate against Suns
The last time Skal Labissiere faced off against the Suns, he came off the bench and dropped a career-high 32 points on 11-of-15 shooting...
-
Now that Sergio Garcia won a major, the nation is ready for a Kings title
There is a championship somewhere out there for them. It may only be in the mind’s eye, or in an alternate universe...
-
kings-colum-us.jpg
Kings learn another lesson in loss to Rockets
Every game the young Kings play is more and more valuable. Sunday's loss to the Rockets presented them with plenty of teaching points.
-
Highlights: Kings hang tough, but Harden puts on show
The Kings couldn't slow down James Harden as they fell to the Rockets Sunday in Sacramento.
Labissiere breaks down what young Kings bring to the court
The Kings are a young team, but the players have gained valuable experience on the floor this season.
Shot of the Game: Vlade Divac all for underhand free throw
Vlade Divac has some fun watching the Rick Barry style free throw perfected again.
James Harden doing things Dave Joerger has never seen
Kings head coach Dave Joerger breaks down the team's 135-128 loss to the Rockets.
kingslose-us.jpg
Instant Replay: Harden, Rockets too much for Kings to handle
The Kings battled with the Rockets in Sacramento, but in the end, James Harden and his quadruple-double was too much...
-
Skal soars for tip pass, Hield finishes with fastbreak dunk
Skal Labissiere and Buddy Hield connect for a pretty fastbreak against the Rockets.
Skal Labissiere and Ryan Anderson
NBA Gameday: Skal faces completely different beast against Rockets
After facing a bruiser on Friday, Kings rookie Skal Labissiere matches up against one of the best stretch four's in the NBA Sunday.
-
Hield driving against Randle
Despite loss in LA, Kings fight, show 'how much potential we have'
The Kings may have lost on Friday night, but they were pleased with the way they responded to a run by the Lakers.
-
Highlights: Kings fall to Lakers in final seconds
The Kings and Lakers went down the last seconds in LA at the Staples Center.
Hield: Kings' fight 'shows how much potential we have'
Kings guard Buddy Hield knows he needs to clean up his rookie mistakes.
Joerger: Lakers 'threw us around in the paint'
Dave Joerger assesses a 98-94 loss to the Lakers in LA.
John Calipari talks former Kentucky Wildcats on Kings
Kentucky head coach John Calipari breaks down the skills of his former players now on the Kings.
Shot of the Game: Lakers with perfect touch passes vs Kings
The Lakers pull off a pretty sequence in the Kings' loss Friday night.
kingslose.jpg
Instant Replay: Kings come up short in battle with Lakers
In a game between two young teams, the Kings and Lakers went wire to wire, but Sacramento fell just short in LA.
-
NBA Gameday: Hield vs Ingram a battle of Top 6 picks
Buddy Hield is averaging 14.4 points per game with the Kings, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 9.2 points per game for the Lakers...
-
Papagiannis carving out niche by focusing on one undervalued skill
After spending most of the season with the Reno Bighorns, Georgios Papagiannis is beginning to show his potential...
-
Joerger on win: Happy the players are being rewarded
Kings head coach Dave Joerger talks to reporters about the pride and happiness he feel for players like Ben McLemore who are being rewarded for the hard work they're putting in on the court...
Cauley-Stein: Rest gave other Kings player opportunity
The Kings' inactive list put Sacramento at a disadvantage but center Willie Cauley-Stein really didn't see it that way and told reporters Tuesday night how it affected the team against the Mavericks...
Buddy raises his fist
Draft positioning taking a hit as young Kings continue to win games
A bright spot in another playoff-less season is the development of several first-and-second year players. But it's also coming at a cost.
-
kings-mavericks-instant.jpg
Instant Replay: Shorthanded Kings persevere, hold off Mavericks for win
The inactive list was long for the Kings on Tuesday, but Sacramento still found a way to get past the Mavericks...
-
Shot of the Game: Papagiannis shows off entire arsenal
Tuesday night against the Mavericks is another example of why the Kings are so high on Georgios Papagiannis...
NBA Gameday: Several key Mavs out or questionable against Kings
When the Kings and Mavericks take the floor on Tuesday night at the Golden 1 Center, many of the big names won't be in uniform...
-
Buddy Hield named Western Conference Rookie of the Month
Buddy Hield is the sixth Kings player to earn the honors and first since Ben McLemore won the award in November of 2013...
-
NBA Power Rankings: Warriors go streaking, once again the team to beat
Steph Curry and the Warriors have won 11 games in a row and are closing in on wrapping up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference...
-
Tutorial: How to stream Kings games on NBC Sports California
Never miss a Kings game as you can stream your favorite team on your phone, tablet and desktop.
kings-timberwolves.jpg
Kings catch fire in win over Timberwolves
Not only did the Kings get hot at the right time, but Saturday's win over Minnesota was a good test, according to head coach Dave Joerger...
-
Galloway: Kings 'can be deadly team in this league'
Langston Galloway discusses how the Kings want to finish the season.
WCS dives into how bigs are helping Kings' 3-point shooting
Willie cauley-Stein disucusses how well the Kings' bench players played against the Timberwolves.
Highlights: Hield scores 22 in Kings' 30th win of season
The Kings beat the Timberwolves for the third time this season behind a career-best 22 points from rookie Buddy Hield.
Shot of the Game: Cauley-Stein impresses against Towns
Going up against fellow Kentucky Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Joerger: Best games as pros for Papagiannis, Hield vs Wolves
Dave Joerger elaborates on why he felt Georgios Papigiannis had the best game of his young career.
Hield shoots over Wiggins
Instant Replay: Kings erase 16-point deficit, hold off T'Wolves
After erasing a 16-point first half deficit, the Kings controlled the second half as they beat the T'Wolves 123-117 on Saturday in Minnesota.
-
Kings Central: Tolliver talks leadership role, his legacy
In the latest episode of Kings Central, Anthony Tolliver talks about his role in helping the young Kings, his relationship with Garrett Temple, his faith and how he wants to be remembered.
Papgiannis' put-back dunk caps off Kings' 16-point comeback
The Kings trailed by as many as 16 in the first half Saturday, but a put-back dunk by rookie Georgios Papagiannis tied the game midway through the second quarter.
Lawson exploits mismatch, feeds Cauley-Stein for dunk
Midway through the second quarter, Karl-Anthony Towns got switched onto Ty Lawson, which left Kris Dunn trying to guard Willie Cauley-Stein on the block. It didn't end well for Minnesota.
Kings Central: How Tolliver balances life, business
Veteran Kings forward Anthony Tolliver sits down with Kayte Christensen to discuss his off-the-court businesses and spending time with his kids.
Kings Central: Tolliver vs Christensen in Ultimate Dodgeball
In the latest episode of Kings Central, Anthony Tolliver takes his family to Skyzone in Rocklin for a session of Ultimate 3D Dodgeball against host Kayte Christensen.
boogie-kings-ap.jpg
In first game back against old team, Cousins sees progress in young Kings
DeMarcus Cousins posted huge numbers against the Kings Friday night. But still, he praised the work of his former young teammates.
-
kat-us.jpg
NBA Gameday: Kings' young bigs face tough task in Towns
The Kings go from DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony to up and coming star Karl-Anthony Towns in back-to-back nights...
-
Highlights: Cousins, AD own Kings over in New Orleans
DeMarcus Cousins faced off against his old team for the first time and the Pelicans routed the Kings over in New Orleans Friday night...
Labissiere: 'Need to hit the weight room harder this summer'
Skal Labissiere breaks down his effort against New Orleans' tough front court and also talks about what his off-season regimen will consist of...
Hield: No emotions upon first trip back to New Orleans
Buddy Hield's return to New Orleans didn't go according to plan but the rookie breaks down the experience of returning and his hopes for the future as a King...
Collison: DeMarcus and Davis 'a good test' for Kings players
Darren Collison talks to reporters about the play of the Kings' front court against Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins Friday night...
Cousins reacts to first game against former Kings teammates
DeMarcus Cousins opens up after his Pelicans beat the Kings in New Orleans.
Joerger: 'DeMarcus had a terrific game' against Kings
Dave Joerger breaks down the Kings' loss against DeMarcus Cousins and the Pelicans.
boogie.jpg
Instant Replay: Cousins crushes Kings in first game vs old team
For the first time since being traded during the NBA All-Star weekend, DeMarcus Cousins went up against the Kings. And, he got his revenge. 
-
Shot of the Game: Anthony Davis dunks all over Kings
Pelicans star Anthony Davis gets up for a big slam on the Kings.
Vivek, Cousins and Divac
NBA Gameday: It's the Sacramento Kings vs DeMarcus Cousins
You better believe DeMarcus Cousins will look to show the Kings how big of a mistake they made by trading him to New Orleans...
-
When asked about facing Kings for first time, Cousins plays possum
DeMarcus Cousins gave the same answer the six times he was asked about the Kings. To say there is bad blood is an understatement...
-
Skal leaving game
Young Kings' inexperience rears ugly head in loss to Jazz
After falling behind early on Wednesday, the Kings fought back. But they failed to make adjustments in the second half of a loss to Utah.
-
Highlights: McLemore scores game-high 22 in loss to Jazz
The Kings' saw their two-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Jazz.
Labissiere: 'Whenever I'm out there, I'm always learning'
Rookie Skal Labissiere describes what it was like to go against Rudy Gobert and Boris Diaw.
Joerger: Kings 'dribbled bajebers out of the basketball'
Dave Joerger discusses the development of rookie Georgios Papagiannis.
Shot of the Game: Cauley-Stein puts in work on the boards
Willie Cauley-Stein continues to improve his game as a better rebounder.
Hayward shooting over Hield
Instant Replay: Kings fight back, but succumb to Jazz
The young Kings battled back after a slow start Wednesday night, but the Jazz overpowered them en route to a blowout win.
-
Evans feeds Skal for lob dunk
Early in the Kings' game against the Jazz, Tyreke Evans drove, drew the defenders and threw a lob to Skal Labiissiere for the dunk.
Ratto Stories: Hinkie hiring the best Kings rumor yet
The Kings will Hinkie without Hinkie, making the Hinkie rumors and denial absolutely perfect.
NBA Gameday: Cauley-Stein vs Gobert the matchup to watch
The Sacramento Kings would love nothing more than for Willie Cauley-Stein to turn into the next Rudy Gobert...
-
Kings beat Grizzlies for Joerger: 'He really wanted that one'
Dave Joerger coached the Grizzlies for three seasons. On Monday night in Sacramento, his Kings defeated his former squad...
-
Highlights: 'Willie Hustle-Stein' leads Kings past Grizzlies
Darren Collison scored a game-high 23 while Willie Cauley-Stein scored 12 and grabbed nine rebounds as the Kings picked up a big win over Memphis.
Lawson: Opponents 'know we're going to play hard'
Kings PG Ty Lawson discusses how he set the tone against the Grizzlies on Monday.
Cauley-Stein: Kings 'playing like we're in playoff race'
After beating the Grizzlies, Willie Cauley-Stein talks about the growing level of trust within the team.
Joerger: Wins over Clippers, Girzzlies 'feather in our cap'
Dave Joerger analyzes the Kings' 91-90 win over his former team.
Cauley-Stein approves of suggested nickname: 'That's clean'
After beating the Grizzlies, Willie Cauley-Stein breaks down how the Kings were able to set the tone early.
Buddy Hield shoots over Vince Carter
Instant Replay: Kings shock Grizzlies late for second straight win
The Kings showed a lot of fight and grit Monday night as they scored in the final seconds to beat the Grizzlies 91-90 for their second straight win.
-
Cauley-Stein grabs board, runs floor, throws down alley-oop
Willie Cauley-Stein showed off his hustle on Monday when he grabbed the rebound, gave it up to Darren Collison, ran the length of the court and finished with an alley-oop dunk.
Willie dives, bats ball ahead, Hield finishes with alley-oop
Willie Cauley-Stein played the defense, forcing a turnover, diving on the floor to knock the ball to Darren Collison, who found Buddy Hield for an exciting alley-oop.
Shot of the Game: McLemore blocks ZBo, leads to fastbreak
With Zach Randolph driving against Kosta Koufos, Ben McLemore offered help...