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Vlade Divac in 2016
Kings head into free agency with money to burn, but limited roster spots
Free agency opens on Saturday and it should be a wild couple of weeks for the Kings, who have money and needs, but limited roster space.
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Buddy Hield, Darren Collison high five
Kings' Buddy Hield named to 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Acquired midseason in the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans, Buddy Hield was named to the All-Rookie team Monday.
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Former Kings PG Jason Williams injured in BIG3’s inaugural game
The first game in Ice Cube's BIG3 saw a former Kings point guard known for his flashy handles go down with an injury at the Barclay's Center.
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Harry Giles calms nerves: 'I'm 100 percent healthy'
Harry Giles addresses if any other prospective teams were concerned about his injury history.
De'Aaron Fox: 'When the lights are bright, I love it'
New Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox compares Sacramento to Lexington, Kentucky.
Joerger 'fired up' to work with Kings' young point guards
Joerger pulls back curtain on Kings War Room and how Kings traded No. 10 pick for No. 15 and 20.
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How the four Kings rookies fit in heading into 2017-18 season
With plenty of holes on the roster, the Kings added four quality rookies to the roster during the 2017 draft. Here's where they fit in...
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Purge of veterans continues as Kings waive Arron Afflalo
The Kings have parted ways with another veteran -- this time buying out the remainder of Arron Afflalo's contract while saving $11 million...
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Most talked-about draft in perhaps ever delivered one extraordinary thing
In the new world of show-me-something-shiny-right-now, the shiny part of the NBA draft was the run-up...
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The Kings Insider Podcast: Recapping the 2017 NBA Draft
Topics include the Kings' wild draft night, their decision to trade the 10th pick and how the new players fit...
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Kings finish 2017 NBA Draft with night that can turn franchise around
The Kings left the 2017 NBA Draft with a huge haul full of talent, characters and proven winners in college than can change a culture.
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James Ham crowns Kings winners of the 2017 NBA Draft
After acquiring another pick and getting all the pieces they desired, the Kings hit a home run in the 2017 NBA Draft.
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Kings select PG Frank Mason III No. 34 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft
With the No. 34 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Kings selected the 2016-17 Player of the Year in point gaurd Frank Mason III.
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Kings select PF Harry Giles with the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
The Kings again picked three times in the first round of the NBA Draft. At No. 20 overall, Sacramento selected Harry Giles out of Duke.
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Kings select SF Justin Jackson with the No. 15 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
The Kings traded the No. 10 overall pick for two first-round picks and went with a national champion No. 15 overall in the 2017 draft.
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Kings trade No. 10 to Blazers for two first-round picks in 2017 NBA Draft
After grabbing their point guard of the future at No. 5 overall, the Kings made a trade at No. 10 for depth with the Portland Trail Blazers...
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Kings fill biggest need, select PG Fox No. 5 overall in 2017 NBA Draft
The Kings' wish came true. With the No. 5 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Sacramento selected point guard De'Aaron Fox...
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The 76ers select Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
After trading up with the Celtics, the 76ers again owned the top pick in the draft and went with a freshman star out of Washington. 
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History of the No. 5 overall pick: A look at the best and worst selections
The Kings are slated to make the fifth pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. There have been some superstars, and there have been some busts...
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Frank Mason III
Five options for Kings at the No. 34 overall pick in 2017 NBA Draft
While the Kings expect to get difference-makers in the lottery, they hope to find depth options at No. 34.
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Five options for the Kings with the No. 10 overall pick in NBA Draft
If Lauri Markkanen slides down the board and is available at No. 10, the Kings would be crazy not to take the gamble...
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Report: Galloway to opt out of deal, opening up more cap space for Kings
The Kings are set to lose one of the players acquired in the DeMarcus Cousins trade as Langston Galloway will reportedly opt out...
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Report: Kings reject Lakers' offer to swap lottery picks
In an attempt to add assets to make an offer for Paul George, the Lakers made an offer to swap picks with the Kings. It didn't end well.
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Five options for the Kings with the No. 5 overall pick in 2017 NBA Draft
This isn’t an ideal fit for Sacramento, but Jayson Tatum is as close to a can’t miss prospect as this draft has and at a major position of need...
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Which direction will they go? Evaluating the Kings' draft needs
An infusion of talent is the highest priority, but here is a look at the most glaring holes the Kings have as they move towards Thursday’s draft...
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Mason, Swanigen, Collins and Fox
Five takeaways from Kings' completed pre-draft workout schedule
The pre-draft process is over. Almost 70 prospects visited Sacramento. Evaluations have been made. The next step? The draft on Thursday.
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Chris Granger in 2014
Citing desire for new challenge, team president leaves Kings
After four years with the Kings, team president Chris Granger announced Monday that he is leaving the organization.
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2017 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Kings take point guard, then power forward
Will the Kings land an elite point guard prospect at No. 5? Who will they take at No. 10 overall? James Ham explores...
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What they're saying: Happy Father's Day
On Father's Day, we all celebrate the love our dad shows us. Check out how the sports world is celebrating the holiday this year...
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Embiid and Fultz at 76ers workout
Reports: Sixers, Celtics have agreed to deal for No. 1 pick in 2017 Draft
A day after the 76ers and Celtics were reportedly discussing a trade for the No. 1 pick, the two sides have reportedly agreed to a deal.
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The Kings Insider Podcast: Darren Collison
Guard Darren Collison joins James Ham on the latest episode of The Kings Insider Podcast. Enjoy!
Reports: Celtics, 76ers discussing trade for No. 1 overall pick
The NBA Draft is next Thursday, June 22, and things appear to be heating up. The 76ers are in serious discussions with the Celtics to acquire the No. 1 overall pick, according to multiple reports. >Boston...
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Kansas Jayhawk stars stop by Sacramento before NBA Draft
With the NBA Draft inching closer, two of college basketball's brightest stars last season have both been seen recently at Golden 1 Center.
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Source: No plans for projected top pick Fultz to work out for Kings, but...
Rumors swirled early Friday that Markelle Fultz would workout for the Kings. But NBCSportsCalifornia.com learned that's not happening...
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Two weeks from NBA draft, Kings continue to workout top tier talent
With two top-10 picks in the upcoming draft, the Kings are keeping an eye on a slew of potential impact players...
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Harry Giles comes with risks, but could be worth gamble for Kings
Last summer, the Kings took a gamble on Skal Labissiere and it paid off. So in a few weeks, might they make another risky draft pick?
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Jabari Bird playing against Arizona
Cal forward among six players Kings bringing in for Pre-Draft workout
Cal forward Jabari Bird is one of six draft prospects that will work out for the Kings in Sacramento on Wednesday.
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Harry Giles dunking against Boston College
Kings bringing in Duke center for pre-draft workout
Center Harry Giles, who played in 26 games at Duke during his freshman season, will workout for the Kings on Tuesday.
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The Kings Insider Podcast: Draft talk heating up
The June 22 NBA Draft is coming up. The Kings Insider Podcast takes on the team's choices at number 5 and 10, as well as how Sacramento can aggressively use its cap space.
Dave Joerger holding coaching camp in Sacramento
Dave Joerger has brought in NBA, NCAA and NBDL coaches to, “provide professional insight to coaching at all levels.”
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Kings decline option on Anthony Tolliver
After one season in Sacramento, Anthony Tolliver will not be retained by the Kings and will become an unrestricted free agent...
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Here is Lonzo Ball's biggest NBA challenge
Underneath the Big Baller Brand and the overpriced shoes is a 19-year-old point guard with limitless potential...
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Justin Jackson and Jordan Bell
Kings invite 12 players for 2017 NBA Pre-Draft workout
Ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft, the Kings announced that they have invited 12 prospects to Sacramento for a pre-draft workout.
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2017 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Kings select point guard, forward
De'Aaron Fox is a point guard the Kings can build around for the future and he’s another high character player to add to the mix...
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Markelle Fultz on bench
Fultz a perfect fit, but do Kings have assets required to trade up?
Washington PG Markelle Fultz is expected to go No. 1 and is unlikely to fall to the Kings. But could (or should) they trade up to get him?
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After postponement due to HB2 law, Charlotte to host 2019 All-Star Game
The NBA All-Star Game was slated for this season, but the league decided to change to New Orleans due to a controversial anti-LGBT law...
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Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum and De'Aaron Fox
With gaping holes to fill, 2017 NBA Draft offers Kings several options
Heading into the 2017 offseason, the needs are crystal clear for the Kings, and the hope is they can start to address them during the NBA Draft.
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The Kings Insider Podcast: NBA Draft reporter Sam Vecenie
Sporting News reporter Sam Vecenie drops by to talk about the 2017 NBA Draft with James Ham on the latest episode of The Kings Insider Podcast.
The Happy Hour: LaVar Ball's act reaches new level of ugly
Kelli, Papa and ratto discuss LaVar Ball's latest incident involving a TV reporter.
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Joerger: Rebuilding Kings hope to make the playoffs in...
Last offseason, the Kings brought Dave Joerger in to help end their playoff drought. Based on recent comments, he has a timeline in mind to get that done.
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Landen Lucas dunking for Kansas
Kings to host six players in first 2017 Pre-Draft workout
With the NBA Draft Lottery in the books, the Kings can now start hosting players and will bring in six prospects for a workout on Thursday, May 18.
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Mark Cuban admits Mavs tanked, Adam Silver has some explaining to do
Adam Silver makes the big money putting up with 30 mega-narcissists who can’t help spilling secrets when their egos get involved...
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Koz's Dad-hat lifts Kings to 5th, 10th slots in 2017 Lottery
Jim Kozimor and Jon Wilson react as the Kings finally get some love in the NBA Draft lottery.
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Kings move up to No. 5 pick, keep No. 10 pick in 2017 NBA Draft
The Kings got good news Tuesday night when the ping-pong balls went their way and they moved up from No. 8 to No. 5 in the NBA Draft order.
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Kings' 2017 NBA Draft Lottery scenarios: Best case, worst case, most likely
It’s complicated. That is the only way to describe the Kings' situation ahead of the NBA Draft Lottery that will unfold Tuesday evening...
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As draft prep heats up, Kings front office getting respect around NBA
In past years, the Kings have had trouble getting consideration from elite prospects. That all seems to be changing...
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2017 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Kings take international PG with first pick
The Kings need a point guard of the future. Frank Ntilikina measures in at 6-foot-5 with a 7-foot wingspan. He has massive potential...
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Source: Rudy Gay will opt out of his contract with Kings
Rudy Gay could make $14.2 million next season in Sacramento. But the 30-year old is going to become an unrestricted free agent instead...
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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!
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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Skal soars for tip pass, Hield finishes with fastbreak dunk
Skal Labissiere and Buddy Hield connect for a pretty fastbreak against the Rockets.
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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.
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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.
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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.