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Nate WashburnDeron Williams for Jason Thompson, Darren Collison, and Derrick Williams? Oh say it isn't so. This would be a terrible trade for Sacramento. 1) We would be getting a 30-year-old PG, owed $20 million a season for the next 3 years, and he has chronic ankle issues. He is also likely to pull a Jason Terry on us – like he did in Utah. 2) Giving up two big men for none in return is concerning. This would leave us with two under-sized forwards and Ryan Hollins? We would be lit up by mobile 4s and dominated by big lineups when DMC is out. 3) Pete wants to run and Darren Collison is a runner, why move him? I sure hope this is just another case of big media markets constructing lopsided trades with small market teams. The Nets would need to give up something more for this to happen.

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    Nate WashburnWow, that was a crash and burn job at Sleep Train Arena if I ever saw one. Milwaukee was without 4 key players and on the second night of a back-to-back. The Kings had DMC returning and should have killed the Bucks, but it was the other way around. Most teams have players that step it up when their key players are out. Sacramento does not have players that do that. And, when they have all their key players they still can't get the job done.

    If the Kings lose to the Lakers on Sunday, the team and the fans will revolt. Chris Mullin should get out of town and quit medaling with our team. He wasn't good in the GSW front office and he isn't helping in Sac. Tyrone Corbin is just the new version of Kenny Natt - a steward and scapegoat for a confused front office.

    2 days ago

    • Lucius TateWhat is Chris Mullin's role in the Kings organization? What does he do?2 days ago

    • Nate WashburnOfficially, he is the Special Assistant to the Chairman (Vivek), but I have always viewed him as the Kings' backseat driver. Pete and Vivek seem to listen to everything he has to say, regardless of whether it is valid or not. These rumors of him taking over as coach are ridiculous. If Malone can't coach this team to the next level, why would a rookie coach like Chris be any better? Sorry, this team needs a veteran coach that has been through the wars. Not someone who has never coached before to get them to the next level.1 day ago

    • Nate WashburnHmmm... Am I unfairly blaming Chris Mullin for all the Kings' problems? Probably. In truth, the team has been steadily progressing upwards for the past 18 months, and there is no reason to think they won't continue to make moves to improve things. But, its nice to have a scapegoat. Especially one with a bad haircut.1 day ago

    • Lucius TateThanks for the info on Mullin. He was one hell of a player back then with GS, one of the greatest pure shooters ever in my humble opinion.1 day ago

    Nate WashburnDMC upgraded to probable for tonight's game. Looks like the Boogie is back!!! Oh yeah, Bucks' remaining big man Larry Sanders has been suspended for tonight's game after an incident last night in the Portland game. Might we see OJ Mayo starting at center? :)

    3 days ago

      Nate WashburnFormer Kings' head coach Michael Malone issued the following statement today regarding his termination.

      “Coaching in the NBA is an honor and a privilege, one I’ve never taken for granted. The valued relationships I’ve garnered over the last 17 months with the entire Kings ownership group, players, team personnel, and members of the press leave an indelible mark on me and my family. I want to thank Vivek Ranadive for the opportunity and wish the franchise good fortune moving forward. Though my time as Head Coach ended much sooner than anticipated, I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish during our time together. Anchored by a loyal and dedicated coaching staff, we worked hard to instill a culture of discipline, trust, and respect that progressed this team further than many expected in a short time. The development of our players, both on and off the court, has given me the most joy. Many of them have played the best basketball of their careers and I am happy to be a small part of that. Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t express gratitude for the passionate fans who support Kings basketball every night. They welcomed me like family and lived up to their well established reputation as the best fans in the NBA.”

      3 days ago

      • Nate WashburnAs the dust has settled a little and more facts come to surface, it was pretty clear that this relationship had an expiration date. Two stubbern forces both wanted what they felt was best for the franchise and their ideas couldn't be more different. The Kings' management wanted a playing style that was more flashy and better suited for marketing to a greater audience, while Malone wanted a hard-nosed styled that was more suited for winning titles, but harder to market locally and abroad. Sorry Michael, this is a business and a team needs to sell tickets. Since only 8 franchises have won NBA titles since the Kings moved to Sacramento, the chances of reaching that elite mark is slim. Perhaps you should build a team that will be a winner and fun to watch, but may never get over the hump. its worked for the other 75% of the NBA franchises. And who knows, you might get lucky one year, but don't consider if you don't win it all. If that is the case, than 3/4 of the league are failures.3 days ago

      Nate WashburneMarcus Cousins may finally make his return to the court tonight when the kings face the Milwaukee Bucks. And, Bucks rookie sensation Jabari parker is now out for the season with a torn ACL. Milwaukee has no bigs left, so this might be a nice opportunity for DMC to dominate without needing to kill himself. He will be on a minute limit, but hopefully, the Kings won't need him much tonight. Hope i didn't just jinx this game!.

      3 days ago

        VIDEO: Stojakovic jersey retirement ceremony

        VIDEO: Stojakovic jersey retirement ceremony

        Watch the complete Peja Stojakovic #16 jersey retirement ceremony during halftime of the Kings vs. Thunder game.

         
        No surprise, Kings fire head coach Michael Malone

        No surprise, Kings fire head coach Michael Malone

        By Sunday night, Sacramento Kings' management had enough of head coach Michael Malone and fired him. Lead assistant coach Tyrone Corbin will assume head coaching duties until a decision on the...
         
        VIDEO: Coach malone post-game vs. Lakers

        VIDEO: Coach malone post-game vs. Lakers

        Coach Michael Malone talks about the Sacramento Kings' 95-98 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.