Royal News Dump – Week One

Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

There is plenty of news that surrounds the Sacramento Kings and the start of the season is just around the corner. Here’s what you might have missed…

The Sacramento Kings begin their quest for the playoffs this week as the NBA regular season schedule gets underway.

There are plenty of storylines that surround the team. They are heading in to a season with expectations for the first time in many years, and three of their first four games are against playoff-caliber Western Conference opponents.

There is also the Buddy Hield saga that is taking place between the sharp-shooting 26-year-old and the Kings front office. The deadline for getting an extension done is today, Monday, at 3pm PT. If you’ve turned off your notifications for Woj and Shams, you might want to flick them back on for the afternoon.

The Kings also unveiled their alternate jersey color scheme for the season, and the royal blue throwback threads have been met with plenty of praise. They will be worn for the first time on November 1st against the Utah Jazz.

Kings News and Notes From FanSided and A Royal Pain

5 Biggest Questions For The Sacramento Kings [FanSided – Brandon Jefferson]

"Sacramento also re-upped with Harrison Barnes, who has proven that his best position is the 4. A Bagley-Barnes frontcourt with Fox, Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic surrounding them could be truly potent."

The One Reason To Watch Every Team [FanSided/The Step Back – Gerald Bourguet]

"The Sacramento Kings aren’t lacking in young, foundational talent. What they may be lacking in, however, and what head coach Luke Walton will need to carve out, are clearly defined roles for slightly overlapping positions."

Are New Jerseys The Best In Team History? [A Royal Pain – Anthony Cardenas]

"The jerseys are royal blue and feature the same white cursive letters as the baby blue version, complete with the crown that dots the “i”. The lettering is encased in a bold red that makes the white pop. The court has the same color scheme."

Kings Should Seriously Consider Iman Shumpert [A Royal Pain – Rafe Wong]

Three Predictions For Buddy Hield [A Royal Pain – Rafe Wong]

More Kings News From Around The Internet

Kings Waive Tyler Ulis & Hollis Thompson [NBC Sports – James Ham]

"After a promising start to his career with the Phoenix Suns, Ulis struggled with hip injuries last season and then spent most of training camp on the sidelines with a groin injury.The Kings are hoping he can get his career back on the right track and barring a waiver claim, they expect the 23-year-old point guard to join the team’s G League affiliate in Stockton."

Hield’s Contract Talks Complicated By NBA, China, & Harrison Barnes [SacBee – Jason Anderson]

"What Hield wants is a deal worth about $27.5 million per year. That would amount to 23.7 percent of the team’s cap space next season if current cap projections hold at $116 million. But let’s say the Kings make that deal and then next year’s cap drops by 10 percent to $104.4 million due to the fallout in China. Hield’s money would then take up 26.3 percent of Sacramento’s cap space."

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Hield Makes Money Sign At Kings GM During FanFest [CBSSports – Sam Quinn]

"After throwing down an off-the-backboard alley-oop from De’Aaron Fox, Hield ran past Kings GM Vlade Divac and made money signs with his hands. Divac laughed, and the two hugged it out, but despite that humorous moment, it’s clear Hield isn’t joking about wanting to get paid."