On this warm, wet afternoon in the desert, DeMarcus Cousins sprinted toward the most significant few weeks of his professional career and, perhaps, of his young life. Is he ready to take his show on the road – to accompany the 2014 U.S. men’s national team to the FIBA World Cup next month in Spain – or will he let this gold medal opportunity slip through his undeniably capable fingers?

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Former Kings coach Paul Westphal, recently named an assistant on Lionel Hollins’ staff in Brooklyn, attended the opening practice Monday for Team USA. He watched the session from the upper section with Hollins and fellow Nets assistant Joe Wolf.
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The Sacramento Kings are cashing in on a new, highly lucrative television deal that’s on par with what National Basketball Association franchises in larger markets receive.

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