Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is having a fine offseason growing as a leader, according to coach Michael Malone.

The Kings have reached an agreement to hire former Utah head coach Ty Corbin as the lead assistant on head coach Michael Malone’s staff a league source confirmed.

The Kings held the first practice of their summer league minicamp Monday morning at Spring Valley High School.

Deal with former first-round pick could mean the end of Isaiah Thomas’ time in Sacramento.

The Kings announced their summer league roster Wednesday. Assistant coach Chris Jent will coach the summer squad for the second consecutive year.

The Kings never-ending quest for a pass-first point guard to run their offense hit another bump when free-agent target Shaun Livingston decided he would play in Northern California, but for the Golden State Warriors.

Kings forward Jason Thompson is hosting his second JT Elite Basketball Skills Camp this week at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin.

Kings restricted free agent guard Isaiah Thomas has several suitors as free agency kicked off at 9:01 p.m.

Nik Stauskas’ long day of travel ended nearly two hours later than planned thanks to flight delays, but that didn’t stop a group of fans from welcoming the Kings’ first-round draft pick at Sacramento International Airport shortly after 11 p.m., Friday night.

The Kings leave for NBA summer league July 6 for training camp in Las Vegas.

Kings coach Michael Malone said he is in the process of interviewing candidates to join his coaching staff.

Join The Bee's Jason Jones, Ailene Voisin and other reporters and sources covering the NBA draft. If you have comments to share, use #nbadraft.

The NBA Draft is less than 24 hours and what the Kings will do is like a roll of the dice.

The Kings announced Wednesday forward Rudy Gay has officially exercised his player option for next season that will pay him $19.3 million this coming season.

Kings general manager discusses planning for Thursday’s draft and Rudy Gay deciding to stay with the Kings.

Rudy Gay has informed the Kings he will exercise his player option for next season, league sources confirmed to The Bee. Gay will earn $19.3 million in the final year of his contract.

The Kings announced a six-player workout set for Monday at the team’s practice facility.

DeMarcus Cousins would never describe himself as a man infatuated with fame and paparazzi.

Duke forward Rodney Hood and UCLA guard Zach LaVine are possible lottery picks the Kings will host in a pre-draft workout Friday.

Duke forward Rodney Hood will not take part in Saturday’s pre-draft workout for the Kings, the team announced Friday. No reason was given for the change.

The Kings will open the NBA summer league in Las Vegas against the San Antonio Spurs on July 11 at 7 p.m. at Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus.

DeMarcus Cousins has been making the rounds on the national media circuit, giving the country a chance to see a fun side of the Kings center.

Trip to Canada is one of two announced preseason games outside of the United States.

Yahoo! Sports is reporting the Minnesota Timberwolves are in talks with teams about dealing star forward Kevin Love.

DeMarcus Cousins is the only player to receive any votes; receives one first-team vote.

Freshman forward met with officials in what is not being classified as a workout by the team even though Gordon did take some shots at the practice facility.

If the Kings could make a deal without giving up a key player, taking a gamble makes sense. Maybe Kevin Love falls in love with Sacramento.

The Kings, who finished with the seventh-worst record in the NBA, fell back one spot after Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery and will select eighth in next month’s NBA Draft.

Further evidence of the volatile nature of NBA front offices: Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash were fired a few hours ago by owner Robert Pera. According to USA Today, the shakeup was the result of an internal power struggle involving Levien, Pera and team attorney David Mincberg, who had been pressing for a more influential role in basketball operations.

The NBA announced this morning it has initiated a charge to terminate Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The NBA announced Monday the 2014 Summer League would begin July 11 in Las Vegas.

Join The Bee's Jason Jones at noon today to discuss the Kings' just-completed NBA season. Was it what you expected? Are you optimistic about next season? Join the live chat and share your thoughts and questions with Jason.

The season is over. Now on to to the top priorities for the offseason.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's season-ending game between the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.

The NBA announced Monday Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended for Wednesday’s season finale against the Phoenix Suns for being assessed his 16th technical foul of the season.

Barring a reprieve from the NBA, tonight was DeMarcus Cousins’ last game of the season. Cousins was called for his 16th technical foul in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena. That technical foul means Cousins is suspended for Wednesday’s season finale against Phoenix.

The Kings will have guard Isaiah Thomas available for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Watch a replay of The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.

The depth of Spurs should not be overrated after San Antonio clinched the NBA’s best record while resting its star players.

Before today’s game, Kings coach Michael Malone called Clippers guard Chris Paul the best point guard in the NBA.

The Kings are at Staples Center for “Lob City.”

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from today's game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Coverage on our live blog begins at 11:30 a.m. Gametime is 12:30 p.m.

The Kings announced they will play the Brooklyn Nets in two preseason games in China in October.

PORTLAND,Ore. The play by Portland to win tonight’s game, 100-99, at Moda Center, was a tough one for the Kings.

The Kings will have their starting frontcourt back tonight.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center in Portland.

Ray McCallum is gaining plenty of experience.

The margin of error with from slim to none quickly.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings fell to 3-30 in games where they fail to score 100 points by dropping a 93-91 decision to the Dallas Mavericks Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is worried about Rudy Gay when the Kings face the Mavericks.

Watch a replay of The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from this afternoon's game between the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.

No team could care less about a 19-game winning streak or that streak ending than the Spurs.

OAKLAND The Golden State Warriors are playing for the playoffs and wasted little time disposing of the Kings, 102-69, Friday night at Oracle Arena.

The Golden State Warriors will have one of their starters back for tonight’s game against the Kings.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors from Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Rudy Gay carried the Kings in the second half, scoring a team-high 16 of his 31 points in the Kings’ 107-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings will be without Isaiah Thomas for the fifth consecutive game with right quad contusion.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena. Coverage on our live blog begins at 6 p.m. Gametime is 7.

The Kings were actually outscored 50-46 in the paint tonight. But don’t be fooled, they were the more physical team.

The Kings will start Ray McCallum at point guard for the fourth consecutive game against the New Orleans Pelicans as Isaiah Thomas recovers from a right quad contusion.

Watch a replay of The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

The Kings will sign guard Jared Cunningham to a 10-day contract, according to a league source. Cunningham is expected to be in New Orleans for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

DALLAS Samuel Dalembert’s lone season with the Kings was 2010-11. Since he’s bounced around to Houston, Milwaukee and now Dallas.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks from the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Coverage on our live blog begins at 4:30 p.m. Gametime is 5:30.

The Kings will be without two key players tonight.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Add New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony to the list of players that love DeMarcus Cousins’ game and want to see more from him after the Knicks defeated the Kings.

Isaiah Thomas will miss his first game of the season tonight with a right quad contusion when the Kings host the New York Knicks.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena. Coverage on our live blog begins at 6 p.m. Gametime is 7.

Perhaps this is the kind of act the Kings have wanted to see more of from DeMarcus Cousins.

The Kings will be without backup forward Quincy Acy for a second consecutive game with a sprained right ankle.

Watch a replay of The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.

With 56.1 seconds left in the Spurs 99-79 win over the Kings, Royce White made his NBA regular-season debut.

Kings coach Michael Malone believes the San Antonio Spurs are the best team in the NBA.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.

Sacramento is last in the NBA in assists and if given the chance, White would like to help change that.

I was already writing my “Kings come out flat in the second half and blow a lead to lose” story. It sure looked as if the game was headed that way after the Washington Wizards took an 81-70 lead with 8:56 to play.

Quick hits before the Kings host the Washington Wizards:

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The Kings signed Royce White to a second 10-day contract today, according to general manager Pete D’Alessandro.

NBA defense isn’t easy as Ben McLemore continues to learn. And Kevin Martin continues to remind McLemore of that.

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will not play tonight because of right knee tendinitis and is listed as day-to-day.

Watch a replay of The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from Sunday's game between the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves from the Target Center in Minneapolis.

By Jason Jones | jejones@sacbee.com

Kings have nothing but praise for Noah, who is making a bid to be an All-NBA performer

Time: 4 p.m. TV: CSNCA

Reggie Evans will start at power forward tonight when the Kings play the Chicago Bulls at United Center.

Replay The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers provide live updates and highlights from Saturday's game between the Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls from the United Center in Chicago. The Kings lost to the Bulls 94-87.

Thaddeus Young had a good game for the Philadelphia 76ers in Sacramento back in January, when they beat the Kings.

The Kings will try out their third different starting lineup in as many games tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers as they attempt to end a three-game losing streak.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from today's game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Isaiah Thomas watched the final 5:26 of Tuesday’s 99-89 loss to the Detroit Pistons from an unfamiliar spot: the Kings’ bench.

Tonight’s matchup at center features two players that very well could have been teammates.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from today's game between the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons from the The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Marcus Thornton is the latest former King to go at his former teammates with success.

The string of games against former Kings on this trip continues tonight.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from today's game between the Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Coverage on our live blog begins at 2 p.m. Gametime is 3.

Kings also announce Orlando Johnson has been signed to a second 10-day contract.

When the Kings’ reserves were in the game, the team showed some resistance and energy on the court.

Kings coach Michael Malone said the Raptors’ backcourt is his biggest concern heading into tonight’s game.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from today's game between the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

There was the expected crowd of local media waiting for Rudy Gay following Thursday’s practice at the Raptors practice facility in the Air Canada Centre.

The Kings could use a low-post scorer off the bench with Carl Landry sidelined with a knee injury.

The Bucks have the NBA’s worst record (12-47) entering tonight’s game at Bradley Center.

Follow the game between the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee with live updates and highlights posted by The Bee's Jason Jones as well as other reporters and observers.

When the Kings said they'd begin playing Ray McCallum ahead of Jimmer Fredette after the All-Star Break, there were some predictable reactions -- namely that the decision was a basketball crime against Fredette.

Ben McLemore’s defensive struggles have been obvious lately. During Michael Malone’s pregame media session, he was asked again about McLemore’s struggles.

Watch a replay of the game between the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena with live updates and highlights posted by The Bee's Jason Jones as well as other reporters and observers.

Rudy Gay was on his way to another monster game with 22 first-half points on 8-of-11 shooting.

By Jason Jones | jejones@sacbee.com

Follow the game between the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena with live updates and highlights posted by The Bee's Jason Jones as well as other reporters and observers. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. Tip-off is at 7.

Time: 7 p.m. TV: CSNCA/NBA TV

Exactly what bothered Kings coach Michael Malone about Friday night’s 126-122 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center?

DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) and Carl Landry (sore knee) are out for the Kings tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

Follow the game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers from the Staples Center in Los Angeles with live updates and highlights posted by The Bee's Jason Jones as well as other reporters and observers.

The Kings plan to matchup with the Lakers and play a smaller lineup tonight at Staples center with DeMarcus Cousins suspended for the game.

The Kings signed guard Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract Wednesday. Johnson was a second-round draft pick of the Kings in 2012 before his draft rights were traded to Indiana for cash.

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended for Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers and fined by the NBA for two separate incidents, the league announced today.

Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro announced Thursday afternoon in a press release the team has agreed to a contract buyout with guard Jimmer Fredette.

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