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If going from New Orleans to Sacramento in the middle of your first NBA season seems like a change, one must consider how far Buddy Hield has already come. Hield grew up in the Bahamas in a small settlement – a rough-edged area with little basketball tradition. Along the way to the NBA, he’s become known for his work ethic, which he attributes to his upbringing – and Kobe Bryant.
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Tyreke Evans hopes his return is more than a cameo appearance or, in the harsh reality of the NBA, that he is perceived as something more than an expiring contract whose $10 million salary comes off the books this summer.
DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected. The New Orleans Pelicans’ newest All-Star maintains that he liked Sacramento and initially wasn’t happy about being traded, but he had become frustrated waiting through six-plus losing seasons for the Kings to add more elite players.
Damien Barling, one of three co-hosts on KHTK 1140’s afternoon talk show “The Lo-Down,” is kept off the air by station management for critical comments about Kings general manager Vlade Divac.
Projected starters, broadcast information and keys for Thursday’s meeting with the Denver Nuggets – the Kings’ first game since trading DeMarcus Cousins.