I would not be unhappy, depending on what comes back to the Kings, but I would be surprised. Other than his last game this summer, Fredette has not shown anything trade worthy.
The Kings however, have loaded up their back court, even adding Aaron Brooks these past few days and with another SF in the wings come training camp in Tony Mitchell it would be rough to trade guards without getting something in return and I’m not sure the Jazz have that “something”. Brooks had Tweeted “Sacramento Kings” back on July 16th before jumping on a plane to come out to the State capitol.
“The backcourt squeeze is on. The Kings’ roster included guards Marcus Thornton (6-4), Isaiah Thomas (5-9), Jimmer Fredette(6-2) and Francisco Garcia (6-7) even before coach Keith Smart revealed plans to move Tyreke Evans (6-6) from small forward to shooting guard.”
Trading Fredette would not be a bad idea if the owners are willing to walk around with more egg on their faces for a series of bad moves in 2011…a series of bad moves.
Mitchell is likely to be called in for the Kings training camp.
“Mitchell kind of separated himself a little bit,” Smart said. “He has the right size as a small forward. Obviously, we have a ton of players at that position that he plays, but nevertheless he’s not a guy you take off your radar because you see the size.
“A long athletic player that can be physical, and I like the way he attacks the rim.”
Mitchell was undrafted after leaving Alabama after his junior season following a suspension for violating team rules. In looking for a summer-league team, Mitchell believed the Kings would be a good fit because of their uptempo style.”
And the Kings extended Coach Keith Smart’s contract an additional year, thru 2013/2014.
“The Kings could have waited a few months and made Keith Smartprove himself more before deciding he was their coach beyond the 2012-13 season.
But in Smart’s first six months, Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie said he had seen enough.
The Kings announced Monday that Smart had agreed to a contract extension through the 2013-14 season.
“We had talked about it at length somewhat after the season, after the draft,” Petrie said. “We just really moved forward on it in the last couple of weeks. It’s something I’m really in favor of. He’s the right coach at the right time for the group of players.”
Hard to say, I would have let Smart coach at least half the coming season before pulling the plug but at least they didn’t fire the guy.
Read more here.August 23rd
So the Kings and the Maloofs “aren’t talking” and the NBA “has no information”????
Does that make the rumor more true?
The Kings, the Maloofs moving to Virgina Beach and Comcast is footing the bill?
This after they let it be known that local mattress makers might be the new name for Arco Arena?
And Comcast would want to keep a good name and not piss off Sacramento fans and customers? All to move the Kings to Resort city? To a nice but small tourist town?
Most team owners in any sport don’t want to locate in a tourist town unless it is the size and stature of say NYC or Miami or San Francisco or Las Vegas. But no one has ever accused the MaGoofs of being smart. Or of runnimg their team successfully.
Could be true we will know soon since the stor sas Comcast will unveil it all at the Virginia Beach City Council meeting next Tuesday (August 28th) and that the Maloofs will be at the meeting.. They are certainly going somewhere.
Well, no Virginia Beach. But a few new tidbits and rumors. Could it be the Kings without tupid rumors?
ESPN ranks the Kings 2nd to Last on their list of professional sports teams. So the have the worst (Toronto Maple Leafs) and then the Kings. Who is a hair better than the kings? Who is 3rd worst? eh, Charlotte Bobcats for sure.
I won’t spend time on the Maloof’s sister Adrienne and her divorce. You can Google the shit out of it if ou really want to. But apparentl the brothers think the scene will cost them money out of the family (mis)fortune. You know?
Want to buy a ROY Thomas Robinson jersey? I wouldn’t mind, but I can’t!! The Kings online store is closed. That’s right C-L-O-S-E-D. The are blaming a failed company, not the failing basketball team.
The store has been down since June. The Kings say it will be up soon.