PHOTO CREDIT: Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart yells to his bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 10, 2012 in Philadelphia. Matt Slocum. Associated Press.
We're here to feed your need for Sacramento Kings news. Each day, we'll highlight news, features and analysis from around the Web.
Tonight's game - Indiana Pacers (9-3) at Sacramento Kings (4-10):
- Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones), in a blog post today, offers his five things to watch tonight.
- Keith Smart says morale is not an issue, writes Joe Davidson (@sb_joedavidson) in today's newspaper.
- Davidson previews tonight's game in today's newspaper.
- Jonathan Santiago (@itsJONsantiago) previews tonight's game in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
- Tom Ziller (@teamziller) previews tonight's game in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
- Phillip B. Wilson (@pwilson24) previews tonight's game in today's Indianapolis Star.
- Josh Dhani (@JoshDhani) previews tonight's game in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Eight Points, Nine Seconds.
More Bee coverage:
- "That thud you hear is the sound of the dribbling Kings - accompanied by their front office - laying the biggest collective egg in California," writes Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) in a column in today's newspaper.
- Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) wrote about John Salmons' struggles in a blog post yesterday.
- "Admittedly, it's hard to see how the misfortunes of the Kings can change with the current ownership," writes Marcos Breton (@MarcosBreton) in a column in today's newspaper.
- Giants President and CEO Larry Baer believes a new downtown arena can be built, writes Ryan Lillis (@Ryan_Lillis) writes in today's newspaper.
- Tom DuHain (@kcraduhain) of KCRA reports from the State of Downtown address.
- Listen to Baer's comments at the State of Downtown courtesy of KFBK:
More news and analysis:
- J. Michael Falgoust (@jmikeNBAusat) talks to DeMarcus Cousins in a Q&A for USA Today.
- Sean Sweeney (@SEANesweeney) of Dime magazine identifies the Kings as one of 10 NBA Teams That Need A New Point Guard.
- "For this Sacramento squad to get to the next level, they need something to define them," Rob McAllister (@Rob_McAllister) writes in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
- Ziller assesses potential lineup changes at the two forward positions in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
- Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) analyzes the team's wing play in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
- Yerocostas analyzes the team's guard play in a blog post for SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
- Jones ranks the Kings No. 22 in his NBA Weekly Power Rankings.
- Britt Robson ranks the Kings No. 24 in the NBA Power Rankings on Sports Illustrated.
- John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) ranks the Kings No. 24 in the Power Rankings on NBA.com.
- Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) ranks the Kings No. 25 in the NBA Power Rankings on ProBasketballTalk.
- Matt Moore (@MattMooreCBS) ranks the Kings No. 27 in the Power Rankings on CBS Sports.
- Sweeney ranks the Kings No. 27 in the NBA Power Rankings for Dime magazine.
- Ziller ranks the Kings No. 28 in the NBA Power Rankings on SB Nation.
- Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) ranks the Kings No. 29 in the NBA Basketball Power Rankings on ESPN.
Tweets of the day:
I'm expecting Keith Smart to make some sort of change though tomorrow, said he didn't want to say for fear the Pacers would see it #nbakings— Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) January 18, 2012
Coach Smart not ready to commit to line-up change yet. Players not making excuses. Frustration level high.— James Ham (@James_Ham) January 18, 2012
Online coverage from The Bee this season:
• LIVE CHATS: Join The Bee's Matt Kawahara for in-game chats during every Kings home game, just before tipoff right through the final buzzer.
• VIDEOS: Find out what some Kings players and coach Paul Westphal have to say about the upcoming season - and much more.
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