It’s your last chance to visit one of the most feared venues in NBA history! Sleep Train Arena, once known as ARCO Arena, will serve as home to the Sacramento Kings for one final season in 2015-16. Kings fans should have plenty to cheer about with an almost entirely-new squad taking the floor this year. Superstars DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will return for Sacramento, and they’ll be flanked by an assortment of NBA Champions including playmaker Rajon Rondo, sharpshooter Marco Belinelli and gritty defender Caron Butler. Led by former NBA Coach of the Year George Karl, the sky appears to be the limit for this year’s Sacramento Kings. Grab your Sacramento Kings tickets for the farewell season at Sleep Train Arena—you can always find the best seats with Razorgator!
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Sacramento Kings 2015-2016 News and Updates
8/14/15 - The NBA has just released the official schedule for the rapidly approaching 2015-2016 season, and for the Sacramento Kings it could mean a new beginning. The Kings finished in a dismal fourth place in the Pacific Division thanks to an equally disappointing 29-53 record. Although the Kings have made several positive changes during the offseason, they will need to practice extra hard for their home opener against Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. The kickoff game, which is just ten weeks away, takes place on Wednesday, October 28 at the Sleep Train Arena. It’s sure to be a battle, so don’t miss a second of the action. Tickets to the opener are selling quickly but are still available in limited quantities starting at $57.
4/9/15 - If there’s one thing the Sacramento Kings can take away from this season, they can at least say they’re not the worst team in their division. With four games remaining, the Kings are well out of playoff contention, but a full seven games ahead of the L.A. Lakers in the standings.
3/26/15 - ESPN’s analysts recently ranked the front offices of all 30 NBA teams, and while the Sacramento Kings have a middle-of-the-pack head coach in George Karl, the ranking of the executives making the basketball decisions – owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D’Alessandro, and advisor Chris Mullin – lagged, being rated ahead of only Brooklyn.
3/19/15 - The Sacramento Kings fought to the end in their loss against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, March 16. The Hawks led early, and the Kings were unable to pull ahead. However, they kept working hard to reduce the deficit until the final moments of the game. The Kings were able to get within just one point with three minutes left. However, a three pointer from the Hawks' Kent Bazemore at just over a minute left of play brought it back to a four-point game, and the game soon ended with a final score of 110-103. The Kings have a stretch of home games in which to turn their three game losing streak around. Their next game is against the Clippers on March 18 (tickets starting at $17), followed by the Hornets on March 20 (tickets starting at $15.
3/5/15 - Over their last six games, the Sacramento Kings have played a veritable “murderer’s row” of NBA squads, gaining just two wins (over Memphis, surprisingly; and the New York Knicks, not so surprisingly) against four losses (two to San Antonio, one to the L.A. Clippers, and once to Portland). The Kings are in the middle of a lengthy road trip, facing six more games away from Sleep Train Arena before facing Atlanta at the end of next week.
2/26/15 - One team who is having a tough time is the Sacramento Kings, who have won just four times in the month of February, as well as in their last 10 games. However, the Kings’ most recent outing resulted in a 12 point home victory over Memphis earlier in the week.
2/20/15 - The Sacramento Kings completed one trade-deadline deal on Thursday, swapping guards with Washington. The Kings sent Ramon Sessions to the Wizards in exchange for Andre Miller, who was traded to the Wizards last season around the deadline from Denver.
2/12/15 - Do the Sacramento Kings have their man finally? By all indications, the answer may be yes; the Kings announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with veteran NBA coach George Karl to become the Kings’ next head coach. Karl will be the Kings’ third head man this season, after Mike Malone was let go in December, and interim coach Tyrone Corbin.
2/5/15 - At 22 games behind division rival Golden State, the Sacramento Kings are struggling for relevancy in the stacked Western Conference. The Kings, who have just one win in their last 10 games, remain five games ahead of the L.A. Lakers in the Pacific Division.
1/29/15 - It’s been a tough stretch for the Sacramento Kings. The Kings, currently in fourth place in the Pacific Division, have lost their last seven straight games to fall a distant 20 ½ games behind division leading Golden State.
1/15/15 - After getting off to a hot start at the beginning of the season, the Sacramento Kings now find themselves sliding back into oblivion in the Pacific Division. The Kings are 16 games behind ultra-torrid Golden State, and 4 ½ games ahead of the woeful L.A. Lakers.
1/8/15 - The Sacramento Kings have to be happy to have gotten December in their rear-view mirror. The Kings went 4-11 over the course of the month, falling to fourth place in the Pacific Division; but have won two of their last three since the New Year.
12/18/14 - The search for a new head coach for the Sacramento Kings goes on, after former Kings standout Chris Mullin was said to be resisting the position. Owner Vivek Ranadive is reportedly looking for the kind of coach who would be a “jazz director.”
12/11/14 - It doesn’t get any more break-even than the Sacramento Kings at the moment. The Kings, currently at 11-11, are in fourth place in the Pacific, and are also giving up, on a per-game average, as many points as they’re scoring, at 101.1 points per game.
11/20/14 - Hey, Sacramento Kings, you’re going the wrong way. Of the five teams in the Pacific Division, the Kings are the only one who have lost their most recent game; the Kings fell to New Orleans earlier this week, but hope to return to winning when Chicago visits.
11/13/14 - How long can the Sacramento Kings keep it up? They’re currently tied for second place in the NBA’s Pacific Division, just a half game back of Golden State. All this comes despite losing their last two games.
11/6/14 - Just behind the undefeated Golden State Warrriors are the 4-1 Sacramento Kings, who have won four straight and face an early challenge this weekend. They’ll travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns, then with a day in between, head to Oklahoma City.
10/30/14 - After a crushing defeat against the Golden State Warriors, 95-77, in the season opener, the Sacramento Kings look to rally in upcoming games to bring the win back. The Kings looked good defensively in their first game, but had trouble connecting shots. This gives them a clear focus for upcoming games. The key player in their first game of the season was DeMarcus Cousins, with 21 points and 11 rebounds, though their strongest asset in the game was a strong defense. Looking forward, the Kings are expected to work on their offense while keeping the defense strong to end the season with a big win. According to the team their focus will be on player spacing to open up more scoring opportunities. Tickets to see the Kings bounce back in upcoming games can be purchased for as little as $18.
8/26/14 - The 2014-2015 Sacramento Kings unleashed their regular season schedule, and it’s loaded with not-to-miss matches. The state capital team will open the regular season on Oct. 29 against Nor Cal rivals, the Golden State Warriors. Sacramento face a road-heavy schedule to start the year, with six of their nine games away. They get a whack at the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 15 at Sleep Train Arena, and will take on LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Jan. 11. December sees plenty of home games, with 11 of 15 slated before the New Year. During this time, Sac will host former fan-favorite Isaiah Thomas on Dec. 26—the first time he'll return in a Phoenix Suns uniform. Buy Sacramento Kings tickets for their two-game regular season finale. Both games are against the Los Angeles Lakers, with Apr. 13 at Sleep Train, and Apr. 15 at Staples Center.
The Sacramento Kings made a huge splash last offseason, by acquiring Rudy Gay from Toronto and landing No.2-overall pick Derrick Williams. Unfortunately, these moves yielded little profit in regards to the postseason, as the franchise floundered and the Kings wound up third-worst in the tough Western Conference, missing the playoffs for the eight consecutive year. Still, that’s not to say that Kings fans weren’t treated to some grade-A play from the likes of Gay, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins, who further cemented his place as future of the franchise.
Sacramento entered the 2014 Draft with the No. 8 pick, and selected shooting guard Nik Stauskas out of Michigan. The coaching staff has been upgraded with the addition of Tyrone Corbin, though he won’t be mentoring Thomas, who was traded to Phoenix with a $7 million trade exception. Darren Collison was signed as his replacement and Rudy Gay opted-in for the final year of his deal. The franchise hopes to lock Gay into a long-term contract, in an effort to build a strong core with Cousins. See if this California team can make waves in the West and finally jump back into playoff contention with Sacramento Kings tickets today!
4/17/14 - What a way to end the season for the Sacramento Kings: without your key player, due to an accumulation of technical fouls. Thus spoke the league office, suspending DeMarcus Cousins for the Kings’ final game of the season against Phoenix on April 16. Cousins was T’ed up during the Kings’ 106-103 win over Minnesota, a game in which Cousins was Sacramento’s dominant force, scoring a double-double of 35 points and 15 rebounds, along with six assists, three blocks and a steal. Ben McLemore tossed in 19 points along with three rebounds and a pair of blocks, Isaiah Thomas had 14 points, four assists and three boards; and Jason Thompson had just six points, but pulled down 11 rebounds and picked up a couple steals along the way.
4/10/14 - Their top two scorers (with 24 points apiece), DeMarcus Cousins and Travis Outlaw, outscored their opponent’s top two scorers (23 points each). They kept the league’s leading scorer from extending his string of games with 25 points or more. Yes, even though the Sacramento Kings broke Kevin Durant’s streak, holding him to 23 points (along with Caron Butler), they couldn’t keep Oklahoma City completely down, falling 107-92 at Sleep Train Arena on April 8. Cousins added 14 rebounds for a double-double on the night, along with two steals, two blocks and an assist; Outlaw contributed five boards and four assists on the night. The Kings got just 15 points from a total of three players on their bench.
4/2/14 - The Sacramento Kings leveraged a 47-30 advantage on the night in rebounding – including a 15-7 domination on the offensive glass – to grab a road victory in New Orleans, 102-97 over the Pelicans this past weekend. Nearly all of the Kings’ scoring was done by four starters; center DeMarcus Cousins was the star of the night with 35 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Rudy Gay and Ray McCallum each tossed in 22 points; with McCallum’s 10 dishes giving him his own double-double and Gay adding five boards and another five assists. Reggie Evans’s offensive contributions were minimal (three points) but chalked up a dozen rebounds. The Kings’ bench contributed just six points on the night.
3/26/14 - Despite a rough fourth quarter, the Sacramento Kings used a pair of 30-point performances, from DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas, to overwhelm the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 124-107 last weekend. Cousins, who had a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds; and Thomas, who contributed 30 points and eight rebounds, were joined at the double-figure scoring level by Rudy Gay, who added 24 points and eight rebounds, and Ben McLemore, with 15 points. The only starter not in double figure scoring, Reggie Lewis – who had just six points – made his presence known under the glass, joining Cousins in double-figure rebounding with 10.
3/19/14 - The Sacramento Kings returned home to Sleep Train Arena on March 18, and it turned out to be a case of home, sweet home for the Kings, who defeated Washington in overtime 117-111, ending a two game slide. The Kings got a total of 72 points from a trio of players – 24 points each from Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, and Isaiah Thomas. Thomas had the best gamed all around of the three, his 11 rebounds and 10 assists making for a triple-double on the night; while Cousins’ 14 boards would give him a double-double. Gay added six rebounds and three steals.
3/13/14 - After starting their East and Midwest road trip on a positive note with a win in Milwaukee, the Sacramento Kings proceeded to drop three straight contests, first to East playoff teams Toronto and Brooklyn, and most recently Detroit, who sit ninth in the East, just outside the playoffs. Despite the 99-89 loss, center DeMarcus Cousins had a monster game especially on defense, combining 13 points with 14 rebounds (11 defensive) and six blocked shots; Rudy Gay provided a team high 20 points in the losing effort.
3/6/14 - After dropping three straight, the Sacramento Kings collected a much needed win at home on March 3, defeating New Orleans 96-89. Four of the Kings’ five starters scored in double figures, led by DeMarcus Cousins’ 23 points and Isaiah Thomas’s 22; Cousins also cleared 12 rebounds for the Kings, while forward Reggie Evans had 13 rebounds. Cousins, however, will have to play carefully going forward, as he has 15 technical fouls on the season; his next T will lead to a one-game suspension, with additional suspensions and fines coming after every pair of technicals after that.
2/27/14 - Oof. The Sacramento Kings suffered their worst loss of the season earlier this week, with visiting Houston victorious by a 129-103 count. Even so, five Kings scored in double figures, led by forward Rudy Gay with 25 points; bug man DeMarcus Cousinschipped in 16 points and six boards, while Ben McLemore added 15 points and four steals.. Off the court, the Kings successfully negotiated a buyout of popular guard Jimmer Fredette, the 2011 college basketball player of the year at Brigham Young. League sources say that several teams will have interest in Fredette once he clears waivers.
2/20/14 - In the days leading up to the February 20 league trade deadline, the Sacramento Kings made a pair of important moves; acquiring Jason Terry and Reggie Evans from Brooklyn in exchange for Marcus Thornton, and sending a second-round draft pick to Miami for Roger Mason Jr. and cash. However, it has been reported that the Kings then waived Mason after acquiring him. On the court, the Kings dropped their third game this season to Golden State, 101-92. Despite a wrist injury, Kings guard Isaiah Thomas led all scorers with 26 points, and also collected seven assists for the Kings.
2/7/14 - After not being able to hold on to a win against Indiana, the Sacramento Kings found themselves in a similar situation against Toronto; having to keep the Raptors at bay despite a furious Toronto scoring rush in the fourth quarter. Unlike against the Pacers, though, the Kings were able to hold on for the win, 109-101, despite leading by as many as 22 points earlier in the game. “We make it interesting,” Kings coach Michael Malone told the Sacramento Bee newspaper afterwards. Rudy Gay struck his former team for 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the way for the Kings.
1/31/14 - First renderings were recently released by the Sacramento Kings of the new Downtown Plaza arena the team hopes to be playing in come the 2016 season. The arena design borrows elements from other highly acclaimed venues around the league, including the recently opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and Indiana’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Kings have been working for several years to replace the suburban Sleep Train Arena; ESPN reported that construction on the new facility is slated to begin in summer.
The Sacramento Kings are 1-5 on the season, losing every game since their season opening win over the Nuggets. First-year coach Mike Malone endeavors for more effort from a lot of his players who he feels are "guys [that] just care about themselves on this team.” As a result, he will be making some major changes in the lineup before Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Kings are on a long home stretch for the majority of November, with plenty of chances to utilize home court advantage and put some numbers in the win column. An exciting upcoming game will commence Friday Nov 15, when the Pistons visit the Kings for a frontcourt face off between DeMarcus Cousins and Greg Monroe. At this point, Sacramento is desperate to avoid breaking the franchise record for worst start of a season: 1-7 in the early 90s. Cheer on the team at Sleep Train Arena and help rally the season!
After the sale of the Kings to Northern California businessman Vivek Ranadive, the team will officially be staying in Sacramento. With new ownership and front office personnel, the Kings look to rebuild under first-year coach Mike Malone. Replacing longtime Kings point guard and former #1 pick Tyreke Evans is promising rookie and former Kansas Jayhawk Ben McLemore. Evans makes his first return to Sacramento as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans on 12/23.
3/8/13 - Perhaps the most talked about topic for the Sacramento Kings this year is their potential move to Seattle. Come mid-April fans should have a better idea of whether or not they'll need to clear their calendars for the 2013-2014 season at Sleep Train Arena. As the Kings finish up regular season play, their focus may be more on the NBA Draft than the NBA Playoffs. With Isaiah Thomas, Tyreke Evans, and DeMarcus Cousins, the franchise has some young talent to build on and they will look to do so in the lottery this year.
The Kings have not played well on the road this season and yet Sacramento Kings tickets to their away games are averaging about 30% more than tickets at home. Kings tickets at home are averaging $60, about half the price of the League average of $116. All but three games this season at Sleep Train Arena are averaging under $100 including upcoming matchups on the Sacramento Kings schedule: Los Angeles Clippers (3/19) and Philadelphia 76ers (3/24). Golden State Warriors tickets between the two Nor Cal teams averaged just $39 (12/19) and $61 (11/5) - the Kings won both those games. The Sacramento Kings owners offer cheap Kings tickets throughout the season. Get-in prices were as low as $2 for matchups early in the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves (11/27) and Toronto Raptors (12/5). Should the Kings move to Seattle, what do you think the average cost of Super Sonics tickets will be?