Free-agent point guard Ty Lawson and the Sacramento Kings have reached agreement on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
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Will opportunity knock for Collison?
Rajon Rondo's departure makes Darren Collison the Kings' starting point guard again. That's convenient, Kevin Pelton notes, heading into the 29-year-old's contract year. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)
More of same for Kings next season?
That's what Kevin Pelton writes, having examined ESPN's real plus-minus. That won't be good news for new head coach Dave Joerger and the patrons at Sacramento's new Golden 1 Center, who are hoping for a playoff berth. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)
With 5th pick in 2017 draft, Kings would ...
Chad Ford sees a roster that's already overloaded with youth. He writes that Sacramento would look long range with 18-year-old Frank Ntilikina from France. The 6-foot-5 guard could develop elsewhere before coming stateside. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)
Cousins finishes Olympics with a bang
DeMarcus Cousins was a huge factor in Team USA building a large halftime lead in Sunday's gold-medal game vs. Serbia and cruising to a 96-66 win. Cousins had his first double-digit rebounding game of the tournament, with a game-high 15, and added 13 points. Game recap
Coach K brought W's back to Team USA
A win for Team USA in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game vs. Serbia would be a record 76th straight for the national team. All of them under Mike Krzyzewski, which is no coincidence to Marc Stein. Pride restored to Team USA
How will Boogie close his Rio run?
DeMarcus Cousins fouled out of Friday's Team USA semifinal win over Spain, collecting only two points and three rebounds playing almost 11 minutes. He takes averages of 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds into Sunday's gold-medal game vs. Serbia.
Team USA and Spain are familiar foes
Team USA and Spain will match up in Friday's Rio men's basketball semifinals along with Australia and Serbia. This will mark the fourth consecutive Summer Games in which the Americans and Spaniards have met on the court.
Can Bogdanovic lead Serbia to 1st hoop medal?
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 18 points to lead Serbia past Croatia 86-83 in Wednesday's Rio quarterfinals. ESPN Stats & Info notes that Serbia hasn't medaled in Olympic men's basketball since its 1996 silver as Serbia & Montenegro.
Griner thinks she could beat DeMarcus Cousins one-on-one
The United States men's and women's basketball teams react to Brittney Griner saying she could beat DeMarcus Cousins in a game of one-on-one.
It's Kings' Bogdan vs. Nets' Bojan
ESPN Stats & Info notes that Wednesday's last men's basketball quarterfinal will match Serbia and Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Kings against Croatia and Bojan Bogdanovic of the Nets. That game is scheduled to tip off at 9:15 p.m. ET.
The point is Team USA lags in differential
The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team heads into Wednesday's quarterfinal vs. Argentina with a scoring difference that, among America's last nine teams, is better than only the 2004 squad that shockingly lost in the semifinals.
Too close for Team USA comfort?
Team USA's last three games in Group A play didn't resemble the team's first two games. We'll see if that trend continues for DeMarcus Cousins & Co. in Wednesday's quarterfinal against Argentina.
Will Team USA come alive against France?
The United States men's basketball team cruised in its first two games of the 2016 Olympics. But the Americans struggled to pull away against Australia and Serbia.
Among their team's 82 games, check out the ones Kings fans shouldn't miss.
Brian Grant shares his battle with Parkinson's
Retired forward Brian Grant contributed a piece to The Players' Tribune, titled 'Joining the Fight,' detailing his struggles with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. After retiring from the NBA in 2006, Grant started the Brian Grant Foundation to encourage, educate and support those with the disease. The Players' Tribune
DeMarcus Cousins jokes about joining the men's gymnastics team at the Olympics.
Can Joerger get the most out of roster?
New head coach Dave Joerger took charge of the Kings, who have not made the playoffs in the 2006-07 season. Kevin Pelton believes Sacramento's bevy of bigs will make it difficult for matching up with opposing small ball lineups. Biggest NBA offseason losers (Insider)
Why has this year's U.S. team proved so much better on the court than it looked on paper without Steph Curry and LeBron James? Kevin Pelton compares this year's team to past Olympic squads.
Definition of turnover for Team USA
The squad that will begin group play in Rio vs. China on Saturday features only two players who have Olympic experience. DeMarcus Cousins is one of 10 newcomers to the team.
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With Russell Westbrook taken off the market for 2017 by the Thunder, here's how the free-agent class for two years from now currently looks.
Which NBA franchise will hit the most turbulence during the 2016-17 season? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projection for Team Turmoil.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins usually leads the league in technical fouls. But with Team USA, Cousins gives the world a chance to see what's really notable about his game.
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DeMarcus Cousins putting it down in Team USA practice.
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