Blake Ellington

Blake Ellington is the author of Bleed Black and Purple, a blog about the Sacramento Kings.

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The Kings shooting guard position battle is going to be interesting

Jul 7, 2014
The Kings shooting guard position battle is going to be interesting

By Dustin Bailey

Leading up to the NBA draft the trade rumors and anticipated offseason activity was near an all-time high for the Sacramento Kings. Surprisingly, the Kings did not make a single trade on draft day or since. In fact, the only thing the Kings have done was...

Roundtable Discussion: What to make of the Nik Stauskas pick

Jun 28, 2014
Roundtable Discussion: What to make of the Nik Stauskas pick

The Sacramento Kings selected Michigan guard Nik Stauskas with the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday.

Below is a roundtable discussion featuring all of us here at Bleed Black and Purple about the decision by the Kings to go with the sharp shooter who plays with...

Draft 3.0: Crowdsourcing the 8th pick

Jun 24, 2014

By Blake EllingtonThe Kings have begun fielding input from their crowdsourcing "Draft 3.0" concept and we got the first look at it in action on Tuesday.The idea, which launched last month, is that members of the public conduct analysis/provide analytic...

Delving into some of these Kings trade rumors

Jun 19, 2014

By Dustin Bailey

It is officially only one week away from the NBA draft. The draft is the unofficial start to the season, where fans of losing teams unite under a common flag of optimism. Losers in the NBA often have the greatest chance to be winners in the draft either through a high...

This week’s meeting between the Kings and Rudy Gay is a big deal

Jun 9, 2014
This week’s meeting between the Kings and Rudy Gay is a big deal

By Dustin Bailey

The Sacramento Kings are at a pivotal fulcrum. This is, for many, the first season since 2005-06 where fans feel like there is a legitimate shot at the playoffs.

Those hopes are hinged on a couple critical logistical decisions that face the Kings' front office, and the most important...

Draft breakdown: What can the Kings do with the No. 8 pick?

May 23, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

A lot happened on Tuesday. The NBA Draft Lottery resulted in the Kings falling one spot from their pre-lottery draft position to No. 8, and more importantly, the Arena Financing Plan passed 7-2. To say this was a good day for Sacramento would be an understatement.

The Kings didn’t jump into...

Isaiah Thomas is really good, but will he be a King next season?

May 17, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

The other day I was sitting there on my MacBook watching the NBA Draft Combine: The point guards were going through their drills. Ohio State’s Aaron Craft was missing jumpers. Most of the top prospects weren’t even participating.

And then I saw this tweet.

NBA pre draft= where guys hide from competition... Can't...

The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap – End of the Year Edition

Apr 20, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

Well, that’s it folks. The 2013-14 season is in the books. We’ve been doing it all year, so for one last time lets talk about how the Kings did this week.

This Week (1-3) (28-54 Overall)

This Kings finished their season with a 28-54 record, which happens to be an identical tie with last...

The Kings-Sized Weekly Recap (April 6 – April 12)

Apr 13, 2014

By Tony Xypteras 

If we can exclude Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warrior from this week you could say the Kings played fairly well despite losing every game. And to some, losing might be the best thing for Sacramento at this point.

This Week (0-4) (27-52 Overall) 

What can you do? The Kings were...

Kings arena passes planning commission, referred to as ‘spectacular’

Apr 11, 2014
Kings arena passes planning commission, referred to as ‘spectacular’

By Greg Hyatt

The downtown arena will be a “spectacular design” that will set the standard for arenas throughout America. That was how John Dangberg, Sacramento's assistant city manager, opened the Planning & Design Commission's April 10 hearing at city hall to discuss the latest arena design plan.

Kings officials and...

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