Blake Ellington

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

Web Site: http://bleedblackandpurple.blogspot.com/


Kings preseason results are clear as mud

Oct 18, 2014
Kings preseason results are clear as mud

By Dustin Bailey

As the Kings preseason continues so do the question marks. On Wednesday, the Kings fell to the Brooklyn Nets for the second straight game leaving their preseason record at 1-3. One would expect that four games into the unofficial season things would become clearer, but I feel...

Defining the depth of the Sacramento Kings

Oct 12, 2014
Defining the depth of the Sacramento Kings

By Dustin Bailey

Depth has two definitions in the NBA. One can speak of depth in reference to the number of players a team can play any given day without much drop-off in talent from the starting unit, or it may refer to the cumulative amount of talent a roster carries.

Pump the breaks on the Eric Moreland hype train

Oct 1, 2014
Pump the breaks on the Eric Moreland hype train

By Dustin Bailey

Eric Moreland, the Summer League standout out of Oregon State made quite an impression on Kings fans and management alike in Las Vegas; enough so that he earned a three-year contract. Moreland stands at 6’10” and 220 pounds with long limbs and a knack for shot...

Hello Sacramento Kings training camp

Sep 28, 2014
Hello Sacramento Kings training camp

By Dustin Bailey 

The Kings started off the 2014-15 season with training camp this weekend. Despite not landing a big name free agent or making a monumental splash with trades that packaged expiring deals for a superstar, the Kings front office was very busy. The exceptional rate of player...

The three most important games of the season for the Kings

Aug 16, 2014
The three most important games of the season for the Kings

By Dustin Bailey


Yesterday, I wrote about the three matchups I’m most excited to see this season. Today, I will discuss the three most important games on the Kings' schedule. They are Nov. 15 at home against the Spurs, Dec. 9 in L.A. at the Lakers and opening...

Three exciting games on the Kings season schedule

Aug 15, 2014
Three exciting games on the Kings season schedule

By Dustin Bailey


The Sacramento Kings season schedule was released this week and the games that excite me the most this year, in order, are the season opener at home against the Warriors, a Dec. 11 matchup against the Rockets on TNT, and Nov. 2in Los Angeles against the...

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...

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