Defense is coming back to Sacramento. At least that’s what the Sacramento Kings hope, acquiring center-forward Hilton Armstrong in a trade with New Orleans today in exchange for a 2016 draft pick.
By Scott Levin
Sports Informant Contributing Writer
NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off Feb. 11 in Dallas and for the first time since 2004, Sacramento figures to be represented in the week’s activities. The All-Star game may be a long shot, but several Kings have a chance to participate in the other contests.
Doing research for my column on the upcoming Urijah Faber Mixed Martial Arts fight, a fight that will be televised live on the Versus channel at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10, I was impressed to see how much press Faber is getting nowadays. Even without an opportunity to fight for the Featherweight title on Sunday, and against an opponent who is dangerous but without much star power in Raphael Assuncao (14-1), Faber’s celebrity only continues to rise.
Apparently we here at TheSportsInformant.com are not the only ones who see the potential of the new-look Sacramento Kings. Writers of several media outlets in California are chiming in on the future success Sacramento could have, but yesterday even NBA.com found it fit to give the Kings some props.
Tyreke Evans was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month by the NBA for December. Is anyone really surprised by this?