Things are off to a very rough start in Sacramento.
The Kings, following a heavy PR push by their bumbling front-office prior to the start of the regular season, are riding an ugly six-game losing streak, and All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is calling for a players-only meeting to work through their various issues.
Boogie, who had sat out the previous four games due to a strained right Achilles’ tendon, had 21 points and 12 rebounds in the Kings’ 106-88 loss Monday night to the visiting San Antonio Spurs.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 10, 2015
Can report there is concern internally over the style and effectiveness of George Karl. Very important 48 hours. Nothing off the table.
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) November 10, 2015
But, hey, good news Kings fans: Drake gave the team a pep talk after their latest crushing loss!
Per the Sac Bee:
If you’re familiar with rap superstar Drake and his sports fandom, it’s clear he’s usually around winning teams. […] But here was Drake, after being escorted to the Kings locker room by majority owner Vivek Ranadive, so he could chat with Kings players such as Rajon Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins, who both played for Kentucky, Drake’s favorite college basketball team.
“Everything I can’t really speak on,” Cousins said. “We got some issues that we got to carve out. Can’t really speak on that. But one thing is, us players, we got to stick together. And just with that, that’ll get us through most battles. We got some issues in-house we need to figure out.”
Cousins was asked if these were issues that could be fixed before the Kings host Detroit on Wednesday. “Can’t answer that,” he said. Are these on-court issues? “Not at all,” Cousins said. […] Cousins was asked if the Kings needed a players-only meeting. “It’ll be a players-only meeting,” Cousins said. “… Just to make it clear I believe in every single person in this room. We just got to stay together. That part I’m not worried about. But there are issues we need to figure out.”