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Sacramento Kings NBA Scores, Schedule, News: Relocation Uncertainty Clouds Kings After Disappointing Week

With every passing day, it continues to look like the Kings 26 year stay in Sacramento is coming to an end.  Numerous reports suggest that the Maloof Family (who own the Kings) are looking to move to Anaheim in time for next season.  There is no deal in place as of yet, but as Mayor Kevin Johnson stated, Sacramento is "Plan B" at this point for the Maloofs.  The Maloofs will meet with the NBA Board of Governors April 14-15 to discuss a potential move, and if they do decided to move, a vote will take place sometime between then and April 18th.  The Lakers and Clippers are against a move, not wanting another team in their market, and its also been reported that the Warriors are against a move as well, since they don't want to set a precedent for another team moving into their territory, namely San Jose.  Still, that's a long way from enough votes to block a move, as at least 15 owners would have to vote against it.  Only two (Mark Cuban of Dallas and Paul Allen of Portland) voted against the last NBA relocation (Seattle to Oklahoma City).

On the court, it hasn't been much better for Kings fans.  ARCO Arena is no more, and in its place is Power Balance Pavilion, but the new name hasn't brought any extra wins as the Kings have yet to win under the new name, losing the first game against Portland, and more recently getting blown out by the Houston Rockets.  The Kings also failed to win on the road at Utah in overtime.

It hasn't been all doom and gloom for Sacramento however as DeMarcus Cousins has had a bit of a bounce back week, achieving a double-double in each of the last three games.  Against Portland he tied his career-high with 28 points, at Utah he grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds (to go with 18 points and matching his career-high in assists with 7) and then a 20-11-3 game against Houston (All 20 points came in the first half).

Newcomer Marcus Thornton has also been a bright spot, scoring in bunches (he's averaging 20.3 points since coming to Sacramento), and giving the Kings another option on the perimeter.

Sacramento also welcomed back Francisco Garcia, who came back against Utah after missing 21 games due to a left calf strain.  Garcia didn't look rusty at all either, scoring 18 points on just 6 shots against Utah, and then hitting 5-9 against Houston the next game, which saw him back in the starting lineup.

In injury news, Tyreke Evans is still out for the foreseeable future as he continues to undergo treatment for Plantar Fasciitis.  Rookie Hassan Whiteside had knee surgery and is out for 4-6 months, putting an end to a disappointing rookie season that only saw him play 2 minutes.  Omri Casspi missed the game against Utah due to back spasms but returned against Houston.