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Kings exercise options on Evans, Cousins, Casspi

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In a move that should shock nobody, the Sacramento Kings have exercised their team options on DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans, and Omri Casspi for the 2012-13 season. All three players are still on their rookie deals, and will make a combined $13 million in 2012-13.

Evans struggled with injuries and had a bit of a sophomore slump, but the 09-10 Rookie of the Year is still considered a franchise player. Cousins had a roller-coaster season both on and off the court and had some issues with his shooting efficiency and turnover ratio, but he’s still an immense talent who the Kings seem intent on making a core part of their rebuilding plan. Casspi also had a sophomore slump, but he’s a very promising role player who should be in the league for a long time.

If the Kings do complete a trade with the San Antonio Spurs for their #7 overall pick, Casspi may be part of the deal, as the Spurs have reportedly been high on Casspi for a long time.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.