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Kings Links: All smiles in Sacramento after Rudy Gay inks extension

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Kings are still the talk of the town, this time because of Rudy Gay's brand new deal that will keep in Sacramento for at least two more years after this one.  Here's your Kings Links for the day, with a heavy focus on Rudy's extension.

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Grantland: The Mutually Beneficial Pairing of Rudy Gay and the Kings
Zach Lowe with an incredibly in-depth look at the Kings and Rudy Gay and how both are finding success with each other.

Cowbell Kingdom: Why Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings make sense
James Ham breaks down the Rudy extension and shows that it makes tons of sense for both Rudy and the Kings. Kings, Rudy Gay agree to three-year, $40 million extension
Even Matt Moore is a fan of this extension!

Sac Bee: Kings made the right move with Gay
Ailene Voisin with a great article looking at everything that has led to Rudy deciding to stay in Sacramento.

A Royal Pain: The Sacramento Kings are nationally relevant again
Jared Stone is thrilled that the Kings are actually being talked about outside of Sacramento for a non-relocation reason for the first time in what feels like forever. Smoke And Mirrors In Sactown?
Kevin McElroy takes a closer look at Sacramento's offense and how much it relies on getting to the line.  The Free Throw line has been a huge contributing factor to Sacramento's early success, and they're getting there at a historically high rate, but is that sustainable long term?

Sac Bee: NCAA basketball tournament returning to Sacramento in 2017
This is big news.  The NCAA is coming back to Sacramento thanks to the new Downtown Arena, which is set to open in Fall of 2016. Kings recall Eric Moreland from Reno
Kings rookie Eric Moreland is coming back to Sacramento while the Kings are on this short homestand, likely to take advantage of all the practice time with the team.  I assume he'll head immediately back to Reno once the Kings get back on the road.  This is the same practice the Kings used last year with Ray McCallum.