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#SayYes petition by the Downtown Partnership

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This is a quick, easy, and effective way of keeping the pressure on the city council to vote Yes on March 6. Click on the link, click on your district and sign the online petition. A letter with all signatures will be sent to the council members before Tuesday. Even if you don't reside within city limits there is an option for "out-of-towners" to sign. Share this link with friends and family; every single person counts.

Wolves offer Beasley to LA for a first round pick?

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Not advocating for Beasley or anything...Red Flags! He does fill a need of a scoring 3/4. This just struck me as the type of potential deals floating around the league. The Kings could easily offer something better than the proposed deal. In Geoff We Trust.

Keith Smart on the Grant Napear Show

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A good interview of the Kings' Head Coach where he talks about Isaiah's emergence, DeMarcus' dominance, and Tyreke's adaptation to a new role.

No 50 year lease on Downtown Parking?

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'Of the 11 parking firms still in the running, several have proposed the creation of a public parking authority, said a source familiar with the submissions but not authorized to speak publicly. The authority would borrow against future revenue, generating cash for the arena while giving the city more control over parking rates and other issues than the original plan. Such an authority could create a firewall protecting the city's general fund in case future revenue falls short.' I know some of this was included in another fanshot but I think this deserves to stand alone as a discussion.

Isaiah Thomas up to 4th on NBA rookie ladder

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also has him listed as the biggest surprise to everyone BUT... no surprise, himself.

Sacramento writing up the terms of arena deal

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"This is much bigger than basketball," said Justin Marshall, representing the grassroots group Fund Arena Now Sacramento, in comments to the supervisors. "It's going to provide more nightlife." Councilman Steve Cohn, who has opposed previous arena proposals, said, "This one is different. It is fair to the taxpayers. This is the first time I've felt we are really going to get this thing done." The authority would borrow against future revenue, generating cash for the arena while giving the city more control over parking rates and other issues than the original plan. Such an authority could create a firewall protecting the city's general fund in case future revenue falls short. The City Hall source stressed that the city will explore all possibilities. But at least one council member said she would favor a plan that gives the city more control. "I could support that plan if it comes down to that," said Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell. The council is expected to take two votes next Tuesday – one on the "term sheet," the other to authorize staff to issue a request for proposals from the bidders on the parking plan.

Saucy Strikes Back

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The Sacramento Kings are not moving to Anaheim. This is based on two assumptions -- that Monday's tentative deal on a financing plan for a new arena in downtown Sacramento isn't blown apart by politics and that the Henry Samueli-owned Honda Center management company is weary of being spurned by the Maloof family after the past two years of fruitless relocation negotiations. Bolds added to emphasize his playing-the-victim stance. There are nice little sour-grape digs like the one above throughout, to which I say boo-hoo to you, sir.

I was not there but I was told that our group was called "militants" by a CAVE troll. I say to that...

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I was not there but I was told that our group was called "militants" by a CAVE troll. I say to that person, "Why thank you!" I was also told the business leaders were very happy to see us. #Respect

Smart Opens Up: Jimmer's Development

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"Because it's an adjustment period that he has to go through, and it's unfortunate when you come in with a lot of hype. Steph Curry, who I coached last year, came in out of Davidson and struggled early on. But he kept getting better and better and better. And he had players that could take a lot of — he had a Monta Ellis — that could take a lot of slack. Monta could get into the paint and make passes and he could just knock down open shots."