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Q&A with Vlade Divac: Early impressions of retooled Kings

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Q&A with Vlade Divac: Early impressions of retooled Kings

The Sacramento Kings took the court Thursday in San Diego for Day 3 of training camp. 

Along with marquee players DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay, there are plenty of fresh faces, which should make for a new-look squad in 2015-16. 

[HAM: Kings notes: Rotation taking shape; dealing with officiating]

One face that was made available was general manager and VP of basketball operations Vlade Divac. 

He fielded some questions about what he's seeing early on. Check out the video above for an exclusive interview. 

Q: What are your early thoughts [on the newly-assembled Kings]?

A: I'm excited, I think we have a lot of talent here. Every day, they are improving playing together, so, I'm happy.  

Q: Is there any more to add? 

A: No, we have enough. Every position we have a couple guys, so it's a good competition.

Q: Surprised you were able to fill so many holes in a single offseason?

A: Well I'm not surprised because I knew what I was doing. But definitely, it was a lot of work. There's a lot of new faces. I'm glad that we were able to do that.

Q: Are you OK with the questions out there?

A: I know what I'm doing.

Q: Tell us about the front-office team you're building behind the scenes. 

A: Again, it's the same thing like our team. We want to make it close. You know, I try to have around me, people with a basketball mind. And Mike [Bratz], and Peja [Stojakovic] and Roland Beech, those people are just exactly what I want.

Q: What were you showing DeMarcus Cousins?

A: Just showing, something, they may work on it.

Q: Setting picks, is that something you're trying to show DeMarcus?

A: Yeah. And just to think about it. He is smart enough to see if he can add it to his game or not. I try to tell DC how to use that pick because DeMarcus is big, he's going to set a good pick. So don't avoid it. Just to share experience, that's all. 

Kings vs. Mavericks live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

Kings vs. Mavericks live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

Few teams need a win as much as the Kings do Tuesday.

Sacramento has dropped each of its first two games in the NBA's Orlando restart, and stand one game behind the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers for the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference standings, where they'll need to get to to even have a chance at a postseason berth.

Back-to-back losses to the Spurs and Orlando Magic have put the Kings in a bind, and they'll need to stack up some wins in order to climb back up the standings. The Dallas Mavericks are at No. 7 in the West, also in need of a victory after losses to the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns to begin the Orlando restart.

Luke Walton lamented the team's lackluster effort in a blowout loss to the Magic on Sunday, and said he would potentially be making some "changes" to the Kings' lineup.

Here's how you can watch Kings vs. Mavericks online (download the MyTeams app here!) and on TV:

When: Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 11:30 a.m. PT (Kings Pregame Live starts at 11:00 a.m PT)
TV: NBC Sports California
Stream: MyTeams app

[PURPLE TALK PODCAST: Listen to the latest episode]

Kings vs. Mavericks live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

Kings vs. Mavericks live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

Few teams need a win as much as the Kings do Tuesday.

Sacramento has dropped each of its first two games in the NBA's Orlando restart, and stand 1.5 games behind the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference standings. Back-to-back losses to the Spurs and Orlando Magic have put the Kings in a bind, and they'll need to stack up some wins in order to climb back up the standings. The Dallas Mavericks are at No. 7 in the West, also in need of a victory after losses to the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns to begin the Orlando restart.

Luke Walton lamented the team's lackluster effort in a blowout loss to the Magic on Sunday, and said he would potentially be making some "changes" to the Kings' lineup.

Here's how you can watch Kings vs. Mavericks online (download the MyTeams app here!) and on TV:

When: Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 11:30 a.m. (Kings Pregame Live starts at 11:00 p.m)
TV: NBC Sports California
Stream: MyTeams app

[PURPLE TALK PODCAST: Listen to the latest episode]