The L. A. Times is reporting the following this afternoon:

NBA officials now expect the Kings to play next season in Sacramento, league executives told The Times on Friday.

Whether the team, which was about to seek permission to move to Honda Center in Anaheim, stays in Sacramento beyond next season remains to be decided.

NBA officials now expect the Kings to play next season in Sacramento, league executives told The Times on Friday.

Whether the team, which was about to seek permission to move to Honda Center in Anaheim, stays in Sacramento beyond next season remains to be decided. Full article

Update 4:25 p.m. This Sacramento Bee report puts a little damper on the news reported by the Times above.

“That is not what we are saying,” (team co-owner Gavin) Maloof said. “We haven’t said what we are going to say. We’ll let you know when we know.”

In an afternoon news conference, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said he’s heard nothing definitive about the Kings staying in Sacramento for another year.

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