Fox, Giles headline Kings Summer League roster

Fox, Giles headline Kings Summer League roster

SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team’s roster for the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 7-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Sacramento will play at least five games, beginning with its first contest on Friday, July 7 against the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. PDT at Thomas & Mack Center.

The Kings next game will take place on Sunday, July 9 versus the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. at Cox Pavilion, followed by the final preliminary round game for Sacramento on Monday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. against the L.A. Lakers from Thomas & Mack.

This summer’s event will again feature a tournament-style format first debuted in 2013 that will crown an NBA Summer League champion on Monday, July 17.

A record 24 NBA teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 7-11 before being seeded in a tournament running through the championship game. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five contests.

The Kings social media team will provide comprehensive coverage of Summer League at For all-access Kings Summer League content, also stay current with,, and the team’s Snapchat account: SacramentoKings.

ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App, including 35 games on its linear television channels. NBA TV will air 28 contests, commencing with the league’s opener on July 7. In total, 63 games from Las Vegas will air on ESPN and NBA TV’s channels—a Summer League record.

Tickets for the 2017 NBA Summer League are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting


Game Day Date Opponent Time Arena
1 Friday July 7 vs Phoenix 7:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
2 Sunday July 9 vs. Memphis 7 p.m. Cox Pavilion
3 Monday July 10 vs L.A. Lakers 7:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center




4 and 5 to be determined after seeding

Below is the Sacramento Kings' Summer League Roster:

No. Player Position Ht. Wt. Last college/team Country Yrs.
5 De'Aaron Fox G 6-3 175 Kentucky USA R
15 Frank Mason III G 6-0 190 Kansas USA R
18 Dominique Hawkins G 6-2 188 Kentucky USA R
24 Buddy Hield G 6-4 214 Oklahoma Bahamas 1
19 Naz Mitrou-Long G 6-4 218 Iowa State USA R
26 Scottie Randall G-F 6-6 225 Temple USA R
25 Justin Jackson F 6-8 209 North Carolina USA R
29 JaKarr Sampson F 6-8 223 St. Johns USA 2
23 Malachi Richardson G 6-6 205 Syracuse USA R
37 Reggie Hearn F 6-4 209 Northwestern USA R
35 Luis Montero G 6-7 200 Reno Bighorns Dominican Republic R
13 Georgios Papagiannis C 7-1 240 Panathianaikos Greece 1
3 Skal Labissiere F-C 6-11 225 Kentucky Haiti 1
20 Harry Giles F 6-10 240 Duke USA R
50 Jack Cooley F 6-10 274 Notre Dame USA 1
88 Eric Stuteville F-C 6-11 245 Sacramento State USA R
77 Phil Scrubb G 6-3 185 Carleton Canada R














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After upsetting Warriors, Kings battle schedule with fifth game in seven days


After upsetting Warriors, Kings battle schedule with fifth game in seven days

No break. After a surprising win Friday night on the road over the Warriors, the Kings hopped a flight to Utah where they’ll face the Jazz on the second night of a back-to-back Saturday evening. 

Buddy Hield came out firing off the Kings bench against Golden State, scoring 22 points on 5-of-10 shooting from long range. The shooting guard added seven rebounds and seven assists in one of his more complete games of the season.

Utah is in a fight for playoff position. They are currently tied with the Spurs for the seventh spot in the Western Conference chase, just a half game behind the Pelicans for the six seed. The Jazz have won eight straight and 20 of their last 22 games. 


Jazz by 15.5


Kings vs. The Pick-and-Roll -- Utah is one of the better pick-and-roll teams in the league. Rookie Donovan Mitchell is explosive and patient at the guard position and Rudy Gobert is a monster rolling to the rack. The Jazz have shooters all around the perimeter waiting for the kick out. This is a very good team playing at an elite level right now.


Kings: 23-47, fourth place in Pacific

Jazz: 39-30, fourth place in Northwest


Kings: SG/SF Iman Shumpert (plantar fasciitis) out, F Harry Giles (bilateral knee rehab) out for the season.

Jazz: PG Ricky Rubio (knee) probable, C Tony Bradley (concussion) questionable, PG Raul Neto (wrist) out, SF Thabo Sefolosha (knee) out.


Rookie Watch -- Mitchell has been spectacular this season for Jazz. The Kings will combat the high-flying rookie with a pair of first-year guards of their own in Fox and Bogdanovic. It’s not often that a player comes into the league and makes an impact on a franchise like Mitchell has in his first NBA season.

The Gobstopper -- Gobert is a monster in the post. He plays the pick-and-roll to perfection with Mitchell and he is an absolute force on the defensive end. Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos will have to make his work on both ends of the court if the Kings have a chance of upsetting the Jazz. 

Put up a Fight -- This is the fifth game in seven nights for the Kings. It’s also a brutal back-to-back, with less than 24 hours between games. The key to this game is to escape with the team’s health intact, but it would be nice if they could make a strong showing in a difficult situation.


The Jazz hold a 2-0 advantage in the season series and they’ve won four straight over the Kings. Utah leads the all-time series 104-82 and holds a 81-49 advantage during the Sacramento-era.

Bogdanovic, Kings look to beat Warriors at Oracle for second time this season


Bogdanovic, Kings look to beat Warriors at Oracle for second time this season

No rest for the weary. The Kings hit game four of their five games in seven nights stretch. They’ll draw a beat up, but dangerous Golden State Warriors team Friday night at Oracle Arena.

Sacramento is coming off a wild overtime win against the playoff bound Miami Heat on Wednesday. De’Aaron Fox hit a floater as time expired to push the game to overtime and fellow rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic drilled a late 3-pointer to put the game away late in the extra session.

Golden State trails the Houston Rockets by two games for the top overall seed in the Western Conference playoff chase. They’ve already clinched another Pacific division title, but they are at risk for missing out on the top seed. Every game counts as they hit the stretch run.


Warriors by 12


Willie Cauley-Stein vs. Zaza Pachulia -- It might not be the matchup people bought tickets to see, but it’s the matchup they’re going to get. With the Warriors banged up, Pachulia has stepped up and filled a valuable role in the middle. He’s strong as an ox and does all the dirty work. Cauley-Stein is getting his legs back under him after missing 10 days with a back strain. He’s improved in year four, but still needs to work on his consistency.  


Kings: 22-47, fourth place in Pacific

Warriors: 52-16, first place in Pacific


Kings: PF Skal Labissiere (hip contusion) questionable, SF/SG Iman Shumpert (knee rehab/plantar fasciitis) out, PF Harry Giles (bilateral knee rehab) out until January.

Warriors: PF Jordan Bell (ankle) probable, PG Quinn Cook (hand contusion) probable, PF David West (arm cyst) probable, SF Kevin Durant (ribs soreness) out, PG Steph Curry (ankle) out, SG Klay Thompson (thumb) out, SG Patrick McGaw (wrist) out.


Wounded Warriors -- Golden State will play without three of their four All-Stars. The Kings took advantage of the Warriors early in the season when they were the similar situation of missing All-Stars. Sacramento needs to stay the course and continue to play with effort as they finish the schedule, regardless of who suits up for their opponent.

Big Moments -- If there is one thing that stands out in the 2017-18 season for Sacramento, it’s the clutch plays by the young players. Fox has four shots in his rookie season that either won or tied a game in the final seconds. Bogdanovic, Skal Labissiere and Buddy Hield have come through with big shots as well.  

Come Out Firing -- The best way to beat the Warriors is to make them work for their shots. The best way to make them work for their shots is to score baskets and set up the defense. If the Kings can put up an efficient offensive night, they have a shot of dethroning the shorthanded champs.


The Kings and Warriors are all knotted at one game apiece in the season series. Golden State holds a 201-187 lead in the all-time series and a 73-66 advantage during the Sacramento-era.