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Fredette highlights Kings' Summer League roster

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Fredette highlights Kings' Summer League roster

The Sacramento Kings finalized their roster for the 2012 NBA Summer League Thursday, the squad that will play five games in seven days starting on July 13 in Las Vegas.

First-round draft selection Thomas Robinson joins Jimmer Fredette to highlight the roster, which includes three other players with NBA experience: Hassan Whiteside, Darnell Jackson and Rob Kurz.

Assistant coaches Bobby Jackson and Alex English will serve as the head coaches for the Summer League.
ROSTER:

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College, Last teamHome Country Yrs. 8 Josh Akognon G 5'11" 185 2101986 Cal State Fullerton, DongGuan (China)USA R 24 Patrick Christopher G 6'5" 210 631988 CaliforniaUSA R 7 Jimmer Fredette G 6'2" 195 2251989 Brigham YoungUSA 1 18 Kenny Gabriel F 6'8" 209 731989 AuburnUSA R 30 Yancy Gates F 6'9" 260 10151989 CincinnatiUSA R 40 Augustus Gilchrist F 6'10" 241 10151989 South FloridaUSA R 41 Darnell Jackson F 6'9" 253 1171985 Kansas, BC Donetsk (Ukraine)USA 3 9 Dominique Johnson G 6'3" 195 691987 Azusa Pacific, D-League (Texas)USA R 16 Jarrod Jones F 6'9" 234 5271990 Ball StateUSA R 10 Lazeric Jones G 6'1" 187 8111990 UCLAUSA R 31 Rob Kurz F 6'9" 232 351985 Notre Dame, SLUC Nancy (France)USA 2 35 Michael Lee F 6'9" 215 651986 St. Bonaventure, BC Donetsk (Ukraine)USA R 26 Tony Mitchell F 6'6" 210 871989 AlabamaUSA R 17 James Nunnally G 6'7" 205 7141990 UC Santa BarbaraUSA R 19 Adrian Oliver G 6'4" 210 3311988 San Jose State, Aris B.C. (Greece)USA R 0 Thomas Robinson F 6'9" 240 3171991 KansasUSA R 45 Edgar Sosa G 6'2" 170 1151988 Louisville, Sutor Montegranaro (Italy)D.R R 33 Hassan Whiteside C 7'0" 235 6131989 MarshallUSA 2 16 Alex Young GF 6'6" 212 10171989 IUPUIUSA R
SCHEDULE:

Date Opponent Time Arena TVRADIO
13-Jul vs. Charlotte 7:00 p.m. Cox Pavilion NBATV
14-Jul vs. LA Lakers 5:00 p.m. Cox Pavilion NBATV
16-Jul vs. Houston 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center NBATV
18-Jul vs. Toronto 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center NBATV
19-Jul vs. Boston 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center NBATV

Kings look to get healthy with opener just days away

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Kings look to get healthy with opener just days away

SACRAMENTO - All hands on deck. The Sacramento Kings open the 2017-18 schedule Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets at Golden 1 Center and it looks like they might do so with a full arsenal of players at their disposal.

Point guard De’Aaron Fox returned to practice on Sunday and then participated in the team’s annual Fanfest. If his dance moves are any indication, the 19-year-old’s back is feeling just fine.

Veteran George Hill tweaked his groin Friday against the Golden State Warriors, leaving his availability for opening night in question. Hill, 31, who has a history of groin injuries, was on the court Monday practicing and said he is ready to play.

“Everything is feeling good right now,” Hill said Monday following practice.

The only player who didn’t practice on Monday is rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic, who sprained his right ankle against the Warriors. According to head coach Dave Joerger,  the team is hopeful that the Serbian sharpshooter will return in time for Game 1.

“We’re still shooting for Wednesday for both of them,” Joerger said of Hill and Bogdanovic.

New look Rockets

The Rockets went 55-27 last season under head coach Mike D’Antoni, but that didn’t stop them from going all in during the offseason. With MVP runner-up James Harden already manning the backcourt, Houston added nine-time All-Star Chris Paul as their new starting point guard.

“Leadership, he’s a floor general,” Hill said about Paul. “Anywhere he goes, he’ll make a team better. We know they were already a good team without him, coming in with him is going to be a bigger task.”

It’s a new look roster and the expectations are huge for the Rockets. Houston averaged 115.3 points per game last season and led the league in both 3-point attempts and makes. This season, they also added two strong perimeter defenders in P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute.

It’s a huge test coming out of the gate for Sacramento. Following the contest against the Rockets, the Kings hit the road for three straight before returning to Golden 1 next Thursday to face DeMarcus Cousins and the New Orleans Pelicans.


Camp notes

With the season just around the corner, the Sacramento Kings made their final roster cuts on Sunday afternoon. David Stockton, Matt Jones and Reggie Hearn were waived, leaving the Kings with 15 rostered players and two two-way players in Jack Cooley and JaKarr Sampson.

Stockton, Jones and Hearn are all expected to join the Reno Bighorns of the NBA’s G-League.

Kings waive three players days before season opener

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Kings waive three players days before season opener

SACRAMENTO The Sacramento Kings announced Sunday that the team has requested waivers on guards David Stockton, Matt Jones and Reggie Hearn.  

Stockton appeared in two contests for Sacramento during the preseason, averaging 11.5 points (9-13 FG, 3-4 3pt, 2-4 FT) and 5.0 assists in 16.3 minutes per game, including a game-high 23 points to accompany three rebounds, eight assists and two steals off the bench at Golden State (10/13).

Jones played in five exhibition games, posting 2.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 11.7 minutes per contest. 

Hearn appeared in one preseason game. 

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