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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

Fox bangs knees with Towns, ruled out with quad contusion

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Fox bangs knees with Towns, ruled out with quad contusion

Rookie down. De’Aaron Fox banged knees with Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns in the first quarter Thursday evening at the Target Center. The Kings’ 19-year-old point guard was diagnosed with a right quadricep contusion and was ruled out.

Fox has played in all 28 games for Sacramento this season, posting 10 points and 3.9 assists in 26.3 minutes per game coming into Thursday evening. He left the game after just seven minutes of action, finishing with two points, two assists and two turnovers.

The fifth overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft will likely be listed as day-to-day moving forward.

Gameday: Kings start four-game road trip against T'Wolves

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Gameday: Kings start four-game road trip against T'Wolves

The Sacramento Kings hit the road for another trip across the country beginning Thursday in Minnesota. They’ll face a Timberwolves team that is finally living up to their talent level after a couple of disappointing seasons. 

Sacramento is coming off a home win against the Suns on Tuesday, but the road has been unkind this season. Veteran George Hill stepped up big against Phoenix after missing the previous game due to personal reasons. The Kings need more from their big free agent signing. 

Minnesota is coming off an overtime loss to the 76ers on Tuesday, but they have a formidable starting lineup and a chance to snap their 13-season playoff drought this year. The offseason additions of Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague have made a huge impact for the T-Wolves, who currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference standings.

LINE 

Timberwolves by 10

WHERE THEY STAND 

Kings: 9-18 fourth in the Pacific

T-Wolves: 16-12 first in the Northwest

MATCHUP TO WATCH

Willie Cauley-Stein vs. Karl-Anthony Towns -- These two know each other well from their season together at Kentucky. Towns has developed into a perennial 20 and 10 guy for Minnesota. Cauley-Stein is finding another gear with the Kings. They’ll see plenty of time against one another Thursday at the Target Center.

INJURY REPORT 

Kings:  PF Harry Giles (bilateral knee rehab) is out until January at the earliest.

T-Wolves:  PF Nemanja Bjelica (foot) out, C Justin Patton (toe) out. 

SERIES HISTORY 

Sacramento won the season-series 3-1 last season, including an April 1 victory over the Timberwolves at the Target Center. Minnesota holds a slight lead in the all-time series 54-53.

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

More George -- George Hill has struggled both on and off the court early in the 2017-18 campaign, but he came alive against the Suns. Sacramento needs the 31-year-old point guard to find some consistency and start leading the starting unit. 

Bench Dominance -- Sacramento leads the NBA in bench scoring at 49.7 points per game and they’ll need the second unit to come up big if they hope to knock off the Wolves. Minnesota’s reserves score just 25.7 points per game which ranks 28th in the league. If the Kings starters can keep it close, the bench might be enough to put them over the top.

Make the T-Wolves Work -- Minnesota has improved on the defensive end, but they still allow 106.7 points per game. If the Kings can push the tempo and make the Wolves work on the defensive end, they can make life difficult.