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Kings fill final roster spot, officially sign Bogdan Bogdanovic

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Kings fill final roster spot, officially sign Bogdan Bogdanovic

There was a little bit of everything this summer for the Sacramento Kings. Draft night yielded four blue chip athletes. Free agency took time to fully develop, but beginning on the Fourth of July, the franchise added quality veterans in Zach Randolph, George Hill and Vince Carter. With seven new faces on the roster, there was room for just one more.

For the 15th and final roster spot, the Kings have officially announced the signing of a rare amalgamation of both veteran and rookie. Bogdan Bogdanovic, has played professionally in Europe for the past six seasons, but he’s starting over as a rookie in the NBA.

Taken with the 27th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Suns, the rights to Bogdanovic were acquired by Sacramento, as well as Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissiere, in the 2016 draft day deal that sent Marquese Chriss to Phoenix.

After spurning advances both by the Suns and Kings last summer, Bogdanovic won a championship earlier this year with Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahçe. He leaves the European game on a high, signing what NBC Sports California has confirmed as a 3-year, $27 million deal with Sacramento.

Bogdanovic, 24, averaged 16.7 points, 3.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 27.9 minutes per game with Fenerbahçe. In his final season in Turkey, he shot 50 percent from the field and 43 percent from behind the arc.

An Olympic silver medalist winner for the Serbian national team, Bogdanovic is a well known international player. He’ll battle for minutes at the crowded shooting guard position with youngsters Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson, as well as veterans Garrett Temple and Vince Carter.

After getting stitched up, De'Aaron Fox cleared to play in Rising Stars Game

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After getting stitched up, De'Aaron Fox cleared to play in Rising Stars Game

De’Aaron Fox ran the gamut of emotions Wednesday. He got the call early in the day that he was added to the Rising Stars Game as an injury replacement for the Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Lonzo Ball. But a spill late in Houston in front of his hometown crowd put everything on hold.

After being evaluated by the Kings medical staff this morning in Sacramento, the team has tentatively cleared their young guard for action in this weekend’s All-Star festivities. 

“Barring any changes in his condition, Fox is expected to play in the Risings Stars Game in L.A. on Friday evening,” the team said via text.  

With 34.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Fox hit the floor hard, banging both his chin and forehead on the Toyota Center floor. The Kings starting point guard required stitches above his right eye and on his chin. 

The 20-year-old out of Kentucky is posting 11.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game for Sacramento. 

He, along with Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield are scheduled to play in the Rising Stars Game together, giving the team three players in the event for the first time in franchise history.

De'Aaron Fox's All-Star weekend plans in limbo after late spill in Kings' loss

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De'Aaron Fox's All-Star weekend plans in limbo after late spill in Kings' loss

Good news, bad news. De’Aaron Fox ran the gamut of emotions Wednesday. He got the call early in the day that he was added to the Rising Stars Game as an injury replacement for the Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Lonzo Ball. But a spill late in Houston has everything on hold.

With 34.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Fox hit the floor hard, banging both his chin and forehead on the Toyota Center floor. The Kings starting point guard required stitches above his right eye and on his chin. 

There is no word yet from the team on his availability going forward, including Friday’s Rising Stars game in LA. 

The 20-year-old out of Kentucky is posting 11.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game for Sacramento. 

He, along with Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield are all scheduled to play in the Rising Stars game, giving the team three players in the event for the first time in franchise history.