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Kings forward Zach Randolph walks out of court with reduced charges

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Kings forward Zach Randolph walks out of court with reduced charges

The Sacramento Kings may have dodged a bullet Thursday when veteran big man Zach Randolph walked out of a Los Angeles courtroom with what appears to be slap on the wrist.

The 36-year-old power forward was arrested at a block party in the Nickerson Garden area of LA on Aug. 9 and hit with a felony charge of marijuana possession with the intent to sell.

According to TMZ.com, Randolph was carrying approximately two pounds of marijuana in a backpack when police arrived at the scene and arrested the two-time All-Star.

Randolph appeared in court Thursday where the charges against him were reduced to a pair of misdemeanors, one for drug possession and the other for resisting arrest and obstructing a Los Angeles police officer in the discharge of their duties, according to the Associated Press.

A source confirmed to NBC Sports California that no plea was made and that Randolph’s case has been continued until Sept. 14.

The 16-year NBA veteran signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Kings in July. He reunited with Dave Joerger, his former Memphis Grizzlies head coach. The league will likely wait until the case is settled before deciding whether to hit Randolph with a fine or suspension.

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.