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Kings officially lock up their guys

Kings officially lock up their guys

UPDATE (Monday at 2:45pm) -- The Kings on Monday afternoon officially announced the signings of free agents Vince Carter, George Hill and Zach Randolph, the team announced.

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The Sacramento Kings took care of some housekeeping Saturday afternoon when they officially announced the signing all three of their first round selections. De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson and Harry Giles are locked up and in Las Vegas with the team for Summer League.

Fox and Jackson played well in the team’s opening night loss to the Phoenix Suns. Fox flashed his elite speed that he was known for at Kentucky, finishing the night with 18 points, four assists and five steals in 27 minutes of action. He is slated to start the season sharing time with veteran free agent addition George Hill at the point guard position.

Jackson lit up the Suns for 14 of his 18 points in the first half Friday night. The 22-year-old out of North Carolina has drawn rave reviews during the Kings’ mini-camp building up to Summer League and will play minutes at the small forward position this season for Sacramento.

Giles was noticeably missing from the lineup against Phoenix. The 19-year-old big man played sparingly at Duke last season after undergoing knee surgery. While he is healthy enough to play, the Kings have decided to take it slow with the rookie first rounder, who suffered ACL tears to both knees during his high school years. He is not expected to play in Las Vegas this week.

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.