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Report: In less than two seasons, Kings give up on two first-round draft picks

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Report: In less than two seasons, Kings give up on two first-round draft picks

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings 2016 NBA Draft class is down to one. As part of a trade deadline maneuver, the Kings reportedly shipped out 22nd overall selection Malachi Richardson to the Toronto Raptors for Bruno Caboclo. Hours later, another shoe has dropped.

Sacramento traded the ninth overall pick in the 2016 Draft for the 13th pick, 28th pick and the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Kings used the 13th pick on Papagiannis, but he’s  played just 38 games with the Kings over the last two seasons. 

At just 20-years-old, there was hope that he would develop with time, but the team is going a new direction. Papagiannis finished his career with the Kings averaging 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 12.4 minutes of action. 

Skal Labissiere is the lone remaining pick from the draft class, although the Kings added 2016 sixth overall pick Buddy Hield via trade last February.

The team has yet to officially announce any of their roster moves from Thursday’s trade deadline, including the deal that sent guard George Hill to the Cleveland Cavaliers for veterans Joe Johnson and Iman Shumpert.

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.