Kings' De'Aaron Fox explains what makes Steph Curry so hard to defend


Kings' De'Aaron Fox explains what makes Steph Curry so hard to defend

Steph Curry is the most lethal jump shooter of all time, but his ability to rain fire from distance might not be the thing that makes him so difficult to defend. 

At least, not if you ask De'Aaron Fox.

The Kings played the Warriors tough in all of their games this past season, and Fox was tabbed with hounding Curry for the majority of those matchups. 

Many have tried to slow down the two-time NBA MVP, but few have succeeded.

As Fox told Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on Thursday's edition of FOX Sports 1's "Undisputed," it's hard to contain Curry because he's always in motion.

"You better be ready to run," Fox said of guarding Curry. "You got a lot of guys like Dame, Kyrie who can do it off the dribble. Steph can do it off the dribble, but I think what makes him extremely dangerous is the fact that he can get off the ball. He's able to run around 17 screens and still able to get a shot off. So, I think that's what makes him the most dangerous."

If you're trying to lock up Curry, you better be ready to run around and run into a ton of screens from the likes of Kevon Looney, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins.

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The Kings made a big leap in Fox's second year in the NBA, winning 39 games and narrowly missing the playoffs. 

After facing Curry for two seasons, it's safe to say Fox has picked up a few things from the three-time NBA champion and will be ready to lace up his PF Flyers when the two teams meet next season. 

Source: Rookie Isaiah Pineiro, Kings agree to one-year contract


Source: Rookie Isaiah Pineiro, Kings agree to one-year contract

The Kings must have liked what they saw out of undrafted rookie Isaiah Pineiro during the Las Vegas Summer League.

NBC Sports Bay Area's James Ham has confirmed that Pineiro and the Kings have agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract.

The Athletic's Michael Scotto was first to report news of the agreement.

Pinerio averaged 4.6 points per game during Summer League action.

Pineiro, who graduated from the University of San Diego last spring, grew up in the Kings' backyard. The 24-year-old hails from Auburn, Calif. and grew up routing for the Kings.

"It’s a little surreal. You grow up with a really close hometown team and you see them playing all the time,” Pineiro told “So, to put on that jersey – it’s a good feeling.”

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If Pineiro sticks with the Kings, he'll likely spend most of the 2019-20 season working on his game with the G League Stockton Kings.

NBA rumors: Ex-Kings PG Frank Mason, Bucks agree to two-way contract


NBA rumors: Ex-Kings PG Frank Mason, Bucks agree to two-way contract

Waived by the Sacramento Kings late in the summer, Frank Mason III has found a new home.

The Athletic's Shams Charania, citing league sources, is reporting that the third-year point guard has agreed to a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Per league rules, a player on a two-way contract will spend the majority of the season with the G League affiliate and can spend no more than 45 days with the NBA team.

A two-way contract is probably not what Mason was hoping for, but this late in the offseason, with rosters just about full, it's likely the best he could get.

Drafted No. 34 overall by the Kings in 2017, Mason played in 90 games over two seasons in Sacramento. He averaged 6.8 points and 2.6 assists in 15.8 minutes.

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On July 4, the Kings decided to retain guard Yogi Ferrell and waived Mason. With the move coming during the Las Vegas Summer League, Sacramento allowed Mason to play on their team while he looked for a new team.