The Kings' time at Summer League closed on a high note with a 93-87 win over the Suns on Friday night in Las Vegas.
Rookie Justin Jackson led the Kings to victory with 29 points while going 9-for-22 from the field. The No. 15 pick in this year's draft nailed three from deep and grabbed four rebounds.
Naz Mitrou-Long poured in 21 points and Skal Labissiere added 12.
Sacramento's top pick in the 2016 draft, Georgios Papagiannis, lasted 16 minutes before being wheeled off the floor from a hard foul. He was unable to put weight on his left leg, and has been officially listed with a left hip contusion.
The Kings finished Summer League with a 2-4 record.
De'Aaron Fox doesn't have time for your snippy comments.
On Thursday, the Kings posted an image on Instagram stating Fox's case to win the Most Improved Player award.
Among the hundreds of comments were fans stating Fox was supposed to improve from Year 1 to Year 2.
He wasn't having it.
As NBC Sports California's James Ham wrote, Fox took a massive leap this past season. The point guard went from 11.6 points per game as a rookie to 17.3 as a sophomore. His assist numbers spiked from 4.4 to 7.3. And he improved vastly as a shooter, boosting his field-goal percentage from 41 percent to 45 percent. From 3-point range, Fox went from 30 percent to 37 percent.
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But the competition for the award will be fierce. Along with teammate Buddy Hield, Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, Nets guard D'Angelo Russell, Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell and Hawks forward Jon Collins also will garner lots of support.
One thing is for sure. Fox definitely is Most Likely To Snap Back At Your Comments.
Corey Brewer has been around the NBA.
The Kings are the eighth team the journeyman forward has suited up for in his 12-year career, and the ninth organization he's been a part of overall. But after finishing the 2018-19 season in California's capital, Brewer hopes he has found a more permanent home.
“Just being around these young guys has been fun,” Brewer told the Kings' website. “Just being able to help them as best I can, and knowing how good they can be and how good they’re going to be.”
After Sacramento traded Iman Shumpert ahead of the deadline, Brewer gave the young Kings team some much-needed veteran leadership. The 33-year-old signed a pair of 10-day contracts in January, before signing with the team for the remainder of the season in February.
“He’s been good for us,” point guard De’Aaron Fox said back in February. “When he gets on the court, you know what he’s going to bring.”
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In 24 games with the Kings, Brewer averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in just under 15 minutes per. His impact was particularly felt on the defensive end, as Kings.com writer Alex Kramers noted, where Sacramento gave up 4.1 fewer points per 100 possessions with him on the floor,
Brewer can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but it sounds like he doesn't have much intention of signing anywhere else.