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First-round pick Mitchell officially signs contract with Kings

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Davion Mitchell

The Kings took care of some house keeping Thursday morning when they officially signed No. 9 overall pick Davion Mitchell to his rookie contract.

The 22-year-old point guard is slotted to make a little over $3.8 million this season for the Kings. The four-year contract is worth roughly $17.4Β million for the former Baylor Bear.

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Mitchell played well in the first game of the California Classic on Tuesday night, dropping in 23 points onΒ 9-of-18Β shooting. He was impactful on the defensive end, which is one of the main traits the Kings were looking for when they selected him in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Despite cramping up and missing the end of Game 1 at the California Classic, Mitchell started in Game 2. He didn't fair as well, but you could tell that he is still getting his legs underneath him in the build up to the Las Vegas Summer League.Β 

The Kings are expecting Mitchell to be part of the rotation this season behind starters De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton. He is a high-character player and aΒ proven winner. Expect to see plenty of three-guard sets with this group when the season kicks off in October.