LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick are two of athletes at the forefront of social activism.
On Thursday, ahead of the Lakers' preseason game against the Kings, LeBron showed up to the Staples Center wearing a t-shirt with Kaepernick's name on the back.
LeBron and Kaepernick are both have Nike deals. While the former is believed to have a lifetime deal with the apparel company, the latter was recently named the face of Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign.
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 Kings.com. “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.
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.