Watch Kings star De'Aaron Fox sink TV host Jimmy Kimmel on first shot


Watch Kings star De'Aaron Fox sink TV host Jimmy Kimmel on first shot

Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox is a budding superstar. With that comes more recognition.

So last week, the 21-year-old ventured to Los Angeles to participate in a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

The segment with Fox was called "Sink It or Swim," in which he and Kimmel were propped up over tanks full of cold water. Each would shoot basketballs at a hoop connected to the other's dunk tank. If a shot was made, the other person would be dropped into their tank.

Before they began, Kimmel poked fun at Fox's age.

"De'Aaron, did your parents sign a waiver to allow you to do this?" Kimmel said.

"Nah, I just made the cut for this," Fox responded.

Kimmel was sure he'd win this showdown.

"I'm very confident," Kimmel said. "I even have my phone in my pocket. That's how confident I am right now."

But Fox, who shot 45.8 percent on field goals and 37.1 percent on 3-pointers this past season, ended the competition early by making his first shot and sinking Kimmel.

In the extended version of the clip posted on YouTube, Kimmel kept trying to shoot even after he had fallen into the tank. He couldn't come close to making a shot. Cousin Sal couldn't either. So, Fox himself tried to make a shot from close range on his own basket and missed the first few, prompting this funny line from Kimmel.

"Your GM just called," Kimmel joked. "He has traded you."

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Eventually, Fox made a shot, dropping himself in the cold water.

Don't worry, Kings fans. Vlade Divac isn't trading his cornerstone point guard.

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.