The Sacramento Kings will play in the Las Vegas Summer League. Here’s what you need to know:
Orlando Summer League: July 1-5, 6th “Championship Day”
Utah Summer League: July 3, 5-6
Las Vegas Summer League: July 7-11, playoffs July 12-17
Orlando Summer League: Amway Center practice court
Utah Summer League: Jon M. Huntsman Center
Las Vegas Summer League: Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion
How to Watch:
All games will broadcast live on NBATV or on the ESPN networks. The Utah and Las Vegas Summer League’s are open to the public, while the Orlando league will not be.
And now for the team’s preview:
All expected players as of July 5th
Players expected to compete: Harry Giles, De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson, Skal Labissiere, Frank Mason III, Georgios Papagiannis, Dominique Hawkins, Naz Mitrou-Long, Malachi Richardson, Scootie Randall, JaKarr Sampson, Reggie Hearn, Luis Montero, Jack Cooley, Eric Stuteville, Phil Scrubb
Many have dubbed the Kings summer league squad as a “super team” and for good reason. The team will feature NBA players Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere, Georgios Papagiannis, and Malachi Richardson. College superstars De’Aaron Fox, Frank Mason, and Justin Jackson give this team even more talent.
UDFA’s Naz Mitrou-Long and Dominique Hawkins are experienced and savvy players.
After bouncing around between the Iowa Energy and the NBA, JaKarr Sampson finds himself with the Kings. Sampson averaged 15.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in the G-League last year. Sampson’s NBA experience all the more strengthens Sacramento’s summer squad.
Reno Bighorns farmhand Reggie Hearn will get a crack at making Sacramento’s roster this summer. Hearn averaged 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while shooting 44.2 from three last year for the Bighorns. With the Kings roster so wide open, Hearn’s shooting alone could land him a deal.
This should be a very team to watch, and will give the Sactown faithful some hope for the future.
Player to Watch: Harry Giles
Giles was once the number one overall high school recruit in the nation and considered to be a top five draft pick in 2017. Knee injuries have set Giles back, and he received little playing time at Duke to prove his worth.
Giles has some of the most talent in the draft class. Giles will likely need some G-League time, but if he can stay healthy and perform well this summer, he could be on track to stardom.