After a memorable NBA Draft, De'Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson, Harry Giles, Frank Mason III and Kings fans share their excitement for the team's future.
De’Aaron Fox has lived up to the lofty expectations set for him throughout his entire life. Now that he’s about to hit the limelight, the potential franchise-changing point guard is more than ready for his biggest challenge yet.
The Sacramento Kings currently have seven players with guaranteed contracts going into the 2017 NBA draft and free-agency market. Two more players have team options, and one has a player option. Let’s take a quick look at how things stand now and what might happen this summer.
The rebuild of the Sacramento Kings is coming fast and furious. Less than three months ago, the club was not much more than a group of disjointed veterans trying to back their way into an early exit from the NBA Playoffs. Today, they are a team loaded with youthful potential and four more rookies likely on the way this Fall.
Willie Cauley-Stein is one of the Sacramento Kings' pillars of the future. After shining at Kentucky and being selected 6th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, Cauley-Stein's storyline soon involved everything from being the mentee of Demarcus Cousins and legally changing his middle name to "Trill". However, with one trade of a franchise player and some personal development along the way, Cauley-Stein's role on the team changed. We hung out in SacTown with the Kings' center and dived into his relationship with his new teammates and his desire to make his own rules.
In a move that should not have surprised anyone, Rudy Gay has informed the Sacramento Kings that he will follow through with his original intention to opt-out of the final year of his three-year deal with the club. He will forgo the $14.2 million he would have earned during the 2017-18 season and test the free-agent market this summer.
When Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay ruptured his left Achilles tendon Wednesday, June 18 during the team’s loss to the Indiana Pacers at the Golden 1 Center, many fans immediately feared that this would mark the beginning of a new era of darkness in the Capital City.
Going into the 2016-17 season, the point guard position was easily the most talked about weakness in Sacramento’s lineup. Darren Collison was serving an 8-game league imposed suspension and Ty Lawson had a non-guaranteed minimum contract after basically flunking out of the NBA the previous year.
So what has happened since then?
Go all access as DeMarcus Cousins takes a local Sacramento family on an all-expense paid trip to New York City for a holiday shopping spree.
Get an inside look as Rudy Gay, Matt Barnes, Garrett Temple and DeMarcus Cousins tip-off the Season of Doing Good in Sacramento.