Sacramento Kings Player News: All Positions

News: Hield and the Kings' front office are working on a contract extension, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reports. According to general manager Vlade Divac, "We're working on it and we'll figure out something. Buddy is (a) very important piece to this franchise."
Impact: Hield is in the final year of his rookie contract, and he's coming off a breakout season in which he averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He's proven to be one of the best three-point shooters in the league, and his career 41.9 percent mark from distance ranks sixth among active players.
News: Fox clarified Monday that he's completely healthy after leaving Team USA prior to the FIBA World Cup, Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports Sacramento reports.
Impact: Fox leaving a USA team that had already suffered several high-profile departures came as a bit of a surprise, and the third-year guard continues to remain coy about his reasoning for the decision. "That's for me to know," Fox told a TMZ camera in Los Angeles. "I'm completely healthy." Read into that what you will, but the good news for Kings fans -- and fantasy owners -- is that Fox left Team USA on his own terms and not because of an injury.
News: Mike signed a training camp contract with the Kings on Tuesday.
Impact: Mika spent summer league with the Kings, averaging 9.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in five appearances in Las Vegas. He'll join the team for training camp but should be considered a long shot to crack the final roster.
News: Fox withdrew from Team USA on Saturday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Impact: Fox was promoted to the select team almost two weeks ago after several players dropped out of consideration and had a strong chance of making the final roster as a result. However, Fox has decided he rather focus on his upcoming season in Sacramento after a breakout campaign in 2018-19.
News: Bagley is decided to withdraw from Team USA to focus on the upcoming 2019-2020 season, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports
Impact: Bagley had been competing for a spot on Team USA's 12-man roster, though he's since elected to take a step back in order to prepare himself for the upcoming NBA season. During his first season in the league, he averaged 14.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and one assist over 62 games with the Kings.
News: Fox was promoted to the Team USA National roster ahead of the FIBA World Cup, Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: While a number of high-profile NBA stars have dropped out of FIBA consideration in recent weeks, Fox will move up from the Select team and will likely have a good chance to make the final roster, which will head to China at the end of August. The Kentucky product is coming off of an impressive second year in the league in which he averaged 17.3 points, 7.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 81 games.
News: Johnson was waived by the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Undrafted out of La Salle in 2018, Johnson played just 49 total minutes in the NBA last season between Atlanta and Sacramento. He spent most of his time in the G League, where he averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 assists in 29.8 minutes. Johnson also appeared in six summer league games for the Kings in 2019, though wasn't a significant contributor. Ultimately, the organization has opted to explore other options with the roster spot.
News: Pineiro has agreed to a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Kings, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Undrafted in 2019 out of San Diego, Pineiro played for Sacramento during summer league. He appeared in eight games, averaging 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes. While those numbers don't pop off the page, the Kings seem to feel his play was enough for a contract. Pineiro was named to the WCC All-Conference First Team during his junior and senior years.
News: Lydon signed a two-year contract with the Kings on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Lydon spent the 2018-2019 season with the Nuggets, averaging just 0.9 points over 25 contests. He figures to be in line for a bench role while with the Kings.
News: Johnson totaled 20 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks over 33 minutes in the Kings' 98-96 overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Friday in a Las Vegas Summer League consolation game.
Impact: Johnson capped off summer league play with a loaded stat line, including a team-high 20 points. He spent his rookie season in 2018 bouncing around with 10-day contracts and G League action, finishing the year with only 49 minutes in seven NBA games. He'll hope to have some staying power in the NBA next season, possibly with Sacramento.
News: Swanigan recorded five points (2-5 FG, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and two steals across nine minutes during Thursday's 83-80 loss to the Clippers in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: The Kings expected big things from Swanigan after getting the 2017 first-round pick from Portland, but injuries and sub-par play have plagued the former Purdue Boilermaker. After playing 27 games with the Blazers in 2017, his participation has been limited to the Stockton G-League franchise. Luck has not been on Swanigan's side in Vegas either, as a quad injury sustained last week could hinder his ability to make a significant impact.
News: Gabriel supplied 18 points 6-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, four blocked shots and a steal across27 minutes during Thursday's 83-80 loss to the Clippers in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: Gabriel did a little bit of everything on Thursday, as he was easily the hottest shooter on the floor. Along with his four converted 3-point attempts, he also made a solid contribution on defense with four swatted balls and a steal. The former Kentucky product didn't perform well with the farm team in Stockton last season, and he's yet to step up to the next level, but this stat line is a step in the right direction.
News: James suffered a right knee strain Tuesday and will be sidelined for the remainder of Las Vegas Summer League, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: The setback isn't viewed as a major one and shouldn't impact James' availability for training camp. In addition to ruling James out for the remainder of the summer-league slate, the Kings announced Wednesday that they signed the 6-foot-7 swingman to a three-year minimum contract. The deal should put the 40th overall pick on track to begin his career in the NBA after he averaged 11.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.0 minutes per game over his three summer-league outings.
News: Swanigan (quadriceps) scored four points (1-3 FG, 2-4 FT) and collected five rebounds along with three assists and a steal over 13 minutes in Tuesday's summer league game against Houston.
Impact: Swanigan was held out of Saturday's matchup due to a bruised right quad, but he felt good enough to take the court Tuesday. He should be ready to roll for the rest of summer league, barring further injury.
News: Guy finished with 16 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three rebounds, three assists and a steal over 30 minutes in the Kings' 94-92 loss to the Rockets in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.
Impact: Guy has strung together three solid performances for the Kings in summer league action, and he's averaged 18.7 points in that span. The second-round rookie out of Virginia will have a tough time earning any quality playing time this season, but his recent performances should make his ascent up the depth chart slightly easier.
News: Mason (hip) is out for Tuesday's summer league game in Las Vegas.
Impact: Mason will miss his second straight summer game due to a sore right hip, though the injury doesn't appear to be overly serious.
News: Doyle collected 22 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 23 minutes during the Kings' 105-101 win over the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League game Monday.
Impact: Doyle's scoring total paced the Kings on the afternoon, as he saw a nice bump in minutes from the 10 he'd logged in the Kings' opener Saturday. The 25-year-old guard last saw NBA regular-season action with the Nets in 2017 and spent last season playing in Spain.
News: James finished with 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, one rebound and one block across 23 minutes during the Kings' 105-101 win over the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League game Monday.
Impact: The first of two 2019 second-round picks for the Kings, James has opened Las Vegas Summer League play with a pair of impressive shooting efforts. The rookie drained 60.0 percent of his attempts in his debut Saturday, and he followed that up with a strong 50.0 percent tally Monday. Jones has an excellent offensive track record from his college days at Wyoming, and he'll look to continue displaying his wares during his remaining time in the desert in an effort to enter training camp with some momentum.
News: Guy managed 19 points (7-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block across 33 minutes during the Kings' 105-101 win over the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League game Monday.
Impact: The 2019 second-round pick put together a second consecutive impressive effort after pouring in 21 points against Team China on Saturday. Guy brings strong college credentials to the NBA, and he's made a strong early case for an extended look later this year in training camp and preseason.
News: Guy finished with a game-high 21 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five assists, two rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes in the Kings' 94-77 win over Team China in the Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday.
Impact: Guy, the 2019 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, had an impressive showing against Team China, registering 21 points in a solid shooting effort. Guy will look to build on this performance through summer league play, but he'll likely enter the season as a reserve guard.
News: Swanigan (quad) will not play during Saturday's summer league game against Team China.
Impact: Swanigan is dealing with a right quad bruise, which doesn't seem to be serious. There's little reason to push things during exhibition play, however.
News: Mason (hip) is out for Saturday's summer league game against Team China.
Impact: Mason's injury doesn't seem to be serious, but there's little reason to push things during exhibition play.
News: Mason (hip) was waived by the Kings on Thursday, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports. He will remain on the Kings' summer league team.
Impact: Mason, drafted 34th overall by the Kings in 2017, will look for a new team. He's played 90 NBA games across two seasons, with career averages of 6.8 points, 2.6 assists and 1.9 rebounds across 15.8 minutes.
News: Swanigan (quad) is out for Wednesday's summer league game against the Lakers, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Impact: Swanigan suffered the injury during Tuesday's game, and he wasn't able to recover in time for the Kings' California Classic finale. He'll look to get healthy ahead of Las Vegas Summer League.
News: Mason (hip) won't play during Wednesday's summer league game against the Lakers, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Impact: Mason's hip injury has prevented him from playing in the California Classic, but he'll hope to get healthy ahead of Las Vegas.
News: Swanigan has been diagnosed with a right quad contusion and won't return to Tuesday's summer league game against the Heat.
Impact: It doesn't appear that Swanigan's injury is serious, but there would be little reason to push him for an exhibition game.
News: Bagley (Achilles) will not play for the Kings' entry in the Las Vegas Summer League, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 in Sacramento reports.
Impact: Bagley was listed on the Kings' roster for the California Classic, which runs from Monday to Wednesday, but he's nursing a sore Achilles so the team won't take any chances. Regardless of his condition, however, the second-year big man was never going to play at the Las Vegas Summer League, and he won't be included on the roster.
News: Mason (hip) will not play in the Kings' summer league opener Monday night, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: Both Mason and Marvin Bagley (Achilles) will be held out on a precautionary basis, though they could be back on the floor Tuesday or Wednesday as the California Classic progresses.
News: Bagley will not play in Monday's summer league game against the Warriors, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: Bagley is dealing with a sore right Achilles, so the Kings will play it safe and hold him out of Game 1 of the California Classic. Bagley is considered day-to-day and could play as soon as Tuesday against Miami.
News: Joseph agreed Monday with the Kings on a three-year, $37 million contract, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. The third year of the deal contains a partial guarantee, per Sam Amick of The Athletic.
Impact: With career per-36-minute averages of 11.6 points, 4.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals, Joseph doesn't boast a fantasy-friendly profile, but he was able to land a multi-year deal thanks to his effective perimeter defense and ability to fit into multiple lineups as a supporting player. He'll likely step in as the top backup to third-year point guard De'Aaron Fox while occasionally playing alongside him in an off-ball role. Joseph's arrival in Sacramento likely harms Yogi Ferrell and Frank Mason's chances of earning regular spots in coach Luke Walton's rotation.
News: Ariza and the Kings agreed to terms Sunday on a two-year, $25 millions contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Ariza was not expected to return to the Wizards, but it was unclear where he would go. He will now bring a veteran presence to an up-and-coming Kings team. The 34-year-old will presumably provide depth at both forward positions for Sacramento.
News: Dedmon has agreed to a three-year, $41 million contract with the Kings, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dedmon has spent the past two seasons with the Hawks. While in Atlanta, he developed his three-point shot, drilling 1.3 triples per game last season at a 38.2 percent clip. He's also shown upside as a quality rebounder and defender, racking up 7.5 rebounds and a combined 2.2 steals and blocks across 25.1 minutes in 2018-19. Dedmon's diverse skill set makes sense next to Marvin Bagley, who has shown promise as an athletic big capable of playing both power forward and center.
News: Barnes has agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract with the Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Barnes was acquired by the Kings from the Mavericks in February of last season. Though the change of scenery reduced his usage, he became a more efficient shooter. At 27 years old, Barnes should be entering the prime of his career, and he's shown potential to be a team's second or third offensive option. He figures to continue starting at either forward spot and seeing over 30 minutes per night.
News: Cauley-Stein was extended a qualifying offer by the Kings on Saturday, making him a restricted free agent, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Cauley-Stein struggled with consistency during the 2018-19 campaign, but still managed to average 11.9 points, and 8.4 rebounds in 81 games. The No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft will likely have some suitors on the free agency market, but it remains to be seen how much the Kings will be willing to match.
News: Giles will not participate in summer league, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Giles, the 20th overall pick in 2018, had a rotational role for the Kings last season. However, between Marvin Bagley, Willie Cauley-Stein and other frontcourt options, it was tough for Giles to carve out more minutes. Chances are, Giles will be able to garner a bigger role if the Kings move on from Cauley-Stein, who is a free agent. All things considered, it's somewhat surprising that Giles won't participate in summer league, as he played only 820 minutes last season and struggled with foul trouble.
News: Swanigan will participate on the Kings' summer league team, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Swanigan was dealt to the Kings from the Blazers last season, though that didn't increase his role substantially. He hasn't crossed the 200-minute threshold in either of his first two seasons, giving him something to prove during summer play.
News: Mason is on the Kings' summer league roster, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Mason concluded his sophomore campaign last year. He appeared in 38 games, averaging 5.1 points, 2.2 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 11.4 minutes. He'll look to continue developing his game over the summer.
News: Bagley is on the Kings' summer league roster, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Though Bagley had a productive rookie campaign, he'll look to hone his skills even more during summer league. Playing 62 games last year, he averaged 14.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 block and 1.0 assist across 25.3 minutes.
News: The Kings are preparing to offer Barnes a four-year extension in the $88-90 million range, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Earlier in the month, Barnes declined his $25.1 million player option for next season. It's not clear if he'll take the Kings' proposed extension offer, though it is lucrative. After joining the Kings last season, Barnes averaged 14.3 points on 11.1 shots, plus 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 33.9 minutes.