Akognon leads Kings to 84-72 win over Lakers


Akognon leads Kings to 84-72 win over Lakers

Former Cal State Fullerton guard Josh Akognon set the pace in the Kings' second of five Summer League games, leading all scorers with 25 points in 21 minutes in the 84-72 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Akognon scored 15 points in Friday's loss.

Thomas Robinson, who the Kings drafted with the fifth overall pick last month, made headlines for all the wrong reasons for his curt interview that followed his eight-turnover debut in the NBA Summer League Friday.

Robinson rebounded Saturday with 14 points and 12 rebounds, committing three turnovers. He played 27 minutes.

Jimmer Fredette scored 15 points, but he did so on 3-of-11 shooting. He was 1-for-6 from distance.

Hassan Whiteside, the only other player currently on the Kings roster, started at center and played 12 minutes, collecting two points, two rebounds and two blocked shots.

The Kings got productivity from Tony Mitchell, who scored eight points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists and came up with two steals in 25 minutes.

The Kings' next Summer League game is on Monday against the Rockets at 3:30 p.m.

Report: Galloway to opt out of deal, opening up more cap space for Kings

Report: Galloway to opt out of deal, opening up more cap space for Kings

SACRAMENTO -- In an unexpected move, published reports have Sacramento Kings guard Langston Galloway opting out of the final year of his contract that would have paid the 25-year-old $5.4 million next season.

Galloway was acquired by the Kings as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal during All-Star weekend. The third-year pro averaged 6.0 points, 1.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 19 games for Sacramento, while shooting a robust 47.5 percent from long range.

With the move, Sacramento moves an estimated $56 million under the salary cap for the 2017-18 season with a team option on Arron Afflalo for $12.5 million with a $1.5 million buyout. If Afflalo isn’t retained, the Kings can move $67 million under the salary cap with just seven players under contract.

Galloway joins a growing list of veterans to leave the Kings since the end of the season. Rudy Gay declined his $14.3 million player option earlier in the month and Sacramento chose to waive forward Anthony Tolliver and pay his $2 million buyout instead of a $8 million contract for next year.

Mike Scotto of BasketballInsiders.com was first with the news.

Report: Kings reject Lakers' offer to swap lottery picks

Report: Kings reject Lakers' offer to swap lottery picks

In their attempt to offer a package to Indiana for Paul George, the Lakers came knocking on the Kings' door.

Unfortunately for Los Angeles, the Kings weren't interested in what they had to offer.

According to TNT, the Lakers offered the No. 2 pick to the Kings for the No. 5 and No. 10 picks.

The Kings reportedly rejected the offer.

The Lakers' plan appearantly was to take one of the two picks acquired from the Kings, package it with the No. 27 and No. 28 picks they owned and a player on their roster in an offer for George.

It appears they'll have to find a different avenue to get George to LA.