Kings officially lock up their guys

Kings officially lock up their guys

UPDATE (Monday at 2:45pm) -- The Kings on Monday afternoon officially announced the signings of free agents Vince Carter, George Hill and Zach Randolph, the team announced.


The Sacramento Kings took care of some housekeeping Saturday afternoon when they officially announced the signing all three of their first round selections. De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson and Harry Giles are locked up and in Las Vegas with the team for Summer League.

Fox and Jackson played well in the team’s opening night loss to the Phoenix Suns. Fox flashed his elite speed that he was known for at Kentucky, finishing the night with 18 points, four assists and five steals in 27 minutes of action. He is slated to start the season sharing time with veteran free agent addition George Hill at the point guard position.

Jackson lit up the Suns for 14 of his 18 points in the first half Friday night. The 22-year-old out of North Carolina has drawn rave reviews during the Kings’ mini-camp building up to Summer League and will play minutes at the small forward position this season for Sacramento.

Giles was noticeably missing from the lineup against Phoenix. The 19-year-old big man played sparingly at Duke last season after undergoing knee surgery. While he is healthy enough to play, the Kings have decided to take it slow with the rookie first rounder, who suffered ACL tears to both knees during his high school years. He is not expected to play in Las Vegas this week.

Report: Kings meeting with former Magic, Warriors exec


Report: Kings meeting with former Magic, Warriors exec

In their search for Scott Perry's replacement, the Kings have spoken with the former GM of the Orlando Magic.

Otis Smith, who served as the Magic GM from 2006 to 2012, reportedly met with the Kings about their recently-vacated VP of basketball operations job.

News of the meeting for was first reported by ESPN.

Perry left the Kings this month to become the GM of the Knicks.

Smith has ties to Northern California. As a player, Smith's rights were sold by the Nuggets to the Warriors in 1987. He played in 137 games over two seasons with the Warriors.

After his playing days were over, Smith joined the Warriors' front office as the executive director of basketball operations.

Currently, Smith is the director of player development and an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.

Report: Deal in China for ex-Kings guard worth more than his NBA minimum


Report: Deal in China for ex-Kings guard worth more than his NBA minimum

Jimmer Fredette is reportedly going back to China.

Fredette agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks worth $1.8 million annually, according to David Pick.

Fredette has accrued five years of NBA service.

The minimum NBA salary for Fredette in 2017-18 would be...


The Kings selected Fredette with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

He averaged 7.6 points per game as a rookie and 7.2 points in Year 2.

Sacramento waived Fredette in February 2014.

Over 50 games with the Pelicans in 2014-15, he averaged 3.6 points per game and shot below 19 percent from deep.

He did not see any action against the Warriors in the opening round of the 2015 playoffs.

In China last year, Fredette averaged 37.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.

He scored 73 points on Feb. 19.