Kings sign Fredette, second round picks Honeycutt, Thomas


Kings sign Fredette, second round picks Honeycutt, Thomas

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to terms with Jimmer Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Fredette led the NCAA in scoring in 2010-2011, averaging 28.9 points per game.

In the process, Fredette took home several honors including the Naismith, Wooden, and AP National Player of the Year awards.

Additionally, both of the Kings' second round picks, Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas, agreed to contracts as well.

The 6'8" Honeycutt played two seasons at UCLA, and garnered All-Pac-10 honors last season after averaging 13 points and seven rebounds per game.

He shot just over 36 from beyond the arc and registered a team-high 68 blocked shots in 33 games.

Thomas averaged 17 points and six assists for Lorenzo Romar's Washington Huskies a season ago, leading Washington to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

He, too, was an All-Pac-10 selection in '10-'11, and is regarded as one of the best players in Washington Huskies history.

Honeycutt was drafted 35th overall, and Thomas was the 60th, and last player to be drafted.

Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox gets in on the Drive By Dunk Challenge


Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox gets in on the Drive By Dunk Challenge

The Sacramento Kings have had a busy summer with the NBA Draft, free agency and Summer League. Now in the dog days of summer, we've come to the strange times of the offseason. 

Big news is bound to still happen, but this is also the time when new trends take over. The latest is the Drive By Dunk Challenge and Kings rookie De'Aaron Fox joined the party on Sunday.

#DriveByDUNKChallenge 😂😂😂

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At the start of the challenge, everyday people started posting videos of themseleves getting out of cars to dunk on random neighborhood hoops. Now even NBA stars are getting in on the #DriveByDunkChallenge. 

Along with Fox, Anthony Davis and Jaylen Brown have also posted their own videos of the challenge. 

Source: Kings have no interest in De'Aaron Fox-for-Kyrie Irving swap

Source: Kings have no interest in De'Aaron Fox-for-Kyrie Irving swap

SACRAMENTO -- The rumor mill never takes a day off. De’Aaron Fox and his Sacramento teammates were hit with a new round of speculation Sunday morning when a report broke out of Cleveland regarding the Kings interest in All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.

According to Sam Amico, the Kings are expected to offer Fox, along with veteran Kosta Koufos and possibly more for Irving, who is coming off his best season as a pro. The 25-year-old point guard posted 25.2 points and 5.8 assists last season for Cleveland and is under contract for two more seasons with a player option for a third year.

A league source confirmed to NBC Sports California that the Kings have no interest in dealing Fox, who they acquired with the 5th overall selection in June’s NBA Draft. The 19-year-old is considered the future of the franchise at the point guard position and according to the source, any rumor of the team offering him in a deal are false.

Published reports have Irving asking for a trade out of Cleveland. Sacramento was not on Irving’s short list of potential destinations and the likelihood of the Kings coming up with the assets to acquire the four-time All-Star are slim, unless they are willing to completely change course on their rebuild and gut their young core.