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SACRAMENTO, Calif. —- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has reassigned forward Caleb Swanigan to the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings.   

In four games played with Sacramento this season, Swanigan is averaging 0.8 points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), 1.0 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 2.8 minutes per game.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

sacramento kings recall wenyen gabriel and caleb swanigan from stockton kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has recalled forwards Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan from the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings.   

In the Stockton Kings Friday night 113-109 victory over Agua Caliente Clippers, Gabriel scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting, 2-of-3 from three to go along with seven rebounds in 25 minutes.

Swanigan collected a team-high 11 rebounds along with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting and three blocks in 20 minutes of play in Friday night’s win.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

Marvin Bagley III Medical Update

SACRAMENTO, CA – An MRI conducted this morning on Kings forward Marvin Bagley III revealed a non-displaced fracture (right thumb) sustained during Wednesday’s game vs. Phoenix. Bagley is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.

The second year 234 lb. 6-11 Forward out of Duke had earned a starting role in 2019. The Kings had high hope for Bagley coming into the 2019 season after he missed 20-game his rookie year due to injury.

Marvin Bagley III


POS: Forward

HT: 6-11

WT: 234

DOB: 3/14/99

College: Duke

Years: 2

Drafted: 2018

2nd overall – Sacramento

  • Born Marvin Bagley III on Mar. 14, 1999
  • Son of Marvin Bagley Jr. and Tracy Bagley
  • As a native of Durham, N.C. his father played college football at North Carolina A&T
  • Has two brothers, Marcus and Martray
  • Loves to write and record music
  • Played one season of high school basketball with the 2018 No. 1 pick, Deandre Ayton during 2015-16
  • While living in Los Angeles, he volunteered at Hoops with Hear, a non-profit benefitting underprivileged youth.

Suns Blow by Kings In Season Opener 124-95

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PHOENIX SUNS25293238124
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Three Point %34.533.3
Free Throw %65.483.3
Offensive Rebounds129
Defensive Rebounds3535
Total Turnovers2714
Points Off Turnovers356
Fast Break Points1127
Points in Paint3468
Technical Fouls11
Flagrant Fouls00
Largest Lead1132
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Joseph 213–60–14–40114113210
Ferrell 41–21–20–0011000003
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Bogdanovic 221–100–30–0022200122
Ayton 339–140–00–038110410218
Saric 212–71–42–2044011017
Oubre Jr. 308–171–64–42791212121
Booker 3210–172–40–102210013522
Rubio 304–120–23–424611044211
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Sacramento Kings Sign Buddy Hield to Contract Extension

The Sacramento Kings have signed guard Buddy Hield to a multi-year contract extension, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Buddy has made tremendous growth each season since joining the team and we are thrilled that he will remain a King as we continue to build an exciting future here in Sacramento,” said Divac. “He has quickly established himself as an elite shooter in the league and is an important part of our young, dynamic core.”

Hield is entering his fourth season in the NBA and has accrued averages of 14.9 points (.446 FG%, .419 3pt%, .874 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 26.8 minutes per game in 244 games (149 starts) with the New Orleans Pelicans (2016-17) and the Sacramento Kings (2016-current). The sixth overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Pelicans amassed 20.7 points (.458 FG%, .427 3pt%, .886 FT%), 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 31.9 minutes per game as he played all 82 games (all starts) during the 2018-19 campaign for the Kings. Hield set career-highs in points, rebounds and assists per game as well as free-throw percentage.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound guard also set a Kings single-season franchise record for 3-pointers made in 2018-19 with 278 made threes and is one of five players in NBA history with 275 or more 3-point field goals made in a single season. Hield was fourth in the NBA during the 2018-19 season in 3-point field goals made (278) and seventh in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (.427%) while the Bahamian native participated in the 2019 Mtn Dew 3-Point Contest in Charlotte, NC as part of All-Star Saturday Night festivities.

In Kings annals, Hield ranks first in 3-point field goal percentage (.429), fourth in 3-pointers made (513) and third in free-throw percentage among franchise leaders.

Sacramento Kings Demarcus Cousins Named Western Conference Player Of The Week

SACRAMENTO, CA —- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-1 record, averaging 32.5 points (.456 FG%, .474 3PT%, .765 FT%) , 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in 36.3 minutes per game.

Cousins recorded double-doubles in three of the last four games including two of which were 30-point, 10-roubound efforts. He has recorded 30 or more points in the each of the last three games, all Kings wins.

Cousins scored a season-high 40 points in a 111-109 win vs. Brooklyn on 11/13. In the third quarter, Cousins scored 19 straight points for the Kings, the most consecutive points scored in the last 10 seasons by a Kings player.

Currently this season, he is averaging a team-high 28.0 points (.443 FG%, .448 3PT%, .756 FT%), team-high 11.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, team-high 1.3 blocks and 31.9 minutes per game while starting all seven games that he has played in.

This is the third time in his career Cousins has been named Western Conference Player of the Week. The two previous times were Jan. 13, 2014 and Nov. 24, 2014.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Kings Media Relations

Legends Announced As Project Manager For New Sacramento MLS Stadium

Photo by Shawn Jonas

Nationally renowned firm will lead development of proposed downtown stadium for Sacramento Republic FC.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.Sac Soccer and Entertainment Holdings (SSEH) announced today, the hiring of Legends as project manager for the development of a new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Sacramento. SSEH is the parent company of USL franchise Sacramento Republic FC.

The announcement represents a significant step forward in ‘Operation Turnkey,’ an initiative launched by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Republic FC Lead Investor Kevin Nagle to strengthen Sacramento’s bid for a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise. Plans for a new, privately-financed stadium are 100 percent on track, pending the award of MLS expansion rights to Sacramento, and can be ready to open as soon as the 2018 MLS season.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Legends to Operation Turnkey,” said Mayor Johnson. “Sacramento is laser-focused on bringing MLS to our community, and today’s news shows just how serious we are about putting the ball into the back of the net.”

“A strong team just got stronger,” said Republic FC Lead Investor Kevin Nagle. “Legends brings tremendous credibility, expertise, passion and commitment to our group. They understand our market and share our vision for building a world-class stadium worthy of both the MLS and our incredible fans.”

The Legends team will bring both global reach and local expertise to the stadium effort. Current partners include the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Manchester City FC. Locally, Legends partnered in 2010 with the San Francisco 49ers to launch Levi’s Stadium and in 2014 with the Sacramento Kings on a groundbreaking food and beverage program for the upcoming Golden 1 Center. Both the York Family of the 49ers and Kings are key investors in Republic FC on the MLS-level..

“We are extremely excited to have been hired to manage this project,” said Shervin Mirhashemi, President and COO, Legends. “We look forward to working closely with all of the key stakeholders to deliver the visionary stadium that befits all that the City of Sacramento and Republic FC stand for.”

Industry veteran Dale Koger, Legends Senior Vice President of Project Development, will lead Legends’ work on the stadium. Koger and his team will provide extensive experience in key areas of design, planning, engineering, and related activities in stadium predevelopment.

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Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Raley Field Welcomes Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

Unique Doubleheader Saturday July 11 Includes Both WWAST and River Cats Games

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats are honored to welcome the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) to Raley Field this Saturday, July 11. The WWAST will take on the Sacramento All-Stars at 3:30 p.m. in game one of a Raley Field doubleheader. The River Cats will then host their division rivals, the Fresno Grizzlies, at 7:05 p.m.

The WWAST is made up of brave men and women, both veterans and active duty soldiers, from four of the five service branches, who have sustained injuries resulting in amputation. Through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity, and exhibition games across the country.

In what is their first ever visit to Raley Field, the WWAST will take on the Sacramento All-Stars, a team composed of local personalities and celebrities, including retired Sacramento Kings Bobby Jackson, former NFL player Adrian Ross, Sacramento Kings Announcer Scott Moak, KCRA Sports Anchor Lisa Gonzales, Carmichael Dave of CBS Radio, and more. The two teams are set to take the field at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 following a special Missing Man Formation flyover.

Following the WWAST/Sacramento All-Stars game, the “best rivalry in baseball” will continue as the River Cats will host the division-leading Fresno Grizzlies in game four of a five-game set. This will be the final weekend of the 2015 season in which Sacramento will host the Highway 99 Series, as the two teams will square off for a final time in August at Chukchansi Park in Fresno. First pitch for part two of the doubleheader is set for 7:05 p.m.
In addition to functioning as an outlet for veterans and active duty soldiers to compete athletically, the WWAST uses these cross-country games to raise funds for the WWAST Kids Camp, medical research, and rehabilitation equipment. In its third year, the WWAST Kids Camp seeks to empower young boys and girls with amputations. The camps are led by WWAST players, who work as coaches and mentors, helping teach not just softball skills, but more importantly life skills as well.

Tickets for the doubleheader are still available and can be purchased by visiting, selecting “Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Game” and entering the promo code WWAST.

Courtesy to the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations