Category Archives: Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings Statement On NBA Suspending Season

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Sacramento Kings released the following statement:

“The health and safety of our fans, employees, players, partners and community has always been, and will always be, our top priority. While we are disappointed the season has been suspended, we fully support the NBA’s decision to postpone games. We will continue to stay in contact with the league, local, state and federal health authorities and medical experts as we closely monitor this public health crisis. During this period of increased focus on public health because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we ask that everyone continue to practice healthy habits as outlined by the CDC. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our fans and community as we face this unprecedented situation together.” 

The Kings also announced that tickets already purchased for a postponed game will be honored when the game is rescheduled. If games are not played or played in an empty-arena, fans will have the option to receive a credit for a future game or a refund. Fans can visit StocktonKings.com where ticket and future schedule information will be announced.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS DROP GAME TO RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS 132-114

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (13-9), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, fell to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (7-18), the NBA G League affiliate of the Houston Rockets 132-114, to start off their four-game home stand. Rio Grande guard Michael Frazier scored a game-high 32 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Stockton guard Isaiah Canaan led the team with 24 points, shooting 60% from three-point range.

The Vipers started the game hot with a five-point lead and would keep it for the rest of the game. By the seven-minute mark, they outscored the Kings 14-2. In the first quarter, Rio Grande shot 58.3% from the field to help them finish the quarter ahead 34-21. In the second quarter, Rio Grande would go on a 14-0 run to extend their lead to as much as 26 points over Stockton. The first half would end with a score of 72-52, with the Vipers in the lead.

In the first half, Frazier scored 11 of his 32 points. Center Ray Spalding and guard Sindaruis Thornwell each added 10 points a piece for Rio Grande Valley. Stockton center Eric Mika posted 12 points and seven rebounds in the first half. 

In the third quarter, Rio Grande Valley saw their biggest lead of the game, leading Stockton by 32 points, with the score 96-64 at the five-minute mark. Also in the third quarter, Frazier scored 16 points for Rio Grande Valley. Forward Cody Demps added 11 points for Stockton.

In the fourth quarter, Canaan scored 11 of his 26 points. Stockton would fight to trail by 14 points, with the score at 113-99 with eight minutes remaining in regulation. The Vipers would keep hold of the lead to take home the 132-114 victory. 

Canaan led Stockton with 24 points shooting 6-of-10 from three-point range, seven assists, and three rebounds. Mika contributed a double-double in his first game back with Stockton with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Demps added 23 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. 

For Rio Grande, Spalding posted a double-double ending the game with 14 points, and 12 rebounds – 11 from the defensive end. Forward William Howard added 17 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. 

Stockton will play their next three games at Stockton Arena starting on Saturday, January 11 to host the Iowa Wolves at 7 p.m. They will then host the Austin Spurs on Tuesday, January 14 and Oklahoma City on Friday, January 17  with both games tipping off at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at StocktonKings.com/Tickets

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS ACQUIRE FORWARD ERIC MIKA

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings, the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, announced today they have acquired forward Eric Mika

Mika was acquired by Stockton at the start of the season before taking his talents to the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. While with Xinjiang Guanghui Mika played in seven games (three starts) and averaged 19.9 points (.561 FG%), 11.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. 

While with the Stockton Kings the 6-10 forward appeared in six games and averaged 19.0 points (.562 FG%), 15.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. 

Jalen Reynolds has left the team to pursue other opportunities.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

TEXAS LEGENDS SNAP STOCKTON KINGS HOME GAME WINNING STREAK WITH 125-115 VICTORY

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (12-6), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, fell to the Texas Legends (11-8), the NBA G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, by a score of 125-115, ending their home-game winning streak. Texas guard Brandon Fields had a game-high 26 points and 14 assists to give Stockton their first home loss of the season. Stockton was led by returning guards Cody Demps and Gabe Vincent who scored 25 points apiece.

Texas started the game with a 5-0 lead over Stockton. Demps answered with two back-to-back three-pointers. In the first half, Stockton shot 53% (10-of-19) from three-point range with Vincent shooting 4-of-9 from beyond the arch. Texas scored 46 of their 69 first-half points from inside the paint and led Stockton 69-59 at the half. 

Texas’s lead was by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, when they led 83-65 at the eight-minute mark. A three-pointer by Stockton guard Isaiah Canaan brought the score to 123-115 with 53.1 seconds remaining in regulation, but the Stockton Kings could not catch up.

Demps led Stockton with 25 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Vincent also scored 25 points, shooting 6-of-12 from three-point range, adding six rebounds and two steals. 

Texas saw seven players in double figures with Texas guard Dakota Mathias and center Moses Brown each scoring 22 points. Legends forward Antonius Cleveland added 13 points, 10 rebounds including nine on the defensive end, and three steals.

On Saturday, December 28, the Stockton Kings will celebrate Star Wars Night as they take on the Santa Cruz Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Arena. Stockton will host a toy drive to benefit the Table Community Foundation, and fans who donate a new unwrapped toy at the arena will receive a free ticket to the game.

Match Recap 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.   

During the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase in Las Vegas from Dec. 19-22, Gabriel recorded totals of 36 points on 13-of-24 shooting, 3-of-9 from three and 5-of-5 at the free throw line, to go along with 23 rebounds and five blocked shots in two victories for the Stockton Kings.

In Las Vegas, Swanigan totaled 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and 2-of-3 from the free throw line in a 127-120 victory vs. Delaware Blue Coats on Dec. 19 while adding 13 rebounds.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

Sacramento KINGS ASSIGN WENYEN GABRIEL TO STOCKTON KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has assigned forward Wenyen Gabriel to the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings.   

Gabriel is averaging 2.3 points (.313 FG%, 5-9 FT), 1.1 rebounds, and 6.7 minutes per game in seven games for Sacramento this season.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

Stockton KINGS ASSIGN CALEB SWANIGAN TO STOCKTON KINGS

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

Swanigan is averaging 0.6 points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), 1.0 rebounds and 2.6 minutes per game in five games for Sacramento this season.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS ACQUIRE JALEN REYNOLDS

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings, the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, announced today they have acquired forward Jalen Reynolds off waivers. 

Reynolds played in NBA Las Vegas Summer League with the Toronto Raptors in 2018. He played in three games and averaged 6.0 points (.500 FG%, 1-1 3pt, 3-3 FT), and 3.0 rebounds per game. 

The Xavier product most recently played overseas for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, who are part of the Chinese CBA League. He appeared in five games (one start) for the Lions, averaging 14.0 points (.453 FG%, 11-11 FT), 10 rebounds and 2.5 assists. 

The Stockton Kings are back home on Tuesday, December 17 to host the South Bay Lakers. Tickets for this game can be purchased at StocktonKings.com.

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Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

Stockton Kings Isaiah Wright Medical Update

Stockton, Calif. – Today, the Stockton Kings, the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings announced that guard Isaiah Wright has suffered a scaphoid fracture in his right hand and will be out for the remainder of the season. 

Wright, a first-year guard out of San Diego appeared in seven games (six starts) for Stockton and averaged 5.3 (.467 FG%, .500 3pt%, .333 FT%), 4.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

Sacramento KINGS REASSIGN CALEB SWANIGAN TO STOCKTON KINGS

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