July 7, 2018, 4:55 pm
The No. 1 and No. 2 picks will face off against each other on the second day of the Las Vegas Summer League as the Kings and Marvin Bagley III take on the Suns and Deandre Ayton.
After dropping their final two games in the California Classic the Kings look to get back in the win-column in their head to head matchup with Phoenix.
After the final game of the Classic was played at the Golden 1 Center on Thursday, the Kings added a pair of locals in Cody Demps and Ike Iroegbu.
The two recent additions will be featured along with a lineup filled with plenty of NBA experience.
Second-year players Frank Mason and Justin Jackson will more than likely see a heavy dosage of minutes to begin the Summer League, but could potentially see their playing time trimmed as the summer goes on.
Harry Giles will make his Las Vegas debut for Sacramento after missing all of last season. Giles closed out the California Classic with an impressive double-double performance and will have a tough task of trying to contain the top draft pick overall of this season in Ayton.
Giles will more than likely receive help from the Kings’ top pick Bagley. Bagley was quiet in the team’s final game at Golden 1 on Thursday. After having a good first game, Bagley looked less impressive in the following two games, but it’s way too early for Sacramento to worry about that.
Along with names which are well known amongst most Kings fans are names like Matt Jones, who averaged more than 10 points per game in 50 contests with the Reno Bighorns last year.
Cam Reynolds had an impressive finale on Thursday as he cashed in on 3-of-4 long balls and finished with 11 points in 16 minutes of action.
Projected Starting Lineup:
PG – Frank Mason III
SG – Justin Jackson
SF – Cam Reynolds
PF – Harry Giles
C – Marvin Bagley III
How to Watch:
When: 7:30 p.m. ET