Sacramento Kings Continue Offseason Overhaul with Three More Signings


The Sacramento Kings will have a very different look to their roster when the 2015-2016 season rolls around. The team has already added playmaking point guard Rajon Rondo, backup big man Kosta Koufus, and shooting guard Marco Belinelli through free agency, and drafted an impact big man in Willie Cauley-Stein.

The Kings continued their offseason overhaul by officially signing three more players on Wednesday.

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It’ll be a family affair when the Kings and the Golden State Warriors get together next season. The Kings signed Seth Curry, the younger brother of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, to a two-year worth just a tad under $2 million.

The younger Curry opened a lot of eyes with an outstanding performance during the Las Vegas Summer League while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans’ squad. He led the circuit in scoring, averaging 24.3 points per contest while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 87.8 percent from the charity stripe.

Curry has also shown his scoring penchant during his D-League career as well. In 81 games (79 starts) over the past two seasons, Curry owns averages of 21.9 points and five assists, all while shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 89.6 percent from the free throw line.

The 2014-2015 season was particularly impressive, as Curry totaled 23.8 points per game, and was very efficient shooting the ball. He shot 48.4 percent from the field, 46.7 percent on threes, and 92.6 percent on free throws.

Curry has limited NBA experience, as he appeared in two games in the 2013-2014 season, one each with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies, and two games last season with the Phoenix Suns. Overall in 21 minutes in the NBA, Curry has scored three points (on a three-pointer, it runs in the family), grabbed three rebounds, tallied two steals, and one assist.

Curry slots in as the third point guard behind Rondo and Darren Collison, and provides the Kings with a solid three-point option off the bench.

And of course, big brother was very excited for little brother.

The Kings also added some depth at forward by signing Quincy Acy and Duje Dukan. Acy, the 37th overall pick in the 2012 draft, played with the Kings during the 2013-2014 season, and averaged 2.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in about 14 minutes per game.

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Last year, Acy set a laundry list of career-highs with the New York Knicks. He averaged 5.9 points, 4.4 boards, and 2.7 assists in 18.9 minutes per contest over 68 games, all of which were the best marks of his career.

Acy gained some notoriety last season, as he was ejected during a Christmas Day contest with the Washington Wizards after fouling, and then punching Wizards’ point guard John Wall. The punch wasn’t unprovoked, as Wall did get up and give Acy a hearty shove. It wasn’t exactly a knockout blow, ending up as more of a glancing shot, but Acy was still subsequently suspended. Not exactly the Christmas present he was looking for, presumably.

Kings’ superstar DeMarcus Cousins is happy to be reunited with his former teammate.

Dukan, a 6’10” power forward from Croatia, was an undrafted free agent who played on last year’s national champion Wisconsin Badgers. He played four years with Wisconsin, and in 97 games, he averaged 3.1 point and 1.8 rebounds in just over 10 minutes.

Dukan played in the Summer League for the Kings, and played well enough to earn a contract. He put up 9.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per games, all while shooting a team-best 41.7 percent from long distance.

These three signing will likely close the books on the Kings’ offseason, and it was quite a pleasant offseason for Kings’ fans. The team has more talent than they’ve had in a few years, and things are really looking up for the team in the upcoming season.

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