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Kings sign David Stockton, son of John, to multi-year contract


The Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Fame point guard and all-time NBA assists and steals leader John Stockton, to a contract through next season, the team announced in a press release:

The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has signed David Stockton through the 2015-16 season. The Kings had previously signed Stockton to a 10-day contract on February 20.

A day later, Stockton made his NBA debut at the STAPLES Center against the Los Angeles Clippers. He recorded one point (0-2 FG, 1-1 FT), two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes off the bench in his lone appearance with the Kings.

Stockton, a 5-11, 165-pound guard, averaged 20.1 points (.461 FG%, .398 3pt%, .824 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 2.5 steals and 30.5 minutes per game in 43 contests of which he started 38 for the Sacramento Kings NBA D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns in 2014-15. Stockton recorded two triple-doubles, a 36-point, 10-rebound, 14-assist performance against Idaho on March 22 and a 26-point, 10-rebound, 15-assist effort vs. Bakersfield on March 31. Eight times he scored 30 or more points, including a career-high 44 points on March 4 vs. Rio Grande. He had 21 point-assist double-doubles, including a 37-point, 22-assist game against Texas on March 6. Among D-League leaders, he ranked 11th in scoring, third in assists and second in steals per game. Undrafted, Stockton was selected by the Maine Red Claws in the third round of the 2014 NBA Development League Draft on November 1, 2014. He was later traded to the Reno Bighorns on draft night.

Like his father, Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, he played collegiately at Gonzaga (2010-11 – 2013-14).

Stockton will probably get plenty of opportunity to play in the Kings’ final three games of the year, and he’ll have a chance to earn a spot in the rotation next year after Summer League and training camp.

DeMarcus Cousins out Tuesday night. Is he done for season?

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There have been rumors the Kings are considering shutting DeMarcus Cousins down for the season. That said, he’s had a couple trieple-doubles recently and has looked like a beast, so would they really?

Well, they are Tuesday night. From the Kings’ official release:

DeMarcus Cousins has been added to the team’s injury report with a sore right foot and is OUT tonight against Minnesota.

This is the first game of a back-to-back for the Kings, so don’t bet on him playing against Utah Wednesday either.

I guess this means we get to see the Sim Bhuller era start in Sacramento.

In other news Rudy Gay is now probable for the Kings Thursday night, having recovered from his concussion.

Kings’ Carl Landry suspended one game for leaving bench during altercation

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You can argue that veteran Carl Landry was doing the right thing, stepping in to stop two guys squaring off, but that doesn’t matter. Leave the bench during an incident on the court and you get suspended. Ask Amar’e Stoudemire about it.

Landry did just that Sunday, came off the bench to step between a potential “fight” (come on, it’s the NBA, there are no real fights), and now the league has spoken. Sacramento’s Landry has been suspended one game without pay and will sit out Tuesday when the Kings face the Timberwolves.

The incident happened with 6:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, Landry was celebrating a bucket and had stepped onto the court a little as players do. The Kings’ Derrick Williams had become tied up with Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Williams pushed Gobert then they bumped chests. Landry was nearby and stepped in to separate them.

That’s going to cost him a game, good intentions or no.

In the past four games, Landry had averaged about 15 minutes and 7 points a game for the Kings off the bench.