California Classic: Sacramento Summer League
July 2-5, 2018
The Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center will host the inaugural California Classic Summer League. From July 2-3 and July 5, 2018, the Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat will play. There will be a total of six games; two per day over the three-day league.
SUMMER LEAGUE LINKS:
• Utah Summer League
• Sacramento Summer League
• Las Vegas NBA Summer League
• NBA Summer League Rosters
As with other NBA-affiliated summer leagues, team rosters in the California Classic Summer League will include rookies selected in the 2018 NBA Draft, many young veterans who were rookies in 2017, and other players not signed to NBA regular season contracts but who play in the G League or overseas and are on the bubble and hoping to land themselves an NBA training camp invite or even better, a regular season contract.
“We’re excited to welcome basketball fans, teams and the NBA to tip-off the summer league season in Sacramento and enjoy the best that Northern California has to offer,” said Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons are a perfect setting for NBA action, blending entertainment, technology, community and basketball.”
The California Classic Kings summer league -- Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 5 -- will feature a double header matchup each day with all four teams participating. There are no games on July 4.
As with other summer leagues, modified game play rules will be in place, including 10-minute quarters.
2018 California Classic Sacramento Summer League Schedule
All Times PT
Monday, July 2
Warriors 79, Heat 68: According to Rotowire, "the Warriors were paced by 19 points and 11 rebounds from Kendrick Nunn, while Damian Jones and Jordan Howard added 14 and 12 points, respectively. Jones also had eight rebounds and an assist but picked up eight fouls in less than 25 minutes of action." And for the Heat, according to Rotowire "Derrick Jones, Jr. was the lone bright spot, as he led all scorers with 24 points, to go with 11 boards."
Kings 98, Lakers 93: Rookie Marvin Bagley III immediately turned heads in this game, scoring 18 and looking loaded with potential. According to Rotowire, "point guard De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals. Power forward Harry Giles III, making his pro debut, added 13 points." And more from Rotowire: "Rookie big man Moritz Wagner scored 23 points to lead the Lakers, though he shot just 6 of 18 from the field. Guard Josh Hart also scored 23 more points, knocking down four of his seven 3-point attempts."
Tuesday, July 3
Heat 89, Lakers 74: In the win for Miami, Derrick Jones Jr had 21 points, five rebounds, three steals and four blocks, Duncan Robinson shot 7-of-9 for 19 points, Yante Maten scored 15, Bam Adebayo grabbed 10 rebounds, and Daryl Macon dished 11 assists. In the loss for Los Angeles, nobody scored above 12 points, and nobody had double-digit rebounds or assists.
Warriors 71, Kings 54: In the win for Golden State, Jacob Evans had 13 points (on 12 shots), Josh Maggette scored 12, and power forward Jordan Bell dished a team-high seven assists. In the loss for Sacramento, Justin Jackson had 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, Frank Mason had 16 points, five assists and three steals, and Marvin Bagley stuggled, scoring 7 points on 3-of-16 shooting, plus seven rebounds.
Wednesday, July 4
No games scheduled
Thursday, July 5
12 p.m. Lakers vs Warriors
2 p.m. Heat vs Kings
We'll post game scores and results, and other key info, here on this page.