Sacramento Kings: Mitchell, Queta headline Summer League roster

With the California Classic set to kick off tonight, there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the young squad the Sacramento Kings have assembled for the preseason festivities. While many teams use the NBA Summer League as a time to evaluate veterans and reclamation projects, the Kings seem to have committed to sniffing out a diamond in the rough and hopefully finding a project worth developing with this year’s team.

This year’s draft picks Davion Mitchell and Neemias Queta figure to feature heavily, giving fans a first look at what they can expect when the rookies join the main squad later this year.

Additionally, holdovers from last year’s roster will be joining the team including Jahmi’us Ramsey, Robert Woodard, and Louis King. The notable exclusion of Chimezie Metu, Damian Jones, and Justin James may mean their time with the team has come to an end; however, the fact that Terence Davis is also not on the team despite receiving the qualifying offer casts some doubt on the situation.

Whatever may be the case, we’ll have to follow the situation closely over the coming weeks to get a more accurate picture of who will be on the full 15-man squad come October.

The Sacramento Kings have officially announced the official Summer League roster that will first take the court in the California Classic tonight.

Sacramento Kings Summer League Roster

  • #3 Jahmi’us Ramsey (G)
  • #13 Robert Woodard (F)
  • #15 Davion Mitchell (G)
  • #17 Ade Murkey (G)
  • #18 Derrick Walton (G)
  • #19 Josh Obiesie (G)
  • #23 Louis King (F)
  • #26 Emmanuel Terry (F)
  • #31 Marcus Graves (G)
  • #32 DJ Steward (G)
  • #33 Damien Jefferson (F)
  • #34 Matt Coleman (G)
  • #41 Johnathan Williams (F)
  • #42 Kenny Wooten (F)
  • #43 Alex Antetokoumpo (F)
  • #45 Princepal Singh (F)
  • #88 Neemias Queta (C)

The name that jumps out most when reading this list is undoubtedly Alex Antetokoumpo, who will be temporarily joining the Kings after being a surprising exclusion from the NBA Draft. No team was willing to take a flyer on the two-time MVP’s younger brother, even though Alex has developed into quite the prolific basketball player in his own right.

If he has even an inkling of the talent his older brother has, I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if Sacramento made a move to keep Alex Antetokoumpo with the team moving forward — especially given the Kings’ lack of depth at the forward positions.