Daum, a 6-foot-9 forward, had a fantastic game to keep the Kings close on Tuesday. Coming off the bench, Daum put up 22 points and 7 rebounds, shooting 7-12 from the field and knocking down a team-high five three-point shots.
Daum, 27, went undrafted in 2019 out of South Dakota State and has had an interesting career with short stints in the G League, as well as time overseas. Daum proved he has lots to offer a team, but it may not be with the Kings for the upcoming season.
Daum played some at center for the Kings in the summer league, but his height likely means he will only be a four and possibly a three in the NBA. With the Kings’ roster being pretty strong at his position there might just not be a spot for Daum with the Kings.
Hopefully, Daum gets a chance at the league, whether it is with the Kings or not, especially if he keeps performing well in the Summer League.
It’s no surprise – Jordan Ford needs to be signed to a contract immediately. Ford, a Sacramento native, has dominated the past few games – and he didn’t slow down Tuesday night.
Ford finished Tuesday’s game with a team-high 25 points, game-high 8 assists, and 1 rebound. Ford shot 9-16 from the field and 4-7 from three. You can see some of his highlights below:
Ford is looking to fill in the third-string point guard spot on the Kings’ roster, and with his continued dominance – even in losses – it only makes sense he will get that contract soon.