Develop: Keon Ellis
Keon Ellis is coming off a rookie season primarily spent in the G League, but his impressive play gives us hope for his future in Sacramento. The 23-year-old guard appeared in just 16 games for Sacramento but signed a new two-way contract to stay with the Kings.
In 23 games last season for the Stockton Kings, Ellis averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.6 steals with impressive 51/44/78 shooting splits.
The 6’3″ guard could easily translate to NBA play if he was needed and has the potential to be a valuable backup guard for Sacramento. Keon Ellis was impressive in the NBA Summer League, showing off his scoring ability and defensive prowess.
In the 2024 off-season, the Kings’ backup backcourt, Davion Mitchell and Malik Monk, could potentially be free agents, and Keon Ellis could step up in a more prominent role if needed. While he will likely spend most of next season in Stockton, Ellis’ development could be the best thing to happen to the Kings since De’Aaron Fox’s uprising.
The undrafted guard out of Alabama has a high upside, and the Sacramento Kings need to hold onto him for as long as possible.