According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Sacramento Kings are signing G League wing Louis King to a two-way contract. The newest member of the Kings will fill Sacramento's second two-way contract next to guard Kyle Guy.
The Sacramento Kings are signing G/F Louis King to a two-way contract, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 30, 2021
King is an undrafted forward out of Oregon who played on a two-way deal with the Detroit Pistons in 2019. He appeared in 10 games for Detroit, averaging 2 points, 1 rebound, and 0.5 assists, while also putting up 15 points and 5 boards in the G League. With the Westchester Knicks in the bubble this year, King neared his previous season averages, but his shooting made him a standout among his counterparts, as he knocked down 45.6% of his 3.3 three-point attempts over 15 appearances.
Taking a flier on a player like King is a savvy move by Monte McNair, as the 22-year old wing was ranked 40th overall by The Athletic's Sam Vecenie heading into the 2019 NBA Draft, and he was projected to go 38th overall by the same publication. Snagging his G League rights heading into next season, as well as his restricted free agent rights, will give Sacramento a free look at a potential NBA rotational wing who just needs some development time and attention.