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June 28, 2014

Fans stay up late to greet Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas’ long day of travel ended nearly two hours later than planned thanks to flight delays, but that didn’t stop a group of fans from welcoming the Kings’ first-round draft pick at Sacramento International Airport shortly after 11 p.m., Friday night.

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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

Nik Stauskas’ long day of travel ended nearly two hours later than planned thanks to flight delays, but that didn’t stop a group of fans from welcoming the Kings’ first-round draft pick at Sacramento International Airport shortly after 11 p.m., Friday night.

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Stauskas will be formally introduced by the team at a press conference Saturday morning at the Kings’ practice facility, but more than two dozen fans decided to greet the 6-foot-6 guard.

Stauskas said he hasn’t spoken to his new teammates yet, except through Twitter.

But he did say he plans to not allow Chris Mullin to beat him in a three-point shooting contest after Mullin won the contest during training camp last year.

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