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Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac discusses the team's plans heading into the June 22 NBA draft, including his confidence level in the kind of players who will be available at Nos. 5 and 10 overall.
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Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac discusses the team's plans heading into the June 22 NBA draft, including his confidence level in the kind of players who will be available at Nos. 5 and 10 overall.

The Kings will begin NBA Summer League play July 7 against the Phoenix Suns at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, the NBA announced Thursday.

The Kings will face the Memphis Grizzlies on July 9 and the Los Angeles Lakers on July 10 before tournament play begins July 12 to determine the champion.

The NBA Summer League ends with a championship game July 17. The Kings won the Las Vegas title in 2014. The NBA also holds a summer tournament in Orlando, Fla.

The Kings’ summer squad is expected to include all the rookies from last season and the team’s selections from next Thursday’s NBA draft.

There have been solid NBA players drafted with the fifth pick, including some Hall of Famers and ex-Kings. Here's a look at a few notable players.

Jason Jones: @mr_jasonjones, read more about the team at sacbee.com/kings.

Kings summer league schedule

July 7 – Phoenix, 7:30 p.m., at Thomas & Mack Center, ESPN2

July 9 – Memphis, 7 p.m., at Cox Pavilion, NBA TV

July 10 – L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m., at Thomas & Mack Center, NBA TV

▪ Summer league tournament beings July 12, top eight seeds have a bye and play July 13.

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