2017: Sacramento Kings rookie Harry Giles: ‘There’s no rush for me. It’s a process.’
The Kings announced the California Classic Summer League will be held July 2, 3, and 5 at Golden 1 Center.
The three days of summer league games will feature double headers on both days featuring the Kings, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. All the teams will also participate in NBA summer league in Las Vegas, which begins July 6.
That means Harry Giles, who was held out his rookie season while recovering from knee injuries, will make his summer league debut July 2 against the Lakers. The Kings selected Giles 20th overall in the 2017 NBA draft out of Duke and used last season to get his body ready for the rigors of the NBA.
For the Kings, this is another opportunity to showcase their new arena and continue their pledge to be more involved in the community.
“We’re excited to welcome basketball fans, teams and the NBA to tip-off the summer league season in Sacramento and enjoy the best that Northern California has to offer,” Kings owner and chairman Vivek Ranadivé said in a statement. “Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons are a perfect setting for NBA action, blending entertainment, technology, community and basketball.”
Kings season-ticket holders have early access to a three-day pass for each game. Also on sale now are one-day passes for groups of at least 10 which start at $18. Tickets for the general public go on sale May 17 on the Kings' website.
The Kings will also use the week to continue their commitment to investing in Sacramento's black communities through the Sacramento Kings Foundation and their partnership with the Build. Black. Coalition by hosting a youth forum before the California Classic.
The partnership came about after protests after the shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police officers, which sparked protests that kept fans from attending two Kings games.