Keon Ellis on staying ready to help the Kings however possible

Jul 14, 2023, 2:00 PM | Updated: Jul 17, 2023, 2:29 pm

Ish Smith #14 of the Denver Nuggets moves past Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings during the se...

DENVER, CO - APRIL 09: Ish Smith #14 of the Denver Nuggets moves past Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings during the second half at Ball Arena on April 9, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Grace Bradley/Getty Images)

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Earlier this summer, the Sacramento Kings re-signed Keon Ellis to another two-way contract.

Ellis signed his first two-way contract with the organization after going undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft. As a member of the Stockon Kings, Sacramento’s G-League affiliate, he averaged 16.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 44 percent from three-point range.

He spoke with Jason Ross in Las Vegas as the Kings wrap up summer league play. The two discussed the team’s recent games, being more comfortable in his second year, getting more reps with the Stockton Kings and more.

“When you’re up, you’re already learning to stay ready, you’re also learning from things that are going on on the court,” Ellis said. “You got guys like Delly, HB, everybody just is telling me to stay ready, things they’re seeing. Guys like Malik would tell me if I miss a read, that definitely helps me out when I’m with the main team.”

Additional topics discussed include:

  • If the game has slowed down for him going into year two
  • Signing a second two-way contract with the organization
  • Scoring in the NBA
  • What are the Kings looking for in his development
  • His thoughts on the team’s success last season and what needs to happen next season
  • Experiencing Sacramento Kings fans and his favorite moments

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Keon Ellis.

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Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule

  • Friday, July 7 –Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD – 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD – Sacramento Kings training camp begins
  • October TBD – Sacramento Kings preseason begins
  • October TBD – NBA regular season begins

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 11 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140. Subscribe to their podcast here. Follow us on Twitter and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.


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