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While we wait for the NBA Draft and free agency process to begin in the coming weeks, let’s look back at some memorable Sacramento Kings moments that took place on this date in the past.

May 15, 2003 – NBA Western Conference Semifinals – Game 6

Kings 115, Mavericks 109 (Series tied 3-3)

While it seemed as if Chris Webber’s devastating knee injury would end Sacramento’s season, the Kings hit back in a big way during Game 6 as four players scored 20 points or more to force a Game 7 and send the series back to Dallas.

Peja Stojakovic scored 17 of his 24 points during the second half while also pulling down ten rebounds during Sacramento’s 115-109 win at ARCO Arena.

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Vlade Divac scored 21 points during the win while shooting nine-of-17 from the field over 34 minutes.

Doug Christie stuffed the stat-sheet, scoring 20 points (10-of-11 from the free-throw line) to go along with nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal over 44 minutes.

Reigning Sixth Man of the Year award winner Bobby Jackson added 21 points off the bench, while Jim Jackson posted a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double.

When is the next Sacramento Kings off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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