Former Bulls center says Kings ‘are getting a Hall of Famer’ in DeMar DeRozan

Jul 9, 2024, 6:48 AM

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 12: DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates after defeating the Toron...

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All eyes are on the Sacramento Kings following the stunning move to acquire six-time All-Star forward DeMar DeRozan from the Chicago Bulls.

Stacey King, former Bulls center and current analyst for NBC Sports Chicago, joined The Drive Guys’ Kevin Gleason and Kyle Draper to share his thoughts on DeRozan’s decision to join the Kings, explain why he feels the move is going to benefit Sacramento, and much more.

Plus: King dives into the trade from Chicago’s perspective as the Bulls go through a re-build.

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Topics Discussed: DeMar DeRozan

  • What was Stacey’s reaction when he heard the news that DeMar was going to Sacramento?
  • “He’s going to give you elements that [the Kings] haven’t had… His mid-range is silky smooth.”
  • DeRozan’s playmaking is an underrated aspect of his game
  • “He’s a future Hall of Famer. You guys are getting a future Hall of Famer.”
  • What kind of locker room guy is DeRozan? Will he mesh with this Sacramento roster?
  • “Your young players are going to gravitate towards him.”
  • How will DeRozan fit with the Kings basketball-wise?
  • “He’s actually a two. Mike [Brown] is going to have to be creative.”
  • King speaks about DeRozan’s character
  • “He’s a team guy. He’s never going to throw anybody under the bus… He’s a very good guy to have on your team when you want to talk about character.”
  • How valuable is DeRozan’s mid-range game?

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The 2024 California Classic will continue on Tuesday night as the Kings face the Charlotte Hornets at Golden 1 Center.

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Sacramento Kings 2024 Summer Schedule

California Classic | Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA

  • Tuesday, July 9th – vs. Charlotte Hornets – 7:00 PM PDT

California Classic | Chase Center | San Francisco, CA

  • Wednesday, July 10th – vs. Golden State Warriors – 7:00 PM PDT

NBA 2K25 Summer League | Thomas & Mack Center/Cox Pavilion | Las Vegas, NV

  • Friday, July 12th – @ Memphis Grizzlies – 3:00 PM PDT (NBA TV)
  • Monday, July 15th – vs. Utah Jazz – 7:00 PM PDT (ESPNU)
  • Wednesday, July 17th – @ New York Knicks – 12:30 PM PDT (NBA TV)
  • Thursday, July 18th – vs. Washington Wizards – 4:00 PM PDT (ESPN)
  • Final game TBD

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • 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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