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Sacramento Kings announce California Classic matchups

Jun 18, 2024, 8:17 AM | Updated: 8:24 am

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The Sacramento Kings have announced their matchups and tip-off times for the 2024 California Classic at Golden 1 Center.

According to a release issued by the Kings on Monday, Sacramento will face the Chinese National Team on Saturday, July 6th (7:30 PM PDT), the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, July 7th (7:00 PM PDT), and the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, July 9th (7:00 pm PDT).

Single-day tickets begin at $29 plus fees for lower-level seats to two games and can be selected at Kings.com/CAClassic.

Per the release, rosters will be released “at a later date,” likely in the days following next week’s 2024 NBA Draft.

According to CBS 13’s Jake Gadon, two Sacramento teams will participate in the Classic. One will play at Golden 1 Center, while another squad will travel to San Francisco for games at Chase Center on July 6th and 7th.

More on the California Classic

The sixth annual California Classic Summer League will feature three days of game play at Golden 1 Center presented by Ticketmaster on July 6, 7 and 9 with the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets and Chase Center on July 6, 7 and 10 with the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat.

The Summer League will include a total of twelve games featuring rookies selected in the 2024 NBA Draft, sophomores and athletes competing to make NBA and G League regular season rosters.

The event will culminate in a final Northern California battle featuring the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on July 10. Similar to other Summer League matches, modified game play rules will be in place, including 10-minute quarters. In addition, the three days will include exciting family friendly entertainment.

Release courtesy of the Sacramento Kings communications team – May 8, 2024

The Kings, who will likely own the 13th pick in June’s NBA Draft, will put some of their up-and-coming talent on display during the upcoming Summer League.

Franchise legend Doug Christie is expected to lead the Summer League team as head coach, while 2023 draft pick Colby Jones and–if they keep this year’s pick–a 2024 first-round selection will take the floor at Golden 1 Center.

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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