Sacramento Kings Sign Guard Sam Merrill, Reports Say
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, free agent shooting guard Sam Merrill has reached an agreement to join the Sacramento Kings.
Last season, Merrill played only six games for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was drafted with the 60th pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2020 NBA Draft. For his career, he’s averaged a .400 three-point shooting percentage.
Merrill’s addition puts the Kings roster at 20 players.
Sam Merrill is a great shooter. He has experience in a championship level team, like the Milwaukee Bucks and he's highly motivated. He shot 44.7% from deep in 2020-21 season at Bucks.
— Christos Tsaltas (@Tsaltas46) August 12, 2022
Sam Merrill, still finding his footing in the NBA, holds several records at Utah State, including
- First in career free throw percentage (.891).
- Second in career points (2,197), career assists (477), career 3-point field goals (319) and 3-point field goal attempts (759).
- Fourth in career field goal attempts (1,521), games played (131) and games started (119).
After drafting Keegan Murray with the number four pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the team kicked off free agency by signing Malik Monk. The Kings then traded Maurice Harkless, Justin Holiday, and a protected draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Kevin Huerter.
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