Sacramento Kings sign Jordan Ford to two-way contract
Sep 14, 2023, 3:47 PM | Updated: 3:48 pm
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Just two days removed from signing Folsom product Jordan Ford to a training camp contract, the Sacramento Kings have inked the guard to a deal for the 2023-24 season.
According to TNT’s Chris Haynes, the Kings have signed Ford to a two-way contract for this upcoming season in a move that gives Sacramento a third-string point guard behind reigning Clutch Player of the Year De’Aaron Fox and Davion Mitchell.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 14, 2023
With Ford now on a two-way contract, the Kings have filled all three of their two-way contracts for the season:
- Jordan Ford, a guard with the ability to score in bunches
- Keon Ellis, a shooting guard with impressive defensive skills and a developing jumper
- Rookie forward Jalen Slawson, a lengthy forward-center combo that can play on both sides of the ball
Sacramento now has one full roster spot remaining as we move within three weeks of training camp.
Original story from Tuesday, September 12th
Shortly following the report that the Sacramento Kings had waived centers Nerlens Noel and Neemias Queta, the team announced that they had added a player into the fold for training camp.
Sacramento has signed Folsom native and Saint Mary’s product Jordan Ford to a training camp deal, per FOX 40’s Sean Cunningham.
Ford has a chance to secure the Kings’ final two-way contract as the team searches for a third-string option behind star point guard De’Aaron Fox and defensive specialist Davion Mitchell.
After spending the past three seasons in the G-League and averaging 12.6 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game on 48/41/84 shooting splits, Ford could be ready for a shot at the NBA level as a third-string option behind Fox and Mitchell.
Ford stood out during NBA Summer League play in July, where he averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 49 percent from the field.
During an interview with Sactown Sports 1140’s Jason Ross in July, Ford stated that playing for his hometown team is something that he has always envisioned.
“I envisioned myself actually being on the [Kings],” Ford said of his childhood hoop dreams. “Hopefully, I can make that happen soon.”
Ford’s dreams could soon be a reality as he has the inside edge of securing a two-way roster spot once training camp opens up on October 3rd.
Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Preseason Schedule
- Sunday, October 8th – Sacramento Kings @ Toronto Raptors – 5 PM PST (Preseason Opener)
- Wednesday, October 11th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7 PM PST (in Anaheim, CA)
- Sunday, October 15th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
- Wednesday, October 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
- Thursday, October 19th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7 PM PST
Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule
- Tuesday, October 24th – NBA regular season begins
- Wednesday, October 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz – 6 PM (Season Opener)
- Friday, October 27th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM (Home Opener)