Kings Sign Two Former Lakers

After stealing free agent Malik Monk earlier this summer, the Sacramento Kings have dipped into the Los Angeles Lakers' recent past once again to help fill out their roster ahead of training camp. 

Kent Bazemore and Quinn Cook are heading up the coast to join the Kings for camp when it opens next week. 

33-year-old wing Bazemore spent 39 fairly unremarkable games with the Lakers last season, averaging just 3.4 points in about 14 minutes of action per game. He can get hot from three-point land, if given the chance. He hit on 36.3% of his long-distance shots last season, and 40.8% the year before in Golden State. 

Bazemore is now back to the scene of some success for him. He spent 25 games with the Kings in 2019-20, where he averaged 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in about 23 minutes of action per game. He also fired threes at a 38.4% clip. 

The 29-year-old point guard, Cook, last played in the NBA in the 2020-21 season, splitting his time between the Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's averaged 6.4 points in his five years in the league, and has shot well from distance. He shot threes at a 42.3% clip in 2020-21, while averaging 40.8% overall throughout his five-year career. 

The Kings now have a full 20-man roster heading into camp, and will have a slew of spots up for grabs to get down to their 15-man regular season squad.

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